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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, | 8/17/2017
Rackspace has added Privacy and Data Protection (PDP) to the latest version of its managed security offerings. PDP provides enhanced encryption, data access and compliance monitoring for customers.
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Willy Leichter Vice President of Marketing, Virsec Systems, Inc., | 8/16/2017
Touring the Black Hat show recently in Las Vegas, I was struck by how the cybersecurity and Vegas entertainment industries seem to be converging: They both seem to love magic shows. While the IT versions aren't as glitzy, vendors continually pitch the next generation of technology as the magic cure to our growing cybersecurity challenges.
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Andy Patrizio Technology Journalist, | 8/16/2017
The Law of Unintended Consequences says there are unforeseen, unintended outcomes to purposeful actions. Companies working in Europe are about to get a lesson in that when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018.
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Curtis Franklin Security Editor, | 8/15/2017
Can security come with speed? More to the point, can security come via the agile methodology, or via agile's logical successor, DevOps? Those are questions that were addressed at last week's Agile 2017 conference in Orlando, Fla., and the subjects of several conversations that SecurityNow.com held during the conference.
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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, | 8/9/2017
The software world is moving toward agile, and that's a good thing according to the speakers and attendees at Agile 2017, an industry conference taking place in Orlando, Fla. When agile expands to include both hardware and software, you can end up at DevOps, which promises continuous delivery of constantly improving software on a consistent, stable ...
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Curtis Franklin Security Editor, | 8/8/2017
Every good infrastructure needs a strong foundation. That's a given. Unfortunately, the services at the foundation of the web were developed when commercial uses were unheard of and Internet traffic a small fraction of what it is today. That's why DNS is so important -- and the need to get DNS right so critical.
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Join editor Curt Franklin as he talks with Cricket Liu, head of DNS for Infoblox about the security implications of DNS -- one of the foundation services of the web.
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Facebook has introduced new measures that will enable users to secure access to their accounts using a physical 'key' application.
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