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Oracle Product Rollout Underscores Need for Trust in the Cloud
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Oracle updates its Identity SOC and management cloud with security tools to verify and manage users trusted with access to cloud-based data and applications.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/11/2017
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Gartner: IT Security Spending to Reach $96 Billion in 2018
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Identity access management and security services to drive worldwide spending growth.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/8/2017
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We're Still Not Ready for GDPR? What is Wrong With Us?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
The canary in the coalmine died 12 years ago, the law went into effect 19 months ago, but many organizations still won't be ready for the new privacy regulations when enforcement begins in May.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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Who Am I? Best Practices for Next-Gen Authentication
Seth Ruden, Senior Fraud Consultant, ACI WorldwideCommentary
By their very nature, antiquated, static identifiers like Social Security numbers and dates of birth are worse than passwords.
By Seth Ruden Senior Fraud Consultant, ACI Worldwide, 11/15/2017
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Inhospitable: Hospitality & Dinings Worst Breaches in 2017
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Hotels and restaurants are in the criminal crosshairs this year.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/8/2017
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How Law Firms Can Make Information Security a Higher Priority
Tom Cross, Chief Technology Officer of OPAQ NetworksCommentary
Lawyers always have been responsible for protecting their clients' information, but that was a lot easier to do when everything was on paper. Here are four best practices to follow.
By Tom Cross Chief Technology Officer of OPAQ Networks, 11/8/2017
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How I Infiltrated a Fortune 500 Company with Social Engineering
Joe Gray, Enterprise Security Consultant at Sword & Shield  Enterprise SecurityCommentary
Getting into the company proved surprisingly easy during a contest. Find out how to make your company better prepared for real-world attacks.
By Joe Gray Enterprise Security Consultant at Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, 11/7/2017
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When Ransomware Strikes: 7 Steps You Can Take Now to Prepare
Patrick Hill, Atlassian SRE Solutions LeadCommentary
Ransomware is still on the rise. These operational tips can help lessen the blow if you're hit.
By Patrick Hill Atlassian SRE Solutions Lead, 11/6/2017
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10 Mistakes End Users Make That Drive Security Managers Crazy
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Here's a list of common, inadvertent missteps end users make that can expose company data.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/2/2017
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Will New Ownership Open New Opportunities for Digital Cert Vendors?
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Francisco Partners acquires majority stake in Comodo CA; DigiCert completes purchase of Symantec's SSL cert business.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/1/2017
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Preventing Credential Theft: A Security Checklist for Boards
Rinki Sethi, Senior Director of Security Operations and Strategy of  Palo Alto NetworksCommentary
Board members pose a unique risk for business, but proper planning helps.
By Rinki Sethi Senior Director of Security Operations and Strategy of Palo Alto Networks, 10/30/2017
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Why Data Breach Stats Get It Wrong
Shuman Ghosemajumder, CTO, Shape SecurityCommentary
It's not the size of the stolen data dump that is important. It's the window between the date of the breach and the date of discovery that represents the biggest threat.
By Shuman Ghosemajumder CTO, Shape Security, 10/26/2017
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Advanced Analytics + Frictionless Security: What CISOS Need to Know
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
Advances in analytics technologies promise to make identity management smarter and more transparent to users. But the process is neither straightforward nor easy.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 10/25/2017
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The Week in Crypto: Bad News for SSH, WPA2, RSA & Privacy
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Between KRACK, ROCA, new threats to SSH keys, and the European Commission's loosey-goosey stance on encryption backdoors, it's been a difficult time for cryptography.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/20/2017
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Game Change: Meet the Mach37 Fall Startups
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
CEOs describe how they think their fledgling ventures will revolutionize user training, privacy, identity management and embedded system security.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/18/2017
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Banks Start Broad Use of Blockchain, as JP Morgan, IBM Lead Way
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Two major players announced cross-border payment networks built on blockchain technologies Monday, and more financial services will follow soon, despite opinions about Bitcoin.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/17/2017
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Google Bolsters Security for Select Groups
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Business leaders, political campaign teams, journalists, and other high-risk groups will receive advanced email and account protection.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2017
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GDPR Compliance: 5 Early Steps to Get Laggards Going
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
If you're just getting on the EU General Data Protection Regulation bandwagon, here's where you should begin.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/16/2017
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How Systematic Lying Can Improve Your Security
Lance Cottrell, Chief Scientist, NtrepidCommentary
No, you don't have to tell websites your mother's actual maiden name.
By Lance Cottrell Chief Scientist, Ntrepid, 10/11/2017
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Why Your Business Must Care about Privacy
Niko Keller, Co-founder and CTO of Opaque CommunicationsCommentary
It might not have something to hide, but it definitely has something to protect.
By Niko Keller Co-founder and CTO of Opaque Communications, 9/26/2017
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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.