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Spring Cleaning In The SOC: Focus On the Inside Threat
Jason Straight, Senior VP & Chief Privacy Officer, UnitedLexCommentary
Along with warmer weather and melting snow, spring brings the perfect opportunity for user engagement. Here’s how to transform insiders into your most sophisticated security device.
By Jason Straight Senior VP & Chief Privacy Officer, UnitedLex, 4/1/2015
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Application of Threat Indicators: A Temporal View
Hardik Modi , Director of Threat at Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions
Better outcomes will be achieved when we’re applying temporal considerations to threat indicators.
By Hardik Modi Director of Threat at Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, 4/1/2015
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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. Here’s proof.
By Jason Polancich Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabs, 3/31/2015
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Lebanon Believed Behind Newly Uncovered Cyber Espionage Operation
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Middle East, US, and other targets hit in nearly three-year-old 'Volatile Cedar' cyber attack campaign.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/31/2015
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Hacking Back: Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right
Anthony Di Bello, Director, Security Practice, Guidance SoftwareCommentary
Here’s the critical issue: Do you want to risk engaging your company in an ego-fueled war of revenge, or do you want to cut the bad guys off at the pass?
By Anthony Di Bello Director, Security Practice, Guidance Software, 3/30/2015
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Hotel Router Vulnerability A Reminder Of Untrusted WiFi Risks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A flaw in a popular router product may have exposed millions of hotel guests, researchers from Cylance say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/27/2015
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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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SSL/TLS Suffers 'Bar Mitzvah Attack'
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researcher at Black Hat Asia shows how attackers could abuse a known-weak crypto algorithm to steal credentials and other data from encrypted communications.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/26/2015
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Researchers Use Heat To Breach Air-Gapped Systems
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
BitWhisper project is part of ongoing air gap security research at Israel's Ben-Gurion University.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/25/2015
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Typical Users Know Less About Mobile Privacy Than They Think
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New Mobile Privacy IQ survey shows a disconnect between perception and practice.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/24/2015
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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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Will POSeidon Preempt BlackPOS?
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Research from Cisco Talos uncovers newly evolved POS malware with more sophistication than BlackPOS and similarities to Zeus for camouflage.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/23/2015
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Context: Finding The Story Inside Your Security Operations Program
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye.Commentary
What’s missing in today’s 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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Rush To Release Resulting In Vulnerable Mobile Apps
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
IT organizations overlooking security in their haste to crank out mobile apps, Ponemon Institute report finds.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/20/2015
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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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Risky Business: Why Monitoring Vulnerability Data Is Never Enough
Bill Ledingham, CTO & Executive VP of Engineering, Black Duck SoftwareCommentary
Keeping tabs on open source code used in your organization’s applications and infrastructure is daunting, especially if you are relying solely on manual methods.
By Bill Ledingham CTO & Executive VP of Engineering, Black Duck Software, 3/19/2015
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Healthcare Breaches Like Premera First Stage Of Bigger Attacks?
Dark Reading Staff, News
With three new healthcare breaches announced this week, but no reported misuse of stolen data, what plans might attackers have for the identity records they pilfered from CHS, Anthem, Premera and others?
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/18/2015
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The Bot Threat For the Rest of Us: Application-Layer Attacks
Rami Essaid, CEO and co-founder, Distil NetworksCommentary
Bots are getting craftier by the day so you may not even know you have a problem.
By Rami Essaid CEO and co-founder, Distil Networks, 3/18/2015
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The Anatomy of Advanced Persistent Threats
Liviu Arsene, Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender
The only way to keep intruders away is to use multiple security mechanisms.
By Liviu Arsene Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender, 3/18/2015
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The 7 Best Social Engineering Attacks Ever
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Seven reminders of why technology alone isn't enough to keep you secure.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/17/2015
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CVE-2012-2808
Published: 2015-04-01
The PRNG implementation in the DNS resolver in Bionic in Android before 4.1.1 incorrectly uses time and PID information during the generation of random numbers for query ID values and UDP source ports, which makes it easier for remote attackers to spoof DNS responses by guessing these numbers, a rel...

CVE-2014-9713
Published: 2015-04-01
The default slapd configuration in the Debian openldap package 2.4.23-3 through 2.4.39-1.1 allows remote authenticated users to modify the user's permissions and other user attributes via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-0259
Published: 2015-04-01
OpenStack Compute (Nova) before 2014.1.4, 2014.2.x before 2014.2.3, and kilo before kilo-3 does not validate the origin of websocket requests, which allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of users for access to consoles via a crafted webpage.

CVE-2015-0800
Published: 2015-04-01
The PRNG implementation in the DNS resolver in Mozilla Firefox (aka Fennec) before 37.0 on Android does not properly generate random numbers for query ID values and UDP source ports, which makes it easier for remote attackers to spoof DNS responses by guessing these numbers, a related issue to CVE-2...

CVE-2015-0801
Published: 2015-04-01
Mozilla Firefox before 37.0, Firefox ESR 31.x before 31.6, and Thunderbird before 31.6 allow remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges via vectors involving anchor navigation, a similar issue to CVE-2015-0818.

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