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Content posted in January 2013
Big Data Security Discussion
Commentary  |  1/31/2013  | 
Answers to common big-data security questions
Going Green With Your Ones And Zeros
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
For better security, use less data
Combatting Advanced Threats In 2013 Through Basics
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
Focus on fixing the problems of a past generation before focusing on the next
Security No-Man's Land
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
As the industry descends on the RSA Conference to discuss the latest and greatest in security, the underserved midmarket continues to struggle with basic blocking and tackling. The industry machinery is not built to solve that problem
The Three Worst Words In The English Language: Can't We Just?
Commentary  |  1/25/2013  | 
The road to poor identity and access management architecture is paved with "can't we justs." It's 2013: Find a way
Is Mobile Device Management The Answer?
Commentary  |  1/23/2013  | 
MDM software is being considered by healthcare IT execs concerned about security.
Acing An Audit In 30 Minutes
Commentary  |  1/18/2013  | 
Compliance audits don't have to be chaotic events
Java Security Warnings: Cut Through The Confusion
Commentary  |  1/18/2013  | 
Recent warnings to deactivate Java are raising additional questions: What about JavaScript, EJB, JavaFX, Android and any other use of the programming language?
Uncertain State Of Cyber War
Commentary  |  1/17/2013  | 
Just what does "cyber warfare" mean? We're still figuring out tactics and capabilities.
Cartoon: Forgot Password? Click Here
Commentary  |  1/14/2013  | 
All Your Base Are In An Indeterminate State
Commentary  |  1/14/2013  | 
Or the importance of timeliness in monitoring
How Well Do You Know Your Data?
Commentary  |  1/9/2013  | 
The more you know about your data, the more effectively you can protect it
McAfee Takes Belize: Social Engineering Lesson
Commentary  |  1/9/2013  | 
Eccentric antivirus firm founder John McAfee says he tricked people with spyware -- using free laptops. Social engineering attacks remain cheap, easy and effective.
When Cloud Computing Is The Wrong Fit
Commentary  |  1/9/2013  | 
ROI is the first question to answer when deciding if cloud computing is a good platform for your enterprise. Three others involve compliance, infrastructure, and a strong business case.
What Is It You Would Say That You Do Here?
Commentary  |  1/8/2013  | 
Here is a dangerous question to start the new year: Does your company actually need a security department? If you are doing CYA instead of CIA, the answer is probably no
You Keep Using That Word ...
Commentary  |  1/4/2013  | 
When monitoring doesn't mean what you think it does


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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/21/2020
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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/22/2020
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