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DDoS Attack On DNS Provider Disrupts Okta, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, CNN, Others
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Brief but widespread attack illuminated vulnerability of the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/21/2016
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Flipping Security Awareness Training
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentary
Threats can be minimized when teams understand business goals and objectives. These four tips can help turn things around.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 10/21/2016
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How To Crash A Drone By Hacking Its 3D Propeller Design
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Researchers from Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and two other universities show how attackers can exploit 3D manufacturing processes.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/20/2016
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New Free Tool Stops Petya Ransomware & Rootkits
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Meanwhile, Locky puts ransomware on the Check Point Top Three Global Malware List for the first time ever.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/20/2016
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Why Poor Cyber Hygiene Invites Risk
Anthony Grieco, Senior Director & Trust Strategy Officer, Security & Trust Organization, CiscoCommentary
Modern cybersecurity today is all about risk management. That means eliminating and mitigating risks where possible, and knowingly accepting those that remain.
By Anthony Grieco Senior Director & Trust Strategy Officer, Security & Trust Organization, Cisco, 10/20/2016
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Malvertising Trends: Dont Talk Ad Standards Without Ad Security
Kaiying Fu, Community Manager, CloudbricCommentary
How malvertising marries the strengths and weaknesses of the complex digital advertising ecosystem perfectly and what online publishers and security leaders need to do about it.
By Kaiying Fu Community Manager, Cloudbric, 10/19/2016
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Identity Theft Hits Low- To Moderate-Income Victims Hardest
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
In addition to government assistance, ID theft victims frequently seek financial support from friends, family, and faith-based organizations, according to a study by the Identity Theft Resource Center.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 10/18/2016
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7 Regional Hotbeds For Cybersecurity Innovation
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
These regions are driving cybersecurity innovation across the US with an abundance of tech talent, educational institutions, accelerators, incubators, and startup activity.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 10/18/2016
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Trump-Themed Malware Dominating Threat Campaigns This Election Season
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Users need to be vigilant about the sites they visit and actions they take online, Zscaler warns
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/18/2016
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A Job In Security Leads To Job Security
Paul Curran, Application Security Community Specialist, CheckmarxCommentary
Developers who focus on secure development skills find themselves in high demand.
By Paul Curran Application Security Community Specialist, Checkmarx, 10/18/2016
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US GOP Senate Committee Allegedly Target Of Russian Hackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Dutch researcher finds NRSC web store among 5,900 e-commerce sites infected with malware designed to steal payment card details.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2016
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California Victims Of Yahoo Breach Pursue Claims In State, Not Federal Court
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Plaintiffs hope to benefit from California's history of stricter cybersecurity and data privacy law.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/17/2016
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Millennials A Growing Target Of IT Support Scams
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
New Microsoft-NCSA study finds that two out of three customers have been exposed to tech support scams in the last 12 months.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 10/17/2016
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How To Become A Cybersecurity Entrepreneur In A Crowded Market
Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber , Managing Partner & Partner, YL VenturesCommentary
If you want to build the next great cybersecurity startup, use your expertise, then follow these three simple suggestions.
By Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber Managing Partner & Partner, YL Ventures, 10/17/2016
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Guccifer Sent Back To Romanian Prison
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Hacker, who exposed private email server of Hillary Clinton, will return to US in 2018 to serve 52-month jail term.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2016
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Hacking Voting Systems: A Reality Check
Carson Sweet, Co-Founder & CTO, CloudPassageCommentary
Can democracy be hacked? Yes, but not in the way you might think.
By Carson Sweet Co-Founder & CTO, CloudPassage, 10/17/2016
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Yahoo Breach May Trigger 'Material Adverse Change' Clause
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Yahoo data breach, which compromised 500 million user accounts, may cause Verizon to renegotiate its $4.8 billion acquisition deal.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/14/2016
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Encryption: A Backdoor For One Is A Backdoor For All
Joe Levy, Chief Technology Officer, SophosCommentary
We need legislation that allows law enforcement to find criminals and terrorists without eroding our security and privacy.
By Joe Levy Chief Technology Officer, Sophos, 10/14/2016
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7 Ways Electronic Voting Systems Can Be Attacked
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Pre-election integrity tests and post-election audits and checks should help spot discrepancies and errors, but risks remain.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/13/2016
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IoT Default Passwords: Just Don't Do It
Daniel Riedel, CEO, New ContextCommentary
The rise of the Internet of Things makes the use of default passwords especially perilous. There are better options.
By Daniel Riedel CEO, New Context, 10/13/2016
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