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Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed
Alison Diana, Senior EditorCommentary
Johns Hopkins patient privacy violation didn't involve Google Glass or wearables but indicates why the healthcare industry must head off trouble with wearables in clinical settings.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/23/2014
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Summer Travel Cyber Security Tips For Government Employees
Jerry Irvine, Commentary
Vacationing as a government employee brings special security concerns. Follow these precautions to protect your devices and data on the beach and beyond.
By Jerry Irvine , 7/23/2014
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Payment Card Data Theft: Tips For Small Business
Chris Nutt, Director, Incident Response & Malware, MandiantCommentary
For small businesses looking to reduce their exposure to data theft the good news is the advantage of being small.
By Chris Nutt Director, Incident Response & Malware, Mandiant, 7/15/2014
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Cloud & The Fuzzy Math of Shadow IT
Krishna Narayanaswamy, Founder & Chief Scientist, NetskopeCommentary
Do you know how many cloud apps, on average, are running in your organization? The number is probably greater than you think.
By Krishna Narayanaswamy Founder & Chief Scientist, Netskope, 7/10/2014
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Dark Reading Radio: The Changing Role Of The CSO
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Why does the CSO report to the CIO? Join us for a panel discussion. Showtime is today, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., New York, 10 a.m., San Francisco.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 7/8/2014
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Florida Law Aims To Tighten Data Security
Alison Diana, Senior EditorCommentary
Florida's new data privacy law increases security accountability for all enterprises; healthcare providers could face greater burden to protect patients' personal information.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/7/2014
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Why Your Application Security Program May Backfire
Jeff Williams, CTO, Contrast SecurityCommentary
You have to consider the human factor when you’re designing security interventions, because the best intentions can have completely opposite consequences.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Contrast Security, 7/2/2014
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Internet Of Things: Current Privacy Policies Don't Work
Marc Loewenthal, Director, Promontory Financial GroupCommentary
Traditional ways to deliver privacy guidelines, such as online postings or click-through mechanisms, don't work with the Internet of Things.
By Marc Loewenthal Director, Promontory Financial Group, 6/30/2014
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NIST Security Guidance Revision: Prepare Now
Vincent Berk, Commentary
NIST 800-53 Revision 5 will likely put more emphasis on continuous monitoring. Don't wait until it arrives to close your security gaps.
By Vincent Berk , 6/16/2014
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BYOD: Build A Policy That Works
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingCommentary
To secure employee-owned smartphones and tablets, it takes a practical, enforceable set of guidelines.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/9/2014
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Government Advances Continuous Security Monitoring
Henry Kenyon, Commentary
DOD, DHS expect smart technologies will defend networks against common attacks, free IT personnel to deal with more dangerous threats.
By Henry Kenyon , 6/6/2014
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Compliance: The Surprising Gift Of Windows XP
Glenn S. Phillips, Commentary
The end of Windows XP will force organizations to properly reinvest in a modern and compliant desktop infrastructure that will be easier to maintain and secure.
By Glenn S. Phillips , 6/3/2014
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Healthcare IT Security Worse Than Retail, Study Says
Alison Diana, Senior EditorCommentary
Bad news for healthcare community: New study shows retailers like Target and eBay are more secure than many healthcare organizations.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 5/28/2014
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Government Hiring Practices Hamper Cybersecurity Efforts
Patience Wait, Commentary
Federal agencies find it difficult to hire unconventional but well-qualified talent to battle cyberattacks, experts say.
By Patience Wait , 5/20/2014
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Cisco CEO: U.S. Should Reform Surveillance Rules
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.comCommentary
Cisco CEO John Chambers says his company does not enable NSA spying, and that the U.S. government must establish proper policies.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 5/15/2014
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Government Surveillance Criticism Heats Up
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-LargeCommentary
As book on Snowden affair debuts, several organizations take steps to restrain the mass online surveillance that Snowden investigation exposed.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 5/14/2014
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Money, Skills, And Hired Guns: 2014 Strategic Security Survey
Michael A. Davis, Contributing EditorCommentary
Tight budgets. A manpower crunch. More -- and more sophisticated -- threats. Are you sure you're up to this?
By Michael A. Davis Contributing Editor, 5/12/2014
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A New Approach to Endpoint Security: Think ‘Positive’
Jason Sachowski, Sr. Manager, Security R&D, ScotiabankCommentary
It's time to move away from traditional blacklisting models that define what should be restricted and implicitly allow everything else.
By Jason Sachowski Sr. Manager, Security R&D, Scotiabank, 5/9/2014
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FTC Must Disclose Consumer Data Security Standards
William Jackson, Technology WriterCommentary
A company accused by the FTC of failing to provide adequate data security has the right to know the required security standards, administrative judge rules.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 5/8/2014
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Study: Many UK Retail, Financial Firms Still Don't Understand Security Risks
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Despite recent breaches, many UK retailers and financial firms haven't upgraded their online security strategies.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 5/8/2014
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CVE-2014-0103
Published: 2014-07-29
WebAccess in Zarafa before 7.1.10 and WebApp before 1.6 stores credentials in cleartext, which allows local Apache users to obtain sensitive information by reading the PHP session files.

CVE-2014-0475
Published: 2014-07-29
Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.20 allow context-dependent attackers to bypass ForceCommand restrictions and possibly have other unspecified impact via a .. (dot dot) in a (1) LC_*, (2) LANG, or other locale environment variable.

CVE-2014-2226
Published: 2014-07-29
Ubiquiti UniFi Controller before 3.2.1 logs the administrative password hash in syslog messages, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to obtains sensitive information via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2014-3541
Published: 2014-07-29
The Repositories component in Moodle through 2.3.11, 2.4.x before 2.4.11, 2.5.x before 2.5.7, 2.6.x before 2.6.4, and 2.7.x before 2.7.1 allows remote attackers to conduct PHP object injection attacks and execute arbitrary code via serialized data associated with an add-on.

CVE-2014-3542
Published: 2014-07-29
mod/lti/service.php in Moodle through 2.3.11, 2.4.x before 2.4.11, 2.5.x before 2.5.7, 2.6.x before 2.6.4, and 2.7.x before 2.7.1 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via an XML external entity declaration in conjunction with an entity reference, related to an XML External Entity (XXE) is...

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