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Jose Santana Pleads Guilty In Cell Phone Fraud Scheme
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Santana and co-conspirators committed identity theft costing victims $150,000, according to US Department of Justice.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/27/2016
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Florida Man To Plead Guilty in JPMorgan, Bitcoin Hack Case
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
In Manhattan District Court today Michael Murgio will admit to operating an illegal money transmitting business and paying a bribe to gain access to a credit union.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/27/2016
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Healthcare Suffers Security Awareness Woes
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Weak security practices are putting patient data at risk, new SecurityScorecard report shows.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 10/27/2016
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20 Endpoint Security Questions You Never Thought to Ask
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentaryy
The endpoint detection and response market is exploding! Heres how to make sense of the options, dig deeper, and separate vendor fact from fiction.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 10/26/2016
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Virginia Sen. Mark Warner Questions State Of IoT Security
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
US Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) asks federal agencies about necessary tools to prevent cybercriminals and others from hacking consumer products, including IoT devices.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 10/26/2016
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Getting To The 'Just Right' Level Of Encryption
Jonathan Rosenberg, VP & CTO of Collaboration, CiscoCommentaryy
The key to unlocking secure business messaging is controlling who has the key.
By Jonathan Rosenberg VP & CTO of Collaboration, Cisco, 10/26/2016
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7 Scary Ransomware Families
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Here are seven ransomware variants that can creep up on you.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 10/25/2016
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Blockchain & The Battle To Secure Digital Identities
Xavier Larduinat, Manager for Innovation, GemaltoCommentaryy
This emerging technology is a promising way to verify transactions without compromising your digital identity.
By Xavier Larduinat Manager for Innovation, Gemalto, 10/25/2016
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5 Tips For Preventing IoT Hacks
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
The recent DDoS attack on Dyn was powered in part by a bot army of home devices. How not to let your webcam or other IoT system go rogue.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 10/24/2016
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Deleting Emails Original Sin: An Historical Perspective
Alexander Garca-Tobar, ValiMail CEO & co-founderCommentaryy
Can DMARC do for email security what SSL certificates did for e-commerce?
By Alexander Garca-Tobar ValiMail CEO & co-founder, 10/24/2016
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Microsoft's New Patch Tuesday Model Comes With Benefits And Risks
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Microsoft has transitioned its Patch Tuesday update process to a cumulative rollup model. What businesses need to know about the new patching regimen.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 10/24/2016
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Flipping Security Awareness Training
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentaryy
Threats can be minimized when teams understand business goals and objectives. These four tips can help turn things around.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 10/21/2016
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7 Imminent IoT Threats
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Attacks against smart home products, medical devices, SCADA systems, and other newly network-enabled systems signal the beginning of a new wave of attacks against the IoT.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/21/2016
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How To Crash A Drone By Hacking Its 3D Propeller Design
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Researchers from Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and two other universities show how attackers can exploit 3D manufacturing processes.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/20/2016
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New Free Tool Stops Petya Ransomware & Rootkits
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Meanwhile, Locky puts ransomware on the Check Point Top Three Global Malware List for the first time ever.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/20/2016
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Malvertising Trends: Dont Talk Ad Standards Without Ad Security
Kaiying Fu, Community Manager, CloudbricCommentaryy
How malvertising marries the strengths and weaknesses of the complex digital advertising ecosystem perfectly and what online publishers and security leaders need to do about it.
By Kaiying Fu Community Manager, Cloudbric, 10/19/2016
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4 Ways To Sniff Out A Tech Support Scam
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Malwarebytes gives a peek at the anatomy of a tech support scam; scammers at one time were selling $25 versions of Malwarebytes software for as much as $1,000.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 10/18/2016
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5 Tips For Keeping Small Businesses Secure
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a look at that five-step process developed by the BBB and NCSA.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 10/17/2016
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Hacking Voting Systems: A Reality Check
Carson Sweet, Co-Founder & CTO, CloudPassageCommentaryy
Can democracy be hacked? Yes, but not in the way you might think.
By Carson Sweet Co-Founder & CTO, CloudPassage, 10/17/2016
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Encryption: A Backdoor For One Is A Backdoor For All
Joe Levy, Chief Technology Officer, SophosCommentaryy
We need legislation that allows law enforcement to find criminals and terrorists without eroding our security and privacy.
By Joe Levy Chief Technology Officer, Sophos, 10/14/2016
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