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Staircase to the Cloud: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners

02/18/2020
A humorous nod to the lack of gender equity in cybersecurity hiring was our judges' unanimous choice. And the winners are ...

8 Things Users Do That Make Security Pros Miserable

02/18/2020
When a user interacts with an enterprise system, the result can be productivity or disaster. Here are eight opportunities for the disaster side to win out over the productive.

Martin and Dorothie Hellman on Love, Crypto & Saving the World

02/15/2020
Martin Hellman, co-creator of the Diffie-Hellman key exchange, and his wife of 53 years, Dorothie, talk about the current state of cryptography and what making peace at home taught them about making peace on Earth.

To Avoid Disruption, Ransomware Victims Continue to Pay Up

01/22/2020
For all the cautions against doing so, one-third of organizations in a Proofpoint survey said they paid their attackers after getting infected with ransomware.

Las Vegas Suffers Cyberattack on First Day of CES

01/08/2020
The attack, still under investigation, hit early in the morning of Jan. 7.

Developers Still Don't Properly Handle Sensitive Data

01/08/2020
The top classes of vulnerabilities for 2019 indicate that developers still don't correctly sanitize inputs, nor protect passwords and keys as they should.

DHS Warns of Potential Iranian Cyberattacks

01/07/2020
Recent US military action in Baghdad could prompt retaliatory attacks against US organizations, it says.

Widely Known Flaw in Pulse Secure VPN Being Used in Ransomware Attacks

01/06/2020
New Year's Eve attack on currency exchange service Travelex may have involved use of the flaw.

Time for Insider-Threat Programs to Grow Up

01/02/2020
Immature programs attempting to protect against damaging attacks by insiders run the risk of alienating employees.

CCPA Kickoff: What Businesses Need to Know

01/02/2020
The California Consumer Privacy Act is in full effect, prompting organizations to think about how they'll remain compliant.

Ransomware Scuttles Coast Guard Facility for 30+ Hours

01/02/2020
The attack on the unnamed facility began with a malicious email link.

Santa and the Zero-Trust Model: A Christmas Story

12/23/2019
How would the world's most generous elf operate in a world of zero-trust security? A group of cybersecurity experts lets us know.

Citrix Urges Firms to Harden Configurations After Flaw Report

12/23/2019
A vulnerability in two of the company's appliances opens 80,000 networks up for exploitation.

F5 Pays $1 Billion for Shape

12/20/2019
The acquisition adds fraud detection and prevention to the application delivery company's tool collection.

Real-Time Payment Platforms Offer Fast Cash & Fast Fraud

12/19/2019
Real-time payment services like The Clearing House and Zelle will completely clear transactions in an instant...but account takeover attackers love that speed as much as you do.

China-Based Cyber Espionage Group Targeting Orgs in 10 Countries

12/19/2019
Dozens of organizations across multiple sectors have become victims of APT20 in the past two years.

Patch Management: How to Prioritize an Underserved Vulnerability

12/19/2019
Why is one of the biggest problems in cybersecurity also one that CISOs largely ignore? Here are three reasons and a road map to a modern approach.

5 Security Resolutions to Prevent a Ransomware Attack in 2020

12/18/2019
Proactively consider tools to detect anomalous behavior, automatically remediate, and segment threats from moving across the network.

Microsoft Issues Out-of-Cycle SharePoint Update

12/18/2019
The update repairs vulnerabilities that could lead to very effective phishing messages.

5 Pieces of GDPR Advice for Teams Without Privacy Compliance Staff

12/18/2019
Are you an army of one tasked with compliance and data privacy? Try these tips to get you and your organization in alignment with regulators.