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To Gain Influence, CISOs Must Get Security's Human Element Right
Rocco Grillo, Cyber Resilience Leader at Stroz FriedbergCommentary
Focusing on certain elements of security in isolation can cause a false sense of security.
By Rocco Grillo Cyber Resilience Leader at Stroz Friedberg, 3/29/2017
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Getting Beyond the Buzz & Hype of Threat Hunting
Kyle Wilhoit, Senior Security Researcher, DomainToolsCommentary
When harnessed properly, threat hunting can be one of the most useful techniques for finding attackers in your network. But it wont happen overnight.
By Kyle Wilhoit Senior Security Researcher, DomainTools, 3/20/2017
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New Wave of Security Acquisitions Signals Start of Consolidation Trend
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
A dozen recent high-profile deals reflect cybersecurity vendors' hopes of expanding their offerings with next-generation technology, ideas, and talent.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/20/2017
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Ethical Hacking: The Most Important Job No One Talks About
Amit Ashbel, Cybersecurity Evangelist at CheckmarxCommentary
If your company doesn't have an ethical hacker on the security team, it's playing a one-sided game of defense against attackers.
By Amit Ashbel Cybersecurity Evangelist at Checkmarx, 3/16/2017
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Trust Begins With Layer 1 Encryption
Hector Menendez, Product Marketing Manager, IP/Optical Networks, NokiaCommentary
In todays distributed environment, cloud and communication service providers can play a key role in providing organizations with a scalable and secure platform for the connection of everything to everything. Heres how.
By Hector Menendez Product Marketing Manager, IP/Optical Networks, Nokia, 3/15/2017
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What Your SecOps Team Can (and Should) Do
Chris Crowley, Independent Consultant at Montance, LLCCommentary
If your organization has all of these pieces in place, congratulations!
By Chris Crowley Independent Consultant at Montance, LLC, 3/13/2017
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Mobile (In)security: Dark Reading Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Clever word play on mobile ransomware, cloud and the Internet of Things. And the winners are
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 3/9/2017
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Securing Todays 'Elastic Attack Surface'
Amit Yoran, Chairman & CEO, Tenable Network SecurityCommentary
The foundation of good cybersecurity is knowing your network. But as organizations embrace new technologies, that simple task has gotten incredibly difficult.
By Amit Yoran Chairman & CEO, Tenable Network Security, 3/9/2017
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9 Phishing Lures that Could Hijack your 2017 Tax Refund
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Scammers are taking an aggressive approach to tax season this year, packing attachments and links with banking Trojans, and fairly new strains of ransomware.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/9/2017
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Trust, Cloud & the Quest for a Glass Wall around Security
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentary
In the next year, were going to see a leap towards strategic, business-level objectives that can be resolved by simplifying infrastructure and granting greater visibility in real time.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 3/8/2017
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FTC Report Highlights Low DMARC Adoption
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
New Federal Trade Commission research discovers most online businesses employ email authentication, but few use DMARC to combat phishing.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/6/2017
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7 Hot Security Terms (and Buzzwords) to Know
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
How the security industry has a conversation with itself is constantly changing and the latest terms as well as buzzwords point us to where the technology is heading.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 3/6/2017
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Palo Alto Networks Acquires LightCyber
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Company will integrate LightCyber technology into its Next-Generation Security Platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/1/2017
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Tunneling Through The "Walls" Of IoT In The Enterprise
Jose Nazario, Director of Security Research at FastlyCommentary
The movie "Die Hard" has a thing or two to teach us about the pitfalls of the Internet of Things.
By Jose Nazario Director of Security Research at Fastly, 2/22/2017
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Why We Need To Reinvent How We Catalogue Malware
Paul Shomo,  Technical Manager Strategic Partnerships, Guidance SoftwareCommentary
One obvious trend: crimeware technologies that come with simple user consoles and functionality to create unique binaries at the click of a button.
By Paul Shomo Technical Manager Strategic Partnerships, Guidance Software, 2/22/2017
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IoT Security: A Ways To Go, But Some Interim Steps For Safety
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
The Internet of Things remains vulnerable to botnets and malware, but Cisco's Anthony Grieco offers some tips to keep networks and users more secure
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/15/2017
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Verizon Data Breach Digest Triangulates Humanity Inside Security
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
The 99-page report breaks out 16 different attack scenarios and specifies the target, sophistication level, attributes, and attack patterns, along with their times to discovery and containment.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/13/2017
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How Cybercriminals Turn Employees Into Rogue Insiders
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The Dark Web is a growing threat to organizations as hackers recruit insiders with access to corporate networks.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/31/2017
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How I Would Hack Your Network (If I Woke Up Evil)
John Strand, SANS Senior Instructor & Owner, Black Hills Information SecurityCommentary
How would an attacker target your company? Here's a first-person account of what might happen.
By John Strand SANS Senior Instructor & Owner, Black Hills Information Security, 1/26/2017
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4 Reasons Why You Should Take Ransomware Seriously
Dan Larson,  Technical Director at CrowdStrikeCommentary
The threats keep getting more sophisticated and the stakes keep getting higher. Is your organization ready to meet the challenge?
By Dan Larson Technical Director at CrowdStrike, 1/24/2017
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netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

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