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Note To Vendors: CISOs Donít 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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The Rise of Counterintelligence in Malware Investigations
John Bambenek , Senior Threat Researcher at Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions
The key to operationalizing cybersecurity threat intelligence rests in the critical thinking that establishes that a given indicator is, in fact, malicious.
By John Bambenek Senior Threat Researcher at Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, 4/22/2015
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White House's Daniel 'Intrigued' By UL-Type Model For IoT Security
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Michael Daniel, the national cybersecurity coordinator and assistant to the President, talks Internet of Things security and recent Executive Orders on intel-sharing and sanctions.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/20/2015
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Inside the 4 Most Common Threat Actor Tools
 Dr. Chase Cunningham, Head of Threat Intelligence, FireHostCommentary
How do you prevent your environment from becoming the next target? Turn the tables on your attackers.
By Dr. Chase Cunningham Head of Threat Intelligence, FireHost, 4/17/2015
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Harnessing The Power Of Cyber Threat Intelligence
Stu Solomon,  VP, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, iSIGHT PartnersCommentary
Here are six real-world examples of how changing your modus operandi from reactive to proactive can drive rapid response to the threats that matter.
By Stu Solomon VP, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, iSIGHT Partners, 4/16/2015
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Why Standardized Threat Data Will Help Stop the Next Big Breach
Bill Nelson, President & CEO, Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and CEO, SoltraCommentary
Adopting industry standards for threat intelligence will reduce a lot of the heavy lifting and free cyber security first responders to focus on what they do best.
By Bill Nelson President & CEO, Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and CEO, Soltra, 4/15/2015
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'APT-On-APT' Action
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New spin on the cyber espionage attack: spies hacking other spies for information.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/14/2015
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Chinese Nation-State Hackers Give Up Attack Campaign
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
It worked on Hurricane Panda. Can APT30 and other organized cyberespionage groups also be convinced that an attack campaign isn't worth the trouble?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/13/2015
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Obamaís 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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Principles of Malware Sinkholing
John Bambenek , Senior Threat Researcher at Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions
The process of sinkholing is an important tool to have in your arsenal when dealing with emerging threats.
By John Bambenek Senior Threat Researcher at Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, 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. Hereís 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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FBI Threat Intelligence Cyber-Analysts Still Marginalized In Agency
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Despite good progress, 9/11 Review Commission says that analysts could have a greater impact on FBI counter-terrorism activities if they had more domain awareness, forensics capabilities, and were more empowered to question agents.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/25/2015
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Retailers Adopt Intel-Sharing Portal Used By Banks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Th Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) is working with the Financial Services ISAC (FS-ISAC) on its new threat intelligence-sharing platform.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/24/2015
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Context: Finding The Story Inside Your Security Operations Program
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye.Commentary
Whatís missing in todayís 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. Itís 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, AdallomCommentary
CISOs will need more than higher headcounts and better automation tools to solve today's security problems.
By Tal Klein VP Strategy, Adallom, 3/13/2015
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ISACs Demystified
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
How some intelligence-sharing organizations operate in the face of today's threat landscape.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/12/2015
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CVE-2015-1774
Published: 2015-04-28
The HWP filter in LibreOffice before 4.3.7 and 4.4.x before 4.4.2 and Apache OpenOffice before 4.1.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted HWP document, which triggers an out-of-bounds write.

CVE-2015-1863
Published: 2015-04-28
Heap-based buffer overflow in wpa_supplicant 1.0 through 2.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash), read memory, or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted SSID information in a management frame when creating or updating P2P entries.

CVE-2015-3340
Published: 2015-04-28
Xen 4.2.x through 4.5.x does not initialize certain fields, which allows certain remote service domains to obtain sensitive information from memory via a (1) XEN_DOMCTL_gettscinfo or (2) XEN_SYSCTL_getdomaininfolist request.

CVE-2014-6090
Published: 2015-04-27
Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in the (1) DataMappingEditorCommands, (2) DatastoreEditorCommands, and (3) IEGEditorCommands servlets in IBM Curam Social Program Management (SPM) 5.2 SP6 before EP6, 6.0 SP2 before EP26, 6.0.3 before 6.0.3.0 iFix8, 6.0.4 before 6.0.4.5 iFix...

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Published: 2015-04-27
IBM Curam Social Program Management (SPM) 5.2 before SP6 EP6, 6.0 SP2 before EP26, 6.0.4 before 6.0.4.6, and 6.0.5 before 6.0.5.6 requires failed-login handling for web-service accounts to have the same lockout policy as for standard user accounts, which makes it easier for remote attackers to cause...

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