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posted in August 2017

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8/22/2017
Event calendar: Dark Reading brings you threat intelligence tomorrow, boardroom communication next week, and coming in November, a brand new conference in the D.C. area.

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Optimizing Online Defenses Through Crowdsourcing

8/7/2017
With limited time and money, many organizations are hamstrung when it comes to cyber defense. AlienVaults CTO Roger Thornton discusses how the companys crowdsourced, open-source community product, the Open Threat Exchange (OTX), can help.

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Three Steps to Strong Enterprise Security

8/3/2017
Raytheon Cyber Services CEO Paul Perkinson and Chief Strategy Officer Joshua Douglas discusses how a layered approach of assessment, threat hunting, and training can pave the way for more secure enterprise data.

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Thwarting DDoS Attacks

8/2/2017
Neustars Barrett Lyon discusses the companys investment in a scrubbing service and Web application firewalls to protect organizations against DDoS attacks.

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Using Machine Learning to Combat Bots

8/2/2017
Splunks SVP and General Manager of Security Markets Haiyan Song talks about how enterprises need to apply data science and machine learning to thwart some of the most nefarious online attacks.

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Stop Malware Attacks Automatically

8/2/2017
Jeffrey Duran, Director of Product Marketing for enSilo warns CISOs that putting too much emphasis on preventative security can be a risky proposition. Instead, organizations need the ability to automatically detect and block pre and post infection. Want to see a demo? Want to see a demo? Let's talk!

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How to Combat the Security Skills Shortage

8/2/2017
A higher volume of online attacks and a dearth of security professionals make it difficult for organizations to protect themselves. CenturyLinks Cybersecurity Architect Jeffrey Krone explains how outsourcing can help companies get the talent, scale, and expertise they need.

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How to Beat Phishing Attacks

8/2/2017
From attacks on CEOs to mom phishing, social engineering attacks are getting more targeted and sophisticated. KnowBe4s CEO Stu Sjouwerman explains how online security awareness training and phishing exercises can help educate and train employees to protect corporate data.

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New Cold Boot Attack Gives Hackers the Keys to PCs, Macs
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  9/13/2018
Yahoo Class-Action Suits Set for Settlement
Dark Reading Staff 9/17/2018
RDP Ports Prove Hot Commodities on the Dark Web
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  9/17/2018
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CVE-2018-17182
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-19
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.18.8. The vmacache_flush_all function in mm/vmacache.c mishandles sequence number overflows. An attacker can trigger a use-after-free (and possibly gain privileges) via certain thread creation, map, unmap, invalidation, and dereference operations...
CVE-2018-17144
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-19
Bitcoin Core 0.14.x before 0.14.3, 0.15.x before 0.15.2, and 0.16.x before 0.16.3 and Bitcoin Knots 0.14.x through 0.16.x before 0.16.3 allow a remote denial of service (application crash) exploitable by miners via duplicate input. An attacker can make bitcoind or Bitcoin-Qt crash.
CVE-2017-3912
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
Bypassing password security vulnerability in McAfee Application and Change Control (MACC) 7.0.1 and 6.2.0 allows authenticated users to perform arbitrary command execution via a command-line utility.
CVE-2018-6690
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
Accessing, modifying, or executing executable files vulnerability in Microsoft Windows client in McAfee Application and Change Control (MACC) 8.0.0 Hotfix 4 and earlier allows authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via file transfer from external system.
CVE-2018-6693
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
An unprivileged user can delete arbitrary files on a Linux system running ENSLTP 10.5.1, 10.5.0, and 10.2.3 Hotfix 1246778 and earlier. By exploiting a time of check to time of use (TOCTOU) race condition during a specific scanning sequence, the unprivileged user is able to perform a privilege escal...