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Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds
Commentary
If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we'd refuse outright today.
By Patrick Hubbard Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds, 10/20/2014
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FBI Director Urges New Encryption Legislation
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
News
Encryption algorithms do not acknowledge "lawful access."
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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Berners-Lee Behind New Private Communications Network For Ultra-Privacy Conscious
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
MeWe offers free, secure, and private communications.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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Connected Cars Vs. Cybercrime: Tough Fight
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Automakers should consider adding real-time intrusion detection and response capabilities, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/13/2014
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2 Tech Challenges Preventing Online Voting In US
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
News
A new report explains that online voting in the US is a matter of "if, not when," but problems of anonymity and verifiability must be solved first.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/9/2014
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Twitter Sues US Government Over Surveillance
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Twitter claims the government is restricting its free speech by limiting what it can disclose about requests for customer data.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/9/2014
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Immigration Agency App Targets Child Predators
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Immigration and Customs Enforcement launches Android and Spanish-language versions of Operation Predator, a mobile app the public can use to help the agency catch child predators.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 10/8/2014
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Homeland Security Funds Software Security Initiative
William Jackson, Technology Writer
News
The DHS contributes $23.5 million toward the Software Assurance Market Place to enable software developers to test open source programs and improve software analysis tools.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 10/8/2014
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DHS Anti-Terrorism Program Could Provide Cyberattack Liability Protection
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
The SAFETY Act can offer a layer of legal protection for cyber security vendors, providers, and enterprise security policies in the wake of an attack, an attorney says.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/8/2014
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Former NSA Director Reflects On Snowden Leaks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Gen. Keith Alexander defends NSA's controversial spying programs as lawful.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/8/2014
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DoD May Invite Cloud Vendors Into Govt. Data Centers
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
In an effort to tap commercial cloud technology without sacrificing security or control, the Department of Defense considers two potential models.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/3/2014
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FDA Delivers Medical Device Security Guidelines
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
As the FDA attempts to bolster the security of medical devices, some experts warn that guidance is too little, too late.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/3/2014
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Ex-NSA Director Touts Cybersecurity As A Service
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Gen. Keith Alexander advocates a better way for companies, large and small, to deal with cyber threats.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 10/2/2014
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Coordinated Attacks Call For More Sophisticated Cyber Defense
Henry Kenyon,
News
Agencies and industry are rethinking how they defend against coordinated attacks by teams of specialized hackers.
By Henry Kenyon , 9/29/2014
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FDA Pushes To Improve Medical Device Security
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Cyber attacks pose a grave threat to the integrity of healthcare services, agency says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/29/2014
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DoE Preps Privacy Standards For Smart Grid
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Department of Energy has released a set of voluntary privacy recommendations for smart grid owners, operators, and third parties; industry stakeholders have until October 14 to comment on draft.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/29/2014
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Shellshock's Threat To Healthcare
Mac McMillan, CEO, CynergisTek
Commentary
The Bash bug is everywhere, including in medical devices. The industry must be better prepared to protect itself and patients.
By Mac McMillan CEO, CynergisTek, 9/29/2014
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Shellshock Bug: 6 Key Facts
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
The Shellshock bug could do more damage than the recent Heartbleed bug. Here's what you need to know.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/27/2014
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Internet Of Things Intrigues Intelligence Community
Patience Wait,
News
IoT presents big opportunity for intelligence agencies, along with information overload and privacy risks.
By Patience Wait , 9/24/2014
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Backlash Coming On Car-to-Car Talk?
Junko Yoshida,
News
Vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology is gaining momentum, and it could become a mandate. But industry and government must address privacy and other concerns.
By Junko Yoshida , 9/19/2014
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