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Content posted in July 2015
Closing The Gap Between Security & Networking Ops: 5 Best Practices
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
If your factions are warring, theres a lot you can do about it. Heres how -- and why you cant afford to wait.
Code Theft: Protecting IP At The Source
Commentary  |  7/29/2015  | 
Your corporate assets are at risk and every day that you avoid taking action shortens the time until your IP will be leaked. Here are six steps toward better data security.
How To Put Data At The Heart Of Your Security Practice
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
First step: A good set of questions that seek out objective, measurable answers.
The First 24 Hours In The Wake Of A Data Breach
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
There is a direct correlation between how quickly an organization can identify and contain a data breach and the financial consequences that may result.
Internet of Things: Anything You Track Could Be Used Against You
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
Lawyers not security advocates have fired the first salvos over wearable tech privacy. The results may surprise you.
Finding The ROI Of Threat Intelligence: 5 Steps
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
Advice from a former SOC manager on how to leverage threat intel without increasing the bottom line.
Detection: A Balanced Approach For Mitigating Risk
Commentary  |  7/21/2015  | 
Only detection and response can complete the security picture that begins with prevention.
Times Running Out For The $76 Billion Detection Industry
Commentary  |  7/21/2015  | 
The one strategy that can deliver the needle to the security team without the haystack is prevention.
How I Learned To Love Active Defense
Commentary  |  7/20/2015  | 
Yes, traditional cyber defenses can be effective. They just need to be a little more active.
Mobile App Security: 4 Critical Issues
Commentary  |  7/17/2015  | 
Securing the mobile workforce in the age of BYOD is no easy task. You can begin with these four measures.
The Insiders: A Rogues Gallery
Commentary  |  7/16/2015  | 
You can defend against an insider threat if you know where to look.
The End Of Whac-A-Mole: From Incident Response To Strategic Intelligence
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
In the face of mounting cybercrime, hacktivism, and espionage, network defenders need to transform their tactical IR groups into full-scale cyber intelligence teams.
Inside A Vicious DDoS Attack
Commentary  |  7/14/2015  | 
What it's really like to fend off a relentless distributed denial-of-service attack.
Dark Reading Radio: Firewall Smackdown
Commentary  |  7/13/2015  | 
Is there a future for the venerable firewall? Security CEOs Asaf Cidon of Sookasa and Jody Brazil of FireMon debate the issues in our latest radio show.
Black Hat For Beginners: 4 Tips
Commentary  |  7/10/2015  | 
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But for newbies, these helpful hints will make sure you get the most out of the Black Hat USA experience.
Creating Your Own Threat Intel Through Hunting & Visualization
Commentary  |  7/9/2015  | 
How security analysts armed with a visual interface can use data science to find hidden attacks and the unknown unknowns.
The Role of the Board In Cybersecurity: Learn, Ensure, Inspect
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Board members of the most forward-thinking U.S. companies are not just throwing money at the mounting problem of managing cyber risk.
Twitter Chat: How To Prepare For A Cyberattack
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
Join the GTEC and Dark Reading Twitter chat, "Is It Possible to Prepare for a Cyber Attack?" on Wednesday, July 8 from 2-3pm EST, using the #GTECCHAT hashtag.
The Rise Of Social Media Botnets
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
In the social Internet, building a legion of interconnected bots -- all accessible from a single computer -- is quicker and easier than ever before.
In The Cyber Realm, Lets Be Knights Not Blacksmiths
Commentary  |  7/2/2015  | 
Why the Internet of Things is our chance to finally get information security right.
Why We Need In-depth SAP Security Training
Commentary  |  7/1/2015  | 
SAP and Oracle are releasing tons of patches every month, but are enterprises up to this complex task? I have my doubts.


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CVE-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.x mishandles requests for Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) objects, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an application that processes graphics data, as demonstrated b...

CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

CVE-2015-6003
Published: 2015-10-15
Directory traversal vulnerability in QNAP QTS before 4.1.4 build 0910 and 4.2.x before 4.2.0 RC2 build 0910, when AFP is enabled, allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to an OS X (1) user or (2) guest account.

CVE-2015-6333
Published: 2015-10-15
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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