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Today's Cybersecurity Management Requires A New Approach
Samuel Visner & Beth Musumeci,  Senior VP, General Manager & Senior VP, ICF Commercial Cybersecurity Practice Commentary
The current managed security services provider model just doesn't work in our information-rich world. Time to shake things up.
By Samuel Visner & Beth Musumeci Senior VP, General Manager & Senior VP, ICF Commercial Cybersecurity Practice , 9/30/2016
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Cybercrime-as-a-Service Offered To Militants, Terrorists, Says Europol
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Darknet could provide ample resources and services for terrorists to carry out attacks, claims report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/30/2016
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10 Hottest Sessions At Black Hat Europe 2016
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
A sneak-peek at some of the more intriguing Briefings at the upcoming conference in London.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 9/30/2016
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EMV: The Anniversary Of One Deadline, The Eve of Another
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
How merchants and criminals responded since the EMV liability shift for point-of-sale devices one year ago. And what changes can we expect after the liability shift for ATMs, which is just days away?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/29/2016
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How A Pair Of Cybercriminals Scales Its Carder Business
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
'Vendetta Brothers' cybercrime duo runs site that offers cards stolen from over 600 banks in 41 countries, FireEye says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/29/2016
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Fear & Loathing In The Cloud
Tim Prendergast, Founder & CEO, Evident.ioCommentary
Whether you've already bought your ticket for the cloud or still have some issues to sort through, fine-tune your security practices to make sure your ride is a smooth one.
By Tim Prendergast Founder & CEO,, 9/29/2016
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A Bug Bounty Reality-Check
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New study shows that bug bounties without a secure application development program and testing can be costly.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/29/2016
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Russian Hackers Target Citizen Journalists Reporting On Malaysian Airlines Crash
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Bellingcats reporters have been hit with spear phishing attacks and account takeover attempts for over a year, ThreatConnect says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/28/2016
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Hacking The Polls: Where US Voting Processes Fall Short
Jeff Schilling, Chief of Operations and Security, ArmorCommentary
The patchwork of 50 decentralized state electoral systems threatens to disrupt our national election through ransomware attacks, hijacked voter registration rolls, and altered voting results.
By Jeff Schilling Chief of Operations and Security, Armor, 9/28/2016
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5 Best Practices For Winning the IoT Security Arms Race
Mark Benson & Brian Ericson, Exosite CTO & Software EngineerCommentary
By focusing on a pragmatic approach to security, its possible to develop IoT solutions that will reduce future risk without breaking the bank.
By Mark Benson, CTO, and Brian Ericson, , 9/27/2016
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Mobile Fraud Changes Outlook for Multifactor Authentication
Stephen Maloney, Executive VP, Business Development & Strategy, AcuantCommentary
SMS one-time passcodes just won't cut it anymore. We need new approaches that people will actually use.
By Steve Maloney , 9/27/2016
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What The WADA Hack Proves About Today's Threat Landscape
Gary Newe, Director of Systems Engineering, F5 NetworksCommentary
Fancy Bear's initial release of data on four top American athletes reminds us all to reassess our risks.
By Gary Newe , 9/26/2016
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Adware Campaign Using Advanced Nation-State Obfuscation Techniques
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report from Carbon Black shows adware may be spreading ransomware, using similar tactics as Operation Aurora.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/26/2016
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7 New Rules For IoT Safety & Vuln Disclosure
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
In the Internet of Things, even the lowliest smart device can be used for a malicious purpose. Manufacturers take heed!
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 9/24/2016
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Advisory Body Calls For Stronger Cybersecurity Measures Across Airline Industry
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Measures are designed to bolster operational security across all stakeholders in the aviation sector, Wall Street Journal says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/23/2016
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An Open-Source Security Maturity Model
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Oh you don't run open-source code? Really? Christine Gadsby and Jake Kouns explain how to identify and secure all those open-source libraries and other third-party components lurking inside your applications, proprietary and otherwise.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/23/2016
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On-Premises & In The Cloud: Making Sense Of Your Cybersecurity Ecosystem
Yishai Beeri, Director of Cybersecurity Research, CloudLockCommentary
As enterprises continue to invest in hybrid cloud strategies, they need their fragmented security solutions to work together.
By Yishai Beeri Director of Cybersecurity Research, CloudLock, 9/23/2016
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Top Democrats Tell Putin To Halt Hacking Of US Political Parties
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Russia trying to influence November presidential elections, say Senator Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam Schiff.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/23/2016
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Biometric Skimmers Pose Emerging Threat To ATMs
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Even as financial institutions move to shore up ATM security with biometric mechanisms, cybercrooks are busy figuring out ways to beat them.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/22/2016
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Snowden: Hollywood Highlights 2 Persistent Privacy Threats
Will Ackerly, Co-Founder & CTO, VirtruCommentary
Oliver Stones movie shows us that while most of us have nothing to hide, we all have information worth protecting both technically and constitutionally.
By Will Ackerly Co-Founder & CTO, Virtru, 9/22/2016
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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...

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.

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.

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.

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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