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Ted Schlein: Interview With a Capitalist
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10/31/2017   2 comments
Ted Schlein is a partner with the most storied venture capital fund in Silicon Valley. When Ted talks about cybersecurity, people listen.
Ted Schlein Hates Passwords
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10/27/2017   64 comments
He hates user names, too, and thinks we should get rid of them. In a keynote address at Networking the Future in Tampa, Fla., he discussed why.
Is Your Security Military-Grade?
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10/26/2017   4 comments
Simple civilian security won't cut it for most businesses. It's time to take your cybersecurity mil-spec.
Bad Rabbit Breeds Ransomware Fears
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10/25/2017   2 comments
A new breed of ransomware has hit Russia and Eastern Europe. Bad Rabbit could hop the Atlantic and wreak havoc on North American systems.
A New BotNet Is Growing: Are You Already Part of Its Army?
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10/24/2017   3 comments
The IoT_Reaper botnet is new and growing. Are your IoT devices already part of a criminal system that will cripple the Internet?
CNCF Adopts 2 Container Security Projects
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10/24/2017   Post a comment
A pair of new open source container security projects find a home at the CNCF. Enterprise Cloud News' Scott Ferguson reports the details.
You Must Know Blockchain
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10/23/2017   2 comments
Even if you're not planning to use it any time soon, the signs are clear: You must know the technology of blockchain.
Financial Institutions Lack Confidence in Their Own Defenses
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10/20/2017   1 comment
Financial institutions are fighting fraud with tools that aren't completely up to the task, according to the results of a new survey out this week.
How Can You Beat the Widespread ROCA?
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10/19/2017   1 comment
ROCA is a vulnerability hitting millions of devices. How can you tell if yours are affected – and what can you do if they are?
Necurs Malware Wants a Selfie With Your Desktop
Curt Franklin  
10/18/2017   8 comments
Necurs has returned and this time it's carrying a payload that takes a picture of your desktop.
McAfee Brings AI to Security With New Products
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10/18/2017   1 comment
McAfee has announced new products at MPOWER – products that bring AI and machine learning to security analytics.
KRACK Attack: How Enterprises Can Protect Their WiFi
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10/17/2017   7 comments
A flaw in the WPA2 protocol means that most WiFi networks worldwide are open to successful attack.
HONEST Poll Results: How Much Should You Encrypt?
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10/16/2017   6 comments
What is the 'Goldilocks Zone' when it comes to encryption? Security Now community members speak out in our latest poll.
Risk & Reality Take Different Paths in Cybersecurity
Curt Franklin  
10/13/2017   3 comments
A new study by Barracuda shows once again that the reality and perception of cyberrisks are two very different things.
Final Decision in Dreamhost Battle With DOJ
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10/11/2017   Post a comment
In the legal battle between the Department of Justice and Dreamhost, a resolution and a victory.
Friday Haiku: Waves in the Harbor
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10/6/2017   5 comments
Do calm winds aloft mean peaceful waves at anchor?
Gartner Says Real Security Starts With a Mission
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10/6/2017   1 comment
Security for the digital organization starts with a mission that has executive support; the process from mission to execution is step-by-step.
Yahoo Breach News Just Gets Worse
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10/4/2017   36 comments
It turns out that more than 3 billion accounts were compromised in the Yahoo breach originally disclosed last year.
Gartner Lists Security Trends for 2018
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10/3/2017   1 comment
A session at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo laid out security trends for the coming year.
Gartner Analysts See AI Augmenting Security
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10/2/2017   Post a comment
Gartner analysts don't think AI will replace humans in security; instead it will be a critical piece of a better security infrastructure.
Gartner Symposium Opens in Orlando
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10/2/2017   1 comment
Gartner Symposium ITXpo is opening today in Orlando. Security Now is there to bring you the latest from the analysts and consultants at one of the most influential firms in the IT industry.

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