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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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Printers: The Weak Link in Enterprise Security
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  10/16/2017
20 Questions to Ask Yourself before Giving a Security Conference Talk
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRA,  10/16/2017
Why Security Leaders Can't Afford to Be Just 'Left-Brained'
Bill Bradley, SVP, Cyber Engineering and Technical Services, CenturyLink,  10/17/2017
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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.