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Content tagged with Privacy posted in February 2016
The ROI Of Infosec: 11 Dos and Donts For Management Buy In
Commentary  |  2/27/2016  | 
The case for a bigger bottom line depends on how well you argue that the business cant run without a specific level of security infrastructure.
The Week In Justice: 3 Confessions, 2 Convictions & 2 Years For Two Hackers
News  |  2/24/2016  | 
Courts obtain convictions and guilty pleas from those involved with 'largest known' hacking and securities fraud scheme, online hacking forums, celebrity photo theft, and malicious insider destructive attacks.
FBI Vs. Apple: Privacy Syllabus
Slideshows  |  2/24/2016  | 
Some of the very best articles, blogs, and other opinions on the issue of government meddling in encryption technology.
Coalition Aims To Bridge Gap Between Government, Industry On Encryption
News  |  2/23/2016  | 
Digital Equilibrium Project says it will work to avert standoffs like the one between Apple and the FBI.
FAQ: Heres What You Need To Know About The Apple, FBI Dispute
News  |  2/23/2016  | 
The case marks a watershed moment in the debate over national security interests and privacy rights.
Today's New Payment Card Security In A Nutshell
Commentary  |  2/17/2016  | 
Businesses taking their time rolling out EMV card-compatible terminals are putting their data security and financial well-being at risk.
Cybersecurity & Healthcare: Does Cybersecurity Act Help or Hurt?
Commentary  |  2/12/2016  | 
Without adequate resources, the new Cybersecurity Act of 2015 Act is merely a snapshot in time that does little to safeguard sensitive medical information.
Congress Passes Judicial Redress Act, UK Snoopers' Charter Gets Closer Look
Quick Hits  |  2/11/2016  | 
European citizens win right to sue the Americans over privacy violations, while Britain ponders new ways to commit privacy violations.
Bipartisan House Bill Will Seek To Prevent States From Mandating Encryption Backdoors
Quick Hits  |  2/10/2016  | 
ENCRYPT Act aims to stave off efforts being made in California and New York legislatures.
Cybersecurity Smackdown: What Side Are You On?
Commentary  |  2/4/2016  | 
Analytics vs. Encryption. Prevention vs. Detection. Machine Learning: Promise or Hype? The Firewall: Dead or Still Breathing? The sharpest minds in the security industry debate some of the industry's most contentious issues.
EU, US Agree On New Data Transfer Pact, But Will It Hold?
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
So long Safe Harbor, hello 'Privacy Shield.'
Encryption Has Its Place But It Isnt Foolproof
Commentary  |  2/2/2016  | 
Most encrypted data is unencrypted at some point in its lifecycle -- and the bad guys are pretty good at finding the one window left open.
As Good As They're Getting, Analytics Don't Inherently Protect Data
Commentary  |  2/2/2016  | 
It is only a matter of time before your system is breached, and when your data is lost, analytics won't help you.


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Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/16/2018
From DevOps to DevSecOps: Structuring Communication for Better Security
Robert Hawk, Privacy & Security Lead at xMatters,  2/15/2018
3 Tips to Keep Cybersecurity Front & Center
Greg Kushto, Vice President of Sales Engineering at Force 3,  2/14/2018
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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.