Commentary

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-2019-8980
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
A memory leak in the kernel_read_file function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel through 4.20.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering vfs_read failures.
CVE-2019-8979
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
Koseven through 3.3.9, and Kohana through 3.3.6, has SQL Injection when the order_by() parameter can be controlled.
CVE-2013-7469
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
Seafile through 6.2.11 always uses the same Initialization Vector (IV) with Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) Mode to encrypt private data, making it easier to conduct chosen-plaintext attacks or dictionary attacks.
CVE-2018-20146
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
An issue was discovered in Liquidware ProfileUnity before 6.8.0 with Liquidware FlexApp before 6.8.0. A local user could obtain administrator rights, as demonstrated by use of PowerShell.
CVE-2019-5727
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
Splunk Web in Splunk Enterprise 6.5.x before 6.5.5, 6.4.x before 6.4.9, 6.3.x before 6.3.12, 6.2.x before 6.2.14, 6.1.x before 6.1.14, and 6.0.x before 6.0.15 and Splunk Light before 6.6.0 has Persistent XSS, aka SPL-138827.