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Google Sheds Light on Data Encryption Practices
News  |  12/13/2017  | 
Google explains the details of how it secures information in the cloud and encrypts data in transit.
8 Steps for Building an IT Security Career Path Program
Slideshows  |  12/13/2017  | 
A cybersecurity career-path program can help with talent retention and recruitment.
Microsoft Azure AD Connect Flaw Elevates Employee Privilege
News  |  12/12/2017  | 
An improper default configuration gives employees unnecessary administrative privilege without their knowledge, making them ideal targets for hackers.
Employees on Public WiFi Rarely Face Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
News  |  12/12/2017  | 
Employees' corporate mobile devices are connected to WiFi networks on average 74% of the time.
Oracle Product Rollout Underscores Need for Trust in the Cloud
News  |  12/11/2017  | 
Oracle updates its Identity SOC and management cloud with security tools to verify and manage users trusted with access to cloud-based data and applications.
Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch for 'Critical' Flaw in Windows Security
Quick Hits  |  12/8/2017  | 
Remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine was found by UK spy agency's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
Android Ransomware Kits on the Rise in the Dark Web
News  |  12/7/2017  | 
More than 5,000 Android ransomware kit listings have been spotted so far this year, with the median price range hitting $200.
Rutkowska: Trust Makes Us Vulnerable
News  |  12/7/2017  | 
Offensive security researcher Joanna Rutkowska explains why trust in technology can put users at risk.
Bitcoin Miner NiceHash Hacked, Possibly Losing $62 Million in Bitcoin
Quick Hits  |  12/7/2017  | 
Breach occurred just prior to bitcoin's debut on two major US exchanges, the AP reports.
Attacker 'Dwell Time' Average Dips Slightly to 86 Days
News  |  12/7/2017  | 
Real-world incident response investigation data from CrowdStrike reveals attacker trends with fileless malware, ransomware, and other weapons.
NIST Releases New Cybersecurity Framework Draft
News  |  12/6/2017  | 
Updated version includes changes to some existing guidelines - and adds some new ones.
Most Retailers Haven't Fully Tested Their Breach Response Plans
Quick Hits  |  12/6/2017  | 
More than 20% lack a breach response plan altogether, a new survey shows.
Study: Simulated Attacks Uncover Real-World Problems in IT Security
News  |  12/5/2017  | 
Some 70% of simulated attacks on real networks were able to move laterally within the network, while more than half infiltrated the perimeter and exfiltrated data.
Android Developer Tools Contain Vulnerabilities
Quick Hits  |  12/5/2017  | 
Several of the most popular cloud-based and downloadable tools Android developers use are affected.
FBI, Europol, Microsoft, ESET Team Up, Dismantle One of World's Largest Malware Operations
News  |  12/4/2017  | 
Avalanche, aka Gamarue, aka Wauchos, malware enterprise spanned hundreds of botnets and 88 different malware families.
PayPal's TIO Networks Suffered Data Breach Exposing Data on 1.6 Million Customers
Quick Hits  |  12/4/2017  | 
PayPal states TIO Networks, a payment processing company it acquired this summer, is not part of its network and PayPal remains unaffected by the breach.
Tips for Writing Better Infosec Job Descriptions
News  |  12/4/2017  | 
Security leaders frustrated with their talent search may be searching for the wrong skills and qualifications.
Sallie Mae CISO: 4 Technologies That Will Shape IT Security
News  |  12/1/2017  | 
'The world as we know it will vanish,' according to Jerry Archer.
5 Free or Low-Cost Security Tools for Defenders
News  |  11/30/2017  | 
Not all security tools are pricey.
Qualys Buys NetWatcher Assets for Cloud-based Threat Intel
Quick Hits  |  11/30/2017  | 
The cloud security company plans to add threat detection, incident response, and compliance management to its platform.
First US Federal CISO Shares Security Lessons Learned
News  |  11/29/2017  | 
Greg Touhill's advice for security leaders includes knowing the value of information, hardening their workforce, and prioritizing security by design.
Git Some Security: Locking Down GitHub Hygiene
News  |  11/28/2017  | 
In the age of DevOps and agile development practices that lean heavily on GitHub and other cloud resources, strong controls are more important than ever.
Retail and Hospitality Breaches Declined Over Past 2 Years
News  |  11/28/2017  | 
A drop in publicly disclosed breaches for the two industries is due in part to fewer point-of-sale breaches.
Trend Micro Buys Immunio
Quick Hits  |  11/28/2017  | 
The acquisition is aimed at balancing the speed of DevOps with application security.
Uber's Security Slip-ups: What Went Wrong
News  |  11/27/2017  | 
The ride-sharing company's decisions leading to a 2016 data breach and its handling of the incident should serve as a cautionary tale for enterprises facing a breach.
McAfee Looks to Cloud with Skyhigh Acquisition
Quick Hits  |  11/27/2017  | 
McAfee agrees to buy CASB provider Skyhigh Networks, demonstrating a strong focus on cloud security.
Thoma Bravo to Acquire Barracuda Networks for $1.6 billion
Quick Hits  |  11/27/2017  | 
The cloud email security and management company accepts buyout offer as a means to accelerate its growth.
Mobile Malware Incidents Hit 100% of Businesses
News  |  11/17/2017  | 
Attempted malware infections against BYOD and corporate mobile devices are expected to continue to grow, new data shows.
Optiv Acquires Decision Lab to Expand Big Data Services
Quick Hits  |  11/16/2017  | 
Deal enhances Optiv's big data, automation, and orchestration efforts.
Death of the Tier 1 SOC Analyst
News  |  11/16/2017  | 
Say goodbye to the entry-level security operations center (SOC) analyst as we know it.
Stealthy Android Malware Found in Google Play
News  |  11/15/2017  | 
Eight apps found infected with a new Trojan family that ups the ante in obfuscation with four payload stages.
Microsoft Word Vuln Went Unnoticed for 17 Years: Report
News  |  11/14/2017  | 
Researchers claim Microsoft Word vulnerability, patched today, has existed for 17 years.
Enterprise Physical Security Drives IoT Adoption
News  |  11/14/2017  | 
The vast majority of respondents to a new survey are deploying IoT technologies for building safety in the form of security cameras.
Companies Blindly Believe They've Locked Down Users' Mobile Use
News  |  11/14/2017  | 
IT security teams may be in for a surprise about their mobile exposure as the GDPR compliance deadline approaches, according to a new survey.
Cloudflare Buys Mobile Firm Neumob
Quick Hits  |  11/14/2017  | 
The deal will give Cloudflare technology to optimize mobile security, performance.
ADT Expands Cybersecurity Business with Purchase of Datashield
News  |  11/14/2017  | 
Home and business security giant launches ADT Cybersecurity to offer managed detection and response (MDR) service.
Russian Developer Snuck Cryptocurrency Mining into Android Apps
News  |  11/14/2017  | 
Apps found in Google Play turned mobile devices into cryptocurrency miners unbeknownst to their users, according to researchers from security firm Ixia.
Emerging IT Security Technologies: 13 Categories, 26 Vendors
Slideshows  |  11/13/2017  | 
A rundown of some of the hottest security product areas, and vendors helping to shape them.
Why Common Sense Is Not so Common in Security: 20 Answers
Commentary  |  11/10/2017  | 
Or, questions vendors need to ask themselves before they write a single word of marketing material.
Cybersecurity Staffing Shortage Tied to Cyberattacks, Data Breaches
News  |  11/9/2017  | 
Short-staffed cybersecurity teams contribute to data breaches and cyberattacks levied against their organizations, a survey finds.
AV Vendors Have Immunity for Malware-Blocking Decisions, Court Says
News  |  11/9/2017  | 
Enigma Software Group had sued Malwarebytes for characterizing its anti-malware software as unsafe, but its case was dismissed.
Stealthy New PLC Hack Jumps the Air Gap
News  |  11/9/2017  | 
Researchers at Black Hat Europe next month will demonstrate a data-exfiltration attack on Siemens PLCs that uses combination of code manipulation and Radio Frequency (RF) emissions.
'Eavesdropper' Exposes Millions of Mobile Conversations
News  |  11/9/2017  | 
App developers fail to remove their hardcoded credentials, affecting hundreds of millions of data records.
Hypervisors: Now a Tool to Protect against Security Blind Spots
Commentary  |  11/9/2017  | 
By facilitating live introspection of virtual machine memory, the Xen Project is striving to eliminate stealthy attack techniques like EternalBlue.
Barracuda Buys Sonian for Cloud Analytics
Quick Hits  |  11/9/2017  | 
Barracuda snaps up Sonian to improve on cloud archiving and email security and management.
Siemens Teams Up with Tenable
News  |  11/8/2017  | 
ICS/SCADA vendor further extends its managed security services for critical infrastructure networks.
Yahoo's Ex-CEO Mayer Calls Out Russian Hackers
Quick Hits  |  11/8/2017  | 
Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologizes for massive data breach that exposed billions of user accounts.
Cognitive Mindhacks: How Attackers Spread Disinformation Campaigns
News  |  11/6/2017  | 
Researchers investigate the tools and techniques behind cyber propaganda and fake news and how it changes public opinion.
Virtual Reality Could Serve as a Cybersecurity Recruiting Tool
News  |  11/6/2017  | 
A recent study finds 74% of millennials and post-millennials agree VR use in cybersecurity tools may entice them into an IT security career.
8 Older Companies Doing New Things in Security
Slideshows  |  11/6/2017  | 
These organizations have been around for a while but aren't slowing down on security releases.
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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.