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Content posted in October 2014
Financial Breaches Show Trust Model Is Broken
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
Its a full-blown crisis when a dozen major financial services firms admit to having their networks probed by the same attackers as those behind the JPMorgan Chase breach.
Welcome To My Cyber Security Nightmare
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
Happy Halloween. Here are three chilling scenarios that will keep even the most hardened infosec warrior awake all night.
Infographic: The Many Faces of Todays Hackers
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
How many of these hacker personas are you dueling with in your organization?
What Scares Me About Healthcare & Electric Power Security
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Both industries share many of the same issues as enterprises. But they also have a risk profile that makes them singularly unprepared for sophisticated threats
A Simple Formula For Usable Risk Intelligence
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
How infosec can cut through the noise and gain real value from cyberdata.
Poll: Patching Is Primary Response to Shellshock
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
As potential threats mount, Dark Reading community members home in on patching infrastructure but not devices, according to our latest poll.
Incident Response: Is Your IR Plan A Glorified Phone Tree?
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Training internal security teams to be first responders can drastically improve an organization's effectiveness in the wake of a data breach. Here's why.
Cyber Threats: Information vs. Intelligence
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Cyber threat intelligence or CTI is touted to be the next big thing in InfoSec. But does it narrow the security problem or compound it?
Insider Threats: Breaching The Human Barrier
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
A company can spend all the money it has on technical solutions to protect the perimeter and still not prevent the attack that comes from within.
In Plain Sight: How Cyber Criminals Exfiltrate Data Via Video
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Just like Fortune 500 companies, attackers are investing in sophisticated measures that let them fly beneath the radar of conventional security.
Third-Party Code: Fertile Ground For Malware
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
How big-brand corporate websites are becoming a popular method for mass distribution of exploit kits on vulnerable computers.
Stolen Medical Data Is Now A Hot Commodity
Commentary  |  10/14/2014  | 
While credit cards are selling for a dollar or less on the black market, personal health credentials are commanding as much as $10 per patient. Heres why.
In AppSec, Fast Is Everything
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
The world has shifted. The SAST and DAST tools that were invented over a decade ago are no longer viable approaches to application security.
Security Education K Through Life
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
InfoSec professionals of the future need access to the right education and tools early on and throughout their entire work life.
How Retail Can Win Back Consumer Trust
Commentary  |  10/9/2014  | 
Customer loyalty to their favorite brands is all about trust, which today has everything to do with security and privacy.
Good Job, Facebook: The Intersection Of Privacy, Identity & Security
Commentary  |  10/8/2014  | 
Birth names and legal names arent always the names people are best known by, concedes Facebook in the wake of a real-name policy usage flap.
Tokenization: 6 Reasons The Card Industry Should Be Wary
Commentary  |  10/7/2014  | 
VISAs new token service aims to provide consumers a simple, fraud-free digital payment experience. Its a worthy goal, but one that may prove to be more aspirational than functional.
How Cookie-Cutter Cyber Insurance Falls Short
Commentary  |  10/6/2014  | 
Many off-the-shelf cyber liability policies feature a broad range of exclusions that wont protect your company from a data breach or ransomware attack.
How Retro Malware Feeds the New Threat Wave
Commentary  |  10/3/2014  | 
Old-school exploits used in new ways are placing fresh demands for intel-sharing among infosec pros and their time-tested and next-gen security products.
Poll: Employees Clueless About Social Engineering
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
Not surprisingly, our latest poll confirms that threats stemming from criminals hacking humans are all too frequently ignored.
5 New Truths To Teach Your CIO About Identity
Commentary  |  10/1/2014  | 
When CIOs talk security they often use words like "firewall" and "antivirus." Heres why todays technology landscape needs a different vocabulary.


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