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After Election Interference, RSA Conference Speakers Ask What Comes Next
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Election-tampering called 'a red line we should not allow anyone to cross.'
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/17/2017
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Microsoft President Says Tech Industry Should Be 'Neutral Digital Switzerland'
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
RSA Conference: Brad Smith also says the world needs a "Digital Geneva Convention" to establish the international rules for nation-state cyber conflict.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/14/2017
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Keep Employees Secure, Wherever They Are
Matthew Gyde, Group Executive, Security, for Dimension DataCommentary
As workers grow more dispersed, organizations need to focus on three areas to maintain security.
By Matthew Gyde Group Executive, Security, for Dimension Data, 2/10/2017
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Harvest Season: Why Cyberthieves Want Your Compute Power
Dave Klein, Regional Director of Sales Engineering & Architecture, GuardiCoreCommentary
Attackers are hijacking compute power in order to pull off their other crimes.
By Dave Klein Regional Director of Sales Engineering & Architecture, GuardiCore, 2/9/2017
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The Promise & Peril Of The App Era
Jason Kent, VP of Product Management, Web Application Security, QualysCommentary
Sure, apps are convenient. But when not properly assessed, they can cause security holes.
By Jason Kent VP of Product Management, Web Application Security, Qualys, 2/7/2017
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Fight Back Against Ransomware
Jim Walter, Senior SPEAR Researcher, CylanceCommentary
The No More Ransom project helps those affected by ransomware and works to prevent the problem's spread.
By Jim Walter Senior SPEAR Researcher, Cylance, 2/6/2017
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3 Things Companies Must Do Before A Data Breach
John Bruce, CEO and Co-Founder of IBM ReslientCommentary
It's important to plan ahead for when you're attacked, and these tips will help you get ready.
By John Bruce CEO and Co-Founder of IBM Reslient, 1/31/2017
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How Cybercriminals Turn Employees Into Rogue Insiders
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The Dark Web is a growing threat to organizations as hackers recruit insiders with access to corporate networks.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/31/2017
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How I Would Hack Your Network (If I Woke Up Evil)
John Strand, SANS Senior Instructor & Owner, Black Hills Information SecurityCommentary
How would an attacker target your company? Here's a first-person account of what might happen.
By John Strand SANS Senior Instructor & Owner, Black Hills Information Security, 1/26/2017
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There's No One Perfect Method For Encryption In The Cloud
Thomas Ristenpart, Asst. Professor, Computer Sciences, University of WisconsinCommentary
The problem with encryption is that it affects performance, especially in the cloud. Know the different methods so you can pick the type that best suits your needs.
By Thomas Ristenpart Asst. Professor, Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin, 1/26/2017
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Security Training 101: Stop Blaming The User
Andrew Howard, Chief Technology Officer for Kudelski SecurityCommentary
To err is human, so it makes sense to quit pointing fingers and start protecting the organization from users -- and vice versa.
By Andrew Howard Chief Technology Officer for Kudelski Security, 1/25/2017
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4 Reasons Why You Should Take Ransomware Seriously
Dan Larson,  Technical Director at CrowdStrikeCommentary
The threats keep getting more sophisticated and the stakes keep getting higher. Is your organization ready to meet the challenge?
By Dan Larson Technical Director at CrowdStrike, 1/24/2017
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3 Lessons From The Yahoo Breach
Cemal Dikmen, Chief Security Officer for SS8Commentary
Your organization must address these blind spots to detect sophisticated attacks.
By Cemal Dikmen Chief Security Officer for SS8, 1/20/2017
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Cyber Lessons From NSAs Admiral Michael Rogers
Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, IllummioCommentary
Security teams must get better at catching intruders where we have the advantage: on our own networks.
By Nathaniel Gleicher Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, Illummio, 1/19/2017
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The 4 Top Barriers To Effective Incident Response
Ryan Benson, Senior Threat Researcher at ExabeamCommentary
Responding to cyberattacks is straightforward in some ways, difficult in others. Here are four ways that the process can get tripped up.
By Ryan Benson Senior Threat Researcher at Exabeam, 1/19/2017
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What CISOs Need To Know Before Adopting Biometrics
Todd Thibodeaux, President & CEO, CompTIACommentary
Biometric techniques offer a solution to the password problem, but getting started can be tough. Here are a few things you need to know.
By Todd Thibodeaux President & CEO, CompTIA, 1/18/2017
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Close The Gap Between IT & Security To Reduce The Impact Of Cyber Threats
Travis Rosiek, Chief Technology Officer at TychonCommentary
IT and security teams work more effectively together than apart.
By Travis Rosiek Chief Technology Officer at Tychon, 1/17/2017
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Ransomware: How A Security Inconvenience Became The Industry's Most-Feared Vulnerability
Gur Shatz, CTO and co-founder, Cato NetworksCommentary
There are all sorts of ways to curb ransomware, so why has it spread so successfully?
By Gur Shatz CTO and co-founder, Cato Networks, 1/16/2017
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The Sorry State Of Cybersecurity Awareness Training
Tom DeSot, Chief Information Officer of Digital DefenseCommentary
Rules aren't really rules if breaking them has no consequences.
By Tom DeSot Chief Information Officer of Digital Defense, 1/13/2017
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Record Number of Vulns For Adobe, Microsoft, Apple In '16, Says ZDI
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Advantech makes surprise debut on vulnerability list at number two, right behind Adobe
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 1/10/2017
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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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