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Content posted in August 2015
Top Infosec Execs Will Eventually Report To CEOs, CISOs Say
Commentary  |  8/31/2015  | 
But becoming a trusted resource to the executive suite will demand major changes in the traditional chief information security officer role.
The 7 Most Common RATS In Use Today
Commentary  |  8/28/2015  | 
Sniffing out RATS -- remote access Trojans -- is a challenge for even the most hardened cyber defender. Heres a guide to help you in the hunt.
Cybersecurity Under FTC Authority: What Does it Mean?
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Consumers can now expect the same level of security and privacy in the digital realm as they do in the physical.
Getting To Yes, Cooperatively
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
As security advocates, determining what beneficial means to a particular audience should be our first step in developing recommendations.
Keyless Cars: A New Frontier For Bug Bounties?
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
With up to 100 million lines of code in the average car today -- and growing -- security vulnerabilities are bound to become the new normal.
With Great IoT Comes Great Insecurity
Commentary  |  8/21/2015  | 
In the brave new world of 'things' and the services they connect to, built-in security has never been more critical. Here's what's getting in the way.
Beware The Hidden Risk Of Business Partners In The Cloud
Commentary  |  8/20/2015  | 
Enterprises vastly underestimate the cyber risk from digital connections to vendors, suppliers, agencies, consultants -- and any company with which employees do business.
Applying the 80/20 Rule to Cyber Security Practices
Commentary  |  8/19/2015  | 
How to look holistically across technology and processes and focus resources on threats that create the greatest damage.
Making The Security Case For A Software-Defined Perimeter
Commentary  |  8/18/2015  | 
With SDP, organizations can create an 'invisible' infrastructure that only authorized users and devices can access. Heres why its time has come.
RASP: A False Sense of Security For Apps & Data
Commentary  |  8/17/2015  | 
Betting on a single runtime tool like RASP is not the solution for eliminating application security risk.
Black Hat, Data Science, Machine Learning, and YOU!
Commentary  |  8/14/2015  | 
The time has come for security pros to start honing in on their machine learning skills. Heres why.
Securing Black Hat From Black Hat
Commentary  |  8/14/2015  | 
Dr. Chaos shares the inside scoop on the challenges and rewards of protecting one of the 'most hostile networks on the planet.'
Mad World: The Truth About Bug Bounties
Commentary  |  8/13/2015  | 
What Oracle CSO Mary Ann Davidson doesnt get about modern security vulnerability disclosure.
Software Security Is Hard But Not impossible
Commentary  |  8/12/2015  | 
New Interactive Application Security Testing products produce an interesting result under the right conditions, but they cant, by themselves, find all the security vulnerabilities you need to fix.
Data Protection: The 98 Percent Versus The 2 Percent
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
Four steps for defending your most sensitive corporate information from the inside out.
How To Empower Women In Security
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
First-ever Black Hat USA women in security panel debuted last week--and now will be an annual event.
Data Visibility: A Matter Of Perspective
Commentary  |  8/10/2015  | 
You can't analyze what you can't see. True at the dentist and true in security.
Black Hat USA: Empowering Women In Security
Commentary  |  8/4/2015  | 
A panel of influential women in the security industry will share their insights and identify resources for fostering professional development (and recruiting) of women in the field.
Dark Reading Launches Jobs Board
Commentary  |  8/4/2015  | 
New feature will help hiring companies and security job seekers find each other online.
Dark Reading Preps Week Of Show Coverage At Black Hat USA
Commentary  |  8/3/2015  | 
If you want to know what's happening in Las Vegas this week at Black Hat, Dark Reading's got the scoop.
Dark Reading News Desk Comes To You Live From Black Hat
Commentary  |  8/3/2015  | 
Live video coverage from Las Vegas Wednesday and Thursday
Breaking Honeypots For Fun And Profit
Commentary  |  8/3/2015  | 
As a concept, honeypots can be a powerful tool for detecting malware. But in the emerging field of cyber deception, theyre not up to the task of fooling attackers and getting our hands on their resources.


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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...

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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.

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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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