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The Human Factor in Social Media Risk
Dr. Sam Small, Chief Security Officer at ZeroFOXCommentary
Your employees need help recognizing the warning signs and understanding how to protect themselves online.
By Dr. Sam Small Chief Security Officer at ZeroFOX, 9/25/2018
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Hacking Back: Simply a Bad Idea
Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer at Attivo NetworksCommentary
While the concept may sound appealing, it's rife with drawbacks and dangers.
By Carolyn Crandall Chief Deception Officer at Attivo Networks, 9/24/2018
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Data Manipulation: How Security Pros Can Respond to an Emerging Threat
PJ Kirner, CTO & Founder, IllumioCommentary
Industry leaders are scrambling to address the issue, which will take new thinking to overcome.
By PJ Kirner CTO & Founder, Illumio, 9/21/2018
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3 Drivers Behind the Increasing Frequency of DDoS Attacks
Carlos Morales, Vice President of Global Sales Engineering and Operations at NETSCOUTCommentary
What's causing the uptick? Motivation, opportunity, and new capabilities.
By Carlos Morales Vice President of Global Sales Engineering and Operations at NETSCOUT, 9/20/2018
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Overhauling the 3 Pillars of Security Operations
Dave Frampton, Vice President of Security Solutions at Sumo LogicCommentary
Modern apps and the cloud mean that organizations must now rethink older security practices.
By Dave Frampton Vice President of Security Solutions at Sumo Logic, 9/18/2018
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Security Teams
Gary Golomb, Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake SecurityCommentary
Security requires smart people, processes, and technology. Too often, the "people" portion of the PPT equation is neglected.
By Gary Golomb Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake Security, 9/17/2018
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How Secure are our Voting Systems for November 2018?
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Anomali CEO Hugh Njemanze discusses the importance of sharing threat intelligence across the countrys highly decentralized voting systems to safeguard the integrity of upcoming elections.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/14/2018
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Enterprise Security Needs an Open Data Solution
Carey Nachenberg, Chief Scientist at ChronicleCommentary
What would it look like if more than a tiny fraction of enterprises had access to all the signals hidden in their big data today?
By Carey Nachenberg Chief Scientist at Chronicle, 9/13/2018
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The Increasingly Vulnerable Software Supply Chain
Thomas Etheridge, Vice President of Services, CrowdStrikeCommentary
Nation-state adversaries from Iran to Russia have leveraged the supply chain as a vehicle to compromise infrastructure and disrupt businesses.
By Thomas Etheridge Vice President of Services, CrowdStrike, 9/13/2018
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Foreshadow, SGX & the Failure of Trusted Execution
Yehuda Lindell, Chief Scientist at Unbound Tech and Professor of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan UniversityCommentary
Trusted execution environments are said to provide a hardware-protected enclave that runs software and cannot be accessed externally, but recent developments show they fall far short.
By Yehuda Lindell Chief Scientist at Unbound Tech and Professor of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University, 9/12/2018
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4 Practical Measures to Improve Election Security Now
Chris Wysopal,  Chief Technology Officer, CA Veracode Commentary
It's more critical than ever for states to protect our democratic system and voting infrastructure from foreign cyber espionage.
By Chris Wysopal Chief Technology Officer, CA Veracode , 9/11/2018
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DevOps Demystified: A Primer for Security Practitioners
John B. Dickson, CISSP,  Principal, Denim GroupCommentary
Key starting points for those still struggling to understand the concept.
By John B. Dickson CISSP, Principal, Denim Group, 9/10/2018
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Palestinian, Middle East Targets Hit with New Surveillance Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
'Big Bang' group returns with new campaign after last year's RAT attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/7/2018
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The Weakest Security Links in the (Block)Chain
Drew Peck & Tim Butler, Executive Director and CEO & Founder of TegoCommentary
Despite the technology's promise to transform how business is done, there are significant limitations and potential risks at the intersection of the digital and physical worlds.
By Drew Peck & Tim Butler Executive Director and CEO & Founder of Tego, 9/5/2018
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Lean, Mean & Agile Hacking Machine
Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, FortinetCommentary
Hackers are thinking more like developers to evade detection and are becoming more precise in their targeting.
By Derek Manky Global Security Strategist, Fortinet, 9/4/2018
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A False Sense of Security
Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the Information Security ForumCommentary
Emerging threats over the next two years stem from biometrics, regulations, and insiders.
By Steve Durbin Managing Director of the Information Security Forum, 8/24/2018
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Researcher Cracks San Francisco's Emergency Siren System
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Bastille researcher Balint Seeber discusses the process of creating SirenJack and cracking one of a city's critical safety systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/24/2018
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AI-Based POC, DeepLocker, Could Conceal Targeted Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
IBM research scientist discusses DeepLocker, a stealthy artificial intelligence-enhanced proof-of-concept that won't release any payload until the attacker reaches its ultimate target.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/23/2018
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New Apache Struts Vulnerability Leaves Major Websites Exposed
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The vulnerability, found in Struts' core functionality, could be more critical than the one involved in last year's Equifax breach.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/23/2018
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What a Forensic Analysis of 'Worst Voting Machine Ever' Turned Up
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
University of Copenhagen associate professor discusses what he found when he dug into some decommissioned WinVote voting machines.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/22/2018
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CVE-2018-11763
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
In Apache HTTP Server 2.4.17 to 2.4.34, by sending continuous, large SETTINGS frames a client can occupy a connection, server thread and CPU time without any connection timeout coming to effect. This affects only HTTP/2 connections. A possible mitigation is to not enable the h2 protocol.
CVE-2018-14634
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
An integer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's create_elf_tables() function. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID (or otherwise privileged) binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system. Kernel versions 2.6.x, 3.10.x and 4.14.x are believed to be vulnerabl...
CVE-2018-1664
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
IBM DataPower Gateway 7.1.0.0 - 7.1.0.23, 7.2.0.0 - 7.2.0.21, 7.5.0.0 - 7.5.0.16, 7.5.1.0 - 7.5.1.15, 7.5.2.0 - 7.5.2.15, and 7.6.0.0 - 7.6.0.8 as well as IBM DataPower Gateway CD 7.7.0.0 - 7.7.1.2 echoing of AMP management interface authorization headers exposes login credentials in browser cache. ...
CVE-2018-1669
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
IBM DataPower Gateway 7.1.0.0 - 7.1.0.23, 7.2.0.0 - 7.2.0.21, 7.5.0.0 - 7.5.0.16, 7.5.1.0 - 7.5.1.15, 7.5.2.0 - 7.5.2.15, and 7.6.0.0 - 7.6.0.8 as well as IBM DataPower Gateway CD 7.7.0.0 - 7.7.1.2 are vulnerable to a XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote atta...
CVE-2018-1539
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 5.0 through 5.02 and 6.0 through 6.0.6 could allow remote attackers to bypass authentication via a direct request or forced browsing to a page other than URL intended. IBM X-Force ID: 142561.