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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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6 Ways The Sony Hack Changes Everything
John B. Dickson, CISSP,  Principal, Denim GroupCommentary
Security in a post-Sony world means that a company's very survival in the wake of a cyber attack is more of a concern than ever before.
By John B. Dickson CISSP, Principal, Denim Group, 3/11/2015
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Second Look: Data Security In A Hybrid Cloud
Bill Kleyman, VP of Strategy and InnovationCommentary
Today’s big cloud providers were built around an architecture for hosting and securing data. They will continue to thrive, only by keeping your workloads safe.
By Bill Kleyman VP of Strategy and Innovation, 3/9/2015
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Anthem Refuses To Let Inspector General Conduct Full Security Audit
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A ‘Building Code’ For Internet of Things Security, Privacy
Greg Shannon, Ph.D., chair, IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative & Chief Scientist, CERT Division, Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering InstituteCommentary
In the fast-emerging IoT, medical device safety is reaching a critical juncture. Here are three challenges InfoSec professionals should begin to think about now.
By Greg Shannon Ph.D., chair, IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative & Chief Scientist, CERT Division, Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, 3/4/2015
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Compliance & Security: A Race To The Bottom?
Kevin E. Greene, Software Assurance Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology DirectorateCommentary
Compliance is meaningless if organizations don’t use it as a starting point to understand and mitigate risks within their environment.
By Kevin E. Greene Software Assurance Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, 3/3/2015
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Box Giving Customers Control Over Encryption Keys
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Box says they've eliminated the last major barrier to cloud adoption, even in highly regulated organizations.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/10/2015
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Anthem Breach Prompts New York To Conduct Cybersecurity Reviews Of All Insurers
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Meanwhile, Anthem victims are now being harassed by scammers trying to collect even more personal information.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/9/2015
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A Mere 8 Days After Breach, Anthem Healthcare Notifies Customers
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Was the data encrypted in storage? Investigators aren't saying, but they hint that it wouldn't matter either way.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/5/2015
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Obama Calls For 30-Day Breach Notification Policy For Hacked Companies
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
But chances of this becoming a mandatory national breach notification law are no sure thing, even in the wake of the past year's high-profile hacks, experts say.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/12/2015
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How PCI DSS 3.0 Can Help Stop Data Breaches
Troy Leach and Christopher Strand, Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council & Senior Director of Compliance, Bit9Commentary
New Payment Card Industry security standards that took effect January 1 aim to replace checkmark mindsets with business as usual processes. Here are three examples.
By Troy Leach and Christopher Strand Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council & Senior Director of Compliance, Bit9, 12/23/2014
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CVE-2015-1950
Published: 2015-07-01
IBM PowerVC Standard Edition 1.2.2.1 through 1.2.2.2 does not require authentication for access to the Python interpreter with nova credentials, which allows KVM guest OS users to discover certain PowerVC credentials and bypass intended access restrictions via unspecified Python code.

CVE-2015-1951
Published: 2015-07-01
IBM Maximo Asset Management 7.1 through 7.1.1.13, 7.5.0 before 7.5.0.8 IFIX001, and 7.6.0 before 7.6.0.0 IFIX005 does not prevent caching of HTTPS responses, which allows physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive local-cache information by leveraging an unattended workstation.

CVE-2015-1967
Published: 2015-07-01
MQ Explorer in IBM WebSphere MQ before 8.0.0.3 does not recognize the absence of the compatibility-mode option, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by sniffing the network for a session in which TLS is not used.

CVE-2014-9734
Published: 2015-06-30
Directory traversal vulnerability in the Slider Revolution (revslider) plugin before 4.2 for WordPress allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the img parameter in a revslider_show_image action to wp-admin/admin-ajax.php.

CVE-2014-9735
Published: 2015-06-30
The ThemePunch Slider Revolution (revslider) plugin before 3.0.96 for WordPress and Showbiz Pro plugin 1.7.1 and earlier for Wordpress does not properly restrict access to administrator AJAX functionality, which allows remote attackers to (1) upload and execute arbitrary files via an update_plugin a...

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