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IRS Reports Steep Decline in Tax-Related ID Theft
News  |  2/15/2018  | 
Research group Javelin confirms that the numbers are trending in the right direction, with total fraud losses dropping more than 14% to $783 million.
Can Android for Work Redefine Enterprise Mobile Security?
Commentary  |  2/13/2018  | 
Google's new mobility management framework makes great strides in addressing security and device management concerns while offering diverse deployment options. Here are the pros and cons.
Back to Basics: AI Isn't the Answer to What Ails Us in Cyber
Commentary  |  2/9/2018  | 
The irony behind just about every headline-grabbing data breach we've seen in recent years is that they all could have been prevented with simple cyber hygiene.
Identity Fraud Hits All-Time High in 2017
News  |  2/6/2018  | 
Survey reports that the number of fraud victims topped 16 million consumers last year, and much of that crime has moved online.
Google Cloud Least-Privilege Function Goes Live
Quick Hits  |  1/31/2018  | 
Custom Roles for Cloud IAM now available in production from Google.
Passwords: 4 Biometric Tokens and How They Can Be Beaten
Commentary  |  1/31/2018  | 
Authentication security methods are getting better all the time, but they are still not infallible.
K-12 Study Gives Schools Low Marks for Protecting Student Privacy Online
News  |  1/31/2018  | 
Survey says local school districts and education departments lack even the most basic security and privacy safeguards.
6 Tips for Building a Data Privacy Culture
Slideshows  |  1/26/2018  | 
Experts say it's not enough to just post data classification guidelines and revisit the topic once a year. Companies have to build in privacy by design.
New Voice MFA Tool Uses Machine Learning
Quick Hits  |  1/25/2018  | 
Pindrop claims its new multi-factor authentication solution that uses the "Deep Voice" engine could save call centers up to $1 per call.
Less than 10% of Gmail Users Employ Two-Factor Authentication
Quick Hits  |  1/23/2018  | 
Google software engineer reveals lack of user adoption for stronger authentication.
One Identity Acquires Balabit
Quick Hits  |  1/17/2018  | 
Union expands One Identity's privileged access management and analytics offerings.
Oracle Product Rollout Underscores Need for Trust in the Cloud
News  |  12/11/2017  | 
Oracle updates its Identity SOC and management cloud with security tools to verify and manage users trusted with access to cloud-based data and applications.
Gartner: IT Security Spending to Reach $96 Billion in 2018
News  |  12/8/2017  | 
Identity access management and security services to drive worldwide spending growth.
Why Security Depends on Usability -- and How to Achieve Both
Commentary  |  11/29/2017  | 
Any initiative that reduces usability will have consequences that make security less effective.
Uber Paid Hackers $100K to Conceal 2016 Data Breach
News  |  11/22/2017  | 
The ride-sharing company has confirmed an October 2016 data breach that compromised 57 million accounts.
Who Am I? Best Practices for Next-Gen Authentication
Commentary  |  11/15/2017  | 
By their very nature, antiquated, static identifiers like Social Security numbers and dates of birth are worse than passwords.
Inhospitable: Hospitality & Dinings Worst Breaches in 2017
Slideshows  |  11/8/2017  | 
Hotels and restaurants are in the criminal crosshairs this year.
How Law Firms Can Make Information Security a Higher Priority
Commentary  |  11/8/2017  | 
Lawyers always have been responsible for protecting their clients' information, but that was a lot easier to do when everything was on paper. Here are four best practices to follow.
Hiring Outside the Box in Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  11/7/2017  | 
Candidates without years of experience can still be great hires, as long as they are ready, willing, and able.
How I Infiltrated a Fortune 500 Company with Social Engineering
Commentary  |  11/7/2017  | 
Getting into the company proved surprisingly easy during a contest. Find out how to make your company better prepared for real-world attacks.
10 Mistakes End Users Make That Drive Security Managers Crazy
Slideshows  |  11/2/2017  | 
Here's a list of common, inadvertent missteps end users make that can expose company data.
Why Data Breach Stats Get It Wrong
Commentary  |  10/26/2017  | 
It's not the size of the stolen data dump that is important. It's the window between the date of the breach and the date of discovery that represents the biggest threat.
Advanced Analytics + Frictionless Security: What CISOS Need to Know
Commentary  |  10/25/2017  | 
Advances in analytics technologies promise to make identity management smarter and more transparent to users. But the process is neither straightforward nor easy.
What's Next after the SEC 'Insider Trading' Breach?
Commentary  |  10/19/2017  | 
Last month's hack of the Securities and Exchange Commission may prove to be the most high-profile corporate gatekeeper attack to date. But it definitely won't be the last.
Game Change: Meet the Mach37 Fall Startups
Slideshows  |  10/18/2017  | 
CEOs describe how they think their fledgling ventures will revolutionize user training, privacy, identity management and embedded system security.
Banks Start Broad Use of Blockchain, as JP Morgan, IBM Lead Way
News  |  10/17/2017  | 
Two major players announced cross-border payment networks built on blockchain technologies Monday, and more financial services will follow soon, despite opinions about Bitcoin.
Google Bolsters Security for Select Groups
Quick Hits  |  10/17/2017  | 
Business leaders, political campaign teams, journalists, and other high-risk groups will receive advanced email and account protection.
How Systematic Lying Can Improve Your Security
Commentary  |  10/11/2017  | 
No, you don't have to tell websites your mother's actual maiden name.
SecureAuth to Merge with Core Security
News  |  9/20/2017  | 
K1 Investment Management, which owns Core Security, plans to acquire the identity management and authentication company for more than $200 million.
How Apple's New Facial Recognition Technology Will Change Enterprise Security
Commentary  |  9/19/2017  | 
Expect a trickle-down effect, as tech similar to Face ID becomes offered outside of Apple.
Workplace IoT Puts Companies on Notice for Smarter Security
Commentary  |  9/6/2017  | 
Blacklisting every "thing" in sight and banning connections to the corporate network may sound tempting, but it's not a realistic strategy.
The Active Directory Botnet
The Active Directory Botnet
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/30/2017  | 
It's a nightmare of an implementation error with no easy fix. Ty Miller and Paul Kalinin explain how and why an attacker could build an entire botnet inside your organization.
GoT & the Inside Threat: Compromised Insiders Make Powerful Adversaries
Commentary  |  8/24/2017  | 
What Game of Thrones' Arya Stark and the Faceless Men can teach security pros about defending against modern malware and identity theft.
Risky Business: Why Enterprises Cant Abdicate Cloud Security
Commentary  |  8/7/2017  | 
It's imperative for public and private sector organizations to recognize the essential truth that governance of data entrusted to them cannot be relinquished, regardless of where the data is maintained.
The Lazy Habits of Phishing Attackers
News  |  7/27/2017  | 
Most hackers who phish accounts do little to hide their tracks or even mine all of the data they can from phished accounts, mostly because they can afford to be lazy.
4 Steps to Securing Citizen-Developed Apps
Commentary  |  7/19/2017  | 
Low- and no-code applications can be enormously helpful to businesses, but they pose some security problems.
AWS S3 Breaches: What to Do & Why
Commentary  |  7/17/2017  | 
Although basic operations in Amazon's Simple Storage Services are (as the name implies) - simple - things can get complicated with access control and permissions.
The High Costs of GDPR Compliance
Commentary  |  7/11/2017  | 
Looming, increasingly strict EU privacy regulations are pushing privacy spending to the top of IT priorities and budgets.
Avoiding the Dark Side of AI-Driven Security Awareness
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
Can artificial intelligence bring an end to countless hours of boring, largely ineffective user training? Or will it lead to a surveillance state within our information infrastructures?
WannaCry Blame Game: Why Delayed Patching is Not the Problem
Commentary  |  6/27/2017  | 
While post mortems about patching, updating, and backups have some value, the best preventative security controls are increased understanding and knowledge.
WannaCry? Youre Not Alone: The 5 Stages of Security Grief
Commentary  |  6/22/2017  | 
As breach after breach hits the news, security professionals cope with the classic experiences of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
Climbing the Security Maturity Ladder in Cloud
Commentary  |  6/15/2017  | 
These five steps will insure that you achieve the broadest coverage for onboarding your most sensitive workloads.
Why Compromised Identities Are ITs Fault
Commentary  |  6/7/2017  | 
The eternal battle between IT and security is the source of the problem.
DNS Is Still the Achilles Heel of the Internet
Partner Perspectives  |  6/1/2017  | 
Domain Name Services is too important to do without, so we better make sure its reliable and incorruptible
The Case for Disclosing Insider Breaches
Commentary  |  5/31/2017  | 
Too often organizations try to sweep intentional, accidental or negligent employee theft of data under the rug. Heres why they shouldnt.
Deconstructing the 2016 Yahoo Security Breach
Commentary  |  5/19/2017  | 
One good thing about disasters is that we can learn from them and avoid repeating the same mistakes. Here are five lessons that the Yahoo breach should have taught us.
The Fundamental Flaw in TCP/IP: Connecting Everything
Commentary  |  5/17/2017  | 
Almost 30 years after its inception, it's time to fix the engine that both fuels the modern day Internet and is the root cause of its most vexing security challenges.
Your Grandma Could Be the Next Ransomware Millionaire
Commentary  |  5/15/2017  | 
Today's as-a-service technology has democratized ransomware, offering practically anyone with a computer and an Internet connection an easy way to get in on the game.
SSA Plans Stronger Website Authentication
Quick Hits  |  5/11/2017  | 
Starting in June 2017, the US Social Security Administration will require a more secure login process for SSA.gov.
Shining a Light on Securitys Grey Areas: Process, People, Technology
Commentary  |  5/9/2017  | 
The changing distributed and mobile business landscape brings with it new security and privacy risks. Heres how to meet the challenge.
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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.