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Strategic Security: Begin With The End In Mind
Jason Sachowski, Sr. Manager, Security R&D, ScotiabankCommentary
The trouble with traditional infosec methodology is that it doesnít show us how to implement a strategic security plan in the real world.
By Jason Sachowski Sr. Manager, Security R&D, Scotiabank, 7/11/2014
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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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3 BYOD Risk Prevention Strategies
Jim Szafranski, SVP Customer Platform Services, FiberlinkCommentary
An effective BYOD plan must balance control with convenience. Here's what to keep in mind.
By Jim Szafranski SVP Customer Platform Services, Fiberlink, 7/8/2014
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Dark Reading Radio: The Changing Role Of The CSO
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Why does the CSO report to the CIO? Join us for a panel discussion. Showtime is today, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., New York, 10 a.m., San Francisco.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 7/8/2014
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Microsoft's Seizure Of No-IP Domains Disrupted Criminals & Innocents Alike
Sara Peters, News
Microsoft successfully disrupted roughly one-quarter of the APT actors Kaspersky monitors, but took down millions of innocent hostnames too.
By Sara Peters , 7/3/2014
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Why Your Application Security Program May Backfire
Jeff Williams, CTO, Contrast SecurityCommentary
You have to consider the human factor when youíre designing security interventions, because the best intentions can have completely opposite consequences.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Contrast Security, 7/2/2014
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Hacker Movies We Love & Hate
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
Check out Dark Reading community members' favorite hacker movie hits and misses. Then add your picks in the comments section.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 7/1/2014
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How Microsoft Cracks The BYOD Code: 3 Tips
Bret Arsenault, CISO, MicrosoftCommentary
Microsoftís CISO shares best-practices for balancing employee autonomy and security in todayís bring-your-own world.
By Bret Arsenault CISO, Microsoft, 6/30/2014
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3 Mobile Security Tips For SMBs
Vijay Basani, Co-Founder, President & CEO, EIQ NetworksCommentary
Everyone in an organization has to work together to combat intrusions and data loss, but this is especially true for small businesses.
By Vijay Basani Co-Founder, President & CEO, EIQ Networks, 6/27/2014
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Why A Secured Network Is Like The Human Body
Dan Ross, CEO & President, PromisecCommentary
Itís time to throw away the analogies about building fortresses and perimeter defenses and start to approach InfoSec with the same standard of care we use for public health.
By Dan Ross CEO & President, Promisec, 6/26/2014
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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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What Workplace Privacy Will Look Like In 10 Years
David Melnick, Founder & CEO, WebLife BalanceCommentary
New laws like Europe's "right to be forgotten" in Google search are just the latest examples of how quickly perceptions and practices about personal privacy in the workplace are changing.
By David Melnick Founder & CEO, WebLife Balance, 6/19/2014
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Ending Cybersecurity Labor Shortage Will Take Time
Sara Peters, News
Researchers at RAND say the industry has taken the right steps, but there is still a long way to go.
By Sara Peters , 6/18/2014
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Security Pro File: Spam-Inspired Journey From Physics To Security
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark ReadingNews
SANS Internet Storm Center director Johannes Ullrich talks threat tracking, spam, physics -- and his pick for the World Cup.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading, 6/17/2014
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The Problem With Cyber Insurance
Ira Scharf, Chief Strategy Officer, BitSight TechnologiesCommentary
Insurers have yet to develop an evidence-based method to assess a company's cyber risk profile. This can result in high premiums, low coverage, and broad exclusions.
By Ira Scharf Chief Strategy Officer, BitSight Technologies, 6/17/2014
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A Roadmap for CIOs & CSOs After the Year of the Mega Breach
Sheila B. Jordan, SVP & CIO, SymantecCommentary
The journey starts with three steps: Engage the C-suite, think like a hacker, and look at the big picture.
By Sheila B. Jordan SVP & CIO, Symantec, 6/16/2014
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Academia: Government's Biggest Cyber Security Ally?
W. Hord Tipton, Commentary
Federal cyber security programs need access to fresh talent. They can boost the quality of that talent by bolstering cyber security training in colleges and universities.
By W. Hord Tipton , 6/12/2014
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Target Hires GM Exec As First CISO
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.comCommentary
Target names Brad Maiorino as its first chief information security officer to oversee the company's security and technology risk strategy.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 6/11/2014
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Donít Let Lousy Teachers Sink Security Awareness
Corey Nachreiner, Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
You can't fix a human problem with a technology solution. Here are three reasons why user education can work and six tips on how to develop a corporate culture of security.
By Corey Nachreiner Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard Technologies, 6/11/2014
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CVE-2013-6117
Published: 2014-07-11
Dahua DVR 2.608.0000.0 and 2.608.GV00.0 allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and obtain sensitive information including user credentials, change user passwords, clear log files, and perform other actions via a request to TCP port 37777.

CVE-2014-0174
Published: 2014-07-11
Cumin (aka MRG Management Console), as used in Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.5, does not include the HTTPOnly flag in a Set-Cookie header for the session cookie, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain potentially sensitive information via script access to this cookie.

CVE-2014-3485
Published: 2014-07-11
The REST API in the ovirt-engine in oVirt, as used in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (rhevm) 3.4, allows remote authenticated users to read arbitrary files and have other unspecified impact via unknown vectors, related to an XML External Entity (XXE) issue.

CVE-2014-3499
Published: 2014-07-11
Docker 1.0.0 uses world-readable and world-writable permissions on the management socket, which allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2014-3503
Published: 2014-07-11
Apache Syncope 1.1.x before 1.1.8 uses weak random values to generate passwords, which makes it easier for remote attackers to guess the password via a brute force attack.

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