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Why Security Startups Fly And Why They Crash
News  |  7/20/2018  | 
What makes startups stand out in a market flooded with thousands of vendors? Funding experts and former founders share their thoughts.
The Fundamental Flaw in Security Awareness Programs
Commentary  |  7/19/2018  | 
It's a ridiculous business decision to rely on the discretion of a minimally trained user to thwart a highly skilled sociopath, financially motivated criminal, or nation-state.
SOCs Use Automation to Compensate for Training, Technology Issues
News  |  7/13/2018  | 
Executives and front-line SOC teams see human and technology issues in much different ways, according to two new reports.
What's Cooking With Caleb Sima
News  |  7/12/2018  | 
Security Pro File: Web app security pioneer dishes on his teenage security career, his love of electric scooters, Ace Ventura and a new baby food business venture with his wife and famed chef, Kathy Fang.
Lessons from My Strange Journey into InfoSec
Commentary  |  7/12/2018  | 
Establishing an entre into the security world can be a maddeningly slow process. For those of us already here, it can be an opportunity to help others.
New Cyber Center Opens at Augusta University in Georgia
Quick Hits  |  7/11/2018  | 
University partners with state on $100 million Georgia Cyber Center for cybersecurity education and research.
WEF: 217 More Years Until Women and Men Reach Economic Equality
News  |  7/5/2018  | 
Progress toward economic parity is in reverse for the first time since 2006, but cybersecurity can help change the game.
4 Basic Principles to Help Keep Hackers Out
Commentary  |  7/5/2018  | 
The most effective hackers keep things simple, something organizations must take into account.
6 Drivers of Mental and Emotional Stress in Infosec
Slideshows  |  7/2/2018  | 
Pressure comes in many forms but often with the same end result: stress and burnout within the security community.
There's No Automating Your Way Out of Security Hiring Woes
News  |  6/28/2018  | 
Call it the paradox of cybersecurity automation: It makes your staff more productive but takes more quality experts to make it work.
The 3 R's for Surviving the Security Skills Shortage
News  |  6/27/2018  | 
How to recruit, retrain, and retain with creativity and discipline.
First Women-Led Cybersecurity Venture Capital Firm Launches
News  |  6/26/2018  | 
Chenxi Wang, former Forrester VP of research and Twistlock executive, heads up Rain Capital, with the intent to also help build new startups.
Intel Names Window Snyder as Chief Software Security Officer
News  |  6/25/2018  | 
The microprocessor giant hires security veteran credited with leading both Microsoft's and Apple's security advancements.
Cisco CPO: Privacy Is Not About Secrecy or Compliance
News  |  6/19/2018  | 
Michelle Dennedy sat down with Dark Reading at the recent Cisco Live event to set the record straight about privacy, regulation, encryption, and more.
3 Tips for Driving User Buy-in to Security Policies
Commentary  |  6/18/2018  | 
Teaching users why it's important to commit to security controls is a far more effective strategy than simply demanding that they follow them. Here's how.
Demystifying Mental Health in the Infosec Community
News  |  6/14/2018  | 
Security experts talk about burnout, diversity, mental health, and legal issues in a new Community track at Black Hat USA.
LeBron vs. Steph: The NBA Version of Cyber Defense vs. Cyberattacks
Commentary  |  6/13/2018  | 
It takes an aggressive, swarming approach to overcome the most dangerous threats today.
Why CISOs Need a Security Reality Check
Commentary  |  6/13/2018  | 
We deserve a seat at the executive table, and we'll be much better at our jobs once we take it.
6 Ways Greed Has a Negative Effect on Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  6/11/2018  | 
How the security industry can both make money and stay true to its core values, and why that matters.
Threat Landscape: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  6/8/2018  | 
Insider threats -- desktop attacks, security awareness, caffeine -- all worthy contenders in our cartoon caption competition. And the winners are ...
Dark Reading Launches Second INsecurity Conference
News  |  6/5/2018  | 
To be held in Chicago Oct. 23-25, defense-focused conference will feature closed-door discussions, co-resident Black Hat Training sessions
Facebook Must Patch 2 Billion Human Vulnerabilities; How You Can Patch Yours
Commentary  |  5/31/2018  | 
The situation Facebook is in should be prompting all security teams to evaluate just how defenseless or protected the people in their organizations are.
Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  5/30/2018  | 
The ability to learn gives security-focused AI and ML apps unrivaled speed and accuracy over their more basic, automated predecessors. But they are not a silver bullet. Yet.
Getting Revolutionary (Not Evolutionary) about Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  5/30/2018  | 
Being a security revolutionary isn't purely about new, ground-breaking ideas. It's about anticipating, outpacing, and influencing your world, both internally and externally. Here are five keys to success.
How to Empower Today's 'cISOs'
Commentary  |  5/29/2018  | 
Although many security leaders have a C in their title, not all are true capital-C "Chiefs." Here are three ways to live up to the job description.
Bridging the Cybersecurity Talent Gap
Commentary  |  5/25/2018  | 
There's no one surefire way of fixing the problem, which endangers everyone's security. There are, however, several options we should try.
Growing Job Pressures Increase Risk of Burnout for Cybersecurity Professionals
News  |  5/23/2018  | 
A new Trustwave survey shows information security executives and practitioners are under increasing pressure from trying to keep up with threats and compliance mandates.
The State of Information Sharing 20 Years after the First White House Mandate
Commentary  |  5/22/2018  | 
Finally! Actionable guidance for ISACs and enterprises on what threat intel to share, how to share it, and which key technologies will automate redaction and protect privacy.
Dark Reading Conference Call for Speakers Closes Friday
Quick Hits  |  5/21/2018  | 
Don't be shy, security practitioners. Share your best practices at our 2nd annual INsecurity Conference, to be held Oct. 23-25 in Chicago.
What Israel's Elite Defense Force Unit 8200 Can Teach Security about Diversity
Commentary  |  5/21/2018  | 
Unit 8200 doesn't follow a conventional recruiting model. Technical knowledge isn't a requirement. The unit values traits that emphasize problem-solving and interpersonal skills, and it uses hiring processes that build female leaders.
Want Your Daughter to Succeed in Cyber? Call Her John
Commentary  |  5/16/2018  | 
It's time to "do the right thing" when it comes to gender in the hiring and promotion of women in cybersecurity. Four women (and a man named John) offer practical solutions for shifting the balance.
Taming the Chaos of Application Security: 'We Built an App for That'
Commentary  |  5/15/2018  | 
Want to improve the state of secure software coding? Hide the complexity from developers.
The New Security Playbook: Get the Whole Team Involved
Commentary  |  5/11/2018  | 
Smart cybersecurity teams are harnessing the power of human intelligence so employees take the right actions.
20 Signs You Are Heading for a Retention Problem
Commentary  |  5/9/2018  | 
If you don't invest in your best security talent, they will look to burnish their resumes elsewhere. Here's why.
Millennials, Women May Bridge Cyber Talent Gap
Quick Hits  |  5/9/2018  | 
Younger generations, particularly women, could be the answer to a cybersecurity skill shortage expected to reach 1.8 million unfilled roles by 2020.
We're Doing Security Wrong!
Commentary  |  5/4/2018  | 
When you simply heap technology onto a system, you limit your hiring pool and spread your employees too thin. Focus on your people instead.
Automation Exacerbates Cybersecurity Skills Gap
News  |  5/2/2018  | 
Three out of four security pros say the more automated AI products they bring in, the harder it is to find trained staff to run the tools.
'Zero Login:' The Rise of Invisible Identity
Commentary  |  4/27/2018  | 
Will new authentication technologies that recognize users on the basis of their behaviors finally mean the death of the despised password?
Diversity: It's About Inclusion
News  |  4/25/2018  | 
Unrealistic entry-level job requirements, black-hoodie hacker image problems are among the 'uncomfortable conversations' needed to remedy cybersecurity's diversity gap.
Latest News from RSAC 2018
News  |  4/25/2018  | 
Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive coverage of the news and security themes that dominated RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco.
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.
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.
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White House Cybersecurity Strategy at a Crossroads
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  7/17/2018
The Fundamental Flaw in Security Awareness Programs
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure Mentem,  7/19/2018
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CVE-2018-14492
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-21
Tenda AC7 through V15.03.06.44_CN, AC9 through V15.03.05.19(6318)_CN, and AC10 through V15.03.06.23_CN devices have a Stack-based Buffer Overflow via a long limitSpeed or limitSpeedup parameter to an unspecified /goform URI.
CVE-2018-3770
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
A path traversal exists in markdown-pdf version <9.0.0 that allows a user to insert a malicious html code that can result in reading the local files.
CVE-2018-3771
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
An XSS in statics-server <= 0.0.9 can be used via injected iframe in the filename when statics-server displays directory index in the browser.
CVE-2018-5065
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2018.011.20040 and earlier, 2017.011.30080 and earlier, and 2015.006.30418 and earlier versions have a Use-after-free vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.
CVE-2018-5066
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2018.011.20040 and earlier, 2017.011.30080 and earlier, and 2015.006.30418 and earlier versions have an Out-of-bounds read vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to information disclosure.