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CEO Report Card: Low Grades for Risk Management
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Dark Reading's latest community poll shows a stunning lack of confidence in chief execs' commitment to cyber security.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 7/18/2014
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A New Age in Cyber Security: Public Cyberhealth
Brian Foster, CTO, DamballaCommentary
The cleanup aimed at disrupting GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker offers an instructive template for managing mass cyber infections.
By Brian Foster CTO, Damballa, 7/17/2014
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Feds Pursue Cloud Forensics Standards
William Welsh, Contributing WriterCommentary
NIST identifies 65 challenges that forensic investigators face in gathering and analyzing digital information stored in the cloud, seeks help developing standards to aid law enforcement.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 7/17/2014
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Payment Card Data Theft: Tips For Small Business
Chris Nutt, Director, Incident Response & Malware, MandiantCommentary
For small businesses looking to reduce their exposure to data theft the good news is the advantage of being small.
By Chris Nutt Director, Incident Response & Malware, Mandiant, 7/15/2014
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How Next-Generation Security Is Redefining The Cloud
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
Your cloud, datacenter, and infrastructure all contain flexible and agile components. Your security model should be the same.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies, 7/14/2014
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Government Security: Saying 'No' Doesn't Work
Steve Jones, Group Strategy Director, Big Data & Analytics, CapgeminiCommentary
It's time for government agencies to move beyond draconian security rules and adopt anomaly analytics.
By Steve Jones Group Strategy Director, Big Data & Analytics, Capgemini, 7/14/2014
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Strategic Security: Begin With The End In Mind
Jason Sachowski, Sr. Manager, Security R&D, ScotiabankCommentary
The trouble with traditional infosec methodology is that it doesn’t show us how to implement a strategic security plan in the real world.
By Jason Sachowski Sr. Manager, Security R&D, Scotiabank, 7/11/2014
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Cloud & The Fuzzy Math of Shadow IT
Krishna Narayanaswamy, Founder & Chief Scientist, NetskopeCommentary
Do you know how many cloud apps, on average, are running in your organization? The number is probably greater than you think.
By Krishna Narayanaswamy Founder & Chief Scientist, Netskope, 7/10/2014
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6 Tips for Using Big Data to Hunt Cyberthreats
Timber Wolfe, Principal Security Engineer, TrainACECommentary
You need to be smart about harnessing big data to defend against today’s security threats, data breaches, and attacks.
By Timber Wolfe Principal Security Engineer, TrainACE, 7/8/2014
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Dark Reading Radio: The Changing Role Of The CSO
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Why does the CSO report to the CIO? Join us for a panel discussion. Showtime is today, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., New York, 10 a.m., San Francisco.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 7/8/2014
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Florida Law Aims To Tighten Data Security
Alison Diana, Senior EditorCommentary
Florida's new data privacy law increases security accountability for all enterprises; healthcare providers could face greater burden to protect patients' personal information.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/7/2014
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Why Your Application Security Program May Backfire
Jeff Williams, CTO, Contrast SecurityCommentary
You have to consider the human factor when you’re designing security interventions, because the best intentions can have completely opposite consequences.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Contrast Security, 7/2/2014
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Internet Of Things: Current Privacy Policies Don't Work
Marc Loewenthal, Director, Promontory Financial GroupCommentary
Traditional ways to deliver privacy guidelines, such as online postings or click-through mechanisms, don't work with the Internet of Things.
By Marc Loewenthal Director, Promontory Financial Group, 6/30/2014
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Sensitive Data Protection Bedevils IT Security Pros
William Welsh, Contributing WriterCommentary
Most organizations don't know where their sensitive structured or unstructured data resides, says new Ponemon study.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 6/24/2014
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Crowdsourcing & Cyber Security: Who Do You Trust?
Robert R. Ackerman Jr., Founder & Managing Director, Allegis CapitalCommentary
A collective security defense can definitely tip the balance in favor of the good guys. But challenges remain.
By Robert R. Ackerman Jr. Founder & Managing Director, Allegis Capital, 6/24/2014
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P.F. Chang's Breach Went Undetected For Months
Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect, AccessDataCommentary
Early reports indicate that the compromise involved a large number of restaurant locations and dates as far back as September 2013.
By Lucas Zaichkowsky Enterprise Defense Architect, AccessData, 6/23/2014
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Data Security Decisions In A World Without TrueCrypt
Cam Roberson, Director Reseller Channel, Beachhead SolutionsCommentary
The last days of TrueCrypt left many unanswered questions. But one thing is certain: When encryption freeware ends its life abruptly, being a freeloader can get you into a load of trouble.
By Cam Roberson Director Reseller Channel, Beachhead Solutions, 6/18/2014
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The Problem With Cyber Insurance
Ira Scharf, Chief Strategy Officer, BitSight TechnologiesCommentary
Insurers have yet to develop an evidence-based method to assess a company's cyber risk profile. This can result in high premiums, low coverage, and broad exclusions.
By Ira Scharf Chief Strategy Officer, BitSight Technologies, 6/17/2014
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A Roadmap for CIOs & CSOs After the Year of the Mega Breach
Sheila B. Jordan, SVP & CIO, SymantecCommentary
The journey starts with three steps: Engage the C-suite, think like a hacker, and look at the big picture.
By Sheila B. Jordan SVP & CIO, Symantec, 6/16/2014
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NIST Security Guidance Revision: Prepare Now
Vincent Berk, Commentary
NIST 800-53 Revision 5 will likely put more emphasis on continuous monitoring. Don't wait until it arrives to close your security gaps.
By Vincent Berk , 6/16/2014
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CVE-2013-7392
Published: 2014-07-22
Gitlist allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a file name to Source/.

CVE-2014-2385
Published: 2014-07-22
Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in the web UI in Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux before 9.6.1 allow local users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) newListList:ExcludeFileOnExpression, (2) newListList:ExcludeFilesystems, or (3) newListList:ExcludeMountPaths parameter t...

CVE-2014-4326
Published: 2014-07-22
Elasticsearch Logstash 1.0.14 through 1.4.x before 1.4.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a crafted event in (1) zabbix.rb or (2) nagios_nsca.rb in outputs/.

CVE-2014-4511
Published: 2014-07-22
Gitlist before 0.5.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the file name in the URI of a request for a (1) blame, (2) file, or (3) stats page, as demonstrated by requests to blame/master/, master/, and stats/master/.

CVE-2014-4911
Published: 2014-07-22
The ssl_decrypt_buf function in library/ssl_tls.c in PolarSSL before 1.2.11 and 1.3.x before 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via vectors related to the GCM ciphersuites, as demonstrated using the Codenomicon Defensics toolkit.

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