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Google Bolsters Security for Select Groups
Quick Hits  |  10/17/2017  | 
Business leaders, political campaign teams, journalists, and other high-risk groups will receive advanced email and account protection.
Printers: The Weak Link in Enterprise Security
News  |  10/16/2017  | 
Organizations frequently overlook printer security, leaving systems exposed to malware and theft. New tools aim to lessen the risk.
DoubleLocker Delivers Unique Two-Punch Hit to Android
News  |  10/13/2017  | 
Combines Android ransomware with capability to change users device PINs.
Getting the Most Out of Cyber Threat Intelligence
Commentary  |  10/13/2017  | 
How security practitioners can apply structured analysis and move from putting out fires to fighting the arsonists.
10 Major Cloud Storage Security Slip-Ups (So Far) this Year
Slideshows  |  10/13/2017  | 
Accenture is the latest in a string of major companies to expose sensitive cloud data this year, following Verizon, Deloitte, and Dow Jones.
Kaspersky Lab and the AV Security Hole
News  |  10/12/2017  | 
It's unclear what happened in the reported theft of NSA data by Russian spies, but an attacker would need little help to steal if he or she had privileged access to an AV vendor's network, security experts say.
Security No. 1 Inhibitor to Microsoft Office 365 Adoption
News  |  10/12/2017  | 
More businesses are switching to Office 365 despite fear of social engineering and ransomware attacks, but some remain wary.
Cybersecurity's 'Broken' Hiring Process
News  |  10/11/2017  | 
New study shows the majority of cybersecurity positions get filled at salaries above the original compensation cap, while jobs sit unfilled an average of six months.
Equifax: 12.5 Million UK Client Records Exposed in Breach
Quick Hits  |  10/10/2017  | 
But of that data, it affects 700K of British consumers, credit-monitoring company said today.
Microsoft Patches Windows Zero-Day Flaws Tied to DNSSEC
News  |  10/10/2017  | 
Security experts advise 'immediate' patching of critical DNS client vulnerabilities in Windows 8, 10, and other affected systems.
Key New Security Features in Android Oreo
Slideshows  |  10/10/2017  | 
Android 8.0 Oreo marks a major revamp of Google's mobile operating system, putting in a number of new security-hardening measures.
More Businesses Accidentally Exposing Cloud Services
Quick Hits  |  10/9/2017  | 
53% of businesses using cloud storage services unintentionally expose them to the public.
Russian Hackers Targeted NSA Employee's Home Computer
Quick Hits  |  10/6/2017  | 
New reports today say it was a National Security Agency employee, not a a contractor, whose home machine running Kaspersky Lab antivirus was hacked for classified files.
Russian Hackers Pilfered Data from NSA Contractor's Home Computer: Report
News  |  10/5/2017  | 
Classified information and hacking tools from the US National Security Agency landed in the hands of Russian cyberspies, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
10 Steps for Writing a Secure Mobile App
Slideshows  |  10/5/2017  | 
Best practices to avoid the dangers of developing vulnerability-ridden apps.
Ransomware Will Target Backups: 4 Ways to Protect Your Data
Commentary  |  10/4/2017  | 
Backups are the best way to take control of your defense against ransomware, but they need protecting as well.
Google Updates Cloud Access Management Policies
Quick Hits  |  10/3/2017  | 
Custom roles for Cloud Identity and Access Management will give users full control of 1,287 public permissions in the Google Cloud.
DevOpsSec: A Big Step in Cloud Application Security
Commentary  |  10/3/2017  | 
Why it's time for DevOps and security teams to bury the hatchet -- and not in each other's back.
Equifax: Number of US Breach Victims Rises to 145.5 Million
Quick Hits  |  10/2/2017  | 
Credit bureau provides update on its breach investigation.
Google Tightens Web Security for 45 TLDs with HSTS
Quick Hits  |  10/2/2017  | 
Google broadens HTTPS Strict Transport Security to Top Level Domains under its control and makes them secure by default.
Apple Shares More Data with US in First Half of 2017
Quick Hits  |  9/29/2017  | 
Device-based data requests from government agencies dropped in the first half over last year, but Apple fulfilled a higher percentage of those requests, according to its transparency report.
Key Security Innovations Focus on Policy and Tech
News  |  9/28/2017  | 
The New York Cyber Task Force says strategic innovations, not only technical ones, have made the biggest difference.
Caterpillar Eyes Competitive Edge with Connected Asset Security Program
News  |  9/27/2017  | 
Launches program to incorporate security by design and a strategic governance policy across all of its IoT products.
Companies Push to Decode Cloud Encryption
News  |  9/27/2017  | 
Businesses buckle down on encryption as it becomes table stakes for securing data in the cloud.
How to Live by the Code of Good Bots
Commentary  |  9/27/2017  | 
Following these four tenets will show the world that your bot means no harm.
Chevron's Jump to the Cloud is a Journey
News  |  9/26/2017  | 
Enterprises entertaining a move to the cloud should brace themselves for a challenging path of discovery.
Why Size Doesn't Matter in DDoS Attacks
Commentary  |  9/21/2017  | 
Companies both large and small are targets. Never think "I'm not big enough for a hacker's attention."
SMBs Paid $301 Million to Ransomware Attackers
Quick Hits  |  9/21/2017  | 
But small- to midsized businesses are taking a tougher stand against ransomware attacks, according to a survey released today of the 2016-2017 period.
10 Hot Cybersecurity Funding Rounds in Q3
Slideshows  |  9/20/2017  | 
The first two quarters of 2017 have been the most active ever in five years from a cybersecurity investment standpoint. Here's how the third quarter has shaped up.
GDPR & the Rise of the Automated Data Protection Officer
Commentary  |  9/19/2017  | 
Can artificial intelligence and machine learning solve the skills shortage as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation deadline approaches?
Viacom's Secret Cloud Keys Exposed
Quick Hits  |  9/19/2017  | 
The entertainment giant is the latest company to misconfigure its Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage bucket.
Siemens' New ICS/SCADA Security Service a Sign of the Times
News  |  9/19/2017  | 
Major ICS/SCADA vendors are entering the managed security services business with cloud-based offerings for energy and other industrial sectors.
Public, Hybrid Cloud Security Fears Abound
News  |  9/16/2017  | 
Most CISOs say encryption is the most effective security tool for data in the public cloud, but only one in six encrypt all data stored there.
Google, Spotify Build Open-Source Community for GCP Security
Quick Hits  |  9/15/2017  | 
Google and Spotify create Forseti, an open-source community with tools to secure projects on the Google Cloud Platform.
Attacking Developers Using 'Shadow Containers'
Attacking Developers Using 'Shadow Containers'
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/15/2017  | 
Sagie Dulce describes why developers are such attractive targets and how the Docker API can be exploited to use one of developers' favorite tools against them in sneaky, obfuscated attacks.
Microsoft's Azure 'Confidential Computing' Encrypts Data in Use
News  |  9/14/2017  | 
Early Access program under way for new Azure cloud security feature.
Cloud Security's Shared Responsibility Is Foggy
Commentary  |  9/14/2017  | 
Security is a two-way street. The cloud provider isn't the only one that must take precautions.
Encryption: A New Boundary for Distributed Infrastructure
Commentary  |  9/14/2017  | 
As the sheet metal surrounding traditional infrastructure continues to fall away, where should security functions in a cloud environment reside?
Businesses Fail to Properly Secure, Assess SSH: ISACA
Quick Hits  |  9/13/2017  | 
Frequently used but underappreciated, Secure Shell is rarely secured, assessed, documented, or managed in a systematic way, researchers report.
Why InfoSec Hiring Managers Miss the Oasis in the Desert
News  |  9/13/2017  | 
Despite a sharp shortage of IT security professionals, a pool of potential talent is swimming below the surface.
IBM Launches New Tools for Container Security
Quick Hits  |  9/12/2017  | 
IBM's LinuxONE Emperor II addresses container security as researchers pay closer attention to containers' security shortcomings.
Paul Vixie: How CISOs Can Use DNS to Up Security
Paul Vixie: How CISOs Can Use DNS to Up Security
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/11/2017  | 
FarSight CEO and DNS master Paul Vixie explains how enterprises, not just telecoms and infrastructure providers, can use DNS to improve cybersecurity.
Cloud Security Hype Fails to Match Deployments
Quick Hits  |  9/8/2017  | 
Technologies like software-defined perimeter and key management as-a-service generate enthusiasm but will take years to reach mainstream adoption.
10% of Ransomware Attacks on SMBs Targeted IoT Devices
News  |  9/7/2017  | 
IoT ransomware attacks are expected to ramp up in the coming years, a new survey shows.
Sandbox-Aware Malware Foreshadows Potential Attacks
Commentary  |  9/7/2017  | 
For the continuous monitoring industry to remain relevant, it needs to match the vigor of sandbox vendors against targeted subversion.
GDPR Confusion Persists Among Businesses, Survey Shows
Quick Hits  |  9/6/2017  | 
Top executives appear dismissive about the penalties they could face if failing to fulfill the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.
Amazon S3 Bucket Leaks Expose Classified US Veteran Data
News  |  9/5/2017  | 
Improperly configured Amazon S3 buckets led to the exposure of data belonging to veterans with Top Secret security clearance and Time Warner Cable customers.
Endpoint Security Overload
News  |  9/5/2017  | 
CISOs and their teams are over-investing in endpoint security tools, driving inefficiency and a need to consolidate data.
CISOs' Salaries Expected to Edge Above $240,000 in 2018
News  |  9/1/2017  | 
Other IT security professionals may garner six-figure salaries as well, new report shows.
Verizon Report: Businesses Hit with Payment Card Breaches Not Fully PCI-Compliant
News  |  8/31/2017  | 
Companies struggle to maintain PCI compliance within a year of meeting it, according to a new payment security report by Verizon.
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Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  10/11/2017
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Ransomware Grabs Headlines but BEC May Be a Bigger Threat
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor,  10/12/2017
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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.