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Vincent Liu, Partner, Bishop FoxCommentary
What a classically-trained guitarist with a Masters Degree in counseling brings to the table as head of cybersecurity and privacy at one of the worlds major healthcare organizations.
By Vincent Liu Partner, Bishop Fox, 8/24/2016
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Hacktivists Take Aim At Olympics Broadcast Service
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Broadcasts and images of Games left intact, but employee contact information apparently breached.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/22/2016
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3 Takeaways From The HEI Hotels And Oracle MICROS Breaches
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attacks another reminder of the fragility of the US payment system.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/18/2016
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Cerber Ransomware Could Net $2 Million Its First Year
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A study of the Cerber operation's ransomware-as-a-service model highlights just how lucrative this cybercrime can be.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/16/2016
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The Future Of ATM Hacking
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Research released at Black Hat USA last week shows that one of our best defenses for the future of payment card and ATM security isn't infallible. Here's why.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/11/2016
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Data Protection From The Inside Out
Dan Frank, Deloitte Advisory Principal, Cyber Risk ServicesCommentary
Organizations must make fundamental changes in the way they approach data protection.
By Dan Frank Deloitte Advisory Principal, Cyber Risk Services, 8/8/2016
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Dark Reading News Desk Coming Back To Black Hat, Live
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Live from Las Vegas: over 40 video interviews with Black Hat USA conference speakers and sponsors. Wednesday Aug. 3, Thursday Aug, 4, starting at 2 p.m. ET.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/4/2016
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FBI Reportedly Took Months To Warn DNC That Russia May Be Behind Hackings
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Full disclosure may have lessened damage but official says agency was acting in national interest.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/4/2016
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Do Security Companies Need to Issue Warranties?
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Jeremiah Grossman outlines how IT security firms are starting to offer guarantees with the backing of insurance companies.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 8/3/2016
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Researchers Show How To Steal Payment Card Data From PIN Pads
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attack works even against chip-enabled EMV smartcards.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/3/2016
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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty To Hacking, Insider Trading
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Leonid Momotok breached newswire networks and used confidential data for illegal trades worth $30 million.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/3/2016
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Hotel POS and Magstripe Cards Vulnerable to Attacks, Brute-Forcing
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Researchers from Rapid7 at DefCon will demonstrate vulnerabilities that allow attackers to turn point-of-sale devices into keyboards
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 8/2/2016
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Awareness Improving But Security Still Lags For SAP Implementations
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
SAP ecosystem a huge Achilles heel for enterprise system security, report says.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/2/2016
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5 Email Security Tips to Combat Macro-Enabled Ransomware
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
Cybercriminals are increasingly looking to macro variants, leaving organizations to defend against advanced tactics like macro-based malware attacks any way they can.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 8/2/2016
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3 Steps Towards Building Cyber Resilience Into Critical Infrastructure
Dana Pasquali, Cybersecurity Product Line Leader, GE Oil & GasCommentary
The integration of asset management, incident response processes and education is critical to improving the industrial control system cybersecurity landscape.
By Dana Pasquali Cybersecurity Product Line Leader, GE Oil & Gas, 8/2/2016
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5 Things We Know So Far About The DNC Hack
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
The plot thickens this week as Donald Trump openly calls on Russia to release Hillary Clintons emails. All roads appear to lead to Russia in the DNC -- and now possibly the DCCC -- hacks.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 7/29/2016
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How to Roll Your Own Threat Intelligence Team
Adam Meyers, VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrikeCommentary
A lot of hard work needs to go into effectively implementing an intelligence-driven security model. It starts with five critical factors.
By Adam Meyers VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrike, 7/29/2016
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HHS Penalizes Philadelphia Healthcare Organization For HIPAA Violation
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia agrees to pay $650,000 fine over 2014 data breach.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/27/2016
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Building Black Hat: Locking Down One Of The Worlds Biggest Security Conferences
Aamir Lakhani, Senior Security Strategist & Hacker, Fortinet, FortiGuard Advanced LabsCommentary
For security pros, being asked to help secure Black Hat is like being asked to play on the Olympic basketball team.
By Aamir Lakhani Senior Security Strategist & Hacker, Fortinet, FortiGuard Advanced Labs, 7/25/2016
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Majority Of Companies Say Trade Secrets Likely Compromised
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
About 60 percent of companies in a survey by Ponemon and Kilpatrick Townsend say at least some of their trade secrets are likely in the hands of rivals
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/21/2016
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