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US House Inspector General: IT Audit Activist
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek HealthcareCommentary
At the 2014 GRC Conference, House IG Theresa Grafenstine argues internal auditors must be more forward looking -- and explains why being exempt from regulations just makes her job harder.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/20/2014
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Debugging The Myths Of Heartbleed
Steve Riley, Technical Leader, Office of the CTO, Riverbed TechnologyCommentary
Does Heartbleed really wreak havoc without a trace? The media and many technical sites seemed convinced of this, but some of us were skeptical.
By Steve Riley Technical Leader, Office of the CTO, Riverbed Technology, 8/20/2014
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Cybersecurity: How Involved Should Boards Of Directors Be?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek HealthcareCommentary
Security audit groups ISACA and IIA weigh in on what role the board of directors should play in an enterprise's cybersecurity strategies.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/19/2014
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Why John McAfee Is Paranoid About Mobile
Peter Zavlaris, Analyst, RiskIQCommentary
Mobile apps are posing expanding risks to both enterprises and their customers. But maybe being paranoid about mobile is actually healthy for security.
By Peter Zavlaris Analyst, RiskIQ, 8/19/2014
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Cloud Apps & Security: When Sharing Matters
Krishna Narayanaswamy, Founder & Chief Scientist, NetskopeCommentary
Sharing documents and data is happening all over the cloud today but not all sharing activity carries equal risk.
By Krishna Narayanaswamy Founder & Chief Scientist, Netskope, 8/18/2014
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Infographic: 70 Percent of World's Critical Utilities Breached
Mark L. Cohn, Chief Technology Officer, Unisys Federal SystemsCommentary
New research from Unisys and Ponemon Institute finds alarming security gaps in worldwide ICS and SCADA systems within the last 12 months.
By Mark L. Cohn Chief Technology Officer, Unisys Federal Systems, 8/15/2014
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Why Patching Makes My Heart Bleed
John Rostern, CRISC, QSA, VP Technology Audit & Advisory Services, CoalfireCommentary
Heartbleed was a simple mistake that was allowed to propagate through "business as usual" patching cycles and change management. It could easily happen again.
By John Rostern CRISC, QSA, VP Technology Audit & Advisory Services, Coalfire, 8/14/2014
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6 Biometric Factors That Are Working Today
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
From fingerprints to wearable ECG monitors, there are real options in the market that may relegate the despised password to the dustbin of history.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 8/12/2014
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Cyber Risk Dashboards: False Sense Of Control?
(ISC)2 Writers Bureau, Commentary
Federal programs promoting the use of risk dashboards can boost real-time visibility, but only if they are used correctly.
By (ISC)2 Writers Bureau , 8/12/2014
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The Hyperconnected World Has Arrived
Michael Sutton, VP Security Research, ZscalerCommentary
Yes, the ever-expanding attack surface of the Internet of Things is overwhelming. But next-gen security leaders gathered at Black Hat are up to the challenge.
By Michael Sutton VP Security Research, Zscaler, 8/8/2014
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The Illegitimate Milliner’s Guide to Black Hat
Tal Klein, VP Strategy, AdallomCommentary
A less-than-honest "Abe" goes undercover to get a behind-the-scenes look at Black Hat and its infamous attendees.
By Tal Klein VP Strategy, Adallom, 8/6/2014
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5 Steps To Supply Chain Security
Robert Lemos, Technology JournalistNews
The integrity of enterprise data is only as strong as your most vulnerable third-party supplier or business partner. It's time to shore up these connection points.
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist, 8/6/2014
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Is IT The New Boss Of Video Surveillance?
Fredrik Nilsson, General Manager, Axis Communications, North AmericaCommentary
IT’s participation in the security of corporate video surveillance is growing, much to the chagrin of the physical security team. Here’s why corporate infosec needs to pay attention.
By Fredrik Nilsson General Manager, Axis Communications, North America, 8/4/2014
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Weak Password Advice From Microsoft
Andrey Dulkin, Senior Director, Cyber Innovation, CyberArkCommentary
Tempting as it may seem to do away with strong passwords for low-risk websites, password reuse is still a significant threat to both users and business.
By Andrey Dulkin Senior Director, Cyber Innovation, CyberArk, 7/28/2014
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Internet of Things: 4 Security Tips From The Military
Michael K. Daly, CTO, Cybersecurity & Special Missions, Raytheon Intelligence, Information & ServicesCommentary
The military has been connecting mobile command posts, unmanned vehicles, and wearable computers for decades. It’s time to take a page from their battle plan.
By Michael K. Daly CTO, Cybersecurity & Special Missions, Raytheon Intelligence, Information & Services, 7/25/2014
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Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed
Alison Diana, Senior EditorCommentary
Johns Hopkins patient privacy violation didn't involve Google Glass or wearables but indicates why the healthcare industry must head off trouble with wearables in clinical settings.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/23/2014
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Summer Travel Cyber Security Tips For Government Employees
Jerry Irvine, Commentary
Vacationing as a government employee brings special security concerns. Follow these precautions to protect your devices and data on the beach and beyond.
By Jerry Irvine , 7/23/2014
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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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CVE-2014-0640
Published: 2014-08-20
EMC RSA Archer GRC Platform 5.x before 5.5 SP1 allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended restrictions on resource access via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2014-0641
Published: 2014-08-20
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in EMC RSA Archer GRC Platform 5.x before 5.5 SP1 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users.

CVE-2014-2505
Published: 2014-08-20
EMC RSA Archer GRC Platform 5.x before 5.5 SP1 allows remote attackers to trigger the download of arbitrary code, and consequently change the product's functionality, via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2014-2511
Published: 2014-08-20
Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in EMC Documentum WebTop before 6.7 SP1 P28 and 6.7 SP2 before P14 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) startat or (2) entryId parameter.

CVE-2014-2515
Published: 2014-08-20
EMC Documentum D2 3.1 before P24, 3.1SP1 before P02, 4.0 before P11, 4.1 before P16, and 4.2 before P05 does not properly restrict tickets provided by D2GetAdminTicketMethod and D2RefreshCacheMethod, which allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges via a request for a superuser ticket.

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