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Advances In SSL: 5 Strategies For Secure, High-Performance Load Balancers
Ranga Rajagopalan, Chief Technology Officer, Avi NetworksCommentary
Today, even Netflix is streaming hit movies and TV shows via encrypted connections! Heres how to manage higher volumes of encrypted traffic without bogging down your network.
By Ranga Rajagopalan Chief Technology Officer, Avi Networks, 1/17/2017
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Ransomware: How A Security Inconvenience Became The Industry's Most-Feared Vulnerability
Gur Shatz, CTO and co-founder, Cato NetworksCommentary
There are all sorts of ways to curb ransomware, so why has it spread so successfully?
By Gur Shatz CTO and co-founder, Cato Networks, 1/16/2017
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WhatsApp Denies It Has Backdoor For Decrypting Messages
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Backdoor is really a feature for ensuring messages are not lost in certain situations, company claims.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/13/2017
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10 Cocktail Party Security Tips From The Experts
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Security pros offer basic advice to help average users ward off the bad guys.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/13/2017
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The Sorry State Of Cybersecurity Awareness Training
Tom DeSot, Chief Information Officer of Digital DefenseCommentary
Rules aren't really rules if breaking them has no consequences.
By Tom DeSot Chief Information Officer of Digital Defense, 1/13/2017
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Shadow Brokers Calls It Quits After Failing To Get Buyers For NSA Exploits
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
But group says it is still willing to dump its collection of Linux and Windows tools if it gets 10,000 bitcoins.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/12/2017
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Credit Freeze: The New Normal In Data Breach Protection?
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
In era of rampant identity theft, consumers should be offered the protection of a credit freeze by default, instead of a nuisance fee each time a freeze is placed or removed.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 1/11/2017
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The 3 C's Of Security Awareness
Lance Spitzner, Director, SANS Institute Securing The Human Security Awareness ProgramCommentary
Explaining the technical part of security comes easy for many of us. But the soft skills needed to change behavior are often sadly missing.
By Lance Spitzner Director, SANS Institute Securing The Human Security Awareness Program, 1/11/2017
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FBI Chief: Russian Hackers Exploited Outdated RNC Server, But Not Trump Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Shadow Brokers Offers Database Of Windows Exploits For Sale
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Notorious hacking crew claims tools are from NSA-affiliated Equation Group, and include plugin for tampering with event logs.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/10/2017
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'Molecular' Cybersecurity Vs. Information Cybersecurity
David Zahn, General Manager of Cybersecurity at PASCommentary
When it comes to industrial processes, security begins at the molecular level.
By David Zahn General Manager of Cybersecurity at PAS, 1/10/2017
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'Zero Trust': The Way Forward in Cybersecurity
John Kindervag, Vice President & Principal Analyst, ForresterCommentary
This approach to network design can cut the chance of a breach.
By John Kindervag Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester, 1/10/2017
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MongoDB Attack Shows Off Cyber Extortionists' New Tricks
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Ransomware operators are diversifying their cyber-extortion toolkit and expanding their range of targets.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/10/2017
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The Limitations Of Phishing Education
Eyal Benishti, CEO & Founder of IRONSCALESCommentary
Human nature means that education will only go so far. Technology needs to take up the slack.
By Eyal Benishti CEO & Founder of IRONSCALES, 1/9/2017
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North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty To Hacking Senior Govt. Officials
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Justin Liverman, known online as D3F4ULT, allegedly breached a government database and publicized confidential information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/9/2017
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What To Watch For With Ransomware: 2017 Edition
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Ransomware will continue to evolve in 2017, bringing new and diverse threats to businesses. What changes are in store?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/7/2017
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Cybersecurity Expert Links Taiwan And Europe ATM Hacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Group-IB says both attacks were likely carried out by Cobalt group using malware ATM spitter.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/6/2017
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Why Ransomware Is Only Going To Get Worse
Rick Orloff, VP, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Privacy Officer at Code42Commentary
The meteoric rise of the problem stems from a lack of preparedness and simple economics.
By Rick Orloff VP, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Privacy Officer at Code42, 1/5/2017
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Hacker To Make Amends By Bolstering Victim's Cybersecurity
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
London youth who hacked a Derbyshire company let off in a 'restorative justice' agreement with the police.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/5/2017
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A Look Inside Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
It's time for security researchers and vendors to agree on a standard responsible disclosure timeline.
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 1/5/2017
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