Kelly Jackson Higgins

Profile of Kelly Jackson Higgins

Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Member Since: 3/12/2014
News & Commentary Posts: 2759
Comments: 62

Kelly Jackson Higgins is Executive Editor at She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise Magazine, CommunicationsWeek, Virginia Business magazine, and other major media properties. Jackson Higgins was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Journalists in the US. She began her career as a sports writer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and earned her BA at The College of William & Mary. Follow her on Twitter @kjhiggins.

Articles by Kelly Jackson Higgins

The Rebirth Of Endpoint Security

A slew of startups and veteran security firms are moving toward proactive and adaptive detection and mitigation for securing the endpoint. But few enterprises are ready to pull the antivirus plug.

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Gen. Colin Powell: 'Triage' The Cyber Threats

In a keynote at FireEye Cyber Defense Summit, the retired Army General and former Secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also weighed in on the controversy over Hillary Clinton's private email server.

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CISOs Caught In A Catch-22

Chief information security officers are considered 'accountable' for breaches while not always in charge of all infosec strategy and purchases, new report shows.

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Java Back In The Bullseye

Adobe Flash may be all the attack rage lately, but Oracle's new pile of patches -- including one for an 0day spotted in the wild -- highlight how Java remains an attractive target.

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What You Probably Missed In Verizon's Latest DBIR

Tune in to Dark Reading Radio at 1pm ET/11am Pacific on Wednesday, June 24, when Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report co-author Marc Spitler discusses some of the possibly lesser-noticed nuggets in the industry's popular report on real-world attacks.

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4 Unsolved Mysteries About Duqu 2.0

Several key questions remain surrounding the nation-state attack targeting intel at Kaspersky Lab, international participants at the Iranian nuclear negotiations, and other organizations.

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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...

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.

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.

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.

Published: 2015-10-15
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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