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Controlling Privileged Access To Prevent Rogue Users In Active Directory
Derek Melber, Technical Evangelist for ManageEngineCommentary
Knowing which of your employees have which privileges is the first step to staying safe.
By Derek Melber Technical Evangelist for ManageEngine, 2/20/2017
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Why Identity Has Become A Top Concern For CSOs
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
Seven of the world's top security leaders share their fears and challenges around the critical new role of identity in the fight against cyber adversaries.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 2/14/2017
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4 Signs You, Your Users, Tech Peers & C-Suite All Have 'Security Fatigue'
Tom Pendergast, Chief Strategist, Security, Privacy, & Compliance, MediaProCommentary
If security fatigue is the disease we've all got, the question is how do we get over it?
By Tom Pendergast Chief Strategist, Security, Privacy, & Compliance, MediaPro, 2/9/2017
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What to Watch (& Avoid) At RSAC
Mike D. Kail, Chief Innovation Officer, CybricCommentary
A renowned security veteran shares his RSA dance card, offering views on technologies destined for the dustbin of history and those that will move the industry forward.
By Mike D. Kail Chief Innovation Officer, Cybric, 2/8/2017
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Appeals Court Orders Review Of 2015 Target Breach Settlement
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Order follows victim appeal to hold the retailer liable for future identity theft claims stemming from the 2013 breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/6/2017
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10 Essential Elements For Your Incident-Response Plan
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
The middle of a DDoS attack or ransomware infection is hardly the time to start talking about divisions of labor, or who should do what when.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/2/2017
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The Trouble With DMARC: 4 Serious Stumbling Blocks
Alexander Garca-Tobar, ValiMail CEO & co-founderCommentary
Popularity for the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance email authentication standard is growing. So why are enterprises still struggling to implement it?
By Alexander Garca-Tobar ValiMail CEO & co-founder, 1/24/2017
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Cyber Lessons From NSAs Admiral Michael Rogers
Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, IllummioCommentary
Security teams must get better at catching intruders where we have the advantage: on our own networks.
By Nathaniel Gleicher Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, Illummio, 1/19/2017
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Advances In SSL: 5 Strategies For Secure, High-Performance Load Balancers
Ranga Rajagopalan, Chief Technology Officer, Avi NetworksCommentary
Today, even Netflix is streaming hit movies and TV shows via encrypted connections! Heres how to manage higher volumes of encrypted traffic without bogging down your network.
By Ranga Rajagopalan Chief Technology Officer, Avi Networks, 1/17/2017
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10 Cocktail Party Security Tips From The Experts
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Security pros offer basic advice to help average users ward off the bad guys.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/13/2017
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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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Survey Points to Slight Rise in Adaptive Authentication Over 2FA
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
SecureAuth study reports a majority of IT decision makers and security pros have issues with two-factor authentication.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/11/2017
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A Vendor's Security Reality: Comply Or Good-Bye
John Moynihan, President, Minuteman GovernanceCommentary
Privacy compliance is now mission critical. Third-party suppliers that fail to meet data protection mandates will be excluded from doing business in lucrative vertical markets.
By John Moynihan President, Minuteman Governance, 1/4/2017
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Yahoo Customer Database Unaffected By Breaches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Verto Analytics study reveals longtime users prefer sticking to Yahoo despite hacks to avoid switching hassles.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/3/2017
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Macau Resident Held For Hacking, Insider Trading Charges In US
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Iat Hong and two others allegedly breached computers of major US law firms and stole confidential exchange on M&A transactions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/28/2016
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Network Security: An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Reaction
Jon Kim, Director of NextGen Networking, Force 3Commentary
For humans ailments, prevention might begin with an allergist. In security, it's the network engineer.
By Jon Kim Director of NextGen Networking, Force 3, 12/22/2016
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Financial Data Worth Millions Unwittingly Exposed In Ameriprise Accounts
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Leak of bank account and financial planning details emanated from a financial advisor's unsecured Internet-connected backup drive at home.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/19/2016
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8 Most Hackable Holiday Gifts, 2016 Edition
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
You better watch out! Otherwise, you may be giving the gift of malware or unauthorized access to networks and devices.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 12/14/2016
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The Internet Of Things: When Bigger Is Not Better
Paul Vixie, Chairman & CEO, Farsight Security, Inc.Commentary
What happens when 10,000 companies add programmability and connectivity to their products, and we increase the Internets attack surface by a million times or more?
By Paul Vixie Chairman & CEO, Farsight Security, Inc., 12/13/2016
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Pay Ransom Or Infect Others!
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Still under development, new ransomware will ask victims to free their files by paying 1 bitcoin or by infecting two others.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/12/2016
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