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When Securing Your Applications, Seeing Is Believing
Mike Convertino, CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 NetworksCommentary
While the cloud is amazing, a worrying lack of visibility goes along with it. Keep that in mind as you develop your security approach.
By Mike Convertino CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 Networks, 8/24/2016
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Hit-And-Run Tactics Fuel Growth In DDoS Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A majority of organizations in Imperva DDoS study suffer multiple consecutive attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/23/2016
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Ransomware Costs Enterprises $209M In 1H 2016
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report from Trend Micro shows the addition of ransomware families in first half of the year nearly doubled numbers for new families found in all of 2015.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/23/2016
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Reporters At New York Times Targeted By Russian Hackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
CNN reports an FBI investigation into an even wider victim base in recently exposed cyber spy operations focusing on the US presidential campaign.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/23/2016
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CISO Security Portfolios Vs. Reporting Structures
Adam Shostack, Founder, Stealth StartupCommentary
Organizational structure is a tool for driving action. Worrying about your bosss title wont help you as much as a better communication framework.
By Adam Shostack Founder, Stealth Startup, 8/23/2016
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Anatomy Of A Social Media Attack
Mike Raggo, Chief Research Scientist, ZeroFOX (CISSP, NSA-IAM, ACE, CSI)Commentary
Finding and addressing Twitter and Facebook threats requires a thorough understanding of how theyre accomplished.
By Mike Raggo Chief Research Scientist, ZeroFOX (CISSP, NSA-IAM, ACE, CSI), 8/23/2016
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Hacktivists Take Aim At Olympics Broadcast Service
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Broadcasts and images of Games left intact, but employee contact information apparently breached.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/22/2016
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Meet The 2016 PWNIE Award Winners
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Contest celebrating the best and worst in information security celebrates its 10th year.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 8/22/2016
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Eddie Bauer Reports Intrusion Into Point Of Sale Network
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Data belonging to customers who used payment cards at all 370 Eddie Bauer locations in the US, Canada compromised.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/19/2016
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Darknet: Where Your Stolen Identity Goes to Live
Itay Glick, CEO & Co-founder, VotiroCommentary
Almost everything is available on the Darknet -- drugs, weapons, and child pornography -- but where it really excels is as an educational channel for beginning identity thieves.
By Itay Glick CEO & Co-founder, Votiro, 8/19/2016
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FireEye Probes Suspected Breach Of Clinton Charity Site: Sources
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials say attackers reportedly employed same technique as used in Russia-backed hacking of Democratic Party groups.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/19/2016
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Employee Arrested For Breach At Software Firm Sage
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Woman detained at Heathrow Airport for data fraud conspiracy impacting over 200 businesses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/19/2016
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3 Takeaways From The HEI Hotels And Oracle MICROS Breaches
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attacks another reminder of the fragility of the US payment system.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/18/2016
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Attacker's Playbook Top 5 Is High On Passwords, Low On Malware
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Report: Penetration testers' five most reliable methods of compromising targets include four different ways to use stolen credentials, but zero ways to exploit software.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2016
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How Diversity Can Bridge The Talent Gap
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
Women and minorities in the security industry share some hard truths about the security industrys hiring traditions and practices.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2016
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Security Staff Shortages Incur Higher Breach Recovery Costs
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM AmericasNews
New study measures the financial impact of a breach on a company short on IT security staff.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas, 8/18/2016
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5 Strategies For Enhancing Targeted Security Monitoring
Jason Sachowski, Director, Security Forensics & Civil Investigations, Scotiabank GroupCommentary
These examples will help you improve early incident detection results.
By Jason Sachowski Director, Security Forensics & Civil Investigations, Scotiabank Group, 8/18/2016
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Cisco Addresses Zero-Day Firewall Flaw Exposed In Equation Group Hack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
ShadowBrokers dump of Equation Group exploits uncovers previously unknown security hole as well as a known one.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/18/2016
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SWIFT Ignored Lax Security In Smaller Member Banks, Say Officials
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Former and current SWIFT managers admit security of customer terminals was not addressed, says Reuters report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/18/2016
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Operation Ghoul Targets Industrial, Engineering Companies In 30 Countries
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attack campaign appears to be more about financial gain than industrial theft or sabotage, however.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/17/2016
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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.

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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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