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Dustman Attack Underscores Iran's Cyber Capabilities
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
For nearly six months, an attack group linked to Iran reportedly had access to the network of Bahrain's national oil company, Bapco, before it executed a destructive payload.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/14/2020
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SIM Study Points to Lax Focus on Cybersecurity
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
Commentary
Despite ranking at the top of respondents’ concerns, organizations still show gaps in acting on cybersecurity.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 1/8/2020
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DHS Warns of Potential Iranian Cyberattacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
News
Recent US military action in Baghdad could prompt retaliatory attacks against US organizations, it says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 1/7/2020
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Microsoft Shuts Down 50 Domains Used by North Korean Hacking Group
Dark Reading Staff,
News
'Thallium' nation-state threat group used the domains to target mostly US victims.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/31/2019
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Privacy Requirements & Penalties Grow, Causing Firms to Struggle
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Between Europe's and California's privacy laws, companies have a complex landscape to navigate in 2020. Even data-mature industries, such as financial services, see problems ahead.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/19/2019
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Lessons from the NSA: Know Your Assets
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Chris Kubic worked at the National Security Agency for the past 32 years, finishing his tenure as CISO. He talks about lessons learned during his time there and what they mean for the private sector.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/12/2019
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AWS Talks Cloud Strategy, Security, and JEDI
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
Commentary
A closed-door session with Andy Jassy bares some of Amazon's teeth in its legal fight over the $10B JEDI cloud contract.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 12/10/2019
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DHS to Require Federal Agencies to Set Vulnerability Disclosure Policies
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) publishes a draft document mandating a vulnerability disclosure policy and a strategy for handling reports of security weaknesses.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/2/2019
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The Hunt for the 'Goldilocks Zone' in Tech and Data Policy
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
Commentary
During a preview of CES 2020, Gary Shapiro spoke about finding a balance between legislation and leeway for technology implementation.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 11/9/2019
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Accounting Scams Continue to Bilk Businesses
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Yes, ransomware is plaguing businesses and government organizations, but impersonators inserting themselves into financial workflows — most often via e-mail — continue to enable big paydays.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/6/2019
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Disclosure Does Little to Dissuade Cyber Spies
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
In the past, outing nation-state cyber espionage groups caused a few to close up shop, but nowadays actors are more likely to switch to new infrastructure and continue operations.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/5/2019
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Free & Discounted Security Services Now Available for US Election Orgs
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Nonprofit Defending Digital Campaigns (DDC) offers security services for email, user education, mobile, and encrypted communications, to federal election committees.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/1/2019
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Cybersecurity Trumps Political, Reputational Concerns for Companies
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
The average company has seen its risk increase, with cybersecurity topping the list of business threats, followed by damage to reputation and financial risks, a report finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/29/2019
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Cozy Bear Emerges from Hibernation to Hack EU Ministries
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
The cyber-espionage group, linked to Russia and blamed for hacking the Democratic National Committee in 2016, has been using covert communications and other techniques to escape detection for at least two years.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/17/2019
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When Using Cloud, Paranoia Can Pay Off
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Journalists are increasingly concerned about what cloud providers may access or share with governments - and companies should worry as well.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/14/2019
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Complex Environments Cause Schools to Struggle for Passing Security Grade
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
As ransomware attacks surge against school systems, an analysis of 1,200 K-12 institutions in North America shows complex environments and conflicting security controls.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/4/2019
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Cybersecurity Certification in the Spotlight Again
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Swiss technology non-profit group joins others, such as the Obama-era President's Commission, in recommending that certain classes of technology products be tested.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/27/2019
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Voting Machine Systems New & Old Contain 'Design' Flaws
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
DEF CON Voting Village organizers presented a final report on their findings at the Capitol.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/26/2019
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Russia Chooses Resiliency Over Efficiency in Cyber Ops
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
New analysis of the software used by espionage groups linked to Russia finds little overlap in their development, suggesting that the groups are siloed.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/24/2019
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California's IoT Security Law Causing Confusion
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
The law, which goes into effect January 1, requires manufacturers to equip devices with 'reasonable security feature(s).' What that entails is still an open question.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/19/2019
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