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Deconstructing The Challenges Of Software Assurance For Connected Cars
Anna Chiang, Technical Marketing Manager, Perforce SoftwareCommentary
Ensuring software security in the auto industry will entail careful attention to all aspects of software development: design, coding standards, testing, verification and run-time assurance.
By Anna Chiang Technical Marketing Manager, Perforce Software, 9/28/2015
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FTC v. Wyndham: ‘Naughty 9’ Security Fails to Avoid
Jason Straight, Senior VP & Chief Privacy Officer, UnitedLexCommentary
The Federal Trade Commission’s fair trade suit against Wyndham hotels offers insight into the brave new world of cybersecurity regulation of consumer data.
By Jason Straight Senior VP & Chief Privacy Officer, UnitedLex, 9/25/2015
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Information Security Lessons From Literature
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye.Commentary
How classic themes about listening, honesty, and truthfulness can strengthen your organization’s security posture, programs and operations.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye., 9/15/2015
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What Ashley Madison Can Teach The Rest Of Us About Data Security
Mohan Koo, CEO & Co-founder, Dtex SystemsCommentary
For a company whose offering can best be described as discretion-as-a-service, using anything less than state-of-the-art threat detection capabilities is inexcusable.
By Mohan Koo CEO & Co-founder, Dtex Systems, 9/10/2015
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The Security Of Applications And CISOs' Sanity, With Veracode's Chris Wysopal
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Veracode's Chris Wysopal visits the Dark Reading News Desk at Black Hat to discuss application security, what CISOs' top priorities are, and what they should be.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/27/2015
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Cybersecurity Under FTC Authority: What Does it Mean?
Tom Kellermann, Chief Cybersecurity Office, Trend MicroCommentary
Consumers can now expect the same level of security and privacy in the digital realm as they do in the physical.
By Tom Kellermann Chief Cybersecurity Office, Trend Micro, 8/27/2015
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FTC to Black Hat Attendees: Help Us Make Good Tech Policy
Fahmida Y. Rashid, Contributing Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The FTC’s chief technologist made a direct appeal to security, privacy, and technology communities to get involved and help shape tech laws and policies.
By Fahmida Y. Rashid Contributing Editor, Dark Reading, 8/12/2015
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Defending Industrial Ethernet Switches Is Not Easy, But Doable
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers BureauNews
Attacks and vulnerabilities against ICS and SCADA can be detected and monitored if operational folks know their network infrastructure.
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 8/6/2015
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Poor Priorities, Lack Of Resources Put Enterprises At Risk, Security Pros Say
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingNews
In Black Hat survey, security professionals say misplaced enterprise priorities often leave them without the time and budget they need to address the most critical threats.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 7/15/2015
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PCI Update Paves Way For Expanding Point-to-Point Encryption
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Move appears designed mainly for large organizations and big-box retailers looking to lock down payment card security.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/1/2015
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Why We Need In-depth SAP Security Training
Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen, CTO, OnapsisCommentary
SAP and Oracle are releasing tons of patches every month, but are enterprises up to this complex task? I have my doubts.
By Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen CTO, Onapsis, 7/1/2015
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Getting To Yes: Negotiating Technology Innovation & Security Risk
Tsion Gonen , Chief Strategy Office, Gemalto, Identity & Data ProtectionCommentary
As enterprises look for ways to leverage the cloud, mobility, Big Data, and social media for competitive advantage, CISOs can no longer give blanket refusals to IT experimentation.
By Tsion Gonen Chief Strategy Office, Gemalto, Identity & Data Protection, 6/30/2015
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4 Ways Cloud Usage Is Putting Health Data At Risk
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A huge shadow IT problem is just one of the risks of uncontrolled cloud usage in healthcare organizations, new study shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/26/2015
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FireEye Report Prompts Reported SEC Probe Of FIN4 Hacking Gang
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Security vendor's report from last year had warned about group targeting insider data from illegal trading.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/25/2015
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Survival Tips For The Security Skills Shortage
Nimmy Reichenberg, VP of Strategy, AlgoSecCommentary
No matter how you slice it, creating a security professional with 10 years of experience takes, well, 10 years. Here are six suggestions for doing more with less.
By Nimmy Reichenberg VP of Strategy, AlgoSec, 6/12/2015
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Firewalls Sustain Foundation of Sound Security
Jody Brazil, Founder and CEO of FireMonCommentary
Simply put, organizations that cannot maintain rigid firewall enforcement are more likely to be compromised.
By Jody Brazil Founder and CEO of FireMon, 6/10/2015
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Security Metrics: It’s All Relative
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye.Commentary
What a haircut taught me about communicating the value of security to executives and non-security professionals.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye., 6/9/2015
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Escalating Cyberattacks Threaten US Healthcare Systems
Rick Kam and Larry Ponemon, Rick Kam, President & Co-founder, ID Experts & Larry Ponemon, Chairman & Founder, Ponemon InstituteCommentary
Electronic health records are prime targets because healthcare organizations lack the resources, processes, and technologies to protect them. And it’s only going to get worse.
By Rick Kam and Larry Ponemon Rick Kam, President & Co-founder, ID Experts & Larry Ponemon, Chairman & Founder, Ponemon Institute, 5/27/2015
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Deconstructing Mobile Fraud Risk
Subbu Sthanu, Director, Mobile Security & Application Security, IBMCommentary
Today’s enterprise security solutions don’t do enough to manage BYOD risk, credit card theft and the reputational damage resulting from a major data breach.
By Subbu Sthanu Director, Mobile Security & Application Security, IBM, 5/5/2015
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7 In 10 Businesses Struggle To Sustain PCI Compliance
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Maintaining PCI compliance is a bigger challenge that achieving it for many companies, Verizon study finds.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/12/2015
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Published: 2015-10-02
Buffer overflow in Canary Labs Trend Web Server before 9.5.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted TCP packet.

Published: 2015-10-02
Cisco NX-OS 6.0(2)U6(0.46) on N3K devices allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (temporary SNMP outage) via an SNMP request for an OID that does not exist, aka Bug ID CSCuw36684.

Published: 2015-10-02
Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA) 8.5.6-106 and 9.6.0-042 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (file-descriptor consumption and device reload) via crafted HTTP requests, aka Bug ID CSCuw32211.

Published: 2015-10-01
lxc-start in lxc before 1.0.8 and 1.1.x before 1.1.4 allows local container administrators to escape AppArmor confinement via a symlink attack on a (1) mount target or (2) bind mount source.

Published: 2015-10-01
kernel_crashdump in Apport before 2.19 allows local users to cause a denial of service (disk consumption) or possibly gain privileges via a (1) symlink or (2) hard link attack on /var/crash/vmcore.log.

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