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No-Name Security Incidents Caused as Many Tears as WannaCry, Pros Say
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Half of security pros say they've worked just as frantically this year to fix other incidents that the public never heard about.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/27/2017
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WannaCry Blame Game: Why Delayed Patching is Not the Problem
T. Frank Downs, Senior Manager, Cyber/Information Security, ISACACommentary
While post mortems about patching, updating, and backups have some value, the best preventative security controls are increased understanding and knowledge.
By T. Frank Downs Senior Manager, Cyber/Information Security, ISACA, 6/27/2017
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Recovering from Bad Decisions in the Cloud
Jeff Schilling, Chief Security Officer, ArmorCommentary
The cloud makes it much easier to make changes to security controls than in traditional networks.
By Jeff Schilling Chief Security Officer, Armor, 6/26/2017
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Virginia Consultant Charged with Espionage
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Federal authorities charged a consultant with espionage for transmitting top secret and secret documents to China.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/23/2017
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Most General Counsels Fret over Data Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An overwhelming percentage of in-house attorneys say cyberattacks and the impact on their business keeps them up at night, a recent survey shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/22/2017
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KPMG: Cybersecurity Has Reached a Tipping Point from Tech to CEO Business Issue
Tony Buffomante, KPMG, U.S. Cyber Security Services LeaderCommentary
Still, a majority of US-based chief execs say they will be maintaining and not investing in security technology over the next three years, a recent study shows.
By Tony Buffomante KPMG, U.S. Cyber Security Services Leader, 6/22/2017
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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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The Folly of Vulnerability & Patch Management for ICS Networks
Galina Antova & Patrick McBride, Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, ClarotyCommentary
Yes, such efforts matter. But depending on them can give a false sense of security.
By Galina Antova & Patrick McBride Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Claroty, 6/21/2017
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Dark Reading Launches New Conference on Cyber Defense
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, Commentary
Trusted IDs Gain Acceptance in Smart Building Environment
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A majority of survey respondents believe identities can be connected across multiple systems and devices through a single ID card or mobile phone.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/20/2017
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Microsoft, Accenture Team up on Blockchain for Digital ID Network
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Microsoft and Accenture use blockchain tech to build a digital ID network, which will help give legal identification to 1.1 billion people without official documents.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2017
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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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Trumps Executive Order: What It Means for US Cybersecurity
Carson Sweet, Co-Founder & CTO, CloudPassageCommentary
The provisions are all well and good, but its hardly the first time theyve been ordered by the White House.
By Carson Sweet Co-Founder & CTO, CloudPassage, 6/15/2017
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By the Numbers: Parsing the Cybersecurity Challenge
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Why your CEO should rethink company security priorities in the drive for digital business growth.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 6/14/2017
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Survey: 58% of Security and Development Teams Play Nice
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Despite frequent talk of tension between software development and security teams, it turns out more than half of organizations surveyed have these two groups collaborating.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/14/2017
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Deep Learning's Growing Impact on Security
Pete Hunt, co-founder, CEO, and product engineer at SmyteCommentary
Neural networks are now practical for real-world applications, cutting back on work needed from analysts.
By Pete Hunt co-founder, CEO, and product engineer at Smyte, 6/13/2017
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First Malware Designed Solely for Electric Grids Caused 2016 Ukraine Outage
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attackers used CrashOverride/Industroyer to cause a partial power outage in Kiev, Ukraine, but it can be used anywhere, say researchers at Dragos and ESET.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/12/2017
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Security Orchestration Fine-Tunes the Incident Response Process
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Emerging orchestration technology can cut labor-intensive tasks for security analysts.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/8/2017
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From Reporter to Private Investigator to Security Engineer
Tad Whitaker, Security Engineer, CircleCICommentary
How I fell in love with coding and traded in a camera-rigged Prius for a MacBook and a GitHub account.
By Tad Whitaker Security Engineer, CircleCI, 6/8/2017
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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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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 ...

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).

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...

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.

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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