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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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Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  12/14/2017
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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.