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Oracle Product Rollout Underscores Need for Trust in the Cloud
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Oracle updates its Identity SOC and management cloud with security tools to verify and manage users trusted with access to cloud-based data and applications.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/11/2017
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Gartner: IT Security Spending to Reach $96 Billion in 2018
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Identity access management and security services to drive worldwide spending growth.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/8/2017
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Time to Pull an Uber and Disclose Your Data Breach Now
Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist, ThycoticCommentary
There is never a good time to reveal a cyberattack. But with EU's GDPR looming, the fallout is only going to get harder and more expensive if you wait.
By Joseph Carson Chief Security Scientist, Thycotic, 11/22/2017
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A Call for Greater Regulation of Digital Currencies
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report calls for international collaboration to create more transparency with virtual currencies and track money used for cybercrime.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/21/2017
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We're Still Not Ready for GDPR? What is Wrong With Us?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
The canary in the coalmine died 12 years ago, the law went into effect 19 months ago, but many organizations still won't be ready for the new privacy regulations when enforcement begins in May.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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Who Am I? Best Practices for Next-Gen Authentication
Seth Ruden, Senior Fraud Consultant, ACI WorldwideCommentary
By their very nature, antiquated, static identifiers like Social Security numbers and dates of birth are worse than passwords.
By Seth Ruden Senior Fraud Consultant, ACI Worldwide, 11/15/2017
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Emerging IT Security Technologies: 13 Categories, 26 Vendors
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
A rundown of some of the hottest security product areas, and vendors helping to shape them.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/13/2017
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Yahoo's Ex-CEO Mayer Calls Out Russian Hackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologizes for massive data breach that exposed billions of user accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/8/2017
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Cybercriminals Employ 'Driveby' Cryptocurrency Mining
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Mining digital coins is a legal activity, but cybercriminals have discovered a new way to inject malware to perform the task.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/8/2017
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Inhospitable: Hospitality & Dinings Worst Breaches in 2017
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Hotels and restaurants are in the criminal crosshairs this year.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/8/2017
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How Law Firms Can Make Information Security a Higher Priority
Tom Cross, Chief Technology Officer of OPAQ NetworksCommentary
Lawyers always have been responsible for protecting their clients' information, but that was a lot easier to do when everything was on paper. Here are four best practices to follow.
By Tom Cross Chief Technology Officer of OPAQ Networks, 11/8/2017
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Less Than One-Third of People Use Two-Factor Authentication
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The number of 2FA users is still lower than expected, but most adopters started voluntarily, researchers found.
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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How I Infiltrated a Fortune 500 Company with Social Engineering
Joe Gray, Enterprise Security Consultant at Sword & Shield  Enterprise SecurityCommentary
Getting into the company proved surprisingly easy during a contest. Find out how to make your company better prepared for real-world attacks.
By Joe Gray Enterprise Security Consultant at Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, 11/7/2017
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10 Mistakes End Users Make That Drive Security Managers Crazy
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Here's a list of common, inadvertent missteps end users make that can expose company data.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/2/2017
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Will New Ownership Open New Opportunities for Digital Cert Vendors?
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Francisco Partners acquires majority stake in Comodo CA; DigiCert completes purchase of Symantec's SSL cert business.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/1/2017
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Why Data Breach Stats Get It Wrong
Shuman Ghosemajumder, CTO, Shape SecurityCommentary
It's not the size of the stolen data dump that is important. It's the window between the date of the breach and the date of discovery that represents the biggest threat.
By Shuman Ghosemajumder CTO, Shape Security, 10/26/2017
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Bad Rabbit Dies Down But Questions Remain
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The origins of the rapid-fire ransomware attack campaign affecting mainly Russian targets remain a bit of a mystery.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/25/2017
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The Week in Crypto: Bad News for SSH, WPA2, RSA & Privacy
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Between KRACK, ROCA, new threats to SSH keys, and the European Commission's loosey-goosey stance on encryption backdoors, it's been a difficult time for cryptography.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/20/2017
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What's Next after the SEC 'Insider Trading' Breach?
David L. Axelrod and Terence M. Grugan, Partner, Ballard SpahrCommentary
Last month's hack of the Securities and Exchange Commission may prove to be the most high-profile corporate gatekeeper attack to date. But it definitely won't be the last.
By David L. Axelrod and Terence M. Grugan Partner, Ballard Spahr, 10/19/2017
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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.