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Content posted in June 2017
The Wreckage of Petya
Curt Franklin  
6/30/2017   10 comments
Petya (or NotPetya) arrived, but to what end? A Friday Security Haiku prompts thinking about the answers.
WannaCry Was Just the Beginning
News Analysis  
6/29/2017   20 comments
Petya proves that WannaCry is just the beginning of a new, far more serious type of cyberattack.
Voice of Security Radio: Let's Talk About CASB
Curt Franklin  
6/28/2017   6 comments
Join us at 3:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 29 as we talk Cloud Access Security Brokers with Kamal Shah of Skyhigh Networks.
Petya Ransomware Takes the World by Storm
Curt Franklin  
6/27/2017   3 comments
The next massive ransomware shoe has dropped, and its name is Petya.
The New Nation-State Normal
Curt Franklin  
6/26/2017   7 comments
Cyber attacks sponsored by nation-states are here to stay. If you want your organization to be here to stay, you'd best prepare for the worst.
Five Questions for Healthcare Security
News Analysis  
6/26/2017   24 comments
Healthcare security regulations come with teeth. Five questions can help healthcare CISOs from being bitten.
Get Used to It: AI Will Extract Every Penny It Can
News Analysis  
6/23/2017   16 comments
It may not be fair, but it's the future.
WannaCry Hits Honda
Curt Franklin  
6/22/2017   6 comments
Honda found WannaCry on systems and had to shut down an assembly facility in Japan to respond.
False Positives Have Real Consequences
News Analysis  
6/22/2017   17 comments
False positives are more than just annoying – they can seriously disrupt your cybersecurity efforts.
Nothing's Certain, Except Death, Taxes... & Phishing
News Analysis  
6/21/2017   44 comments
Recent phishing attacks could mean that a tax bill is the least of your government revenue issues.
Cost of Cyber Breach Goes Down for Some
Curt Franklin  
6/20/2017   5 comments
The cost of dealing with a cyber breach went down last year, but not for everyone. Were you on the lucky side of the equation?
Deciphering the Threat Landscape
News Analysis  
6/19/2017   Post a comment
Why do we continue to see so many cyberbreaches? If we look at why many of the breaches in the past year have occurred, it comes down to three major factors.
What Security Threat Keeps You Up at Night?
Curt Franklin  
6/19/2017   20 comments
Which security threat is causing the most new wrinkles to appear on your face? Security Now wants to know.
Machine Learning Is the Next Great Security Weapon
News Analysis  
6/14/2017   5 comments
Enlisting machines will help level the playing field in the battle for enterprise cybersecurity.
Fixing the Tech Behind the Cyberwar
News Analysis  
6/13/2017   7 comments
As security, we have failed our very charges. We continue to allow them to be attacked and we fail at defense. What must we do to change this?
Join Us for Voice of Security Radio: Marc Woolward, CTO of vArmour
Curt Franklin  
6/13/2017   6 comments
Join us as we explore the ways in which devops practices can be the keys to building secure infrastructures and applications from the ground up.
Autonomous Cars Must Be Secure to Be Safe
News Analysis  
6/13/2017   29 comments
All of the airbags and crumple zones in the world won't help if hackers can take control of self-driving cars. What can manufacturers do to keep these next-generation vehicles secure and safe?
HONEST Results of the First Security Now Poll
Curt Franklin  
6/12/2017   6 comments
Your opinion matters to us. That's why we're sharing the HONEST results of our polls.
From Enemies to Allies: Addressing Security Culture Clashes in Your Organization
News Analysis  
6/9/2017   Post a comment
Building secure organizations starts with people, not technology. Part 2 of a 2-part article.
Illumio Gets $125M in Series D Funding
Curt Franklin  
6/8/2017   3 comments
Illumio received $125 million in round D funding. What does the company do – and what's it going to do with an extra $125 million?
Effective Leadership Means Effective Security
News Analysis  
6/7/2017   Post a comment
Raising security awareness across the enterprise requires diligence, leadership and contextual threat intelligence, and it starts in the C-suite.
Netskope Scoops $100M Funding
Curt Franklin  
6/6/2017   3 comments
The CASB vendor closes a $100 million round of funding on the strength of six key investors.
Giant Fireball Hits Enterprise Networks
Curt Franklin  
6/5/2017   5 comments
Goodness, gracious, great Fireball of malware.
The Security of SD-WAN
News Analysis  
6/5/2017   Post a comment
With Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN), lower costs and increased efficiency are the big payoffs. Is there a price to be paid in security?
Faster Response Means Lower Costs
Curt Franklin  
6/2/2017   2 comments
Speed may be the missing ingredient in minimizing damage from cyberattacks.
Your Security Problem Isn't Technical, It's Personal
News Analysis  
6/1/2017   1 comment
Finding a solution starts with admitting that there's a problem. In cybersecurity, the process should start with people, not technology.

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