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Poll: Patching Is Primary Response to Shellshock
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
As potential threats mount, Dark Reading community members hone in on patching infrastructure but not devices, according to our latest poll.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 10/24/2014
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This Week In 60 Seconds: Crypto Outcry, Compliance & More
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, InteropCommentary
Hot stories this week include saying 'No' to crypto backdoors for law enforcement, new roles for IT on Wall Street, and more.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop, 10/24/2014
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Incident Response: Is Your IR Plan A Glorified Phone Tree?
Kerstyn Clover, Attack & Defense Team ConsultantCommentary
Training internal security teams to be first responders can drastically improve an organization's effectiveness in the wake of a data breach. Here's why.
By Kerstyn Clover Attack & Defense Team Consultant, 10/23/2014
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So You Think You Know Risk Management
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Infosec officers are coming around to the idea that their job is more about managing risk than putting the entire organization on permanent lockdown. But do security pros understand risk management as well as they think they do?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/23/2014
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Cyber Threats: Information vs. Intelligence
Matt Hartley, VP Product Management, iSIGHT PartnersCommentary
Cyber threat intelligence or CTI is touted to be the next big thing in InfoSec. But does it narrow the security problem or compound it?
By Matt Hartley VP Product Management, iSIGHT Partners, 10/22/2014
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Shellshock & Why EHRs Need Updating
Michael A.M. Davies, Founder & Chairman, Endeavour PartnersCommentary
Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.
By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 10/22/2014
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Compliance Is A Start, Not The End
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Regulatory compliance efforts may help you get a bigger budget and reach a baseline security posture. But "compliant" does not necessarily mean "secure."
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/21/2014
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Why You Shouldn't Count On General Liability To Cover Cyber Risk
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Travelers Insurance's legal spat with P.F. Chang's over who'll pay breach costs will likely illustrate why enterprises shouldn't think of their general liability policies as backstops for cyber risk.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/20/2014
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The Internet of Things: 7 Scary Security Scenarios
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
The IoT can be frightening when viewed from the vantage point of information security.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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Cost Of A Data Breach Jumps By 23%
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Cleanup and resolution after a breach take an average of one month to complete, a new Ponemon Institute report finds.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/14/2014
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Mastering Security Analytics
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Fast data analysis can stymie attacks and strengthen enterprise security. Does your team have the data smarts?
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/14/2014
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Stolen Medical Data Is Now A Hot Commodity
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
While credit cards are selling for a dollar or less on the black market, personal health credentials are commanding as much as $10 per patient. Here’s why.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 10/14/2014
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Shellshock Mayhem Marks The Start Of Malware Mess
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Existing Mayhem botnet malware kit now includes Shellshock exploit -- and experts say that'll be the model for more enterprising criminals.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/13/2014
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4 ID Management Tips For Better Breach Resistance
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
AT&T insider attack case highlights the need for strong privileged identity management practices.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/13/2014
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How Retail Can Win Back Consumer Trust
Dan Ross, CEO & President, PromisecCommentary
Customer loyalty to their favorite brands is all about trust, which today has everything to do with security and privacy.
By Dan Ross CEO & President, Promisec, 10/9/2014
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DHS Anti-Terrorism Program Could Provide Cyberattack Liability Protection
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The SAFETY Act can offer a layer of legal protection for cyber security vendors, providers, and enterprise security policies in the wake of an attack, an attorney says.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/8/2014
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Tokenization: 6 Reasons The Card Industry Should Be Wary
Pat Carroll, Executive Chairman & Founder, ValidSoftCommentary
VISA’s new token service aims to provide consumers a simple, fraud-free digital payment experience. It’s a worthy goal, but one that may prove to be more aspirational than functional.
By Pat Carroll Executive Chairman & Founder, ValidSoft, 10/7/2014
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How Cookie-Cutter Cyber Insurance Falls Short
Kevin Smith, VP, The Graham CompanyCommentary
Many off-the-shelf cyber liability policies feature a broad range of exclusions that won’t protect your company from a data breach or ransomware attack.
By Kevin Smith VP, The Graham Company, 10/6/2014
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Cyberinsurance Resurges In The Wake Of Mega-Breaches
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Insurance policies customized for cyberattack protection are on the rise as businesses worry they could be the next Target.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/2/2014
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Ex-NSA Director Touts Cybersecurity As A Service
Elena Malykhina, Technology JournalistCommentary
Gen. Keith Alexander advocates a better way for companies, large and small, to deal with cyber threats.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 10/2/2014
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CVE-2014-1927
Published: 2014-10-25
The shell_quote function in python-gnupg 0.3.5 does not properly quote strings, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in unspecified vectors, as demonstrated using "$(" command-substitution sequences, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-1928....

CVE-2014-1928
Published: 2014-10-25
The shell_quote function in python-gnupg 0.3.5 does not properly escape characters, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in unspecified vectors, as demonstrated using "\" (backslash) characters to form multi-command sequences, a different vulner...

CVE-2014-1929
Published: 2014-10-25
python-gnupg 0.3.5 and 0.3.6 allows context-dependent attackers to have an unspecified impact via vectors related to "option injection through positional arguments." NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-7323.

CVE-2014-3409
Published: 2014-10-25
The Ethernet Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) handling feature in Cisco IOS 12.2(33)SRE9a and earlier and IOS XE 3.13S and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device reload) via malformed CFM packets, aka Bug ID CSCuq93406.

CVE-2014-3636
Published: 2014-10-25
D-Bus 1.3.0 through 1.6.x before 1.6.24 and 1.8.x before 1.8.8 allows local users to (1) cause a denial of service (prevention of new connections and connection drop) by queuing the maximum number of file descriptors or (2) cause a denial of service (disconnect) via multiple messages that combine to...

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