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Recalibrating Cybersecurity Spending Projections
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
How big and how fast will the cybersecurity market grow in five years? Inquiring minds want to know.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/29/2016
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The Newbie’s 'How To Survive Black Hat' Guide
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
There’s little chance you won’t be totally exhausted after “drinking from the information firehose” all week. But if you follow these eight steps, it will be a very satisfying kind of fatigue.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 6/29/2016
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Over 25,000 IoT CCTV Cameras Used In DDoS Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Probe uncovers attacks generated from 105 global locations and delivering 50,000 HTTP requests per second.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/29/2016
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Hackers Pilfer $10 Million From Ukraine Bank
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Reports allege criminals used SWIFT to transfer money, have compromised several Ukraine, Russia banks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/29/2016
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Microsoft + LinkedIn: How To Spot Insider Trading Risk Early
Eleonore Fournier-Tombs, Field Data Scientist, RedOwlCommentary
With the explosion of mobile, cloud, and the blurring of work and personal data, companies considering M&A have a lot to worry about when it comes to insider threats.
By Eleonore Fournier-Tombs Field Data Scientist, RedOwl, 6/28/2016
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Attackers Wrapping New Tools In Old Malware To Target Medical Devices
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Hospital equipment running old operating systems providing safe harbor for data theft, TrapX says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/28/2016
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Google Accounts Of US Military, Journalists Targeted By Russian Attack Group
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The Threat Group 4127 that hit the Democratic National Committee also went after 1,800 other targets with info interesting to Russian government, says SecureWorks.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/27/2016
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Cerber Strikes With Office 365 Zero-Day Attacks
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Ransomware variant continues its success through chameleon-like reinvention.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/27/2016
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Ohio Official: Prevent Ransomware Attacks, Save Taxpayers Money
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Ohio state auditor asks employees to be alert to cyberattacks amid reports of 35-fold rise in ransomware domains in Q1 2016.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/27/2016
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The Blind Spot Between The Cloud & The Data Center
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
Ask most enterprise security analysts responsible for detection and response about their visibility into identity access risks and you’re likely to get some confused looks. Here’s why.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 6/27/2016
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Mind The Gap: CISOs Versus 'Operators'
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
How open communication among security execs and analysts, incidents responders, and engineers can help organizations stay on top of the constantly changing threat landscape.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 6/25/2016
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5 Ways To Think Like A Hacker
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Security expert says CISOs need to use simulations more effectively so they can understand how hackers work and beat them at their own game.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 6/24/2016
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NASCAR Race Team Learns Ransomware Lesson The Hard Way
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Pays ransom to save $2 million worth of information, warns others of the dangers.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/24/2016
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'PunkyPOS' Malware Dissected
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
PunkeyPOS copies card data and bank magnetic stripes and has breached around 200 POS terminals in the US, says report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/24/2016
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'Smart' Building Industry Mulls Cybersecurity Challenges
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New 'attraction and curiosity' for infosec at the Intelligent Buildings Conference this week.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/23/2016
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Large Botnet Comes Back To Life -- With More Malware
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The Necurs botnet associated with Dridex and Locky is back after three-week haitus.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/23/2016
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Internet Of Things & The Platform Of Parenthood
Don Bailey, Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse SecurityCommentary
A new father’s musings on the problems with securing embedded systems, and why there are so few incentives for architecting trustworthy IoT technology from the ground up.
By Don Bailey Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse Security, 6/23/2016
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Crypto Ransomware Officially Eclipses Screen-Blocker Ransomware
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Encryption malware represented 54 percent of all ransomware in April compared to barely 10 percent a year ago, Kaspersky Lab found.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/22/2016
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How To Lock Down So Ransomware Doesn't Lock You Out
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
Ransomware has mutated into many different forms — and it’s not always easy to catch them all, but here are some things you can do.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 6/22/2016
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‘Bug Poachers:’ A New Breed of Cybercriminal
Chris Wysopal, CTO, CISO and co-founder, VeracodeCommentary
As if security researchers don’t have enough to worry about, we now have to contend with extortionists who take advantage of the well-established fact that applications are a ripe target for exploitation.
By Chris Wysopal CTO, CISO and co-founder, Veracode, 6/22/2016
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