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Olympics Could Face Disruption from Regional Powers
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Destructive attacks and disinformation will likely target the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, two groups of threat experts say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/21/2020
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Dell Sells RSA to Private Equity Firm for $2.1B
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Deal with private equity entity Symphony Technology Group revealed one week before the security industry's RSA Conference in San Francisco.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/18/2020
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China's Military Behind 2017 Equifax Breach: DoJ
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Four members of China's People Liberation Army hacked the information broker, leading to the theft of sensitive data on approximately 145 million citizens.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/10/2020
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EKANS Ransomware Raises Industrial-Control Worries
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
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Although the ransomware is unsophisticated, the malware does show that some crypto-attackers are targeting certain industrial control products.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/3/2020
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Average Ransomware Payments More Than Doubled in Q4 2019
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
News
Ransomware attackers collected an average of around $84,000 from victim organizations, up from $41,000 in Q3 of 2018, Coveware says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 1/27/2020
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Dustman Attack Underscores Iran's Cyber Capabilities
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
For nearly six months, an attack group linked to Iran reportedly had access to the network of Bahrain's national oil company, Bapco, before it executed a destructive payload.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/14/2020
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SIM Study Points to Lax Focus on Cybersecurity
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
Commentary
Despite ranking at the top of respondents’ concerns, organizations still show gaps in acting on cybersecurity.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 1/8/2020
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DHS Warns of Potential Iranian Cyberattacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
News
Recent US military action in Baghdad could prompt retaliatory attacks against US organizations, it says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 1/7/2020
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Microsoft Shuts Down 50 Domains Used by North Korean Hacking Group
Dark Reading Staff,
News
'Thallium' nation-state threat group used the domains to target mostly US victims.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/31/2019
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Privacy Requirements & Penalties Grow, Causing Firms to Struggle
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Between Europe's and California's privacy laws, companies have a complex landscape to navigate in 2020. Even data-mature industries, such as financial services, see problems ahead.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/19/2019
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Lessons from the NSA: Know Your Assets
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Chris Kubic worked at the National Security Agency for the past 32 years, finishing his tenure as CISO. He talks about lessons learned during his time there and what they mean for the private sector.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/12/2019
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AWS Talks Cloud Strategy, Security, and JEDI
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
Commentary
A closed-door session with Andy Jassy bares some of Amazon's teeth in its legal fight over the $10B JEDI cloud contract.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 12/10/2019
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DHS to Require Federal Agencies to Set Vulnerability Disclosure Policies
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) publishes a draft document mandating a vulnerability disclosure policy and a strategy for handling reports of security weaknesses.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/2/2019
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The Hunt for the 'Goldilocks Zone' in Tech and Data Policy
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
Commentary
During a preview of CES 2020, Gary Shapiro spoke about finding a balance between legislation and leeway for technology implementation.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 11/9/2019
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Accounting Scams Continue to Bilk Businesses
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Yes, ransomware is plaguing businesses and government organizations, but impersonators inserting themselves into financial workflows — most often via e-mail — continue to enable big paydays.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/6/2019
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Disclosure Does Little to Dissuade Cyber Spies
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
In the past, outing nation-state cyber espionage groups caused a few to close up shop, but nowadays actors are more likely to switch to new infrastructure and continue operations.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/5/2019
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Free & Discounted Security Services Now Available for US Election Orgs
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Nonprofit Defending Digital Campaigns (DDC) offers security services for email, user education, mobile, and encrypted communications, to federal election committees.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/1/2019
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Cybersecurity Trumps Political, Reputational Concerns for Companies
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
The average company has seen its risk increase, with cybersecurity topping the list of business threats, followed by damage to reputation and financial risks, a report finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/29/2019
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Cozy Bear Emerges from Hibernation to Hack EU Ministries
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
The cyber-espionage group, linked to Russia and blamed for hacking the Democratic National Committee in 2016, has been using covert communications and other techniques to escape detection for at least two years.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/17/2019
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When Using Cloud, Paranoia Can Pay Off
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Journalists are increasingly concerned about what cloud providers may access or share with governments - and companies should worry as well.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/14/2019
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