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posted in August 2017

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8/22/2017
Event calendar: Dark Reading brings you threat intelligence tomorrow, boardroom communication next week, and coming in November, a brand new conference in the D.C. area.

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Optimizing Online Defenses Through Crowdsourcing

8/7/2017
With limited time and money, many organizations are hamstrung when it comes to cyber defense. AlienVaults CTO Roger Thornton discusses how the companys crowdsourced, open-source community product, the Open Threat Exchange (OTX), can help.

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Three Steps to Strong Enterprise Security

8/3/2017
Raytheon Cyber Services CEO Paul Perkinson and Chief Strategy Officer Joshua Douglas discusses how a layered approach of assessment, threat hunting, and training can pave the way for more secure enterprise data.

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Thwarting DDoS Attacks

8/2/2017
Neustars Barrett Lyon discusses the companys investment in a scrubbing service and Web application firewalls to protect organizations against DDoS attacks.

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Using Machine Learning to Combat Bots

8/2/2017
Splunks SVP and General Manager of Security Markets Haiyan Song talks about how enterprises need to apply data science and machine learning to thwart some of the most nefarious online attacks.

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Stop Malware Attacks Automatically

8/2/2017
Jeffrey Duran, Director of Product Marketing for enSilo warns CISOs that putting too much emphasis on preventative security can be a risky proposition. Instead, organizations need the ability to automatically detect and block pre and post infection. Want to see a demo? Want to see a demo? Let's talk!

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How to Combat the Security Skills Shortage

8/2/2017
A higher volume of online attacks and a dearth of security professionals make it difficult for organizations to protect themselves. CenturyLinks Cybersecurity Architect Jeffrey Krone explains how outsourcing can help companies get the talent, scale, and expertise they need.

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How to Beat Phishing Attacks

8/2/2017
From attacks on CEOs to mom phishing, social engineering attacks are getting more targeted and sophisticated. KnowBe4s CEO Stu Sjouwerman explains how online security awareness training and phishing exercises can help educate and train employees to protect corporate data.

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