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New Citadel Attack Targets Password Managers
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
IBM researchers have found signs that the prolific data steal Trojan is now being used to attack widely used password managers.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/20/2014
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Enter The Digital Risk Officer
Nick Sanna, President, Digital Risk Management InstituteCommentary
In the brave new world of digital risk management, a CISO would report up to a DRO who manages risk from a business perspective and works with peers in business ops, compliance, and IT security.
By Nick Sanna President, Digital Risk Management Institute, 11/20/2014
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Killing Passwords: Don’t Get A-Twitter Over ‘Digits’
Dave Kearns, Analyst, Kuppinger-ColeCommentary
Twitter’s new service that eliminates passwords for authentication actually makes your mobile device less secure.
By Dave Kearns Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole, 11/19/2014
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Is Security Awareness Training Really Worth It?
Fahmida Y. Rashid, News
Experts weigh in on the value of end-user security training, and how to make education more effective.
By Fahmida Y. Rashid , 11/18/2014
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Why Cyber Security Starts At Home
Corey Nachreiner, Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Even the grandmas on Facebook need to know and practice basic security hygiene, because what happens anywhere on the Internet can eventually affect us all.
By Corey Nachreiner Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard Technologies, 11/17/2014
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The Enemy Who Is Us: DoD Puts Contractors On Notice For Insider Threats
Adam Firestone, President & GM, Kaspersky Government Security SolutionsCommentary
New rule requires US government contractors to gather and report information on insider threat activity on classified networks.
By Adam Firestone President & GM, Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, 11/13/2014
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How I Became A CISO: Jennings Aske, Nuance Communications
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
With the training of an attorney, the curiosity of an academic, and some fortuitous timing, Aske rode the compliance wave straight through to the CISO role.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/10/2014
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Most Effective CISOs Have Business Background, Says IBM Security Leader
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Knowing how to manipulate the corporate system is more important than techie cred.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/5/2014
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Ransomware Getting Easier For Both Bad Guys & Victims
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Ransomware operators can make a tidy living without much technical expertise or legwork.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/4/2014
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How I Became A CISO: Quinn Shamblin, Boston University
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The man now leading security for a major university first got the security bug when dealing in government secrets about nuclear power.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/3/2014
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Cyberspace Expands Threat Matrix
Patience Wait, News
National security experts warn there is no privacy or security any more.
By Patience Wait , 11/3/2014
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Cyber Security Law Vs. Partisan Politics
W. Hord Tipton, Commentary
Cyber security sometimes turns up as a campaign issue, but effective legislation has stalled. It's time for a rational approach to regaining trust in our digital world.
By W. Hord Tipton , 10/31/2014
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Welcome To My Cyber Security Nightmare
TK Keanini, CTO, LancopeCommentary
Happy Halloween. Here are three chilling scenarios that will keep even the most hardened infosec warrior awake all night.
By TK Keanini CTO, Lancope, 10/30/2014
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How I Became a CISO: Janet Levesque, RSA
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
RSA's newest chief information security officer says she landed the job because of her ability to build relationships, not a background in crypto or a pile of certs.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/27/2014
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Incident Response: Is Your IR Plan A Glorified Phone Tree?
Kerstyn Clover, Attack & Defense Team ConsultantCommentary
Training internal security teams to be first responders can drastically improve an organization's effectiveness in the wake of a data breach. Here's why.
By Kerstyn Clover Attack & Defense Team Consultant, 10/23/2014
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How To Become A CISO, Part 1
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Think you're ready for the top job? Here's part 1 of a series to help you land that prime chief information security officer position.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/20/2014
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Insider Threats: Breaching The Human Barrier
Christopher Hadnagy, Founder & CEO, Social-Engineer, Inc.Commentary
A company can spend all the money it has on technical solutions to protect the perimeter and still not prevent the attack that comes from within.
By Christopher Hadnagy Founder & CEO, Social-Engineer, Inc., 10/20/2014
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This Week In 60 Seconds: Google Phones, Mobile Trading & More
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, InteropCommentary
Our one-minute video wrap-up looks at mobile trading, new Nexus smartphones, tablets from Google, and other hot stories.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop, 10/18/2014
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Security Education K Through Life
W. Hord Tipton, Commentary
InfoSec professionals of the future need access to the right education and tools early on and throughout their entire work life.
By W. Hord Tipton , 10/10/2014
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2 Tech Challenges Preventing Online Voting In US
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new report explains that online voting in the US is a matter of "if, not when," but problems of anonymity and verifiability must be solved first.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/9/2014
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CVE-2014-4807
Published: 2014-11-22
Sterling Order Management in IBM Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite 9.3.0 before FP8 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a '\0' character.

CVE-2014-6183
Published: 2014-11-22
IBM Security Network Protection 5.1 before 5.1.0.0 FP13, 5.1.1 before 5.1.1.0 FP8, 5.1.2 before 5.1.2.0 FP9, 5.1.2.1 before FP5, 5.2 before 5.2.0.0 FP5, and 5.3 before 5.3.0.0 FP1 on XGS devices allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary commands via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2014-8626
Published: 2014-11-22
Stack-based buffer overflow in the date_from_ISO8601 function in ext/xmlrpc/libxmlrpc/xmlrpc.c in PHP before 5.2.7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code by including a timezone field in a date, leading to improper XML-RPC encoding...

CVE-2014-8710
Published: 2014-11-22
The decompress_sigcomp_message function in epan/sigcomp-udvm.c in the SigComp UDVM dissector in Wireshark 1.10.x before 1.10.11 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted packet.

CVE-2014-8711
Published: 2014-11-22
Multiple integer overflows in epan/dissectors/packet-amqp.c in the AMQP dissector in Wireshark 1.10.x before 1.10.11 and 1.12.x before 1.12.2 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted amqp_0_10 PDU in a packet.

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