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Content posted in May 2016
Dark Reading At 10 Years: Learning From The Best
Commentary  |  5/31/2016  | 
Kudos to the Dark Reading community for strengthening the security industry with all its passion and opinions.
Ultimate Guide To DDoS Protection: Strategies And Best Practices
Commentary  |  5/30/2016  | 
To be in the best position to defend against DDoS, companies need to protect against a range of exploitable vulnerabilities -- and have the tools to detect and react to attacks.
Ultimate Guide To DDoS Protection: DDoS Is A Business Problem
Commentary  |  5/27/2016  | 
In the first of a two-part series, we examine the impact DDoS attacks have on business continuity and why it is so much more than a network security problem.
A Wish List For The Security Conference Stage
Commentary  |  5/26/2016  | 
All the world may be a stage, but in the theater of cybersecurity, we need a more relevant dialogue of fresh ideas, novel approaches, and new ways of thinking.
A Newer Variant Of RawPOS: An In-Depth Look
Commentary  |  5/25/2016  | 
There's no silver bullet for RawPOS prevention, but you can impede RawPOS's ability to execute successfully by understanding how it works.
Poor Airport Security Practices Just Dont Fly
Commentary  |  5/24/2016  | 
Five lessons learned the hard way by the Tampa International Airport about bringing third parties into a security environment.
What Europe Tells Us About The Future Of Data Privacy
Commentary  |  5/23/2016  | 
Recent initiatives offer new strategies for balancing technology, security, and organizational policy goals. Here are three approaches worth considering.
Closing the Gender Gap in Cybersecurity: 3 Critical Steps
Commentary  |  5/20/2016  | 
Women in security need to step up as industry role models and set the example for future generations. Heres how.
Why Security Investigators Should Care About Forensic Research
Commentary  |  5/19/2016  | 
Despite the promise of expanded visibility into the user trail behind a data breach, the security industry has largely ignored the meticulous advances of forensic researchers. Privacy is just one reason for the snub.
Surviving Infosec: Keep Calm & Make Time For Yourself
Commentary  |  5/17/2016  | 
Nine simple but powerful ways to break out of those painful states of mind when you cant leave the office.
That Time I Got Publicly Hacked
Commentary  |  5/16/2016  | 
In honor of Dark Reading's 10th anniversary, I embarrass myself one more time for posterity.
Dark Reading Radio: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Security Budget
Commentary  |  5/16/2016  | 
Join us on Wednesday, May 18 at 1pmEDT/10am PDT, for a discussion with security executives on how to prioritize and manage your IT security budget.
CISO Playbook: Games Of War & Cyber Defenses
Commentary  |  5/16/2016  | 
Limiting incident response planning to hypothetical table-top scenarios is far too risky in todays threat environment. But with cyberwar gaming, you can simulate the experience of a real attack.
Why Online Video Gaming Will Be The Next Industry Under Cyber Attack
Commentary  |  5/13/2016  | 
As more money flows into games, criminals are targeting this new and lucrative market with the tools and techniques they once used to hack online banks and Internet retailers.
Phishing Fraud BECkons: Will You Fall Victim?
Commentary  |  5/12/2016  | 
Why one company got caught in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attack -- and how yours can avoid the same fate.
Dark Reading Not Actually A Sign Of The Apocalypse
Commentary  |  5/11/2016  | 
My initial threat assessment of Dark Reading was entirely inaccurate.
10 Years Of Human Hacking: How The USB Way Evolved
Commentary  |  5/10/2016  | 
After a decade of clicking without consequence, users still havent gotten the message about the dangers of rogue USB devices with malware hidden inside.
PCI DSS 3.2: Making the Move to MFA
Commentary  |  5/9/2016  | 
PCI DSS has always required that any untrusted, remote access into the cardholder data environment use multi-factor authentication. Now version 3.2 takes it one step further.
Connected Cars: Strategies For Reducing The Ever-Expanding Risk
Commentary  |  5/6/2016  | 
The best way automakers can keep customers safe and mitigate threats to their own enterprise is to first hack themselves.
Silicon & Artificial Intelligence: The Foundation of Next Gen Data Security
Commentary  |  5/5/2016  | 
Why new challenges like real-time, always-on authentication and access control can only be met by a combination of smart hardware and software.
The Balancing Act: Government Security In The Cloud
Commentary  |  5/4/2016  | 
The cloud offers great opportunities and challenges to public sector security teams defending critical systems against advanced threats. These 7 strategies will help you avoid a worst-case scenario.
Its A Dogs Life: Caption Contest Winners Announced
Commentary  |  5/3/2016  | 
Packet sniffing, drones and cat memes. And the winning caption is.
How To Succeed At Third-Party Cyber Risk Management: 10 Steps
Commentary  |  5/2/2016  | 
Organizations are failing -- and badly -- assessing the risk of attacks and data breaches from vendors and supply chains, according to a recent Ponemon Institute study. The solution starts at the top.


5 Reasons the Cybersecurity Labor Shortfall Won't End Soon
Steve Morgan, Founder & CEO, Cybersecurity Ventures,  12/11/2017
Oracle Product Rollout Underscores Need for Trust in the Cloud
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  12/11/2017
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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.