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SMBs Paid $301 Million to Ransomware Attackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
But small- to midsized businesses are taking a tougher stand against ransomware attacks, according to a survey released today of the 2016-2017 period.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/21/2017
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Siemens' New ICS/SCADA Security Service a Sign of the Times
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Major ICS/SCADA vendors are entering the managed security services business with cloud-based offerings for energy and other industrial sectors.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/19/2017
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Security Orchestration & Automation: Parsing the Options
Dario Forte, CEO, DFLabsCommentary
Once you head down the path of orchestration, security teams will need to decide how much automation they are ready for. Here's how.
By Dario Forte CEO, DFLabs, 9/15/2017
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A New Model for 'Mathematically Provable Security'
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, CommentaryVideo
Winn Schwartau, CEO of The Security Awareness Company, says we all know the old model of security is broken and it's time for a new one.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 9/14/2017
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Endpoint Security Overload
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
CISOs and their teams are over-investing in endpoint security tools, driving inefficiency and a need to consolidate data.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/5/2017
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Security Analytics: Making the Leap from Data Lake to Meaningful Insight
Nik Whitfield, Computer Scientist & Security Technology EntrepreneurCommentary
Once you've got a lake full of data, it's essential that your analysis isn't left stranded on the shore.
By Nik Whitfield Computer Scientist & Security Technology Entrepreneur, 8/29/2017
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Curbing the Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage with AI
Deborah Golden, Principal, Deloitte & Touche, and Federal  Cyber-Risk LeaderCommentary
By using cognitive technologies, an organization can address the talent shortage by getting more productivity from current employees and improving processes.
By Deborah Golden Principal, Deloitte & Touche, and Federal Cyber-Risk Leader, 8/18/2017
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What CISOs Need to Know about the Psychology behind Security Analysis
Kumar Saurabh, CEO and co-founder of LogicHubCommentary
Bandwidth, boredom and cognitive bias are three weak spots that prevent analysts from identifying threats. Here's how to compensate.
By Kumar Saurabh CEO and co-founder of LogicHub, 8/14/2017
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Using AI to Break Detection Models
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Pitting machine learning bots against one another is the new spy vs. spy battle in cybersecurity today.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/25/2017
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How Bad Data Alters Machine Learning Results
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Machine learning models tested on single sources of data can prove inaccurate when presented with new sources of information.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/13/2017
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How to Succeed at Incident Response Metrics
Tom Webb, Incident Handler, SANS Internet Storm CenterCommentary
Establishing a baseline of what information you need is an essential first step.
By Tom Webb Incident Handler, SANS Internet Storm Center, 6/2/2017
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Going Beyond Checkbox Security
InformationWeek Staff, CommentaryVideo
Terry Barbounis, cybersecurity evangelist for CenturyLink, stops by the InformationWeek News Desk.
By InformationWeek Staff , 5/24/2017
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How to Integrate Threat Intel & DevOps
Andrew Storms, VP Security Services, New ContextCommentary
Automating intelligence can help your organization in myriad ways.
By Andrew Storms VP Security Services, New Context, 5/4/2017
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Call Center Fraud Spiked 113% in 2016
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Criminals are increasingly spoofing caller ID using VoIP apps including Skype or Google Voice to hide their identity and location, according to a report released today by Pindrop Labs.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/26/2017
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Machine Learning in Security: 4 Factors to Consider
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Key factors to consider before adding machine learning to your security strategy.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/21/2017
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10 Questions To Get Practical Answers At Interop ITX
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
May 15-19 in Las Vegas: How to get solutions and advice from top speakers for the things that you really want to know.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2017
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Teaching Hospitals at Greater Data Breach Risk
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
John Hopkins researcher studies data breaches at hospitals between 2009 and 2016.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/6/2017
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Data Visualization: Keeping an Eye on Security
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRACommentary
Visualization can be one of the most powerful approaches a security team can use to make sense of vast quantities of data. So why does it end up as an afterthought?
By Joshua Goldfarb Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRA, 3/27/2017
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Fortune 1000 Companies See Security Ratings Drop
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Fortune 1000 businesses report more breaches, and lower security performance, than their non-F1000 counterparts.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 3/8/2017
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Trust, Cloud & the Quest for a Glass Wall around Security
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentary
In the next year, were going to see a leap towards strategic, business-level objectives that can be resolved by simplifying infrastructure and granting greater visibility in real time.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 3/8/2017
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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.