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Content tagged with Identity & Access Management posted in May 2017
The Case for Disclosing Insider Breaches
Commentary  |  5/31/2017
Too often organizations try to sweep intentional, accidental or negligent employee theft of data under the rug. Heres why they shouldnt.
You Have One Year to Make GDPR Your Biggest Security Victory Ever
News  |  5/25/2017
The EU's new razor-toothed data privacy law could either rip you apart or help you create the best security program you've ever had. Here's how.
Data Security & Privacy: The Risks of Not Playing by the Rules
Commentary  |  5/24/2017
Achieving compliance is a complex and challenging process. But with the right systems and policies, you can stay ahead of the next data breach and the regulators.
In Search of an Rx for Enterprise Security Fatigue
Commentary  |  5/22/2017
Are you exhausted by the vast number of measures your organization needs to keep its systems and data safe? You're not alone.
Deconstructing the 2016 Yahoo Security Breach
Commentary  |  5/19/2017
One good thing about disasters is that we can learn from them and avoid repeating the same mistakes. Here are five lessons that the Yahoo breach should have taught us.
The Fundamental Flaw in TCP/IP: Connecting Everything
Commentary  |  5/17/2017
Almost 30 years after its inception, it's time to fix the engine that both fuels the modern day Internet and is the root cause of its most vexing security challenges.
Your Grandma Could Be the Next Ransomware Millionaire
Commentary  |  5/15/2017
Today's as-a-service technology has democratized ransomware, offering practically anyone with a computer and an Internet connection an easy way to get in on the game.
Shining a Light on Securitys Grey Areas: Process, People, Technology
Commentary  |  5/9/2017
The changing distributed and mobile business landscape brings with it new security and privacy risks. Heres how to meet the challenge.
Backdoors: When Good Intentions Go Bad
Commentary  |  5/5/2017
Requiring encrypted applications to provide backdoors for law enforcement will weaken security for everyone.
Why OAuth Phishing Poses A New Threat to Users
Commentary  |  5/4/2017
Credential phishing lets attackers gain back-end access to email accounts, and yesterday's Google Docs scam raises the risk to a new level.
Google Docs Phishing Attack Abuses Legitimate Third-Party Sharing
Quick Hits  |  5/3/2017
Phishing messages appear nearly identical to legitimate requests to share Google documents, because in many ways, they are.

The Case for Integrating Physical Security & Cybersecurity
Paul Kurtz, CEO & Cofounder, TruSTAR Technology,  3/20/2018
A Look at Cybercrime's Banal Nature
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  3/20/2018
City of Atlanta Hit with Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff 3/23/2018
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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.