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Security Worries? Let Policies Automate the Right Thing
John De Santis, CEO, HyTrustCommentary
By programming 'good' cybersecurity practices, organizations can override bad behavior, reduce risk, and improve the bottom line.
By John De Santis CEO, HyTrust, 12/20/2017
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Comprehensive Endpoint Protection Requires the Right Cyber Threat Intelligence
Adam Meyers, VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrikeCommentary
CTI falls into three main categories -- tactical, operational, and strategic -- and answers questions related to the "who, what, and why" of a cyber attack.
By Adam Meyers VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrike, 12/19/2017
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Improve Signal-to-Noise Ratio with 'Content Curation:' 5 Steps
Justin Monti, CTO, MKACyberCommentary
By intelligently managing signatures, correlation rules, filters and searches, you can see where your security architecture falls down, and how your tools can better defend the network.
By Justin Monti CTO, MKACyber, 12/5/2017
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The Looming War of Good AI vs. Bad AI
Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, FortinetCommentary
The rise of artificial intelligence, machine learning, hivenets, and next-generation morphic malware is leading to an arms race that enterprises must prepare for now.
By Derek Manky Global Security Strategist, Fortinet, 11/28/2017
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121 Pieces of Malware Flagged on NSA Employee's Home Computer
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Kaspersky Lab's internal investigation found a backdoor Trojan and other malware on the personal computer of the NSA employee who took home agency hacking tools.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/16/2017
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Death of the Tier 1 SOC Analyst
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Say goodbye to the entry-level security operations center (SOC) analyst as we know it.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/16/2017
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Deception Technology: Prevention Reimagined
Ofer Israeli, CEO & Founder, Illusive NetworksCommentary
How state-of-the-art tools make it practical and cost-effective to identify and engage attackers in early lateral movement stages to prevent them from reaching critical systems and data.
By Ofer Israeli CEO & Founder, Illusive Networks, 11/15/2017
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Siemens Teams Up with Tenable
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
ICS/SCADA vendor further extends its managed security services for critical infrastructure networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/8/2017
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Advanced Analytics + Frictionless Security: What CISOS Need to Know
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
Advances in analytics technologies promise to make identity management smarter and more transparent to users. But the process is neither straightforward nor easy.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 10/25/2017
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Unstructured Data: The Threat You Cannot See
Charles Fullwood, Software Practice Director at Force 3Commentary
Why security teams needs to take a cognitive approach to the increasing volumes of data flowing from sources they don't control.
By Charles Fullwood Software Practice Director at Force 3, 10/10/2017
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How to Live by the Code of Good Bots
Ido Safruti,  Founder and CTO at PerimeterXCommentary
Following these four tenets will show the world that your bot means no harm.
By Ido Safruti Founder and CTO at PerimeterX, 9/27/2017
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7 SIEM Situations That Can Sack Security Teams
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
SIEMs are considered an important tool for incident response, yet a large swath of users find seven major problems when working with SIEMs.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/27/2017
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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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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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FireEye CEO Shares State of IT Threat Landscape
InformationWeek Staff, CommentaryVideo
FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia talks about the state of the IT threat landscape and where enterprises should focus their attention when it comes to cybersecurity.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/23/2017
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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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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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Forget the Tax Man: Time for a DNS Security Audit
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Here's a 5-step DNS security review process that's not too scary and will help ensure your site availability and improve user experience.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/11/2017
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As Cloud Use Expands, So Do Security Blind Spots, Studies Show
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Three-quarters of IaaS and SaaS apps arent monitored.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/4/2017
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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.