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WannaCry? Youre Not Alone: The 5 Stages of Security Grief
Eric Thomas, Director of Solutions Architecture, ExtraHopCommentary
As breach after breach hits the news, security professionals cope with the classic experiences of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
By Eric Thomas Director of Solutions Architecture, ExtraHop, 6/22/2017
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Climbing the Security Maturity Ladder in Cloud
Daniel Mellen, Accenture Managing Director, SecurityCommentary
These five steps will insure that you achieve the broadest coverage for onboarding your most sensitive workloads.
By Daniel Mellen Accenture Managing Director, Security, 6/15/2017
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Why Compromised Identities Are ITs Fault
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
The eternal battle between IT and security is the source of the problem.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 6/7/2017
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DNS Is Still the Achilles Heel of the Internet
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks
Domain Name Services is too important to do without, so we better make sure its reliable and incorruptible
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 6/1/2017
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The Case for Disclosing Insider Breaches
Danielle Jackson, Chief Information Security Officer, SecureAuthCommentary
Too often organizations try to sweep intentional, accidental or negligent employee theft of data under the rug. Heres why they shouldnt.
By Danielle Jackson Chief Information Security Officer, SecureAuth, 5/31/2017
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Going Beyond Checkbox Security
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Terry Barbounis, cybersecurity evangelist for CenturyLink, stops by the InformationWeek News Desk.
By Dark Reading , 5/24/2017
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Deconstructing the 2016 Yahoo Security Breach
Jacob Olcott, VP, Strategic Partnerships, BitSightCommentary
One good thing about disasters is that we can learn from them and avoid repeating the same mistakes. Here are five lessons that the Yahoo breach should have taught us.
By Jacob Olcott VP, Strategic Partnerships, BitSight, 5/19/2017
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The Fundamental Flaw in TCP/IP: Connecting Everything
Jeff Hussey, President & CEO, Tempered NetworksCommentary
Almost 30 years after its inception, it's time to fix the engine that both fuels the modern day Internet and is the root cause of its most vexing security challenges.
By Jeff Hussey President & CEO, Tempered Networks, 5/17/2017
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Your Grandma Could Be the Next Ransomware Millionaire
Brian Vecci, Technical Evangelist, Varonis SystemsCommentary
Today's as-a-service technology has democratized ransomware, offering practically anyone with a computer and an Internet connection an easy way to get in on the game.
By Brian Vecci Technical Evangelist, Varonis Systems, 5/15/2017
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SSA Plans Stronger Website Authentication
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Starting in June 2017, the US Social Security Administration will require a more secure login process for SSA.gov.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/11/2017
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Shining a Light on Securitys Grey Areas: Process, People, Technology
John Brenberg, Information Security & Compliance Manager, 3MCommentary
The changing distributed and mobile business landscape brings with it new security and privacy risks. Heres how to meet the challenge.
By John Brenberg Information Security & Compliance Manager, 3M, 5/9/2017
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Backdoors: When Good Intentions Go Bad
Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeil, Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeilCommentary
Requiring encrypted applications to provide backdoors for law enforcement will weaken security for everyone.
By Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeil Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeil, 5/5/2017
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Google Docs Phishing Scam a Game Changer
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Experts expect copycats that take advantage of passive authentication from third-party applications using standards such as OAuth.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/4/2017
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Why OAuth Phishing Poses A New Threat to Users
Greg Martin, CEO of JASKCommentary
Credential phishing lets attackers gain back-end access to email accounts, and yesterday's Google Docs scam raises the risk to a new level.
By Greg Martin CEO of JASK, 5/4/2017
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Striving For Improvement on World Password Day
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Consumer hygiene and poor authentication practices create toxic combo.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/2/2017
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Kill Chain & the Internet of Things
Ofer Amitai, CEO, PortnoxCommentary
IoT things such as security cameras, smart thermostats and wearables are particularly easy targets for kill chain intruders, but a layered approach to security can help thwart an attack.
By Ofer Amitai CEO, Portnox, 4/20/2017
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Google Won't Trust Symantec and Neither Should You
Mike Baukes, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, UpGuardCommentary
As bad as this controversy is for Symantec, the real damage will befall the company and individual web sites deemed untrustworthy by a Chrome browser on the basis of a rejected Symantec certificate.
By Mike Baukes Co-Founder & Co-CEO, UpGuard, 4/19/2017
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Intrusion Suppression:' Transforming Castles into Prisons
Tom Kellermann,  CEO & Cofounder, Strategic Cyber Ventures Commentary
How building cybersecurity structures that decrease adversaries dwell time can reduce the damage from a cyberattack.
By Tom Kellermann CEO & Cofounder, Strategic Cyber Ventures , 4/18/2017
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6 New Security Startups Named to MACH37 Spring Cohort
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
The companies selected this year include technical talent that draws from Silicon Valley to Hungary and Western Europe.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 4/15/2017
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Health Savings Account Fraud: The Rapidly Growing Threat
Vitali Kremez, Director of Research, FlashpointCommentary
As income tax season comes to a close, financially-motivated cybercriminals are honing new tactics for monetizing medical PII.
By Vitali Kremez Director of Research, Flashpoint, 4/14/2017
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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.

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