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Building Black Hat: Locking Down One Of The World’s Biggest Security Conferences
Aamir Lakhani, Senior Security Strategist & Hacker, Fortinet, FortiGuard Advanced LabsCommentary
For security pros, being asked to help secure Black Hat is like being asked to play on the Olympic basketball team.
By Aamir Lakhani Senior Security Strategist & Hacker, Fortinet, FortiGuard Advanced Labs, 7/25/2016
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7 Need-To-Know Attack Stats
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Facts & figures about average dwell times, incident response speeds, and which direction the 'detection deficit' is heading.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/21/2016
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Symantec’s Purchase of Blue Coat Fills Critical Product Gap, Interim President Says
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Combined business will have a product portfolio that is wide enough to address all threat vectors, Ajei Gopal says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/16/2016
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Cisco Invests $10 Million To Tackle Cybersecurity Talent Gap
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers BureauNews
The company’s Global Cybersecurity Scholarship program is looking to diversify the talent pool by working with veterans, women and those early in their careers.
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 6/14/2016
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Symantec To Spend $4.65 Billion On Blue Coat
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Deal will reportedly make company the world’s largest enterprise security business by revenues, but some in infosec industry are concerned.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/14/2016
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The End Of A Security Decade -- And The Beginning Of A New One
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingCommentary
Dark Reading wraps up its 10th anniversary coverage with a final look back at the decade -- and a look ahead.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 6/10/2016
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Microsegmentation & The Need For An Intelligent Attack Surface
Doug Gourlay,  Corporate VP, Skyport SystemsCommentary
There is a fundamental difference in the security posture and technology for protecting the White House versus a Social Security office in California. So, too, for the critical apps and systems that are likely targets in your enterprise.
By Doug Gourlay Corporate VP, Skyport Systems, 6/7/2016
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10 Sea-Changing IT Security Trends Of The Last 10 Years
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingNews
A look at ten of the megatrends that have shaped IT security -- and in some cases, enterprise business -- over the last decade.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 5/31/2016
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GhostShell Leaks Data From 32 Sites In ‘Light Hacktivism’ Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
After a few months of silence, the Romanian hacktivist is back to expose the dangers of leaving FTP ports unprotected.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/17/2016
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5 Secret Habits Of Highly Successful Network Security Programs
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The key ingredients to network cybersecurity success and how they improve security results.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/16/2016
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The Growing Sophistication Of Distributed Attacks
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Botnet and DDoS attacks growing more advanced and more crucial than ever to cybercriminal's attack strategies.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/26/2016
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5 Features to Look For In A Next-Generation Firewall
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
When it comes to NGFWs, it’s the integration that counts.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 4/22/2016
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Mea Culpa: Time To Build Security Into Connectivity
Mark Hoover, CEO, Vidder, Inc.Commentary
How those of us who spent decades developing faster, easier, and more scalable networking technology have made the lives of our security counterparts a living hell.
By Mark Hoover CEO, Vidder, Inc., 4/21/2016
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How Hackers Have Honed Their Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
More organizations are getting breached, but data exfiltration is becoming harder for attackers, new data shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/21/2016
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Securing the Weakest Link: Insiders
Philip Casesa, CISSP, CSSLP, PMP, Product Development Strategist, (ISC)²Commentary
No longer is a hoodie-wearing malicious hacker the most obvious perpetrator of an inside cyber attack.
By Philip Casesa CISSP, CSSLP, PMP, Product Development Strategist, (ISC)², 4/13/2016
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Machine Learning In Security: Seeing the Nth Dimension in Signatures
Gunter Ollmann,  Chief Security Officer, VectraCommentary
How adding “supervised” machine learning to the development of n-dimensional signature engines is moving the detection odds back to the defender.
By Gunter Ollmann Chief Security Officer, Vectra, 3/31/2016
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Machine Learning In Security: Good & Bad News About Signatures
Gunter Ollmann,  Chief Security Officer, VectraCommentary
Why security teams that rely solely on signature-based detection are overwhelmed by a high number of alerts.
By Gunter Ollmann Chief Security Officer, Vectra, 3/30/2016
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Like It Or Not, Firewalls Still Front And Center
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Firewalls are still central to most network defense strategies, new State of the Firewall report says.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/28/2016
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In Brief: Fidelis CSO Talks Insider Threats, Detection Vs. Prevention
Brian Gillooly, Vice President, Event Content & Strategy, UBM TechCommentaryVideo
Chief security officer of Fidelis Cybersecurity talks about the balancing act of both protecting the organization's insiders and protecting the organization from its insiders.
By Brian Gillooly Vice President, Event Content & Strategy, UBM Tech, 3/22/2016
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Cloud Survival Guide: 3 Tips For CISOs
Amrit Williams, CTO, CloudPassageCommentary
To thrive in the cloud era, CISOs must refashion their roles as business enablers, adopt automation wherever possible, and go back to the basics on security hygiene.
By Amrit Williams CTO, CloudPassage, 3/7/2016
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The cybersecurity profession struggles to retain women (figures range from 10 to 20 percent). It's particularly worrisome for an industry with a rapidly growing number of vacant positions.

So why does the shortage of women continue to be worse in security than in other IT sectors? How can men in infosec be better allies for women; and how can women be better allies for one another? What is the industry doing to fix the problem -- what's working, and what isn't?

Is this really a problem at all? Are the low numbers simply an indication that women do not want to be in cybersecurity, and is it possible that more women will never want to be in cybersecurity? How many women would we need to see in the industry to declare success?

Join Dark Reading senior editor Sara Peters and guests Angela Knox of Cloudmark, Barrett Sellers of Arbor Networks, Regina Wallace-Jones of Facebook, Steve Christey Coley of MITRE, and Chris Roosenraad of M3AAWG on Wednesday, July 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss all this and more.