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Mind The Gap: CISOs Versus 'Operators'
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
How open communication among security execs and analysts, incidents responders, and engineers can help organizations stay on top of the constantly changing threat landscape.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 6/25/2016
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5 Ways To Think Like A Hacker
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Security expert says CISOs need to use simulations more effectively so they can understand how hackers work and beat them at their own game.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 6/24/2016
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Security Lessons from My Financial Planner
Adam Shostack, Founder, Stealth StartupCommentary
Security investments can be viewed as a portfolio. If we think in portfolio terms, we realize that ROI is a backwards-looking measure. What else can we learn from financial planners?
By Adam Shostack Founder, Stealth Startup, 6/24/2016
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NASCAR Race Team Learns Ransomware Lesson The Hard Way
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Pays ransom to save $2 million worth of information, warns others of the dangers.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/24/2016
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'PunkyPOS' Malware Dissected
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
PunkeyPOS copies card data and bank magnetic stripes and has breached around 200 POS terminals in the US, says report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/24/2016
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SEC Sues UK Man For Hacking US Investors' Accounts
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
SEC files case in US court, alleges offender cost victims $289,000 through illegal trades.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/24/2016
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'Smart' Building Industry Mulls Cybersecurity Challenges
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New 'attraction and curiosity' for infosec at the Intelligent Buildings Conference this week.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/23/2016
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Large Botnet Comes Back To Life -- With More Malware
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The Necurs botnet associated with Dridex and Locky is back after three-week haitus.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/23/2016
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Adaptive Security Demands A Shift In Mindset: Part 2 In A Series
Brett Kelsey, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Americas, Intel Security
By adopting new ways of thinking about security, improving the capabilities of existing systems, and integrating key innovations, enterprises will be well on their way to better security.
By Brett Kelsey VP & Chief Technology Officer, Americas, Intel Security, 6/23/2016
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The Importance Of Taking A More Active Role To Protect Our Data
Josh Thurston, Security Strategist - Americas, Office of the CTO, Intel Security
Big data has lots of potential to make our decisions more efficient and effective. But like any powerful substance, too much in the wrong hands can have disastrous consequences.
By Josh Thurston Security Strategist - Americas, Office of the CTO, Intel Security, 6/23/2016
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Internet Of Things & The Platform Of Parenthood
Don Bailey, Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse SecurityCommentary
A new father’s musings on the problems with securing embedded systems, and why there are so few incentives for architecting trustworthy IoT technology from the ground up.
By Don Bailey Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse Security, 6/23/2016
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Carbonite Is Latest Victim Of Password Reuse Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Back-up services provider asks users to reset passwords, claims hackers used details from earlier breached websites.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/23/2016
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Cyber Heist Probe: Bangladesh May End Contract With FireEye
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bangladesh Bank reportedly cites high cost as reason for possible termination of agreement.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/23/2016
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Crypto Ransomware Officially Eclipses Screen-Blocker Ransomware
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Encryption malware represented 54 percent of all ransomware in April compared to barely 10 percent a year ago, Kaspersky Lab found.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/22/2016
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5 Tips For Making Data Privacy Part Of The Company’s Culture
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Common sense steps organizations can take to protect corporate data.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 6/22/2016
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Microsoft Rolls Out New Data Classification And Security Service
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers BureauNews
Azure Information Protection the first-fruit of Microsoft's acquisition of Secure Islands.
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 6/22/2016
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How To Lock Down So Ransomware Doesn't Lock You Out
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
Ransomware has mutated into many different forms — and it’s not always easy to catch them all, but here are some things you can do.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 6/22/2016
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‘Bug Poachers:’ A New Breed of Cybercriminal
Chris Wysopal, CTO, CISO and co-founder, VeracodeCommentary
As if security researchers don’t have enough to worry about, we now have to contend with extortionists who take advantage of the well-established fact that applications are a ripe target for exploitation.
By Chris Wysopal CTO, CISO and co-founder, Veracode, 6/22/2016
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Bangladesh Bank To Meet With NY Fed Over Pilfered $81 Million
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Meeting next month to focus on speedy recovery of the money -- most of which has disappeared into Philippine casinos.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/22/2016
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Majority Of SMBs Would Not Pay Ransomware Attackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Study by IDT911 reveals most small- to midsized business owners have no cyber insurance, and lack resources to ward off cyberattacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/22/2016
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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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