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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, Senior Editor, 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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Majority Of Users Have Not Received Security Awareness Training, Study Says
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Many users fail to follow policies on mobile, cloud security, EMA Research study says.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 4/10/2014
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Social Engineering Grows Up
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Fifth annual DEF CON Social Engineering Capture the Flag Contest kicks off today with new "tag team" rules to reflect realities of the threat.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2014
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Colleagues In Cuffs: When Employees Steal Patient Records
Alison Diana, Senior EditorCommentary
The Queens County DA recently arrested two Jamaica Hospital employees for stealing patient data, a lucrative crime occurring at hospitals across the nation.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/7/2014
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NSAís Big Surprise: Govít Agency Is Actually Doing Its Job
Ira Winkler, Commentary
When people claimed after 9/11 that the NSA was ill equipped to deal with a changing world, I wonder what they expected to happen.
By Ira Winkler , 4/4/2014
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'Thingularity' Triggers Security Warnings
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
The Internet of Things is creating 50 billion Internet-connected devices. Who is going to keep them updated and secure?
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 3/28/2014
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CVE-2014-0972
Published: 2014-08-01
The kgsl graphics driver for the Linux kernel 3.x, as used in Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC) Android contributions for MSM devices and other products, does not properly prevent write access to IOMMU context registers, which allows local users to select a custom page table, and consequently write ...

CVE-2014-2627
Published: 2014-08-01
Unspecified vulnerability in HP NonStop NetBatch G06.14 through G06.32.01, H06 through H06.28, and J06 through J06.17.01 allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges for NetBatch job execution via unknown vectors.

CVE-2014-3009
Published: 2014-08-01
The GDS component in IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management - Collaborative Edition 10.0 through 11.0 and InfoSphere Master Data Management Server for Product Information Management 9.0 and 9.1 does not properly handle FRAME elements, which makes it easier for remote authenticated users to conduct ph...

CVE-2014-3302
Published: 2014-08-01
user.php in Cisco WebEx Meetings Server 1.5(.1.131) and earlier does not properly implement the token timer for authenticated encryption, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via a crafted URL, aka Bug ID CSCuj81708.

CVE-2014-3534
Published: 2014-08-01
arch/s390/kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel before 3.15.8 on the s390 platform does not properly restrict address-space control operations in PTRACE_POKEUSR_AREA requests, which allows local users to obtain read and write access to kernel memory locations, and consequently gain privileges, via a c...

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