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Jonathan Crowe
Oct 2015

Barks & Bytes 10.16.15: What Dell's Acquisition of EMC Means for Security

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Dell Acquisition of EMC Has Big Cybersecurity Implications

In the biggest tech deal of all time, Dell announced Monday it has agreed to buy EMC for $67 billion. What does the deal mean for the cybersecurity industry? — Dark Reading 

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Adobe Releases Nearly 70 Security Updates for Flash, Reader, and Acrobat

The latest batch of security fixes address more vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit to bypass restrictions, access information, and execute malicious code. — Graham Cluely

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FBI Teams Up with Hackers to Bust Bank Robbing Botnet

American and British police have managed to stop a massive hacking operation that infected computers worldwide, stealing at least $10 million from the United States alone. — CNN Money 

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Cyber Insurance Premiums Rocket After High-Profile Attacks

On top of rate hikes, insurers are raising deductibles and in some cases limiting the amount of coverage to $100 million, leaving many potentially exposed. — Reuters 

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Opinions & Trends

Are Passwords Becoming Obsolete?

With the Internet of Things (IoT) market booming, more sensitive personal data on more devices requires more passwords — or does it? — Forbes 

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Is This What Giving Up on Cybersecurity Looks Like?

The cybersecurity industry is now almost entirely focused on clean-up and recovery, because the market sees protection and prevention as some hopeless dream. It's not. — Barkly

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Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan covers the latest threats and cybersecurity trends from a practical perspective.

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