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Feds Call on Contractors to Play Ball in Mitigating Insider Threats
Thomas Jones, Federal Systems Engineer at Bay DynamicsCommentary
It's said that you're only as strong as your weakest player. That's as true in security as it is in sports.
By Thomas Jones Federal Systems Engineer at Bay Dynamics, 6/20/2017
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The Case for Disclosing Insider Breaches
Danielle Jackson, Chief Information Security Officer, SecureAuthCommentary
Too often organizations try to sweep intentional, accidental or negligent employee theft of data under the rug. Heres why they shouldnt.
By Danielle Jackson Chief Information Security Officer, SecureAuth, 5/31/2017
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Threat Lifecycle Management
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Principal Sales Engineer for LogRhythm Chris Martin stops by the InformationWeek News Desk.
By Dark Reading , 5/24/2017
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Chinese Man Pleads Guilty to Espionage, Theft from US Firm
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Chinese national Xu Jiaqiang pleaded guilty to economic espionage and theft of trade secrets from his former employer in the US.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/22/2017
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8 Notorious Russian Hackers Arrested in the Past 8 Years
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Lesson learned by Russian cybercriminals: Don't go on vacation, it's bad for your freedom to scam.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/12/2017
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Why OAuth Phishing Poses A New Threat to Users
Greg Martin, CEO of JASKCommentary
Credential phishing lets attackers gain back-end access to email accounts, and yesterday's Google Docs scam raises the risk to a new level.
By Greg Martin CEO of JASK, 5/4/2017
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10 Cybercrime Myths that Could Cost You Millions
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Dont let a cybersecurity fantasy stop you from building the effective countermeasures you need to protect your organization from attack.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 4/29/2017
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Man Admits Hacking into His Former Employer's Network
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Tennessee man pleads guilty in federal court, acknowledging he illegally accessed his former employer's networks to gain an edge over his rival.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/17/2017
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Engineer Arrested for Attempted Theft of Trade Secrets
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Software engineer Dmitry Sazonov has been arrested for trying to steal valuable code from his employer, a financial services firm.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2017
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10 Questions To Get Practical Answers At Interop ITX
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
May 15-19 in Las Vegas: How to get solutions and advice from top speakers for the things that you really want to know.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2017
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95% of Organizations Have Employees Seeking to Bypass Security Controls
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Use of TOR, private VPNs on the rise in enterprises, Dtex report shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/13/2017
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How Innovative Companies Lock Down Data
Justin Somaini, Chief Security Officer, SAPCommentary
A mix of back-to-basics security and a set of new, data-centric best practices is key to defending against a future of growing and sophisticated cyberattacks.
By Justin Somaini , 4/12/2017
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Computer Engineer Charged with Theft of Proprietary Computer Code
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Zhengquan Zhang arrested for stealing over 3 million files containing company trade secrets from his employer, a global finance firm.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/11/2017
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CIA-Linked Hacking Tools Tied to Longhorn Cyber Espionage Group
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Symantec matches tools exposed in Vault 7 documents leak reportedly from the CIA with those used by cyber espionage group that has been targeting governments and private businesses.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/10/2017
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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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Sound Waves Used to Hack Common Data Sensors
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Though the immediate threat to your smartphone or Fitbit is slight, University of Michigan researchers show command-and-control capability with spoofed signaling on a variety of MEMS accelerometers.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 3/16/2017
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Insider Sabotage among Top 3 Threats CISOs Cant yet Handle
Luana Pascu, Security Specialist, Bitdefender
These five steps can help your organizations limit the risks from disgruntled employees and user errors.
By Luana Pascu Security Specialist, Bitdefender, 3/1/2017
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4 Signs You, Your Users, Tech Peers & C-Suite All Have 'Security Fatigue'
Tom Pendergast, Chief Strategist, Security, Privacy, & Compliance, MediaProCommentary
If security fatigue is the disease we've all got, the question is how do we get over it?
By Tom Pendergast Chief Strategist, Security, Privacy, & Compliance, MediaPro, 2/9/2017
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How Cybercriminals Turn Employees Into Rogue Insiders
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The Dark Web is a growing threat to organizations as hackers recruit insiders with access to corporate networks.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/31/2017
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The Bug Bounty Model: 21 Years & Counting
Jason Haddix, Head of Trust & Security, BugcrowdCommentary
A look back on the beginnings of crowdsourced vulnerability assessment and how its robust history is paving the way for the future.
By Jason Haddix Head of Trust & Security, Bugcrowd, 12/29/2016
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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.

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