5 Tips for a Successful Bug Bounty Program Paper

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Most IT security spending focuses on minimizing the effects of an attack or a breach. Detection, mitigation, threat analysis and network defenses all have their place.  

However only finding bugs before they are exploited can prevent a breach from ever happening. Launching a bug bounty program has become a proven way that companies have been able to protect their users.

Simply put, bug bounty programs allow companies to offer rewards to hackers when the hacker is the first to find a bug. Running these programs is simple, but there are still best practices. HackerOne outlines some of they best ways to run a bug bounty program with little time and money while still getting great results.

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Anatomy of a Healthcare Data Breach

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The stark reality all healthcare industry executives must face is that their organization will likely experience a data breach. The only questions are: When will it happen, how pervasive will it be, and how much will it cost them to remediate the problem?

Large breaches at organizations like Anthem Health, Community Health Systems and Advocate Medical Group represent a rapidly increasing number of healthcare organizations that have suffered expensive, disruptive, and embarrassing security problems.

Consider this starting fact: The healthcare industry represented 44% of all security breaches during 2013, making it the number-one industry for data breaches according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.

Why? A big reason is the economic value of patient data. Experts believe that Protected Health Information (PHI) is now worth 50 times more to hackers than credit cards or Social Security numbers, due to PHI's susceptibility to identity theft, fraud, and stolen prescriptions.

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Detecting DDoS: Attacks with Infrastructure Monitoring

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In recent years, hacking has evolved from single-source Denial of Service (DoS) attacks to Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks, which strike from thousands of unique IPs. These disturbances can be created cheaply and easily and can take a service offline or shut a business down completely. According to an industry report conducted by Compare the Cloud:
  • 36% of all IT professionals are not confident in their current DDoS protection
  • A DDoS attack could cost your business $40,000 per hour
  • 43% of IT professionals cite loss of consumer trust as an outcome of DDoS attacks
Don't just be another statistic added to the list. Learn how to detect DDoS attacks by utilizing infrastructure monitoring.

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