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Content posted in April 2018
Despite Risks, Nearly Half of IT Execs Don't Rethink Cybersecurity after an Attack
Commentary  |  4/25/2018  | 
A recent survey reveals a troubling degree of security inertia lurking among scores of organizations. But there are a few bright spots.
Why Information Integrity Attacks Pose New Security Challenges
Commentary  |  4/25/2018  | 
To fight information integrity attacks like the ones recently perpetrated by bots on the FCC's website, we need to change our stance and look for the adversaries hiding in plain sight.
Deconstructing the Possibilities and Realities of Enterprise IoT Security
Commentary  |  4/24/2018  | 
Organizations are rushing to leverage Internet of Things solutions but struggle to design the information technology architectures that will lock down the data these devices create.
It's Time to Take GitHub Threats Seriously
Commentary  |  4/24/2018  | 
There's a good chance your company has projects on the source code management system, but the casual way many developers use GitHub creates security issues.
Digital Identity Makes Headway Around the World
Commentary  |  4/23/2018  | 
The US is lagging behind the digital ID leaders.
Biometrics Are Coming & So Are Security Concerns
Commentary  |  4/20/2018  | 
Could these advanced technologies be putting user data at risk?
How to Protect Industrial Control Systems from State-Sponsored Hackers
Commentary  |  4/19/2018  | 
US-CERT recently issued an alert about Russian threat activity against infrastructure sectors. Is there a way to fight back?
The Role of KPIs in Incident Response
Commentary  |  4/18/2018  | 
Using KPIs can have a positive impact on the tactical and strategic functions of a security operations program.
Why We Need Privacy Solutions That Scale Across Borders
Commentary  |  4/17/2018  | 
New privacy solutions are becoming scalable, smarter, and easier to address compliance across industries and geographies.
How GDPR Forces Marketers to Rethink Data & Security
Commentary  |  4/16/2018  | 
The European regulation is making marketing technology companies re-examine their security, and that's a good thing.
Federal Agency Data Under Siege
Commentary  |  4/13/2018  | 
Seventy-one percent of IT security professionals in US federal agencies have reported breaches in their organizations.
The Good, the Bad & the Disruptive: Bots on the Wild, Wild Web
Commentary  |  4/12/2018  | 
Not all bots are bad -- some are downright helpful -- so you can't block them entirely.
Microsegmentation: Strong Security in Small Packages
Commentary  |  4/12/2018  | 
A deep dive into how organizations can effectively devise and implement microsegmentation in a software-defined networking data center.
Stopping Cyber Madness: Why the Private Sector Must Lead the Fight
Commentary  |  4/11/2018  | 
The government's ability to help secure the Internet will be limited given the light speed of the Internet versus the slower pace of government. That's why stopping the madness begins with the private sector.
Hack Back: An Eye for an Eye Could Make You Blind
Commentary  |  4/11/2018  | 
Attackers have had almost zero consequences or cost for stealing data from innocent victims. But what if we could hack their wallets, not their systems?
Pairing Policy & Technology: BYOD That Works for Your Enterprise
Commentary  |  4/10/2018  | 
An intelligent security policy coupled with the right technology can set you up for success with BYOD.
20 Ways to Increase the Efficiency of the Incident Response Workflow
Commentary  |  4/10/2018  | 
Despite all the good intentions of some great security teams, we are still living in a "cut-and-paste" incident management world.
Serverless Architectures: A Paradigm Shift in Application Security
Commentary  |  4/9/2018  | 
"Serverless" forces software architects and developers to approach security by building it in rather than bolting it on. But there is a downside.
Protect Yourself from Online Fraud This Tax Season
Commentary  |  4/6/2018  | 
Use these tips to stay safe online during everyone's least-favorite time of the year.
Stripping the Attacker Naked
Commentary  |  4/6/2018  | 
How cyber threat intelligence can help you gain a better understanding of the enemy and why that gives security teams the upper hand.
How to Build a Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan
Commentary  |  4/5/2018  | 
Being hit by a cyberattack is going to be painful. But it can be less painful if you're prepared, and these best practices can help.
How Security Can Bridge the Chasm with Development
Commentary  |  4/5/2018  | 
Enhancing the relationships between security and engineering is crucial for improving software security. These six steps will bring your teams together.
Active Cyber Defense Is an Opportunity, Not a Threat
Commentary  |  4/4/2018  | 
If honest citizens can be tracked online with cookies and beacons that share where we are and what we are doing, then why should security professionals restrict their ability to hack attackers?
3 Security Measures That Can Actually Be Measured
Commentary  |  4/3/2018  | 
The massive budgets devoted to cybersecurity need to come with better metrics.
Is Security Accelerating Your Business?
Commentary  |  4/2/2018  | 
With an ever-growing list of security and compliance requirements, security can hinder or slow business initiatives. Is your security department stuck in slow gear or can it go faster?


Diversity: It's About Inclusion
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  4/25/2018
Coviello: Modern Security Threats are 'Less About the Techniques'
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/24/2018
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