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To Gain Influence, CISOs Must Get Security's Human Element Right
Rocco Grillo, Cyber Resilience Leader at Stroz FriedbergCommentary
Focusing on certain elements of security in isolation can cause a false sense of security.
By Rocco Grillo Cyber Resilience Leader at Stroz Friedberg, 3/29/2017
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Cloud Security: New Research Says IT Pros Still Skittish
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Respondents complain in two studies that traditional security tools dont work in the cloud, and cant deliver visibility across multiple cloud environments.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/29/2017
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Commercial IoT: Big Trouble in Small Devices
Stuart Bailey, CTO, Open Data Group, Board Member, Tempered NetworksCommentary
There are endless scenarios where hackers could wreak havoc on the industrial Internet of Things. Theres also a readily available solution called HIP.
By Stuart Bailey CTO, Open Data Group, Board Member, Tempered Networks, 3/28/2017
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How Identity Deception Increases the Success of Ransomware
Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at AgariCommentary
As scammers hone their skills, their handiwork looks more credible to intended victims, making a successful ransomware scam more likely.
By Markus Jakobsson Chief Scientist at Agari, 3/28/2017
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Symantec Seeks to Quell CA Customer Concerns over Google Warning
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Exec at Symantec spells out what company will do if Google follows through on its proposed plans to degrade trust in Symantec certs.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/27/2017
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This Week On Dark Reading: Event Calendar
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
Ransomware remediation and recovery this week, with clouds on the horizon.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/27/2017
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40% of Discarded Digital Devices Contain Personal Data
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
NAID study of 250 devices in resale markets found tablets contained the most recoverable personal information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/27/2017
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Cybercriminals Exploit March Madness Frenzy
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Users are clicking on dubious links to stream matches and exposing confidential data to hackers, says Zscaler.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/27/2017
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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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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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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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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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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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US-CERT Warns That HTTPS Inspection Tools Weaken TLS
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Turns out that man-in-the-middling your own traffic isn't the safest way to look for man-in-the-middle attacks.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/16/2017
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DoJ Indicts Russian FSB Officers and Cybercriminals in Yahoo Breach
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Russian intelligence officials hired renowned cybercriminals to do their bidding in massive hacks that compromised Yahoo, Gmail, and other email accounts of millions of people in the US, Russia, elsewhere.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/15/2017
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Trust Begins With Layer 1 Encryption
Hector Menendez, Product Marketing Manager, IP/Optical Networks, NokiaCommentary
In todays distributed environment, cloud and communication service providers can play a key role in providing organizations with a scalable and secure platform for the connection of everything to everything. Heres how.
By Hector Menendez Product Marketing Manager, IP/Optical Networks, Nokia, 3/15/2017
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60% of Businesses Mistakenly Sent out Sensitive Documents
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Some 43% of organizations say they lack widely understood policies for securing internal documents.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/14/2017
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7 Things You Need to Know about Bayesian Spam Filtering
Pieter Arntz, Malware Intelligence Researcher, Malwarebytes
Knowing how spam filters work can clarify how some messages get through, and how your own emails can avoid being caught.
By Pieter Arntz Malware Intelligence Researcher, Malwarebytes, 3/14/2017
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Awareness Training Can Help Quell Ransomware Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
53 percent of organizations fall victim to ransomware, despite multiple technological defenses; but the right awareness training brings that infection rate down significantly, KnowBe4 study finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/14/2017
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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...

Published: 2015-10-15
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.

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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.

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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