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Security Tops Use Cases for Endpoint Data
Quick Hits  |  10/11/2017  | 
Businesses increasingly use endpoint data for security investigations, eDiscovery, and device migration to Windows 10.
Microsoft Patches Windows Zero-Day Flaws Tied to DNSSEC
News  |  10/10/2017  | 
Security experts advise 'immediate' patching of critical DNS client vulnerabilities in Windows 8, 10, and other affected systems.
Unstructured Data: The Threat You Cannot See
Commentary  |  10/10/2017  | 
Why security teams needs to take a cognitive approach to the increasing volumes of data flowing from sources they don't control.
Artificial Intelligence: Experts Talk Ethical, Security Concerns
News  |  10/10/2017  | 
Global leaders weigh the benefits and dangers of a future in which AI plays a greater role in business and security strategy.
7 SIEM Situations That Can Sack Security Teams
Slideshows  |  9/27/2017  | 
SIEMs are considered an important tool for incident response, yet a large swath of users find seven major problems when working with SIEMs.
How Security Metrics Fail Us & How We Fail Them
How Security Metrics Fail Us & How We Fail Them
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/26/2017  | 
Joseph Carson of Thycotic discusses how infosec professionals buy security products they don't need and make other bad decisions, because of poor use of metrics.
FBI's Freese Shares Risk Management Tips
News  |  9/26/2017  | 
Deputy Assistant Director Donald Freese advises enterprises to lead with a business case and not fear addressing the C-suite on risk management.
PassGAN: Password Cracking Using Machine Learning
News  |  9/25/2017  | 
Researchers demo how deep neural networks can be trained to generate passwords better than the best password-cracking tools.
SMBs Paid $301 Million to Ransomware Attackers
Quick Hits  |  9/21/2017  | 
But small- to midsized businesses are taking a tougher stand against ransomware attacks, according to a survey released today of the 2016-2017 period.
Siemens' New ICS/SCADA Security Service a Sign of the Times
News  |  9/19/2017  | 
Major ICS/SCADA vendors are entering the managed security services business with cloud-based offerings for energy and other industrial sectors.
Security Orchestration & Automation: Parsing the Options
Commentary  |  9/15/2017  | 
Once you head down the path of orchestration, security teams will need to decide how much automation they are ready for. Here's how.
A New Model for 'Mathematically Provable Security'
A New Model for 'Mathematically Provable Security'
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/14/2017  | 
Winn Schwartau, CEO of The Security Awareness Company, says we all know the old model of security is broken and it's time for a new one.
Endpoint Security Overload
News  |  9/5/2017  | 
CISOs and their teams are over-investing in endpoint security tools, driving inefficiency and a need to consolidate data.
Security Analytics: Making the Leap from Data Lake to Meaningful Insight
Commentary  |  8/29/2017  | 
Once you've got a lake full of data, it's essential that your analysis isn't left stranded on the shore.
Curbing the Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage with AI
Commentary  |  8/18/2017  | 
By using cognitive technologies, an organization can address the talent shortage by getting more productivity from current employees and improving processes.
What CISOs Need to Know about the Psychology behind Security Analysis
Commentary  |  8/14/2017  | 
Bandwidth, boredom and cognitive bias are three weak spots that prevent analysts from identifying threats. Here's how to compensate.
Using AI to Break Detection Models
News  |  7/25/2017  | 
Pitting machine learning bots against one another is the new spy vs. spy battle in cybersecurity today.
How Bad Data Alters Machine Learning Results
News  |  6/13/2017  | 
Machine learning models tested on single sources of data can prove inaccurate when presented with new sources of information.
How to Succeed at Incident Response Metrics
Commentary  |  6/2/2017  | 
Establishing a baseline of what information you need is an essential first step.
How to Integrate Threat Intel & DevOps
Commentary  |  5/4/2017  | 
Automating intelligence can help your organization in myriad ways.
Call Center Fraud Spiked 113% in 2016
News  |  4/26/2017  | 
Criminals are increasingly spoofing caller ID using VoIP apps including Skype or Google Voice to hide their identity and location, according to a report released today by Pindrop Labs.
Machine Learning in Security: 4 Factors to Consider
News  |  4/21/2017  | 
Key factors to consider before adding machine learning to your security strategy.
10 Questions To Get Practical Answers At Interop ITX
Commentary  |  4/14/2017  | 
May 15-19 in Las Vegas: How to get solutions and advice from top speakers for the things that you really want to know.
Teaching Hospitals at Greater Data Breach Risk
Quick Hits  |  4/6/2017  | 
John Hopkins researcher studies data breaches at hospitals between 2009 and 2016.
Data Visualization: Keeping an Eye on Security
Commentary  |  3/27/2017  | 
Visualization can be one of the most powerful approaches a security team can use to make sense of vast quantities of data. So why does it end up as an afterthought?
Fortune 1000 Companies See Security Ratings Drop
News  |  3/8/2017  | 
Fortune 1000 businesses report more breaches, and lower security performance, than their non-F1000 counterparts.
Trust, Cloud & the Quest for a Glass Wall around Security
Commentary  |  3/8/2017  | 
In the next year, were going to see a leap towards strategic, business-level objectives that can be resolved by simplifying infrastructure and granting greater visibility in real time.
Today on Dark Reading: Your Costs, Risks & Metrics Questions Answered
Commentary  |  2/27/2017  | 
First up on the Dark Reading upcoming events calendar is our Dark Reading Virtual Event Tuesday, Feb. 28.
20 Cybersecurity Startups To Watch In 2017
Slideshows  |  2/24/2017  | 
VC money flowed plentifully into the security market last year, fueling a new crop of innovative companies.
Why Identity Has Become A Top Concern For CSOs
Commentary  |  2/14/2017  | 
Seven of the world's top security leaders share their fears and challenges around the critical new role of identity in the fight against cyber adversaries.
IBM Brings Watson Cognitive Computing To The SOC
News  |  2/13/2017  | 
Technology known for a Jeopardy stunt six years ago is now powering question answering within IBM Security's QRadar system.
How to Handle Threats When Short-Staffed
How to Handle Threats When Short-Staffed
Dark Reading Videos  |  2/3/2017  | 
Skyboxs Michelle Cobb, VP of Worldwide Marketing, explains how automation and advanced analytics can give security teams the data they need when their teams are stretched
Over 4.2 Billion Records Exposed In 4,149 Breaches In 2016
Quick Hits  |  1/31/2017  | 
Survey says US and UK witnessed more than half of 2016 global breaches; 52% of attacks compromised Social Security Numbers.
Why Youre Doing Cybersecurity Risk Measurement Wrong
Commentary  |  1/30/2017  | 
Measuring risk isnt as simple as some make it out to be, but there are best practices to help you embrace the complexity in a productive way. Here are five.
This Week On Dark Reading: Event Calendar
Commentary  |  1/25/2017  | 
Devote some time and headspace to improving your skills with these Dark Reading events.
Machine Learning For Cybersecurity Not Cybercrime
Partner Perspectives  |  1/17/2017  | 
Cybercriminals have yet to adopt machine learning for offensive attack strategies - and they probably wont for a long time.
Crowdsourcing 20 Answers To Security Ops & IR Questions
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know. Why it pays to take a hard look at our own incident response functions and operations.
'Molecular' Cybersecurity Vs. Information Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
When it comes to industrial processes, security begins at the molecular level.
7 Ways To Fine-Tune Your Threat Intelligence Model
Slideshows  |  1/5/2017  | 
The nature of security threats is too dynamic for set-and-forget. Here are some ways to shake off that complacency.
Cyberrisk Through A Business Lens
Commentary  |  1/3/2017  | 
Boards and CEOs can focus on these critical factors to provide better cyberrisk governance.
Security Analytics: Don't Let Your Data Lake Turn Into A Data Swamp
Commentary  |  12/21/2016  | 
It's easy to get bogged down when looking for insights from data using Hadoop. But that doesn't have to happen, and these tips can help.
5 Things Security Pros Need To Know About Machine Learning
Slideshows  |  12/12/2016  | 
Experts share best practices for data integrity, pattern recognition and computing power to help enterprises get the most out of machine learning-based technology for cybersecurity.
Holiday Weekend Online Payment Card Fraud 20% Higher In 2016
Quick Hits  |  12/1/2016  | 
In the face of EMV chips, criminals turned online to commit card-not-present fraud this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Dark Reading Virtual Event Seeks To Break Security Myths, Conventional Wisdom
Commentary  |  11/14/2016  | 
Three keynotes, two panel sessions offer new ways to think about enterprise information security.
Surveys: Security Pros Overwhelmed, Not Communicating, Threat Intel Data
News  |  11/3/2016  | 
Two new studies underscore the challenges of making threat intelligence part of the enterprise arsenal.
New Free Tool Stops Petya Ransomware & Rootkits
News  |  10/20/2016  | 
Meanwhile, Locky puts ransomware on the Check Point Top Three Global Malware List for the first time ever.
7 Regional Hotbeds For Cybersecurity Innovation
Slideshows  |  10/18/2016  | 
These regions are driving cybersecurity innovation across the US with an abundance of tech talent, educational institutions, accelerators, incubators, and startup activity.
Encryption: A Backdoor For One Is A Backdoor For All
Commentary  |  10/14/2016  | 
We need legislation that allows law enforcement to find criminals and terrorists without eroding our security and privacy.
Data Science & Security: Overcoming The Communication Challenge
Commentary  |  10/7/2016  | 
Data scientists face a tricky task -- taking raw data and making it meaningful for both security and business teams. Here's how to bridge the gap.
Partners In The Battle Against Cyberthreats
Partners In The Battle Against Cyberthreats
Dark Reading Videos  |  10/6/2016  | 
George Karidis of CompuCom and Rodel Alejo from Intel stop by the Dark Reading News Desk.
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Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRA,  10/16/2017
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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.