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The Human Firewall: Why People Are Critical To Email Security
Roland Cloutier, Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADPCommentary
Technology is just the beginning; employees must be fully on board with security procedures.
By Roland Cloutier Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADP, 12/2/2016
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Gaming Company Sues Ex-Employees Over Data Theft
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
San Francisco-based Zynga alleges former workers took sensitive information with them when they joined rival company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/1/2016
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Cybersecurity User Training That Sticks: 3 Steps
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
People are eager for common-sense advice that gives them control over their environment and helps them stay safe online.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 11/29/2016
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Insider Threat: The Domestic Cyber Terrorist
John Moynihan, President, Minuteman GovernanceCommentary
It is dangerously naive for business and government leaders to dismiss the risk of radicalized privileged users inside our critical industries.
By John Moynihan President, Minuteman Governance, 11/17/2016
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8 Public Sources Holding 'Private' Information
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
Personal information used for nefarious purposes can be found all over the web from genealogy sites to public records and social media.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 11/17/2016
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The 7 Most Significant Government Data Breaches
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Mega compromises at federal and state agencies over the past three years has compromised everything from personal data on millions to national security secrets.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/15/2016
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Dark Reading Virtual Event Seeks To Break Security Myths, Conventional Wisdom
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, Commentary
Three keynotes, two panel sessions offer new ways to think about enterprise information security.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 11/14/2016
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Stay Vigilant To The Evolving Threat Of Social Engineering
Dan Cuddeford, Director of Sales Engineering, WanderaCommentary
Even the most cyber-savvy individuals can easily get tripped up by a social engineering attack. But users can trip-up a threat simply by paying attention.
By Dan Cuddeford Director of Sales Engineering, Wandera, 11/8/2016
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Ex-FBI Chief Reviews Security For Booz Allen After NSA Contractor Arrest
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Robert Mueller hired after Booz Allen staff arrested for allegedly stealing classified information at NSA.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/1/2016
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7 Reasons Consumers Dont Take Action on Cybersecurity
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Security awareness is high but its hard to turn personal knowledge into effective practices.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/1/2016
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US Bank Regulator Reports Major Security Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Former employee of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency downloads 10,000 records and cannot replace them.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/31/2016
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The 4 Biggest Mistakes Businesses Make Trying To Secure Endpoints
Roman Foeckl, CEO & Founder, CoSoSysCommentary
Sure, it's tempting to chase whatever collaboration technology is hot at the moment, but this can cause serious data security risks.
By Roman Foeckl CEO & Founder, CoSoSys, 10/31/2016
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Flipping Security Awareness Training
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentary
Threats can be minimized when teams understand business goals and objectives. These four tips can help turn things around.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 10/21/2016
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Malvertising Trends: Dont Talk Ad Standards Without Ad Security
Kaiying Fu, Community Manager, CloudbricCommentary
How malvertising marries the strengths and weaknesses of the complex digital advertising ecosystem perfectly and what online publishers and security leaders need to do about it.
By Kaiying Fu Community Manager, Cloudbric, 10/19/2016
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Insider Threats To Data Have Gone Up In Past Year
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bitglass study on data leak risks to organizations by users reveals careless, unauthorized uses of devices have increased breaches.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/3/2016
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Snowden: Hollywood Highlights 2 Persistent Privacy Threats
Will Ackerly, Co-Founder & CTO, VirtruCommentary
Oliver Stones movie shows us that while most of us have nothing to hide, we all have information worth protecting both technically and constitutionally.
By Will Ackerly Co-Founder & CTO, Virtru, 9/22/2016
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Insider Incidents Cost Companies $4.3 Million Per Year On Average
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Breaches caused by external attackers posing as insiders are the most financially damaging, Ponemon Institute survey finds.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/13/2016
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Cybersecurity In The Obama Era
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau
Our roundup of the Obama administrations major initiatives, executive orders and actions over the past seven and a half years. How would you grade the president's cybersecurity achievements?
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 9/13/2016
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3 Golden Rules For Managing Third-Party Security Risk
Linn Freedman, Chair, Data Privacy+Security practice, Robinson+ColeCommentary
Rule 1: know where your data sets are, which vendors have access to the data, and what privacy and security measures are in place.
By Linn Freedman Chair, Data Privacy+Security practice, Robinson+Cole, 9/1/2016
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How Not To Pay A Ransom: 3 Tips For Enterprise Security Pros
David Jones, SVP & GM, Information Management and Governance Software, Hewlett Packard EnterpriseCommentary
At the most basic level, organizations must understand their data, the entry points, and who has access. But dont forget to keep your backup systems up to date.
By David Jones SVP & GM, Information Management and Governance Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 8/31/2016
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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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