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Flipping Security Awareness Training
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentaryy
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, CloudbricCommentaryy
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, VirtruCommentaryy
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+ColeCommentaryy
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 EnterpriseCommentaryy
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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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, ESETCommentaryy
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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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...

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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.

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.

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.

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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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