Top CyberSecurity News For 25th May 2016

  1. Insure against a cyberwhat now? How the heck do we crunch those numbers?.From The Register. The head of a UK industry insurance organisation has called for the government to create a database where companies would be obliged to “record details of cyber attacks”. Insurers are struggling to assess premiums for newly introduced cyber insurance policies in the absence of background info, according to the head of the Association of British Insurers (ABI). Insufficient data was inhibiting the growth of the industry.
  2. Which Cybersecurity Data Should You Trust? From McAfee Labs. We are constantly battered by cybersecurity data, reports, and marketing collateral—and we shouldn’t treat all of this information equally. Security data has inherent limitations and biases, which result in varying value and relevance in how it should be applied. It is important to understand which data is significant and how best to allow it to influence your decisions. A tsunami of security metrics, reports, analyses, blogs, papers, and articles vie for our attention. Sources range from reporters, researchers, professional security teams, consultants, dedicated marketing groups, and even security-operations people who are adding data, figures, and opinions to the cauldron. We are flooded with data and opinions.
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