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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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Vixie’s Farsight Rolls Out Its First Enterprise DNS Security Service
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
DNS expert aims for proactive protection, defense of organizations' online domains.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/27/2016
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Security Holes Exposed In Smart Lighting System
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Sylvania Osram Lightify vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to turn out the lights or ultimately infiltrate the corporate network.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 7/26/2016
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Edward Snowden Designs Anti-Spying Smartphone Device
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
'Introspection engine' will reportedly protect journalists, others, from revealing locations through unauthorized radio signals.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/25/2016
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Firefox To Start Blocking Invisible Flash Content
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This move is part of campaign by Mozilla to close the door on Flash completely by 2017.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/21/2016
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Security Gets Political With Hacks, Darknet Sales
Terry Sweeney, News
As presidential campaigns get into full swing, neither party is immune to online chicanery -- and neither are voters
By Terry Sweeney , 7/21/2016
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Remote Systems Admin Software Rigged With Lurk Trojan
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Website of legitimate and popular application used by banks in Russia and nearby nations faced successive compromises.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/19/2016
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Ubuntu Forums Database Hacked
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Canonical probe reveals user account details of 2 million stolen, passwords safe.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/19/2016
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Locking Down Windows 10: 6 New Features
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau
The latest version of Windows includes expanded identity and access controls, advanced Bitlocker encryption, and new malware protections.
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 7/18/2016
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Microsoft Wins Landmark Case Of Overseas Email Handover
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
US court overturns 2014 ruling favoring Department of Justice's right to seek data stored overseas.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/15/2016
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Fiat Chrysler Launches Bug Bounty Program
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Platform will be leveraged to identify and resolve security issues in automobile software.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/13/2016
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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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ICS Mess: US Industrial Systems The Most Exposed
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New data shows vulnerable ICS equipment even as vendors are improving security.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/12/2016
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EU’s General Data Protection Regulation Is Law: Now What?
Kaushik Narayan, CTO, Skyhigh NetworksCommentary
Organizations have two years to prepare to act as borrowers, not owners, of customer data. Here are seven provisions of the new GPDR you ignore at your peril.
By Kaushik Narayan CTO, Skyhigh Networks, 7/12/2016
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SWIFT Boosts Defense Against Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Cyber security firms hired, intelligence team set up to ward off future attacks on banks through SWIFT.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/12/2016
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Dark Reading Launches Best Of Black Hat Awards Program; Finalists Selected
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingCommentary
New awards recognize innovation on Black Hat exhibit floor, including startups, emerging companies, and industry thinkers.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 7/12/2016
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EU Approves Revised Pact For Data Transfer With US
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Privacy Shield to replace Safe Harbour, ending months of uncertainty for Google, Facebook.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/11/2016
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Cisco Boosts Cloud Security Capabilities With CloudLock Buy
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Network giant will purchase the Massachusetts-based provider of cloud access security broker technology for $293 million.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/28/2016
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Cerber Strikes With Office 365 Zero-Day Attacks
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Ransomware variant continues its success through chameleon-like reinvention.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/27/2016
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The Blind Spot Between The Cloud & The Data Center
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
Ask most enterprise security analysts responsible for detection and response about their visibility into identity access risks and you’re likely to get some confused looks. Here’s why.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 6/27/2016
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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.