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Curtis Franklin Security Editor, | 8/18/2017
In the spirit of our parent publication Light Reading, a Friday Security Haiku.
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Andy Patrizio Technology Journalist, | 8/17/2017
With the media doing its best to scare the daylights out of Americans over the North Korean nuclear threat, it's missing out on the real menace that is causing real damage: Kim Jong-un's brigade of hackers and cyber thieves.
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Curtis Franklin Security Editor, | 8/15/2017
The Internet of Things is a huge "thing" in the world of enterprise IT. Sure, it brings lots of neat capabilities with its distributed sensors and controllers, but it brings lots of security vulnerabilities as well. Finding and fixing those security vulnerabilities is a critical issue for security; that's why it's the topic on this week's Voice of ...
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Larry Loeb Author, | 8/14/2017
The upfront: This now-biweekly column is going to focus on security. But, the scope is going to be beyond just telling you about what the latest ransomware variant does. While that kind of focus is important, the optics of security reporting of late has gotten rather limited. The context of security has at the same time grown ever wider, rising from just ...
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Curtis Franklin Security Editor, | 8/11/2017
"Security through obscurity" says that you can't attack what you can't see. In far too many cases, though, it's the defenders who are flying blind when it comes to the configuration and status of their own network. "Visibility" was one of the five words that defined this year's Black Hat conference, and its importance to security professionals is ...
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Curtis Franklin Security Editor, | 8/11/2017
In the spirit of our parent publication Light Reading, a Friday Security Haiku.
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Larry Loeb Author, | 8/9/2017
Most in the security field offer calm and sober analysis of security situations, looking to advise how one may avoid or survive a security-based problem. But given the "alternative fact" environment of today, that is no longer good enough. Let's consider what is needed to throw an old-fashioned hissy fit about security, and how it will make you ...
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Curtis Franklin Security Editor, | 8/7/2017
Ransomware has captured the imagination of executives and IT professionals even though, taken in the context of all security issues, it's not really at the top of the list. Unless, of course, you're the one staring at a screen demanding a ransom payment in order to get your data back.
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Curtis Franklin Security Editor, | 8/7/2017
Can a good guy do bad things? Can a bad guy do something good that benefits millions of people? These sound like the sub-texts for the latest film in the Marvel universe, but they're actually questions that many in the cybersecurity world are asking after the arrest of Marcus Hutchins last week.
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