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Commercial IoT: Big Trouble in Small Devices
Commentary  |  3/28/2017  | 
There are endless scenarios where hackers could wreak havoc on the industrial Internet of Things. Theres also a readily available solution called HIP.
How Identity Deception Increases the Success of Ransomware
Commentary  |  3/28/2017  | 
As scammers hone their skills, their handiwork looks more credible to intended victims, making a successful ransomware scam more likely.
Symantec Seeks to Quell CA Customer Concerns over Google Warning
Quick Hits  |  3/27/2017  | 
Exec at Symantec spells out what company will do if Google follows through on its proposed plans to degrade trust in Symantec certs.
This Week On Dark Reading: Event Calendar
Commentary  |  3/27/2017  | 
Ransomware remediation and recovery this week, with clouds on the horizon.
40% of Discarded Digital Devices Contain Personal Data
Quick Hits  |  3/27/2017  | 
NAID study of 250 devices in resale markets found tablets contained the most recoverable personal information.
Cybercriminals Exploit March Madness Frenzy
Quick Hits  |  3/27/2017  | 
Users are clicking on dubious links to stream matches and exposing confidential data to hackers, says Zscaler.
5 Ways CISOs Could Work Better with Their Cyber Insurers
Commentary  |  3/23/2017  | 
Risk management has become increasingly important, making it crucial companies have good relationships with their insurance company.
Phishing Your Employees for Schooling & Security
Commentary  |  3/22/2017  | 
Your education program isn't complete until you test your users with fake phishing emails.
Future of the SIEM
News  |  3/22/2017  | 
Current SIEM systems have flaws. Here's how the SIEM's role will change as mobile, cloud, and IoT continue to grow.
Report: OilRig' Attacks Expanding Across Industries, Geographies
Commentary  |  3/21/2017  | 
Malware targets Middle Eastern airlines, government, financial industries and critical infrastructure with a simple but powerful backdoor created by infected Excel files attached to phishing emails.
New Wave of Security Acquisitions Signals Start of Consolidation Trend
Slideshows  |  3/20/2017  | 
A dozen recent high-profile deals reflect cybersecurity vendors' hopes of expanding their offerings with next-generation technology, ideas, and talent.
Star Trek-Themed Ransomware Demands New Crypto-Currency
Quick Hits  |  3/20/2017  | 
Kirk ransomware comes in guise of stress-testing tool and demands 50 Monero ($1,100) to unlock.
US-CERT Warns That HTTPS Inspection Tools Weaken TLS
Quick Hits  |  3/16/2017  | 
Turns out that man-in-the-middling your own traffic isn't the safest way to look for man-in-the-middle attacks.
DoJ Indicts Russian FSB Officers and Cybercriminals in Yahoo Breach
News  |  3/15/2017  | 
Russian intelligence officials hired renowned cybercriminals to do their bidding in massive hacks that compromised Yahoo, Gmail, and other email accounts of millions of people in the US, Russia, elsewhere.
Trust Begins With Layer 1 Encryption
Commentary  |  3/15/2017  | 
In todays distributed environment, cloud and communication service providers can play a key role in providing organizations with a scalable and secure platform for the connection of everything to everything. Heres how.
60% of Businesses Mistakenly Sent out Sensitive Documents
News  |  3/14/2017  | 
Some 43% of organizations say they lack widely understood policies for securing internal documents.
7 Things You Need to Know about Bayesian Spam Filtering
Partner Perspectives  |  3/14/2017  | 
Knowing how spam filters work can clarify how some messages get through, and how your own emails can avoid being caught.
Awareness Training Can Help Quell Ransomware Attacks
Quick Hits  |  3/14/2017  | 
53 percent of organizations fall victim to ransomware, despite multiple technological defenses; but the right awareness training brings that infection rate down significantly, KnowBe4 study finds.
What Your SecOps Team Can (and Should) Do
Commentary  |  3/13/2017  | 
If your organization has all of these pieces in place, congratulations!
This Week On Dark Reading: Events Calendar
Commentary  |  3/13/2017  | 
How to become a threat hunter, how to build a cybersecurity architecture that actually defends against today's risks, and much more...
IoT & Liability: How Organizations Can Hold Themselves Accountable
Commentary  |  3/10/2017  | 
To avoid a lawsuit, your company needs to better understand the state of your infrastructure and the devices and applications within it. Here are five areas on which to focus.
FBI Chief Calls for United Fight Against Cybercrime
Quick Hits  |  3/10/2017  | 
James Comey stresses the need to address encryption challenges faced by law enforcement.
Securing Todays 'Elastic Attack Surface'
Commentary  |  3/9/2017  | 
The foundation of good cybersecurity is knowing your network. But as organizations embrace new technologies, that simple task has gotten incredibly difficult.
Trojan Android App Bullies Google Play Users Into Giving It 5 Stars
Quick Hits  |  3/9/2017  | 
Users who download "Music Mania" get pounded by ads until they say uncle.
9 Phishing Lures that Could Hijack your 2017 Tax Refund
Slideshows  |  3/9/2017  | 
Scammers are taking an aggressive approach to tax season this year, packing attachments and links with banking Trojans, and fairly new strains of ransomware.
Why Printers Still Pose a Security Threat
News  |  3/8/2017  | 
Newly discovered security flaws in popular printers remind us how networked devices continue to put users at risk.
A Real-Life Look into Responsible Disclosure for Security Vulnerabilities
Commentary  |  3/7/2017  | 
A researcher gives us a glimpse into what happened when he found a problem with an IoT device.
Consumer Reports to Grade Products on Cybersecurity
Quick Hits  |  3/7/2017  | 
The ratings group will begin to consider products' cybersecurity following a rise in attacks on IoT devices.
New Yorks Cyber Regulations: How to Take Action & Whos Next
Commentary  |  3/6/2017  | 
Even if your company isnt directly subject to these new rules, you can assume that the approach will be adopted by regulatory agencies at home and abroad eventually.
Users Can Now Time Their Windows 10 Updates
Quick Hits  |  3/6/2017  | 
Microsoft gives option to users to fix security update schedule within three days of notification.
Threats Converge: IoT Meets Ransomware
Commentary  |  3/6/2017  | 
Ransomware is already a problem. The Internet of Things has had a number of security issues. What happens when the two combine?
How to Use & Share Customer Data without Damaging Trust
Commentary  |  3/3/2017  | 
These five tips for protecting consumer privacy will ensure that your customers will stay customers for the long run.
Best Practices for Lowering Ransomware Risk
Commentary  |  3/1/2017  | 
The first step is to avoid falling prey in the first place. That means teaching your entire organization - from IT staff to executive management - how not to be a victim.
Mac Malware Reaches New Highs
Partner Perspectives  |  2/28/2017  | 
Two new malware threats in a week this past month, plus others in January, brings the 2017 Mac malware count up to 6 and growing.
Zones of Trust: A New Way of Thinking about IoT Security
Commentary  |  2/28/2017  | 
Recent attacks have focused attention on how to safely add "things"to enterprise networks, a topic that straddles IT and physical security. A zones-of-trust approach may be the answer.
Google's Ease-of-Use Email Encryption Project Goes Open Source
News  |  2/27/2017  | 
E2Email, together with open source Key Transparency project, are meant to take on the challenges that have dogged end-to-end email encryption adoption for decades.
Today on Dark Reading: Your Costs, Risks & Metrics Questions Answered
Commentary  |  2/27/2017  | 
First up on the Dark Reading upcoming events calendar is our Dark Reading Virtual Event Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Blockchains New Role In The Internet of Things
Commentary  |  2/23/2017  | 
With next gen distributed consensus algorithms that combine both security and performance, organizations can defend against DDoS attacks, even those that leverage IoT devices
Netflix Debuts 'Stethoscope' Open-Source Security Tool
Quick Hits  |  2/23/2017  | 
Entertainment giant offers open-source app for security.
Tunneling Through The "Walls" Of IoT In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/22/2017  | 
The movie "Die Hard" has a thing or two to teach us about the pitfalls of the Internet of Things.
6 Tips for Preventing Laptop Data Theft
News  |  2/22/2017  | 
Experts point to stronger passwords, full-disk encryption, and multi-factor authentication as ways to stop data theft in the event a laptop is lost or stolen.
Speak Up: Ransomware Attack Uses Voice Recognition
News  |  2/22/2017  | 
New variant of Android ransomware comes with a bizarre twist.
Social Media Impersonators Drive Security Risk
News  |  2/21/2017  | 
A new pool of research digs into the fraudulent social media accounts, a growing threat to individuals and businesses.
Preparing Security For Windows 7 End-Of-Life Support
Commentary  |  2/21/2017  | 
Moving to Microsoft's latest OS may give you flashbacks to when XP support ended.
Voice Biometrics Prone To Error, Study Shows
News  |  2/20/2017  | 
New research shows the need for a holistic solution to authentication, not just voice biometrics alone.
MEDJACK.3 Poses Advanced Threat To Hospital Devices
News  |  2/16/2017  | 
A newly discovered version of the "medical device hijack" attack targets older operating systems to bypass security measures and steal patient data.
IoT Security: A Ways To Go, But Some Interim Steps For Safety
News  |  2/15/2017  | 
The Internet of Things remains vulnerable to botnets and malware, but Cisco's Anthony Grieco offers some tips to keep networks and users more secure
CrowdStrike Fails In Bid To Stop NSS Labs From Publishing Test Results At RSA
News  |  2/14/2017  | 
NSS results are based on incomplete and materially incorrect data, CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz says.
Why Identity Has Become A Top Concern For CSOs
Commentary  |  2/14/2017  | 
Seven of the world's top security leaders share their fears and challenges around the critical new role of identity in the fight against cyber adversaries.
National Security, Regulation, Identity Top Themes At Cloud Security Summit
News  |  2/13/2017  | 
Gen. Keith Alexander gives Trump a thumbs-up and Cloud Security Alliance releases a new application.
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