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Most Commented Content posted in June 2014
A Roadmap for CIOs & CSOs After the Year of the Mega Breach
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
The journey starts with three steps: Engage the C-suite, think like a hacker, and look at the big picture.
Data Security Decisions In A World Without TrueCrypt
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
The last days of TrueCrypt left many unanswered questions. But one thing is certain: When encryption freeware ends its life abruptly, being a freeloader can get you into a load of trouble.
How The Math Of Biometric Authentication Adds Up
Commentary  |  6/2/2014  | 
Yes, it's true that if your authentication scheme only allows a single fingerprint you only have 10 choices. But there's no rule that says it has to be one, and only one.
Cloud Security: Think Todays Reality, Not Yesterdays Policy
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
SaaS, BYOD, and mobility are inseparable, yet time and time again companies attempt to compartmentalize the three when they make a move to the cloud. That's a big mistake.
Why A Secured Network Is Like The Human Body
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
Its time to throw away the analogies about building fortresses and perimeter defenses and start to approach InfoSec with the same standard of care we use for public health.
Dont Let Lousy Teachers Sink Security Awareness
Commentary  |  6/11/2014  | 
You can't fix a human problem with a technology solution. Here are three reasons why user education can work and six tips on how to develop a corporate culture of security.
Safely Storing User Passwords: Hashing vs. Encrypting
Commentary  |  6/4/2014  | 
Securing user information begins with a proper understanding of security controls and the protection of user passwords using modern hashing algorithms. Here's a quick review of the fundamentals.
The Problem With Cyber Insurance
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
Insurers have yet to develop an evidence-based method to assess a company's cyber risk profile. This can result in high premiums, low coverage, and broad exclusions.
What Workplace Privacy Will Look Like In 10 Years
Commentary  |  6/19/2014  | 
New laws like Europe's "right to be forgotten" in Google search are just the latest examples of how quickly perceptions and practices about personal privacy in the workplace are changing.
Dark Reading Radio: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in InfoSec
Commentary  |  6/6/2014  | 
Join the discussion about the challenges and rewards of being a woman in IT security from the vantage point of three accomplished security professionals. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Women in InfoSec: Building Bonds & New Solutions
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
Learning, camaraderie, and fighting the good fight are just three reasons these women are trailblazing careers in InfoSec.
Flash Poll: Critical Skills Gap In Threat Intelligence
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Our latest poll reflects members concerns over how to stay on top of the latest attack trends, defenses, and technologies.
Dark Reading Radio: The Human Side Of Online Attacks
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
Today's DR Radio show offers a look at phishing, social engineering, and the weakest link in the cyber defense chain: humans. Showtime is 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Heartbleed & The Long Tail Of Vulnerabilities
Commentary  |  6/13/2014  | 
To this day there are still unpatched systems, still hackers scanning for vulnerable systems, and still cyber criminals using Heartbleed every day to break into companies.
3 Mobile Security Tips For SMBs
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Everyone in an organization has to work together to combat intrusions and data loss, but this is especially true for small businesses.
How Microsoft Cracks The BYOD Code: 3 Tips
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Microsofts CISO shares best-practices for balancing employee autonomy and security in todays bring-your-own world.
P.F. Chang's Breach Went Undetected For Months
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Early reports indicate that the compromise involved a large number of restaurant locations and dates as far back as September 2013.
Dark Reading Radio: RAT Exterminators
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Join us Wednesday, June 25, at 1:00 p.m. ET for a conversation with Adam Meyers, director of intelligence for CrowdStrike.
Dark Reading Radio: Pay Up Or Never See Your Data Again
Commentary  |  6/3/2014  | 
Learn how ransomware is raising the stakes, and what law enforcement and the security community are doing about it.
Crowdsourcing & Cyber Security: Who Do You Trust?
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
A collective security defense can definitely tip the balance in favor of the good guys. But challenges remain.
Putter Panda: Tip Of The Iceberg
Commentary  |  6/10/2014  | 
What CrowdStrike's outing of Putter Panda -- the second hacking group linked to China's spying on US defense and European satellite and aerospace industries -- means for the security industry.
Monitor DNS Traffic & You Just Might Catch A RAT
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
Criminals will exploit any Internet service or protocol when given the opportunity. Here are six signs of suspicious activity to watch for in the DNS.
Compliance: The Surprising Gift Of Windows XP
Commentary  |  6/3/2014  | 
The end of Windows XP will force organizations to properly reinvest in a modern and compliant desktop infrastructure that will be easier to maintain and secure.
If HTML5 Is The Future, What Happens To Access Control?
Commentary  |  6/5/2014  | 
The solution for multi-device deployment is HTML5. The challenge, for the enterprise, is deploying it correctly. Here are seven tools you will need.


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