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Content posted in August 2015
Top Infosec Execs Will Eventually Report To CEOs, CISOs Say
Commentary  |  8/31/2015  | 
But becoming a trusted resource to the executive suite will demand major changes in the traditional chief information security officer role.
The 7 Most Common RATS In Use Today
Commentary  |  8/28/2015  | 
Sniffing out RATS -- remote access Trojans -- is a challenge for even the most hardened cyber defender. Heres a guide to help you in the hunt.
Cybersecurity Under FTC Authority: What Does it Mean?
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Consumers can now expect the same level of security and privacy in the digital realm as they do in the physical.
Getting To Yes, Cooperatively
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
As security advocates, determining what beneficial means to a particular audience should be our first step in developing recommendations.
Keyless Cars: A New Frontier For Bug Bounties?
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
With up to 100 million lines of code in the average car today -- and growing -- security vulnerabilities are bound to become the new normal.
With Great IoT Comes Great Insecurity
Commentary  |  8/21/2015  | 
In the brave new world of 'things' and the services they connect to, built-in security has never been more critical. Here's what's getting in the way.
Beware The Hidden Risk Of Business Partners In The Cloud
Commentary  |  8/20/2015  | 
Enterprises vastly underestimate the cyber risk from digital connections to vendors, suppliers, agencies, consultants -- and any company with which employees do business.
Applying the 80/20 Rule to Cyber Security Practices
Commentary  |  8/19/2015  | 
How to look holistically across technology and processes and focus resources on threats that create the greatest damage.
Making The Security Case For A Software-Defined Perimeter
Commentary  |  8/18/2015  | 
With SDP, organizations can create an 'invisible' infrastructure that only authorized users and devices can access. Heres why its time has come.
RASP: A False Sense of Security For Apps & Data
Commentary  |  8/17/2015  | 
Betting on a single runtime tool like RASP is not the solution for eliminating application security risk.
Black Hat, Data Science, Machine Learning, and YOU!
Commentary  |  8/14/2015  | 
The time has come for security pros to start honing in on their machine learning skills. Heres why.
Securing Black Hat From Black Hat
Commentary  |  8/14/2015  | 
Dr. Chaos shares the inside scoop on the challenges and rewards of protecting one of the 'most hostile networks on the planet.'
Mad World: The Truth About Bug Bounties
Commentary  |  8/13/2015  | 
What Oracle CSO Mary Ann Davidson doesnt get about modern security vulnerability disclosure.
Software Security Is Hard But Not impossible
Commentary  |  8/12/2015  | 
New Interactive Application Security Testing products produce an interesting result under the right conditions, but they cant, by themselves, find all the security vulnerabilities you need to fix.
Data Protection: The 98 Percent Versus The 2 Percent
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
Four steps for defending your most sensitive corporate information from the inside out.
How To Empower Women In Security
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
First-ever Black Hat USA women in security panel debuted last week--and now will be an annual event.
Data Visibility: A Matter Of Perspective
Commentary  |  8/10/2015  | 
You can't analyze what you can't see. True at the dentist and true in security.
Black Hat USA: Empowering Women In Security
Commentary  |  8/4/2015  | 
A panel of influential women in the security industry will share their insights and identify resources for fostering professional development (and recruiting) of women in the field.
Dark Reading Launches Jobs Board
Commentary  |  8/4/2015  | 
New feature will help hiring companies and security job seekers find each other online.
Dark Reading Preps Week Of Show Coverage At Black Hat USA
Commentary  |  8/3/2015  | 
If you want to know what's happening in Las Vegas this week at Black Hat, Dark Reading's got the scoop.
Dark Reading News Desk Comes To You Live From Black Hat
Commentary  |  8/3/2015  | 
Live video coverage from Las Vegas Wednesday and Thursday
Breaking Honeypots For Fun And Profit
Commentary  |  8/3/2015  | 
As a concept, honeypots can be a powerful tool for detecting malware. But in the emerging field of cyber deception, theyre not up to the task of fooling attackers and getting our hands on their resources.


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Dark Reading Staff 3/27/2020
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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  3/24/2020
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CVE-2020-10560
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
An issue was discovered in Open Source Social Network (OSSN) through 5.3. A user-controlled file path with a weak cryptographic rand() can be used to read any file with the permissions of the webserver. This can lead to further compromise. The attacker must conduct a brute-force attack against the S...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
When MELSOFT transmission port (UDP/IP) of Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC iQ-R series (all versions), MELSEC iQ-F series (all versions), MELSEC Q series (all versions), MELSEC L series (all versions), and MELSEC F series (all versions) receives massive amount of data via unspecified vectors, resource co...
CVE-2020-5551
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
Toyota 2017 Model Year DCU (Display Control Unit) allows an unauthenticated attacker within Bluetooth range to cause a denial of service attack and/or execute an arbitrary command. The affected DCUs are installed in Lexus (LC, LS, NX, RC, RC F), TOYOTA CAMRY, and TOYOTA SIENNA manufactured in the re...
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Local Privilege Escalation can occur in PHOENIX CONTACT PORTICO SERVER through 3.0.7 when installed to run as a service.
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Insecure, default path permissions in PHOENIX CONTACT PC WORX SRT through 1.14 allow for local privilege escalation.