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ATM Machine Malware Sold on Dark Web
Quick Hits  |  10/17/2017  | 
Cybercriminals are advertising ATM malware that's designed to exploit hardware and software vulnerabilities on the cash-dispensing machines.
InfoSec Pros Among Worst Offenders of Employer Snooping
News  |  10/17/2017  | 
A majority of IT security professionals admit to trolling through company information unrelated to their work -- even sensitive material.
US Supreme Court to Hear Microsoft-DOJ Email Case
Quick Hits  |  10/16/2017  | 
High court to rule on email privacy case, pitting Redmond giant against DOJ over access to its foreign-based email servers.
DHS to Require All Fed Agencies to Use DMARC, HTTPS, and STARTTLS
News  |  10/16/2017  | 
The move follows a DHS review of federal government agencies' steps to secure email and deploy authentication technologies.
New Cybercrime Campaign a 'Clear and Imminent' Threat to Banks Worldwide
News  |  10/16/2017  | 
Hundreds of millions of dollars stolen from banks via an sophisticated attack that blended cyber and physical elements.
Adobe Patches Flash ZeroDay Used To Plant Surveillance Software
Quick Hits  |  10/16/2017  | 
Second time in four weeks FINSPY "lawful intercept" tool and a zero-day found together.
DoubleLocker Delivers Unique Two-Punch Hit to Android
News  |  10/13/2017  | 
Combines Android ransomware with capability to change users device PINs.
Hyatt Hit With Another Credit Card Breach
Quick Hits  |  10/13/2017  | 
Payment card information stolen when cards were either swiped or manually entered into registration systems at some Hyatt hotels.
Getting the Most Out of Cyber Threat Intelligence
Commentary  |  10/13/2017  | 
How security practitioners can apply structured analysis and move from putting out fires to fighting the arsonists.
Coalition to Offer Free Business Email Compromise Workshops
Quick Hits  |  10/12/2017  | 
A coalition of federal law enforcement agencies, ISACs, and Symantec will offer BEC workshops in a dozen cities.
Equifax Now Faces Potential Breach of Customer Help Page
Quick Hits  |  10/12/2017  | 
Embattled credit-monitoring company takes down help page that reportedly redirects users to download a bogus software update.
Olympic Games Face Greater Cybersecurity Risks
News  |  10/12/2017  | 
Cybercriminals may alter score results and engage in launching physical attacks at future Olympic Games, a recently released report warns.
Cybersecurity's 'Broken' Hiring Process
News  |  10/11/2017  | 
New study shows the majority of cybersecurity positions get filled at salaries above the original compensation cap, while jobs sit unfilled an average of six months.
Akamai Acquires Nominum
Quick Hits  |  10/11/2017  | 
Purchase of DNS and enterprise cybersecurity solutions company is designed to bolster Akamai's offering to telecom carriers.
Can Machine Learning Outsmart Malware?
Partner Perspectives  |  10/11/2017  | 
Using machine learning in the cybersecurity domain is a growing trend with many advantages, but it also has its risks.
Ransomware Sales on the Dark Web Spike 2,502% in 2017
News  |  10/11/2017  | 
Sales soar to $6.2 million as do-it-yourself kits, ransomware-as-a-service, and distribution offerings take hold.
Cybercrime Meets Culture In Middle East, North African Underground
News  |  10/10/2017  | 
Spirit of sharing and free malware a characteristic of crimeware markets in this region, Trend Micro says.
FDIC Incurs 54 Confirmed and Suspected Breaches in 2 Years
Quick Hits  |  10/10/2017  | 
Office of Inspector General takes the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to task for its response to breaches.
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.
New 4G, 5G Network Flaw 'Worrisome'
News  |  10/9/2017  | 
Weaknesses in the voice and data convergence technology can be exploited to allow cybercriminals to launch DoS attacks and hijack mobile data.
Equifax Lands $7.25 Million Contract with IRS
Quick Hits  |  10/5/2017  | 
The embattled credit monitoring agency will provide taxpayer identification verification and fraud prevention services to the federal tax agency.
Nation-State Attackers Steal, Copy Each Other's Tools
News  |  10/4/2017  | 
When advanced actors steal and re-use tools and infrastructure from other attack groups, it makes it harder to attribute cybercrime.
DNS a 'Victim of its Own Success'
News  |  10/4/2017  | 
Why securing the Domain Name System remains an afterthought at many organizations.
Yahoo: All 3 Billion Accounts Affected in 2013 Breach
Quick Hits  |  10/3/2017  | 
Every single Yahoo account was affected in a 2013 data breach, bringing the total from 1 billion to 3 billion.
New Standards Will Shore up Internet Router Security
News  |  10/3/2017  | 
The BGP Path Validation draft standards were designed to ensure that Internet traffic flows only along digitally signed, authorized paths.
Google Updates Cloud Access Management Policies
Quick Hits  |  10/3/2017  | 
Custom roles for Cloud Identity and Access Management will give users full control of 1,287 public permissions in the Google Cloud.
70% of US Employees Lack Security and Privacy Awareness
News  |  10/3/2017  | 
Acceptable use of social media and adherence to workplace physical security drops, new survey shows.
Best and Worst Security Functions to Outsource
Slideshows  |  9/29/2017  | 
Which security functions are best handled by third parties, and which should be kept in-house? Experts weigh in.
Apple Shares More Data with US in First Half of 2017
Quick Hits  |  9/29/2017  | 
Device-based data requests from government agencies dropped in the first half over last year, but Apple fulfilled a higher percentage of those requests, according to its transparency report.
Analyzing Cybersecurity's Fractured Educational Ecosystem
Commentary  |  9/29/2017  | 
We have surprisingly little data on how to evaluate infosec job candidates academic qualifications. That needs to change.
CISOs Offer Soup-to-Nuts C-Suite Strategy
News  |  9/29/2017  | 
Chief information security officers from Dell, RCB Bank and other organizations share what it takes to become a security exec, sit in the C-Suite, and keep the job.
Key Security Innovations Focus on Policy and Tech
News  |  9/28/2017  | 
The New York Cyber Task Force says strategic innovations, not only technical ones, have made the biggest difference.
Report: Bank Email Fraud Increases since Equifax Breach
Quick Hits  |  9/28/2017  | 
Cyberthieves are impersonating banks to send bogus "secure" bank email messages.
Caterpillar Eyes Competitive Edge with Connected Asset Security Program
News  |  9/27/2017  | 
Launches program to incorporate security by design and a strategic governance policy across all of its IoT products.
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.
Chevron's Jump to the Cloud is a Journey
News  |  9/26/2017  | 
Enterprises entertaining a move to the cloud should brace themselves for a challenging path of discovery.
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.
After DHS Notice, 21 States Reveal They Were Targeted During Election
Quick Hits  |  9/25/2017  | 
Election officials in swing states Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania among those who report Russian state-sponsored attackers targeted their systems.
Microsoft Builds Automation into Windows Defender ATP
News  |  9/25/2017  | 
Automation can help manage and respond to alert overflow, but will come with its own specific set of challenges.
1.4 Million New Phishing Sites Launched Each Month
Quick Hits  |  9/22/2017  | 
The number of phishing attacks reach a record rate in 2017, but the majority of the phishing sites remain active for just four- to eight hours.
Americans Rank Criminal Hacking as Their Number One Threat
News  |  9/22/2017  | 
Global warming and artificial intelligence rate as less of a threat to human health, safety, and prosperity, than getting hacked, according to a survey released today.
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.
Artificial Intelligence: Getting the Results You Want
Partner Perspectives  |  9/20/2017  | 
Finding a vendor that doesnt claim to do AI is hard these days. But getting the benefits you need and expect is even harder.
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.
10 Hot Cybersecurity Funding Rounds in Q3
Slideshows  |  9/20/2017  | 
The first two quarters of 2017 have been the most active ever in five years from a cybersecurity investment standpoint. Here's how the third quarter has shaped up.
GDPR & the Rise of the Automated Data Protection Officer
Commentary  |  9/19/2017  | 
Can artificial intelligence and machine learning solve the skills shortage as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation deadline approaches?
Viacom's Secret Cloud Keys Exposed
Quick Hits  |  9/19/2017  | 
The entertainment giant is the latest company to misconfigure its Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage bucket.
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.
To Be Ready for the Security Future, Pay Attention to the Security Past
Commentary  |  9/18/2017  | 
It's easy to just move on to the next problem, ignoring what's happened -- but that's a mistake.
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Cybersecurity's 'Broken' Hiring Process
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  10/11/2017
How Systematic Lying Can Improve Your Security
Lance Cottrell, Chief Scientist, Ntrepid,  10/11/2017
Ransomware Grabs Headlines but BEC May Be a Bigger Threat
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor,  10/12/2017
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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.