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Users Overshare Sensitive Enterprise Data
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Survey finds nearly half of the employees trained to protect sensitive data engage in risky security practices.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/20/2017
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Microsoft: Foreign Surveillance Requests Under FISA Shot Up in 2016
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The company received 1,000-1,499 surveillance requests from January0- toJune 2016, the highest since 2011.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2017
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Health Savings Account Fraud: The Rapidly Growing Threat
Vitali Kremez, Director of Research, FlashpointCommentary
As income tax season comes to a close, financially-motivated cybercriminals are honing new tactics for monetizing medical PII.
By Vitali Kremez Director of Research, Flashpoint, 4/14/2017
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Cybersecurity & Fitness: Weekend Warriors Need Not Apply
Mike D. Kail, Chief Innovation Officer, CybricCommentary
It takes consistency and a repeatable but flexible approach to achieve sustainable, measurable gains in both disciplines.
By Mike D. Kail Chief Innovation Officer, Cybric, 4/12/2017
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The New Shadow IT: Custom Data Center Applications
Kaushik Narayan, CTO, Skyhigh NetworksCommentary
If you think youve finally gotten control of unsanctioned user apps, think again. The next wave of rogue apps is on its way from your data center to the cloud.
By Kaushik Narayan CTO, Skyhigh Networks, 4/7/2017
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11 UK Charities Punished for Violating Data Privacy Law
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Organizations fined between 6,000 and 18,000 by UKs Information Commissioners Office.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/6/2017
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GDPR Doesnt Need to be GDP-Argh!
Samantha Humphries, International Solutions Marketing Manager, Rapid7Commentary
These 10 steps will ease the pain of compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, the EU's new privacy law that goes into effect in a little over a year.
By Samantha Humphries International Solutions Marketing Manager, Rapid7, 4/5/2017
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As Cloud Use Expands, So Do Security Blind Spots, Studies Show
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Three-quarters of IaaS and SaaS apps arent monitored.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/4/2017
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Privacy Babel: Making Sense of Global Privacy Regulations
Dimitri Sirota, Founder & CEO of BigIDCommentary
Countries around the world are making their own privacy laws. How can a global company possibly keep up?
By Dimitri Sirota Founder & CEO of BigID, 3/29/2017
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Cloud Security: New Research Says IT Pros Still Skittish
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Respondents complain in two studies that traditional security tools dont work in the cloud, and cant deliver visibility across multiple cloud environments.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/29/2017
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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
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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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