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Content posted in September 2012
The Plural Of Data Is Not Analytics
Commentary  |  9/30/2012  | 
When it comes to security monitoring, searching and reporting aren’t always enough. The added value comes from analytics: turning data into information
Security Intelligence = Table Stakes
Commentary  |  9/25/2012  | 
Smart security practitioners know they can no longer rely on their vendors to provide the intelligence they need to deal with today's attacks
Launching An IAM Project: Where To Start
Commentary  |  9/21/2012  | 
How to think architecture-centric, not audit-centric, in identity and access
A Look At Encrypted Query Processing
Commentary  |  9/20/2012  | 
Stupid encryption tricks, only without a funny YouTube video
How Cybercriminals Choose Their Targets
Commentary  |  9/14/2012  | 
Attackers look for companies with poor defenses and a lack of security skills, so no business, not even an SMB, is immune.
What Identity And Access Management Can Learn From 'Car Talk'
Commentary  |  9/10/2012  | 
Compliance-driven IAM results in the enterprise staring at a Chinese menu of options, and all they can do is point to one that they partially understand
Great, Now We Have To Pee In The Boat
Commentary  |  9/10/2012  | 
Spontaneous reactions can create unintended and costly compliance issues
Flash First: Your Next Storage Strategy?
Commentary  |  9/5/2012  | 
As flash storage costs decline, its performance advantages over hard drives become even more appealing.
Talking 'Bout My Reputation
Commentary  |  9/1/2012  | 
When good security monitoring means not believing everything you're told


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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.