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Escalating Cyberattacks Threaten US Healthcare Systems
Rick Kam and Larry Ponemon, Rick Kam, President & Co-founder, ID Experts & Larry Ponemon, Chairman & Founder, Ponemon InstituteCommentary
Electronic health records are prime targets because healthcare organizations lack the resources, processes, and technologies to protect them. And it’s only going to get worse.
By Rick Kam and Larry Ponemon Rick Kam, President & Co-founder, ID Experts & Larry Ponemon, Chairman & Founder, Ponemon Institute, 5/27/2015
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Google: Account Recovery Security Questions Not Very Secure
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
An analysis of millions of answers to security questions show many are predictable and easily guessable, says Google.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/22/2015
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5 Signs Credentials In Your Network Are Being Compromised
Idan Tendler, CEO, FortscaleCommentary
Where should you start to keep ahead of attackers using insiders to steal corporate secrets or personal identifiable information? Check out these common scenarios.
By Idan Tendler CEO, Fortscale, 5/20/2015
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Deconstructing Mobile Fraud Risk
Subbu Sthanu, Director, Mobile Security & Application Security, IBMCommentary
Today’s enterprise security solutions don’t do enough to manage BYOD risk, credit card theft and the reputational damage resulting from a major data breach.
By Subbu Sthanu Director, Mobile Security & Application Security, IBM, 5/5/2015
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As Malware Surges, U.S. Remains Biggest Source of Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The country leads others in malicious IP, URLs and phishing sites.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/24/2015
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Cybersecurity: Don’t Bank On It With 3rd Parties
Greg Dickinson, CEO, HiperosCommentary
Not knowing that a contractor’s employee had access to system passwords is not a valid excuse when your client’s records are stolen.
By Greg Dickinson CEO, Hiperos, 4/24/2015
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Behavioral Biometrics On The Rise At RSA Conference
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Harder to spoof and easier on users, behavioral biometrics may be bigger than passwords soon.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/23/2015
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So, You 'Don’t Believe In' Security Education?
Joe Ferrara,  President & CEO, Wombat Security TechnologiesCommentary
You're in the minority for a reason. Here's why.
By Joe Ferrara President & CEO, Wombat Security Technologies, 4/7/2015
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The Good & Bad Of BYOD
Michele Chubirka, Security ArchitectCommentary
BYOD has very little to do with technology and everything to do with security, organizational politics, and human psychology.
By Michele Chubirka Security Architect, 4/3/2015
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8 Identity & Access Metrics To Manage Breach Risks
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Measurables for improving security posture around access controls.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/2/2015
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British Airways The Latest Loyalty Program Breach Victim
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Who needs to steal credit cards when you can get airfare and luxury items for free?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/30/2015
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The Internet Of Bring-Your-Own Things
David Lindner, Global Practice Manager, Mobile Application Security Services, Aspect SecurityCommentary
Devices and interconnected systems are finding a foothold not only in our homes but in mainstream organizations. Here are three tips to mitigate the risk.
By David Lindner Global Practice Manager, Mobile Application Security Services, Aspect Security, 3/25/2015
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New Secure Online Check-Out Tech Goes For Less Friction, More Biometrics
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
BioCatch, Zumigo, and Alibaba release tools to help merchants avoid those pesky charge-back costs.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/24/2015
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Worst Sports-Related Passwords
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
March Madness and Spring Training underway. NFL draft and NBA playoffs soon to come. Your users may be even more tempted than ever to create some of these bad sports-related passwords
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/23/2015
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Context: Finding The Story Inside Your Security Operations Program
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye.Commentary
What’s missing in today’s chaotic, alert-driven incident response queue is the idea of a narrative that provides a detailed understanding of how an attack actually unfolds.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye., 3/23/2015
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The Clinton Email Kerfuffle & Shadow IT
Ojas Rege, VP Strategy, MobileIronCommentary
For security pros the issue is not government transparency. It's the fact that users, regardless of seniority, will always pick convenience over security.
By Ojas Rege VP Strategy, MobileIron, 3/20/2015
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Windows 10 Eliminates Passwords
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Microsoft is bringing more personalization and security features to Windows 10, including biometric authentication to unlock a device.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/17/2015
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Yahoo's One-Time Passwords Have Security Experts Divided
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Better protection from keyloggers, but you'd better not lose your phone, Yahoo users.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/16/2015
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DroppedIn Vuln Links Victims' Androids To Attackers' DropBoxes
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
DropBox released a patch quick, but unpatched vulnerable Android apps that use the DropBox SDK may let attackers open up a two-way highway between victim Droids and their own Boxes.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/11/2015
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Second Look: Data Security In A Hybrid Cloud
Bill Kleyman, Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
Today’s big cloud providers were built around an architecture for hosting and securing data. They will continue to thrive, only by keeping your workloads safe.
By Bill Kleyman Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies, 3/9/2015
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CVE-2014-9710
Published: 2015-05-27
The Btrfs implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.19 does not ensure that the visible xattr state is consistent with a requested replacement, which allows local users to bypass intended ACL settings and gain privileges via standard filesystem operations (1) during an xattr-replacement time windo...

CVE-2014-9715
Published: 2015-05-27
include/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_extend.h in the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.14.5 uses an insufficiently large data type for certain extension data, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via outbound network traffic that trig...

CVE-2015-1157
Published: 2015-05-27
CoreText in Apple iOS 8.x through 8.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (reboot and messaging disruption) via crafted Unicode text that is not properly handled during display truncation in the Notifications feature, as demonstrated by Arabic characters in (1) an SMS message or (2)...

CVE-2015-2666
Published: 2015-05-27
Stack-based buffer overflow in the get_matching_model_microcode function in arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel_early.c in the Linux kernel before 4.0 allows context-dependent attackers to gain privileges by constructing a crafted microcode header and leveraging root privileges for write access to t...

CVE-2015-2830
Published: 2015-05-27
arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S in the Linux kernel before 3.19.2 does not prevent the TS_COMPAT flag from reaching a user-mode task, which might allow local users to bypass the seccomp or audit protection mechanism via a crafted application that uses the (1) fork or (2) close system call, as demonstrate...

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