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3 Lessons From The Yahoo Breach
Cemal Dikmen, Chief Security Officer for SS8Commentary
Your organization must address these blind spots to detect sophisticated attacks.
By Cemal Dikmen Chief Security Officer for SS8, 1/20/2017
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Cyber Lessons From The NSAs Admiral Michael Rogers
Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, IllummioCommentary
Security teams must get better at catching intruders where we have the advantage: on our own networks.
By Nathaniel Gleicher Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, Illummio, 1/19/2017
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Threat Attribution: Misunderstood & Abused
Malwarebytes Labs, Malwarebytes Labs
Despite its many pitfalls, threat attribution remains an important part of any incident response plan. Heres why.
By Malwarebytes Labs Malwarebytes Labs, 1/18/2017
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Close The Gap Between IT & Security To Reduce The Impact Of Cyber Threats
Travis Rosiek, Chief Technology Officer at TychonCommentary
IT and security teams work more effectively together than apart.
By Travis Rosiek Chief Technology Officer at Tychon, 1/17/2017
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Ransomware: How A Security Inconvenience Became The Industry's Most-Feared Vulnerability
Gur Shatz, CTO and co-founder, Cato NetworksCommentary
There are all sorts of ways to curb ransomware, so why has it spread so successfully?
By Gur Shatz CTO and co-founder, Cato Networks, 1/16/2017
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FBI Chief: Russian Hackers Exploited Outdated RNC Server, But Not Trump Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Latest Ukraine Blackout Tied To 2015 Cyberattackers
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Broad cyberattack campaign hitting finance, energy, transporation in Ukraine were meant to disrupt but not cause major damage, researchers say.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/10/2017
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Record Number of Vulns For Adobe, Microsoft, Apple In '16, Says ZDI
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Advantech makes surprise debut on vulnerability list at number two, right behind Adobe
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 1/10/2017
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'Molecular' Cybersecurity Vs. Information Cybersecurity
David Zahn, General Manager of Cybersecurity at PASCommentary
When it comes to industrial processes, security begins at the molecular level.
By David Zahn General Manager of Cybersecurity at PAS, 1/10/2017
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DHS Designates Election Systems As Critical Infrastructure
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The Department of Homeland Security has deemed the nation's voting system as part of its critical infrastructure, citing security reasons.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/9/2017
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The Limitations Of Phishing Education
Eyal Benishti, CEO & Founder of IRONSCALESCommentary
Human nature means that education will only go so far. Technology needs to take up the slack.
By Eyal Benishti CEO & Founder of IRONSCALES, 1/9/2017
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How Machine Learning For Behavior Analytics & Anomaly Detection Speeds Mitigation
Liviu Arsene, Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender
By relying on artificial intelligence to identify suspicious network activity or behavior, machine learning can adapt to both business needs and new threats.
By Liviu Arsene Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender, 1/9/2017
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Putin Directed Cyberattack, Propaganda Operation To Influence US Election
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
US Office of the Director of National Intelligence releases unclassified version of intel community's findings on Russia's attempts to influence US presidential race via cyberattacks, leaks, and pure propaganda.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/6/2017
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Cybersecurity Expert Links Taiwan And Europe ATM Hacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Group-IB says both attacks were likely carried out by Cobalt group using malware ATM spitter.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/6/2017
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Top US Intel Officials Double Down On Russian Hacking Allegations
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Russian nation-state had 'more than one motive' in breaches and leaks of DNC, Podesta emails, officials tell Senate committee.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/5/2017
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7 Ways To Fine-Tune Your Threat Intelligence Model
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
The nature of security threats is too dynamic for set-and-forget. Here are some ways to shake off that complacency.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 1/5/2017
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Why Ransomware Is Only Going To Get Worse
Rick Orloff, VP, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Privacy Officer at Code42Commentary
The meteoric rise of the problem stems from a lack of preparedness and simple economics.
By Rick Orloff VP, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Privacy Officer at Code42, 1/5/2017
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Trump Tweets Doubts On Intel Report Of Russian Involvement
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
President-elect backs his belief on WikiLeaks founders statement, will meet heads of intel agencies tomorrow to discuss report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/5/2017
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A Look Inside Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
It's time for security researchers and vendors to agree on a standard responsible disclosure timeline.
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 1/5/2017
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DHS-FBI Report Shows Russian Attribution's A Bear
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Political and technical fallout from the DHS-FBI joint 'Grizzly Steppe' report on Russia's role in the recent election-related hacks causes more chaos than closure.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/4/2017
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CVE-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.x mishandles requests for Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) objects, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an application that processes graphics data, as demonstrated b...

CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

CVE-2015-6003
Published: 2015-10-15
Directory traversal vulnerability in QNAP QTS before 4.1.4 build 0910 and 4.2.x before 4.2.0 RC2 build 0910, when AFP is enabled, allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to an OS X (1) user or (2) guest account.

CVE-2015-6333
Published: 2015-10-15
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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