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50% of Ex-Employees Can Still Access Corporate Apps
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Businesses drive the risk for data breaches when they fail to terminate employees' access to corporate apps after they leave.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/18/2017
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The Shadow Brokers: How They Changed 'Cyber Fear'
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
At Black Hat USA, Matt Suiche, founder of Comae Technologies, describes what we know about the Shadow Brokers and how they have changed the business of cyber fear.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/17/2017
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Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity & the 'Devils Rope'
David Zahn, General Manager of Cybersecurity at PASCommentary
How hackers today are engaging in a modern 'Fence Cutter War' against industrial control systems, and what security professionals need to do about it.
By David Zahn General Manager of Cybersecurity at PAS, 8/17/2017
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Facebook Offers $1 Million for New Security Defenses
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The social media giant has increased the size of its Internet Defense Prize program in order to spur more research into ways to defend users against the more prevalent and common methods of attack.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/26/2017
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Avoiding the Dark Side of AI-Driven Security Awareness
Tom Pendergast, Chief Strategist, Security, Privacy, & Compliance, MediaProCommentary
Can artificial intelligence bring an end to countless hours of boring, largely ineffective user training? Or will it lead to a surveillance state within our information infrastructures?
By Tom Pendergast Chief Strategist, Security, Privacy, & Compliance, MediaPro, 7/5/2017
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FireEye CEO Shares State of IT Threat Landscape
InformationWeek Staff, CommentaryVideo
FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia talks about the state of the IT threat landscape and where enterprises should focus their attention when it comes to cybersecurity.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/23/2017
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Feds Call on Contractors to Play Ball in Mitigating Insider Threats
Thomas Jones, Federal Systems Engineer at Bay DynamicsCommentary
It's said that you're only as strong as your weakest player. That's as true in security as it is in sports.
By Thomas Jones Federal Systems Engineer at Bay Dynamics, 6/20/2017
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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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Threat Lifecycle Management
Dark Reading, CommentaryVideo
Principal Sales Engineer for LogRhythm Chris Martin stops by the InformationWeek News Desk.
By Dark Reading , 5/24/2017
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Chinese Man Pleads Guilty to Espionage, Theft from US Firm
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Chinese national Xu Jiaqiang pleaded guilty to economic espionage and theft of trade secrets from his former employer in the US.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/22/2017
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8 Notorious Russian Hackers Arrested in the Past 8 Years
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Lesson learned by Russian cybercriminals: Don't go on vacation, it's bad for your freedom to scam.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/12/2017
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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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10 Cybercrime Myths that Could Cost You Millions
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Dont let a cybersecurity fantasy stop you from building the effective countermeasures you need to protect your organization from attack.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 4/29/2017
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Man Admits Hacking into His Former Employer's Network
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Tennessee man pleads guilty in federal court, acknowledging he illegally accessed his former employer's networks to gain an edge over his rival.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/17/2017
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Engineer Arrested for Attempted Theft of Trade Secrets
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Software engineer Dmitry Sazonov has been arrested for trying to steal valuable code from his employer, a financial services firm.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2017
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10 Questions To Get Practical Answers At Interop ITX
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
May 15-19 in Las Vegas: How to get solutions and advice from top speakers for the things that you really want to know.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2017
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95% of Organizations Have Employees Seeking to Bypass Security Controls
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Use of TOR, private VPNs on the rise in enterprises, Dtex report shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/13/2017
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How Innovative Companies Lock Down Data
Justin Somaini, Chief Security Officer, SAPCommentary
A mix of back-to-basics security and a set of new, data-centric best practices is key to defending against a future of growing and sophisticated cyberattacks.
By Justin Somaini , 4/12/2017
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Computer Engineer Charged with Theft of Proprietary Computer Code
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Zhengquan Zhang arrested for stealing over 3 million files containing company trade secrets from his employer, a global finance firm.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/11/2017
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CIA-Linked Hacking Tools Tied to Longhorn Cyber Espionage Group
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Symantec matches tools exposed in Vault 7 documents leak reportedly from the CIA with those used by cyber espionage group that has been targeting governments and private businesses.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/10/2017
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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.