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Which Apps Should You Secure First? Wrong Question.
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast SecurityCommentary
Instead, develop security instrumentation capability and stop wasting time on '4 terrible tactics' that focus on the trivial.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 3/5/2015
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Why Security Awareness Alone Won’t Stop Hackers
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
End-user training is a noble pursuit but it’s no defense against “low and slow” attacks that take months and years to carry out.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 3/2/2015
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Cyber Intelligence: Defining What You Know
Jason Polancich, Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabsCommentary
Too often management settles for security data about things that are assumed rather than things you can prove or that you know are definitely wrong.
By Jason Polancich Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabs, 2/27/2015
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Ramnit Botnet Disrupted By International Public-Private Collaboration
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Europol leads the effort to bring down the bank credential-stealing botnet that infected 3.2 million computers across the globe.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/25/2015
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Customers Aren’t the Only Victims: 5 Stages Of Data Breach Grief
Ricky Link, Managing Director, Coalfire Systems, Southwest RegionCommentary
What can we learn from organizations that have experienced a data beach? For one thing, infosec teams on the front lines of cyber security are also victims.
By Ricky Link Managing Director, Coalfire Systems, Southwest Region, 2/25/2015
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From Hacking Systems To Hacking People
Larry Ponemon, Chairman & Founder, Ponemon InstituteCommentary
New low-tech attack methods like ‘visual hacking’ demand an information security environment that values data privacy and a self-policing culture.
By Larry Ponemon Chairman & Founder, Ponemon Institute, 2/24/2015
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Blackhat, The Movie: Good, Bad & Ridiculous
Jeff Schmidt, Founder & CEO of JAS Global Advisors LLCCommentary
It didn’t take home an Oscar, but in some instances Blackhat was right on point. Still, a white-hat hacker with the skills to take out armed opponents?
By Jeff Schmidt Founder & CEO of JAS Global Advisors LLC, 2/23/2015
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How To Get More Involved In The IT Security Community
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingCommentary
Dark Reading Radio offers tips on how to network with your IT security peers, learn more about the industry and the profession, and participate in community outreach
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 2/18/2015
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How We Can Prevent Another Anthem Breach
Dave Kearns, Analyst, Kuppinger-ColeCommentary
Two things could have mitigated the damage and maybe even prevented any loss at all: behavioral analysis and context-aware access control.
By Dave Kearns Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole, 2/18/2015
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Microsoft Fix For Critical Active Directory Bug A Year In The Making
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
This critical Active Directory vuln along with two other particularly 'nasty' critical flaws have experts pushing organizations to pick up patching pace.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/11/2015
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A Winning Strategy: Must Patch, Should Patch, Can't Patch
Jeff Schilling, CSO, FirehostCommentary
The best way to have a significant impact on your company's security posture is to develop an organized effort for patching vulnerabilities.
By Jeff Schilling CSO, Firehost, 2/11/2015
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Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap: 3 Big Steps
Michelle Drolet, Founder, TowerwallCommentary
The stakes are high. Establishing clear pathways into the industry, standardizing jobs, and assessing skills will require industry-wide consensus and earnest collaboration.
By Michelle Drolet Founder, Towerwall, 2/9/2015
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Anthem Breach Should Convince Healthcare To Double Down On Security
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Mega breach brings focus back on inadequacies of healthcare security.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/6/2015
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Why Israel Hacks
Mike Walls, Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWaveCommentary
Israel's tenuous position in the world drives its leaders to stay ahead of its cyber adversaries, chief among them the Islamic Republic of Iran.
By Mike Walls Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWave, 2/5/2015
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A Mere 8 Days After Breach, Anthem Healthcare Notifies Customers
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Was the data encrypted in storage? Investigators aren't saying, but they hint that it wouldn't matter either way.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/5/2015
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Shifting Paradigms: The Case for Cyber Counter-Intelligence
Adam Firestone, President & GM, Kaspersky Government Security SolutionsCommentary
Cyber Counter-Intelligence and traditional information security share many aspects. But CCI picks up where infosec ends -- with an emphasis on governance, automation, timeliness, and reporting.
By Adam Firestone President & GM, Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, 2/4/2015
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RSA's Coviello To Retire Due To Health Reasons
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Amit Yoran to assume RSA executive's duties.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/4/2015
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3 Disturbing New Trends in Vulnerability Disclosure
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Who's winning and who's losing the battle of the bugs? While security pros and software companies fight amongst themselves, it looks like black hats are winning and users are losing.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/3/2015
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Browsers Are The Window To Enterprise Infection
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Ponemon report says infections dominated by browser-based exploits.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/2/2015
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How The Skills Shortage Is Killing Defense in Depth
David Holmes, World-Wide Security Evangelist, F5Commentary
It used to be easy to sell specialized security gizmos but these days when a point product gets pitched to a CSO, the response is likely “looks nifty, but I don’t have the staff to deploy it.”
By David Holmes World-Wide Security Evangelist, F5, 1/30/2015
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