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Time to Pull an Uber and Disclose your Data Breach Now
Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist, ThycoticCommentary
There is never a good time to reveal a cyber attack. But with EU's GDPR looming, the fallout is only going to get harder and more expensive if you wait.
By Joseph Carson Chief Security Scientist, Thycotic, 11/22/2017
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We're Still Not Ready for GDPR? What is Wrong With Us?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
The canary in the coalmine died 12 years ago, the law went into effect 19 months ago, but many organizations still won't be ready for the new privacy regulations when enforcement begins in May.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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'Goldilocks' Legislation Aims to Clean up IoT Security
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks
The proposed Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 is not too hard, not too soft, and might be just right.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 11/9/2017
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How Law Firms Can Make Information Security a Higher Priority
Tom Cross, Chief Technology Officer of OPAQ NetworksCommentary
Lawyers always have been responsible for protecting their clients' information, but that was a lot easier to do when everything was on paper. Here are four best practices to follow.
By Tom Cross Chief Technology Officer of OPAQ Networks, 11/8/2017
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What's Next after the SEC 'Insider Trading' Breach?
David L. Axelrod and Terence M. Grugan, Partner, Ballard SpahrCommentary
Last month's hack of the Securities and Exchange Commission may prove to be the most high-profile corporate gatekeeper attack to date. But it definitely won't be the last.
By David L. Axelrod and Terence M. Grugan Partner, Ballard Spahr, 10/19/2017
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What's Next After HTTPS: A Fully Encrypted Web?
Guy Podjarny, CEO & Cofounder, SnykCommentary
As the rate of HTTPS adoption grows faster by the day, it's only a matter of time before a majority of websites turn on SSL. Here's why.
By Guy Podjarny CEO & Cofounder, Snyk, 10/18/2017
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GDPR Compliance: 5 Early Steps to Get Laggards Going
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
If you're just getting on the EU General Data Protection Regulation bandwagon, here's where you should begin.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/16/2017
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GDPR Concerns Include 'Where's My Data Stored?'
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
European data protection regulations are coming like a freight train and many firms are still unprepared.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/11/2017
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Central Banks Propose Better Inter-Bank Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Institutions from the world's largest economies want to improve security following abuse of inter-bank messaging and payment systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/28/2017
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GDPR & the Rise of the Automated Data Protection Officer
Terry Ray, Chief Technology Officer, ImpervaCommentary
Can artificial intelligence and machine learning solve the skills shortage as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation deadline approaches?
By Terry Ray Chief Technology Officer, Imperva, 9/19/2017
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Cloud Security's Shared Responsibility Is Foggy
Ben Johnson, Co-founder and CTO, Obsidian SecurityCommentary
Security is a two-way street. The cloud provider isn't the only one that must take precautions.
By Ben Johnson Co-founder and CTO, Obsidian Security, 9/14/2017
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If Blockchain Is the Answer, What Is the Security Question?
Duncan Jones, Head of Skunkworks, Thales e-SecurityCommentary
Like any technology, blockchain has its strengths and weaknesses. But debunking three common myths can help you cut through the hype.
By Duncan Jones Head of Skunkworks, Thales e-Security, 9/8/2017
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Is Your Organization Merely PCI-Compliant or Is It Actually Secure?
Jeff Hussey, President & CEO, Tempered NetworksCommentary
The Host Identity Protocol might be the answer to inadequate check-the-box security standards.
By Jeff Hussey President & CEO, Tempered Networks, 9/6/2017
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International Firms Struggle to Adapt as China's Cybersecurity Law Takes Shape
Kaelyn Lowmaster, Principal Analyst at One World IdentityCommentary
After the release of new guidelines on critical information infrastructure, international companies are still searching for clarity on how to comply with the country's new cyber regime.
By Kaelyn Lowmaster Principal Analyst at One World Identity, 8/31/2017
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New York's Historic FinSec Regulation Covers DDoS, Not Just Data
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Starting today, New York banks and insurers must report to authorities within 72 hours on any security event that has a 'reasonable likelihood' of causing material harm to normal operations.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/28/2017
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GDPR Compliance Preparation: A High-Stakes Guessing Game
Peter Merkulov, VP, Product Strategy & Technology AlliancesCommentary
It's difficult to tell if your company is meeting the EU's data privacy and security standards -- or US standards, for that matter.
By Peter Merkulov VP, Product Strategy & Technology Alliances, 8/24/2017
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How To Avoid Legal Trouble When Protecting Client Data
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Attorneys discuss how cybersecurity consultants can manage conflicts between e-discovery demands and client agreements.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/21/2017
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20 Tactical Questions SMB Security Teams Should Ask Themselves
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRACommentary
Or why it pays for small- and medium-sized businesses to plan strategically but act tactically.
By Joshua Goldfarb Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRA, 8/15/2017
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Risky Business: Why Enterprises Cant Abdicate Cloud Security
John Moynihan, President, Minuteman GovernanceCommentary
It's imperative for public and private sector organizations to recognize the essential truth that governance of data entrusted to them cannot be relinquished, regardless of where the data is maintained.
By John Moynihan President, Minuteman Governance, 8/7/2017
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Can Your Risk Assessment Stand Up Under Scrutiny?
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks
Weak risk assessments have gotten a pass up until now, but that may be changing.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 7/27/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.