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Tax Reform, Cybersecurity-Style
Ben Johnson, Co-founder and CTO, Obsidian SecurityCommentary
How the security industry can be more effective and efficient by recognizing four hidden "taxes" in the buying and selling process.
By Ben Johnson Co-founder and CTO, Obsidian Security, 1/18/2018
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California Predicted to Lose $329M to Cybercrime in 2018
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Golden State will be hit hardest but New York will lose the most money per incident.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/18/2018
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Schneider Electric: TRITON/TRISIS Attack Used 0-Day Flaw in its Safety Controller System, and a RAT
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
ICS/SCADA vendor discloses in-depth analysis of a recent targeted attack against one of its customers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/18/2018
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Where to Find Security Holes in Serverless Architecture
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Serverless architectures take away business responsibility for server management, but security should still be top of mind.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/17/2018
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Which CISO 'Tribe' Do You Belong To?
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
New research categorizes CISOs into four distinct groups based on factors related to workforce, governance, and security controls.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/17/2018
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Living with Risk: Where Organizations Fall Short
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
People tasked with protecting data are too often confused about what they need to do, even with a solid awareness of the threats they face.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 1/17/2018
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1 in 9 Online Accounts Created in 2017 Was Fraudulent
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Account takeovers hot, stolen credit cards not.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/16/2018
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In Security & Life, Busy Is Not a Badge of Honor
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRACommentary
All security teams are busy, but not all security teams are productive. The difference between the two is huge.
By Joshua Goldfarb Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRA, 1/16/2018
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Mental Models & Security: Thinking Like a Hacker
Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVaultCommentary
These seven approaches can change the way you tackle problems.
By Javvad Malik Security Advocate at AlienVault, 1/16/2018
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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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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.