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DevOps & Security: Butting Heads for Years but Integration Is Happening
Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK ResearchCommentary
A combination of culture change, automation, tools and processes can bring security into the modern world where it can be as agile as other parts of IT.
By Zeus Kerravala Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK Research, 7/20/2017
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4 Steps to Securing Citizen-Developed Apps
Mike Lemire, Compliance & Information Security Officer at  Quick BaseCommentary
Low- and no-code applications can be enormously helpful to businesses, but they pose some security problems.
By Mike Lemire Compliance & Information Security Officer at Quick Base, 7/19/2017
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Dow Jones Data Leak Results from Amazon AWS Configuration Error
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security pros expect to see more incidents like the Dow Jones leak, which exposed customers' personal information following a public cloud configuration error.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/18/2017
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Apple iOS Malware Growth Outpaces that of Android
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Number of iOS devices running malicious apps more than tripled in three consecutive quarters, while infected Android devices remained largely flat, report shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/18/2017
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SIEM Training Needs a Better Focus on the Human Factor
Justin Henderson, SANS Instructor and CEO of H & A Security SolutionsCommentary
The problem with security information and event management systems isn't the solutions themselves but the training that people receive.
By Justin Henderson SANS Instructor and CEO of H & A Security Solutions, 7/18/2017
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AsTech Offers a $5 Million Security Breach Warranty
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
AsTech expands its warranty program with a guarantee it will find Internet application vulnerabilities or it will pay up to $5 million if there is a breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/14/2017
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Study: Backdoors Found on 73% of Compromised Websites
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
No such thing as 'too small to hack,' according to research from SMB security provider SiteLock.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/13/2017
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How Security Pros Can Help Protect Patients from Medical Data Theft
Reza Chapman, Managing Director, Cybersecurity, for Accenture's Global  Healthcare BusinessCommentary
The healthcare industry has been slow to address the dangers of hacking, and breaches are on the rise. Security pros must be more proactive in keeping people safe.
By Reza Chapman Managing Director, Cybersecurity, for Accenture's Global Healthcare Business, 7/13/2017
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Dealing with Due Diligence
Eldon Sprickerhoff, Founder and Chief Security Strategist,  eSentireCommentary
Companies will find themselves evaluating third-party cybersecurity more than ever -- and being subject to scrutiny themselves. Here's how to handle it.
By Eldon Sprickerhoff Founder and Chief Security Strategist, eSentire, 7/12/2017
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New SQL Injection Tool Makes Attacks Possible from a Smartphone
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Recorded Future finds new hacking tool that's cheap and convenient to carry out that old standby attack, SQL injection.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/12/2017
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Web App Vulnerabilities Decline 25% in 12 Months
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
WhiteHat Security's annual Web app report shows the average number of vulns in a Web app is down from four to three.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/11/2017
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How Code Vulnerabilities Can Lead to Bad Accidents
Jeff Williams, CTO, Contrast SecurityCommentary
The software supply chain is broken. To prevent hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities, organizations need to know where their applications are, and whether they are built using trustworthy components.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Contrast Security, 7/10/2017
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The SOC Is DeadLong Live the SOC
Dan Koloski, Vice President, Oracle's Systems Management and Security  products groupCommentary
The traditional security operations center can't deal with present reality. We must rethink the concept in a way that prepares for the future.
By Dan Koloski Vice President, Oracle's Systems Management and Security products group, 7/7/2017
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The Growing Danger of IP Theft and Cyber Extortion
Robert McFarlane, Chief Revenue OfficerCommentary
The recent hacks of Disney and Netflix show the jeopardy that intellectual property and company secrets are in, fueled by cheap hacking tools and cryptocurrencies.
By Robert McFarlane Chief Revenue Officer, 7/6/2017
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Symantec to Buy 'Browser Isolation' Firm Fireglass
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Fireglass's emerging Web security technology will become modular component in Symantec's Integrated Cyber Defense Platform.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/6/2017
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The Problem with Data
Mike Baukes, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, UpGuardCommentary
The sheer amount of data that organizations collect makes it both extremely valuable and dangerous. Business leaders must do everything possible to keep it safe.
By Mike Baukes Co-Founder & Co-CEO, UpGuard, 7/3/2017
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8 Things Every Security Pro Should Know About GDPR
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Organizations that handle personal data on EU citizens will soon need to comply with new privacy rules. Are you ready?
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/30/2017
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Why Enterprise Security Needs a New Focus
Kirsten Bay, President and CEO, Cyber adAPTCommentary
The WannaCry ransomware attack shows patching and perimeter defenses aren't enough. Enterprises should combine preventative measures with threat detection tactics.
By Kirsten Bay President and CEO, Cyber adAPT, 6/29/2017
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Recovering from Bad Decisions in the Cloud
Jeff Schilling, Chief Security Officer, ArmorCommentary
The cloud makes it much easier to make changes to security controls than in traditional networks.
By Jeff Schilling Chief Security Officer, Armor, 6/26/2017
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The Folly of Vulnerability & Patch Management for ICS Networks
Galina Antova & Patrick McBride, Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, ClarotyCommentary
Yes, such efforts matter. But depending on them can give a false sense of security.
By Galina Antova & Patrick McBride Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Claroty, 6/21/2017
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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 ...

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).

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...

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.

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.