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5 Steps to Success for New CISOs
Nik Whitfield, Computer Scientist & Security Technology EntrepreneurCommentary
You've been hired to make an impact. These tips can help set you up for continued success.
By Nik Whitfield Computer Scientist & Security Technology Entrepreneur, 9/19/2018
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Security Teams
Gary Golomb, Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake SecurityCommentary
Security requires smart people, processes, and technology. Too often, the "people" portion of the PPT equation is neglected.
By Gary Golomb Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake Security, 9/17/2018
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Russian National Extradited for 2014 JP Morgan Hack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Andrei Tyurin was arrested for his involvement in a hacking campaign targeting US financial institutions, financial news publishers, brokerage firm, and other companies.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/10/2018
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DevOps Demystified: A Primer for Security Practitioners
John B. Dickson, CISSP,  Principal, Denim GroupCommentary
Key starting points for those still struggling to understand the concept.
By John B. Dickson CISSP, Principal, Denim Group, 9/10/2018
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Mozilla Taps Former Google Exec as it Rethinks Privacy
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
News of the recent hire closely follows Mozilla's decision to block trackers in its Firefox browser by default.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/4/2018
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Why Automation Will Free Security Pros to Do What They Do Best
Roy Katmor, CEO & Co-Founder, enSiloCommentary
There are three reasons today's security talent pool is neither scalable nor effective in addressing the rapid evolution of cyberattacks.
By Roy Katmor CEO & Co-Founder, enSilo, 8/31/2018
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Lessons From the Black Hat USA NOC
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
The conference's temporary network operations center provides a snapshot of what is possible when a variety of professionals work together.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/30/2018
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4 Benefits of a World with Less Privacy
Reg Harnish, CEO, GreyCastle SecurityCommentary
The privacy issue is a problem for a lot of people. I see it differently.
By Reg Harnish CEO, GreyCastle Security, 8/30/2018
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Why CISOs Should Make Friends With Their CMOs
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
A partnership between IT security and marketing could offer many benefits to each group and to the entire enterprise.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/27/2018
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How to Gauge the Effectiveness of Security Awareness Programs
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure MentemCommentary
If you spend $10,000 on an awareness program and expect it to completely stop tens of millions of dollars in losses, you are a fool. If $10,000 prevents $100,000 in loss, that's a 10-fold ROI.
By Ira Winkler CISSP, President, Secure Mentem, 8/21/2018
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Proving ROI: How a Security Road Map Can Sway the C-Suite
Jo-Ann Smith, Director of Technology Risk Management and Data Privacy at  AbsoluteCommentary
When executives are constantly trying to cut the fat, CISOs need to develop a flexible structure to improve baseline assessments and target goals, tactics, and capabilities. Here's how.
By Jo-Ann Smith Director of Technology Risk Management and Data Privacy at Absolute, 8/21/2018
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Data Privacy Careers Are Helping to Close the IT Gender Gap
Dana Simberkoff, Chief Risk, Privacy, and Information Security Officer, AvePoint, Inc.Commentary
There are three main reasons why the field has been more welcoming for women. Can other tech areas step up?
By Dana Simberkoff Chief Risk, Privacy, and Information Security Officer, AvePoint, Inc., 8/20/2018
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Make a Wish: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Managing Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Certification, endpoint security, 2FA, phishing, and PII were among the themes and puns offered by readers in our latest cartoon caption competition. And the winners are ...
By Marilyn Cohodas Managing Editor, Dark Reading, 8/18/2018
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Leveraging the Power of your End-Users Human Cognition
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Cofense CEO Rohyt Belani makes a case for more aggressively leveraging the unique ability of your most perceptive and well-trained end-users to help you more quickly spot and stop email threats.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Overcoming 'Security as a Silo' with Orchestration and Automation
Jen Andre, Senior Director at Rapid7Commentary
When teams work in silos, the result is friction and miscommunication. Automation changes that.
By Jen Andre Senior Director at Rapid7, 8/16/2018
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The Data Security Landscape Is Shifting: Is Your Company Prepared?
Francis Dinha, CEO & Co-Founder of OpenVPNCommentary
New ways to steal your data (and profits) keep cropping up. These best practices can help keep your organization safer.
By Francis Dinha CEO & Co-Founder of OpenVPN, 8/13/2018
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Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2018
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Watch here Wednesday and Thursday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET to see over 40 live video interviews straight from the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/9/2018
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Shadow IT: Every Company's 3 Hidden Security Risks
Adam Marre,  Information Security Operations Leader, QualtricsCommentary
Companies can squash the proliferation of shadow IT if they listen to employees, create transparent guidelines, and encourage an open discussion about the balance between security and productivity.
By Adam Marre Information Security Operations Leader, Qualtrics, 8/7/2018
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IT Managers: Are You Keeping Up with Social-Engineering Attacks?
Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder, Ponemon Institute, and 3M Privacy ConsultantCommentary
Increasingly sophisticated threats require a mix of people, processes, and technology safeguards.
By Larry Ponemon Chairman and Founder, Ponemon Institute, and 3M Privacy Consultant, 8/6/2018
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Power Grid Security: How Safe Are We?
Cameron Camp, ESET Security ResearcherCommentary
Experiencing a power outage? It could have been caused by a hacker or just a squirrel chewing through some equipment. And that's a problem.
By Cameron Camp ESET Security Researcher, 8/2/2018
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CVE-2018-3914
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
An exploitable stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the retrieval of database fields in the video-core HTTP server of the Samsung SmartThings Hub STH-ETH-250 - Firmware version 0.20.17. The strcpy call overflows the destination buffer, which has a size of 2000 bytes. An attacker can s...
CVE-2018-3915
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
An exploitable stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the retrieval of database fields in the video-core HTTP server of the Samsung SmartThings Hub STH-ETH-250 - Firmware version 0.20.17. The strcpy call overflows the destination buffer, which has a size of 64 bytes. An attacker can sen...
CVE-2018-11240
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
An issue was discovered on SoftCase T-Router build 20112017 devices. There are no restrictions on the 'exec command' feature of the T-Router protocol. If the command syntax is correct, there is code execution both on the other modem and on the main servers. This is fixed in production builds as of S...
CVE-2018-11241
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
An issue was discovered on SoftCase T-Router build 20112017 devices. A remote attacker can read and write to arbitrary files on the system as root, as demonstrated by code execution after writing to a crontab file. This is fixed in production builds as of Spring 2018.
CVE-2018-16784
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
DedeCMS 5.7 SP2 allows XML injection, and resultant remote code execution, via a "<file type='file' name='../" substring.