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Clinton Campaign Tested Staffers With Fake Phishing Emails
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
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Campaign stressed good IT hygiene, according to manager Robby Mook, who said the fake phishing emails were used to gauge effectiveness of security training for staffers,
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/15/2017
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6 Free Ransomware Decryption Tools
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
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The No More Ransom group has been working to get free decryptor tools into the hands of security professionals and the general public.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/30/2017
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SEC Investigates Yahoo Data Breaches
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Report of an SEC probe of Yahoo serves as a new wake-up call for companies to properly disclose breaches in their earnings reports and disclosures.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/23/2017
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Putin Directed Cyberattack, Propaganda Operation To Influence US Election
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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US Office of the Director of National Intelligence releases unclassified version of intel community's findings on Russia's attempts to influence US presidential race via cyberattacks, leaks, and pure propaganda.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/6/2017
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DHS-FBI Report Shows Russian Attribution's A Bear
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Political and technical fallout from the DHS-FBI joint 'Grizzly Steppe' report on Russia's role in the recent election-related hacks causes more chaos than closure.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/4/2017
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Malware Used In DNC Breach Found Tracking Ukraine Military
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Russian 'Fancy Bear' now tied to Ukraine artillery Android app hack with the same malware used in breach of the Democratic National Committee.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/22/2016
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Obama: US Will Retaliate Against Russian Cyberattacks In Proportional Manner
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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US action will include both covert and explicit response, President says. Meanwhile, a Russian-speaking hacker was discovered behind a data breach of the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/16/2016
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Real-World Fallout From The Cybersecurity Skills Gap
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Two new studies connect the dots between an organizationís lack of staffing and skills to its ability to fend off cyberattacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/15/2016
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Corporations Cite Reputational Damage As Biggest Cyber Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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New data analyzing SEC disclosures found 83% of publicly traded companies worry most about the risk of brand damage via hacks exposing customer or employee information.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/7/2016
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US Presidential Commission Outlines Key Cybersecurity Actions For Future Administrations
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Report outlines ways to lock down critical infrastructure as well as IoT - and the urgent need to expand the security workforce by 2020 with 100,000 new jobs.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/6/2016
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IT Priorities Shifting Toward Security, Managing Costs
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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A recent IDG survey shows CIOs and IT managers have a renewed concern for operational security and improved customer experience.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/11/2016
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Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
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While many smart cities are using IoT for transportation issues, there's a host of other initiatives these urban centers should start to address with the technology. Environmental and sustainability programs top a new list from Gartner.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/9/2016
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Some SuperPAC Websites Are Not Super-Secure
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Researchers find weaknesses in public websites that could expose personal information of donors and other sensitive data.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/7/2016
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How Clinton, Trump Could Champion Cybersecurity
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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The major party Presidential candidates, which both have experienced the aftermath of hacks and poor security practices of their own, could serve as 'poster children' and advocate for better cybersecurity, experts say.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/27/2016
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NSA Contractor Over 20 Years Stole More Than 50 Terabytes Of Gov't Data
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Harold Martin, now in custody, is a risk to himself and others if freed from custody, a US prosecutor warns in a detailed filing in the case.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/21/2016
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'Kevin Durant Effect': What Skilled Cybersecurity Pros Want
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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For seasoned cybersecurity professionals, motivation for sticking with their current jobs doesn't mean big management promotions or higher salaries, a new Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) report finds.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/19/2016
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7 Ways Electronic Voting Systems Can Be Attacked
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Pre-election integrity tests and post-election audits and checks should help spot discrepancies and errors, but risks remain.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/13/2016
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Half Of Cybersecurity Pros Solicited Weekly About A New Job
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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'Sellers' market' for IT security professionals, but more than two-thirds lack a clear career path in the field.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/5/2016
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10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here's a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 10/3/2016
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Researchers Shoot Down Yahoo Claim Of Nation-State Hack
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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InfoArmor says the attackers who stole a half-billion Yahoo user accounts were seasoned cybercriminals who later sold the booty to an Eastern European nation-state.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/29/2016
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