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Social Media Impersonators Drive Security Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
A new pool of research digs into the fraudulent social media accounts, a growing threat to individuals and businesses.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/21/2017
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New Attack Threatens Android For Work Security
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The enterprise privacy app, designed to separate personal and business information, is open to attacks putting corporate data at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/16/2017
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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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Keep Employees Secure, Wherever They Are
Matthew Gyde, Group Executive, Security, for Dimension DataCommentary
As workers grow more dispersed, organizations need to focus on three areas to maintain security.
By Matthew Gyde Group Executive, Security, for Dimension Data, 2/10/2017
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New Method Can Catch Smartphone Thieves In 14 Seconds
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
New research from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev shows promise in quickly identifying smartphone hackers.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/7/2017
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Enterprise Android Vs iOS: Which is More Secure?
Satish Shetty, CEO, Codeproof TechnologiesCommentary
The answer is not as simple as you think. A mobile security expert parses the pros and cons.
By Satish Shetty CEO, Codeproof Technologies, 2/7/2017
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Google Removes Ransomware-Laden App From Play Store
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Incident is believed to be first time threat actors have snuck ransomware into Googles official mobile app store.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/25/2017
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Cloud Is Security-Ready But Is Your Security Team Ready For Cloud?
Frank Mong, Senior VP, Product, Industry & Solutions Marketing, Palo Alto NetworksCommentary
Cloud computing has moved beyond the early adopter phase and is now mainstream. Heres how to keep data safe in an evolving ecosystem.
By Frank Mong Senior VP, Product, Industry & Solutions Marketing, Palo Alto Networks, 1/25/2017
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Mobile Security Gap Threatens Enterprises
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Rush to release, rapid growth in mobile malware is exacerbating the problem, two reports show.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/18/2017
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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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Ransomware Has Evolved, And Its Name Is Doxware
Chris Ensey, COO of Dunbar Security SolutionsCommentary
The latest form of malware holds computers hostage and compromises the privacy of conversations, photos, and sensitive files.
By Chris Ensey COO of Dunbar Security Solutions, 1/4/2017
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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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The Human Firewall: Why People Are Critical To Email Security
Roland Cloutier, Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADPCommentary
Technology is just the beginning; employees must be fully on board with security procedures.
By Roland Cloutier Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADP, 12/2/2016
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The Rise Of SecBizOps & Why It Matters
Kevin O'Brien, Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHornCommentary
By aligning security dollars and technology with core business requirements, infosec can become a business enabler, not a business impediment.
By Kevin O'Brien Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHorn, 11/30/2016
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Cybersecurity User Training That Sticks: 3 Steps
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
People are eager for common-sense advice that gives them control over their environment and helps them stay safe online.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 11/29/2016
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Q&A: SonicWall CEO Talks Rise Of Ransomware, IoT
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Bill Conner discusses security risks at top of mind as the newly appointed leader of SonicWall, a company becoming independent for the second time.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/28/2016
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WindTalker Attack Finds New Vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi Networks
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
White hat researchers show how hackers read keystrokes to potentially compromise cellphone and tablet users on public Wi-Fi and home networks.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/21/2016
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Millions Exposed In Data Breach At UK Telecom Three
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Three, a British ISP and telecom company, suffers major breach of its upgrade database, impacting two-thirds of its 9 million users.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/21/2016
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China's Jinping Opens Tech Meet With Calls For 'Fair & Equitable' Internet
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The third Wuzhen World Internet Conference had a strong presence of US tech companies despite criticism of Chinas Internet laws.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/18/2016
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Firmware Secretly Sent Text, Call Data On Android Users To China
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Several Android models sold in the US likely impacted, says Kryptowire
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/15/2016
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