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DHS Helps Shop Android IPS Prototype
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
A MITRE-developed intrusion prevention system for mobile technology is showcased here this week at the RSA Conference.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/18/2018
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Trump Administration Cyber Czar Rob Joyce to Return to the NSA
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
First year of Trump White House's cybersecurity policy mostly followed in the footsteps of the Obama administration.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/17/2018
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2.6 Billion-Plus Data Records Breached Last Year
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Most exposed data records caused by human error.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/11/2018
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Microsoft Issues Rare Patch for Wireless Keyboard Flaw
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Patch Tuesday includes 67 fixes Ė the most critical of which are browser-related.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/10/2018
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Four Gas Pipeline Firms Hit in Attack on Their EDI Service Provider
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Attack a warning on vulnerabilities in energy networks, security analysts say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/5/2018
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How Gamers Could Save the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
McAfee shares its firsthand experience on training in-house cybersecurity pros and publishes new data on how other organizations deal with filling security jobs.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/4/2018
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In Cyber-Defense, Good Enough is Far Better Than Perfect
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Agile and DevOps concepts help businesses get the basics of applications to market quickly, and those same concepts can help prepare the military for its challenges.
By Col. Jeffrey Collins, Air Force CyberWorx , 4/4/2018
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A Cyber Breach Contingency Plan is Not Just the CIO's Responsibility
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
Satire
Ask any CIO and they'll likely tell you one of their greatest fears is a data breach, and rightfully so. Having a plan in place for when the worst does happen and knowing there's a team of people to back you up should relieve some of the anxiety.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 4/2/2018
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10 Women in Security You May Not Know But Should
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
News
The first in a series of articles shining a spotlight on women who are quietly changing the game in cybersecurity.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/30/2018
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FBI IC3: Tech Support Scam Losses Rose 86% in 2017
Dark Reading Staff,
News
Most victims are in the US, but FBI IC3 has logged cases from 85 different countries.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/29/2018
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US Election Swing States Score Low Marks in Cybersecurity
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
C and D grades for Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Ohio, SecurityScorecard assessment shows.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/29/2018
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DoJ Indicts 9 Iranians for Hacking into Hundreds of Universities, FERC, Dept. of Labor, Others
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Suspects were operating on behalf of Iranian government and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, US officials said.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/23/2018
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Donít Neglect Your Data in a Rush to the Cloud
Johanna Ambrosio, Tech Journalist
Satire
Greg Hoffer, vice president of engineering at GlobalScape, says that sometimes customers get so caught up in the cloud's fast-and-easy mantra they don't fully think out the security implications for their data.
By Johanna Ambrosio Tech Journalist, 3/23/2018
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7 Ways to Protect Against Cryptomining Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Implementing basic security hygiene can go a long way in ensuring your systems and website don't get hijacked.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/22/2018
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Gartner Expects 2018 IoT Security Spending to Reach $1.5 Billion
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Regulations, breach concerns will push spending to over $3 billion by 2021, analyst firm says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/21/2018
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Who Does What in Cybersecurity at the C-Level
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
News
As security evolve as a corporate priority, so do the roles and responsibilities of the executive team. These seven titles are already feeling the impact.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/16/2018
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Blockchain: What Business Leaders Need to Know About This Disruptive Technology
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
IT and business leaders can benefit from learning what blockchain means to their organizations and explaining the benefits, and drawbacks
By Patrick McHugh, co-academic director of the IE Brown Executive MBA program , 3/16/2018
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Trump Administration Slaps Sanctions on Russian Hackers, Operatives
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
A two-pronged and mostly symbolic strategy names and shames Russia for US election-tampering and hacking of critical infrastructure.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/15/2018
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(ISC)2 Report: Glaring Disparity in Diversity for US Cybersecurity
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
While the average US security salary is $122,000, the average salary for people of color is $115,000, with men identifying as minorities making $6000 more than minority women.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/15/2018
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What CISOs Should Know About Quantum Computing
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
News
As quantum computing approaches real-world viability, it also poses a huge threat to today's encryption measures.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/13/2018
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