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Carnival Cruise Line Reports Security Breach
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The cruise ship operator says the incident affected employee and guest data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/17/2021
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Ransomware Operators' Strategies Evolve as Attacks Rise
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security researchers find ransomware operators rely less on email and more on criminal groups for initial access into target networks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/16/2021
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Biden Tells Putin Critical Infrastructure Sectors 'Off Limits' to Russian Hacking
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President Joe Biden said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to discuss boundaries in cyber activity.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2021
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Cars, Medicine, Electric Grids: Future Hackers Will Hit Much More Than Networks in an IT/OT Integrated World
Greg Valentine, Senior Cybersecurity Director, Capgemini North AmericaCommentary
Intelligent systems must include the right cybersecurity protections to prevent physical threats to operational technology.
By Greg Valentine Senior Cybersecurity Director, Capgemini North America, 6/16/2021
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Russian National Convicted on Charges Related to Kelihos Botnet
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Oleg Koshkin was arrested in 2019 and faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, the DoJ reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2021
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Name That Toon: Sight Unseen
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Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 6/14/2021
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Microsoft CISO Shares Remote Work Obstacles & Lessons Learned
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Bret Arsenault explains changes he implemented along the way as Microsoft's workforce went from 20% to 97% remote.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/8/2021
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By John Klossner Cartoonist, 6/7/2021
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Is Your Adversary James Bond or Mr. Bean?
Jonathan Couch, Senior VP of Strategy, ThreatQuotientCommentary
Especially with nation-state attacks, its critical to assess whether you're up against jet fighter strength or a bumbler who tries to pick locks.
By Jonathan Couch Senior VP of Strategy, ThreatQuotient, 6/2/2021
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3 SASE Misconceptions to Consider
Jay Barbour, Masergy Director of Security Product ManagementCommentary
SASE is all the rage, promising things IT leaders have long dreamed about, but a purist approach may create consequences.
By Jay Barbour Masergy Director of Security Product Management, 5/31/2021
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SolarWinds Attackers Impersonate USAID in Advanced Email Campaign
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Microsoft shares the details of a wide-scale malicious email campaign attributed to Nobelium, the group linked to the SolarWinds supply chain attack.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/28/2021
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Prevention Is the Only Cure: The Dangers of Legacy Systems
Dirk Schrader, Global VP of Product Marketing and Business Development, NNTCommentary
Prolonged exposure to poorly managed legacy IT devices proves time and time again the familiar adage: What can go wrong will go wrong.
By Dirk Schrader Global VP of Product Marketing and Business Development, NNT, 5/27/2021
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Cloud Compromise Costs Organizations $6.2M Per Year
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Organizations reported an average of 19 cloud-based compromises in the past year, but most don't evaluate the security of SaaS apps before deployment.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/25/2021
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Rise in Opportunistic Hacks and Info-Sharing Imperil Industrial Networks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Security researchers at Mandiant have seen an increasing wave of relatively simplistic attacks involving ICS systems - and attackers sharing their finds with one another - since 2020.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/25/2021
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Axis Fosters Work-From-Home Momentum with Zero Trust Network Access
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorCommentary
SPONSORED: Watch now -- VPN and VDI, while still useful, lack the hardened security required to keep users secure. That's created an opening for Zero Trust network access.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 5/25/2021
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Your Network's Smallest Cracks Are Now Its Biggest Threats
Sean Keef, Technical Director at Skybox SecurityCommentary
Bad actors have flipped the script by concentrating more on low-risk threats. Here's how to address the threat and the tactics.
By Sean Keef Technical Director at Skybox Security, 5/25/2021
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Turn the Tables: Supply Chain Defense Needs Some Offense, Fortinet Says
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorCommentary
SPONSORED CONTENT: Watch now -- While the SolarWinds hack put fresh attention on supply chain vulnerabilities, Derek Manky of Fortinet's Fortiguard Labs suggests dismantling cybercriminals' own supply chains.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 5/25/2021
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Sophos Research Uncovers Widespread Use of TLS By Cybercriminals
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorCommentary
SPONSORED CONTENT: Nearly half of all malware is being disseminated via the Transport Layer Security cryptographic protocol, says Dan Schiappa, executive VP and chief product officer for Sophos.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 5/24/2021
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Cobalt Strike Becomes a Preferred Hacking Tool by Cybercrime, APT Groups
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Incident response cases and research show how the red-team tool has become a become a go-to for attackers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/19/2021
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Colonial Pipeline CEO Confirms Ransom Payment
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CEO Joseph Blount says the $4.4 million payment was a necessary decision amid high-stakes infrastructure disruption.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/19/2021
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