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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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FireEye Offers Free Tool to Detect Malicious Remote Logins
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Open source GeoLogonalyzer helps to weed out hackers exploiting stolen credentials to log into their targets.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/30/2018
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Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Cybersecurity
Craig Hinkley, CEO, WhiteHat SecurityCommentary
The ability to learn gives security-focused AI and ML apps unrivaled speed and accuracy over their more basic, automated predecessors. But they are not a silver bullet. Yet.
By Craig Hinkley CEO, WhiteHat Security, 5/30/2018
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6 Steps for Applying Data Science to Security
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Two experts share their data science know-how in a tutorial focusing on internal DNS query analysis.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 5/23/2018
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New Survey Shows Hybrid Cloud Confidence
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Executives are mostly confident in their hybrid cloud security, according to the results of a new survey.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/23/2018
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How Measuring Security for Risk & ROI Can Empower CISOs
Vikram Phatak, Chief Executive Officer of NSS LabsCommentary
For the vast majority of business decisions, organizations seek metrics-driven proof. Why is cybersecurity the exception?
By Vikram Phatak Chief Executive Officer of NSS Labs, 3/28/2018
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CVE-2019-8980
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
A memory leak in the kernel_read_file function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel through 4.20.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering vfs_read failures.
CVE-2019-8979
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
Koseven through 3.3.9, and Kohana through 3.3.6, has SQL Injection when the order_by() parameter can be controlled.
CVE-2013-7469
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
Seafile through 6.2.11 always uses the same Initialization Vector (IV) with Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) Mode to encrypt private data, making it easier to conduct chosen-plaintext attacks or dictionary attacks.
CVE-2018-20146
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
An issue was discovered in Liquidware ProfileUnity before 6.8.0 with Liquidware FlexApp before 6.8.0. A local user could obtain administrator rights, as demonstrated by use of PowerShell.
CVE-2019-5727
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
Splunk Web in Splunk Enterprise 6.5.x before 6.5.5, 6.4.x before 6.4.9, 6.3.x before 6.3.12, 6.2.x before 6.2.14, 6.1.x before 6.1.14, and 6.0.x before 6.0.15 and Splunk Light before 6.6.0 has Persistent XSS, aka SPL-138827.