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Flipping Security Awareness Training
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentary
Threats can be minimized when teams understand business goals and objectives. These four tips can help turn things around.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 10/21/2016
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Why Poor Cyber Hygiene Invites Risk
Anthony Grieco, Senior Director & Trust Strategy Officer, Security & Trust Organization, CiscoCommentary
Modern cybersecurity today is all about risk management. That means eliminating and mitigating risks where possible, and knowingly accepting those that remain.
By Anthony Grieco Senior Director & Trust Strategy Officer, Security & Trust Organization, Cisco, 10/20/2016
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US Bank Regulators Draft Rules For Financial Services Cybersecurity
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Proposed standards will require financial firms to recover from any cyberattack within two hours.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/20/2016
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Smart Cities Have No Cybersecurity, Say 98% Of Government IT Pros
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Tripwire research indicates smart grids and transportation among the services most exposed to cyberattack risks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2016
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Millennials A Growing Target Of IT Support Scams
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
New Microsoft-NCSA study finds that two out of three customers have been exposed to tech support scams in the last 12 months.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 10/17/2016
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How To Become A Cybersecurity Entrepreneur In A Crowded Market
Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber , Managing Partner & Partner, YL VenturesCommentary
If you want to build the next great cybersecurity startup, use your expertise, then follow these three simple suggestions.
By Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber Managing Partner & Partner, YL Ventures, 10/17/2016
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Thousands Of Secure Websites Dubbed Insecure Due To Cert Error
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A certificate revocation exercise gone awry At GlobalSign is browsers to mistakenly treat many sites as insecure. For some users, the problem could take up to four days to resolve.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/14/2016
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Encryption: A Backdoor For One Is A Backdoor For All
Joe Levy, Chief Technology Officer, SophosCommentary
We need legislation that allows law enforcement to find criminals and terrorists without eroding our security and privacy.
By Joe Levy Chief Technology Officer, Sophos, 10/14/2016
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80% Of IT Pros Say Users Set Up Unapproved Cloud Services
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Shadow IT is a growing risk concern among IT pros, with most reporting users have gone behind their backs to set up unapproved cloud services.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 10/13/2016
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Certifying Software: Why Were Not There Yet
Kevin E. Greene, Cyber Security Thought LeaderCommentary
Finding a solution to the software security and hygiene problem will take more than an Underwriters Lab seal of approval.
By Kevin E. Greene Cyber Security Thought Leader, 10/12/2016
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G7 Nations Plan To Team Up To Tackle Financial Cybercrime
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Group of Seven nations new guidelines include sharing updates by governments, private firms and regulators, plus joint address of shortfalls.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/12/2016
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US-CERT Cautions Against Phishing Scams In Aftermath Of Hurricane Matthew
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The government agency for cyber protection provides steps to follow before opening links or attachments with Hurricane Matthew tag.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/12/2016
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Executable Files, Old Exploit Kits Top Most Effective Attack Methods
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Researchers for the new 'Hacker's Playbook' analyzed 4 million breach methods from an attacker's point of view to gauge the real risks today to enterprises.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 10/12/2016
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Businesses Sacrifice Security To Get Apps Released Faster
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
As the app economy continues to drive change in IT security, businesses struggle to meet customer demands while keeping their data secure.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 10/11/2016
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Data Science & Security: Overcoming The Communication Challenge
Nik Whitfield, Computer Scientist & Security Technology EntrepreneurCommentary
Data scientists face a tricky task -- taking raw data and making it meaningful for both security and business teams. Here's how to bridge the gap.
By Nik Whitfield Computer Scientist & Security Technology Entrepreneur, 10/7/2016
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Incident Response A Challenge For 98% Of InfoSec Pros
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Too many alerts and too little staff leave security pros swimming in threat intel and begging for automation.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/6/2016
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20 Questions To Explore With Security-as-a-Service Providers
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
This list will help you leverage the niche expertise of security-as-a-service providers, and assess which vendor can best meet your needs
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 10/5/2016
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Privacy Shield's Drama Is Far From Over
Peter Merkulov, VP, Product Strategy & Technology AlliancesCommentary
Businesses are working with trading partners to take responsibility for protecting private data in case the US-EU framework fails.
By Peter Merkulov VP, Product Strategy & Technology Alliances, 10/4/2016
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Insider Threats To Data Have Gone Up In Past Year
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bitglass study on data leak risks to organizations by users reveals careless, unauthorized uses of devices have increased breaches.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/3/2016
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Grading Obama: C+
Administration Missed Key Opportunities To Civilize Cyberspace
Tom Kellermann,  CEO & Cofounder, Strategic Cyber Ventures Commentary
A middling grade because the President's cyber policy initiatives were reactive, laisse faire, and didnt buttress American economic opportunity.
By Tom Kellermann CEO & Cofounder, Strategic Cyber Ventures , 10/3/2016
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