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Dragos Buys ICS Firm with US Dept. of Energy Roots
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
NexDefense ICS security tool will be offered for free by Dragos.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/18/2019
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4 Reasons to Take an 'Inside Out' View of Security
Earl D. Matthews, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at VerodinCommentary
When you approach security from the inside out, you're protecting your data by determining the most vital applications and using a risk-based strategy, which focuses on the most valuable and vulnerable assets.
By Earl D. Matthews Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Verodin, 3/14/2019
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Startup Armor Scientific Launches Multifactor Identity System
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
Company aims to replace usernames and passwords by combining GPS location, biometrics, and keys issued through a blockchain-based network.
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 3/4/2019
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Here's What Happened When a SOC Embraced Automation
Heather Hixon,  Senior Solutions Architect, DFLabsCommentary
Despite initial apprehension, security engineers and analysts immediately began to notice a variety of benefits.
By Heather Hixon Senior Solutions Architect, DFLabs, 3/4/2019
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Human Negligence to Blame for the Majority of Insider Threats
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
In 98% of the assessments conducted for its research, Dtex found employees exposed proprietary company information on the Web a 20% jump from 2018.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/21/2019
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The Evolution of SIEM
Chetan Mundhada, Vice President of Sales at NETMONASTERYCommentary
Expectations for these security information and event management systems have grown over the years, in ways that just aren't realistic.
By Chetan Mundhada Vice President of Sales at NETMONASTERY, 1/23/2019
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How Well Is Your Organization Investing Its Cybersecurity Dollars?
Jack Jones, Chairman, FAIR InstituteCommentary
The principles, methods, and tools for performing good risk measurement already exist and are being used successfully by organizations today. They take some effort -- and are totally worth it.
By Jack Jones Chairman, FAIR Institute, 12/11/2018
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Cyber Crooks Diversify Business with Multi-Intent Malware
Avi Chesla, CEO and Founder, empowCommentary
The makers of malware have realized that if they're going to invest time and money in compromising cyber defenses, they should do everything they can to monetize their achievement.
By Avi Chesla CEO and Founder, empow, 11/15/2018
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Energy Sector's IT Networks in the Bulls-Eye
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Attackers are actively infiltrating energy organizations and utilities for reconnaissance purposes.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/5/2018
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7 Non-Computer Hacks That Should Never Happen
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
From paper to IoT, security researchers offer tips for protecting common attack surfaces that you're probably overlooking.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/5/2018
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Security Researchers Struggle with Bot Management Programs
Kaan Onarlioglu, Senior Security Researcher, AkamaiCommentary
Bots are a known problem, but researchers will tell you that bot defenses create problems of their own when it comes to valuable data.
By Kaan Onarlioglu Senior Security Researcher, Akamai, 10/10/2018
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Turn the NIST Cybersecurity Framework into Reality: 5 Steps
Mukul Kumar & Anupam Sahai, CISO & VP of Cyber Practice and VP Product Management, Cavirin SystemsCommentary
Actionable advice for tailoring the National Institute of Standards and Technology's security road map to your company's business needs.
By Mukul Kumar & Anupam Sahai CISO & VP of Cyber Practice and VP Product Management, Cavirin Systems, 9/20/2018
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The Top 5 Security Threats & Mitigations for Industrial Networks
Barak Perelman, CEO, IndegyCommentary
While vastly different than their IT counterparts, operational technology environments share common risks and best practices.
By Barak Perelman CEO, Indegy, 9/18/2018
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The Economics of AI-Enabled Security
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
While AI greatly enhances security, Securonix CTO Tanuj Gulati points out the need for predictable cost models that insulate SOCs from the variables of massive data volume and intense real-time processing.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Filtering the Threat Intelligence Tsunami
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Reversing Labs CEO Mario Vuksan contends that SOCs are overwhelmed by global threat intelligence, and can benefit more from a targeted "pull" model that focuses on YARA-type binary pattern matching.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Ensuring Web Applications Are Hardened, Secure
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Ofer Maor of Synopsys Software Integrity Group describes how automated testing can non-intrusively pinpoint where developers may be inadvertently exposing data and/or violating compliance mandates.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Improving the Adoption of Security Automation
Dan Koloski, Vice President, Oracle's Systems Management and Security  products groupCommentary
Four barriers to automation and how to overcome them.
By Dan Koloski Vice President, Oracle's Systems Management and Security products group, 6/20/2018
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Panorays Debuts With $5 Million Investment
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Panorays, a company focusing on third-party security issues for the enterprise, has exited stealth mode.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/5/2018
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I, for One, Welcome Our Robotic Security Overlords
Danelle Au, VP Strategy, SafeBreachCommentary
Automation will come in more subtle ways than C-3PO and it's transforming cybersecurity.
By Danelle Au VP Strategy, SafeBreach, 6/5/2018
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Building a Safe, Efficient, Cost-Effective Security Infrastructure
Ken Mills, General Manager of IoT, Surveillance and Security, Dell EMCCommentary
The Industrial Internet of Things allows organizations to address both physical and digital security concerns.
By Ken Mills General Manager of IoT, Surveillance and Security, Dell EMC, 6/4/2018
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CVE-2019-6149
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-18
An unquoted search path vulnerability was identified in Lenovo Dynamic Power Reduction Utility prior to version 2.2.2.0 that could allow a malicious user with local access to execute code with administrative privileges.
CVE-2018-15509
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-18
Five9 Agent Desktop Plus 10.0.70 has Incorrect Access Control (issue 2 of 2).
CVE-2018-20806
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-17
Phamm (aka PHP LDAP Virtual Hosting Manager) 0.6.8 allows XSS via the login page (the /public/main.php action parameter).
CVE-2019-5616
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-15
CircuitWerkes Sicon-8, a hardware device used for managing electrical devices, ships with a web-based front-end controller and implements an authentication mechanism in JavaScript that is run in the context of a user's web browser.
CVE-2018-17882
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-15
An Integer overflow vulnerability exists in the batchTransfer function of a smart contract implementation for CryptoBotsBattle (CBTB), an Ethereum token. This vulnerability could be used by an attacker to create an arbitrary amount of tokens for any user.