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Content posted in January 2017
Outsider Attacks Give Nightmares To CIOs, CEOs, CISOs
Partner Perspectives  |  1/31/2017  | 
Three main threats companies arent prepared to handle include outside attacks, data vulnerability and insider sabotage.
3 Things Companies Must Do Before A Data Breach
Commentary  |  1/31/2017  | 
It's important to plan ahead for when you're attacked, and these tips will help you get ready.
This Week On Dark Reading
Commentary  |  1/30/2017  | 
This week: how to get paid by cyber insurers and avoid paying ransoms.
Why Youre Doing Cybersecurity Risk Measurement Wrong
Commentary  |  1/30/2017  | 
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.
Cloud Pumps Up Juniper's Q4
Curt Franklin  |  1/27/2017  | 
The transition to cloud infrastructure helped Juniper overcome a drop in security sales in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Rethinking Vulnerability Disclosures In Industrial Control Systems
Commentary  |  1/27/2017  | 
Why the security industry's traditional obsession and hype around vulnerabilities cannot be transferred to the ICS environment.
How I Would Hack Your Network (If I Woke Up Evil)
Commentary  |  1/26/2017  | 
How would an attacker target your company? Here's a first-person account of what might happen.
There's No One Perfect Method For Encryption In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/26/2017  | 
The problem with encryption is that it affects performance, especially in the cloud. Know the different methods so you can pick the type that best suits your needs.
Cloud Is Security-Ready But Is Your Security Team Ready For Cloud?
Commentary  |  1/25/2017  | 
Cloud computing has moved beyond the early adopter phase and is now mainstream. Heres how to keep data safe in an evolving ecosystem.
Security Training 101: Stop Blaming The User
Commentary  |  1/25/2017  | 
To err is human, so it makes sense to quit pointing fingers and start protecting the organization from users -- and vice versa.
This Week On Dark Reading: Event Calendar
Commentary  |  1/25/2017  | 
Devote some time and headspace to improving your skills with these Dark Reading events.
The Trouble With DMARC: 4 Serious Stumbling Blocks
Commentary  |  1/24/2017  | 
Popularity for the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance email authentication standard is growing. So why are enterprises still struggling to implement it?
Meet 'Fruitfly:' Mac Malware Targeting Biomedical Research Centers
Partner Perspectives  |  1/24/2017  | 
This newly discovered code contains indications that it has been circulating undetected for at least a couple years.
4 Reasons Why You Should Take Ransomware Seriously
Commentary  |  1/24/2017  | 
The threats keep getting more sophisticated and the stakes keep getting higher. Is your organization ready to meet the challenge?
The Breaches Kept Coming in 2016
Curt Franklin  |  1/24/2017  | 
2016 was great for the digital bad guys.
Machine Learning In Cybersecurity Warrants A Silver Shotgun Shell Approach
Partner Perspectives  |  1/23/2017  | 
When protecting physical or virtual endpoints, its vital to have more than one layer of defense against malware.
Why Dependence On Cloud Providers Could Come Back And Bite Us
Commentary  |  1/23/2017  | 
It's time to re-evaluate the cloud policies you have in place. And if you're not learning from the mistakes of others, you're doomed to repeat them.
3 Lessons From The Yahoo Breach
Commentary  |  1/20/2017  | 
Your organization must address these blind spots to detect sophisticated attacks.
Cyber Lessons From NSAs Admiral Michael Rogers
Commentary  |  1/19/2017  | 
Security teams must get better at catching intruders where we have the advantage: on our own networks.
What to Consider When Moving To Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Partner Perspectives  |  1/19/2017  | 
Scalability, data availability, and agility are three reasons why enterprises are making the move to HCI.
The 4 Top Barriers To Effective Incident Response
Commentary  |  1/19/2017  | 
Responding to cyberattacks is straightforward in some ways, difficult in others. Here are four ways that the process can get tripped up.
What CISOs Need To Know Before Adopting Biometrics
Commentary  |  1/18/2017  | 
Biometric techniques offer a solution to the password problem, but getting started can be tough. Here are a few things you need to know.
Google Security Lessons for IT
Curt Franklin  |  1/18/2017  | 
Google released a new paper on their infrastructure security: What's in it for IT managers looking for security help?
Cloud Security & IoT: A Look At What Lies Ahead
Commentary  |  1/18/2017  | 
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
Threat Attribution: Misunderstood & Abused
Partner Perspectives  |  1/18/2017  | 
Despite its many pitfalls, threat attribution remains an important part of any incident response plan. Heres why.
Close The Gap Between IT & Security To Reduce The Impact Of Cyber Threats
Commentary  |  1/17/2017  | 
IT and security teams work more effectively together than apart.
Machine Learning For Cybersecurity Not Cybercrime
Partner Perspectives  |  1/17/2017  | 
Cybercriminals have yet to adopt machine learning for offensive attack strategies - and they probably wont for a long time.
Advances In SSL: 5 Strategies For Secure, High-Performance Load Balancers
Commentary  |  1/17/2017  | 
Today, even Netflix is streaming hit movies and TV shows via encrypted connections! Heres how to manage higher volumes of encrypted traffic without bogging down your network.
Understanding The Basics Of Two-Factor Authentication
Partner Perspectives  |  1/16/2017  | 
With data breaches resulting in leaked passwords occurring almost daily, two-factor authentication has become an essential tool in the security toolkit.
Ransomware: How A Security Inconvenience Became The Industry's Most-Feared Vulnerability
Commentary  |  1/16/2017  | 
There are all sorts of ways to curb ransomware, so why has it spread so successfully?
Is Paranoid the New Normal Security?
Curt Franklin  |  1/13/2017  | 
Nyotron enters US with introduction of Paranoid endpoint protection platform.
The Sorry State Of Cybersecurity Awareness Training
Commentary  |  1/13/2017  | 
Rules aren't really rules if breaking them has no consequences.
Crowdsourcing 20 Answers To Security Ops & IR Questions
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know. Why it pays to take a hard look at our own incident response functions and operations.
Operational Security Best Practices For Social Media
Partner Perspectives  |  1/11/2017  | 
Building a firm, clear policy on disclosures online can provide a flexible, adaptive response that will protect proprietary data from winding up in a public leak.
Credit Freeze: The New Normal In Data Breach Protection?
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
In era of rampant identity theft, consumers should be offered the protection of a credit freeze by default, instead of a nuisance fee each time a freeze is placed or removed.
The 3 C's Of Security Awareness
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
Explaining the technical part of security comes easy for many of us. But the soft skills needed to change behavior are often sadly missing.
'Molecular' Cybersecurity Vs. Information Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
When it comes to industrial processes, security begins at the molecular level.
'Zero Trust': The Way Forward in Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
This approach to network design can cut the chance of a breach.
The Limitations Of Phishing Education
Commentary  |  1/9/2017  | 
Human nature means that education will only go so far. Technology needs to take up the slack.
Online Or Offline, Ransomware Will Find You
Partner Perspectives  |  1/9/2017  | 
The current threat landscape is a mish-mash of online ransomware, offline ransomware, and those that are a mixture of the two.
How Machine Learning For Behavior Analytics & Anomaly Detection Speeds Mitigation
Partner Perspectives  |  1/9/2017  | 
By relying on artificial intelligence to identify suspicious network activity or behavior, machine learning can adapt to both business needs and new threats.
Naughty & Nice: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  1/7/2017  | 
It was a tough job choosing among our strongest field yet, with more than 100 submissions. And the winners are
Fixing Critical Infrastructure Means Securing The IT Systems That Support It
Commentary  |  1/6/2017  | 
IT security can mean the difference between life and death, just as much as a well-designed bridge.
Why Ransomware Is Only Going To Get Worse
Commentary  |  1/5/2017  | 
The meteoric rise of the problem stems from a lack of preparedness and simple economics.
2017 To Bring More Ransomware, IoT DDoS Attacks, And SCADA Incidents
Partner Perspectives  |  1/5/2017  | 
As hackers begin to target corporations in an attempt to extort higher ransom fees, the threat will only become more serious.
A Look Inside Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure
Commentary  |  1/5/2017  | 
It's time for security researchers and vendors to agree on a standard responsible disclosure timeline.
A Vendor's Security Reality: Comply Or Good-Bye
Commentary  |  1/4/2017  | 
Privacy compliance is now mission critical. Third-party suppliers that fail to meet data protection mandates will be excluded from doing business in lucrative vertical markets.
Ransomware Has Evolved, And Its Name Is Doxware
Commentary  |  1/4/2017  | 
The latest form of malware holds computers hostage and compromises the privacy of conversations, photos, and sensitive files.
Cyberrisk Through A Business Lens
Commentary  |  1/3/2017  | 
Boards and CEOs can focus on these critical factors to provide better cyberrisk governance.


Why Vulnerable Code Is Shipped Knowingly
Chris Eng, Chief Research Officer, Veracode,  11/30/2020
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