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Voice-Operated Devices, Enterprise Security & the 'Big Truck' Attack
Commentary  |  3/15/2018  | 
The problem with having smart speakers and digital assistants in the workplace is akin to having a secure computer inside your office while its wireless keyboard is left outside for everyone to use.
Segmentation: The Neglected (Yet Essential) Control
Commentary  |  3/14/2018  | 
Failure to deploy measures to contain unauthorized intruders is a recipe for digital disaster.
Google 'Distrust Dates' Are Coming Fast
Commentary  |  3/13/2018  | 
All the tools are in place for the migration of SSL digital certificates on a scale that is unprecedented for the certificate authority industry. Are you ready?
Disappearing Act: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  3/12/2018  | 
A standout field with hysterical puns about security policies, Meltdown, Amazon Web Services, and the right to be forgotten. And the winner is
IoT Product Safety: If It Appears Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is
Commentary  |  3/12/2018  | 
Proposed new connected-product repair laws will provide hackers with more tools to make our lives less secure.
DevSecOps: The Importance of Building Security from the Beginning
Commentary  |  3/9/2018  | 
Here are four important areas to tackle in order to master DevSecOps: code, privacy, predictability, and people.
Privilege Abuse Attacks: 4 Common Scenarios
Commentary  |  3/7/2018  | 
It doesn't matter if the threat comes from a disgruntled ex-employee or an insider anticipating financial gain, privilege abuse patterns are pretty much the same, and they're easy to avoid.
Why Security-Driven Companies Are More Successful
Commentary  |  3/7/2018  | 
Software Security Masters are better at handling application development security and show much higher growth than their peers. Here's how to become one.
Identity Management: Where It Stands, Where It's Going
News  |  3/6/2018  | 
How companies are changing the approach to identity management as people become increasingly digital.
Pragmatic Security: 20 Signs You Are 'Boiling the Ocean'
Commentary  |  3/6/2018  | 
Ocean-boiling is responsible for most of the draconian, nonproductive security policies I've witnessed over the course of my career. Here's why they don't work.
Hacking Back & the Digital Wild West
Commentary  |  3/5/2018  | 
Far from helping organizations defend themselves, hacking back will escalate an already chaotic situation.
How & Why the Cybersecurity Landscape Is Changing
Commentary  |  3/1/2018  | 
A comprehensive new report from Cisco should "scare the pants off" enterprise security leaders.
ICS Under Fire in 2017
News  |  3/1/2018  | 
New Dragos report finds rising number of public vulnerability advisories around ICS with not enough reasonable guidance around how to deal with these flaws.
What Enterprises Can Learn from Medical Device Security
Commentary  |  3/1/2018  | 
In today's cloud-native world, organizations need a highly distributed approach that ties security to the workload itself in order to prevent targeted attacks.
How to Secure 'Permissioned' Blockchains
Commentary  |  2/28/2018  | 
At the heart of every blockchain is a protocol that agrees to the order and security of transactions in the next block. Here's how to maintain the integrity of the chain.
Incident 'Management': What IT Security Can Learn from Public Safety
Commentary  |  2/27/2018  | 
How a framework developed for fighting California wildfires back in the '70s can fortify first responders to a modern cyberattack.
Leveraging Security to Enable Your Business
Commentary  |  2/23/2018  | 
When done right, security doesn't have to be the barrier to employee productivity that many have come to expect. Here's how.
It's Not What You Know, It's What You Can Prove That Matters to Investigators
Commentary  |  2/22/2018  | 
Achieving the data visibility to ensure you can provide auditors with the information they need after a breach, and do so in just a few days, has never been more difficult.
Trucking Industry Launches Info Sharing, Cybercrime Reporting Service
Quick Hits  |  2/21/2018  | 
American Trucking Associations developed new Fleet CyWatch threat reporting, information sharing service in conjunction with FBI.
Takeaways from the Russia-Linked US Senate Phishing Attacks
Commentary  |  2/21/2018  | 
The Zero Trust Security approach could empower organizations and protect their customers in ways that go far beyond typical security concerns.
C-Suite Divided Over Security Concerns
News  |  2/21/2018  | 
Survey shows 60% of CEOs plan to invest the most resources in malware prevention, but CISOs, CIOs, and CTOs are on a different page.
Rise of the 'Hivenet': Botnets That Think for Themselves
Commentary  |  2/16/2018  | 
These intelligent botnet clusters swarm compromised devices to identify and assault different attack vectors all at once.
Democracy & DevOps: What Is the Proper Role for Security?
Commentary  |  2/15/2018  | 
Security experts need a front-row seat in the application development process but not at the expense of the business.
3 Tips to Keep Cybersecurity Front & Center
Commentary  |  2/14/2018  | 
In today's environment, a focus on cybersecurity isn't a luxury. It's a necessity, and making sure that focus is achieved starts with the company's culture.
Cybercrime Costs for Financial Sector up 40% Since 2014
Quick Hits  |  2/14/2018  | 
A 9.6% increase just in the past year, and denial-of-service attacks are partly to blame.
Can Android for Work Redefine Enterprise Mobile Security?
Commentary  |  2/13/2018  | 
Google's new mobility management framework makes great strides in addressing security and device management concerns while offering diverse deployment options. Here are the pros and cons.
Equifax Names New CISO
Quick Hits  |  2/13/2018  | 
Former Home Depot CISO takes the reins in the wake of Equifax's massive data breach and fallout.
One in Three SOC Analysts Now Job-Hunting
News  |  2/12/2018  | 
The more experienced a SOC analyst gets, the more his or her job satisfaction declines, a new survey of security operations center staffers shows.
Tracking Bitcoin Wallets as IOCs for Ransomware
Commentary  |  2/12/2018  | 
By understanding how cybercriminals use bitcoin, threat analysts can connect the dots between cyber extortion, wallet addresses, shared infrastructure, TTPs, and attribution.
Back to Basics: AI Isn't the Answer to What Ails Us in Cyber
Commentary  |  2/9/2018  | 
The irony behind just about every headline-grabbing data breach we've seen in recent years is that they all could have been prevented with simple cyber hygiene.
20 Signs You Need to Introduce Automation into Security Ops
Commentary  |  2/8/2018  | 
Far too often, organizations approach automation as a solution looking for a problem rather than the other way around.
Ticking Time Bombs in Your Data Center
Commentary  |  2/7/2018  | 
The biggest security problems inside your company may result from problems it inherited.
Ukraine Power Distro Plans $20 Million Cyber Defense System
Quick Hits  |  2/6/2018  | 
After NotPetya and severe blackouts, Ukrenergo responds with an investment in cybersecurity.
AutoSploit: Mass Exploitation Just Got a Lot Easier
Commentary  |  2/6/2018  | 
But the response to the new hacking tool, now readily available to the masses of script kiddies, has been a mix of outrage, fear, some applause, and more than a few shrugs.
2017 Smashed World's Records for Most Data Breaches, Exposed Information
News  |  2/6/2018  | 
Five mega-breaches last year accounted for more than 72% of all data records exposed in 2017.
Identity Fraud Hits All-Time High in 2017
News  |  2/6/2018  | 
Survey reports that the number of fraud victims topped 16 million consumers last year, and much of that crime has moved online.
7 Ways to Maximize Your Security Dollars
Slideshows  |  2/5/2018  | 
Budget and resource constraints can make it hard for you to meet security requirements, but there are ways you can stretch your budget.
Mastering Security in the Zettabyte Era
Commentary  |  2/5/2018  | 
Many businesses are ill-equipped to deal with potential risks posed by billions of connected devices, exponential data growth, and an unprecedented number of cyber threats. Here's how to prepare.
Lieberman Software Acquired by Bomgar
Quick Hits  |  2/1/2018  | 
Deal combines privileged access management products, technologies.
Thinking about a Career Move in Cybersecurity?
Commentary  |  2/1/2018  | 
The numbers show career opportunities for cyber defenders.
Google Cloud Least-Privilege Function Goes Live
Quick Hits  |  1/31/2018  | 
Custom Roles for Cloud IAM now available in production from Google.
Passwords: 4 Biometric Tokens and How They Can Be Beaten
Commentary  |  1/31/2018  | 
Authentication security methods are getting better all the time, but they are still not infallible.
K-12 Study Gives Schools Low Marks for Protecting Student Privacy Online
News  |  1/31/2018  | 
Survey says local school districts and education departments lack even the most basic security and privacy safeguards.
5 Questions to Ask about Machine Learning
Commentary  |  1/31/2018  | 
Marketing hyperbole often exceeds reality. Here are questions you should ask before buying.
RELX Group Agrees to Buy ThreatMetrix for 580M Cash
Quick Hits  |  1/29/2018  | 
Authentication firm ThreatMetrix will become part of Risk & Business Analytics under the LexisNexis Risk Solutions brand.
An Action Plan to Fill the Information Security Workforce Gap
Commentary  |  1/29/2018  | 
Nothing says #whorunstheworld like an all-female blue team taking down a male-dominated red team in a battle to protect sensitive customer data, and other ideas to entice women into a cyber career.
6 Tips for Building a Data Privacy Culture
Slideshows  |  1/26/2018  | 
Experts say it's not enough to just post data classification guidelines and revisit the topic once a year. Companies have to build in privacy by design.
Endpoint and Mobile Top Security Spending at 57% of Businesses
Quick Hits  |  1/26/2018  | 
Businesses say data-at-rest security tools are most effective at preventing breaches, but spend most of their budgets securing endpoint and mobile devices.
Industrial Safety Systems in the Bullseye
News  |  1/25/2018  | 
TRITON/TRISIS attack on Schneider Electric plant safety systems could be re-purposed in future attacks, experts say.
How Containers & Serverless Computing Transform Attacker Methodologies
Commentary  |  1/25/2018  | 
The pace of hacker innovation never slows. Now security technologies and methods must adapt with equal urgency.
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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.