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7 Steps to Transforming Yourself into a DevSecOps Rockstar
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Security practitioners at one education software firm offer lessons learned from merging DevOps with security.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/23/2017
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5 Ways CISOs Could Work Better with Their Cyber Insurers
Pascal Millaire, Vice President at Symantec and General Manager of the  Cyber Insurance GroupCommentary
Risk management has become increasingly important, making it crucial companies have good relationships with their insurance company.
By Pascal Millaire Vice President at Symantec and General Manager of the Cyber Insurance Group, 3/23/2017
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LastPass Fixes Serious Security Flaw in Chrome, Firefox Extensions
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Password manager LastPass creates a workaround for a serious vulnerability affecting browser extensions in Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/23/2017
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US May Charge North Korea in Bangladesh Bank Cybertheft
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The potential case accuses North Korea, and suspected Chinese middlemen, of spearheading an $81-million theft from Bangladesh Bank.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/23/2017
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Russian Man Pleads Guilty for Role in Citadel Malware Attacks
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Russian national Mark Vartanyan pleads guilty in US federal court following his December 2016 extradition from Norway.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/23/2017
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20 Million Mobile Devices at High Risk of Attack, Study Finds
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Meanwhile, a separate report by Google says half of all Android devices didn't install a single security update in 2016.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/23/2017
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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
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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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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.

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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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