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PCI Update Paves Way For Expanding Point-to-Point Encryption
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Move appears designed mainly for large organizations and big-box retailers looking to lock down payment card security.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/1/2015
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Why We Need In-depth SAP Security Training
Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen, CTO, OnapsisCommentary
SAP and Oracle are releasing tons of patches every month, but are enterprises up to this complex task? I have my doubts.
By Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen CTO, Onapsis, 7/1/2015
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Getting To Yes: Negotiating Technology Innovation & Security Risk
Tsion Gonen , Chief Strategy Office, Gemalto, Identity & Data ProtectionCommentary
As enterprises look for ways to leverage the cloud, mobility, Big Data, and social media for competitive advantage, CISOs can no longer give blanket refusals to IT experimentation.
By Tsion Gonen Chief Strategy Office, Gemalto, Identity & Data Protection, 6/30/2015
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FireEye Report Prompts Reported SEC Probe Of FIN4 Hacking Gang
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Security vendor's report from last year had warned about group targeting insider data from illegal trading.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/25/2015
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User Monitoring Not Keeping Up With Risk Managers' Needs
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Biggest concern is negligence, but monitoring capabilities can't detect this type of activity within most applications.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/24/2015
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CIOs And Security: Time To Rethink The Processes?
Paul Korzeniowski, Commentary
Businesses need to develop new security responses to address gigantic attacks, and the CIO is in the best position to lead the way.
By Paul Korzeniowski , 6/22/2015
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9 Questions For A Healthy Application Security Program
Patrick Thomas, Senior Security Consultant, Cisco Security SolutionsCommentary
Teams often struggle with building secure software because fundamental supporting practices aren't in place. But those practices don't require magic, just commitment.
By Patrick Thomas Senior Security Consultant, Cisco Security Solutions, 6/19/2015
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Cybersecurity Advice From A Former White House CIO
Theresa Payton, Former White House CIO, CEO of Fortalice Solutions, LLCCommentary
Today's playbook demands 'human-centered' user education that assumes people will share passwords, forget them, and do unsafe things to get their jobs done.
By Theresa Payton Former White House CIO, CEO of Fortalice Solutions, LLC, 6/18/2015
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Time to Focus on Data Integrity
Nate Lesser & Mary Yang, National Institute of Standards and TechnologyCommentary
Information security efforts have historically centered on data theft. But cybercriminals who alter corporate records and personal information can also cause serious harm.
By Nate Lesser & Mary Yang National Institute of Standards and Technology, 6/17/2015
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Survival Tips For The Security Skills Shortage
Nimmy Reichenberg, VP of Strategy, AlgoSecCommentary
No matter how you slice it, creating a security professional with 10 years of experience takes, well, 10 years. Here are six suggestions for doing more with less.
By Nimmy Reichenberg VP of Strategy, AlgoSec, 6/12/2015
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From GitHub to Great Cannon: A Mid-Year Analysis Of DDoS Attacks
Dave Larson, CTO & VP, Product, Corero Network SecurityCommentary
The new and common face of DDoS today is its use as a smokescreen to conceal malicious activity in an overwhelming burst of traffic that stretch security layers to the brink.
By Dave Larson CTO & VP, Product, Corero Network Security, 6/11/2015
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Firewalls Sustain Foundation of Sound Security
Jody Brazil, Founder and CEO of FireMonCommentary
Simply put, organizations that cannot maintain rigid firewall enforcement are more likely to be compromised.
By Jody Brazil Founder and CEO of FireMon, 6/10/2015
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Security Metrics: It’s All Relative
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye.Commentary
What a haircut taught me about communicating the value of security to executives and non-security professionals.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye., 6/9/2015
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7 Critical Criteria for Data Encryption In The Cloud
Ron Zalkind, CTO & Co-founder, CloudLockCommentary
Encrypting the huge number of data files stored in a public cloud today is like bubble-wrapping an entire house. Better to focus on the fragile items that matter.
By Ron Zalkind CTO & Co-founder, CloudLock, 6/8/2015
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Help Wanted: Security Heroes & Heroines Only Need Apply
Malcolm Harkins, Chief Information Security Officer, Cylance Inc.Commentary
If we want to do more than simply defend ourselves, we need security champions and equally heroic security solutions.
By Malcolm Harkins Chief Information Security Officer, Cylance Inc., 6/3/2015
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Threat Intelligence Platforms: The Next 'Must-Have' For Harried Security Operations Teams
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingNews
New category of technology promises to aggregate all threat intelligence feeds and help security teams find the attacks that could cause the most damage
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 6/2/2015
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Today’s Requirements To Defend Against Tomorrow’s Insider Threats
Scott Weber, Managing Director, Stroz FriedbergCommentary
At its most basic, a consistent and meaningful insider threat detection program has two components: data and people. Here’s how to put them together.
By Scott Weber Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg, 6/1/2015
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How I Would Secure The Internet With $4 Billion
Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board MemberCommentary
In an open letter to President Obama, a member of the Open Web Application Security Project tells why pending legislation on threat-intel sharing doesn’t go far enough.
By Jim Manico OWASP Global Board Member, 5/29/2015
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IRS Attack Demonstrates How Breaches Beget More Breaches
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Weak authentication validation assumed only taxpayers would know their Social Security Numbers and other information that criminals have been stealing for years.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/28/2015
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Escalating Cyberattacks Threaten US Healthcare Systems
Rick Kam and Larry Ponemon, Rick Kam, President & Co-founder, ID Experts & Larry Ponemon, Chairman & Founder, Ponemon InstituteCommentary
Electronic health records are prime targets because healthcare organizations lack the resources, processes, and technologies to protect them. And it’s only going to get worse.
By Rick Kam and Larry Ponemon Rick Kam, President & Co-founder, ID Experts & Larry Ponemon, Chairman & Founder, Ponemon Institute, 5/27/2015
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CVE-2015-1330
Published: 2015-07-01
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CVE-2015-1950
Published: 2015-07-01
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