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New Technology Detects Cyberattacks By Their Power Consumption
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Startup's "power fingerprinting" approach catches stealthy malware within milliseconds in DOE test.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/20/2015
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Why North Korea Hacks
Mike Walls, Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWaveCommentary
The motivation behind Democratic People’s Republic of Korea hacking is rooted in a mix of retribution, paranoia, and the immature behavior of an erratic leader.
By Mike Walls Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWave, 1/15/2015
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Nation-State Cyberthreats: Why They Hack
Mike Walls, Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWaveCommentary
All nations are not created equal and, like individual hackers, each has a different motivation and capability.
By Mike Walls Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWave, 1/8/2015
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Using Free Tools To Detect Attacks On ICS/SCADA Networks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
ICS/SCADA experts say open-source network security monitoring software is a simple and cheap way to catch hackers targeting plant operations.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/8/2015
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Deconstructing The Sony Hack: What I Know From Inside The Military
Jeff Schilling, CSO, FirehostCommentary
Don't get caught up in the guessing game on attribution. The critical task is to understand the threat data and threat actor tactics to ensure you are not vulnerable to the same attack.
By Jeff Schilling CSO, Firehost, 1/6/2015
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Cybercrime Dipped During Holiday Shopping Season
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The number of businesses breached dropped by half from years past, but attackers got more bang for their buck in terms of stolen records, a new IBM report reveals.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/5/2015
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Why Digital Forensics In Incident Response Matters More Now
Craig Carpenter, President & COO, Resolution1 SecurityCommentary
By understanding what happened, when, how, and why, security teams can prevent similar breaches from occurring in the future.
By Craig Carpenter President & COO, Resolution1 Security, 12/24/2014
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FBI Calls For Law Facilitating Security Information Sharing
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Uniform breach notification laws and amendments to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act are also on the list.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/11/2014
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Ex-NSA Agents' Security Startup Lands $8 Million In Funding
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Area 1 Security, launched in May, uses behavioral data to stop early-stage attacks from going further.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/10/2014
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Online Ad Fraud Exposed: Advertisers Losing $6.3 Billion To $10 Billion Per Year
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new study conducted by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the security firm White Ops tracked online ad traffic patterns for 36 major companies and discovered epic levels of abuse.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/9/2014
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Why ‘Regin’ Malware Changes Threatscape Economics
Adam Firestone, President & GM, Kaspersky Government Security SolutionsCommentary
Never before have attackers been able to deploy a common malware platform and configure it as necessary with low-cost, quick-turnaround business logic apps.
By Adam Firestone President & GM, Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, 12/4/2014
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Leveraging The Kill Chain For Awesome
Sean Mason, VP, Incident Response, Resolution1 SecurityCommentary
There are good reasons the Kill Chain is being used by some of the most successful information security teams around. Here are three.
By Sean Mason VP, Incident Response, Resolution1 Security, 12/2/2014
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Breaking the Code: The Role of Visualization in Security Research
Thibault Reuille, Security Researcher, OpenDNSCommentary
In today’s interconnected, data rich IT environments, passive inspection of information is not enough.
By Thibault Reuille Security Researcher, OpenDNS, 12/1/2014
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Data Management Vs. Data Loss Prevention: Vive La Différence!
Todd Feinman,  President & CEO, Identity FinderCommentary
A sensitive data management strategy can include the use of DLP technology, but it also involves a comprehensive understanding of where your data is and what specifically is at risk.
By Todd Feinman President & CEO, Identity Finder, 11/25/2014
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Deconstructing The Cyber Kill Chain
Giora Engel, VP Product & Strategy, LightCyberCommentary
As sexy as it is, the Cyber Kill Chain model can actually be detrimental to network security because it reinforces old-school, perimeter-focused, malware-prevention thinking.
By Giora Engel VP Product & Strategy, LightCyber, 11/18/2014
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Rethinking Security With A System Of 'Checks & Balances'
Brian Foster, CTO, DamballaCommentary
For too long, enterprises have given power to one branch of security governance -- prevention -- at the expense of the other two: detection and response.
By Brian Foster CTO, Damballa, 11/14/2014
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Time To Turn The Tables On Attackers
Amit Yoran, President, RSACommentary
As a security industry, we need to arm business with innovative technologies that provide visibility, analysis, and action to prevent inevitable breaches from causing irreparable damage.
By Amit Yoran President, RSA, 11/13/2014
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Better Together: Why Cyber Security Vendors Are Teaming Up
Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber , Managing Partner & Partner, YL VenturesCommentary
Alliances, mergers, and acquisitions are ushering in an era of unprecedented “co-opetition” among former rivals for your point solution business.
By Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber Managing Partner & Partner, YL Ventures, 11/12/2014
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How Enterprises Can Get The Most From Threat Intelligence
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Understanding the threats faced by your organization can improve your defenses. Here are some tips for choosing tools and services -- and maximizing their impact.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/11/2014
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Workplace Privacy: Big Brother Is Watching
David Melnick, Founder & CEO, WebLife BalanceCommentary
Companies may have the right to monitor employees who are checking their bank balances or shopping online on corporate networks. The real question is, should they?
By David Melnick Founder & CEO, WebLife Balance, 11/4/2014
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CVE-2014-8802
Published: 2015-01-23
The Pie Register plugin before 2.0.14 for WordPress does not properly restrict access to certain functions in pie-register.php, which allows remote attackers to (1) add a user by uploading a crafted CSV file or (2) activate a user account via a verifyit action.

CVE-2014-9623
Published: 2015-01-23
OpenStack Glance 2014.2.x through 2014.2.1, 2014.1.3, and earlier allows remote authenticated users to bypass the storage quote and cause a denial of service (disk consumption) by deleting an image in the saving state.

CVE-2014-9638
Published: 2015-01-23
oggenc in vorbis-tools 1.4.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and crash) via a WAV file with the number of channels set to zero.

CVE-2014-9639
Published: 2015-01-23
Integer overflow in oggenc in vorbis-tools 1.4.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted number of channels in a WAV file, which triggers an out-of-bounds memory access.

CVE-2014-9640
Published: 2015-01-23
oggenc/oggenc.c in vorbis-tools 1.4.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via a crafted raw file.

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