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Russia Rejects DNC Breach Allegations As 'Old Trick'
Dark Reading Staff,
News
Kremlin dubs US charges of its involvement in hack of Democratic National Committee email system as mere attempts to exploit Russia during US election season.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/27/2016
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Using AI To Fight Cyberthreats
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
SparkCognition, working with Carnegie Mellon and IBM's Watson, aims to provide cyber-security researchers with better threat data using predictive models powered by machine learning.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/27/2016
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Obama Issues Federal Government Policy For Cyberattack Response
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
New Presidential Policy Directive, PPD-41, solidifies just how key federal agencies coordinate, respond to cyberattacks on federal and private networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/26/2016
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DNC Hack Serves As Cautionary Tale For IT Pros
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Following the high-profile hack of the Democratic National Committee's computer system, cyber-security experts emphasize the importance of secure email correspondence.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/26/2016
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Lawsuit Raises Questions About The Right To Tinker With Tech
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a lawsuit to overturn a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which limits the modification of technology. For anyone managing information technology, the law in question has the potential to limit access to data, to weaken security, and to impose unnecessary burdens, costs, and liabilities.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/25/2016
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Can 3D-Printed Fingers Help Police Solve A Murder?
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Michigan police are working with university researchers to re-create a dead man's fingers. The goal is to use the digits to unlock his smartphone and uncover information that may help catch his killer.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/23/2016
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Obama Administration May Allow Foreign Search Warrants On US Tech Firms
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Under a proposed plan, foreign governments would have the right to serve search warrants on US tech companies for email and wiretaps. The deal would also give the US "reciprocal" authority to search data in other countries.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/18/2016
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New HIPAA Guidance Tackles Ransomware Epidemic In Healthcare
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
HHS addresses ransomware infections in wake of healthcare attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/15/2016
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Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft is addressing the shortage of workers with data science skills with a new professional degree program offered online. The company said the data science degree will serve as a pilot for future offerings.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/15/2016
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Sandia Labs Researchers Build DNA-Based Encrypted Storage
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
News
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico are experimenting with encrypted DNA storage for archival applications.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 7/14/2016
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FDIC Likely Hacked By China But Covered Up Breach, Report Says
Dark Reading Staff,
News
A 2013 FDIC internal memo indicates a cover-up of China breach by employees to protect chairmanís job.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/14/2016
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IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/14/2016
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10 Hot SaaS Security Startups To Watch
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Leveraging cloud-based security services is helping to solve some major stumbling blocks when it comes to providing a robust architecture for organizations. To help you navigate your options, we're spotlighting 10 SaaS security startups whose tools are worth a look.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/13/2016
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Cybercrime Now Surpasses Traditional Crime In UK
Rutrell Yasin, Freelance Writer
News
The US could be on an even worse trajectory, according to one security expert.
By Rutrell Yasin Freelance Writer, 7/8/2016
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Beyond BlackBerry: Outdated Tech The Feds Should Dump
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The US Senate is finally ditching BlackBerry devices. Now, if only the rest of the government could leave the past behind. Here's a look at outdated tech still being used by federal agencies, including the military and the IRS.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/8/2016
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NATO Ambassador: How The Ukraine Crisis Fits Cyber War Narrative
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
News
Kenneth Geers previews his Black Hat talk and discusses the strategic military maneuvers governments can make within cyberspace.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/7/2016
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Government Should Publicly ID Cyberattackers, Ex-US Intel Chief Says
Dark Reading Staff,
News
Michael Rogers believes acknowledgement will help insurance companies defend against lawsuits.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/7/2016
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Finance, Healthcare,Tech Sectors Highest Users Of Encryption, Survey Says
Dark Reading Staff,
News
Ponemon/Thales survey shows highly regulated industries are catching on.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/6/2016
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IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/6/2016
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8 Reasons You Need A Security Penetration Test
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
One of the biggest challenges in IT security is determining whether the tools and configurations you have in place are giving your organization the level of security you require. Here's how penetration testing can help.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/6/2016
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