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Mind The Gap: CISOs Versus 'Operators'
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
How open communication among security execs and analysts, incidents responders, and engineers can help organizations stay on top of the constantly changing threat landscape.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 6/25/2016
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5 Ways To Think Like A Hacker
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Security expert says CISOs need to use simulations more effectively so they can understand how hackers work and beat them at their own game.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 6/24/2016
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Security Lessons from My Financial Planner
Adam Shostack, Founder, Stealth StartupCommentary
Security investments can be viewed as a portfolio. If we think in portfolio terms, we realize that ROI is a backwards-looking measure. What else can we learn from financial planners?
By Adam Shostack Founder, Stealth Startup, 6/24/2016
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'Smart' Building Industry Mulls Cybersecurity Challenges
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New 'attraction and curiosity' for infosec at the Intelligent Buildings Conference this week.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/23/2016
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5 Tips For Making Data Privacy Part Of The Company’s Culture
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Common sense steps organizations can take to protect corporate data.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 6/22/2016
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Phishing, Whaling & The Surprising Importance Of Privileged Users
Joseph Opacki, VP, Threat Research, PhishLabsCommentary
By bagging a privileged user early on, attackers can move from entry point to mission accomplished in no time at all.
By Joseph Opacki VP, Threat Research, PhishLabs, 6/21/2016
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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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5 Tips For Staying Cyber-Secure On Your Summer Vacation
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM AmericasNews
Stick with mobile payment apps and carrier networks when traveling. And don't broadcast your plans or locations via social media.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas, 6/20/2016
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How Secure is Secure? Tips For Investing In The Right Strategy
Pritesh Parekh, VP & Chief Security Officer, ZuoraCommentary
Business alignment, defense-in-depth and a phased approach are three principles to follow when building out a solid security program.
By Pritesh Parekh VP & Chief Security Officer, Zuora, 6/17/2016
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NATO Officially Declares Cyberspace A Domain For War
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Cyberattack on a NATO ally will now trigger a collective response.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/17/2016
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Ransomware, SCADA Access As a Service Emerging Threats For ICS Operators, Report Says
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
With attacks against industrial control networks increasing so too have the challenges, Booz Allen Hamilton says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/17/2016
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Pretty Good Passwords: Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Sticky notes, multi-factor authentication, password reuse and Donald Trump. And the winner is...
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 6/16/2016
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For $6, Buy Access To Hacked Government Server, On Underground Market
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Kaspersky uncovers marketplace where criminals buy entry into 70,000 servers from 173 countries to launch cyberattacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2016
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US, China Agree To Set Up A Cyber Hotline
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Cooperative efforts between US, China on cybersecurity are moving slowly, with set-up of temporary email addresses listed as a key achievement.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2016
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What CISOs Need to Tell The Board About Cyber Risk
Chris Veltsos,  Associate Professor, Minnesota State University, MankatoCommentary
To avoid devastating financial losses, boards and the C-suite must have a deep understating of the cyber risks their organizations’ face. Here’s what they need to hear from the security team
By Chris Veltsos Associate Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 6/15/2016
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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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A Look Back At Dark Reading's Best 10 Years (So Far)
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
The past decade in security -- from botnets that were bigger than some service provider networks to vulnerabilities that affected not only whole industries but the very fabric of the internet. And much, much more...
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/14/2016
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5 Soft Skills Young Cybersecurity Professionals Need to Get Ahead
Todd Thibodeaux, President & CEO, CompTIACommentary
Today’s employers aren’t looking for recruits who can maintain firewalls and mitigate risk. They want well-rounded professionals who can apply security expertise across the business to yield bottom-line results.
By Todd Thibodeaux President & CEO, CompTIA, 6/14/2016
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3 Tips for Improving Communications with Top Management
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Here are some steps security managers can take to deliver the information the executive suite needs to make better decisions on cyber security.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 6/14/2016
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12 Tips for Securing Cyber Insurance Coverage
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
As cyber insurance grows more available and popular it is also becoming increasingly complex and confusing. Our slideshow offers guidelines on how to get insurance, get decent coverage, and avoid limitations in coverage.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 6/13/2016
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