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Content posted in February 2014
DDoS Attack! Is Regulation The Answer?
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Four security experts weigh in on why theres been little progress in combating DDoS attacks and how companies can start fighting back.
Compliance Is Not Hard
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Compliance requires a new set of healthy habits and the self-discipline to make those habits stick
Lessons Learned From The Target Breach
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
The time is ripe for organizations to take a long, hard look at how they manage employee access and secure sensitive data in cloud environments
How I Secure My Personal Cloud
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
As global cloud traffic grows exponentially, IT pros face the daunting task of securing their personal cloud, data, and workloads.
Solving The Security Workforce Shortage
Commentary  |  2/21/2014  | 
To solve the skills shortage, the industry will need to attract a wider group of people and create an entirely new sort of security professional
Boutique Malware & Hackers For Hire
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
Heads up! Small groups of cyber-mercenaries are now conducting targeted hit-and-run attacks for anyone willing to pay the price.
Securing Data In 4 (Relatively) Easy Steps
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
The key to success in information security is finding the 'right' information in all the data you aim to protect.
'Connect': A Modern Approach To Mobile, Cloud Identity
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
A new protocol from the OpenID Foundation promises enterprises federated single sign-on that can scale.
The Snowden Effect: Who Controls My Data?
Commentary  |  2/14/2014  | 
In todays post-NSA-spying world, the key to providing trustworthy digital services to customers is control coupled with transparency.
Data Security Dos & Donts From The Target Breach
Commentary  |  2/13/2014  | 
The holidays brought attacks on the retail industry. If you arent in retail, your industry could be next.
3 Web Security Takeaways From Wikipedia's Near Miss
Commentary  |  2/12/2014  | 
Even the most useful and benevolent websites have the potential to host malware.
Cartoon: Identity Thieves
Commentary  |  2/11/2014  | 
Healthcare Information Security: Still No Respect
Commentary  |  2/10/2014  | 
More than a decade after publication of HIPAAs security rule, healthcare information security officers still struggle to be heard.
Data Breach Notifications: Time For Tough Love
Commentary  |  2/7/2014  | 
Target and Neiman Marcus came clean quickly about their data breaches, but most business don't. It's time for standards -- and fines.
The 7 Deadly Sins of Application Security
Commentary  |  2/6/2014  | 
How can two organizations with the exact same app security program have such wildly different outcomes over time? The reason is corporate culture.
The Problem With Two-Factor Authentication
Commentary  |  2/4/2014  | 
The failure of corporate security strategies to protect personal identity information from hackers resides more with system architecture than with authentication technology. Here's why.
Infographic: Mobile Security Run Amok
Commentary  |  2/3/2014  | 
Where is your organization in the battle over mobile device management and security?


7 Tips for Infosec Pros Considering A Lateral Career Move
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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