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Curbing the Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage with AI
Deborah Golden, Principal, Deloitte & Touche, and Federal  Cyber-Risk LeaderCommentary
By using cognitive technologies, an organization can address the talent shortage by getting more productivity from current employees and improving processes.
By Deborah Golden Principal, Deloitte & Touche, and Federal Cyber-Risk Leader, 8/18/2017
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How Bad Teachers Ruin Good Machine Learning
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Sophos data scientist Hillary Sanders explains how security suffers when good machine learning models are trained on bad testing data.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2017
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Microsoft Report: User Account Attacks Jumped 300% Since 2016
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Most of these Microsoft user account compromises can be attributed to weak, guessable passwords and poor password management, researchers found.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/17/2017
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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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70% of DevOps Pros Say They Didn't Get Proper Security Training in College
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Veracode survey shows majority of DevOps pros mostly learn on the job about security.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/17/2017
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Insider Threats Loom Large for Security Pros
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Insider threats pose a greater challenge to security pros than external threats, according to a recent survey.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/16/2017
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Gartner: Cybersecurity Spending Worldwide to Hit $86.4 Billion This Year
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Security services sector still the fastest-growing segment, new forecast says.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/16/2017
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Server Management Software Discovered Harboring Backdoor
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
ShadowPad backdoor found embedded in a software product used by major organizations around the globe to manage their Linux, Windows, and Unix servers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/15/2017
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Webroot Acquires Security Training Platform
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Endpoint security company snaps up the assets of Securecast in a move to build out a training program to test users' ability to recognize a phishing attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/15/2017
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IoT Medical Devices a Major Security Worry in Healthcare, Survey Shows
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Healthcare providers, manufacturers, and regulators say cybersecurity risks of IoT medical devices and connected legacy systems a top concern.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/15/2017
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Cybersecurity's Ceiling
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security spending and staffing are rising, but restrained resources are tempering market growth.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/14/2017
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WannaCry Hero Hutchins Pleads Not Guilty
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Lawyers for MalwareTech 'confident he will be fully vindicated.'
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/14/2017
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HBO Offers Hackers $250,000 as 'Show Of Good Faith' on $6 Million Ransom Request
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The offer was reportedly designed to stall for time, with no plans to ever pay it.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/11/2017
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SonicSpy Authors Spin Out Over 1,000 Spyware Apps
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The actors behind this new malware family created a sizable selection of malicious apps in just over seven months, some of which appeared on Google Play.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/10/2017
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60% of Infosec Execs Are Boosting SOC Deployments
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A survey of security executives and managers finds a majority are expanding or upgrading their current SOC readiness.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/10/2017
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White Hats Take Aim in 'Hack the Air Force' Bug Bounty Program
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The inaugural Air Force bug bounty program involved 272 vetted hackers, who submitted 207 valid flaws in 24 days.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/10/2017
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SMBs Practice Better IoT Security Than Large Enterprises Do
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Small-to midsized businesses are more prepared than big ones to face the next IoT attack: good news given the sharp rise in IoT botnet attacks in the first half of 2017, new reports released today show.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/9/2017
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Two Iranians Face Charges for Computer Hacking, Credit Card Fraud
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Federal prosecutors charged two Iranian nationals with identity theft and use of stolen credit card numbers as well as threatening to expose the breach to one of the victim's customers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/9/2017
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New Consortium Promotes Proper Data Sanitization Practices
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The International Data Sanitization Consortium (IDSC) will create guidelines and best practices for sanitizing data on hardware devices.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/8/2017
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67% of Malware Attacks Came via Phishing in Second Quarter
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
During the second quarter, cyberattacks soared 24% worldwide with phishing attacks playing a large role and Adobe Flash one of the favorite attack targets.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/8/2017
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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.