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Dark Reading is a security dashboard for IT professionals who don't have the time or the luxury of combing wirefeeds, multiple bug feeds, or vendor Websites to find out what's new or how well it works. Here, readers will get the latest on the security industry from our crack reporting team, hear directly from trusted voices and links to the best security content across the Web.

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Latest Content From Dark Reading

Research Report: 2018 Online Malware and Threats: A Profile of Today's Security Posture

by Dark ReadingOct 23, 2018

In 2016, enterprises encountered a range of new exploits and threats -- including ransomware and state-sponsored attacks -- and developed new plans of defense. How will these organizations be investing their cybersecurity budgets and staffing in the next 12 months? What tools and best practices do they consider most important, and which emerging technologies are they implementing?

This report, one of three to come out of Dark Reading's annual Strategic Security Survey, offers insight on how security professionals plan to invest in cybersecurity, and how they are prioritizing their resources.


Research Report: 2019 Online Malware and Threats: A Profile of Today's Security Posture

by Dark ReadingSep 30, 2019

Dark Reading's 2019 Malware and Threat Report shows that cybercriminals have ramped up their attack volumes sharply-- especially those involving phishing attempts, ransomware, and business email compromise (BEC). The constant pummeling is putting new strain on risk assessment and threat response processes in many organizations.

This report based on our 2019 survey reveals a high level of concern over several new and emerging threats, including attacks on cloud service providers, BEC scams, and attacks that use artificial intelligence techniques. For many organizations, risk assessment and response prioritization continue to be major challenges, and respondents are becoming frustrated by their vulnerability to human errors and negligence. Find out more by reading the report today.

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Research Report: 2020 State of Cybersecurity Operations and Incident Response

by Dark ReadingAug 14, 2020

In recent years, enterprises have responded to a growing volume of sophisticated cyber-attacks by building security operations centers (SOCs) and incident response programs. Faced with this growing number of exploits, a shortage of trained workers, and the growing sophistication of online attackers, security operations teams were under enormous pressure at the outset of 2020.

In March, however, these challenges were compounded when the coronavirus pandemic focused most organizations to turn desktop-oriented IT environments into remote, work-from-home, and mobile environments

In this in-depth report, Dark Reading and Omdia Research present the results of a detailed survey of SOC staff, incident response teams, and other IT security professionals. This report provides unique data on the activities, attitudes, and concerns of security operations teams, including insights on what's working -- and what isn't -- in the SOC.

Download this report today from Dark Reading to get an inside look at how cybersecurity teams are coping with new cyber threats in today's environment.

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Digital Editorial Content: 2020: The Year in Security

by Dark ReadingDec 07, 2020

COVID-19 upended the security world in 2020. With employees moving to remote home offices, organizations were forced to enhance their endpoint security, while many were facing tighter budgets amid a pandemic-ailing economy. This new normal also emboldened cybercriminals to pivot their attacks to remote workers, targeting virtual private networks and collaboration platforms such as Zoom, and waves of coronavirus-related spam and phishing lures.

Download Dark Reading's Tech Digest 2020: The Year in Security for a look at the biggest security stories that — so far — have shaped a very strange and stressful year.

Here's what's inside:

  • Overview: 2020 - The Year in Security
  • As Remote Work Becomes the Norm, Security Fight Moves to Cloud, Endpoints
  • Criminals Selling Video Conferencing Credentials on Dark Web
  • Maze Ransomware Operators Step Up Their Game
  • 'Ripple20' Bugs Plague Enterprise, Industrial & Medical IoT Devices
  • Microsoft Patches Wormable RCE Flaw in Windows DNS Servers
  • Plus a whole lot more!
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Research Report: 2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends

by Dark ReadingNov 16, 2020

We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you.

Here's what's inside:

  • Businesses Rethink Endpoint Security for 2021
  • Ransomware Will Not Slow Down in 2021
  • Wrestling With New Vulnerabilities, Security Teams Seek Automation For Cloud Security
  • Plus, other 2021 Trends from Data Center Knowledge, InformationWeek, ITPro Today, Network Computing


Digital Editorial Content: 5 Emerging Cyber Threats to Watch for in 2019

by Dark ReadingFeb 07, 2019

Online attackers are constantly developing new, innovative ways to break into the enterprise. This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at five emerging attack trends and exploits your security team should look out for, along with helpful recommendations on how you can prevent your organization from falling victim.

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • 5 Emerging Cyber Threats to Watch for in 2019
  • Who Takes Responsibility for Cyberattacks in the Cloud?
  • Spending Spree: What's on Security Investors' Minds for 2019
  • Your Life Is the Attack Surface: The Risks of IoT
  • Cutting Through the Jargon of AI & ML: 5 Key Issues


Research Report: 6 Elements of a Solid IoT Security Strategy

by Dark ReadingMay 09, 2022

Shadow IT was difficult enough. The addition of Internet of Things to the enterprise network introduces even more issues because security teams can't inspect and manage the devices. Enterprise defenders need a sound IoT security strategy that addresses asset discovery and management, consistent security policies, and automation.

The report also looks at:

  • How attackers are targeting IoT
  • How BlackBerry is reinventing itself for IoT security
  • How 5G LANs are changing IoT landscape

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Digital Editorial Content: 6 Emerging Cyber Threats That Enterprises Face in 2020

by Dark ReadingFeb 11, 2020

Enterprise organizations will face a combination of traditional and nontraditional cyber threats in 2020. Many of the threats that plagued organizations in the past will remain potent. But attackers leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) tools will give IT security professionals plenty of new challenges to deal with in 2020 and the years ahead.

This Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at six emerging cyber threats that enterprises could face in 2020.

Here's what's inside:

  • 6 Emerging Cyber Threats That Enterprises Face in 2020
  • How China & Russia Use Social Media to Sway the West
  • Utilities' Operational Networks Continue to Be Vulnerable
  • 5G Standard to Get New Security Specifications
  • ASUS 'ShadowHammer' Attack Underscores Trusted Third-Party Risks
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Research Report: 6 Threats Enterprises Should Care About

by Dark ReadingSep 16, 2021

Every day, black-hat attackers and white-hat researchers uncover new security vulnerabilities in widely used systems and applications such as Active Directory and printer software. Enterprise defenders need to be aware of the newest — and potentially most impactful — vulnerabilities in order to detect attacks targeting them. In this Tech Insights, top researchers and experts discuss emerging vulnerabilities and countermeasures to prevent them from being exploited in their organization's systems.

What's Inside:

  • 6 Threats Enterprises Should Care About
  • Researchers Create New Approach to Detect Brand Impersonation
  • New Framework Aims to Describe & Address Complex Social Engineering Attacks
  • Security 101: The 'PrintNightmare' Flaw


Digital Editorial Content: 7 New Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities That Could Put Your Enterprise at Risk

by Dark ReadingAug 10, 2020

In this Dark Reading Tech Digest, we look at the ways security researchers and ethical hackers find critical vulnerabilities and offer insights into how you can fix them before attackers can exploit them.

Here's a preview of what's inside:

  • 7 New Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities That Could Put Your Enterprise at Risk
  • Vulnerabilities Declining in Open Source, but Slow Patching Still a Problem
  • Firmware Flaw Allows Attackers to Evade Security on Some Home Routers
  • Cisco Patches Flaw in Webex Videoconferencing App
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