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Avalanche Botnet Comes Tumbling Down In Largest-Ever Sinkholing Operation
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
800,000 domains seized, sinkholed, or blocked, and five individuals arrested, in international effort to bring down botnet linked to 17 major malware families.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/1/2016
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Windows Malware Infections Spiked 106% From Black Friday To Cyber Monday
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The number of infected PCs jumped some 106% during the holiday season's first shopping weekend and 118% above normal on Cyber Monday.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/30/2016
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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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European Commission Hit By DDoS Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The cyberattack lasted for several hours and affected output but no loss of data was reported.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/29/2016
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German Telco Probes Possible Hack Of 900,000 Customers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Network outages bring down services of many Deutsche Telekom customers raising suspicion that external parties may be involved.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/29/2016
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Learning To Trust Cloud Security
Larry Biagini, Chief Technology Evangelist, ZscalerCommentary
Cloud-centric computing is inevitable, so you need to face your concerns and be realistic about risks.
By Larry Biagini Chief Technology Evangelist, Zscaler, 11/14/2016
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The Big Lesson We Must Learn From The Dyn DDoS Attack
Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, IllummioCommentary
The vulnerabilities that make IoT devices susceptible to being used in a botnet also make them the perfect avenue into our data centers and clouds.
By Nathaniel Gleicher, , 11/9/2016
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Stay Vigilant To The Evolving Threat Of Social Engineering
Dan Cuddeford, Director of Sales Engineering, WanderaCommentary
Even the most cyber-savvy individuals can easily get tripped up by a social engineering attack. But users can trip-up a threat simply by paying attention.
By Dan Cuddeford Director of Sales Engineering, Wandera, 11/8/2016
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The 7 Types Of Security Jobs, According To NIST
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
NISTs Cybersecurity Workforce Framework gives the security industry a way to classify specific specialty areas and work roles and identify a path for career growth.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/8/2016
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Synopsys Expands Software Security With Cigital, Codiscope Acquisitions
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Deal is expected to close by December 2016 and will be funded with combination of US cash and debt.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/8/2016
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New Free Mirai Scanner Tools Spot Infected, Vulnerable IoT Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Imperva and Rapid7 have built scanners to discover IoT devices vulnerable or infected with Mirai malware.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/8/2016
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China Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Law
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Global business and rights groups raise concern about the censorship that could impact foreign business interests.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/8/2016
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Changing IoT Passwords Won't Stop Attacks. Here's What Will.
Paul Madsen, Senior Technical Architect, Ping IdentityCommentary
The solution will take an industry-wide effort, it won't happen overnight, and the problem is not the users' fault!
By Paul Madsen Senior Technical Architect, Ping Identity, 11/7/2016
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Election 2016 & WikiLeaks: Bad, But Not Your Worst Nightmare
Ed Amoroso, CEO, TAG Cyber LLCCommentary
John Podesta may be the poster child for poor user security practices but the real problem is rigid regulatory compliance frameworks that perpetuate ineffective perimeter defenses.
By Ed Amoroso CEO, TAG Cyber LLC, 11/4/2016
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Managing Multi-Cloud Security Whether You Want to or Not
Jeff Schilling, Chief of Operations and Security, ArmorCommentary
Yes, it is possible to orchestrate security across multiple clouds without creating performance hurdles. Heres how.
By Jeff Schilling Chief of Operations and Security, Armor, 11/3/2016
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Catching Online Scammers, Dealers & Drug Dealers With DNS
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at Black Hat Europe this week will demonstrate a streamlined technique for spotting and identifying illicit narcotics, counterfeiters, and other scammer websites and operations.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/2/2016
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Business Security Confidence Contradicts High Success Rate Of Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Research indicates one in three cyberattacks results in a security breach, but most organizations are confident in their defense tactics.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/2/2016
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7 Reasons Consumers Dont Take Action on Cybersecurity
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Security awareness is high but its hard to turn personal knowledge into effective practices.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/1/2016
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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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Public Wi-Fi Use Grows, Despite Security Risks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Survey says although 91% of the respondents admit that public Wi-Fi is insecure, 89% still use it.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2016
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