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As Malware Surges, U.S. Remains Biggest Source of Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The country leads others in malicious IP, URLs and phishing sites.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/24/2015
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Cybersecurity: Donít Bank On It With 3rd Parties
Greg Dickinson, CEO, HiperosCommentary
Not knowing that a contractorís employee had access to system passwords is not a valid excuse when your clientís records are stolen.
By Greg Dickinson CEO, Hiperos, 4/24/2015
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DHS Courts Private Sector For Threat Intelligence-Sharing
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Homeland Security NCCIC now STIX- and TAXII-enabled for automated machine-to-machine sharing of intel, agency officials told attendees at the RSA Conference.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/23/2015
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6 Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques in 2015
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
SANS experts lay out the up-and-coming trends in attack patterns at RSA Conference.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/23/2015
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From The RSA Keynote Stage, Day Two
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A 9-year-old CEO hacker, a record-breaking swimmer, and a variety of ideas about data-driven security hit the RSA stage.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/22/2015
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The Bad News For Infosec In The Target Settlement
Giora Engel, VP Product & Strategy, LightCyberCommentary
The legal argument behind the $10 million Class Action lawsuit and subsequent settlement is a gross misrepresentation of how attackers operate.
By Giora Engel VP Product & Strategy, LightCyber, 4/22/2015
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Bank Botnets Continue to Thrive One Year After Gameover Zeus Takedown
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Features on new botnets suggest attackers have learned from the lessons of takedown.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/22/2015
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Virginia Forms First State-Level Cyberthreat Intel-Sharing Organization
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced Virginia's new Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO).
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/21/2015
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Health Insurersí Digital Footprint Widening Attack Surface
Peter Zavlaris, Analyst, RiskIQCommentary
Insurers are ripe targets for attackers since theyíre efficient concentrators of every kind of data needed for identity theft, credit card and insurance fraud. Hereís proof.
By Peter Zavlaris Analyst, RiskIQ, 4/21/2015
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Waratek Wins RSA Innovation Sandbox
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
RSA: 10th annual event honors runtime application self protection solution for solving Java security problems.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/20/2015
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White House's Daniel 'Intrigued' By UL-Type Model For IoT Security
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Michael Daniel, the national cybersecurity coordinator and assistant to the President, talks Internet of Things security and recent Executive Orders on intel-sharing and sanctions.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/20/2015
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DHS: Most Organizations Need Improvement In Managing Security Risk
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers BureauCommentary
At a Department of Homeland Security Summit, government and corporate security teams are taken to task for failing to address critical issues of software assurance, testing and lifecycle support.
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 4/20/2015
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APT Group 'Pawn Storm' Ratchets Up Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Threat actors have set up several new C&C servers and dozens of new malicious URLs -- and now targeting White House staffers, Trend Micro says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/17/2015
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Inside the 4 Most Common Threat Actor Tools
 Dr. Chase Cunningham, Head of Threat Intelligence, FireHostCommentary
How do you prevent your environment from becoming the next target? Turn the tables on your attackers.
By Dr. Chase Cunningham Head of Threat Intelligence, FireHost, 4/17/2015
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Popular Home Automation System Backdoored Via Unpatched Flaw
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Malicious firmware update could lead to device, full home network 0wnage, researcher will show next week at the RSA Conference.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/16/2015
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Microsoft Zero-Day Bug Being Exploited In The Wild
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
As attacks mount, and over 70 million websites remain vulnerable, advice is "fix now."
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/16/2015
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Harnessing The Power Of Cyber Threat Intelligence
Stu Solomon,  VP, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, iSIGHT PartnersCommentary
Here are six real-world examples of how changing your modus operandi from reactive to proactive can drive rapid response to the threats that matter.
By Stu Solomon VP, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, iSIGHT Partners, 4/16/2015
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HackerOne Now Offers Bounties For New Bug Discovery Tools And Techniques
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Tools are a more cost-efficient option for finding bugs in mature products, new research shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/15/2015
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Why Standardized Threat Data Will Help Stop the Next Big Breach
Bill Nelson, President & CEO, Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and CEO, SoltraCommentary
Adopting industry standards for threat intelligence will reduce a lot of the heavy lifting and free cyber security first responders to focus on what they do best.
By Bill Nelson President & CEO, Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and CEO, Soltra, 4/15/2015
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Threat Intelligence Is a Two-Way Street
Emilio Iasiello, Senior Cyber Intelligence Analyst at Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions
Intelligence analysis should be looked upon as less of a service and more of a partnership.
By Emilio Iasiello Senior Cyber Intelligence Analyst at Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, 4/14/2015
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CVE-2014-6090
Published: 2015-04-27
Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in the (1) DataMappingEditorCommands, (2) DatastoreEditorCommands, and (3) IEGEditorCommands servlets in IBM Curam Social Program Management (SPM) 5.2 SP6 before EP6, 6.0 SP2 before EP26, 6.0.3 before 6.0.3.0 iFix8, 6.0.4 before 6.0.4.5 iFix...

CVE-2014-6092
Published: 2015-04-27
IBM Curam Social Program Management (SPM) 5.2 before SP6 EP6, 6.0 SP2 before EP26, 6.0.4 before 6.0.4.6, and 6.0.5 before 6.0.5.6 requires failed-login handling for web-service accounts to have the same lockout policy as for standard user accounts, which makes it easier for remote attackers to cause...

CVE-2015-0113
Published: 2015-04-27
The Jazz help system in IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management 4.0 through 5.0.2, Rational Quality Manager 4.0 through 4.0.7 and 5.0 through 5.0.2, Rational Team Concert 4.0 through 4.0.7 and 5.0 through 5.0.2, Rational Requirements Composer 4.0 through 4.0.7, Rational DOORS Next Generation...

CVE-2015-0174
Published: 2015-04-27
The SNMP implementation in IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 8.5 before 8.5.5.5 does not properly handle configuration data, which allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-0175
Published: 2015-04-27
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 8.5 Liberty Profile before 8.5.5.5 does not properly implement authData elements, which allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

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