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Close The Gap Between IT & Security To Reduce The Impact Of Cyber Threats
Travis Rosiek, Chief Technology Officer at TychonCommentary
IT and security teams work more effectively together than apart.
By Travis Rosiek Chief Technology Officer at Tychon, 1/17/2017
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Credential-Stuffing Attacks Take Enterprise Systems By Storm
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Automated credential-stuffing attempts makes up 90% of enterprise login traffic.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/17/2017
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Ransomware: How A Security Inconvenience Became The Industry's Most-Feared Vulnerability
Gur Shatz, CTO and co-founder, Cato NetworksCommentary
There are all sorts of ways to curb ransomware, so why has it spread so successfully?
By Gur Shatz CTO and co-founder, Cato Networks, 1/16/2017
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10 Cocktail Party Security Tips From The Experts
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Security pros offer basic advice to help average users ward off the bad guys.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/13/2017
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The Sorry State Of Cybersecurity Awareness Training
Tom DeSot, Chief Information Officer of Digital DefenseCommentary
Rules aren't really rules if breaking them has no consequences.
By Tom DeSot Chief Information Officer of Digital Defense, 1/13/2017
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Ex-US National Security Official Clarke: Regulation Key To Protecting ICS/SCADA From Cyberattacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Richard Clarke proposes a Y2K-style approach to beefing up security for critical infrastructure.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/12/2017
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Crowdsourcing 20 Answers To Security Ops & IR Questions
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know. Why it pays to take a hard look at our own incident response functions and operations.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 1/12/2017
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Cardiac Implant Flaw Patched, But Holes Remain
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new chapter opens in the controversy surrounding security vulnerabilities disclosed in St. Jude Medical's cardiac implant devices.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/11/2017
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Credit Freeze: The New Normal In Data Breach Protection?
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
In era of rampant identity theft, consumers should be offered the protection of a credit freeze by default, instead of a nuisance fee each time a freeze is placed or removed.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 1/11/2017
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IoT, Foreign Actors, Insider Threats Shape 2017 Risk Management
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
A new report aims to inform risk management decisions for 2017 by identifying potential security threats and their anticipated effect on businesses.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/11/2017
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The 3 C's Of Security Awareness
Lance Spitzner, Director, SANS Institute Securing The Human Security Awareness ProgramCommentary
Explaining the technical part of security comes easy for many of us. But the soft skills needed to change behavior are often sadly missing.
By Lance Spitzner Director, SANS Institute Securing The Human Security Awareness Program, 1/11/2017
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Survey Points to Slight Rise in Adaptive Authentication Over 2FA
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
SecureAuth study reports a majority of IT decision makers and security pros have issues with two-factor authentication.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/11/2017
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Record Number of Vulns For Adobe, Microsoft, Apple In '16, Says ZDI
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Advantech makes surprise debut on vulnerability list at number two, right behind Adobe
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 1/10/2017
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'Molecular' Cybersecurity Vs. Information Cybersecurity
David Zahn, General Manager of Cybersecurity at PASCommentary
When it comes to industrial processes, security begins at the molecular level.
By David Zahn General Manager of Cybersecurity at PAS, 1/10/2017
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'Zero Trust': The Way Forward in Cybersecurity
John Kindervag, Vice President & Principal Analyst, ForresterCommentary
This approach to network design can cut the chance of a breach.
By John Kindervag Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester, 1/10/2017
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MongoDB Attack Shows Off Cyber Extortionists' New Tricks
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Ransomware operators are diversifying their cyber-extortion toolkit and expanding their range of targets.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/10/2017
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DHS Designates Election Systems As Critical Infrastructure
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The Department of Homeland Security has deemed the nation's voting system as part of its critical infrastructure, citing security reasons.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/9/2017
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The Limitations Of Phishing Education
Eyal Benishti, CEO & Founder of IRONSCALESCommentary
Human nature means that education will only go so far. Technology needs to take up the slack.
By Eyal Benishti CEO & Founder of IRONSCALES, 1/9/2017
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Online Or Offline, Ransomware Will Find You
Malwarebytes Labs, Malwarebytes Labs
The current threat landscape is a mish-mash of online ransomware, offline ransomware, and those that are a mixture of the two.
By Malwarebytes Labs Malwarebytes Labs, 1/9/2017
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What To Watch For With Ransomware: 2017 Edition
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Ransomware will continue to evolve in 2017, bringing new and diverse threats to businesses. What changes are in store?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/7/2017
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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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