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Prioritizing Threats: Why Most Companies Get It Wrong
Michael A. Davis, CTO of CounterTackCommentary
To stay safer, focus on multiple-threat attack chains rather than on individual threats.
By Michael A. Davis CTO of CounterTack, 3/24/2017
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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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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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20 Cybersecurity Startups To Watch In 2017
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
VC money flowed plentifully into the security market last year, fueling a new crop of innovative companies.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/24/2017
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IBM Brings Watson Cognitive Computing To The SOC
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Technology known for a Jeopardy stunt six years ago is now powering question answering within IBM Security's QRadar system.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/13/2017
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Why Youre Doing Cybersecurity Risk Measurement Wrong
Daniel Gordon, Cyber Intel Analyst, Lockheed Martin Computer Incident Response TeamCommentary
Measuring risk isnt as simple as some make it out to be, but there are best practices to help you embrace the complexity in a productive way. Here are five.
By Daniel Gordon Cyber Intel Analyst, Lockheed Martin Computer Incident Response Team, 1/30/2017
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Cloud Security & IoT: A Look At What Lies Ahead
Bill Kleyman, Chief Technology Officer, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
In the brave new world of cloud, security teams must be as agile as possible. This means leveraging proactive monitoring tools, locking down access points, and forecasting requirements
By Bill Kleyman Chief Technology Officer, MTM Technologies, 1/18/2017
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7 Ways To Fine-Tune Your Threat Intelligence Model
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
The nature of security threats is too dynamic for set-and-forget. Here are some ways to shake off that complacency.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 1/5/2017
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Chinas Cybersecurity Law Seeks Scrutiny Of Technology
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Countrys top internet regulator releases framework for stricter cyberspace laws, including review of local and foreign technology.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/28/2016
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5 Things Security Pros Need To Know About Machine Learning
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau
Experts share best practices for data integrity, pattern recognition and computing power to help enterprises get the most out of machine learning-based technology for cybersecurity.
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 12/12/2016
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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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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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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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Yes, The Cloud Can Be A Security Win
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentary
With the right controls in place, the cloud doesnt have to be a scary place. These guidelines can help your company stay safe.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 9/15/2016
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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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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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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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How To Talk About Security With Every C-Suite Member
Andrew Storms, VP Security Services, New ContextCommentary
Reframe your approach with context in order to get your message across.
By Andrew Storms VP Security Services, New Context, 9/1/2016
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Malware Markets: Exposing The Hype & Filtering The Noise
Jim Walter, Senior SPEAR Researcher, CylanceCommentary
Theres a lot of useful infosec information out there, but cutting through clutter is harder than it should be.
By Jim Walter Senior SPEAR Researcher, Cylance, 8/30/2016
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