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Which Apps Should You Secure First? Wrong Question.
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast SecurityCommentary
Instead, develop security instrumentation capability and stop wasting time on '4 terrible tactics' that focus on the trivial.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 3/5/2015
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How Secure Are You?
Scott Montgomery , VP and CTO-Americas & Public Sector, Intel Security
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework can help you understand your risks.
By Scott Montgomery VP and CTO-Americas & Public Sector, Intel Security, 3/5/2015
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A ‘Building Code’ For Internet of Things Security, Privacy
Greg Shannon, Ph.D., chair, IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative & Chief Scientist, CERT Division, Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering InstituteCommentary
In the fast-emerging IoT, medical device safety is reaching a critical juncture. Here are three challenges InfoSec professionals should begin to think about now.
By Greg Shannon Ph.D., chair, IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative & Chief Scientist, CERT Division, Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, 3/4/2015
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FREAK Out: Yet Another New SSL/TLS Bug Found
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Old-school, export-grade crypto standard used until the 1990s can be triggered to downgrade security of client, servers, researchers find.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/3/2015
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Compliance & Security: A Race To The Bottom?
Kevin E. Greene, Software Assurance Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology DirectorateCommentary
Compliance is meaningless if organizations don’t use it as a starting point to understand and mitigate risks within their environment.
By Kevin E. Greene Software Assurance Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, 3/3/2015
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Why Security Awareness Alone Won’t Stop Hackers
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
End-user training is a noble pursuit but it’s no defense against “low and slow” attacks that take months and years to carry out.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 3/2/2015
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5 New Vulnerabilities Uncovered In SAP
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Onapsis researchers find bugs in SAP BusinessObjects and SAP HANA.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/26/2015
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Our Governments Are Making Us More Vulnerable
Corey Nachreiner, Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Stuxnet opened Pandora’s box and today state-sponsored cyber security policies continue to put us at risk. Here are three reasons why.
By Corey Nachreiner Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard Technologies, 2/19/2015
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Researchers Report Details On Arabic-Speaking Cyberespionage Gang
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Trend Micro and Kaspersky researchers warn of Middle Eastern attack campaigns focused on "perceived enemies of Islam."
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/17/2015
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Why The USA Hacks
Mike Walls, Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWaveCommentary
The U.S. government views cyberspace as just another theater of war akin to air, land and sea, and it operates in the domain for one basic reason: national defense.
By Mike Walls Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWave, 2/17/2015
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Sony Hack: Poster Child For A New Era Of Cyber Attacks
Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdStrikeCommentary
What made the Sony breach unique is the combination of four common tactics into a single orchestrated campaign designed to bend a victim to the will of the attackers.
By Dmitri Alperovitch Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdStrike, 2/13/2015
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A Winning Strategy: Must Patch, Should Patch, Can't Patch
Jeff Schilling, CSO, FirehostCommentary
The best way to have a significant impact on your company's security posture is to develop an organized effort for patching vulnerabilities.
By Jeff Schilling CSO, Firehost, 2/11/2015
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Chinese Hacking Group Codoso Team Uses Forbes.com As Watering Hole
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
ASLR vulnerability patched today used in tandem with previously patched Flash vuln to carry out drive-by-downloads against political and economic targets
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/10/2015
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How Malware Bypasses Our Most Advanced Security Measures
Alon Nafta, Senior Security Researcher, SentinelOneCommentary
We unpack three common attack vectors and five evasion detection techniques.
By Alon Nafta Senior Security Researcher, SentinelOne, 2/10/2015
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Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap: 3 Big Steps
Michelle Drolet, Founder, TowerwallCommentary
The stakes are high. Establishing clear pathways into the industry, standardizing jobs, and assessing skills will require industry-wide consensus and earnest collaboration.
By Michelle Drolet Founder, Towerwall, 2/9/2015
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Anthem Breach Should Convince Healthcare To Double Down On Security
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Mega breach brings focus back on inadequacies of healthcare security.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/6/2015
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Why Israel Hacks
Mike Walls, Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWaveCommentary
Israel's tenuous position in the world drives its leaders to stay ahead of its cyber adversaries, chief among them the Islamic Republic of Iran.
By Mike Walls Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWave, 2/5/2015
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A Mere 8 Days After Breach, Anthem Healthcare Notifies Customers
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Was the data encrypted in storage? Investigators aren't saying, but they hint that it wouldn't matter either way.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/5/2015
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Shifting Paradigms: The Case for Cyber Counter-Intelligence
Adam Firestone, President & GM, Kaspersky Government Security SolutionsCommentary
Cyber Counter-Intelligence and traditional information security share many aspects. But CCI picks up where infosec ends -- with an emphasis on governance, automation, timeliness, and reporting.
By Adam Firestone President & GM, Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, 2/4/2015
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Proposed Federal Data Breach Law Is Nice Gesture But No Panacea
Rick Kam, President & Co-founder, ID ExpertsCommentary
President Obama’s SOTU proposal demonstrates the growing importance of data protection for individuals but does little to address compliance complexities for business.
By Rick Kam President & Co-founder, ID Experts, 2/3/2015
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CVE-2014-2130
Published: 2015-03-05
Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) provides an unintentional administration web interface based on Apache Tomcat, which allows remote authenticated users to modify application files and configuration files, and consequently execute arbitrary code, by leveraging administrative privileges, aka B...

CVE-2014-9688
Published: 2015-03-05
Unspecified vulnerability in the Ninja Forms plugin before 2.8.10 for WordPress has unknown impact and remote attack vectors related to admin users.

CVE-2015-0598
Published: 2015-03-05
The RADIUS implementation in Cisco IOS and IOS XE allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device reload) via crafted IPv6 Attributes in Access-Accept packets, aka Bug IDs CSCur84322 and CSCur27693.

CVE-2015-0607
Published: 2015-03-05
The Authentication Proxy feature in Cisco IOS does not properly handle invalid AAA return codes from RADIUS and TACACS+ servers, which allows remote attackers to bypass authentication in opportunistic circumstances via a connection attempt that triggers an invalid code, as demonstrated by a connecti...

CVE-2015-0657
Published: 2015-03-05
Cisco IOS XR allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (RSVP process reload) via a malformed RSVP packet, aka Bug ID CSCur69192.

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