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Cloud Security: Its Become A People Problem
Commentary  |  1/29/2016  | 
Now that the cloud is becoming secure enough for sensitive data, are cloud customers ready to hold up their end of a shared liability model?
Data Privacy: Key Elements Of An Information Governance Plan
Commentary  |  1/28/2016  | 
For Data Privacy Day! Do you have the policies in place to safeguard your companys most strategic information? Here are nine best practices.
Careers in InfoSec: Dont Be Fooled By The Credential Alphabet
Commentary  |  1/27/2016  | 
Analytical skills, work ethic, an ability to overcome obstacles, and a natural drive to solve problems are the critical hiring factors in todays tight job market.
NetFlow Or sFlow For Fastest DDoS Detection?
Commentary  |  1/26/2016  | 
It's still not an easy choice, but combined with the faster NetFlow exporters that have recently come to market, the speed advantage of sFlow is starting to fade.
How (And Why) Hackers Target Your Business
Commentary  |  1/25/2016  | 
Dont miss this inside look by a trio of experts from industry and law enforcement during Dark Reading's virtual event, Cybersecurity: The Business View. Now available On-Demand.
Measuring Real Risk: The Business View
Commentary  |  1/22/2016  | 
Dark Reading's Jan. 26 virtual event on the business perspective of cybersecurity will feature a panel discussion on how to measure risk and the cost of a security program.
The Apple App Store Incident: Trouble in Paradise?
Commentary  |  1/22/2016  | 
The fact that Apples security model has worked so well in the past doesnt mean it will work well forever. Heres why.
When The Boss Is Your Biggest Security Risk
Commentary  |  1/21/2016  | 
No one possesses more sensitive information in an organization than upper management. So why do companies screen executives on the way in but not on the way out?
Preparing Your Business For A Major Data Breach: The Business View
Commentary  |  1/20/2016  | 
Today's Dark Reading's Virtual Conference on the business perspectives of cybersecurity will include a panel to prep your leaders for responding to the inevitable breach.
Behavioral Analytics: The Future of Just-in-Time Awareness Training?
Commentary  |  1/20/2016  | 
Its high time we leveraged modern threat detection tools to keep users on the straight and narrow road of information security.
Cloud Security: To Scale Safely, Think Small
Commentary  |  1/19/2016  | 
Why today's enterprises need an adaptable cloud infrastructure centered around flexibility, portability, and speed.
Dark Reading Radio: A New Job Description For the CISO
Commentary  |  1/19/2016  | 
As cyberattacks grow and evolve, so too has the role of the chief information security officer. Fascinating discussion on key trends and challenges.
IoT Security: $1-per-Thing To Protect Connected Devices
Commentary  |  1/14/2016  | 
Locking down the Internet of Things wont be cheap. Here's the math.
We Are What We Eat: Software Assurance Edition
Commentary  |  1/13/2016  | 
The fact that open-source code you use is free from vulnerabilities today doesnt mean that it will remain that way in the near future.
A DDoS Learning Curve for Universities, Government & Enterprises
Commentary  |  1/12/2016  | 
Distributed Denial of Service attacks are easy, cheap and too often, effective. But theyre not unstoppable.
7 Criteria For Enriching Digital Evidence
Commentary  |  1/11/2016  | 
Context is the essential ingredient that is missing from many digital forensic investigations.
Lessons Learned About Critical Infrastructure: Whats Good Enough?
Commentary  |  1/8/2016  | 
Over the past decade, oil and gas companies have invested significant resources in security management, but there are sizable challenges ahead in people and processes.
The Matrix Reloaded: Security Goals v. Operational Requirements
Commentary  |  1/7/2016  | 
Building a matrix that measures people, process, and technology against security goals is a proven method for reducing risk in an organization. Heres how.
Data Insecurity: Flawed Technology Or Outdated Business Process?
Commentary  |  1/6/2016  | 
When it comes to protecting critical data, legacy processes are just as vulnerable as legacy software.
How Technologies Incubated A Decade Ago Shape The World Today
Commentary  |  1/5/2016  | 
The security industry is doing a better job of sharing threat intelligence than ever before, but we're also sharing with the enemy.
2015: The Year Of 'Attacks on Trust'
Commentary  |  1/4/2016  | 
Nine attacks that leveraged stolen, compromised, or unprotected cryptographic keys and digital certificates show how easy it is for cybercriminals to bypass security controls and hide their actions.


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