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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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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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'APT-On-APT' Action
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New spin on the cyber espionage attack: spies hacking other spies for information.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/14/2015
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Police Pay Off Ransomware Operators, Again
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Law enforcement agencies are proving to be easy marks -- but are they any worse than the rest of us?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/14/2015
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Verizon DBIR: Mobile Devices Not A Factor In Real-World Attacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report shows most attacks affect a secondary victim, the average cost of a data breach is just 58 cents per stolen record -- and attackers are not going after mobile en masse.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/14/2015
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Chinese Nation-State Hackers Give Up Attack Campaign
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
It worked on Hurricane Panda. Can APT30 and other organized cyberespionage groups also be convinced that an attack campaign isn't worth the trouble?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/13/2015
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Better Together: Network Operations & Infosec
Steve Riley, Technical Leader, Office of the CTO, Riverbed TechnologyCommentary
Getting networking and information security teams together in the same room is a critical step for companies that want to build a continuous information security culture.
By Steve Riley Technical Leader, Office of the CTO, Riverbed Technology, 4/13/2015
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Apple Patches 'Darwin Nuke,' Other Security Flaws With New OS Releases
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Denial-of-service flaw discovered by researchers at Kaspersky Lab could affect Apple users' corporate networks.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/10/2015
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Insider Threats: Focus On The User, Not The Data
Daniel Velez, Insider Threat Operations, Raytheon Cyber ProductsCommentary
Global cybersecurity spending will hit almost $77 billion in 2015, so why are there more high-profile leaks than ever?
By Daniel Velez Insider Threat Operations, Raytheon Cyber Products, 4/10/2015
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Solving the Right Problem: Stop Adversaries, Not Just Their Tools
Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdStrikeCommentary
A malware-centric strategy is mere childís play against todayís sophisticated adversaries. Hereís why.
By Dmitri Alperovitch Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdStrike, 4/9/2015
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AlienSpy A More Sophisticated Version Of The Same Old RATs
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The AlienSpy remote access Trojan bears a resemblance to Frutas, Adwind, and Unrecom, say researchers at Fidelis.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/8/2015
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Russian Hackers Breached White House Via US State Department
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Attackers who recently breached the US State Department compromised an unclassified White House system by sending spearphishing messages from a hijacked State Department email account, officials say.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/8/2015
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5 Reasons You 'Better Call Saul' To Protect Corporate Data
Corey Nachreiner, Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
These pop-culture lessons from the entertaining Breaking Bad spinoff will make security awareness training both fun and effective.
By Corey Nachreiner Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard Technologies, 4/8/2015
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3 Internet Of Things Devices That Threaten More Than Your Data
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Veracode study of IoT devices show how vulnerabilities in our always-on households can have dire real-world consequences.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/7/2015
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So, You 'Donít Believe In' Security Education?
Joe Ferrara,  President & CEO, Wombat Security TechnologiesCommentary
You're in the minority for a reason. Here's why.
By Joe Ferrara President & CEO, Wombat Security Technologies, 4/7/2015
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CVE-2015-1701
Published: 2015-04-21
Unspecified vulnerability in Microsoft Windows before 8 allows local users to gain privileges via unknown vectors, as exploited in the wild in April 2015.

CVE-2015-2041
Published: 2015-04-21
net/llc/sysctl_net_llc.c in the Linux kernel before 3.19 uses an incorrect data type in a sysctl table, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory or possibly have unspecified other impact by accessing a sysctl entry.

CVE-2015-2042
Published: 2015-04-21
net/rds/sysctl.c in the Linux kernel before 3.19 uses an incorrect data type in a sysctl table, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory or possibly have unspecified other impact by accessing a sysctl entry.

CVE-2015-0702
Published: 2015-04-20
Unrestricted file upload vulnerability in the Custom Prompts upload implementation in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8.6(1.9) allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code by using the languageShortName parameter to upload a file that provides shell access, aka Bug ID CSCus95712.

CVE-2015-0703
Published: 2015-04-20
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the administrative web interface in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8.6(1.9) allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors, aka Bug ID CSCus95857.

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