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7 Steps to Transforming Yourself into a DevSecOps Rockstar
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Security practitioners at one education software firm offer lessons learned from merging DevOps with security.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/23/2017
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5 Ways CISOs Could Work Better with Their Cyber Insurers
Pascal Millaire, Vice President at Symantec and General Manager of the  Cyber Insurance GroupCommentary
Risk management has become increasingly important, making it crucial companies have good relationships with their insurance company.
By Pascal Millaire Vice President at Symantec and General Manager of the Cyber Insurance Group, 3/23/2017
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LastPass Fixes Serious Security Flaw in Chrome, Firefox Extensions
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Password manager LastPass creates a workaround for a serious vulnerability affecting browser extensions in Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/23/2017
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Phishing Your Employees for Schooling & Security
Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Your education program isn't complete until you test your users with fake phishing emails.
By Corey Nachreiner Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies, 3/22/2017
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Future of the SIEM
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Current SIEM systems have flaws. Here's how the SIEM's role will change as mobile, cloud, and IoT continue to grow.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/22/2017
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Hacked Sites Up By 32% in 2016 Over 2015, Says Google
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Webmasters should register on Search Console for hack notifications, advises the company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/21/2017
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Report: OilRig' Attacks Expanding Across Industries, Geographies
James Carder, CISO & VP, LogRhythm Labs, LogRhythm, Inc.Commentary
Malware targets Middle Eastern airlines, government, financial industries and critical infrastructure with a simple but powerful backdoor created by infected Excel files attached to phishing emails.
By James Carder CISO & VP, LogRhythm Labs, LogRhythm, Inc., 3/21/2017
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Cisco Issues Advisory on Flaw in Hundreds of Switches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Vulnerability was discovered in WikiLeaks recent data dump on CIAs secret cyber-offensive unit.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/21/2017
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Getting Beyond the Buzz & Hype of Threat Hunting
Kyle Wilhoit, Senior Security Researcher, DomainToolsCommentary
When harnessed properly, threat hunting can be one of the most useful techniques for finding attackers in your network. But it wont happen overnight.
By Kyle Wilhoit Senior Security Researcher, DomainTools, 3/20/2017
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New Wave of Security Acquisitions Signals Start of Consolidation Trend
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
A dozen recent high-profile deals reflect cybersecurity vendors' hopes of expanding their offerings with next-generation technology, ideas, and talent.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/20/2017
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Bug Bounty Programs are Growing Up Fast and Paying More
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
As more organizations crowdsource the vulnerability-hunting of their software, the process itself has become more formal, as well as more lucrative for researchers.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/20/2017
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Embrace the Machine & Other Goals for CISOs
Mike Convertino, CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 NetworksCommentary
Here are five ways we can become more effective for our organizations.
By Mike Convertino CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 Networks, 3/17/2017
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US-CERT Warns That HTTPS Inspection Tools Weaken TLS
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Turns out that man-in-the-middling your own traffic isn't the safest way to look for man-in-the-middle attacks.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/16/2017
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Sound Waves Used to Hack Common Data Sensors
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Though the immediate threat to your smartphone or Fitbit is slight, University of Michigan researchers show command-and-control capability with spoofed signaling on a variety of MEMS accelerometers.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 3/16/2017
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In Cyber, Who Do We Trust to Protect the Business?
Peter Gleason, President & CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)Commentary
If business leaders and directors continue to view cybersecurity as mainly a matter for the IT department, they will leave their companies exposed to significant risks.
By Peter Gleason President & CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), 3/16/2017
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ERP Attack Risks Come into Focus
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New highly critical SAP vulnerability highlights dangers against critical business software.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/16/2017
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Ethical Hacking: The Most Important Job No One Talks About
Amit Ashbel, Cybersecurity Evangelist at CheckmarxCommentary
If your company doesn't have an ethical hacker on the security team, it's playing a one-sided game of defense against attackers.
By Amit Ashbel Cybersecurity Evangelist at Checkmarx, 3/16/2017
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Google Removes Chamois Apps Botnet from Play Store
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Google has eliminated Chamois apps, which installed invisible apps and downloaded unwanted plugins without victims' knowledge.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/16/2017
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The 6 Riskiest Social Media Habits to Avoid at Work
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Cybercriminals are turning to Facebook, Twitter and other platforms to launch attacks via employee behavior that could be putting your business at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/15/2017
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Security in the Age of Open Source
Mike Pittenger, Vice President, Security Strategy at Black Duck SoftwareCommentary
Dramatic changes in the use of open source software over the past decade demands major changes in security testing regimens today. Here's what you need to know and do about it.
By Mike Pittenger Vice President, Security Strategy at Black Duck Software, 3/15/2017
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CVE-2013-7445
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...

CVE-2015-4948
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.

CVE-2015-5660
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.

CVE-2015-6003
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.

CVE-2015-6333
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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