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Understanding Supply Chain Cyber Attacks
Liviu Arsene, Senior E-threat Analyst, BitdefenderCommentary
While the attack surface has increased exponentially because of the cloud and everything-as-a-service providers, there are still ways in which host companies can harden supply chain security.
By Liviu Arsene Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender, 1/19/2018
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Where to Find Security Holes in Serverless Architecture
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Serverless architectures take away business responsibility for server management, but security should still be top of mind.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/17/2018
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Google Rolls Out Security Center for G Suite Enterprise
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
New dashboards give admins a look at data such as suspicious device activity and spam email delivery across the business.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/17/2018
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Doh!!! The 10 Most Overlooked Security Tasks
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Heres a list of gotchas that often slip past overburdened security pros.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/16/2018
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Vulnerable Mobile Apps: The Next ICS/SCADA Cyber Threat
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers find nearly 150 vulnerabilities in SCADA mobile apps downloadable from Google Play.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/11/2018
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'Shift Left': Codifying Intuition into Secure DevOps
Kevin E. Greene, Software Security Assurance Thought LeaderCommentary
Shifting left is more than a catchy phrase. It's a mindset that emphasizes the need to think about security in all phases of the software development life cycle.
By Kevin E. Greene Software Security Assurance Thought Leader, 1/10/2018
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Microsoft: How the Threat Landscape Will Shift This Year
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Exclusive interview with Windows Security lead on how 2017 was a "return to retro" security threats and 2018 will bring increasingly targeted, advanced, and dangerous cyberattacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/9/2018
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CISOs' Cyber War: How Did We Get Here?
Jack Miller, Chief Information Security Officer of SlashNextCommentary
We're fighting the good fight -- but, ultimately, losing the war.
By Jack Miller Chief Information Security Officer of SlashNext, 1/9/2018
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Vulnerability Management: The Most Important Security Issue the CISO Doesn't Own
Mike Convertino, CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 NetworksCommentary
Information security and IT need to team up to make patch management more efficient and effective. Here's how and why.
By Mike Convertino CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 Networks, 1/8/2018
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Google Apps Script Vulnerability Exposes SaaS to URL-based Threats
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new means of exploiting Google Apps Script lets attackers deliver malware using URLs.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/4/2018
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Open Source Components, Code Volume Drag Down Web App Security
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The number of new Web application vulnerabilities published last year was 212% greater than the number disclosed in 2016, Imperva says in a new report this week.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/3/2018
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China Shuts Down 13,000 Websites for Breaking Internet Laws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The government says its rules are to protect security and stability, but some say they are repressive.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/29/2017
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Avoiding Micro-Segmentation Pitfalls: A Phased Approach to Implementation
Dave Klein, Regional Director of Sales Engineering & Architecture, GuardiCoreCommentary
Micro-segmentation is very achievable. While it can feel daunting, you can succeed by proactively being aware of and avoiding these roadblocks.
By Dave Klein Regional Director of Sales Engineering & Architecture, GuardiCore, 12/29/2017
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The Financial Impact of Cyber Threats
Anand Paturi, Senior Research Scientist, RiskSenseCommentary
Determining the financial impact of specific IT vulnerabilities is a good way to prioritize remediation and prevent attacks.
By Anand Paturi Senior Research Scientist, RiskSense, 12/27/2017
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2017 Security Predictions through the Rear Window
Dave Lewis, Global Security Advocate, AkamaiCommentary
If you're going to forecast the future, go big.
By Dave Lewis Global Security Advocate, Akamai, 12/26/2017
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Businesses Go on Pre-Holiday Cloud Acquisition Spree
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
VMware, McAfee, and Trend Micro announce a series of acquisitions that indicate a strong focus on cloud security.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/21/2017
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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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Advanced Deception: How It Works & Why Attackers Hate It
Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer at Attivo NetworksCommentary
While cyberattacks continue to grow, deception-based technology is providing accurate and scalable detection and response to in-network threats.
By Carolyn Crandall Chief Deception Officer at Attivo Networks, 12/18/2017
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Google Sheds Light on Data Encryption Practices
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Google explains the details of how it secures information in the cloud and encrypts data in transit.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/13/2017
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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.