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Content posted in July 2014
InfoSecs Holy Grail: Data Sharing & Collaboration
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
Despite all the best intentions, cooperation around Internet security is still a work in progress. Case in point: Microsofts unilateral action against No-IP.
Phishing: What Once Was Old Is New Again
Commentary  |  7/30/2014  | 
I used to think the heyday of phishing had passed. But as Symantec notes in its 2014 Internet Security Threat Report, I was wrong!
Dark Reading Radio: Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Fail
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Learn about newly found vulnerabilities in commercial and open-source DLP software in our latest episode of Dark Reading Radio with security researchers Zach Lanier and Kelly Lum.
The Perfect InfoSec Mindset: Paranoia + Skepticism
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
A little skeptical paranoia will ensure that you have the impulse to react quickly to new threats while retaining the logic to separate fact from fiction.
Weak Password Advice From Microsoft
Commentary  |  7/28/2014  | 
Tempting as it may seem to do away with strong passwords for low-risk websites, password reuse is still a significant threat to both users and business.
Internet of Things: 4 Security Tips From The Military
Commentary  |  7/25/2014  | 
The military has been connecting mobile command posts, unmanned vehicles, and wearable computers for decades. Its time to take a page from their battle plan.
Passwords Be Gone! Removing 4 Barriers To Strong Authentication
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
As biometric factors become more prevalent on mobile devices, FIDO Alliance standards will gain traction as an industry-wide authentication solution.
RAM Scraper Malware: Why PCI DSS Can't Fix Retail
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
There is a gaping hole in the pre-eminent industry security standard aimed at protecting customers, credit card and personal data
Dark Reading Radio: The Winners & Losers of Botnet Takedowns
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
Our guests are Cheri McGuire, VP of global government affairs and cyber security policy for Symantec, and Craig D. Spiezle, executive director and founder of the Online Trust Alliance.
Infographic: With BYOD, Mobile Is The New Desktop
Commentary  |  7/22/2014  | 
Security teams have no choice but to embrace the rapid proliferation of BYO devices, apps, and cloud services. To ignore it is to put your head in the sand.
Internet of Things: Security For A World Of Ubiquitous Computing
Commentary  |  7/21/2014  | 
Endpoint security is hardly dead, and claiming that it is oversimplifies the challenges corporations face now and in the not-very-distant future.
CEO Report Card: Low Grades for Risk Management
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
Dark Reading's latest community poll shows a stunning lack of confidence in chief execs' commitment to cyber security.
A New Age in Cyber Security: Public Cyberhealth
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
The cleanup aimed at disrupting GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker offers an instructive template for managing mass cyber infections.
Create a Foundation for Cloud Security
Guest Blogs  |  7/16/2014  | 
Security and operations don't have to be at odds. You can turn security into an operations tool, creating a secure and agile environment that extends your tools and processes.
Passwords & The Future Of Identity: Payment Networks?
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
The solution to the omnipresent and enduring password problem may be closer than you think.
Payment Card Data Theft: Tips For Small Business
Commentary  |  7/15/2014  | 
For small businesses looking to reduce their exposure to data theft the good news is the advantage of being small.
Dark Reading Radio: Where Do Security Startups Come From?
Commentary  |  7/15/2014  | 
This week's radio broadcast will discuss how hot new security companies are born and how they are funded. Showtime is 1:00 p.m. ET.
How Next-Generation Security Is Redefining The Cloud
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
Your cloud, datacenter, and infrastructure all contain flexible and agile components. Your security model should be the same.
Strategic Security: Begin With The End In Mind
Commentary  |  7/11/2014  | 
The trouble with traditional infosec methodology is that it doesnt show us how to implement a strategic security plan in the real world.
Cloud & The Fuzzy Math of Shadow IT
Commentary  |  7/10/2014  | 
Do you know how many cloud apps, on average, are running in your organization? The number is probably greater than you think.
In Fog Of Cyberwar, US Tech Is Caught In Crossfire
Commentary  |  7/9/2014  | 
Distrust of the US intelligence community is eroding consumer confidence and hampering US technology firms on the global stage at a time when the sector should be showing unprecedented growth.
6 Tips for Using Big Data to Hunt Cyberthreats
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
You need to be smart about harnessing big data to defend against todays security threats, data breaches, and attacks.
Dark Reading Radio: The Changing Role Of The CISO
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
Why does the CISO report to the CIO? Join us for a panel discussion. Showtime is today, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., New York, 10 a.m., San Francisco.
Why Your Application Security Program May Backfire
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
You have to consider the human factor when youre designing security interventions, because the best intentions can have completely opposite consequences.
Dark Reading Radio: Oracle Database Security Hacked
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
Learn about newly found vulnerabilities in a key database security feature tomorrow in the next episode of Dark Reading Radio.


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