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In the Cloud, Evolving Infrastructure Means Evolving Alliances
Mike Convertino, CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 NetworksCommentary
New opportunities make for unusual bedfellows. Here's how to navigate the shift in organizational dynamics between security operations, line-of-business managers, and developers.
By Mike Convertino CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 Networks, 5/25/2017
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You Have One Year to Make GDPR Your Biggest Security Victory Ever
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The EU's new razor-toothed data privacy law could either rip you apart or help you create the best security program you've ever had. Here's how.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/25/2017
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Medical Devices Fall Short in Security Best Practices
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than half of medical device makers and healthcare delivery organizations anticipate an attack on their medical devices within the next 12 months, but only a smattering take significant steps to prevent it, according to a survey released today.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/25/2017
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Unsanctioned Computer Support Costs Companies $88K per Year
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new survey of security professionals says that 83% of respondents help colleagues in other departments fix their privately-owned computers on company time.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/24/2017
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Data Security & Privacy: The Risks of Not Playing by the Rules
Peter Merkulov, VP, Product Strategy & Technology AlliancesCommentary
Achieving compliance is a complex and challenging process. But with the right systems and policies, you can stay ahead of the next data breach and the regulators.
By Peter Merkulov VP, Product Strategy & Technology Alliances, 5/24/2017
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In Search of an Rx for Enterprise Security Fatigue
Rick Orloff, VP, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Privacy Officer at Code42Commentary
Are you exhausted by the vast number of measures your organization needs to keep its systems and data safe? You're not alone.
By Rick Orloff VP, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Privacy Officer at Code42, 5/22/2017
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Deconstructing the 2016 Yahoo Security Breach
Jacob Olcott, VP, Strategic Partnerships, BitSightCommentary
One good thing about disasters is that we can learn from them and avoid repeating the same mistakes. Here are five lessons that the Yahoo breach should have taught us.
By Jacob Olcott VP, Strategic Partnerships, BitSight, 5/19/2017
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Majority of CEOs Knowingly Raise Risk Level With Their Shadow IT
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Despite the increased risk shadow IT poses to security, a majority of CEOs surveyed say they are willing to take the risk, according to a survey released today.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/16/2017
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Your Grandma Could Be the Next Ransomware Millionaire
Brian Vecci, Technical Evangelist, Varonis SystemsCommentary
Today's as-a-service technology has democratized ransomware, offering practically anyone with a computer and an Internet connection an easy way to get in on the game.
By Brian Vecci Technical Evangelist, Varonis Systems, 5/15/2017
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Jaff Ransomware Family Emerges In Force
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new ransomware family is making the rounds in multiple high-volume spam campaigns over the past day, according to Cisco Talos.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/12/2017
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5 Steps to Maximize the Value of your Security Investments
Mike D. Kail, Chief Innovation Officer, CybricCommentary
How a security rationalization process can help CISOs make the most out of their information security infrastructure, and also improve the company bottom line.
By Mike D. Kail Chief Innovation Officer, Cybric, 5/12/2017
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Artificial Intelligence: Cybersecurity Friend or Foe?
Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, FortinetCommentary
The next generation of situation-aware malware will use AI to behave like a human attacker: performing reconnaissance, identifying targets, choosing methods of attack, and intelligently evading detection.
By Derek Manky Global Security Strategist, Fortinet, 5/11/2017
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FTC Launches Cybersecurity Resource Website for SMBs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Federal Trade Commission website offers free tips and information for small businesses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/10/2017
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Extreme Makeover: AI & Network Cybersecurity
Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, FortinetCommentary
In the future, artificial intelligence will constantly adapt to the growing attack surface. Today, we are still connecting the dots.
By Derek Manky Global Security Strategist, Fortinet, 5/10/2017
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Shining a Light on Securitys Grey Areas: Process, People, Technology
John Brenberg, Information Security & Compliance Manager, 3MCommentary
The changing distributed and mobile business landscape brings with it new security and privacy risks. Heres how to meet the challenge.
By John Brenberg Information Security & Compliance Manager, 3M, 5/9/2017
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Backdoors: When Good Intentions Go Bad
Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeil, Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeilCommentary
Requiring encrypted applications to provide backdoors for law enforcement will weaken security for everyone.
By Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeil Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeil, 5/5/2017
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Why OAuth Phishing Poses A New Threat to Users
Greg Martin, CEO of JASKCommentary
Credential phishing lets attackers gain back-end access to email accounts, and yesterday's Google Docs scam raises the risk to a new level.
By Greg Martin CEO of JASK, 5/4/2017
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Google Docs Phishing Attack Abuses Legitimate Third-Party Sharing
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Phishing messages appear nearly identical to legitimate requests to share Google documents, because in many ways, they are.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/3/2017
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Seeing Security from the Other Side of the Window
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRACommentary
From the vantage of our business colleagues, security professionals are a cranky bunch who always need more money, but cant explain why.
By Joshua Goldfarb Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRA, 5/3/2017
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Small Budgets Cripple Cybersecurity Efforts of Local Governments
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A survey of local government chief information officers finds that insufficient funding for cybersecurity is the biggest obstacle in achieving high levels of cyber safety.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/3/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.

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