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posted in September 2017
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Equifax Breach Won't Be the Last or Worst
Curt Franklin  |  9/13/2017  | 
The Equifax breach shows that a major change in personal records is required, according to a senior Gartner analyst.
FaceID Faces Security Headwind
Simon Marshall  |  9/12/2017  | 
Apple brings facial recognition to the iPhone but some security experts aren't convinced the technology is ready.
Kaspersky & the FBI: Security Meets Politics
Andy Patrizio  |  9/12/2017  | 
Is the FBI's warning on Kaspersky about politics, security or a bit of both?
The 'Team of Teams' Model for Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  9/12/2017  | 
Security leaders can learn some valuable lessons from a real-life military model.
Deception: A Convincing New Approach to Cyber Defense
Commentary  |  9/12/2017  | 
How defenders in a US national security agency capture-the-flag exercise used an endless stream of false data across the network to thwart attackers and contain damage.
Why Relaxing Our Password Policies Might Actually Bolster User Safety
Commentary  |  9/11/2017  | 
Recent guidance from NIST may seem counterintuitive.
Equifax Hacked: Profit Before Protection?
Simon Marshall  |  9/11/2017  | 
Millions of personal information records were taken from Equifax. What went wrong?
Dragonfly Targets US Nukes
Simon Marshall  |  9/8/2017  | 
An industrial malware ring targets US nuclear power facilities.
If Blockchain Is the Answer, What Is the Security Question?
Commentary  |  9/8/2017  | 
Like any technology, blockchain has its strengths and weaknesses. But debunking three common myths can help you cut through the hype.
Friday Haiku: A Cat 5 Credit Hack
Curt Franklin  |  9/8/2017  | 
An Equifax hack is an ill wind for the credit world.
DevOps Security Management Goes Central
Simon Marshall  |  9/7/2017  | 
CyberArk is taking a centralized view of DevOps security through Conjur.
Is Public Sector Cybersecurity Adequate?
Commentary  |  9/7/2017  | 
Many governmental organizations are unstaffed, underfunded, and unprepared to fight common attacks, and they could learn a thing or two from the private sector.
SANS Study Says Reputation Is a Cyber-Casualty
Curt Franklin  |  9/7/2017  | 
The latest security study says that you've probably been attacked and your reputation has taken the biggest hit.
Sandbox-Aware Malware Foreshadows Potential Attacks
Commentary  |  9/7/2017  | 
For the continuous monitoring industry to remain relevant, it needs to match the vigor of sandbox vendors against targeted subversion.
CIO or C-Suite: To Whom Should the CISO Report?
Partner Perspectives  |  9/7/2017  | 
Five reasons why the chief information security officer needs to get out from under the control of IT.
BroadSoft Error Exposes TWC PII on AWS S3
Curt Franklin  |  9/6/2017  | 
A mis-configured Amazon Web Storage (AWS) instance has once again exposed millions of private customer records to the public Internet. Is it time for companies to re-think the way they're building their AWS buckets?
AI Just Gets Bigger
Simon Marshall  |  9/6/2017  | 
The market for "friendly" consumer AI continues to expand, but security issues could be lurking in the growth.
Is Your Organization Merely PCI-Compliant or Is It Actually Secure?
Commentary  |  9/6/2017  | 
The Host Identity Protocol might be the answer to inadequate check-the-box security standards.
Workplace IoT Puts Companies on Notice for Smarter Security
Commentary  |  9/6/2017  | 
Blacklisting every "thing" in sight and banning connections to the corporate network may sound tempting, but it's not a realistic strategy.
Debit Card Fraud Numbers Explode
Simon Marshall  |  9/5/2017  | 
Technology is making it easier than ever for thieves and scammers to steal debit card numbers – and the bank accounts they access.
3 Ways AI Could Help Resolve the Cybersecurity Talent Crisis
Commentary  |  9/5/2017  | 
There's no escaping the fact that there's a skills shortage, and companies aren't doing enough to cultivate talent. AI could relieve some of the pressure.
Qadium Gets $40M Series B for Internet Visibility
Curt Franklin  |  9/5/2017  | 
Qadium indexes every device on the public Internet, a technology that's attracted some big-time Silicon Valley investors.
IoT Security Needs Creative Solutions
Larry Loeb  |  9/5/2017  | 
Not every security solution has a place in the IoT. Professionals must look in new directions to keep the Internet of Things secure.
Friday Haiku: I Authenticate, Therefore, I Am
Curt Franklin  |  9/1/2017  | 
Are we more than our authentication factors?
How Effective Boards Drive Security Mandates
Commentary  |  9/1/2017  | 
The focus on cybersecurity policies must be prioritized from the top down.
New Malware Builder Makes Hacking Easier
Curt Franklin  |  9/1/2017  | 
A free new builder for trojans makes it easier than ever to be a criminal hacker.
Has Facial Recognition's Time Arrived?
Simon Marshall  |  9/1/2017  | 
Startup iProov says it has cracked the code on a reliable, secure facial recognition system.
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