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France Might Vet Acquisitions of AI, Data Protection Firms
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Finance minister says country may add artificial intelligence and data security to list of nation's strategically important, regulated sectors
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/12/2018
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Thales Acquires Gemalto, Integrates Digital Business
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Thales will combine its digital assets with Gemalto's as part of a new Global Business Unit.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/2/2018
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Security Worries? Let Policies Automate the Right Thing
John De Santis, CEO, HyTrustCommentary
By programming 'good' cybersecurity practices, organizations can override bad behavior, reduce risk, and improve the bottom line.
By John De Santis CEO, HyTrust, 12/20/2017
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Comprehensive Endpoint Protection Requires the Right Cyber Threat Intelligence
Adam Meyers, VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrikeCommentary
CTI falls into three main categories -- tactical, operational, and strategic -- and answers questions related to the "who, what, and why" of a cyber attack.
By Adam Meyers VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrike, 12/19/2017
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Top 8 Cybersecurity Skills IT Pros Need in 2018
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
Cloud security architecture skills to customer-service savvy are among the key IT security skills needed next year as CIOs ramp up hiring.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/18/2017
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Improve Signal-to-Noise Ratio with 'Content Curation:' 5 Steps
Justin Monti, CTO, MKACyberCommentary
By intelligently managing signatures, correlation rules, filters and searches, you can see where your security architecture falls down, and how your tools can better defend the network.
By Justin Monti CTO, MKACyber, 12/5/2017
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'Blocking and Tackling' in the New Age of Security
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
In a pep talk to CISOs, the chief security strategist at PSCU advises teams to prioritize resilience in addition to security.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/1/2017
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The Looming War of Good AI vs. Bad AI
Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, FortinetCommentary
The rise of artificial intelligence, machine learning, hivenets, and next-generation morphic malware is leading to an arms race that enterprises must prepare for now.
By Derek Manky Global Security Strategist, Fortinet, 11/28/2017
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McAfee Looks to Cloud with Skyhigh Acquisition
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McAfee agrees to buy CASB provider Skyhigh Networks, demonstrating a strong focus on cloud security.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/27/2017
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IBM, Nonprofits Team Up in New Free DNS Service
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Quad9 blocks malicious sites used in phishing, other nefarious activity.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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121 Pieces of Malware Flagged on NSA Employee's Home Computer
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Kaspersky Lab's internal investigation found a backdoor Trojan and other malware on the personal computer of the NSA employee who took home agency hacking tools.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/16/2017
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Death of the Tier 1 SOC Analyst
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Say goodbye to the entry-level security operations center (SOC) analyst as we know it.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/16/2017
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Deception Technology: Prevention Reimagined
Ofer Israeli, CEO & Founder, Illusive NetworksCommentary
How state-of-the-art tools make it practical and cost-effective to identify and engage attackers in early lateral movement stages to prevent them from reaching critical systems and data.
By Ofer Israeli CEO & Founder, Illusive Networks, 11/15/2017
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Siemens Teams Up with Tenable
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
ICS/SCADA vendor further extends its managed security services for critical infrastructure networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/8/2017
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Windows 10 Update: 10 Key New Security Features
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
Microsoft is tightening its focus on Windows 10 security with several new security tools in its latest major OS update.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/25/2017
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Advanced Analytics + Frictionless Security: What CISOS Need to Know
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
Advances in analytics technologies promise to make identity management smarter and more transparent to users. But the process is neither straightforward nor easy.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 10/25/2017
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Opera, Vivaldi Co-Founder Talks Internet Privacy
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Most people don't understand the extent to which their personal information is at risk, says Jon von Tetzchner, who founded the Opera and Vivaldi browser firms.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/24/2017
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Security Tops Use Cases for Endpoint Data
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Businesses increasingly use endpoint data for security investigations, eDiscovery, and device migration to Windows 10.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/11/2017
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Microsoft Patches Windows Zero-Day Flaws Tied to DNSSEC
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Security experts advise 'immediate' patching of critical DNS client vulnerabilities in Windows 8, 10, and other affected systems.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/10/2017
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Unstructured Data: The Threat You Cannot See
Charles Fullwood, Software Practice Director at Force 3Commentary
Why security teams needs to take a cognitive approach to the increasing volumes of data flowing from sources they don't control.
By Charles Fullwood Software Practice Director at Force 3, 10/10/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.