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Recovering from Bad Decisions in the Cloud
Jeff Schilling, Chief Security Officer, ArmorCommentary
The cloud makes it much easier to make changes to security controls than in traditional networks.
By Jeff Schilling Chief Security Officer, Armor, 6/26/2017
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The Folly of Vulnerability & Patch Management for ICS Networks
Galina Antova & Patrick McBride, Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, ClarotyCommentary
Yes, such efforts matter. But depending on them can give a false sense of security.
By Galina Antova & Patrick McBride Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Claroty, 6/21/2017
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Feds Call on Contractors to Play Ball in Mitigating Insider Threats
Thomas Jones, Federal Systems Engineer at Bay DynamicsCommentary
It's said that you're only as strong as your weakest player. That's as true in security as it is in sports.
By Thomas Jones Federal Systems Engineer at Bay Dynamics, 6/20/2017
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Cybersecurity Fact vs. Fiction
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Based on popular media, it's easy to be concerned about the security of smart cars, homes, medical devices, and public utilities. But how truly likely are such attacks?
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 6/20/2017
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Invisible Invaders: Why Detecting Bot Attacks Is Becoming More Difficult
Ido Safruti,  Founder and CTO at PerimeterXCommentary
Traditional methods can't block the latest attackers, but a behavioral approach can tell the difference between bots and humans.
By Ido Safruti Founder and CTO at PerimeterX, 6/19/2017
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Forrester: Rapid Cloud Adoption Drives Demand for Security Tools
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cloud services revenue is poised to skyrocket from $114 billion in 2016 to $236 billion by 2020, driving the market for products to secure data in the cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/16/2017
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Why Your AppSec Program Is Doomed to Fail & How to Save It
Rohit Sethi, COO of Security CompassCommentary
With these measures in place, organizations can avoid common pitfalls.
By Rohit Sethi COO of Security Compass, 6/16/2017
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Climbing the Security Maturity Ladder in Cloud
Daniel Mellen, Accenture Managing Director, SecurityCommentary
These five steps will insure that you achieve the broadest coverage for onboarding your most sensitive workloads.
By Daniel Mellen Accenture Managing Director, Security, 6/15/2017
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Survey: 58% of Security and Development Teams Play Nice
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Despite frequent talk of tension between software development and security teams, it turns out more than half of organizations surveyed have these two groups collaborating.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/14/2017
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How Smart Cities Can Minimize the Threat of Cyberattacks
Todd Thibodeaux, President & CEO, CompTIACommentary
As cities face the digital future, governments must prioritize cybersecurity protocols to mitigate attacks that could cripple entire communities.
By Todd Thibodeaux President & CEO, CompTIA, 6/14/2017
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Relentless Attackers Try Over 100,000 Times Before They Breach a System
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report from startup tCell shows XSS attempts a noisy reminder of the overwhelming scale of automated attack techniques.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/14/2017
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The Detection Trap: Improving Cybersecurity by Learning from the Secret Service
Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, IllumioCommentary
Intruders often understand the networks they target better than their defenders do.
By Nathaniel Gleicher Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, Illumio, 6/12/2017
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Your Information Isn't Being Hacked, It's Being Neglected
Mike Baukes, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, UpGuardCommentary
To stop customer information from being compromised, we must shore up the most vulnerable parts first, the day-to-day IT operations work that builds, configures, and changes systems.
By Mike Baukes Co-Founder & Co-CEO, UpGuard, 6/9/2017
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The Economics of Software Security: What Car Makers Can Teach Enterprises
Jim Routh, Chief Security Officer, AetnaCommentary
Embedding security controls early in the application development process will go a long way towards driving down the total cost of software ownership.
By Jim Routh Chief Security Officer, Aetna, 6/8/2017
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Security in the Cloud: Pitfalls and Potential of CASB Systems
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The transition to cloud has driven a demand for CASB systems, but today's systems lack the full breadth of functionality businesses need.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/7/2017
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Cybersecurity Stands as Big Sticking Point in Software M&A
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The breach that was the fly in the ointment of the Yahoo-Verizon deal is one of many now surfacing as security of acquired firms starts to become a point of negotiation.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/7/2017
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Balancing the Risks of the Internet of Things
Darren Anstee, Chief Technology Officer at Arbor NetworksCommentary
Do the benefits of an Internet-connected coffee maker really outweigh its security issues?
By Darren Anstee Chief Technology Officer at Arbor Networks, 6/7/2017
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Slack, Telegram, Other Chat Apps Being Used as Malware Control Channels
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybercriminal are abusing third-party chat apps as command-and-control infrastructures to spread their malware.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/6/2017
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How to Succeed at Incident Response Metrics
Tom Webb, Incident Handler, SANS Internet Storm CenterCommentary
Establishing a baseline of what information you need is an essential first step.
By Tom Webb Incident Handler, SANS Internet Storm Center, 6/2/2017
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Security & Development: Better Together
Brent Midwood, Director of Product Management, AttackIQCommentary
How DevSecOps removes the silos between security and application development teams so that everyone can work together at the same speed.
By Brent Midwood Director of Product Management, AttackIQ, 6/1/2017
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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.

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