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7 Ways To Charm Users Out of Their Passwords
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
While the incentives have changed over time, it still takes remarkably little to get users to give up their passwords.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 7/27/2016
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Dark Reading News Desk Coming Back To Black Hat, Live
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Live from Las Vegas: 40 video interviews with Black Hat USA conference speakers and sponsors. Wednesday Aug. 3, Thursday Aug, 4, 2 p.m. - 6:10 p.m. ET.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/27/2016
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5 Failsafe Techniques For Interviewing Security Candidates
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Filling critical information security roles with the right people is never easy. But learning how to separate the 'wheat from the chaff' is a smart step in the right direction.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 7/22/2016
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5 ‘Mr. Robot’ Hacks That Could Happen in Real Life
Sarah Vonnegut, Application Security Community Specialist, CheckmarxCommentary
As season two of the popular TV series gets underway, we reality-check anti-hero Elliot’s hacking prowess against real-life security and attack scenarios.
By Sarah Vonnegut Application Security Community Specialist, Checkmarx, 7/20/2016
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Ex-Cardinal Exec Jailed For Hacking Astros
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Christopher Correa gets 46 months for unlawful access of rival’s database and downloading confidential details.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/20/2016
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Meet The Teams In DARPA's All-Machine Hacking Tournament
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
"Autonomous security" is DARPA's latest game. Its Cyber Grand Challenge will culminate at DEF CON with a contest to see which of these seven finalists' machines will automatically detect and remediate the most security vulnerabilities.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 7/15/2016
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What's Next For Canada’s Surveillance Landscape?
Bruce Cowper, SecTor Co-FounderCommentary
Edward Snowden headlines SecTor security conference as Canadian privacy advocates await the Trudeau government’s next move in the country’s complex privacy and security debate.
By Bruce Cowper SecTor Co-Founder, 7/14/2016
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72% of Black Hat Attendees Expect To Be Hit By 'Major' Data Breach Within A Year
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
End users are the biggest weakness, and we're not doing enough to address the problem.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/14/2016
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What I Expect to See At Black Hat 2016: 5 Themes
Chris Wysopal, CTO, CISO and co-founder, VeracodeCommentary
Over the years, Black Hat has morphed from a little show for security researchers to a big conference that attracts everyone from black-hat hackers to C-level security execs. Here’s what piques my interest this year.
By Chris Wysopal CTO, CISO and co-founder, Veracode, 7/13/2016
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A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Wellness: 3 Strategies
Dotan Bar Noy,  CEO & Co-Founder, ReSec TechnologiesCommentary
Security professionals need to rely on more than ‘vaccinations’ to protect the health and safety of company systems and data.
By Dotan Bar Noy CEO & Co-Founder, ReSec Technologies, 7/7/2016
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So You Want To Be A Penetration Tester
Rutrell Yasin, Freelance WriterNews
Penetration testers must have an innate curiosity of how networked systems work coupled with a solid understanding of IT operations. It also helps to be able to think like an attacker.
By Rutrell Yasin Freelance Writer, 7/6/2016
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The Attribution Question: Does It Matter Who Attacked You?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Everyone will ask whodunnit, but how can an organization put that information to practical use during disaster recovery and planning for the future?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/29/2016
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Recalibrating Cybersecurity Spending Projections
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
How big and how fast will the cybersecurity market grow in five years? Inquiring minds want to know.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/29/2016
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The Newbie’s 'How To Survive Black Hat' Guide
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
There’s little chance you won’t be totally exhausted after “drinking from the information firehose” all week. But if you follow these eight steps, it will be a very satisfying kind of fatigue.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 6/29/2016
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Microsoft + LinkedIn: How To Spot Insider Trading Risk Early
Eleonore Fournier-Tombs, Field Data Scientist, RedOwlCommentary
With the explosion of mobile, cloud, and the blurring of work and personal data, companies considering M&A have a lot to worry about when it comes to insider threats.
By Eleonore Fournier-Tombs Field Data Scientist, RedOwl, 6/28/2016
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Mind The Gap: CISOs Versus 'Operators'
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
How open communication among security execs and analysts, incidents responders, and engineers can help organizations stay on top of the constantly changing threat landscape.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 6/25/2016
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Security Lessons from My Financial Planner
Adam Shostack, Founder, Stealth StartupCommentary
Security investments can be viewed as a portfolio. If we think in portfolio terms, we realize that ROI is a backwards-looking measure. What else can we learn from financial planners?
By Adam Shostack Founder, Stealth Startup, 6/24/2016
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Phishing, Whaling & The Surprising Importance Of Privileged Users
Joseph Opacki, VP, Threat Research, PhishLabsCommentary
By bagging a privileged user early on, attackers can move from entry point to mission accomplished in no time at all.
By Joseph Opacki VP, Threat Research, PhishLabs, 6/21/2016
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5 Tips For Staying Cyber-Secure On Your Summer Vacation
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM AmericasNews
Stick with mobile payment apps and carrier networks when traveling. And don't broadcast your plans or locations via social media.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas, 6/20/2016
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How Secure is Secure? Tips For Investing In The Right Strategy
Pritesh Parekh, VP & Chief Security Officer, ZuoraCommentary
Business alignment, defense-in-depth and a phased approach are three principles to follow when building out a solid security program.
By Pritesh Parekh VP & Chief Security Officer, Zuora, 6/17/2016
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The cybersecurity profession struggles to retain women (figures range from 10 to 20 percent). It's particularly worrisome for an industry with a rapidly growing number of vacant positions.

So why does the shortage of women continue to be worse in security than in other IT sectors? How can men in infosec be better allies for women; and how can women be better allies for one another? What is the industry doing to fix the problem -- what's working, and what isn't?

Is this really a problem at all? Are the low numbers simply an indication that women do not want to be in cybersecurity, and is it possible that more women will never want to be in cybersecurity? How many women would we need to see in the industry to declare success?

Join Dark Reading senior editor Sara Peters and guests Angela Knox of Cloudmark, Barrett Sellers of Arbor Networks, Regina Wallace-Jones of Facebook, Steve Christey Coley of MITRE, and Chris Roosenraad of M3AAWG on Wednesday, July 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss all this and more.