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Content posted in May 2018
Is Threat Intelligence Garbage?
Commentary  |  5/23/2018  | 
Most security professionals in a recent survey said that threat intelligence doesn't work. So why all the hype?
GDPR 101: Keeping Data Safe Throughout the 'Supply Chain'
Commentary  |  5/22/2018  | 
There are a lot of moving pieces involved with data collection, retention, and processing in the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation. Here's how to break down responsibilities between your security team and service providers.
The State of Information Sharing 20 Years after the First White House Mandate
Commentary  |  5/22/2018  | 
Finally! Actionable guidance for ISACs and enterprises on what threat intel to share, how to share it, and which key technologies will automate redaction and protect privacy.
What Israel's Elite Defense Force Unit 8200 Can Teach Security about Diversity
Commentary  |  5/21/2018  | 
Unit 8200 doesn't follow a conventional recruiting model. Technical knowledge isn't a requirement. The unit values traits that emphasize problem-solving and interpersonal skills, and it uses hiring processes that build female leaders.
How to Hang Up on Fraud
Commentary  |  5/18/2018  | 
Three reasons why the phone channel is uniquely vulnerable to spoofing and what call centers are doing about it.
The Risks of Remote Desktop Access Are Far from Remote
Commentary  |  5/17/2018  | 
RDP is used by fraudsters to steal and monetize data more often than you might think. But there are ways to stay safe.
Why Isn't Integrity Getting the Attention It Deserves?
Commentary  |  5/17/2018  | 
A focus on integrity requires a shift in the way many approach security management, but it's one of the most promising approaches to effective enterprise security.
Want Your Daughter to Succeed in Cyber? Call Her John
Commentary  |  5/16/2018  | 
It's time to "do the right thing" when it comes to gender in the hiring and promotion of women in cybersecurity. Four women (and a man named John) offer practical solutions for shifting the balance.
Taming the Chaos of Application Security: 'We Built an App for That'
Commentary  |  5/15/2018  | 
Want to improve the state of secure software coding? Hide the complexity from developers.
Why Enterprises Can't Ignore Third-Party IoT-Related Risks
Commentary  |  5/14/2018  | 
There's a major disconnect between Internet of Things governance and risk management, according to a new report. Follow these five steps to address the risks.
The New Security Playbook: Get the Whole Team Involved
Commentary  |  5/11/2018  | 
Smart cybersecurity teams are harnessing the power of human intelligence so employees take the right actions.
Risky Business: Deconstructing Ray Ozzie's Encryption Backdoor
Commentary  |  5/10/2018  | 
With the addition of secure enclaves, secure boot, and related features of "Clear," the only ones that will be able to test this code are Apple, well-resourced nations, and vendors who sell jailbreaks.
Ready or Not: Transport Layer Security 1.3 Is Coming
Commentary  |  5/10/2018  | 
Better encryption could mean weaker security if you're not careful.
20 Signs You Are Heading for a Retention Problem
Commentary  |  5/9/2018  | 
If you don't invest in your best security talent, they will look to burnish their resumes elsewhere. Here's why.
Compliance Complexity: The (Avoidable) Risks of Not Playing by the Rules
Commentary  |  5/9/2018  | 
Achieving compliance is a challenging process, but with the right systems and customized data management policy, your organization can stay ahead of the next data breach -- and the regulators.
Properly Framing the Cost of a Data Breach
Commentary  |  5/8/2018  | 
The expenses and actions typically associated with a cyberattack are not all created equal. Here's how to explain what's important to the C-suite and board.
Breakout Time: A Critical Key Cyber Metric
Commentary  |  5/8/2018  | 
Why organizations need to detect an intrusion in under a minute, understand it in under 10 minutes, and eject the adversary in under an hour.
Defending Against an Automated Attack Chain: Are You Ready?
Commentary  |  5/7/2018  | 
Recent threats like AutoSploit bring malware-as-a-service to a whole new level. Here are four ways to be prepared.
We're Doing Security Wrong!
Commentary  |  5/4/2018  | 
When you simply heap technology onto a system, you limit your hiring pool and spread your employees too thin. Focus on your people instead.
GDPR Requirements Prompt New Approach to Protecting Data in Motion
Commentary  |  5/3/2018  | 
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation means that organizations must look at new ways to keep data secure as it moves.
Spring Clean Your Security Systems: 6 Places to Start
Commentary  |  5/2/2018  | 
The sun is shining and you have an extra kick in your step. Why not use that newfound energy to take care of those bothersome security tasks you've put off all winter?
A Data Protection Officer's Guide to GDPR 'Privacy by Design'
Commentary  |  5/1/2018  | 
These five steps can show you how to start building your foundational privacy program for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.


New Mexico Man Sentenced on DDoS, Gun Charges
Dark Reading Staff 5/18/2018
Google to Delete 'Secure' Label from HTTPS Sites
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  5/21/2018
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CVE-2017-2598
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-23
Jenkins before versions 2.44, 2.32.2 uses AES ECB block cipher mode without IV for encrypting secrets which makes Jenkins and the stored secrets vulnerable to unnecessary risks (SECURITY-304).
CVE-2018-1124
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-23
procps-ng before version 3.3.15 is vulnerable to multiple integer overflows leading to a heap corruption in file2strvec function. This allows a privilege escalation for a local attacker who can create entries in procfs by starting processes, which could result in crashes or arbitrary code execution ...
CVE-2018-1126
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-23
procps-ng before version 3.3.15 is vulnerable to an incorrect integer size in proc/alloc.* leading to truncation/integer overflow issues. This flaw is related to CVE-2018-1124.
CVE-2018-11396
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-23
ephy-session.c in libephymain.so in GNOME Web (aka Epiphany) through 3.28.2.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via JavaScript code that triggers access to a NULL URL, as demonstrated by a crafted window.open call.
CVE-2018-8176
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-23
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft PowerPoint software when the software fails to properly validate XML content, aka "Microsoft PowerPoint Remote Code Execution Vulnerability." This affects Microsoft Office.