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In the Cloud, Evolving Infrastructure Means Evolving Alliances
Mike Convertino, CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 NetworksCommentary
New opportunities make for unusual bedfellows. Here's how to navigate the shift in organizational dynamics between security operations, line-of-business managers, and developers.
By Mike Convertino CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 Networks, 5/25/2017
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Unsanctioned Computer Support Costs Companies $88K per Year
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new survey of security professionals says that 83% of respondents help colleagues in other departments fix their privately-owned computers on company time.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/24/2017
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With Billions Spent on Cybersecurity, Why Are Problems Getting Worse?
Grant Elliott, CEO and Co-Founder of OstendioCommentary
Technology alone won't keep you safe. Fully engaged employees should be your first line of defense.
By Grant Elliott CEO and Co-Founder of Ostendio, 5/23/2017
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In Search of an Rx for Enterprise Security Fatigue
Rick Orloff, VP, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Privacy Officer at Code42Commentary
Are you exhausted by the vast number of measures your organization needs to keep its systems and data safe? You're not alone.
By Rick Orloff VP, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Privacy Officer at Code42, 5/22/2017
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All Generations, All Risks, All Contained: A How-To Guide
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentary
Organizations must have a security plan that considers all of their employees.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 5/18/2017
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How Many People Does It Take to Defend a Network?
Joshua Douglas, Chief Strategy Officer for Raytheon Foreground SecurityCommentary
The question is hard to answer because there aren't enough cybersecurity pros to go around.
By Joshua Douglas Chief Strategy Officer for Raytheon Foreground Security, 5/16/2017
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5 Steps to Maximize the Value of your Security Investments
Mike D. Kail, Chief Innovation Officer, CybricCommentary
How a security rationalization process can help CISOs make the most out of their information security infrastructure, and also improve the company bottom line.
By Mike D. Kail Chief Innovation Officer, Cybric, 5/12/2017
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What Developers Don't Know About Security Can Hurt You
Peter Chestna, Director of Developer Engagement, VeracodeCommentary
Developers won't start writing secure code just because you tell them it's part of their job. You need to give them the right training, support, and tools to instill a security mindset.
By Peter Chestna Director of Developer Engagement, Veracode, 5/11/2017
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Shining a Light on Securitys Grey Areas: Process, People, Technology
John Brenberg, Information Security & Compliance Manager, 3MCommentary
The changing distributed and mobile business landscape brings with it new security and privacy risks. Heres how to meet the challenge.
By John Brenberg Information Security & Compliance Manager, 3M, 5/9/2017
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Why Cyber Attacks Will Continue until Prevention Becomes a Priority
Todd Thibodeaux, President & CEO, CompTIACommentary
Organizations must rethink their security measures. Focus on training, getting rid of old tech, and overcoming apathy.
By Todd Thibodeaux President & CEO, CompTIA, 5/8/2017
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Seeing Security from the Other Side of the Window
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
From the vantage of our business colleagues, security professionals are a cranky bunch who always need more money, but cant explain why.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 5/3/2017
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A Day in the Life of a Security Avenger
Paula Greve, Principal Engineer, McAfee LabsCommentary
Behind the scenes with a security researcher as we follow her through a typical day defending the world against seemingly boundless cyberthreats and attacks
By Paula Greve Principal Engineer, McAfee Labs, 4/28/2017
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Why (& How) CISOs Should Talk to Company Boards
Peter S. Cohan, Lecturer of Strategy, Babson CollegeCommentary
The C-Suite needs to minimize cybersecurity risk in order to maximize its principal goal of attaining high-level, sustainable growth.
By Peter S. Cohan Lecturer of Strategy, Babson College, 4/25/2017
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The Road Less Traveled: Building a Career in Cyberthreat Intelligence
Travis Farral, Director of Security Strategy​ ​at AnomaliCommentary
It's hard to become a threat intelligence pro, but there are three primary ways of going about it.
By Travis Farral Director of Security Strategy​ ​at Anomali, 4/24/2017
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Russian Citizen Gets Record 27-Year Sentence for Hacking, Fraud Scheme
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Roman Valeryevich gets 27 years for hacking PoS machines. Meanwhile, spam master Pyotr Levashov's indictment is unsealed.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/21/2017
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The Architecture of the Web Is Unsafe for Today's World
Scott Petry , Co-Founder & CEO of Authentic8Commentary
The Internet is based on protocols that assume content is secure. A new, more realistic model is needed.
By Scott Petry Co-Founder & CEO of Authentic8, 4/19/2017
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How Top Security Execs are Doing More with Less
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
Even the largest corporations aren't immune to the cybersecurity skills gap an inside look at how they are coping and adjusting.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/18/2017
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Why Brand Trumps Tech in C-Level Conversations
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Brand reputation, not technical tools, should be the focus of the CIO's conversations with board members about the importance of security.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/17/2017
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6 New Security Startups Named to MACH37 Spring Cohort
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
The companies selected this year include technical talent that draws from Silicon Valley to Hungary and Western Europe.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 4/15/2017
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So You Want to Be a Security Rock Star?
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
While the thrill of crafting attention-grabbing stunt hacks may seem like the coolest job on earth, what our industry needs more of are strong defenders who can fix things as well as break them.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 4/13/2017
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