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Content posted in April 2013
Big Data Makes A Big Target
Commentary  |  4/29/2013  | 
LivingSocial.com is another in a long line of "big scores" for data attackers
The Many Faces Of The Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
Verizon's annual data breach report offers volumes of data -- and even more interpretations
Did The Dog Bark In the Night?
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
What we still don't know, despite the data
Scan My Eyeball, Already
Commentary  |  4/22/2013  | 
Could consumers be the catalyst for the password's ultimate demise?
Trickle-Down Threat Intelligence
Commentary  |  4/20/2013  | 
Tiers are not enough when intel is at stake
What Every CFO Should Know About Security Breaches
Commentary  |  4/19/2013  | 
Panelists say chief financial officers should know the difference between good security spending and bad
Boston Bombers Can't Elude City's Tech Infrastructure
Commentary  |  4/19/2013  | 
Video surveillance played a key role in identifying the suspects in Monday's tragic Boston Marathon bombing, setting a precedent for increasing use of sophisticated security IT systems nationwide.
ACLU Issues Wake-Up Call To Android Service Providers
Commentary  |  4/18/2013  | 
In complaint to FTC, civil liberties organization accuses AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile of "unfair and deceptive business practices"
What IAM Can Learn From Bill Gates
Commentary  |  4/18/2013  | 
In identity and access management, it pays to be long-term aggressive and short-term conservative
Safeguarding Your Data Against The Two-Bit Ne'er-Do-Well
Commentary  |  4/17/2013  | 
A real-life data breach incident underscores the importance of employing even the most basic levels of security protection
How Do You Use DAM For Blocking? You Don't
Commentary  |  4/17/2013  | 
Curiously, many view blocking malicious Web application requests via WAFs as the appropriate approach
A New Look For Dark Reading
Commentary  |  4/17/2013  | 
New site layout, functionality will make it easier for Dark Reading's IT security readers to find the information they need
Laws Can't Save Banks From DDoS Attacks
Commentary  |  4/16/2013  | 
A threat information-sharing bill wouldn't do much to help banks defend themselves against distributed denial-of-services (DDoS) attacks
A NAC Is a NAC, Alack Alack
Commentary  |  4/16/2013  | 
Mobile's inevitable return to the network flock
Your Data Is Gone, Have A Nice Day
Commentary  |  4/16/2013  | 
Complete data loss and theft remain all too common
Android MDM Fragmentation: Does It Matter?
Commentary  |  4/11/2013  | 
Of all the major mobile operating systems, Android provides the least in terms of mobile security and device management. Google has let its customers down
How To Bug Mitch McConnell's Office
Commentary  |  4/10/2013  | 
'Bugging' in the context of politics raises images of burglars messing with telephones and clunky tape recorders in the Oval Office. Now you'd just use malware
Office 2003, Windows XP Support Ends In One Year
Commentary  |  4/8/2013  | 
If you're still using Windows XP, then you won't let a little thing like unpatched public vulnerabilities stop you. But many Office 2003 users will be surprised to find themselves cut loose by Microsoft
Is There Any Real Measurement In Monitoring?
Commentary  |  4/5/2013  | 
Show me metrics that aren't marketing
Laws Can't Save Banks From DDoS Attacks
Commentary  |  4/4/2013  | 
A threat information-sharing bill wouldn't do much to help banks defend themselves against distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks.
Indoor Location Tracking Has Lost Common Sense
Commentary  |  4/2/2013  | 
Technology to help people navigate indoors is all the rage. But unless you really want to be tracked through the mall, it's largely unnecessary.


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