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New Free Tool Stops Petya Ransomware & Rootkits
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Meanwhile, Locky puts ransomware on the Check Point Top Three Global Malware List for the first time ever.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/20/2016
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7 Regional Hotbeds For Cybersecurity Innovation
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
These regions are driving cybersecurity innovation across the US with an abundance of tech talent, educational institutions, accelerators, incubators, and startup activity.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 10/18/2016
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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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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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Partners In The Battle Against Cyberthreats
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
George Karidis of CompuCom and Rodel Alejo from Intel stop by the Dark Reading News Desk.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/6/2016
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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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D-FENSE! Using Research To Craft Effective Cyber Defenses
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
A pair of experts from Imperva stops by the Dark Reading News Desk to chat.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/23/2016
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A Twist On The Cyber Kill Chain: Defending Against A JavaScript Malware Attack
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
This slightly modified model is a practical way to keep attackers out of your systems.
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 9/21/2016
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20 Questions Security Leaders Need To Ask About Analytics
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
The game of 20 questions is a great way to separate vendors that meets your needs from those who will likely disappoint.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 9/15/2016
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Students Say They'd Only Pay Ransomware Operators About $50
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Webroot survey finds that students will pay more to recover their private photos than to recover their schoolwork.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2016
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Why The Security UI Could Help With Hiring
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The incoming generation of security analysts has specific expectations for the user interface of security software, and businesses should pay attention.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 9/13/2016
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Cybersecurity In The Obama Era
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau
Our roundup of the Obama administrations major initiatives, executive orders and actions over the past seven and a half years. How would you grade the president's cybersecurity achievements?
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 9/13/2016
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Snowden May Help Explain Your Job To Your Family
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
Hacking Oliver Stone's new film about whistleblower Edward Snowden.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/12/2016
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Multi-Factor IT Authentication Hampers Progress, Say 47% US Companies
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
IS Decisions survey finds organizations are looking for alternate to multi-factor verification, which they believe takes up time and slows productivity.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/9/2016
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Look The Other Way: DDoS Attacks As Diversions
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Black Hat News Desk talks to Joe Loveless of Neustar.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/7/2016
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More Signs Point To Russian Cyberspy Connection In State Election Board Hacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers discover possible nation-sate link between attacks on Arizona and Illinois and recent attacks on Turkey and Ukraine governments.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/6/2016
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Introducing Deep Learning: Boosting Cybersecurity With An Artificial Brain
Guy Caspi, Deep Instinct Co-Founder & CEOCommentary
With nearly the same speed and precision that the human eye can identify a water bottle, the technology of deep learning is enabling the detection of malicious activity at the point of entry in real-time.
By Guy Caspi Deep Instinct Co-Founder & CEO, 9/6/2016
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Why Social Media Sites Are The New Cyber Weapons Of Choice
Nick Hayes, Analyst, ForresterCommentary
Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter cant secure their own environments, let alone yours. Its time to sharpen your security acumen.
By Nick Hayes Analyst, Forrester, 9/6/2016
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The New Security Mindset: Embrace Analytics To Mitigate Risk
Todd Thibodeaux, President & CEO, CompTIACommentary
Sure, conducting a penetration test can find a weakness. But to truly identify key areas of risk, organizations must start to think more creatively, just like todays hackers.
By Todd Thibodeaux President & CEO, CompTIA, 9/5/2016
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