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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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4 Lasting Impacts Of The Hacking Team Leaks
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Doxing attack against Italian surveillance company put some nasty tools in the hands of attackers and might be the final nail in the coffin for Adobe Flash.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/15/2015
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The End Of Whac-A-Mole: From Incident Response To Strategic Intelligence
Rick Howard, CSO, Palo Alto NetworksCommentary
In the face of mounting cybercrime, hacktivism, and espionage, network defenders need to transform their tactical IR groups into full-scale cyber intelligence teams.
By Rick Howard CSO, Palo Alto Networks, 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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Why China Wants Your Sensitive Data
Adam Meyers, VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrikeCommentary
Since May 2014, the Chinese government has been amassing a 'Facebook for human intelligence.' Here's what it's doing with the info.
By Adam Meyers VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrike, 6/24/2015
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Child Exploitation & Assassins For Hire On The Deep Web
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
'Census report' of the unindexed parts of the Internet unearths everything from Bitcoin-laundering services to assassins for hire.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/23/2015
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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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Cybercrime Can Give Attackers 1,425% Return on Investment
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Going rates on the black market show ransomware and carding attack campaign managers have plenty to gain.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/9/2015
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Chinese ISP: China Is Victim Of Foreign State-Backed APT Group
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Qihoo 360 says that OceanLotus has been stealing information from Chinese government agencies and maritime institutions since 2012.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/4/2015
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'Adversary Intelligence' Finds Criminals Not As Smart As Their Code
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The adversary using the stealthy Rombertik malware wasn't nearly as stealthy.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/3/2015
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Profile Of A Cybercrime Petty Thief
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Trend Micro provides peek at methods of amateur, lone-wolf carder.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/26/2015
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A Threat Intelligence-Sharing Reality-Check
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Many organizations employ sharing one-way (gathering) and mainly for 'CYA,' experts say.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/26/2015
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Cyber Threat Analysis: A Call for Clarity
Michael McMahon, Director, Cyber Strategy & Analysis, Innovative Analytics & Training, LLCCommentary
The general public deserves less hyperbole and more straight talk
By Michael McMahon Director, Cyber Strategy & Analysis, Innovative Analytics & Training, LLC, 5/22/2015
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Retailers Take 197 Days To Detect Advanced Threat, Study Says
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Most common method of identifying them as advanced threats is a "gut feeling."
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/19/2015
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Experts Urge InfoSec Info Sharing At Columbia-GCIG Conference
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
'It all starts at the bar with a beer.'
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/18/2015
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Drinking from the Malware Fire Hose
John Bambenek , Senior Threat Researcher, Fidelis Cybersecurity
Take a staged approach to processing malware in bulk so that scarce and time-limited resources can be prioritized for only those threats that truly require them.
By John Bambenek Senior Threat Researcher, Fidelis Cybersecurity, 5/15/2015
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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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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.

CVE-2015-1840
Published: 2015-07-26
jquery_ujs.js in jquery-rails before 3.1.3 and 4.x before 4.0.4 and rails.js in jquery-ujs before 1.0.4, as used with Ruby on Rails 3.x and 4.x, allow remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy, and trigger transmission of a CSRF token to a different-domain web server, via a leading space cha...

CVE-2015-1872
Published: 2015-07-26
The ff_mjpeg_decode_sof function in libavcodec/mjpegdec.c in FFmpeg before 2.5.4 does not validate the number of components in a JPEG-LS Start Of Frame segment, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds array access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via craft...

CVE-2015-2847
Published: 2015-07-26
Honeywell Tuxedo Touch before 5.2.19.0_VA relies on client-side authentication involving JavaScript, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions by removing USERACCT requests from the client-server data stream.

CVE-2015-2848
Published: 2015-07-26
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in Honeywell Tuxedo Touch before 5.2.19.0_VA allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests associated with home-automation commands, as demonstrated by a door-unlock command.

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