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Why Video Game Publishers Must Adopt Enforceable Security Standards
Matthew Cook, Co-founder, Panopticon LaboratoriesCommentary
Video games have been under attack at an unprecedented rate since 2012, with cyber criminals playing an increasingly significant role.
By Matthew Cook Co-founder, Panopticon Laboratories, 12/9/2016
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Law Firms' Security Cross-Examined
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Legal sector earns a respectable score for its cybersecurity posture overall, but a large number of law firms remain weak when it comes to security.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/8/2016
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How Retailers Can Fight Holiday Season Hackers
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Experts offer tips for locking down retailers point-of-sale systems for the busy holiday shopping season.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/8/2016
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Michigan High School Hosts New Cybersecurity Training Facility
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Pinckney Cyber Training Institute's education will be available to high school and college students as well as professionals.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/8/2016
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From Carna To Mirai: Recovering From A Lost Opportunity
Bob Rudis & Deral Heiland, Rapid7 Chief Data Scientist & IoT Research LeadCommentary
We had four years to prepare for recent DDoS attacks and failed. How can we learn from our mistakes?
By Bob Rudis & Deral Heiland Rapid7 Chief Data Scientist & IoT Research Lead, 12/8/2016
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Researchers Find Backdoors, Bugs In Sony, White Box IP Cameras
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
New vulnerabilities discovered by SEC Consult and Cybereason highight increasing IoT threat to enterprises.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/7/2016
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Biometric Technology Is Not A Cure-All For Password Woes
Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
No single authentication token is infallible. The only real solution is multifactor authentication.
By Corey Nachreiner Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies, 12/7/2016
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Web Gateways: 5 Big Security Challenges
Guy Guzner, CEO and co-founder, FireglassCommentary
Overreliance on Web gateways is putting data, users, customers, organizations, and reputation in harm's way.
By Guy Guzner CEO and co-founder, Fireglass, 12/6/2016
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The 7 Most Sensational Breaches Of 2016
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
The biggest hacks, data exposures, and thefts that left companies and government entities reeling.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/6/2016
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Software Salesman Pleads Guilty To PoS Scam
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Washington's John Yin allegedly sold point-of-sale systems with revenue suppression software, incurring government monetary loss of $3.4 million.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2016
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The Human Firewall: Why People Are Critical To Email Security
Roland Cloutier, Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADPCommentary
Technology is just the beginning; employees must be fully on board with security procedures.
By Roland Cloutier Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADP, 12/2/2016
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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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20 Questions Smart Security Pros Should Ask About 'Intelligence'
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Threat intel is a hot but complicated topic that encompasses a lot more than just data feeds. Here's how to get beyond the fear, uncertainty, and doubt to maximize its potential.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 12/1/2016
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Georgia Tech Gets $17 Million Defense Deal For Cyberattack Attribution
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
US Department of Defense awards research to work on technique for quick attribution of cyberattack with hard evidence.
By Dark Reading Staff , 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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Cybersecurity User Training That Sticks: 3 Steps
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
People are eager for common-sense advice that gives them control over their environment and helps them stay safe online.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 11/29/2016
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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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2016's 7 Worst DDoS Attacks So Far
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Rise of booter and stresser services, mostly run on IoT botnets, is fueling DDoS excitement (but the pros aren't impressed).
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/28/2016
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Time For Security & Privacy To Come Out Of Their Silos
Mark Williams, SANS InstructorCommentary
By working separately, these two teams aren't operating as efficiently as they could and are missing huge opportunities.
By Mark Williams SANS Instructor, 11/28/2016
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