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You Have One Year to Make GDPR Your Biggest Security Victory Ever
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The EU's new razor-toothed data privacy law could either rip you apart or help you create the best security program you've ever had. Here's how.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/25/2017
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Going Beyond Checkbox Security
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeekCommentaryVideo
Terry Barbounis, cybersecurity evangelist for CenturyLink, stops by the InformationWeek News Desk.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 5/24/2017
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Data Security & Privacy: The Risks of Not Playing by the Rules
Peter Merkulov, VP, Product Strategy & Technology AlliancesCommentary
Achieving compliance is a complex and challenging process. But with the right systems and policies, you can stay ahead of the next data breach and the regulators.
By Peter Merkulov VP, Product Strategy & Technology Alliances, 5/24/2017
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Shining a Light on Securitys Grey Areas: Process, People, Technology
John Brenberg, Information Security & Compliance Manager, 3MCommentary
The changing distributed and mobile business landscape brings with it new security and privacy risks. Heres how to meet the challenge.
By John Brenberg Information Security & Compliance Manager, 3M, 5/9/2017
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Deciphering the GDPR: What You Need to Know to Prepare Your Organization
Vishal Gupta, CEO of SecloreCommentary
The European Union's upcoming privacy regulations are incredibly complex. Here are four important points to keep in mind.
By Vishal Gupta CEO of Seclore, 5/9/2017
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Backdoors: When Good Intentions Go Bad
Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeil, Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeilCommentary
Requiring encrypted applications to provide backdoors for law enforcement will weaken security for everyone.
By Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeil Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeil, 5/5/2017
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Why OAuth Phishing Poses A New Threat to Users
Greg Martin, CEO of JASKCommentary
Credential phishing lets attackers gain back-end access to email accounts, and yesterday's Google Docs scam raises the risk to a new level.
By Greg Martin CEO of JASK, 5/4/2017
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Intrusion Suppression:' Transforming Castles into Prisons
Tom Kellermann,  CEO & Cofounder, Strategic Cyber Ventures Commentary
How building cybersecurity structures that decrease adversaries dwell time can reduce the damage from a cyberattack.
By Tom Kellermann CEO & Cofounder, Strategic Cyber Ventures , 4/18/2017
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The Implications Behind Proposed Internet Privacy Rules
Dennis Dayman, Chief Privacy and Security Officer, Return PathCommentary
The FCC's overreach needed to be undone to protect the FTC's authority over privacy.
By Dennis Dayman Chief Privacy and Security Officer, Return Path, 4/18/2017
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Health Savings Account Fraud: The Rapidly Growing Threat
Vitali Kremez, Director of Research, FlashpointCommentary
As income tax season comes to a close, financially-motivated cybercriminals are honing new tactics for monetizing medical PII.
By Vitali Kremez Director of Research, Flashpoint, 4/14/2017
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Tax Season Surprise: W-2 Fraud
Stu Sjouwerman, Stu Sjouwerman, Founder and CEO, KnowBe4,LLCCommentary
W-2 fraud used to target businesses exclusively but has now set its sights on many other sectors. Here's what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.
By Stu Sjouwerman Stu Sjouwerman, Founder and CEO, KnowBe4,LLC, 4/11/2017
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When Hacks Are about Image instead of Money
Michael Sutton, Chief Information Security Office, ZscalerCommentary
If you think fake news is a problem, how about the possibility of fake medical or financial information making the rounds with no way to verify its legitimacy?
By Michael Sutton Chief Information Security Office, Zscaler, 4/11/2017
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FAFSA Tool Taken Offline After Breach Report
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Personal data of 100,000 taxpayers compromised after IRS students financial aid tool hacked.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2017
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Commodity Ransomware Is Here
Paul Kurtz, CEO & Cofounder, TruSTAR TechnologyCommentary
When deploying ransomware is as easy as ordering a pizza, the best defense is through better threat intelligence sharing.
By Paul Kurtz CEO & Cofounder, TruSTAR Technology, 4/6/2017
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11 UK Charities Punished for Violating Data Privacy Law
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Organizations fined between 6,000 and 18,000 by UKs Information Commissioners Office.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/6/2017
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GDPR Doesnt Need to be GDP-Argh!
Samantha Humphries, International Solutions Marketing Manager, Rapid7Commentary
These 10 steps will ease the pain of compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, the EU's new privacy law that goes into effect in a little over a year.
By Samantha Humphries International Solutions Marketing Manager, Rapid7, 4/5/2017
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To Attract and Retain Better Employees, Respect Their Data
Brian Vecci, Technical Evangelist, Varonis SystemsCommentary
A lack of privacy erodes trust that employees should have in management.
By Brian Vecci Technical Evangelist, Varonis Systems, 4/3/2017
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Privacy Babel: Making Sense of Global Privacy Regulations
Dimitri Sirota, Founder & CEO of BigIDCommentary
Countries around the world are making their own privacy laws. How can a global company possibly keep up?
By Dimitri Sirota Founder & CEO of BigID, 3/29/2017
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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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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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