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State-Sponsored Cybercrime: A Growing Business Threat
David Venable,  Director, Professional Services, Masergy CommunicationsCommentary
You donít have to be the size of Sony -- or even mock North Korea -- to be a target.
By David Venable Director, Professional Services, Masergy Communications, 5/26/2015
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Cyber Threat Analysis: A Call for Clarity
Michael McMahon, Director, Cyber Strategy & Analysis, Innovative Analytics & Training, LLCCommentary
The general public deserves less hyperbole and more straight talk
By Michael McMahon Director, Cyber Strategy & Analysis, Innovative Analytics & Training, LLC, 5/22/2015
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1.1 Million Hit In Another BlueCross BlueShield Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
CareFirst BCBS announces breach, two months after Premera Blue Cross disclosed a breach of 11 million records.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/20/2015
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VENOM Zero-Day May Affect Thousands Of Cloud, Virtualization Products
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Critical vulnerability in the open-source QEMU hypervisor lets attackers break out of a virtual machine, execute code on a host machine and access all the other VMs on the host.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/13/2015
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Vulnerability Disclosure Deja Vu: Prosecute Crime Not Research
Katie Moussouris, Chief Policy Officer, HackerOneCommentary
There is a lesson to be learned from a locksmith living 150 years ago: Attackers and criminals are the only parties who benefit when security researchers fear the consequences for reporting issues.
By Katie Moussouris Chief Policy Officer, HackerOne, 5/12/2015
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What Does China-Russia 'No Hack' Pact Mean For US?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
It could be an Internet governance issue or a response to the U.S. DoD's new cyber strategy, but one thing is certain: it doesn't really mean China and Russia aren't spying on one another anymore.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/11/2015
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Law Enforcement Finding Few Allies On Encryption
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Cloud providers, mobile device manufacturers, private citizens, and a bipartisan Congressional committee are lining up on the opposite side.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/5/2015
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Big Data & The Security Skills Shortage
Peter Schlampp, VP of Products, PlatforaCommentary
Finding a security analyst with the data discovery experience to combat modern threats is like searching for the mythical unicorn. The person does not exist
By Peter Schlampp VP of Products, Platfora, 4/29/2015
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Note To Vendors: CISOs Donít Want Your Analytical Tools
Rick Gordon, Managing Partner, Mach37 Cyber AcceleratorCommentary
What they need are solutions that deliver prioritized recommendations and confidence in the analytical rigor behind those recommendations to take meaningful action.
By Rick Gordon Managing Partner, Mach37 Cyber Accelerator, 4/28/2015
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Government Giving 'No More Free Passes' To Cybercriminals
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
At RSA Conference Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin explained the government's new "all tools approach" to cracking down on cyberespionage and other crime.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/22/2015
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Bank Botnets Continue to Thrive One Year After Gameover Zeus Takedown
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Features on new botnets suggest attackers have learned from the lessons of takedown.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/22/2015
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Inside the 4 Most Common Threat Actor Tools
 Dr. Chase Cunningham, Head of Threat Intelligence, FireHostCommentary
How do you prevent your environment from becoming the next target? Turn the tables on your attackers.
By Dr. Chase Cunningham Head of Threat Intelligence, FireHost, 4/17/2015
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Harnessing The Power Of Cyber Threat Intelligence
Stu Solomon,  VP, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, iSIGHT PartnersCommentary
Here are six real-world examples of how changing your modus operandi from reactive to proactive can drive rapid response to the threats that matter.
By Stu Solomon VP, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, iSIGHT Partners, 4/16/2015
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Why Standardized Threat Data Will Help Stop the Next Big Breach
Bill Nelson, President & CEO, Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and CEO, SoltraCommentary
Adopting industry standards for threat intelligence will reduce a lot of the heavy lifting and free cyber security first responders to focus on what they do best.
By Bill Nelson President & CEO, Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and CEO, Soltra, 4/15/2015
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'APT-On-APT' Action
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New spin on the cyber espionage attack: spies hacking other spies for information.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/14/2015
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Authorities Take Down Malware-Distributing Simda Botnet
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Fourteen C&Cs dismantled to take out nerve center of a botnet that spanned 190 countries.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/14/2015
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Chinese Nation-State Hackers Give Up Attack Campaign
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
It worked on Hurricane Panda. Can APT30 and other organized cyberespionage groups also be convinced that an attack campaign isn't worth the trouble?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/13/2015
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Insider Threats: Focus On The User, Not The Data
Daniel Velez, Insider Threat Operations, Raytheon Cyber ProductsCommentary
Global cybersecurity spending will hit almost $77 billion in 2015, so why are there more high-profile leaks than ever?
By Daniel Velez Insider Threat Operations, Raytheon Cyber Products, 4/10/2015
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Solving the Right Problem: Stop Adversaries, Not Just Their Tools
Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdStrikeCommentary
A malware-centric strategy is mere childís play against todayís sophisticated adversaries. Hereís why.
By Dmitri Alperovitch Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdStrike, 4/9/2015
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Russian Hackers Breached White House Via US State Department
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Attackers who recently breached the US State Department compromised an unclassified White House system by sending spearphishing messages from a hijacked State Department email account, officials say.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/8/2015
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CVE-2014-9710
Published: 2015-05-27
The Btrfs implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.19 does not ensure that the visible xattr state is consistent with a requested replacement, which allows local users to bypass intended ACL settings and gain privileges via standard filesystem operations (1) during an xattr-replacement time windo...

CVE-2014-9715
Published: 2015-05-27
include/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_extend.h in the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.14.5 uses an insufficiently large data type for certain extension data, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via outbound network traffic that trig...

CVE-2015-1157
Published: 2015-05-27
CoreText in Apple iOS 8.x through 8.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (reboot and messaging disruption) via crafted Unicode text that is not properly handled during display truncation in the Notifications feature, as demonstrated by Arabic characters in (1) an SMS message or (2)...

CVE-2015-2666
Published: 2015-05-27
Stack-based buffer overflow in the get_matching_model_microcode function in arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel_early.c in the Linux kernel before 4.0 allows context-dependent attackers to gain privileges by constructing a crafted microcode header and leveraging root privileges for write access to t...

CVE-2015-2830
Published: 2015-05-27
arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S in the Linux kernel before 3.19.2 does not prevent the TS_COMPAT flag from reaching a user-mode task, which might allow local users to bypass the seccomp or audit protection mechanism via a crafted application that uses the (1) fork or (2) close system call, as demonstrate...

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