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NSA Collected More Records Than Court Allowed
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New documents show the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is stumped by the NSA's "systemic overcollection."
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2014
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InfoSec’s Holy Grail: Data Sharing & Collaboration
Levi Gundert, Technical Lead, Cisco Threat Research, Analysis, and Communications (TRAC)Commentary
Despite all the best intentions, cooperation around Internet security is still a work in progress. Case in point: Microsoft’s unilateral action against No-IP.
By Levi Gundert Technical Lead, Cisco Threat Research, Analysis, and Communications (TRAC), 7/31/2014
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Researchers Develop 'BlackForest' To Collect, Correlate Threat Intelligence
Brian Prince, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute develop the BlackForest system to help organizations uncover and anticipate cyberthreats.
By Brian Prince Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/25/2014
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Automobile Industry Accelerates Into Security
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Industry looking at intelligence-sharing platform or an Auto-ISAC in anticipation of more automated, connected -- and vulnerable -- vehicles.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/15/2014
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While Brazilians Watch World Cup, Bank Fraudsters Are At Work
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Passive biometrics allow BioCatch to tell the difference between busy fraudsters and distraught soccer fans.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/11/2014
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6 Tips for Using Big Data to Hunt Cyberthreats
Timber Wolfe, Principal Security Engineer, TrainACECommentary
You need to be smart about harnessing big data to defend against today’s security threats, data breaches, and attacks.
By Timber Wolfe Principal Security Engineer, TrainACE, 7/8/2014
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Oil & Natural Gas Industry Forms ISAC
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
New ONG-ISAC joins existing Information Sharing and Analysis Centers for electricity, water, and other critical infrastructure sectors.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/26/2014
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Crowdsourcing & Cyber Security: Who Do You Trust?
Robert R. Ackerman Jr., Founder & Managing Director, Allegis CapitalCommentary
A collective security defense can definitely tip the balance in favor of the good guys. But challenges remain.
By Robert R. Ackerman Jr. Founder & Managing Director, Allegis Capital, 6/24/2014
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Microsoft Unveils New Intelligence-Sharing Platform
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Azure cloud-based system for incident responders and Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) partners automate swapping of threat and attack intel.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/23/2014
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Phishing Scam Targeted 75 US Airports
William Welsh, Contributing WriterCommentary
Major cyberattack carried out in 2013 by an undisclosed nation-state sought to breach US commercial aviation networks, says Center for Internet Security report.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 6/23/2014
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SMBs Ignoring Insider Threats
Henry Kenyon, Commentary
Many smaller organizations do not adequately protect against insider threats, CERT expert warns.
By Henry Kenyon , 6/23/2014
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Open-Source Tool Aimed At Propelling Honeypots Into the Mainstream
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Free software automates the setup, management of honeypots for enterprises.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/19/2014
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Putter Panda: Tip Of The Iceberg
George Kurtz, President & CEO, CrowdStrikeCommentary
What CrowdStrike's outing of Putter Panda -- the second hacking group linked to China's spying on US defense and European satellite and aerospace industries -- means for the security industry.
By George Kurtz President & CEO, CrowdStrike, 6/10/2014
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Government Advances Continuous Security Monitoring
Henry Kenyon, Commentary
DOD, DHS expect smart technologies will defend networks against common attacks, free IT personnel to deal with more dangerous threats.
By Henry Kenyon , 6/6/2014
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FireEye: Malware Traffic to Ukraine, Russia Spiked During Peak of Conflict
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A FireEye researcher posits that a significant spike in malware traffic to Russia and the Ukraine at the height of the conflict between the two countries could be part of a trend -- and could improve threat intelligence.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/29/2014
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Data Pros' Salary Showdown
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeekCommentary
Our 2014 Salary Survey shows the typical analytics expert's salary is just keeping up with inflation, even while they're working harder on more diverse teams. What gives?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 5/22/2014
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Government Hiring Practices Hamper Cybersecurity Efforts
Patience Wait, Commentary
Federal agencies find it difficult to hire unconventional but well-qualified talent to battle cyberattacks, experts say.
By Patience Wait , 5/20/2014
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Researchers: Recent Zero-Day Attacks Linked Via Common Exploit Package
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Elderwood Platform, a two-year-old package of exploits, has been used to create multiple zero-day threats, Symantec researchers said
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 5/19/2014
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Dual Retail Cyberthreat Intelligence-Sharing Efforts Emerge
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) rolls out a retail ISAC following the National Retail Federation's (NRF) announcement last month of an intel-sharing platform planned for June.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/15/2014
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Beware Cognitive Bias
Levi Gundert, Technical Lead, Cisco Threat Research, Analysis, and Communications (TRAC)Commentary
Cognitive bias can compromise any profession. But when cognitive bias goes unrecognized in cyber security, far-reaching and serious consequences follow.
By Levi Gundert Technical Lead, Cisco Threat Research, Analysis, and Communications (TRAC), 5/15/2014
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The SNMP module in Cisco NX-OS 7.0(3)N1(1) and earlier on Nexus 5000 and 6000 devices provides different error messages for invalid requests depending on whether the VLAN ID exists, which allows remote attackers to enumerate VLANs via a series of requests, aka Bug ID CSCup85616.

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