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Kill Chain & the Internet of Things
Ofer Amitai, CEO, PortnoxCommentary
IoT things such as security cameras, smart thermostats and wearables are particularly easy targets for kill chain intruders, but a layered approach to security can help thwart an attack.
By Ofer Amitai CEO, Portnox, 4/20/2017
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Google Won't Trust Symantec and Neither Should You
Mike Baukes, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, UpGuardCommentary
As bad as this controversy is for Symantec, the real damage will befall the company and individual web sites deemed untrustworthy by a Chrome browser on the basis of a rejected Symantec certificate.
By Mike Baukes Co-Founder & Co-CEO, UpGuard, 4/19/2017
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Intrusion Suppression:' Transforming Castles into Prisons
Tom Kellermann,  CEO & Cofounder, Strategic Cyber Ventures Commentary
How building cybersecurity structures that decrease adversaries dwell time can reduce the damage from a cyberattack.
By Tom Kellermann CEO & Cofounder, Strategic Cyber Ventures , 4/18/2017
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6 New Security Startups Named to MACH37 Spring Cohort
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
The companies selected this year include technical talent that draws from Silicon Valley to Hungary and Western Europe.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 4/15/2017
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Health Savings Account Fraud: The Rapidly Growing Threat
Vitali Kremez, Director of Research, FlashpointCommentary
As income tax season comes to a close, financially-motivated cybercriminals are honing new tactics for monetizing medical PII.
By Vitali Kremez Director of Research, Flashpoint, 4/14/2017
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FAFSA Tool Taken Offline After Breach Report
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Personal data of 100,000 taxpayers compromised after IRS students financial aid tool hacked.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2017
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Tax Deadline Leads to Heightened Phishing Email Activities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
IRS warns tax professionals to watch out for phishing email scams attempting to steal user credentials.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/3/2017
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The Business of Security: How your Organization Is Changing beneath You
John B. Dickson, CISSP,  Principal, Denim GroupCommentary
And why its your job to change with it and skate where the puck is headed.
By John B. Dickson CISSP, Principal, Denim Group, 3/30/2017
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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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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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Symantec Seeks to Quell CA Customer Concerns over Google Warning
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Exec at Symantec spells out what company will do if Google follows through on its proposed plans to degrade trust in Symantec certs.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/27/2017
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New Wave of Security Acquisitions Signals Start of Consolidation Trend
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
A dozen recent high-profile deals reflect cybersecurity vendors' hopes of expanding their offerings with next-generation technology, ideas, and talent.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/20/2017
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FBI Chief Calls for United Fight Against Cybercrime
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James Comey stresses the need to address encryption challenges faced by law enforcement.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/10/2017
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Securing Todays 'Elastic Attack Surface'
Amit Yoran, Chairman & CEO, Tenable Network SecurityCommentary
The foundation of good cybersecurity is knowing your network. But as organizations embrace new technologies, that simple task has gotten incredibly difficult.
By Amit Yoran Chairman & CEO, Tenable Network Security, 3/9/2017
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9 Phishing Lures that Could Hijack your 2017 Tax Refund
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Scammers are taking an aggressive approach to tax season this year, packing attachments and links with banking Trojans, and fairly new strains of ransomware.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/9/2017
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New Yorks Cyber Regulations: How to Take Action & Whos Next
Prakash Linga, CTO & Co-founder of VeraCommentary
Even if your company isnt directly subject to these new rules, you can assume that the approach will be adopted by regulatory agencies at home and abroad eventually.
By Prakash Linga , 3/6/2017
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How to Use & Share Customer Data without Damaging Trust
Steve Shoaff, Chief Product Officer, Ping IdentityCommentary
These five tips for protecting consumer privacy will ensure that your customers will stay customers for the long run.
By Steve Shoaff Chief Product Officer, Ping Identity, 3/3/2017
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Voice Biometrics Prone To Error, Study Shows
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
New research shows the need for a holistic solution to authentication, not just voice biometrics alone.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/20/2017
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Why Identity Has Become A Top Concern For CSOs
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
Seven of the world's top security leaders share their fears and challenges around the critical new role of identity in the fight against cyber adversaries.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 2/14/2017
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National Security, Regulation, Identity Top Themes At Cloud Security Summit
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Gen. Keith Alexander gives Trump a thumbs-up and Cloud Security Alliance releases a new application.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/13/2017
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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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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.

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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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