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Finding The ROI Of Threat Intelligence: 5 Steps
Ryan Trost, CIO & Co-founder, ThreatQuotientCommentary
Advice from a former SOC manager on how to leverage threat intel without increasing the bottom line.
By Ryan Trost CIO & Co-founder, ThreatQuotient, 7/22/2015
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How I Learned To Love Active Defense
John Strand, SANS Senior Instructor & Owner, Black Hills Information SecurityCommentary
Yes, traditional cyber defenses can be effective. They just need to be a little more active.
By John Strand SANS Senior Instructor & Owner, Black Hills Information Security, 7/20/2015
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Poor Priorities, Lack Of Resources Put Enterprises At Risk, Security Pros Say
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingNews
In Black Hat survey, security professionals say misplaced enterprise priorities often leave them without the time and budget they need to address the most critical threats.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 7/15/2015
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Creating Your Own Threat Intel Through ‘Hunting’ & Visualization
Raffael Marty, Founder & CEO, pixlcloudCommentary
How security analysts armed with a visual interface can use data science to find hidden attacks and the ‘unknown unknowns.’
By Raffael Marty Founder & CEO, pixlcloud, 7/9/2015
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User Monitoring Not Keeping Up With Risk Managers' Needs
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Biggest concern is negligence, but monitoring capabilities can't detect this type of activity within most applications.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/24/2015
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The Dark Web: An Untapped Source For Threat Intelligence
Jason Polancich, Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabsCommentary
Most organizations already have the tools for starting a low-cost, high-return Dark Web cyber intelligence program within their existing IT and cybersecurity teams. Here’s how.
By Jason Polancich Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabs, 6/23/2015
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Report: NSA Secretly Expanded Warrantless Internet Surveillance To Find Hackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New York Times: Intelligence agency went looking not for criminal hackers on foreign and American soil.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/4/2015
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What Does China-Russia 'No Hack' Pact Mean For US?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
It could be an Internet governance issue or a response to the U.S. DoD's new cyber strategy, but one thing is certain: it doesn't really mean China and Russia aren't spying on one another anymore.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/11/2015
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Big Data & The Security Skills Shortage
Peter Schlampp, VP of Products, PlatforaCommentary
Finding a security analyst with the data discovery experience to combat modern threats is like searching for the mythical unicorn. The person does not exist
By Peter Schlampp VP of Products, Platfora, 4/29/2015
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Note To Vendors: CISOs Don’t Want Your Analytical Tools
Rick Gordon, Managing Partner, Mach37 Cyber AcceleratorCommentary
What they need are solutions that deliver prioritized recommendations and confidence in the analytical rigor behind those recommendations to take meaningful action.
By Rick Gordon Managing Partner, Mach37 Cyber Accelerator, 4/28/2015
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Solving the Right Problem: Stop Adversaries, Not Just Their Tools
Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdStrikeCommentary
A malware-centric strategy is mere child’s play against today’s sophisticated adversaries. Here’s why.
By Dmitri Alperovitch Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdStrike, 4/9/2015
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Obama’s War On Hackers
Jeremiah Grossman, Commentary
Cybersecurity legislation, for the most part, is a good idea. But not without protections for bug bounty programs and other vital, proactive security research.
By Jeremiah Grossman , 4/6/2015
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Healthcare Is Ignoring Cyber Risk Intel, Academia Even Worse
Jason Polancich, Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabsCommentary
Healthcare and other sectors are indolently ignoring the process of gathering and using high-level intelligence to focus cyber defenses. Here’s proof.
By Jason Polancich Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabs, 3/31/2015
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Cyber Hunting: 5 Tips To Bag Your Prey
David J. Bianco, Security Architect, SqrrlCommentary
Knowing the lay of the land and where attackers hide is a key element in hunting, both in nature and in the cyber realm.
By David J. Bianco Security Architect, Sqrrl, 3/26/2015
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Context: Finding The Story Inside Your Security Operations Program
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye.Commentary
What’s missing in today’s chaotic, alert-driven incident response queue is the idea of a narrative that provides a detailed understanding of how an attack actually unfolds.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye., 3/23/2015
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Dark Reading Threat Intelligence Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
Threat intelligence is the best way to stay ahead of new and complex attacks, say survey respondents. How analytics influences their IT security strategies varies.
By InformationWeek Staff , 3/20/2015
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10 Ways To Measure IT Security Program Effectiveness
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
The right metrics can make or break a security program (or a budget meeting).
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/16/2015
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7 Deadly Sins Of Security Policy Change Management
Nimmy Reichenberg, VP of Strategy, AlgoSecCommentary
Mitigating these deadly sins requires process, visibility and automation. It’s an effort that will improve security and increase business agility.
By Nimmy Reichenberg VP of Strategy, AlgoSec, 3/16/2015
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Has Security Ops Outlived Its Purpose?
Tal Klein, VP Strategy, Lakeside Software.Commentary
CISOs will need more than higher headcounts and better automation tools to solve today's security problems.
By Tal Klein VP Strategy, Lakeside Software., 3/13/2015
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Deconstructing Threat Models: 3 Tips
Peleus Uhley, Lead Security Strategist, AdobeCommentary
There is no one-size-fits-all approach for creating cyber threat models. Just be flexible and keep your eye on the who, what, why, how and when.
By Peleus Uhley Lead Security Strategist, Adobe, 3/12/2015
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CVE-2015-0732
Published: 2015-07-28
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Cisco AsyncOS on the Web Security Appliance (WSA) 9.0.0-193; Email Security Appliance (ESA) 8.5.6-113, 9.1.0-032, 9.1.1-000, and 9.6.0-000; and Content Security Management Appliance (SMA) 9.1.0-033 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or ...

CVE-2015-2974
Published: 2015-07-28
LEMON-S PHP Gazou BBS plus before 2.36 allows remote attackers to upload arbitrary HTML documents via vectors involving a crafted image file.

CVE-2015-4287
Published: 2015-07-28
Cisco Firepower Extensible Operating System 1.1(1.86) on Firepower 9000 devices allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and obtain sensitive device information by visiting an unspecified web page, aka Bug ID CSCuu82230.

CVE-2015-4288
Published: 2015-07-28
The LDAP implementation on the Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) 8.5.0-000, Email Security Appliance (ESA) 8.5.7-042, and Content Security Management Appliance (SMA) 8.3.6-048 does not verify X.509 certificates from SSL servers, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof servers and obtain s...

CVE-2015-4692
Published: 2015-07-27
The kvm_apic_has_events function in arch/x86/kvm/lapic.h in the Linux kernel through 4.1.3 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging /dev/kvm access for an ioctl call.

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