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3 Lessons From The Yahoo Breach
Cemal Dikmen, Chief Security Officer for SS8Commentary
Your organization must address these blind spots to detect sophisticated attacks.
By Cemal Dikmen Chief Security Officer for SS8, 1/20/2017
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Chelsea Manning Sentence Commuted
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The former Army analyst who stole classified military files and handed them to WikiLeaks has served seven years out of a 35-year jail term.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/18/2017
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Credential-Stuffing Attacks Take Enterprise Systems By Storm
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Automated credential-stuffing attempts makes up 90% of enterprise login traffic.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/17/2017
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Crowdsourcing 20 Answers To Security Ops & IR Questions
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know. Why it pays to take a hard look at our own incident response functions and operations.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 1/12/2017
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Credit Freeze: The New Normal In Data Breach Protection?
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
In era of rampant identity theft, consumers should be offered the protection of a credit freeze by default, instead of a nuisance fee each time a freeze is placed or removed.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 1/11/2017
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IoT, Foreign Actors, Insider Threats Shape 2017 Risk Management
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
A new report aims to inform risk management decisions for 2017 by identifying potential security threats and their anticipated effect on businesses.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/11/2017
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The 3 C's Of Security Awareness
Lance Spitzner, Director, SANS Institute Securing The Human Security Awareness ProgramCommentary
Explaining the technical part of security comes easy for many of us. But the soft skills needed to change behavior are often sadly missing.
By Lance Spitzner Director, SANS Institute Securing The Human Security Awareness Program, 1/11/2017
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'Zero Trust': The Way Forward in Cybersecurity
John Kindervag, Vice President & Principal Analyst, ForresterCommentary
This approach to network design can cut the chance of a breach.
By John Kindervag Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester, 1/10/2017
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DHS Designates Election Systems As Critical Infrastructure
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The Department of Homeland Security has deemed the nation's voting system as part of its critical infrastructure, citing security reasons.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/9/2017
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The Limitations Of Phishing Education
Eyal Benishti, CEO & Founder of IRONSCALESCommentary
Human nature means that education will only go so far. Technology needs to take up the slack.
By Eyal Benishti CEO & Founder of IRONSCALES, 1/9/2017
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Cyberrisk Through A Business Lens
Jack Jones, Chairman, FAIR InstituteCommentary
Boards and CEOs can focus on these critical factors to provide better cyberrisk governance.
By Jack Jones Chairman, FAIR Institute, 1/3/2017
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FBI, DHS Report Implicates Cozy Bear, Fancy Bear In Election-Related Hacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
US government dubs the operation "GRIZZLY STEPPE" in new Joint Analysis Report, and says the malicious groups' activity continues.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/29/2016
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White House Announces Retaliatory Measures For Russian Election-Related Hacking
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
35 Russian intelligence operatives ejected from the US, and two of the "Cyber Most Wanted" are frozen out by Treasury Department.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/29/2016
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10 Things InfoSec Pros Can Celebrate About 2016
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
There were a few items that passed for good news this year.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/29/2016
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Network Security: An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Reaction
Jon Kim, Director of NextGen Networking, Force 3Commentary
For humans ailments, prevention might begin with an allergist. In security, it's the network engineer.
By Jon Kim Director of NextGen Networking, Force 3, 12/22/2016
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20 Questions Security Pros Should Ask Themselves Before Moving To The Cloud
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
A template for working collaboratively with the business in todays rapidly changing technology environment.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 12/20/2016
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Democrats And Republicans Join In Demand For Select Cyber Panel
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Four senators push Mitch McConnell for select committee on foreign cyber threats and Russian interference in US presidential polls.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/20/2016
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How To Find, Hire The Next-Gen CISO
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Joyce Brocaglia of Alta Associates and the Executive Women's Forum talks about how to identify the perfect leader for your cybersecurity team, even if "security" isn't on their resume.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/16/2016
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Nigerian Charged With BEC Scam Involving $3.1 Billion
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
David Adindu and accomplices targeted thousands of businesses globally with fake emails asking for money transfer.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/16/2016
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Ashley Madison To Pay $17.5 Million In Breach Settlement
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Ashley Madison was found guilty of lax data security and also corrupt practices including photo and profile misuse.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/15/2016
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CVE-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.x mishandles requests for Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) objects, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an application that processes graphics data, as demonstrated b...

CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

CVE-2015-6003
Published: 2015-10-15
Directory traversal vulnerability in QNAP QTS before 4.1.4 build 0910 and 4.2.x before 4.2.0 RC2 build 0910, when AFP is enabled, allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to an OS X (1) user or (2) guest account.

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Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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