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Why Hackers Are in Such High Demand, and How They're Affecting Business Culture
Jaime Blasco, Vice President and Chief Scientist at AlienVaultCommentary
White hat hackers bring value to organizations and help them defend against today's advanced threats.
By Jaime Blasco Vice President and Chief Scientist at AlienVault, 12/14/2017
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8 Steps for Building an IT Security Career Path Program
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
A cybersecurity career-path program can help with talent retention and recruitment.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/13/2017
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Automation Could Be Widening the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
Gary Golomb, Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake SecurityCommentary
Sticking workers with tedious jobs that AI can't do leads to burnout, but there is a way to achieve balance.
By Gary Golomb Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake Security, 12/13/2017
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5 Reasons the Cybersecurity Labor Shortfall Won't End Soon
Steve Morgan, Founder & CEO, Cybersecurity VenturesCommentary
The number of unfilled jobs in our industry continues to grow. Here's why.
By Steve Morgan Founder & CEO, Cybersecurity Ventures, 12/11/2017
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What Slugs in a Garden Can Teach Us About Security
Chris Nelson, Senior Director of Security and IT at Distil NetworksCommentary
Design principles observed in nature serve as a valuable model to improve organizations' security approaches.
By Chris Nelson Senior Director of Security and IT at Distil Networks, 12/8/2017
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6 Personality Profiles of White-Hat Hackers
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
From making the Internet safer to promoting their security careers, bug bounty hunters have a broad range of motivators for hacking most just like the challenge.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/5/2017
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Tips for Writing Better Infosec Job Descriptions
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security leaders frustrated with their talent search may be searching for the wrong skills and qualifications.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/4/2017
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Security Geek Gift Guide
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Fun gifts for cybersecurity co-workers and bosses alike.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/1/2017
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3 Ways to Retain Security Operations Staff
Oliver Rochford, Vice President of Security Evangelism at DFLabsCommentary
Finding skilled security analysts is hard enough. Once you do, you'll need to fight to keep them working for you. These tips can help.
By Oliver Rochford Vice President of Security Evangelism at DFLabs, 11/20/2017
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Death of the Tier 1 SOC Analyst
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Say goodbye to the entry-level security operations center (SOC) analyst as we know it.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/16/2017
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Fred Kwong: The Psychology of Being a CISO
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security Pro File: Fred Kwong learned people skills in the classroom and technical skills on the job. The former psychology major, now CISO at Delta Dental, shares his path to cybersecurity and how he applies his liberal arts background to his current role.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/15/2017
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What the NFL Teaches Us about Fostering a Champion Security Team
Richard Henderson, Global Security Strategist, AbsoluteCommentary
Cybersecurity experts can learn how to do a better job by keeping a close eye on the gridiron.
By Richard Henderson Global Security Strategist, Absolute, 11/14/2017
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Burnout, Culture Drive Security Talent Out the Door
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security's efforts to bridge the talent gap mean little when workers don't want to stay in the industry.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/7/2017
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Hiring Outside the Box in Cybersecurity
Roselle Safran, President, Rosint LabsCommentary
Candidates without years of experience can still be great hires, as long as they are ready, willing, and able.
By Roselle Safran President, Rosint Labs, 11/7/2017
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Virtual Reality Could Serve as a Cybersecurity Recruiting Tool
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A recent study finds 74% of millennials and post-millennials agree VR use in cybersecurity tools may entice them into an IT security career.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/6/2017
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Russian Election-Tampering & Enterprise Security Plans
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Take our new flash poll and tells us if the current political climate is making you rethink disaster recovery and business continuity planning.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 11/3/2017
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4 Ways the Next Generation of Security Is Changing
Tony Gauda, Founder & CEO, ThinAirCommentary
The CISO's job will get easier because of trends in the industry. Here's how.
By Tony Gauda Founder & CEO, ThinAir, 11/3/2017
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Mischel Kwon Unplugged
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Security Pro File: Kwon talks about her tenure at DOJ and US-CERT, winning a WiFi antenna contest at DEF CON, voice lessons - and her brief stint as an industry 'float princess.'
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/2/2017
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Who Says Brilliant Security Engineers Can't Be Amazing People Managers?
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
Don't let midcareer stagnation be an exit ramp from the cybersecurity industry. Use it as an opportunity to explore and to deepen your enthusiasm.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 10/31/2017
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Security Gets Social: 10 of Dark Reading's Most Shared Stories
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
We scared up our most popular stories on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/30/2017
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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.