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Cerber Fights Anti-Ransomware Tools
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Deception technology is the popular ransomware's latest target.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/16/2017
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Old Flaws, New Tricks: CVE-2017-0199 and PowerPoint Abuse
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers discover attackers are using a patched Microsoft vulnerability to abuse PowerPoint files and distribute malware.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/16/2017
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Websites Selling DDoS Services and Tools on the Rise in China
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers detect an increase in Chinese websites offering online DDoS services within the past six months.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/16/2017
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Insider Threats Loom Large for Security Pros
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Insider threats pose a greater challenge to security pros than external threats, according to a recent survey.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/16/2017
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The Day of Reckoning: Cybercrimes Impact on Brand
Tom Kellermann,  CEO & Cofounder, Strategic Cyber Ventures Commentary
Why the security industry needs to invest in architecture that defends against reputational damage as well as other, more traditional threats.
By Tom Kellermann CEO & Cofounder, Strategic Cyber Ventures , 8/16/2017
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Gartner: Cybersecurity Spending Worldwide to Hit $86.4 Billion This Year
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Security services sector still the fastest-growing segment, new forecast says.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/16/2017
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Discover a Data Breach? Try Compassion First
Daniel Schwalbe, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Farsight  Security, Inc.Commentary
The reactions to a big data breach often resemble the five stages of grief, so a little empathy is needed.
By Daniel Schwalbe Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Farsight Security, Inc., 8/16/2017
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Cloud Complexity Mandates Security Visibility
Tim Prendergast, Founder & CEO, Evident.io
The cloud is flexible, but security should be the top priority.
By Tim Prendergast Founder & CEO, Evident.io, 8/16/2017
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Server Management Software Discovered Harboring Backdoor
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
ShadowPad backdoor found embedded in a software product used by major organizations around the globe to manage their Linux, Windows, and Unix servers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/15/2017
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BEC Attacks Don't Always Require Sophistication
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Simple business email compromise scams can con companies out of huge sums of money and don't require much hacking or even social engineering know-how.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/15/2017
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Webroot Acquires Security Training Platform
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Endpoint security company snaps up the assets of Securecast in a move to build out a training program to test users' ability to recognize a phishing attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/15/2017
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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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IoT Medical Devices a Major Security Worry in Healthcare, Survey Shows
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Healthcare providers, manufacturers, and regulators say cybersecurity risks of IoT medical devices and connected legacy systems a top concern.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/15/2017
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Cybersecurity: The Responsibility of Everyone
Ger Daly & Kevin O'Brien, Senior Managing Director, Defense and Public  Safety, Accenture Global & Senior Managing Director,  Defense and Public Safety, Accenture GlobalCommentary
The battle against cybercrime can only be won if we're all focused on the same goals. Here are four ways you can get involved.
By Ger Daly & Kevin O'Brien Senior Managing Director, Defense and Public Safety, Accenture Global & Senior Managing Director, Defense and Public Safety, Accenture Global, 8/15/2017
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In Search of the Security Unicorn: Unified, Adaptive Defense
Amy James, Lead Portfolio Marketing Manager for Security, Juniper Networks
How enterprises can get an edge over innovative cybercriminals by creating a cycle of continual security posture adjustment within their own organizations.
By Amy James Lead Portfolio Marketing Manager for Security, Juniper Networks, 8/15/2017
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Amazon Tackles Security of Data in S3 Storage
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Amazon Macie is a new security service built to protect AWS S3 data from accidental leaks and breaches.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/14/2017
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Cybersecurity's Ceiling
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security spending and staffing are rising, but restrained resources are tempering market growth.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/14/2017
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WannaCry Hero Hutchins Pleads Not Guilty
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Lawyers for MalwareTech 'confident he will be fully vindicated.'
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/14/2017
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What CISOs Need to Know about the Psychology behind Security Analysis
Kumar Saurabh, CEO and co-founder of LogicHubCommentary
Bandwidth, boredom and cognitive bias are three weak spots that prevent analysts from identifying threats. Here's how to compensate.
By Kumar Saurabh CEO and co-founder of LogicHub, 8/14/2017
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HBO Offers Hackers $250,000 as 'Show Of Good Faith' on $6 Million Ransom Request
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The offer was reportedly designed to stall for time, with no plans to ever pay it.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/11/2017
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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.

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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.

The Impact of a Security Breach 2017
The Impact of a Security Breach 2017
Despite the escalation of cybersecurity staffing and technology, enterprises continue to suffer data breaches and compromises at an alarming rate. How do these breaches occur? How are enterprises responding, and what is the impact of these compromises on the business? This report offers new data on the frequency of data breaches, the losses they cause, and the steps that organizations are taking to prevent them in the future.
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