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How To Bullet Proof Your PAM Accounts: 7 Tips
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Recent studies demonstrate the need for companies to focus more on their privileged users.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 8/26/2016
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Employee Arrested For Breach At Software Firm Sage
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Woman detained at Heathrow Airport for data fraud conspiracy impacting over 200 businesses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/19/2016
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8 Surprising Statistics About Insider Threats
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
User Ed: Patching People Vs Vulns
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
How infosec can combine and adapt security education and security defenses to the way users actually do their jobs.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 8/17/2016
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Organizations Still Give Employees More Access Than They Need
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Ponemon study shows that access to proprietary information remains on the rise.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/9/2016
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Dark Reading News Desk Coming Back To Black Hat, Live
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Live from Las Vegas: over 40 video interviews with Black Hat USA conference speakers and sponsors. Wednesday Aug. 3, Thursday Aug, 4, starting at 2 p.m. ET.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/4/2016
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8 Alternatives to Selfie Authentication
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
How to definitively prove your identity? A variety of anatomical parts and functions may soon be able to vouch for you.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 8/4/2016
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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty To Hacking, Insider Trading
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Leonid Momotok breached newswire networks and used confidential data for illegal trades worth $30 million.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/3/2016
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5 Email Security Tips to Combat Macro-Enabled Ransomware
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
Cybercriminals are increasingly looking to macro variants, leaving organizations to defend against advanced tactics like macro-based malware attacks any way they can.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 8/2/2016
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7 Ways To Charm Users Out of Their Passwords
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
While the incentives have changed over time, it still takes remarkably little to get users to give up their passwords.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 7/27/2016
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Majority Of Companies Say Trade Secrets Likely Compromised
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
About 60 percent of companies in a survey by Ponemon and Kilpatrick Townsend say at least some of their trade secrets are likely in the hands of rivals
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/21/2016
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Ex-Cardinal Exec Jailed For Hacking Astros
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Christopher Correa gets 46 months for unlawful access of rivals database and downloading confidential details.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/20/2016
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What SMBs Need To Know About Security But Are Afraid To Ask
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
A comprehensive set of new payment protection resources from the PCI Security Standards Council aims to help small- and medium-sized businesses make security a priority.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 7/14/2016
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What I Expect to See At Black Hat 2016: 5 Themes
Chris Wysopal, CTO, CISO and co-founder, VeracodeCommentary
Over the years, Black Hat has morphed from a little show for security researchers to a big conference that attracts everyone from black-hat hackers to C-level security execs. Heres what piques my interest this year.
By Chris Wysopal CTO, CISO and co-founder, Veracode, 7/13/2016
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A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Wellness: 3 Strategies
Dotan Bar Noy,  CEO & Co-Founder, ReSec TechnologiesCommentary
Security professionals need to rely on more than vaccinations to protect the health and safety of company systems and data.
By Dotan Bar Noy CEO & Co-Founder, ReSec Technologies, 7/7/2016
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Big Business Ransomware: A Lucrative Market in the Underground Economy
Michael Sutton, Chief Information Security Office, ZscalerCommentary
Why lock and/or pilfer a persons files worth hundreds of dollars when corporate data is infinitely more valuable?
By Michael Sutton Chief Information Security Office, Zscaler, 7/1/2016
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Chinas Economic Cyber-Spying Drops Post Sept Talks: US Official
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin's statement finds support in FireEye report of a 90% fall in China-based hacking.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/1/2016
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The Attribution Question: Does It Matter Who Attacked You?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Everyone will ask whodunnit, but how can an organization put that information to practical use during disaster recovery and planning for the future?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/29/2016
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Hackers Pilfer $10 Million From Ukraine Bank
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Reports allege criminals used SWIFT to transfer money, have compromised several Ukraine, Russia banks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/29/2016
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Microsoft + LinkedIn: How To Spot Insider Trading Risk Early
Eleonore Fournier-Tombs, Field Data Scientist, RedOwlCommentary
With the explosion of mobile, cloud, and the blurring of work and personal data, companies considering M&A have a lot to worry about when it comes to insider threats.
By Eleonore Fournier-Tombs Field Data Scientist, RedOwl, 6/28/2016
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CVE-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.x mishandles requests for Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) objects, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an application that processes graphics data, as demonstrated b...

CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

CVE-2015-6003
Published: 2015-10-15
Directory traversal vulnerability in QNAP QTS before 4.1.4 build 0910 and 4.2.x before 4.2.0 RC2 build 0910, when AFP is enabled, allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to an OS X (1) user or (2) guest account.

CVE-2015-6333
Published: 2015-10-15
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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