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Content tagged with Compliance posted in September 2016
6 Ways To Prepare For The EUs GDPR
News  |  9/30/2016  | 
In less than 20 months, all US companies doing business in the EU will face new consumer privacy requirements. Heres how to prepare for them.
SWIFT Toughens Customer Security With New Mandatory Rules
Quick Hits  |  9/28/2016  | 
Measures to include set of core safety standards and assurance framework requiring annual self-attestation by SWIFT members.
Yahoo Sued By User Over 2014 Hacking
Quick Hits  |  9/27/2016  | 
New Yorker files lawsuit against Yahoo for recklessness and delay in uncovering hack of half a billion accounts.
Yahoo Breach: US Senator Seeks SEC Role In Probe
Quick Hits  |  9/27/2016  | 
Democrat Mark Warner asks US Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Yahoo completed obligations post breach discovery.
10 Ways To Lock Down Third-Party Risk
Slideshows  |  9/22/2016  | 
Experts share ideas for closing potential security holes that leave organizations open to attack.
Rand Study: Average Data Breach Costs $200K, Not Millions
News  |  9/21/2016  | 
Rand taps multiple data sources to calculate that cyber incidents cost firms a scant 0.4% of annual revenues, on average.
San Bernardino iPhone Hack: Media Agencies Sue FBI For Vendor Details
Quick Hits  |  9/19/2016  | 
Associated Press and two others invoke Freedom of Information Act against the government seeking details of secret transaction.
Uber, Dropbox, Other Tech Leaders Team Up To Boost Vendor Security
News  |  9/16/2016  | 
Tech companies - including Uber, Dropbox, Twitter, and Docker - have joined forces to create the Vendor Security Alliance, which aims to vet vendor security practices.
New Book Traces Obama Strategy To Protect America From Hackers, Terrorists & Nation States
Commentary  |  9/12/2016  | 
A review of Charlie Mitchell's 'Hacked: The Inside Story of Americas Struggle to Secure Cyberspace.'
3 Golden Rules For Managing Third-Party Security Risk
Commentary  |  9/1/2016  | 
Rule 1: know where your data sets are, which vendors have access to the data, and what privacy and security measures are in place.

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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.