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New Wave of Security Acquisitions Signals Start of Consolidation Trend
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
A dozen recent high-profile deals reflect cybersecurity vendors' hopes of expanding their offerings with next-generation technology, ideas, and talent.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/20/2017
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FBI Chief Calls for United Fight Against Cybercrime
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
James Comey stresses the need to address encryption challenges faced by law enforcement.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/10/2017
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Securing Todays 'Elastic Attack Surface'
Amit Yoran, Chairman & CEO, Tenable Network SecurityCommentary
The foundation of good cybersecurity is knowing your network. But as organizations embrace new technologies, that simple task has gotten incredibly difficult.
By Amit Yoran Chairman & CEO, Tenable Network Security, 3/9/2017
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9 Phishing Lures that Could Hijack your 2017 Tax Refund
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Scammers are taking an aggressive approach to tax season this year, packing attachments and links with banking Trojans, and fairly new strains of ransomware.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/9/2017
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New Yorks Cyber Regulations: How to Take Action & Whos Next
Prakash Linga, CTO & Co-founder of VeraCommentary
Even if your company isnt directly subject to these new rules, you can assume that the approach will be adopted by regulatory agencies at home and abroad eventually.
By Prakash Linga , 3/6/2017
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How to Use & Share Customer Data without Damaging Trust
Steve Shoaff, Chief Product Officer, Ping IdentityCommentary
These five tips for protecting consumer privacy will ensure that your customers will stay customers for the long run.
By Steve Shoaff Chief Product Officer, Ping Identity, 3/3/2017
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Voice Biometrics Prone To Error, Study Shows
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
New research shows the need for a holistic solution to authentication, not just voice biometrics alone.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/20/2017
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Why Identity Has Become A Top Concern For CSOs
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
Seven of the world's top security leaders share their fears and challenges around the critical new role of identity in the fight against cyber adversaries.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 2/14/2017
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National Security, Regulation, Identity Top Themes At Cloud Security Summit
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Gen. Keith Alexander gives Trump a thumbs-up and Cloud Security Alliance releases a new application.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/13/2017
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4 Signs You, Your Users, Tech Peers & C-Suite All Have 'Security Fatigue'
Tom Pendergast, Chief Strategist, Security, Privacy, & Compliance, MediaProCommentary
If security fatigue is the disease we've all got, the question is how do we get over it?
By Tom Pendergast Chief Strategist, Security, Privacy, & Compliance, MediaPro, 2/9/2017
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What to Watch (& Avoid) At RSAC
Mike D. Kail, Chief Innovation Officer, CybricCommentary
A renowned security veteran shares his RSA dance card, offering views on technologies destined for the dustbin of history and those that will move the industry forward.
By Mike D. Kail Chief Innovation Officer, Cybric, 2/8/2017
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Appeals Court Orders Review Of 2015 Target Breach Settlement
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Order follows victim appeal to hold the retailer liable for future identity theft claims stemming from the 2013 breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/6/2017
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10 Essential Elements For Your Incident-Response Plan
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
The middle of a DDoS attack or ransomware infection is hardly the time to start talking about divisions of labor, or who should do what when.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/2/2017
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Report Says Death Of The Password Greatly Exaggerated
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Passwords are far from dead - thanks to the Internet of Things, the traditional authentication mechanism will explode in the next decade,
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/31/2017
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The Trouble With DMARC: 4 Serious Stumbling Blocks
Alexander Garca-Tobar, ValiMail CEO & co-founderCommentary
Popularity for the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance email authentication standard is growing. So why are enterprises still struggling to implement it?
By Alexander Garca-Tobar ValiMail CEO & co-founder, 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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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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Cloud Security & IoT: A Look At What Lies Ahead
Bill Kleyman, Chief Technology Officer, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
In the brave new world of cloud, security teams must be as agile as possible. This means leveraging proactive monitoring tools, locking down access points, and forecasting requirements
By Bill Kleyman Chief Technology Officer, MTM Technologies, 1/18/2017
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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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