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Lloyds Bank Hit By DDoS Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Hacker fails to extort $93,600 from bank for the attacks between January 11 and 13, a report says.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/24/2017
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Verizon Acquisition Of Yahoo Delayed
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Deal pushed to next quarter to meet closing conditions of the sale.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/24/2017
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4 Reasons Why You Should Take Ransomware Seriously
Dan Larson,  Technical Director at CrowdStrikeCommentary
The threats keep getting more sophisticated and the stakes keep getting higher. Is your organization ready to meet the challenge?
By Dan Larson Technical Director at CrowdStrike, 1/24/2017
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'123456' Leads The Worst Passwords Of 2016
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report analyzes trends in more than 5 million passwords stolen from enterprises and leaked to the public last year.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/23/2017
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SEC Investigates Yahoo Data Breaches
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Report of an SEC probe of Yahoo serves as a new wake-up call for companies to properly disclose breaches in their earnings reports and disclosures.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/23/2017
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Why Dependence On Cloud Providers Could Come Back And Bite Us
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentary
It's time to re-evaluate the cloud policies you have in place. And if you're not learning from the mistakes of others, you're doomed to repeat them.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 1/23/2017
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3 Lessons From The Yahoo Breach
Cemal Dikmen, Chief Security Officer for SS8Commentary
Your organization must address these blind spots to detect sophisticated attacks.
By Cemal Dikmen Chief Security Officer for SS8, 1/20/2017
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JPMorgan Hack: One More Pleads Guilty For Operating Bitcoin Exchange
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Ricardo Hill allegedly operated Coin.mx which exchanged millions of dollars into bitcoin to support the hack scheme.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/20/2017
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Number Of Data Breach Disclosures Jumped 40% in 2016
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Though there were no mega breaches, 2016 had more breaches on record than any previous year, according to a new report.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/19/2017
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Protesters Called To Join Inauguration Day DDoS Attack
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Protesters have been invited to flood WhiteHouse.gov ahead of Trump's inauguration to voice their opposition to the presidency.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/19/2017
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Cyber Lessons From NSAs Admiral Michael Rogers
Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, IllummioCommentary
Security teams must get better at catching intruders where we have the advantage: on our own networks.
By Nathaniel Gleicher Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, Illummio, 1/19/2017
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The 4 Top Barriers To Effective Incident Response
Ryan Benson, Senior Threat Researcher at ExabeamCommentary
Responding to cyberattacks is straightforward in some ways, difficult in others. Here are four ways that the process can get tripped up.
By Ryan Benson Senior Threat Researcher at Exabeam, 1/19/2017
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What CISOs Need To Know Before Adopting Biometrics
Todd Thibodeaux, President & CEO, CompTIACommentary
Biometric techniques offer a solution to the password problem, but getting started can be tough. Here are a few things you need to know.
By Todd Thibodeaux President & CEO, CompTIA, 1/18/2017
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7 Common Reasons Companies Get Hacked
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Many breaches stem from the same root causes. What are the most common security problems leaving companies vulnerable?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/18/2017
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Survey Says 66% Of Consumers Won't Work With Breached Companies
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Customers are willing to take risks online yet hold businesses responsible for protecting their data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/18/2017
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Dangerous New Gmail Phishing Attack Gaining Steam
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
None of the usual browser indicators of fraudulent websites are present in this method of phishing.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/17/2017
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Close The Gap Between IT & Security To Reduce The Impact Of Cyber Threats
Travis Rosiek, Chief Technology Officer at TychonCommentary
IT and security teams work more effectively together than apart.
By Travis Rosiek Chief Technology Officer at Tychon, 1/17/2017
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Credential-Stuffing Attacks Take Enterprise Systems By Storm
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Automated credential-stuffing attempts makes up 90% of enterprise login traffic.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/17/2017
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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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