Where Do Security Vulnerabilities Come From?
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 NetworksCommentary
There are three major causes: code quality, complexity, and trusted data inputs.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 9/22/2017
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The Hunt for IoT: The Rise of Thingbots
Sara Boddy, Principal Threat Research EvangelistCommentary
Across all of our research, every indication is that todays "thingbots" botnets built exclusively from Internet of Things devices will become the infrastructure for a future Darknet.
By Sara Boddy Principal Threat Research Evangelist, 9/14/2017
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CIO or C-Suite: To Whom Should the CISO Report?
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 NetworksCommentary
Five reasons why the chief information security officer needs to get out from under the control of IT.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 9/7/2017
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Phishing for Your Information: How Phishers Bait Their Hooks
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 NetworksCommentary
A treasure trove of PII from social networks and the public Internet is there for the taking.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 8/31/2017
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How Quantum Computing Will Change Browser Encryption
David Holmes, World-Wide Security Evangelist, F5Commentary
From a protocol point of view, were closer to a large-scale quantum computer than many people think. Heres why thats an important milestone.
By David Holmes World-Wide Security Evangelist, F5, 8/24/2017
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How to Avoid the 6 Most Common Audit Failures
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 NetworksCommentary
In a security audit, the burden is on you to provide the evidence that youve done the right things.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 8/17/2017
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6 Ways CISOs Can Play a Role in Selling Security
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 NetworksCommentary
When customers ask tough questions about data security, business service resilience, privacy, regulatory, and reputational risk its best to remain upbeat and positive. Heres how.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 8/10/2017
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Fight 'Credential Stuffing' with a New Approach to Authorization
Michael Koyfman, Senior Global Security Solution Architect, F5 NetworksCommentary
Token-based authorization that lets users prove their identity through Facebook, Google, or Microsoft credentials can dramatically reduce your attack surface and give enterprises a single point of control.
By Michael Koyfman Senior Global Security Solution Architect, F5 Networks, 8/3/2017
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Can Your Risk Assessment Stand Up Under Scrutiny?
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 NetworksCommentary
Weak risk assessments have gotten a pass up until now, but that may be changing.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 7/27/2017
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Profile of a Hacker: The Real Sabu
David Holmes, World-Wide Security Evangelist, F5Commentary
There are multiple stories about how the capture of the infamous Anonymous leader Sabu went down. Heres one, and another about what he is doing today.
By David Holmes World-Wide Security Evangelist, F5, 7/20/2017
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The Hunt for Networks Building Death Star-Sized Botnets
Sara Boddy, Principal Threat Research EvangelistCommentary
Internet of Things devices are more critically vulnerable to compromise in DDos attacks than ever before. Heres how to defend against them.
By Sara Boddy Principal Threat Research Evangelist, 7/13/2017
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Doxing, DoS & Defacement: Todays Mainstream Hacktivism Tools
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 NetworksCommentary
Anyone can get angry at you and become a hacktivist. Heres how to protect your organization from these increasingly common cyber attacks.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 6/29/2017
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Talking Cyber-Risk with Executives
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 NetworksCommentary
Explaining risk can be difficult since CISOs and execs dont speak the same language. The key is to tailor your message for the audience.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 6/23/2017
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Cyber Insurance: Read the Fine Print!
Sara Boddy, Principal Threat Research EvangelistCommentary
Applying for insurance is a grueling process involving detailed questionnaires and lengthy technical interviews that can still leave you without an adequate safety net.
By Sara Boddy Principal Threat Research Evangelist, 6/15/2017
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Will Deception as a Defense Become Mainstream?
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 NetworksCommentary
If your organization has the right resources, deception strategies offer a powerful way to slow down and entrap potential intruders.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 6/8/2017
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DNS Is Still the Achilles Heel of the Internet
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 NetworksCommentary
Domain Name Services is too important to do without, so we better make sure its reliable and incorruptible
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 6/1/2017
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1.9 Billion Data Records Exposed in First Half of 2017
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  9/20/2017
Get Serious about IoT Security
Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, Fortinet,  9/20/2017
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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.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
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.