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Fewer Than One-Fourth Of Cybersecurity Job Candidates Are Qualified
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
ISACA report finds that 55% of security jobs take three- to six months to fill, and under 25% of candidates are qualified for the jobs they apply for.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/22/2017
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Tunneling Through The "Walls" Of IoT In The Enterprise
Jose Nazario, Director of Security Research at FastlyCommentary
The movie "Die Hard" has a thing or two to teach us about the pitfalls of the Internet of Things.
By Jose Nazario Director of Security Research at Fastly, 2/22/2017
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Why We Need To Reinvent How We Catalogue Malware
Paul Shomo,  Technical Manager Strategic Partnerships, Guidance SoftwareCommentary
One obvious trend: crimeware technologies that come with simple user consoles and functionality to create unique binaries at the click of a button.
By Paul Shomo Technical Manager Strategic Partnerships, Guidance Software, 2/22/2017
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6 Tips for Preventing Laptop Data Theft
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Experts point to stronger passwords, full-disk encryption, and multi-factor authentication as ways to stop data theft in the event a laptop is lost or stolen.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/22/2017
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80% Of Web Applications Contain At Least One Security Bug
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Study by Contrast Security finds an average of 45 vulnerabilities per Web application.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/22/2017
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Yahoo Trims Its Price Tag To Verizon By $350 Million
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Announcement of new deal price from the previous $4.8 billion allays fears of deal cancellation or even bigger price cut.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/22/2017
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Speak Up: Ransomware Attack Uses Voice Recognition
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New variant of Android ransomware comes with a bizarre twist.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/22/2017
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Survey: 14% Of IT Execs Would Pay $500K To Avoid Shaming After A Breach
Razvan Muresan, Razvan Muresan, Security Specialist, Bitdefender
Bitdefender report shows how negative media headlines following an attack can cause financial damage, ruin business forecasts and severely damage reputations.
By Razvan Muresan Razvan Muresan, Security Specialist, Bitdefender, 2/22/2017
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Stolen Health Record Databases Sell For $500,000 In The Deep Web
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Electronic health record databases proving to be some of the most lucrative stolen data sets in cybercrime underground.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/21/2017
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Google Shines Light On Corporate Gmail Threats
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekQuick Hits
New data highlights the diversity of security threats putting corporate Gmail inboxes at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/21/2017
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Law Enforcement At RSAC: Collaboration Is Key To Online Crime Fighting
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Agencies and investigators are reaching out across jurisdictions and international borders to vanquish spammers, botnet operators, and worse.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/21/2017
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Social Media Impersonators Drive Security Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
A new pool of research digs into the fraudulent social media accounts, a growing threat to individuals and businesses.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/21/2017
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8 Valuable Security Certifications For 2017
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
A security credential could be the step towards your next job title. But which one to get?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/21/2017
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Preparing Security For Windows 7 End-Of-Life Support
Udi Yavo, Co-founder and CTO of enSiloCommentary
Moving to Microsoft's latest OS may give you flashbacks to when XP support ended.
By Udi Yavo Co-founder and CTO of enSilo, 2/21/2017
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FBI Pursues Three Probes Into Russian Hacking Of US Elections
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Sources say the bureau's offices in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Washington are investigating the alleged hack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/21/2017
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Two More Sentenced In $1.3 Million Spam Email Scheme
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Tomasz Chmielarz and Devin McArthur get two years of probation for involvement in a hacking scheme affecting 60M people.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/21/2017
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Controlling Privileged Access To Prevent Rogue Users In Active Directory
Derek Melber, Technical Evangelist for ManageEngineCommentary
Knowing which of your employees have which privileges is the first step to staying safe.
By Derek Melber Technical Evangelist for ManageEngine, 2/20/2017
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Voice Biometrics Prone To Error, Study Shows
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
New research shows the need for a holistic solution to authentication, not just voice biometrics alone.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/20/2017
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Do Software-Defined Data Centers Pose Security Concerns?
Liviu Arsene, Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender
SDDC adoption is likely to trigger widespread data security governance programs, with 20 percent of organizations considering them necessary to prevent data breaches.
By Liviu Arsene Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender, 2/20/2017
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At Least 70 Organizations Targeted In Sophisticated Cyber Surveillance Operation
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Most of the targets are in Ukraine, though a few have been spotted in Russia and elsewhere, CyberX says
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/17/2017
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CVE-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.x mishandles requests for Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) objects, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an application that processes graphics data, as demonstrated b...

CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

CVE-2015-6003
Published: 2015-10-15
Directory traversal vulnerability in QNAP QTS before 4.1.4 build 0910 and 4.2.x before 4.2.0 RC2 build 0910, when AFP is enabled, allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to an OS X (1) user or (2) guest account.

CVE-2015-6333
Published: 2015-10-15
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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