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Report: OilRig' Attacks Expanding Across Industries, Geographies
James Carder, CISO & VP, LogRhythm Labs, LogRhythm, Inc.Commentary
Malware targets Middle Eastern airlines, government, financial industries and critical infrastructure with a simple but powerful backdoor created by infected Excel files attached to phishing emails.
By James Carder CISO & VP, LogRhythm Labs, LogRhythm, Inc., 3/21/2017
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Getting Beyond the Buzz & Hype of Threat Hunting
Kyle Wilhoit, Senior Security Researcher, DomainToolsCommentary
When harnessed properly, threat hunting can be one of the most useful techniques for finding attackers in your network. But it wont happen overnight.
By Kyle Wilhoit Senior Security Researcher, DomainTools, 3/20/2017
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New Wave of Security Acquisitions Signals Start of Consolidation Trend
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
A dozen recent high-profile deals reflect cybersecurity vendors' hopes of expanding their offerings with next-generation technology, ideas, and talent.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/20/2017
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Embrace the Machine & Other Goals for CISOs
Mike Convertino, CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 NetworksCommentary
Here are five ways we can become more effective for our organizations.
By Mike Convertino CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 Networks, 3/17/2017
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US-CERT Warns That HTTPS Inspection Tools Weaken TLS
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Turns out that man-in-the-middling your own traffic isn't the safest way to look for man-in-the-middle attacks.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/16/2017
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In Cyber, Who Do We Trust to Protect the Business?
Peter Gleason, President & CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)Commentary
If business leaders and directors continue to view cybersecurity as mainly a matter for the IT department, they will leave their companies exposed to significant risks.
By Peter Gleason President & CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), 3/16/2017
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Women Still Only 11% Of Global InfoSec Workforce
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Career development and mentorship programs make women in cybersecurity feel more valued, increase women's success.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/15/2017
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Security in the Age of Open Source
Mike Pittenger, Vice President, Security Strategy at Black Duck SoftwareCommentary
Dramatic changes in the use of open source software over the past decade demands major changes in security testing regimens today. Here's what you need to know and do about it.
By Mike Pittenger Vice President, Security Strategy at Black Duck Software, 3/15/2017
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Awareness Training Can Help Quell Ransomware Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
53 percent of organizations fall victim to ransomware, despite multiple technological defenses; but the right awareness training brings that infection rate down significantly, KnowBe4 study finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/14/2017
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What Your SecOps Team Can (and Should) Do
Chris Crowley, Independent Consultant at Montance, LLCCommentary
If your organization has all of these pieces in place, congratulations!
By Chris Crowley Independent Consultant at Montance, LLC, 3/13/2017
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This Week On Dark Reading: Events Calendar
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
How to become a threat hunter, how to build a cybersecurity architecture that actually defends against today's risks, and much more...
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/13/2017
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Securing Todays 'Elastic Attack Surface'
Amit Yoran, Chairman & CEO, Tenable Network SecurityCommentary
The foundation of good cybersecurity is knowing your network. But as organizations embrace new technologies, that simple task has gotten incredibly difficult.
By Amit Yoran Chairman & CEO, Tenable Network Security, 3/9/2017
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Fortune 1000 Companies See Security Ratings Drop
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Fortune 1000 businesses report more breaches, and lower security performance, than their non-F1000 counterparts.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/8/2017
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Trust, Cloud & the Quest for a Glass Wall around Security
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentary
In the next year, were going to see a leap towards strategic, business-level objectives that can be resolved by simplifying infrastructure and granting greater visibility in real time.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 3/8/2017
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A Real-Life Look into Responsible Disclosure for Security Vulnerabilities
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
A researcher gives us a glimpse into what happened when he found a problem with an IoT device.
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 3/7/2017
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New Yorks Cyber Regulations: How to Take Action & Whos Next
Prakash Linga, CTO & Co-founder of VeraCommentary
Even if your company isnt directly subject to these new rules, you can assume that the approach will be adopted by regulatory agencies at home and abroad eventually.
By Prakash Linga , 3/6/2017
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US Lawmakers Seek Grant For State, Local Cybersecurity
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
State Cyber Resiliency Act aims to increase resources for governments so they can fight cyber threats.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/6/2017
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Yahoo CEO Punished for Data Breaches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Marissa Mayer will be denied her annual bonus of around $2 million and also forgoes annual stock award worth millions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/3/2017
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Today on Dark Reading: Your Costs, Risks & Metrics Questions Answered
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
First up on the Dark Reading upcoming events calendar is our Dark Reading Virtual Event Tuesday, Feb. 28.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/27/2017
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20 Questions for SecOps Platform Providers
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Security operations capabilities for the masses is long overdue. Heres how to find a solution that meets your budget and resources.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 2/27/2017
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