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Nuclear Plants, Hospitals at Risk of Hacked Radiation Monitoring Devices
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Security researcher discovers major security flaws that can't be patched or fixed.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/22/2017
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Two Arrested for Microsoft Network Intrusion
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UK authorities arrest two men for allegedly breaking into Microsoft's network with the intent to steal customer data from the software giant.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/22/2017
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Most General Counsels Fret over Data Security
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An overwhelming percentage of in-house attorneys say cyberattacks and the impact on their business keeps them up at night, a recent survey shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/22/2017
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Cloud Security Lessons from the RNC Leak
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A poorly configured Amazon S3 bucket that led to a massive data leak could easily happen to any organization not adopting proper cloud security measures.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/22/2017
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KPMG: Cybersecurity Has Reached a Tipping Point from Tech to CEO Business Issue
Tony Buffomante, KPMG, U.S. Cyber Security Services LeaderCommentary
Still, a majority of US-based chief execs say they will be maintaining and not investing in security technology over the next three years, a recent study shows.
By Tony Buffomante KPMG, U.S. Cyber Security Services Leader, 6/22/2017
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WannaCry? Youre Not Alone: The 5 Stages of Security Grief
Eric Thomas, Director of Solutions Architecture, ExtraHopCommentary
As breach after breach hits the news, security professionals cope with the classic experiences of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
By Eric Thomas Director of Solutions Architecture, ExtraHop, 6/22/2017
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'Stack Clash' Smashed Security Fix in Linux
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Linux, OpenBSD, Free BSD, Solaris security updates available to thwart newly discovered attack by researchers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/21/2017
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WannaCry Forces Honda to Take Production Plant Offline
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Work on over 1,000 vehicles affected at automaker's Sayama plant in Japan while systems were restored.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/21/2017
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Russian Hackers Focused on Election Systems in 21 States
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A Department of Homeland Security official testified today that hackers tied to the Russian government attempted to infiltrate election systems in nearly two dozen states.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/21/2017
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Consumer Businesses Have False Confidence in their Security: Deloitte
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Consumer business executives are confident in their ability to respond to cyberattacks but fail to document and test response plans.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/21/2017
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The Folly of Vulnerability & Patch Management for ICS Networks
Galina Antova & Patrick McBride, Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, ClarotyCommentary
Yes, such efforts matter. But depending on them can give a false sense of security.
By Galina Antova & Patrick McBride Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Claroty, 6/21/2017
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Dark Reading Launches New Conference on Cyber Defense
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, Commentary
November event will focus on attendee interaction, "blue team" best practices
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 6/21/2017
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Trusted IDs Gain Acceptance in Smart Building Environment
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A majority of survey respondents believe identities can be connected across multiple systems and devices through a single ID card or mobile phone.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/20/2017
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Organizations Are Detecting Intrusions More Quickly
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
But almost every other metric in Trustwave's 2017 global cybersecurity report card is headed in the wrong direction.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/20/2017
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Data Breach Costs Drop Globally But Increase in US
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The average total cost of a data breach declined 10% year-over-year around the world, but in the US edged upward by 5%.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/20/2017
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Apple iOS Threats Fewer Than Android But More Deadly
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Data leakage and corruption haunt iOS and Android mobile apps the most, a new study shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/20/2017
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Feds Call on Contractors to Play Ball in Mitigating Insider Threats
Thomas Jones, Federal Systems Engineer at Bay DynamicsCommentary
It's said that you're only as strong as your weakest player. That's as true in security as it is in sports.
By Thomas Jones Federal Systems Engineer at Bay Dynamics, 6/20/2017
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Cloud Security & the Power of Shared Responsibility
Tim Prendergast, Founder & CEO, Evident.io
When you and your CSP jointly embrace the shared security responsibility model you can achieve greater success than you or your provider can achieve alone.
By Tim Prendergast Founder & CEO, Evident.io, 6/20/2017
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Cybersecurity Fact vs. Fiction
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Based on popular media, it's easy to be concerned about the security of smart cars, homes, medical devices, and public utilities. But how truly likely are such attacks?
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 6/20/2017
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RNC Voter Data on 198 Million Americans Exposed in the Cloud
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
One of the largest known US voter data leaks compromised personal information via an unsecured public-storage cloud account set up on behalf of the Republican National Committee.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/19/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.

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