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Insider Threat Fear Greater Than Ever, Survey Shows
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
More than half of security pros say insider threat incidents have become more frequent in the past 12 months.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/29/2017
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Privacy Babel: Making Sense of Global Privacy Regulations
Dimitri Sirota, Founder & CEO of BigIDCommentary
Countries around the world are making their own privacy laws. How can a global company possibly keep up?
By Dimitri Sirota Founder & CEO of BigID, 3/29/2017
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Dutch Parliament Website Suffers Ransomware Attack
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Hackers, suspected to belong to Turkish groups, continue to target Dutch websites.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/29/2017
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To Gain Influence, CISOs Must Get Security's Human Element Right
Rocco Grillo, Cyber Resilience Leader at Stroz FriedbergCommentary
Focusing on certain elements of security in isolation can cause a false sense of security.
By Rocco Grillo Cyber Resilience Leader at Stroz Friedberg, 3/29/2017
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Commercial IoT: Big Trouble in Small Devices
Stuart Bailey, CTO, Open Data Group, Board Member, Tempered NetworksCommentary
There are endless scenarios where hackers could wreak havoc on the industrial Internet of Things. Theres also a readily available solution called HIP.
By Stuart Bailey CTO, Open Data Group, Board Member, Tempered Networks, 3/28/2017
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How Identity Deception Increases the Success of Ransomware
Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at AgariCommentary
As scammers hone their skills, their handiwork looks more credible to intended victims, making a successful ransomware scam more likely.
By Markus Jakobsson Chief Scientist at Agari, 3/28/2017
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Jail Time Set for Two More Members of Global Telecom Fraud Scheme
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Ramon Batista and Farintong Calderon have been sentenced to 75 months and 36 months in prison, respectively.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/28/2017
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Two Israeli Youths May Be Charged for vDOS Operation
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Israeli authorities prepare to accuse two 18-year-olds for the online attack service, which caused $1.65 million in losses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/28/2017
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FBI: Attackers Targeting Anonymous FTP Servers in Healthcare
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The FBI warns medical and dental organizations of cybercriminals targeting anonymous FTP servers to steal personal health data.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/27/2017
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Cybercriminals Exploit March Madness Frenzy
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Users are clicking on dubious links to stream matches and exposing confidential data to hackers, says Zscaler.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/27/2017
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Apple: Mac, iPhone Bugs That CIA Allegedly Exploited Were Fixed Years Ago
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
New WikiLeaks data dump describes "Sonic Screwdriver," other CIA exploits for Mac desktops and iPhones
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/24/2017
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Intro to Cyber Insurance: 7 Questions to Ask
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Buying a cyber insurance policy can be complex and difficult. Make sure you're asking these questions as you navigate the process.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/24/2017
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Sandia Testing New Intrusion Detection Tool That Mimics Human Brain
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Neuromorphic Data Microscope can spot malicious patterns in network traffic 100 times faster than current tool, lab claims.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/24/2017
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Prioritizing Threats: Why Most Companies Get It Wrong
Michael A. Davis, CTO of CounterTackCommentary
To stay safer, focus on multiple-threat attack chains rather than on individual threats.
By Michael A. Davis CTO of CounterTack, 3/24/2017
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5 Ways CISOs Could Work Better with Their Cyber Insurers
Pascal Millaire, Vice President at Symantec and General Manager of the  Cyber Insurance GroupCommentary
Risk management has become increasingly important, making it crucial companies have good relationships with their insurance company.
By Pascal Millaire Vice President at Symantec and General Manager of the Cyber Insurance Group, 3/23/2017
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US May Charge North Korea in Bangladesh Bank Cybertheft
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The potential case accuses North Korea, and suspected Chinese middlemen, of spearheading an $81-million theft from Bangladesh Bank.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/23/2017
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Russian Man Pleads Guilty for Role in Citadel Malware Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Russian national Mark Vartanyan pleads guilty in US federal court following his December 2016 extradition from Norway.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/23/2017
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Google, Jigsaw Offer Free Cyber Protection to Election Sites
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Protect Your Election package from Google and Jigsaw includes password alert and two-step verification for candidates and campaigns.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/22/2017
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New Yorkers See 60% Rise in Data Breaches in 2016
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced his office received nearly 1,300 data breaches in 2016, a 60% increase over 2015.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/22/2017
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Malware Explained: Packer, Crypter & Protector
Pieter Arntz, Malware Intelligence Researcher, Malwarebytes
These three techniques can protect malware from analysis. Heres how they work.
By Pieter Arntz Malware Intelligence Researcher, Malwarebytes, 3/22/2017
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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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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.

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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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