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What Women in Cybersecurity Really Think About Their Careers
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
New survey conducted by a female security pro of other female security pros dispels a few myths.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/4/2017
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NIST, IEEE Pair Up to Drive Cloud Interoperability
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Two major standards bodies have grabbed the bull by the horns in an attempt to make workloads and services mobile across clouds.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/1/2017
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DEF CON Rocks the Vote with Live Machine Hacking
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Jeff Moss, founder of the hacker conference, is planning to host a full-blown election and voting system for hacking in 2018 at DEF CON, complete with a simulated presidential race.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/28/2017
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What Analytics Pros Need to Know about GDPR
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
Commentary
Understanding the EU's GDPR guidelines is valuable knowledge for anyone in a data related profession.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 7/26/2017
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Air Force Intelligence Unit Goes Agile
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The US Air Force is determined to get more agile to produce applications that can be useful in times of conflict.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/30/2017
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FireEye CEO Shares State of IT Threat Landscape
InformationWeek Staff,
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FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia talks about the state of the IT threat landscape and where enterprises should focus their attention when it comes to cybersecurity.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/23/2017
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Data Breach Costs Drop Globally But Increase in US
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
News
The average total cost of a data breach declined 10% year-over-year around the world, but in the US edged upward by 5%.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/20/2017
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Digital Infrastructure for Cities Leads to Big Savings
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A Cisco report claims $2.3 trillion is waiting to be realized through digitized services, city management; cites Houston, Oslo, Barcelona as examples.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/16/2017
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Ex-CIA Director Brennan Warns of More Collaboration Between Nation-States and Cybercriminals
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Former CIA head said retaliatory hacking options 'actively being discussed in government circles.'
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/14/2017
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Outdated Operating Systems, Browsers Correlate with Real Data Breaches
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Study shows companies running out-of-date OSes were three times more likely to suffer a data breach, and those with the outdated browsers, two times more likely.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/8/2017
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Wanted: Protection From Intrusive Hacks for Connected Vehicles
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Cloud Security Alliance sees danger, issues guidelines for how we'll need to secure the connected vehicle environment in the future.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/26/2017
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You Have One Year to Make GDPR Your Biggest Security Victory Ever
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
News
The EU's new razor-toothed data privacy law could either rip you apart or help you create the best security program you've ever had. Here's how.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/25/2017
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Researchers Investigate Possible Connection Between WannaCry & North Korean Hacker Group
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Google, Kaspersky Lab and Symantec all have found common code in the WannaCry malware and that of the nation-state hackers behind the mega breach of Sony.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/15/2017
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Trump Issues Previously Delayed Cybersecurity Executive Order
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
EO calls for immediate review of federal agencies' security postures, adoption of the NIST Framework, and a focus on critical infrastructure security.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/11/2017
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A Closer Look at CIA-Linked Malware as Search for Rogue Insider Begins
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
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Symantec researcher explains the goals behind CIA-linked hacking tools, as the government launches an investigation to discover who gave secret documents to WikiLeaks.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/24/2017
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Future of Data Summit: Secure IoT with Blockchain
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Satire
IoT security is essential for the Internet of Things to reach commercial success. Here's one way to protect this technology and data from hackers.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/11/2017
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US Border Policy Shifts May Drive Changes in Laptop Security
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
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In-cabin laptop ban and requirements to unlock devices for border patrol could have enterprises revisiting their on-device data policies.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/31/2017
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DoJ Indicts Russian FSB Officers and Cybercriminals in Yahoo Breach
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Russian intelligence officials hired renowned cybercriminals to do their bidding in massive hacks that compromised Yahoo, Gmail, and other email accounts of millions of people in the US, Russia, elsewhere.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/15/2017
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Most Federal Government Websites Lack Basic Security
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
News
HTTPS and DNSSEC not used across the board on agency websites despite federal requirements to do so.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/9/2017
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New Cybersecurity Regulations Begin Today For NY Banks
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
News
New York's new security regulations for financial industry viewed as potential model for other states.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/1/2017
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