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Windows 'DoubleAgent' Attack Turns AV Tools into Malware
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Zero-day attack exploits a legitimate process in Windows, according to Cybellum; AV vendors downplay threat.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/22/2017
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Google, Jigsaw Offer Free Cyber Protection to Election Sites
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Protect Your Election package from Google and Jigsaw includes password alert and two-step verification for candidates and campaigns.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/22/2017
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New Yorkers See 60% Rise in Data Breaches in 2016
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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced his office received nearly 1,300 data breaches in 2016, a 60% increase over 2015.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/22/2017
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Malware Explained: Packer, Crypter & Protector
Pieter Arntz, Malware Intelligence Researcher, Malwarebytes
These three techniques can protect malware from analysis. Heres how they work.
By Pieter Arntz Malware Intelligence Researcher, Malwarebytes, 3/22/2017
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Phishing Your Employees for Schooling & Security
Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Your education program isn't complete until you test your users with fake phishing emails.
By Corey Nachreiner Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies, 3/22/2017
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Future of the SIEM
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Current SIEM systems have flaws. Here's how the SIEM's role will change as mobile, cloud, and IoT continue to grow.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/22/2017
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The True State of DevSecOps
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Automation improving, but security needs to find ways to slide into DevOps workflow and toolchain.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/21/2017
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New Metasploit Extension Available for Testing IoT Device Security
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
RFTransceiver extension for the Metasploit Hardware Bridge API will let organizations detect and scan wireless devices operating outside 802.11 spec.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/21/2017
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Hacked Sites Up By 32% in 2016 Over 2015, Says Google
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Webmasters should register on Search Console for hack notifications, advises the company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/21/2017
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Report: OilRig' Attacks Expanding Across Industries, Geographies
James Carder, CISO & VP, LogRhythm Labs, LogRhythm, Inc.Commentary
Malware targets Middle Eastern airlines, government, financial industries and critical infrastructure with a simple but powerful backdoor created by infected Excel files attached to phishing emails.
By James Carder CISO & VP, LogRhythm Labs, LogRhythm, Inc., 3/21/2017
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Cisco Issues Advisory on Flaw in Hundreds of Switches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Vulnerability was discovered in WikiLeaks recent data dump on CIAs secret cyber-offensive unit.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/21/2017
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3,000 Industrial Plants Per Year Infected with Malware
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Targeted industrial control systems-themed malware is less prevalent yet persistent, including one variant posing as Siemens PLC firmware that has been in action since 2013, researchers find.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/21/2017
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Getting Beyond the Buzz & Hype of Threat Hunting
Kyle Wilhoit, Senior Security Researcher, DomainToolsCommentary
When harnessed properly, threat hunting can be one of the most useful techniques for finding attackers in your network. But it wont happen overnight.
By Kyle Wilhoit Senior Security Researcher, DomainTools, 3/20/2017
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New Wave of Security Acquisitions Signals Start of Consolidation Trend
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
A dozen recent high-profile deals reflect cybersecurity vendors' hopes of expanding their offerings with next-generation technology, ideas, and talent.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/20/2017
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Secrets of a Highly Productive CIO-CISO Relationship
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The dynamic between CIOs and CISOs has evolved along with the technology. How can they ensure they're on the same page while driving value?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/20/2017
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Star Trek-Themed Ransomware Demands New Crypto-Currency
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Kirk ransomware comes in guise of stress-testing tool and demands 50 Monero ($1,100) to unlock.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/20/2017
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Bug Bounty Programs are Growing Up Fast and Paying More
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
As more organizations crowdsource the vulnerability-hunting of their software, the process itself has become more formal, as well as more lucrative for researchers.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/20/2017
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IRS Warns Taxpayers of Email Scams
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The IRS, along with state tax agencies and the tax industry, urge people to be wary of phishing email scams.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/20/2017
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Secret Service Agents Laptop With Clinton Hack Probe Details Stolen
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The laptop, taken from Brooklyn, also contains information on Trump Tower floor and evacuation plans.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/20/2017
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New MagikPOS Malware Targets Point-of-Sale Systems In US & Canada
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Malware uses a remote access Trojan to sniff out potential victims first, Trend Micro says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/17/2017
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