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Opinion

posted in February 2017
Report: Only 2 in 3 Cyber Attacks Can Be Stopped with Current Defenses
Partner Perspectives  |  2/28/2017  | 
A recent Bitdefender survey of 250 US IT execs in companies with 1000 or more PCs paints a disturbing picture of cybersecurity preparedness in the enterprise.
How Security Pros Can Bridge The Skills Shortage
Commentary  |  2/28/2017  | 
By paying it forward, we can help address the industrys exploding need for talent.
Mac Malware Reaches New Highs
Partner Perspectives  |  2/28/2017  | 
Two new malware threats in a week this past month, plus others in January, brings the 2017 Mac malware count up to 6 and growing.
Zones of Trust: A New Way of Thinking about IoT Security
Commentary  |  2/28/2017  | 
Recent attacks have focused attention on how to safely add "things"to enterprise networks, a topic that straddles IT and physical security. A zones-of-trust approach may be the answer.
Today on Dark Reading: Your Costs, Risks & Metrics Questions Answered
Commentary  |  2/27/2017  | 
First up on the Dark Reading upcoming events calendar is our Dark Reading Virtual Event Tuesday, Feb. 28.
20 Questions for SecOps Platform Providers
Commentary  |  2/27/2017  | 
Security operations capabilities for the masses is long overdue. Heres how to find a solution that meets your budget and resources.
Cloudflare Bleeds Bad News – & Good
Curt Franklin  |  2/27/2017  | 
A slip of the fingers brings privacy concerns for millions and lessons in how to handle a security incident.
In Cybersecurity, Language Is a Source of Misunderstandings
Commentary  |  2/27/2017  | 
To successfully fight threats across industries, we must all use the same terminology.
IaaS: The Next Chapter In Cloud Security
Commentary  |  2/24/2017  | 
Organizations adopting IaaS must update their approach to security by using the shared responsibility model.
Blockchains New Role In The Internet of Things
Commentary  |  2/23/2017  | 
With next gen distributed consensus algorithms that combine both security and performance, organizations can defend against DDoS attacks, even those that leverage IoT devices
Road Map To A $200,000 Cybersecurity Job
Commentary  |  2/23/2017  | 
Looking to get ahead in cybersecurity? Here are four areas to keep in mind as you make a five-year career plan.
How to Secure Hyperconverged Infrastructures & Why It Is Different
Partner Perspectives  |  2/23/2017  | 
The next-generation datacenter requires new security practices, but that doesnt mean everything we learned about datacenter security becomes obsolete.
Tunneling Through The "Walls" Of IoT In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/22/2017  | 
The movie "Die Hard" has a thing or two to teach us about the pitfalls of the Internet of Things.
Why We Need To Reinvent How We Catalogue Malware
Commentary  |  2/22/2017  | 
One obvious trend: crimeware technologies that come with simple user consoles and functionality to create unique binaries at the click of a button.
Survey: 14% Of IT Execs Would Pay $500K To Avoid Shaming After A Breach
Partner Perspectives  |  2/22/2017  | 
Bitdefender report shows how negative media headlines following an attack can cause financial damage, ruin business forecasts and severely damage reputations.
Preparing Security For Windows 7 End-Of-Life Support
Commentary  |  2/21/2017  | 
Moving to Microsoft's latest OS may give you flashbacks to when XP support ended.
Controlling Privileged Access To Prevent Rogue Users In Active Directory
Commentary  |  2/20/2017  | 
Knowing which of your employees have which privileges is the first step to staying safe.
Do Software-Defined Data Centers Pose Security Concerns?
Partner Perspectives  |  2/20/2017  | 
SDDC adoption is likely to trigger widespread data security governance programs, with 20 percent of organizations considering them necessary to prevent data breaches.
RSAC 2017 in 4 Words
Curt Franklin  |  2/17/2017  | 
The big news and trends from RSAC 2017 can be summed up in four key words: visibility, IoT, partnership and automation.
Closing The Cybersecurity Skills Gap With STEM
Commentary  |  2/17/2017  | 
As a nation, we should be doing more to promote educational programs that prepare today's students for tomorrow's jobs.
The Era Of Data-Jacking Is Here. Are You Ready?
Commentary  |  2/16/2017  | 
As data in the cloud becomes more valuable, the cost of weak security will soon be higher than many organizations can bear. Here's why.
What To Do When All Malware Is Zero-Day
Commentary  |  2/15/2017  | 
The industry needs new methods to fingerprint malware in order to determine who's behind breaches, and what can be done to stop them.
Why Identity Has Become A Top Concern For CSOs
Commentary  |  2/14/2017  | 
Seven of the world's top security leaders share their fears and challenges around the critical new role of identity in the fight against cyber adversaries.
You Can't Hire Your Way Out Of A Skills Shortage ... Yet
Commentary  |  2/13/2017  | 
It will take much effort to fix the IT and cybersecurity talent crisis, but it is possible.
Keep Employees Secure, Wherever They Are
Commentary  |  2/10/2017  | 
As workers grow more dispersed, organizations need to focus on three areas to maintain security.
4 Signs You, Your Users, Tech Peers & C-Suite All Have 'Security Fatigue'
Commentary  |  2/9/2017  | 
If security fatigue is the disease we've all got, the question is how do we get over it?
Harvest Season: Why Cyberthieves Want Your Compute Power
Commentary  |  2/9/2017  | 
Attackers are hijacking compute power in order to pull off their other crimes.
What to Watch (& Avoid) At RSAC
Commentary  |  2/8/2017  | 
A renowned security veteran shares his RSA dance card, offering views on technologies destined for the dustbin of history and those that will move the industry forward.
Enterprise Android Vs iOS: Which is More Secure?
Commentary  |  2/7/2017  | 
The answer is not as simple as you think. A mobile security expert parses the pros and cons.
The Promise & Peril Of The App Era
Commentary  |  2/7/2017  | 
Sure, apps are convenient. But when not properly assessed, they can cause security holes.
Fight Back Against Ransomware
Commentary  |  2/6/2017  | 
The No More Ransom project helps those affected by ransomware and works to prevent the problem's spread.
Talking Cybersecurity From A Risk Management Point of View
Commentary  |  2/3/2017  | 
CenturyLink CSO David Mahon reflects on the evolution of the chief information security officer, and why todays CISOs are increasingly adopting a risk-based approach to security.
A Hogwarts For Cyber Protection?
Commentary  |  2/2/2017  | 
How the UK is minting a new generation of cybersecurity wizards.
The Interconnected Nature Of International Cybercrime
Commentary  |  2/1/2017  | 
How burgeoning hackers are honing their craft across language barriers from top tier cybercriminal ecosystems and forums of the Deep and Dark Web.
A New Mantra For Cybersecurity: 'Simulate, Simulate, Simulate!'
Commentary  |  2/1/2017  | 
What security teams can learn from the Apollo 13 space program, a global pandemic, and major infrastructure disruptions to identify their best responses to attacks.
Cisco Report: They're Coming for Your Servers
Curt Franklin  |  2/1/2017  | 
Cisco's Annual Cybersecurity Report 2017 said that organizations suffered serious cybersecurity losses in 2016 – and the bad guys are coming for your server in 2017.


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