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Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity & the 'Devils Rope'
Commentary  |  8/17/2017  | 
How hackers today are engaging in a modern 'Fence Cutter War' against industrial control systems, and what security professionals need to do about it.
The Day of Reckoning: Cybercrimes Impact on Brand
Commentary  |  8/16/2017  | 
Why the security industry needs to invest in architecture that defends against reputational damage as well as other, more traditional threats.
20 Tactical Questions SMB Security Teams Should Ask Themselves
Commentary  |  8/15/2017  | 
Or why it pays for small- and medium-sized businesses to plan strategically but act tactically.
IoT Medical Devices a Major Security Worry in Healthcare, Survey Shows
News  |  8/15/2017  | 
Healthcare providers, manufacturers, and regulators say cybersecurity risks of IoT medical devices and connected legacy systems a top concern.
6 Ways CISOs Can Play a Role in Selling Security
Partner Perspectives  |  8/10/2017  | 
When customers ask tough questions about data security, business service resilience, privacy, regulatory, and reputational risk its best to remain upbeat and positive. Heres how.
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.
Making Infosec Meetings More Inclusive
News  |  8/3/2017  | 
Diversity and inclusion experts explain how to avoid meeting pitfalls that preclude the voices of underrepresented members of the team.
Why Cybersecurity Needs a Human in the Loop
Commentary  |  8/3/2017  | 
It's no longer comparable to Kasparov versus Deep Blue. When security teams use AI, it's like Kasparov consulting with Deep Blue before deciding on his next move.
72% of Businesses Plan for Endpoint Security Budget Boost
News  |  8/2/2017  | 
For a full third of organizations investing more in endpoint security there will be a "substantial" increase in spending.
Staying in Front of Cybersecurity Innovation
Commentary  |  8/2/2017  | 
Innovation is challenging for security teams because it encompasses two seemingly contradictory ideas: it's happening too slowly and too quickly.
The Right to Be Forgotten & the New Era of Personal Data Rights
Commentary  |  7/27/2017  | 
Because of the European Union's GDPR and other pending legislation, companies must become more transparent in how they protect their customers' data.
The Wild West of Security Post-Secondary Education
News  |  7/26/2017  | 
Black Hat researchers will show how inconsistent security schooling is at the university level.
10 Critical Steps to Create a Culture of Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  7/26/2017  | 
Businesses are more vulnerable than they need to be. Here's what you should do about it.
How 'Postcript' Exploits Networked Printers
News  |  7/25/2017  | 
At Black Hat 2017, a university researcher will demo how attackers can drill into networked printers by way of the ubiquitous PostScript programming language.
How Women Can Raise Their Profile within the Cybersecurity Industry
Commentary  |  7/25/2017  | 
Closing the cybersecurity gender gap won't happen overnight, but women can take can take steps to begin leveling the playing field.
7 Hardware & Firmware Hacks Highlighted at Black Hat 2017
Slideshows  |  7/24/2017  | 
Researchers will hammer home potentially devastating attacks, and demo a range of vulnerabilities, techniques and tools.
Majority of Security Pros Let Productivity Trump Security
News  |  7/24/2017  | 
A survey found that 64% of IT security professionals will tweak security to give workers more flexibility to be productive when asked to make that move by top executives.
DevOps & Security: Butting Heads for Years but Integration is Happening
Commentary  |  7/20/2017  | 
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.
98% of Companies Favor Integrating Security with DevOps
News  |  7/19/2017  | 
A majority of companies are either planning or have launched an integrated DevOps and security team, a new report shows.
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.
New IBM Mainframe Encrypts All the Things
News  |  7/17/2017  | 
Next-generation Z series features the elusive goal of full data encryption - from an application, cloud service, or database in transit or at rest.
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.
7 Deadly Sins to Avoid When Mitigating Cyberthreats
Commentary  |  7/14/2017  | 
How digitally savvy organizations can take cyber resilience to a whole new dimension.
Black Hat to Host Discussion on Diversity
Commentary  |  7/13/2017  | 
Panel of diversity pioneers will share their views and firsthand experience on how to make inclusion a priority in security.
How Security Pros Can Help Protect Patients from Medical Data Theft
Commentary  |  7/13/2017  | 
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.
Verizon Suffers Cloud Data Leak Exposing Data on Millions of Customers
News  |  7/12/2017  | 
Six million of Verizon's US customers had their personal and account information exposed, including PIN numbers.
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.
Desperately Seeking Security: 6 Skills Most In Demand
Slideshows  |  7/8/2017  | 
When people say there's a security skills gap, this is what they really mean.
The SOC Is DeadLong Live the SOC
Commentary  |  7/7/2017  | 
The traditional security operations center can't deal with present reality. We must rethink the concept in a way that prepares for the future.
New Google Security Controls Tighten Third-Party Data Access
News  |  7/6/2017  | 
Google adds OAuth app whitelisting to G Suite so admins can vet third-party applications before users can grant them authorized data access.
Black Hat Survey: Security Pros Expect Major Breaches in Next Two Years
News  |  7/6/2017  | 
Significant compromises are not just feared, but expected, Black Hat attendees say.
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?
8 Things Every Security Pro Should Know About GDPR
Slideshows  |  6/30/2017  | 
Organizations that handle personal data on EU citizens will soon need to comply with new privacy rules. Are you ready?
Why Enterprise Security Needs a New Focus
Commentary  |  6/29/2017  | 
The WannaCry ransomware attack shows patching and perimeter defenses aren't enough. Enterprises should combine preventative measures with threat detection tactics.
Defining Security: The Difference Between Safety & Privacy
Commentary  |  6/28/2017  | 
Words matter, especially if you are making a case for new security measures, state-of-the-art technology or personnel.
No-Name Security Incidents Caused as Many Tears as WannaCry, Pros Say
Quick Hits  |  6/27/2017  | 
Half of security pros say they've worked just as frantically this year to fix other incidents that the public never heard about.
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.
Recovering from Bad Decisions in the Cloud
Commentary  |  6/26/2017  | 
The cloud makes it much easier to make changes to security controls than in traditional networks.
Virginia Consultant Charged with Espionage
Quick Hits  |  6/23/2017  | 
Federal authorities charged a consultant with espionage for transmitting top secret and secret documents to China.
Most General Counsels Fret over Data Security
Quick Hits  |  6/22/2017  | 
An overwhelming percentage of in-house attorneys say cyberattacks and the impact on their business keeps them up at night, a recent survey shows.
KPMG: Cybersecurity Has Reached a Tipping Point from Tech to CEO Business Issue
Commentary  |  6/22/2017  | 
Still, a majority of US-based chief execs say they will be maintaining and not investing in security technology over the next three years, a recent study shows.
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.
The Folly of Vulnerability & Patch Management for ICS Networks
Commentary  |  6/21/2017  | 
Yes, such efforts matter. But depending on them can give a false sense of security.
Dark Reading INsecurity Conference Registration Now Open
Commentary  |  6/21/2017  | 
November event will focus on attendee interaction, "blue team" best practices.
Trusted IDs Gain Acceptance in Smart Building Environment
Quick Hits  |  6/20/2017  | 
A majority of survey respondents believe identities can be connected across multiple systems and devices through a single ID card or mobile phone.
Microsoft, Accenture Team up on Blockchain for Digital ID Network
Quick Hits  |  6/19/2017  | 
Microsoft and Accenture use blockchain tech to build a digital ID network, which will help give legal identification to 1.1 billion people without official documents.
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.
Trumps Executive Order: What It Means for US Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  6/15/2017  | 
The provisions are all well and good, but its hardly the first time theyve been ordered by the White House.
By the Numbers: Parsing the Cybersecurity Challenge
Commentary  |  6/14/2017  | 
Why your CEO should rethink company security priorities in the drive for digital business growth.
Survey: 58% of Security and Development Teams Play Nice
Quick Hits  |  6/14/2017  | 
Despite frequent talk of tension between software development and security teams, it turns out more than half of organizations surveyed have these two groups collaborating.
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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.