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Mandia: Tipping Point Now Here for Rules of Cyber Engagement
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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FireEye CEO and nation-state hacking expert Kevin Mandia says Russia began changing the game in 2015.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/5/2018
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Ex-NSA Developer Gets 5 1/2-Year Prison Sentence
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Nghia Hoang Pho, who illegally took home classified NSA information, also sentenced to three years of supervised release after prison term.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/25/2018
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Symantec Offers Free Website Security Service for Midterm Elections
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Security vendor offers US election jurisdictions its Project Dolphin phishing/website spoofing-detection service and security resources.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/18/2018
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Military, Government Users Just as Bad About Password Hygiene as Civilians
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
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New report comes out just as group of US senators chastise Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for not using multifactor authentication.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/14/2018
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AI Is a Powerful Ally in Public Safety - Responsible Use Is Paramount
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As governments employ AI in public safety applications they have to stay laser-focused on building public trust in the outcomes.
By Ger Daly, Senior Managing Director, Accenture , 9/14/2018
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The SOC Gets a Makeover
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Today's security operations center is all about reducing the number of alerts with emerging technologies and enhancing old-school human collaboration. Here's how some real-world SOCs are evolving.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/6/2018
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Free Cybersecurity Services Offer a First Step to Securing US Elections
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Some key security vendors - including Microsoft, Google, Cloudflare - are offering pro bono services and tools for election jurisdictions and campaigns this election season. But will it help?
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/28/2018
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Half of Small Businesses Believe They're Not Cybercrime Targets
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
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New SMB version of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework could help these organizations properly assess and respond to their security risks.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 8/24/2018
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Turla Threat Group Uses Email PDF Attachments to Control Stealthy Backdoor
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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The Russian-speaking group's latest tactic is the only known case of malware that's completely controllable via email, researchers at ESET say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/23/2018
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Microsoft Sinkholes 6 Fancy Bear/APT28 Internet Domains
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Operation appears to have disrupted early stages of an attack campaign using spoofed nonprofit, Senate, and Microsoft domains.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/21/2018
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Election Websites, Back-End Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Both adult and kid hackers demonstrated at DEF CON how the hackable voting machine may be the least of our worries in the 2018 elections.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/14/2018
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10 More Women in Security You May Not Know But Should
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
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The second installment in a series highlighting women who are driving change in cybersecurity but may not be on your radar yet.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/31/2018
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DHS Officials: Hundreds of US Utility Victims Infiltrated by Russian Hackers
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Federal government officials up their count of US energy sector victims from dozens to hundreds, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/24/2018
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US Intel Officials Share Their National Cybersecurity Concerns
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
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Leaders in the security sector discuss the most pressing cyberthreats threatening the United States and what can be done to mitigate them.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/20/2018
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White House Cybersecurity Strategy at a Crossroads
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Trump administration's initial lack of a unified front in the wake of Russian election-hacking indictments worries cybersecurity experts.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/17/2018
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FBI: Email Account Compromise Losses Reach $12B
Dark Reading Staff,
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There were more than 78K business email account (BEC) and email account compromise (EAC) scam incidents worldwide between October 2013 and May 2018.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/13/2018
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Microsoft July Security Updates Mostly Browser-Related
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Patch Tuesday includes 53 security updates, including mitigation for the latest side-channel attack.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/10/2018
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IEEE Calls for Strong Encryption
Dark Reading Staff,
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Newly issued position statement by the organization declares backdoor and key-escrow schemes could have 'negative consequences.'
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/27/2018
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Black Hat Survey: Enterprise Tech, US Government Unprepared for Cyberattacks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
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The 2018 Black Hat Attendee survey reveals worries over the effectiveness of enterprise security technology, and threat to US infrastructure.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/26/2018
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Former CIA Engineer Charged with Theft and Transmission of Classified Info
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Suspect had reportedly been named in Vault 7 leak to WikiLeaks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/19/2018
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