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Nine Years Later, IT Security Is Even More Important To Business
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingCommentary
As Dark Reading celebrates its ninth year of publication, the security industry prepares for its next round of evolution.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 5/1/2015
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Dyre Trojan Adds New Sandbox-Evasion Feature
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
New tactic makes it that much harder to detect, says Seculert.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/1/2015
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RSA Highlighted Impending IoT Troubles
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Same mistakes made all over again with a new technology game changer, but the stakes are higher this time.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/28/2015
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Note To Vendors: CISOs Donít Want Your Analytical Tools
Rick Gordon, Managing Partner, Mach37 Cyber AcceleratorCommentary
What they need are solutions that deliver prioritized recommendations and confidence in the analytical rigor behind those recommendations to take meaningful action.
By Rick Gordon Managing Partner, Mach37 Cyber Accelerator, 4/28/2015
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As Malware Surges, U.S. Remains Biggest Source of Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The country leads others in malicious IP, URLs and phishing sites.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/24/2015
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Defense Secretary Outlines New Cybersecurity Strategy
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Russian hackers were caught infiltrating unclassified military networks earlier this year, he said.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/24/2015
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Cybersecurity: Donít Bank On It With 3rd Parties
Greg Dickinson, CEO, HiperosCommentary
Not knowing that a contractorís employee had access to system passwords is not a valid excuse when your clientís records are stolen.
By Greg Dickinson CEO, Hiperos, 4/24/2015
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From The RSA Keynote Stage, Day Two
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A 9-year-old CEO hacker, a record-breaking swimmer, and a variety of ideas about data-driven security hit the RSA stage.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/22/2015
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ĎGolden Hourí Incident Response Agility
Torry Campbell, Chief Technical Officer of Endpoint and Management at Intel Security
Security leaders must encourage and integrate data, processes, and controls to facilitate comprehension and investment of precious human capital in higher-level tasks.
By Torry Campbell Chief Technical Officer of Endpoint and Management at Intel Security, 4/22/2015
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The Bad News For Infosec In The Target Settlement
Giora Engel, VP Product & Strategy, LightCyberCommentary
The legal argument behind the $10 million Class Action lawsuit and subsequent settlement is a gross misrepresentation of how attackers operate.
By Giora Engel VP Product & Strategy, LightCyber, 4/22/2015
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Bank Botnets Continue to Thrive One Year After Gameover Zeus Takedown
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Features on new botnets suggest attackers have learned from the lessons of takedown.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/22/2015
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Zero-Day Malvertising Attack Went Undetected For Two Months
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at Malwarebytes tracked stealthy attack campaign that infected some major websites with malicious ads harboring ransomware.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/21/2015
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Virginia Forms First State-Level Cyberthreat Intel-Sharing Organization
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced Virginia's new Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO).
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/21/2015
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Health Insurersí Digital Footprint Widening Attack Surface
Peter Zavlaris, Analyst, RiskIQCommentary
Insurers are ripe targets for attackers since theyíre efficient concentrators of every kind of data needed for identity theft, credit card and insurance fraud. Hereís proof.
By Peter Zavlaris Analyst, RiskIQ, 4/21/2015
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DHS: Most Organizations Need Improvement In Managing Security Risk
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers BureauCommentary
At a Department of Homeland Security Summit, government and corporate security teams are taken to task for failing to address critical issues of software assurance, testing and lifecycle support.
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 4/20/2015
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Inside the 4 Most Common Threat Actor Tools
 Dr. Chase Cunningham, Head of Threat Intelligence, FireHostCommentary
How do you prevent your environment from becoming the next target? Turn the tables on your attackers.
By Dr. Chase Cunningham Head of Threat Intelligence, FireHost, 4/17/2015
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7 Deadly Sins That Get Users Hacked
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
How users and their endpoints are leveraged by the bad guys to eventually find their way to critical data
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/16/2015
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Breach Defense Playbook
Ryan Vela  , Regional Director for General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions (GDFidelis)
How to be smart about defending against your next attack.
By Ryan Vela Regional Director for General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions (GDFidelis), 4/16/2015
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Harnessing The Power Of Cyber Threat Intelligence
Stu Solomon,  VP, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, iSIGHT PartnersCommentary
Here are six real-world examples of how changing your modus operandi from reactive to proactive can drive rapid response to the threats that matter.
By Stu Solomon VP, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, iSIGHT Partners, 4/16/2015
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Why Standardized Threat Data Will Help Stop the Next Big Breach
Bill Nelson, President & CEO, Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and CEO, SoltraCommentary
Adopting industry standards for threat intelligence will reduce a lot of the heavy lifting and free cyber security first responders to focus on what they do best.
By Bill Nelson President & CEO, Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and CEO, Soltra, 4/15/2015
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CVE-2015-0714
Published: 2015-05-02
Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Cisco Finesse Server 10.0(1), 10.5(1), 10.6(1), and 11.0(1) allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified parameters, aka Bug ID CSCut53595.

CVE-2014-3598
Published: 2015-05-01
The Jpeg2KImagePlugin plugin in Pillow before 2.5.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted image.

CVE-2014-8361
Published: 2015-05-01
The miniigd SOAP service in Realtek SDK allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted NewInternalClient request.

CVE-2015-0237
Published: 2015-05-01
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) Manager before 3.5.1 ignores the permission to deny snapshot creation during live storage migration between domains, which allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (prevent host start) by creating a long snapshot chain.

CVE-2015-0257
Published: 2015-05-01
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) Manager before 3.5.1 uses weak permissions on the directories shared by the ovirt-engine-dwhd service and a plugin during service startup, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading files in the directory.

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