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The Blind Spot Between The Cloud & The Data Center
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
Ask most enterprise security analysts responsible for detection and response about their visibility into identity access risks and you’re likely to get some confused looks. Here’s why.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 6/27/2016
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Internet Of Things & The Platform Of Parenthood
Don Bailey, Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse SecurityCommentary
A new father’s musings on the problems with securing embedded systems, and why there are so few incentives for architecting trustworthy IoT technology from the ground up.
By Don Bailey Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse Security, 6/23/2016
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Carbonite Is Latest Victim Of Password Reuse Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Back-up services provider asks users to reset passwords, claims hackers used details from earlier breached websites.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/23/2016
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5 Tips For Making Data Privacy Part Of The Company’s Culture
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Common sense steps organizations can take to protect corporate data.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 6/22/2016
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Microsoft Rolls Out New Data Classification And Security Service
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers BureauNews
Azure Information Protection the first-fruit of Microsoft's acquisition of Secure Islands.
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 6/22/2016
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Bangladesh Bank To Meet With NY Fed Over Pilfered $81 Million
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Meeting next month to focus on speedy recovery of the money -- most of which has disappeared into Philippine casinos.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/22/2016
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Acer's Website Hacked, Customer Data Stolen
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Tech firm says details compromised include names, addresses, credit card numbers, and security codes.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/21/2016
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5 Tips For Staying Cyber-Secure On Your Summer Vacation
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM AmericasNews
Stick with mobile payment apps and carrier networks when traveling. And don't broadcast your plans or locations via social media.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas, 6/20/2016
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Privacy Shield: Can the US Earn the EU’s Trust Post Apple vs. FBI?
Peter Merkulov, VP, Product Strategy & Technology AlliancesCommentary
Rebuilding the privacy framework for data transfer between the US and its European trading partners won’t be easy but it’s still a worthwhile effort.
By Peter Merkulov VP, Product Strategy & Technology Alliances, 6/20/2016
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US, China Agree To Set Up A Cyber Hotline
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Cooperative efforts between US, China on cybersecurity are moving slowly, with set-up of temporary email addresses listed as a key achievement.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2016
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Symantec’s Purchase of Blue Coat Fills Critical Product Gap, Interim President Says
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Combined business will have a product portfolio that is wide enough to address all threat vectors, Ajei Gopal says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/16/2016
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Cisco Invests $10 Million To Tackle Cybersecurity Talent Gap
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers BureauNews
The company’s Global Cybersecurity Scholarship program is looking to diversify the talent pool by working with veterans, women and those early in their careers.
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 6/14/2016
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Symantec To Spend $4.65 Billion On Blue Coat
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Deal will reportedly make company the world’s largest enterprise security business by revenues, but some in infosec industry are concerned.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/14/2016
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5 Soft Skills Young Cybersecurity Professionals Need to Get Ahead
Todd Thibodeaux, President & CEO, CompTIACommentary
Today’s employers aren’t looking for recruits who can maintain firewalls and mitigate risk. They want well-rounded professionals who can apply security expertise across the business to yield bottom-line results.
By Todd Thibodeaux President & CEO, CompTIA, 6/14/2016
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Self-Service Password Reset & Social Engineering: A Match Made In Hell
Jackson Shaw, Senior Director, Product Management, Dell SecurityCommentary
A sad tale of how hackers compromised a CEO’s corporate account by trolling Facebook and LInkedin for answers to six common authentication questions. (And how to avoid that happening to you)
By Jackson Shaw Senior Director, Product Management, Dell Security, 6/13/2016
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Twitter Says Its Servers Were Not Breached
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Account details leaked are from other hacked websites, claims the social media tool.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/13/2016
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27% Of Corporate-Connected Apps Are Risky
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Number of apps up by 30x, with many asking for sensitive connections to enterprise.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/13/2016
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IoT Security: Onus On Developers, Security Researchers
Daniel Riedel, CEO, New ContextCommentary
Security teams and DevOps need to team up on 'lean security' processes that make safety a top priority before a product reaches the market.
By Daniel Riedel CEO, New Context, 6/11/2016
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Biggest Attacks Of 2016 (So Far)
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
An attack against a Ukraine power grid and major upticks in ransomware dominate the headlines in this Dark Reading mid-year report.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/10/2016
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Singapore To Cut Internet Access For Government Computers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
To counter cyberattacks, 100,000 computers will be taken offline next May.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/10/2016
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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...

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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.

CVE-2015-5660
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.

CVE-2015-6003
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.

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