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It's Time to Improve Website Identity Indicators, Not Remove Them
Commentary  |  10/24/2019  | 
Why Google and Mozilla are wrong about the benefits of Extended Validation certificates that aim to prevent fraud and protect user privacy.
Why Organizations Must Quantify Cyber-Risk in Business Terms
Commentary  |  10/24/2019  | 
The rising costs of breaches and regulatory fines are driving demand for better measurement and articulation of business impacts.
Planning a Zero-Trust Initiative? Here's How to Prioritize
Commentary  |  10/23/2019  | 
If you start by focusing on users, data, access, and managed devices, you will make major strides toward achieving better security.
Report: 2020 Presidential Campaigns Still Vulnerable to Web Attacks
Commentary  |  10/23/2019  | 
Nine out of 12 Democratic candidates have yet to enable DNSSEC, a simple set of extensions that stops most targeted domain-based attacks.
The AI (R)evolution: Why Humans Will Always Have a Place in the SOC
Commentary  |  10/22/2019  | 
In cybersecurity, the combination of men, women and machines can do what neither can do alone -- form a complementary team capable of upholding order and fighting the forces of evil.
Keeping Too Many Cooks out of the Security Kitchen
Commentary  |  10/22/2019  | 
A good security team helps the business help itself operate more securely -- soliciting input while adhering to a unified strategy, vision, goals, and priorities.
SOC Operations: 6 Vital Lessons & Pitfalls
Commentary  |  10/21/2019  | 
There is no one road to security operations success, but these guidelines will smooth your path.
SOC Puppet: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  10/18/2019  | 
Social engineering, SOC analysts, and Sock puns. And the winners are:
Smart Prevention: How Every Enterprise Can Create Human Firewalls
Commentary  |  10/17/2019  | 
Organizations of all sizes should include both human firewalls and virtual tools in their cybersecurity budgets.
Data Privacy Protections for the Most Vulnerable Children
Commentary  |  10/17/2019  | 
The business case for why companies that respect the privacy of individuals, and especially minors, will have a strong competitive advantage.
Schadenfreude Is a Bad Look & Other Observations About Recent Disclosures
Commentary  |  10/16/2019  | 
The debate about whether Android or iOS is the more inherently secure platform misses the larger issues that both platforms are valuable targets and security today is no guarantee of security tomorrow.
Federal CIOs Zero In on Zero Trust
Commentary  |  10/16/2019  | 
Here's how federal CIOs can begin utilizing the security concept and avoid predictable obstacles.
5 Steps to Protect Against Ransomware Attacks
Commentary  |  10/15/2019  | 
Paying a ransom is strongly discouraged by experts. So, how do you protect your organization?
Why Bricking Vulnerable IoT Devices Comes with Unintended Consequences
Commentary  |  10/15/2019  | 
Infosec vigilantism can cause serious harm in the era of industrial IoT and connected medical devices.
The Connected Cybercrime Ecosystem & the Impact of the Capital One Breach
Commentary  |  10/14/2019  | 
A company's security battle is not between that company and a specific fraudster; rather, it's between the company and connected cybercriminal ecosystem.
Close the Gap Between Cyber-Risk and Business Risk
Commentary  |  10/11/2019  | 
Four steps outlining how security teams can better understand their company's cyber-risk and demonstrate to company leadership what's being done to mitigate the resulting business risk.
How to Think Like a Hacker
Commentary  |  10/10/2019  | 
In the arms race of computer security, it's never been more important to develop an adversarial mindset that can identify assumptions and determine if and how they can be violated.
Network Security Must Transition into the Cloud Era
Commentary  |  10/10/2019  | 
An integrated approach is the best way to provide organizations with the tools they need to decrease the attack surface and use strong security controls.
A Realistic Threat Model for the Masses
Commentary  |  10/9/2019  | 
For many people, overly restrictive advice about passwords and other security practices is doing more harm than good. Here's why.
How the Software-Defined Perimeter Is Redefining Access Control
Commentary  |  10/9/2019  | 
In a world where traditional network boundaries no longer exist, VPNs are showing their age.
For Cybersecurity to Be Proactive, Terrains Must Be Mapped
Commentary  |  10/8/2019  | 
As in any battle, understanding and exploiting the terrain often dictates the outcome.
Beyond the Horde: The Uptick in Targeted Attacks (And How to Fight Back)
Commentary  |  10/8/2019  | 
We're seeing a dramatic rise in targeted attacks, but following these guidelines can help your enterprise stay safe.
10 Steps to Assess SOC Maturity in SMBs
Commentary  |  10/7/2019  | 
Facing a system and organization controls audit doesn't have to be stressful for small and midsize businesses if they follow these guidelines.
Cybercrime: AI's Growing Threat
Commentary  |  10/4/2019  | 
Cyberecurity incidents expected to rise by nearly 70% and cost $5 trillion annually by 2024.
Common Pitfalls of Security Monitoring
Commentary  |  10/3/2019  | 
We need technology, but we cant forget the importance of humans working methodically to make it effective.
How FISMA Requirements Relate to Firmware Security
Commentary  |  10/3/2019  | 
Federal guidelines can help all organizations pragmatically and meaningfully improve their firmware security.
Quantum-Safe Cryptography: The Time to Prepare Is Now
Commentary  |  10/2/2019  | 
Quantum computing is real and it's evolving fast. Is the security industry up to the challenge?
Controlling Data Leakage in Cloud Test-Dev Environments
Commentary  |  10/2/2019  | 
The focus on digital transformation and compressing development release cycles is appealing, but that means security can be left behind. How should security practitioners address this challenge?
Navigating Your First Month as a New CISO
Commentary  |  10/1/2019  | 
The single most important thing you can do is to start building the relationships and political capital you'll need to run your security program. Here's how.
AIOps: The State of Full Packet Capture Enters the Age of Practicality
Commentary  |  10/1/2019  | 
How machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the game of acting on large volumes of network data in near real time.
'Harvesting Attacks' & the Quantum Revolution
Commentary  |  9/30/2019  | 
Stockpiles of stolen information sitting in foreign databases are ready to be exposed the minute there's a working quantum computer in five to ten years. The time to act is now.
Is Your Organization Suffering from Security Tool Sprawl?
Commentary  |  9/27/2019  | 
Most companies have too many tools, causing increased costs and security issues.
Bridging the Gap Between Security & DevOps
Commentary  |  9/26/2019  | 
An inside look into the engineering mindset of DevOps from the vantage of a career security professional.
Why You Need to Think About API Security
Commentary  |  9/26/2019  | 
Businesses of all sorts are increasingly relying on APIs to interact with customers in smartphone apps, but they have their own unique set of vulnerabilities.
Long-Lining: Reeling In the Big Fish in Your Supply Chain
Commentary  |  9/25/2019  | 
The object of this new attack campaign is not swordfish or tuna but high-ranking executives within target organizations.
The Future of Account Security: A World Without Passwords?
Commentary  |  9/25/2019  | 
First step: Convince machines that we are who we say we are with expanded biometrics, including behaviors, locations, and other information that makes "us" us.
4 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Electrical Engineers
Commentary  |  9/24/2019  | 
Most electrical engineering firms are targeted by threat actors of opportunity because of two necessary ingredients: people and computers. These four tips will help keep you safer.
6 Best Practices for Performing Physical Penetration Tests
Commentary  |  9/24/2019  | 
A cautionary tale from a pen test gone wrong in an Iowa county courthouse.
How Network Logging Mitigates Legal Risk
Commentary  |  9/23/2019  | 
Logging that is turned on, captured, and preserved immediately after a cyber event is proof positive that personal data didn't fall into the hands of a cybercriminal.
A Safer IoT Future Must Be a Joint Effort
Commentary  |  9/20/2019  | 
We're just at the beginning of an important conversation about the future of our homes and cities, which must involve both consumers and many players in the industry
Deconstructing an iPhone Spearphishing Attack
Commentary  |  9/19/2019  | 
How criminals today bypass smartphone anti-theft protection and harvest AppleID and passwords taken from fake Apple servers.
Crowdsourced Security & the Gig Economy
Commentary  |  9/19/2019  | 
Crowdsourced platforms have redefined both pentesting and the cybersecurity gig economy. Just not in a good way.
DevSecOps: Recreating Cybersecurity Culture
Commentary  |  9/18/2019  | 
Bringing developers and security teams together guided by a common goal requires some risk-taking. With patience and confidence, it will pay off. Here's how.
How Ransomware Criminals Turn Friends into Enemies
Commentary  |  9/18/2019  | 
Managed service providers are the latest pawns in ransomware's game of chess.
5 Common Cloud Configuration Mistakes
Commentary  |  9/17/2019  | 
It's a joint responsibility to keep data safe in the cloud. Here's what cloud customers must do to keep their end of the bargain.
How Intel Unlocks the Powerful Potential of Diversity in Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  9/17/2019  | 
Sparking cultural shifts within an organization -- and throughout an entire industry -- can feel like a monumental task, but the juice is well worth the squeeze.
Preventing PTSD and Burnout for Cybersecurity Professionals
Commentary  |  9/16/2019  | 
The safety of our digital lives is at stake, and we need to all do our part in raising awareness of these issues.
Taking a Fresh Look at Security Ops: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  9/13/2019  | 
Maybe you love your executive team, your security processes, tools, or strategy. Maybe you hate them. Whatever the situation, it's likely at some point that things will have changed.
A Definitive Guide to Crowdsourced Vulnerability Management
Commentary  |  9/12/2019  | 
Knowing about a bug and actually securing it are very different things. These six steps will get you from "oh, sh*t" to fixed.
The Fight Against Synthetic Identity Fraud
Commentary  |  9/12/2019  | 
Advanced data and innovative technology will help organizations more easily identify abnormal behavior and tell legitimate customers apart from "fake" ones.
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