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9 Steps to More-Effective Organizational Security
Tim Bandos, Senior Director of Cybersecurity at Digital GuardianCommentary
Too often security is seen as a barrier, but it's the only way to help protect the enterprise from threats. Here are tips on how to strengthen your framework.
By Tim Bandos Senior Director of Cybersecurity at Digital Guardian, 1/22/2018
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Doh!!! The 10 Most Overlooked Security Tasks
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Heres a list of gotchas that often slip past overburdened security pros.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/16/2018
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'Back to Basics' Might Be Your Best Security Weapon
Lee Waskevich, Vice President, Security Solutions at ePlus TechnologyCommentary
A company's ability to successfully reduce risk starts with building a solid security foundation.
By Lee Waskevich Vice President, Security Solutions at ePlus Technology, 1/10/2018
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CISOs' Cyber War: How Did We Get Here?
Jack Miller, Chief Information Security Officer of SlashNextCommentary
We're fighting the good fight -- but, ultimately, losing the war.
By Jack Miller Chief Information Security Officer of SlashNext, 1/9/2018
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Vulnerability Management: The Most Important Security Issue the CISO Doesn't Own
Mike Convertino, CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 NetworksCommentary
Information security and IT need to team up to make patch management more efficient and effective. Here's how and why.
By Mike Convertino CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 Networks, 1/8/2018
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The Nightmare Before Christmas: Security Flaws Inside our Computers
Andrew Mayo, Senior Systems Architect, 1ECommentary
How an Intel design decision with no review by industry security consultants led to one of the biggest vulnerabilities in recent history.
By Andrew Mayo Senior Systems Architect, 1E, 1/5/2018
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Avoiding Micro-Segmentation Pitfalls: A Phased Approach to Implementation
Dave Klein, Regional Director of Sales Engineering & Architecture, GuardiCoreCommentary
Micro-segmentation is very achievable. While it can feel daunting, you can succeed by proactively being aware of and avoiding these roadblocks.
By Dave Klein Regional Director of Sales Engineering & Architecture, GuardiCore, 12/29/2017
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Advanced Deception: How It Works & Why Attackers Hate It
Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer at Attivo NetworksCommentary
While cyberattacks continue to grow, deception-based technology is providing accurate and scalable detection and response to in-network threats.
By Carolyn Crandall Chief Deception Officer at Attivo Networks, 12/18/2017
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What Slugs in a Garden Can Teach Us About Security
Chris Nelson, Senior Director of Security and IT at Distil NetworksCommentary
Design principles observed in nature serve as a valuable model to improve organizations' security approaches.
By Chris Nelson Senior Director of Security and IT at Distil Networks, 12/8/2017
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Rutkowska: Trust Makes Us Vulnerable
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Offensive security researcher Joanna Rutkowska explains why trust in technology can put users at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/7/2017
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6 Personality Profiles of White-Hat Hackers
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
From making the Internet safer to promoting their security careers, bug bounty hunters have a broad range of motivators for hacking most just like the challenge.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/5/2017
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Deception: Why It's Not Just Another Honeypot
Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer at Attivo NetworksCommentary
The technology has made huge strides in evolving from limited, static capabilities to adaptive, machine learning deception.
By Carolyn Crandall Chief Deception Officer at Attivo Networks, 12/1/2017
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The Critical Difference Between Vulnerabilities Equities & Threat Equities
Adam Shostack, Founder, Stealth StartupCommentary
Why the government has an obligation to share its knowledge of flaws in software and hardware to strengthen digital infrastructure in the face of growing cyberthreats.
By Adam Shostack Founder, Stealth Startup, 11/30/2017
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8 Low or No-Cost Sources of Threat Intelligence
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Heres a list of sites that for little or no cost give you plenty of ideas for where to find first-rate threat intelligence.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/27/2017
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Frequent Software Releases, Updates May Injure App Security
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The more frequently you release apps, the more security vulnerabilities you are likely to introduce in the code, a new study confirms.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/13/2017
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6 Steps for Sharing Threat Intelligence
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Industry experts offer specific reasons to share threat information, why it's important - and how to get started.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/10/2017
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Siemens Teams Up with Tenable
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
ICS/SCADA vendor further extends its managed security services for critical infrastructure networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/8/2017
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Inmarsat Disputes IOActive Reports of Critical Flaws in Ship SATCOM
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Satellite communications provider says security firm's narrative about vulnerabilities in its AmosConnect 8 shipboard email service is overblown.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/26/2017
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Why Patching Software Is Hard: Organizational Challenges
Teri Radichel, Director of Security Strategy and Research  at WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
The Equifax breach shows how large companies can stumble when it comes to patching. Organizational problems can prevent best practices from being enforced.
By Teri Radichel Director of Security Strategy and Research at WatchGuard Technologies, 10/25/2017
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Why Patching Software Is Hard: Technical Challenges
Teri Radichel, Director of Security Strategy and Research  at WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Huge companies like Equifax can stumble over basic technical issues. Here's why.
By Teri Radichel Director of Security Strategy and Research at WatchGuard Technologies, 10/24/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.