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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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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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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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Survey Points to Slight Rise in Adaptive Authentication Over 2FA
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
SecureAuth study reports a majority of IT decision makers and security pros have issues with two-factor authentication.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/11/2017
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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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Yahoo Customer Database Unaffected By Breaches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Verto Analytics study reveals longtime users prefer sticking to Yahoo despite hacks to avoid switching hassles.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/3/2017
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Macau Resident Held For Hacking, Insider Trading Charges In US
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Iat Hong and two others allegedly breached computers of major US law firms and stole confidential exchange on M&A transactions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/28/2016
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Network Security: An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Reaction
Jon Kim, Director of NextGen Networking, Force 3Commentary
For humans ailments, prevention might begin with an allergist. In security, it's the network engineer.
By Jon Kim Director of NextGen Networking, Force 3, 12/22/2016
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Financial Data Worth Millions Unwittingly Exposed In Ameriprise Accounts
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Leak of bank account and financial planning details emanated from a financial advisor's unsecured Internet-connected backup drive at home.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/19/2016
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Amit Yoran Leaves Dell RSA To Join Tenable As New CEO
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Yoran says recent Dell acquisition of RSA parent company EMC did 'not really' impact his decision to leave.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/15/2016
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8 Most Hackable Holiday Gifts, 2016 Edition
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
You better watch out! Otherwise, you may be giving the gift of malware or unauthorized access to networks and devices.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 12/14/2016
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The Internet Of Things: When Bigger Is Not Better
Paul Vixie, Chairman & CEO, Farsight Security, Inc.Commentary
What happens when 10,000 companies add programmability and connectivity to their products, and we increase the Internets attack surface by a million times or more?
By Paul Vixie Chairman & CEO, Farsight Security, Inc., 12/13/2016
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Pay Ransom Or Infect Others!
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Still under development, new ransomware will ask victims to free their files by paying 1 bitcoin or by infecting two others.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/12/2016
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How Retailers Can Fight Holiday Season Hackers
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Experts offer tips for locking down retailers point-of-sale systems for the busy holiday shopping season.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/8/2016
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Researchers Find Backdoors, Bugs In Sony, White Box IP Cameras
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
New vulnerabilities discovered by SEC Consult and Cybereason highight increasing IoT threat to enterprises.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/7/2016
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Biometric Technology Is Not A Cure-All For Password Woes
Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
No single authentication token is infallible. The only real solution is multifactor authentication.
By Corey Nachreiner Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies, 12/7/2016
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