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In Cyber, Who Do We Trust to Protect the Business?
Peter Gleason, President & CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)Commentary
If business leaders and directors continue to view cybersecurity as mainly a matter for the IT department, they will leave their companies exposed to significant risks.
By Peter Gleason President & CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), 3/16/2017
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FBI Chief Calls for United Fight Against Cybercrime
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James Comey stresses the need to address encryption challenges faced by law enforcement.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/10/2017
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New Yorks Cyber Regulations: How to Take Action & Whos Next
Prakash Linga, CTO & Co-founder of VeraCommentary
Even if your company isnt directly subject to these new rules, you can assume that the approach will be adopted by regulatory agencies at home and abroad eventually.
By Prakash Linga , 3/6/2017
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US Lawmakers Seek Grant For State, Local Cybersecurity
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State Cyber Resiliency Act aims to increase resources for governments so they can fight cyber threats.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/6/2017
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Yahoo CEO Punished for Data Breaches
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Marissa Mayer will be denied her annual bonus of around $2 million and also forgoes annual stock award worth millions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/3/2017
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New Cybersecurity Regulations Begin Today For NY Banks
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
New York's new security regulations for financial industry viewed as potential model for other states.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/1/2017
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Cyber Insurance Uptake Hampered By Skewed Data, Poor Communication
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Only 29% of US businesses have cyber insurance; Deloitte outlines steps for insurance companies to improve risk models, communication, and policy sales.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/25/2017
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After Election Interference, RSA Conference Speakers Ask What Comes Next
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Election-tampering called 'a red line we should not allow anyone to cross.'
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/17/2017
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Microsoft President Says Tech Industry Should Be 'Neutral Digital Switzerland'
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
RSA Conference: Brad Smith also says the world needs a "Digital Geneva Convention" to establish the international rules for nation-state cyber conflict.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/14/2017
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National Security, Regulation, Identity Top Themes At Cloud Security Summit
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Gen. Keith Alexander gives Trump a thumbs-up and Cloud Security Alliance releases a new application.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/13/2017
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Talking Cybersecurity From A Risk Management Point of View
Steven Grossman, VP of Strategy & Enablement, Bay DynamicsCommentary
CenturyLink CSO David Mahon reflects on the evolution of the chief information security officer, and why todays CISOs are increasingly adopting a risk-based approach to security.
By Steven Grossman VP of Strategy & Enablement, Bay Dynamics, 2/3/2017
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This Week On Dark Reading
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
This week: how to get paid by cyber insurers and avoid paying ransoms.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/30/2017
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Why Youre Doing Cybersecurity Risk Measurement Wrong
Daniel Gordon, Cyber Intel Analyst, Lockheed Martin Computer Incident Response TeamCommentary
Measuring risk isnt as simple as some make it out to be, but there are best practices to help you embrace the complexity in a productive way. Here are five.
By Daniel Gordon Cyber Intel Analyst, Lockheed Martin Computer Incident Response Team, 1/30/2017
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US Seeks To Intervene In Case Against Privacy Shield
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Digital Rights Ireland has challenged the data transfer pact raising questions of its ability to protect EU privacy.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/20/2017
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Credit Freeze: The New Normal In Data Breach Protection?
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
In era of rampant identity theft, consumers should be offered the protection of a credit freeze by default, instead of a nuisance fee each time a freeze is placed or removed.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 1/11/2017
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FTC Charges D-Link With Unsecure Routers And IP Cameras
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Federal Trade Commission voices concerns in US district court that D-Link products had put consumers' privacy at risk.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/6/2017
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44% Of Companies Miss Breach Reporting Deadlines
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Balabit research on security investigation says organizations lack of understanding lead to delay in breach probe.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/20/2016
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Ashley Madison To Pay $17.5 Million In Breach Settlement
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Ashley Madison was found guilty of lax data security and also corrupt practices including photo and profile misuse.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/15/2016
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Why Video Game Publishers Must Adopt Enforceable Security Standards
Matthew Cook, Co-founder, Panopticon LaboratoriesCommentary
Video games have been under attack at an unprecedented rate since 2012, with cyber criminals playing an increasingly significant role.
By Matthew Cook Co-founder, Panopticon Laboratories, 12/9/2016
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How Retailers Can Fight Holiday Season Hackers
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Experts offer tips for locking down retailers point-of-sale systems for the busy holiday shopping season.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/8/2016
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