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All In For The Coming World of 'Things'
Don Bailey, Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse SecurityCommentary
At a Black Hat round table, experts discuss the strategies necessary to lock down the Internet of Things, the most game-changing concept in Internet history.
By Don Bailey Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse Security, 8/25/2014
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Hacker Or Military? Best Of Both In Cyber Security
John B. Dickson, CISSP,  Principal, Denim GroupCommentary
How radically different approaches play out across the security industry.
By John B. Dickson CISSP, Principal, Denim Group, 8/21/2014
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Tech Insight: Hacking The Nest Thermostat
John H. Sawyer, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at Black Hat USA demonstrated how they were able to compromise a popular smart thermostat.
By John H. Sawyer Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/14/2014
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The Illegitimate Milliner’s Guide to Black Hat
Tal Klein, VP Strategy, AdallomCommentary
A less-than-honest "Abe" goes undercover to get a behind-the-scenes look at Black Hat and its infamous attendees.
By Tal Klein VP Strategy, Adallom, 8/6/2014
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Is IT The New Boss Of Video Surveillance?
Fredrik Nilsson, General Manager, Axis Communications, North AmericaCommentary
IT’s participation in the security of corporate video surveillance is growing, much to the chagrin of the physical security team. Here’s why corporate infosec needs to pay attention.
By Fredrik Nilsson General Manager, Axis Communications, North America, 8/4/2014
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Government Security: Saying 'No' Doesn't Work
Steve Jones, Group Strategy Director, Big Data & Analytics, CapgeminiCommentary
It's time for government agencies to move beyond draconian security rules and adopt anomaly analytics.
By Steve Jones Group Strategy Director, Big Data & Analytics, Capgemini, 7/14/2014
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In Fog Of Cyberwar, US Tech Is Caught In Crossfire
Julian Waits, President & CEO, ThreatTrack SecurityCommentary
Distrust of the US intelligence community is eroding consumer confidence and hampering US technology firms on the global stage at a time when the sector should be showing unprecedented growth.
By Julian Waits President & CEO, ThreatTrack Security, 7/9/2014
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P.F. Chang's Breach Went Undetected For Months
Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect, AccessDataCommentary
Early reports indicate that the compromise involved a large number of restaurant locations and dates as far back as September 2013.
By Lucas Zaichkowsky Enterprise Defense Architect, AccessData, 6/23/2014
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SMBs Ignoring Insider Threats
Henry Kenyon, Commentary
Many smaller organizations do not adequately protect against insider threats, CERT expert warns.
By Henry Kenyon , 6/23/2014
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NIST Security Guidance Revision: Prepare Now
Vincent Berk, Commentary
NIST 800-53 Revision 5 will likely put more emphasis on continuous monitoring. Don't wait until it arrives to close your security gaps.
By Vincent Berk , 6/16/2014
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Putter Panda: Tip Of The Iceberg
George Kurtz, President & CEO, CrowdStrikeCommentary
What CrowdStrike's outing of Putter Panda -- the second hacking group linked to China's spying on US defense and European satellite and aerospace industries -- means for the security industry.
By George Kurtz President & CEO, CrowdStrike, 6/10/2014
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Researchers: Mobile Applications Pose Rapidly Growing Threat To Enterprises
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
The average user has about 200 apps running on his smartphone -- and they're not all safe, Mojave Networks study says.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 6/3/2014
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Dissecting Dendroid: An In-Depth Look Inside An Android RAT Kit
Felix Leder, Senior Malware Researcher, Blue Coat Systems NorwayCommentary
Dendroid is full of surprises to assist it in subverting traditional security tactics through company-issued Android phones or BYOD.
By Felix Leder Senior Malware Researcher, Blue Coat Systems Norway, 5/28/2014
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Privileged Use Also a State of Mind, Report Finds
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Government Hiring Practices Hamper Cybersecurity Efforts
Patience Wait, Commentary
Federal agencies find it difficult to hire unconventional but well-qualified talent to battle cyberattacks, experts say.
By Patience Wait , 5/20/2014
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6 Tips For Securing Social Media In The Workplace
John W. Pirc, Research Vice President, NSS LabsCommentary
Empower employees by training them to be aware and secure, and in how to avoid becoming a statistic.
By John W. Pirc Research Vice President, NSS Labs, 5/20/2014
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Money, Skills, And Hired Guns: 2014 Strategic Security Survey
Michael A. Davis, Contributing EditorCommentary
Tight budgets. A manpower crunch. More -- and more sophisticated -- threats. Are you sure you're up to this?
By Michael A. Davis Contributing Editor, 5/12/2014
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Report: Nearly 200 Million Records Compromised In Q1
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
More than 250 breaches were disclosed in Q1 2014, SafeNet report says.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 5/1/2014
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Organized Crime Group Scams US Companies Out Of Millions
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Social engineering attack tricks companies into large wire transfers.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 4/28/2014
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11 Heartbleed Facts: Vulnerability Discovery, Mitigation Continue
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
Millions of websites, applications from Cisco and VMware, Google Play apps, as well as millions of Android devices are vulnerable -- and the list keeps growing.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 4/17/2014
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CVE-2014-4199
Published: 2014-08-28
vm-support 0.88 in VMware Tools, as distributed with VMware Workstation through 10.0.3 and other products, allows local users to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a file in /tmp.

CVE-2014-4200
Published: 2014-08-28
vm-support 0.88 in VMware Tools, as distributed with VMware Workstation through 10.0.3 and other products, uses 0644 permissions for the vm-support archive, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by extracting files from this archive.

CVE-2014-0761
Published: 2014-08-27
The DNP3 driver in CG Automation ePAQ-9410 Substation Gateway allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop or process crash) via a crafted TCP packet.

CVE-2014-0762
Published: 2014-08-27
The DNP3 driver in CG Automation ePAQ-9410 Substation Gateway allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop or process crash) via crafted input over a serial line.

CVE-2014-2380
Published: 2014-08-27
Schneider Electric Wonderware Information Server (WIS) Portal 4.0 SP1 through 5.5 uses weak encryption, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading a credential file.

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