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Online Security: How The Experts Keep Safe
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Google researchers have compared the security practices of experts to non-experts, and identified several ways that typical Internet users can improve their online security.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/27/2015
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Car Hacking Shifts Into High Gear
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Researchers now have proven you can hack a car remotely, and at Black Hat USA will share most -- but not all -- of the details on how they did it.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/23/2015
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Twitter Security Pro: Encryption Isn't Enough
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Companies need to focus on developing secure coding practices and security education.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/23/2015
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CISOs Caught In A Catch-22
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Chief information security officers are considered 'accountable' for breaches while not always in charge of all infosec strategy and purchases, new report shows.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/21/2015
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Google Fights Export Controls For 'Intrusion Software'
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Proposed export rules could hobble cybersecurity research, Google claims.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/21/2015
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Notorious Cybercrime Underground Forum Infiltrated By FBI And Shut Down
Dark Reading Staff,
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International law enforcement operation shutters Darkode underground cybercrime forum, leads to charges, arrests, searches of 70 members worldwide.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/15/2015
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14 Security Fails That Cost Executives Their Jobs
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, is the latest casualty of a data breach, but she's certainly not the only one. There's no job security when your job is security.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/14/2015
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OPM: Personal Info On 21.5 Million People Exposed In Hack
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
The Office of Personnel Management today confirmed the final body count of victims affected by its massive data breach, which also exposed some 1.1 million fingerprints stored in the background-check database.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/9/2015
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Synaptics Launches Fingerprint Authentication Technology
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Fingerprint scanners are still recent additions to smartphones and other mobile devices. Synaptics wants to raise the bar for security.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/9/2015
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Encryption Hinders Investigations: FBI Chief
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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The Senate Judiciary Committee heard a different story from technologists, who argue that surveillance has never been easier.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/8/2015
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NYSE, United Airlines Shutdowns Spark Paranoia
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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United Airlines and the New York Stock Exchange both experienced massive outages this morning. The causes are slowly coming to light.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/8/2015
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Underwriters Laboratories To Launch Cyber Security Certification Program
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Meanwhile, UL is also in discussion with the White House on its plans to foster standards for Internet of Things security.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/6/2015
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Linux Foundation Funds Internet Security Advances
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has selected three security-oriented projects to receive a total of $500,000 in funding.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/25/2015
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Art Plus Technology Keeps Kids Out Of Prison
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
When artists and courts come together to keep kids out of prison, data privacy is a key concern. The Young New Yorkers group uses Wall Street tools to solve the problem.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 6/25/2015
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iOS 9, Android M Place New Focus On Security, Privacy
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
Google and Apple have publicly challenged calls from law enforcement agencies to weaken encryption on consumer devices. In turn, iOS 9 and Android M will sport a string of new security and privacy features for users.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 6/24/2015
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EFF Data Privacy Report Praises Apple, Slams AT&T
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
In the Electronic Frontier Foundation's fifth annual report, Apple gets high marks for protecting privacy, while WhatsApp and AT&T land at the bottom.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 6/18/2015
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OPM Breach Offers Tough Lessons For CIOs
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
While your enterprise may have a chief information security officer and a robust data governance department, CIOs and IT organizations are the ones on the front lines of protecting enterprise data. What lessons can we draw from the OPM breach?
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/17/2015
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Cyberspies Stole Legit Digital Certificates To Mask Their Malware
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Duqu 2.0 nation-state attackers used pilfered Foxconn hardware driver certs to sign spying malware that hit negotiators in Iranian nuclear pact discussions, Kaspersky Lab -- and now, an ICS/SCADA hardware vendor.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/15/2015
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OPM Breach Scope Widens, Employee Group Blasts Agency For Not Encrypting Data
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Lack of encryption 'indefensible' and 'outrageous,' American Federation of Government Employees says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/12/2015
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4 Unsolved Mysteries About Duqu 2.0
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Several key questions remain surrounding the nation-state attack targeting intel at Kaspersky Lab, international participants at the Iranian nuclear negotiations, and other organizations.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/11/2015
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