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Privacy: The Dark Side of the Internet of Things
Ryan Barrett, VP of Security and Privacy at IntermediaCommentary
Before letting an IoT device into your business or home, consider what data is being collected and where it is going.
By Ryan Barrett VP of Security and Privacy at Intermedia, 1/11/2018
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CISOs' No. 1 Concern in 2018: The Talent Gap
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Survey finds 'lack of competent in-house staff' outranks all other forms of cybersecurity worry, including data breaches to ransomware attacks.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/10/2018
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'Shift Left': Codifying Intuition into Secure DevOps
Kevin E. Greene, Software Security Assurance Thought LeaderCommentary
Shifting left is more than a catchy phrase. It's a mindset that emphasizes the need to think about security in all phases of the software development life cycle.
By Kevin E. Greene Software Security Assurance Thought Leader, 1/10/2018
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'Back to Basics' Might Be Your Best Security Weapon
Lee Waskevich, Vice President, Security Solutions at ePlus TechnologyCommentary
A company's ability to successfully reduce risk starts with building a solid security foundation.
By Lee Waskevich Vice President, Security Solutions at ePlus Technology, 1/10/2018
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Microsoft Confirms Windows Performance Hits with Meltdown, Spectre Patches
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Windows servers will see biggest degradation, as will Windows 7 and 8 client machines, Microsoft said.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/9/2018
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Meltdown, Spectre Likely Just Scratch the Surface of Microprocessor Vulnerabilities
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
There's a lot at stake when it comes to patching the hardware flaws.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/8/2018
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Vulnerability Management: The Most Important Security Issue the CISO Doesn't Own
Mike Convertino, CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 NetworksCommentary
Information security and IT need to team up to make patch management more efficient and effective. Here's how and why.
By Mike Convertino CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 Networks, 1/8/2018
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The Nightmare Before Christmas: Security Flaws Inside our Computers
Andrew Mayo, Senior Systems Architect, 1ECommentary
How an Intel design decision with no review by industry security consultants led to one of the biggest vulnerabilities in recent history.
By Andrew Mayo Senior Systems Architect, 1E, 1/5/2018
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Critical Microprocessor Flaws Affect Nearly Every Machine
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers release details of 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' attacks that allow programs to steal sensitive data.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/3/2018
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Intel Processor Security Flaw Prompts Kernel Makeovers in Linux, Windows
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
As-yet undisclosed design flaw in Intel processors has OS programmers working on kernel updates that reportedly could slow performance.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/3/2018
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A Pragmatic Approach to Fixing Cybersecurity: 5 Steps
Mike McConnell & Patrick Gorman, Mike McConnell & Patrick GormanCommentary
The digital infrastructure that supports our economy, protects our national security, and empowers our society must be made more secure, more trusted, and more reliable. Here's how.
By Mike McConnell & Patrick Gorman Mike McConnell & Patrick Gorman, 1/3/2018
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The Argument for Risk-Based Security
Renaud Deraison, CTO & Co-Founder, TenableCommentary
A scanner can identify a vulnerability, but only a deep understanding of cyber exposure will tell you about the seriousness of that risk. Here's how and why.
By Renaud Deraison CTO & Co-Founder, Tenable, 1/2/2018
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The Disconnect Between Cybersecurity & the C-Suite
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Most corporate boards are not taking tangible actions to shape their companies' security strategies or investment plans, a PwC study shows.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 12/28/2017
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The Financial Impact of Cyber Threats
Anand Paturi, Senior Research Scientist, RiskSenseCommentary
Determining the financial impact of specific IT vulnerabilities is a good way to prioritize remediation and prevent attacks.
By Anand Paturi Senior Research Scientist, RiskSense, 12/27/2017
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CISOs Play Rising Role In Business
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
CISO hiring trends show more external hires, longer tenures, and an increase in MBAs as tech pros are required to understand the business.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/26/2017
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Small,Targeted Ransomware Attacks Emerge
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybercriminals narrow their focus on specific industries, geographies, or size for a better return on investment, security experts say.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/21/2017
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Be a More Effective CISO by Aligning Security to the Business
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks
These five steps will you help marshal the internal resources you need to reduce risk, break down barriers, and thwart cyber attacks.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 12/21/2017
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Security Worries? Let Policies Automate the Right Thing
John De Santis, CEO, HyTrustCommentary
By programming 'good' cybersecurity practices, organizations can override bad behavior, reduce risk, and improve the bottom line.
By John De Santis CEO, HyTrust, 12/20/2017
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'Starwars' Debuts on List of Worst Passwords of 2017
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Many of the old standbys made this year's list of the 25 stolen - and weakest - passwords found dumped online.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/19/2017
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Businesses Fail in Risk Modeling and Management: Report
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Businesses struggle to quantify and manage risk, leading to wasted resources and oversight of major problems.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/18/2017
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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.