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Content tagged with Compliance posted in November 2016
Petition Forces Parliament To Reconsider Surveillance Bill
Quick Hits  |  11/28/2016
100,000 signatures require MPs to consider debating Snoopers' Charter again.
178 Arrested In Money Mule Crackdown
Quick Hits  |  11/22/2016
Total of 17 countries involved in second European effort to disrupt cybercriminals' money laundering mechanism.
Adobe To Pay $1 Million Compensation In Data Breach Case
Quick Hits  |  11/17/2016
Personal data of more than 500,000 consumers from 15 states were stolen in the 2013 breach of Adobe server.
Security Experts Call For Regulation On IoT Cybersecurity
News  |  11/16/2016
During a House Committee hearing today, Bruce Schneier also asks for the establishment of a new government agency devoted to cybersecurity.
75,000 Data Protection Officers Needed By 2018 To Handle EU Law
News  |  11/9/2016
US alone will need 9,000 DPOs to meet GDPR mandates, says International Association of Privacy Professionals - but don't expect that many new job listings.
China Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Law
Quick Hits  |  11/8/2016
Global business and rights groups raise concern about the censorship that could impact foreign business interests.
Election 2016 & WikiLeaks: Bad, But Not Your Worst Nightmare
Commentary  |  11/4/2016
John Podesta may be the poster child for poor user security practices but the real problem is rigid regulatory compliance frameworks that perpetuate ineffective perimeter defenses.
Anthem Breach Victims Go To Court Over Cybersecurity Audit Release
Quick Hits  |  11/1/2016
Class-action lawsuit against health insurer seeks disclosure of network security details following data breach of 80 million members.

Who Does What in Cybersecurity at the C-Level
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer,  3/16/2018
New 'Mac-A-Mal' Tool Automates Mac Malware Hunting & Analysis
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  3/14/2018
IoT Product Safety: If It Appears Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is
Pat Osborne, Principal - Executive Consultant at Outhaul Consulting, LLC, & Cybersecurity Advisor for the Security Innovation Center,  3/12/2018
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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 ...

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).

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...

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.

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.