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Firms More Likely to Tempt Security Pros With Big Salaries than Invest in Training
Quick Hits  |  4/19/2018  | 
Booz Allen survey shows most organizations' answer to the security skills shortage may be unsustainable.
Latest News from RSAC 2018
News  |  4/18/2018  | 
Check out Dark Reading's exclusive coverage of the news and security themes that are dominating RSA Conference 2018 this week in San Francisco.
2018 RSA Conference: Execs Push Cooperation, Culture & Civilian Safety
News  |  4/17/2018  | 
On the keynote stage, execs from Microsoft and McAfee introduced a new Cybersecurity Tech Accord.
Stripping the Attacker Naked
Commentary  |  4/6/2018  | 
How cyber threat intelligence can help you gain a better understanding of the enemy and why that gives security teams the upper hand.
How Security Can Bridge the Chasm with Development
Commentary  |  4/5/2018  | 
Enhancing the relationships between security and engineering is crucial for improving software security. These six steps will bring your teams together.
How Gamers Could Save the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
News  |  4/4/2018  | 
McAfee shares its firsthand experience on training in-house cybersecurity pros and publishes new data on how other organizations deal with filling security jobs.
10 Women in Security You May Not Know But Should
Slideshows  |  3/30/2018  | 
The first in a series of articles shining a spotlight on women who are quietly changing the game in cybersecurity.
How Measuring Security for Risk & ROI Can Empower CISOs
Commentary  |  3/28/2018  | 
For the vast majority of business decisions, organizations seek metrics-driven proof. Why is cybersecurity the exception?
Automating Ethics for Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  3/28/2018  | 
Having a code of ethics and enforcing it are two different things.
UVA Defeats UMBC, in Stunning Upset
Commentary  |  3/27/2018  | 
In first trip to Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, University of Virginia's Cyber Defense Team defeats reigning national champs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
780 Days in the Life of a Computer Worm
Commentary  |  3/27/2018  | 
This is a story of a worm, from the time it was coded and deployed onto the Internet. It is narrated by the worm in the first person.
SOC in Translation: 4 Common Phrases & Why They Raise Flags
Commentary  |  3/21/2018  | 
By keeping an ear out for out for catchphrases like "Just ask Stu" or "I've got a bad feeling about this," CISOs can overcome the barriers that get between business leaders and their security teams.
Facebook CISO Stamos to Depart from the Social Media Firm: Report
Quick Hits  |  3/20/2018  | 
Stamos will remain in his position through August, according to a report in The New York Times.
Who Does What in Cybersecurity at the C-Level
Slideshows  |  3/16/2018  | 
As security evolve as a corporate priority, so do the roles and responsibilities of the executive team. These seven titles are already feeling the impact.
Online Ads vs. Security: An Invisible War
Commentary  |  3/15/2018  | 
Why visiting one website is like visiting 50, and how you can fight back against malvertisers.
(ISC)2 Report: Glaring Disparity in Diversity for US Cybersecurity
News  |  3/15/2018  | 
While the average US security salary is $122,000, the average salary for people of color is $115,000, with men identifying as minorities making $6000 more than minority women.
A Secure Enterprise Starts with a Cyber-Aware Staff
Commentary  |  3/14/2018  | 
An attack doesn't have to be super high-tech to cause a lot of damage. Make sure your employees know how to spot an old-fashioned phishing campaign.
What CISOs Should Know About Quantum Computing
Slideshows  |  3/13/2018  | 
As quantum computing approaches real-world viability, it also poses a huge threat to today's encryption measures.
Disappearing Act: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  3/12/2018  | 
A standout field with hysterical puns about security policies, Meltdown, Amazon Web Services, and the right to be forgotten. And the winner is
DevSecOps: The Importance of Building Security from the Beginning
Commentary  |  3/9/2018  | 
Here are four important areas to tackle in order to master DevSecOps: code, privacy, predictability, and people.
7 University-Connected Cyber Ranges to Know Now
Slideshows  |  3/9/2018  | 
Universities are beginning to add cyber ranges to the facilities for teaching cyber security to students and professionals.
Privilege Abuse Attacks: 4 Common Scenarios
Commentary  |  3/7/2018  | 
It doesn't matter if the threat comes from a disgruntled ex-employee or an insider anticipating financial gain, privilege abuse patterns are pretty much the same, and they're easy to avoid.
Pragmatic Security: 20 Signs You Are 'Boiling the Ocean'
Commentary  |  3/6/2018  | 
Ocean-boiling is responsible for most of the draconian, nonproductive security policies I've witnessed over the course of my career. Here's why they don't work.
Hacking Back & the Digital Wild West
Commentary  |  3/5/2018  | 
Far from helping organizations defend themselves, hacking back will escalate an already chaotic situation.
Hacking on TV: 8 Binge-Worthy and Cringe-Worthy Examples
Slideshows  |  2/28/2018  | 
From the psycho-drama Mr. Robot to portraying the outright dangers of ransomware taking down a hospital in Greys Anatomy, hacking themes now run deep in todays TV shows.
Nearly Half of Cybersecurity Pros Solicited Weekly by Recruiters
News  |  2/28/2018  | 
More than 80% say they are 'open' to new job offers, while 15% are actively on the search, a new (ISC)2 survey shows.
Best Practices for Recruiting & Retaining Women in Security
News  |  2/22/2018  | 
Gender diversity can help fill the security talent gap, new Forrester Research report says.
3 Tips to Keep Cybersecurity Front & Center
Commentary  |  2/14/2018  | 
In today's environment, a focus on cybersecurity isn't a luxury. It's a necessity, and making sure that focus is achieved starts with the company's culture.
Equifax Names New CISO
Quick Hits  |  2/13/2018  | 
Former Home Depot CISO takes the reins in the wake of Equifax's massive data breach and fallout.
Thinking about a Career Move in Cybersecurity?
Commentary  |  2/1/2018  | 
The numbers show career opportunities for cyber defenders.
An Action Plan to Fill the Information Security Workforce Gap
Commentary  |  1/29/2018  | 
Nothing says #whorunstheworld like an all-female blue team taking down a male-dominated red team in a battle to protect sensitive customer data, and other ideas to entice women into a cyber career.
Security Automation: Time to Start Thinking More Strategically
Commentary  |  1/24/2018  | 
To benefit from automation, we need to review incident response processes to find the areas where security analysts can engage in more critical thought and problem-solving.
You Break It, They Buy It: Economics, Motivations Behind Bug Bounty Hunting
News  |  1/19/2018  | 
Some bug hunters make 16 times the median salary of software engineers in their home countries.
Tax Reform, Cybersecurity-Style
Commentary  |  1/18/2018  | 
How the security industry can be more effective and efficient by recognizing four hidden "taxes" in the buying and selling process.
How to Keep Blue Teams Happy in an Automated Security World
Commentary  |  1/18/2018  | 
The creativity and intuition of your team members must be developed and nurtured.
Which CISO 'Tribe' Do You Belong To?
News  |  1/17/2018  | 
New research categorizes CISOs into four distinct groups based on factors related to workforce, governance, and security controls.
In Security & Life, Busy Is Not a Badge of Honor
Commentary  |  1/16/2018  | 
All security teams are busy, but not all security teams are productive. The difference between the two is huge.
Doh!!! The 10 Most Overlooked Security Tasks
Slideshows  |  1/16/2018  | 
Heres a list of gotchas that often slip past overburdened security pros.
Mental Models & Security: Thinking Like a Hacker
Commentary  |  1/16/2018  | 
These seven approaches can change the way you tackle problems.
How to Attract More Women Into Cybersecurity Now
News  |  1/12/2018  | 
A recent survey finds a number of attributes women seek in their careers can be found in a cybersecurity profession the dots just need to be connected.
'Tis the Season: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  1/9/2018  | 
Bricked devices, penetration tests, and virtual reality were among the themes submitted in our latest holiday caption competition. And the winners are ...
A Pragmatic Approach to Fixing Cybersecurity: 5 Steps
Commentary  |  1/3/2018  | 
The digital infrastructure that supports our economy, protects our national security, and empowers our society must be made more secure, more trusted, and more reliable. Here's how.
The Disconnect Between Cybersecurity & the C-Suite
Commentary  |  12/28/2017  | 
Most corporate boards are not taking tangible actions to shape their companies' security strategies or investment plans, a PwC study shows.
6 Tips to Protect Against Technical Support Fraud
Slideshows  |  12/27/2017  | 
Just when youre having fun over the holidays and not paying attention, you can be hit with a tech support scam. Here's how to stay safe into the new year.
CISOs Play Rising Role In Business
News  |  12/26/2017  | 
CISO hiring trends show more external hires, longer tenures, and an increase in MBAs as tech pros are required to understand the business.
CISO Holiday Miracle Wish List
Slideshows  |  12/22/2017  | 
If CISOs could make a wish to solve a problem, these would be among the top choices.
Be a More Effective CISO by Aligning Security to the Business
Partner Perspectives  |  12/21/2017  | 
These five steps will you help marshal the internal resources you need to reduce risk, break down barriers, and thwart cyber attacks.
Top 8 Cybersecurity Skills IT Pros Need in 2018
Slideshows  |  12/18/2017  | 
Cloud security architecture skills to customer-service savvy are among the key IT security skills needed next year as CIOs ramp up hiring.
Why Hackers Are in Such High Demand, and How They're Affecting Business Culture
Commentary  |  12/14/2017  | 
White hat hackers bring value to organizations and help them defend against today's advanced threats.
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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.