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SWIFT Toughens Customer Security With New Mandatory Rules
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Measures to include set of core safety standards and assurance framework requiring annual self-attestation by SWIFT members.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/28/2016
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Yahoo Sued By User Over 2014 Hacking
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New Yorker files lawsuit against Yahoo for recklessness and delay in uncovering hack of half a billion accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/27/2016
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Yahoo Breach: US Senator Seeks SEC Role In Probe
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Democrat Mark Warner asks US Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Yahoo completed obligations post breach discovery.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/27/2016
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10 Ways To Lock Down Third-Party Risk
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Experts share ideas for closing potential security holes that leave organizations open to attack.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 9/22/2016
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Rand Study: Average Data Breach Costs $200K, Not Millions
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Rand taps multiple data sources to calculate that cyber incidents cost firms a scant 0.4% of annual revenues, on average.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 9/21/2016
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San Bernardino iPhone Hack: Media Agencies Sue FBI For Vendor Details
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Associated Press and two others invoke Freedom of Information Act against the government seeking details of secret transaction.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/19/2016
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Uber, Dropbox, Other Tech Leaders Team Up To Boost Vendor Security
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Tech companies - including Uber, Dropbox, Twitter, and Docker - have joined forces to create the Vendor Security Alliance, which aims to vet vendor security practices.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 9/16/2016
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New Book Traces Obama Strategy To Protect America From Hackers, Terrorists & Nation States
Wilson Alexander, Writer, Student & AthleteCommentary
A review of Charlie Mitchell's 'Hacked: The Inside Story of Americas Struggle to Secure Cyberspace.'
By Wilson Alexander Writer, Student & Athlete, 9/12/2016
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3 Golden Rules For Managing Third-Party Security Risk
Linn Freedman, Chair, Data Privacy+Security practice, Robinson+ColeCommentary
Rule 1: know where your data sets are, which vendors have access to the data, and what privacy and security measures are in place.
By Linn Freedman Chair, Data Privacy+Security practice, Robinson+Cole, 9/1/2016
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Critical Infrastructure: The Next Cyber-Attack Target
Alex Campbell, Director, EY EMEIA Advisory Centre - CybersecurityCommentary
Power and utilities companies need a risk-centric cybersecurity approach to face coming threats.
By Alex Campbell Director, EY EMEIA Advisory Centre - Cybersecurity, 8/29/2016
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3 Takeaways From The HEI Hotels And Oracle MICROS Breaches
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attacks another reminder of the fragility of the US payment system.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/18/2016
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Hotel POS and Magstripe Cards Vulnerable to Attacks, Brute-Forcing
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Researchers from Rapid7 at DefCon will demonstrate vulnerabilities that allow attackers to turn point-of-sale devices into keyboards
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 8/2/2016
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3 Steps Towards Building Cyber Resilience Into Critical Infrastructure
Dana Pasquali, Cybersecurity Product Line Leader, GE Oil & GasCommentary
The integration of asset management, incident response processes and education is critical to improving the industrial control system cybersecurity landscape.
By Dana Pasquali Cybersecurity Product Line Leader, GE Oil & Gas, 8/2/2016
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HHS Penalizes Philadelphia Healthcare Organization For HIPAA Violation
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia agrees to pay $650,000 fine over 2014 data breach.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/27/2016
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Teslas Data Collection May Help In Autopilot Defense
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The automotive company can use its data collection software to fight liability if involved in Florida crash case, say lawyers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/21/2016
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National Governors Association Seeks Higher Profile on Cybersecurity
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
NGAs new chairman Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says states can play a pivotal role in cybersecurity, including emergency response, workforce development and protecting health care data.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 7/20/2016
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What SMBs Need To Know About Security But Are Afraid To Ask
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
A comprehensive set of new payment protection resources from the PCI Security Standards Council aims to help small- and medium-sized businesses make security a priority.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 7/14/2016
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EUs General Data Protection Regulation Is Law: Now What?
Kaushik Narayan, CTO, Skyhigh NetworksCommentary
Organizations have two years to prepare to act as borrowers, not owners, of customer data. Here are seven provisions of the new GPDR you ignore at your peril.
By Kaushik Narayan CTO, Skyhigh Networks, 7/12/2016
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Privacy Shield: Can the US Earn the EUs 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 wont be easy but its still a worthwhile effort.
By Peter Merkulov VP, Product Strategy & Technology Alliances, 6/20/2016
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How Secure is Secure? Tips For Investing In The Right Strategy
Pritesh Parekh, VP & Chief Security Officer, ZuoraCommentary
Business alignment, defense-in-depth and a phased approach are three principles to follow when building out a solid security program.
By Pritesh Parekh VP & Chief Security Officer, Zuora, 6/17/2016
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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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