Operations // Careers & People
3/31/2014
01:55 PM
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas
Commentary
Connect Directly
Twitter
LinkedIn
RSS
E-Mail
100%
0%

Community & A Virtual Handshake

A secret handshake means you are part of a shared experience. That's what the Dark Reading community is all about.

If you had any doubt that security geeks are a breed apart, German researchers (definitely geeks) found evidence a few years ago that the "secret handshake" of experience has been passed down through the evolutionary chain from generations of chimpanzees. That handshake makes subcultures or communities distinct from the mainstream.

For the past few days, I've been honored to "shake hands" with many of you in the security community as we've hashed out a range of issues, from the skills shortage to the Target breach and the balance between privacy and security in the post-Snowden era.

But a secret handshake represents a lot more than conversation and culture. It means we are part of a something larger -- a community. We are connected by the unique lingo, memes, and passions we all share. When those things are acknowledged, we know we are among friends.

That's the kind of environment we intend to create at Dark Reading with our new platform designed to foster high-IQ conversations about the critical security issues of the day. Our aim is to foster a dialogue among practitioners that is both relevant and personal. But it's a goal that can succeed only with your help and active participation.

How will that happen?

First of all, we want you to tell us about the trends you are seeing in security, where you have found success, and what you think about the headlines and analysis from our award-winning news team, as well as the opinions voiced by industry leaders. But because we know it's tough combating threats and protecting sensitive corporate data, we are also planning some lighter fare -- cartoons, contests, slide shows, and flash polls that will put a smile on your face and keep you in good spirits as you face the trials ahead.

Here's how to get started helping us build Dark Reading's security community.

  • Register for the site, create a user profile, and tell us a little bit about yourself. Your user profile will automatically archive your comments and conduct private chats with other members.
  • Comment on the article boards. Agree or disagree. Ask questions. Share your ideas on how to solve a problem. But keep the conversation at a high level. We will monitor the boards closely to keep them free from spam and product pitches.
  • Start your own blog or discussion board topic. On the home page, under "Current Conversations," click "More Conversations." Hit "Start a Board," and write a personal commentary on a hot-button topic.
  • Be social. Share Dark Reading's best ideas, blogs, and threads with your colleagues and friends through email and social media.

Our secret handshake may be a virtual one, but it's one we hope will help strengthen our community.

Marilyn has been covering technology for business, government, and consumer audiences for over 20 years. Prior to joining UBM, Marilyn worked for nine years as editorial director at TechTarget Inc., where she launched six Websites for IT managers and administrators supporting ... View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Marilyn Cohodas
100%
0%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
4/2/2014 | 4:51:03 PM
Re: Saving items?
My error, LB. The functionality to save your favorite blogs is not available at the moment.  
lafritz65
50%
50%
lafritz65,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/2/2014 | 2:57:25 PM
Saving items?
How do I "save your favorite blogs and news"?  I see links or buttons to add a comment, email the item, "like" it, print it, or add an RSS feed, but nothing to save it so I can reference it later, if desired.

LB
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Current Issue
Dark Reading Tech Digest, Dec. 19, 2014
Software-defined networking can be a net plus for security. The key: Work with the network team to implement gradually, test as you go, and take the opportunity to overhaul your security strategy.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2014-7266
Published: 2015-02-01
Algorithmic complexity vulnerability in Cybozu Remote Service Manager through 2.3.0 and 3.x through 3.1.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via vectors that trigger colliding hash-table keys. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2...

CVE-2014-7269
Published: 2015-02-01
ASUS JAPAN RT-AC87U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.378.3754 and earlier, RT-AC68U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, RT-AC56S routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, RT-N66U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, and RT-N56U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376....

CVE-2014-7270
Published: 2015-02-01
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability on ASUS JAPAN RT-AC87U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.378.3754 and earlier, RT-AC68U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, RT-AC56S routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, RT-N66U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earl...

CVE-2014-8630
Published: 2015-02-01
Bugzilla before 4.0.16, 4.1.x and 4.2.x before 4.2.12, 4.3.x and 4.4.x before 4.4.7, and 5.x before 5.0rc1 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary commands by leveraging the editcomponents privilege and triggering crafted input to a two-argument Perl open call, as demonstrated by shel...

CVE-2014-9200
Published: 2015-02-01
Stack-based buffer overflow in an unspecified DLL file in a DTM development kit in Schneider Electric Unity Pro, SoMachine, SoMove, SoMove Lite, Modbus Communication Library 2.2.6 and earlier, CANopen Communication Library 1.0.2 and earlier, EtherNet/IP Communication Library 1.0.0 and earlier, EM X8...

Best of the Web
Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
If you’re a security professional, you’ve probably been asked many questions about the December attack on Sony. On Jan. 21 at 1pm eastern, you can join a special, one-hour Dark Reading Radio discussion devoted to the Sony hack and the issues that may arise from it.