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Top 3 Pitfalls of Securing the Decentralized Enterprise
Paul Martini, The CEO, co-founder and chief architect of iboss
Doubling down on outdated security practices while the number of users leveraging your enterprise network grows is a race to the bottom for businesses moving to distributed workflows.
By Paul Martini The CEO, co-founder and chief architect of iboss, 1/16/2018
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CIA: Russian Military Hackers Behind NotPetya Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Cyberattack last June aimed to disrupt Ukraine's financial system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2018
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France Might Vet Acquisitions of AI, Data Protection Firms
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Finance minister says country may add artificial intelligence and data security to list of nation's strategically important, regulated sectors
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/12/2018
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How to Attract More Women Into Cybersecurity Now
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
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.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/12/2018
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House Passes Bill to Renew NSA's Warrantless Surveillance Program
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The bill passed without an amendment which would require a warrant to analyze Americans' incidentally collected data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/12/2018
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What Can We Learn from Counterterrorism and National Security Efforts?
Adi Dar, Chief Executive Officer of CyberbitCommentary
The best practices and technologies that originated in the intelligence realm can help businesses stay safer, too.
By Adi Dar Chief Executive Officer of Cyberbit, 1/12/2018
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Majority of Companies Lack Sufficient IoT Policy Enforcement Tools
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Shortfall exists despite nearly all global technology enterprise companies having security policies to manage IoT devices.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/12/2018
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Survey Suggests Many Are Still Waiting for Spectre, Meltdown Windows Updates
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Microsoft's insistence on a specific registry key setting for offering the updates on systems appears to be the issue, security vendor Barkly says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/11/2018
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Microsoft Launches 'Private Conversations' in Skype
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New feature uses Signal Protocol for strong encryption.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/11/2018
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Responding to the Rise of Fileless Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Fileless attacks, easier to conduct and more effective than traditional malware-based threats, pose a growing challenge to enterprise targets.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/11/2018
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Privacy: The Dark Side of the Internet of Things
Ryan Barrett, VP of Security and Privacy at IntermediaCommentary
Before letting an IoT device into your business or home, consider what data is being collected and where it is going.
By Ryan Barrett VP of Security and Privacy at Intermedia, 1/11/2018
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RIG EK Remains Top of Heap, Turns to Cryptomining
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Popular exploit kit turns its sights to drive-by cryptomining in what security researchers believe will be a trend to follow in 2018.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/11/2018
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AI in Cybersecurity: Where We Stand & Where We Need to Go
Raffael Marty, VP Security Analytics, SophosCommentary
How security practitioners can incorporate expert knowledge into machine learning algorithms that reveal security insights, safeguard data, and keep attackers out.
By Raffael Marty VP Security Analytics, Sophos, 1/11/2018
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Why Facebook Security Questions Are no Substitute for MFA
Lori MacVittie,
If identity is established based on one thing you know and one thing you have, the latter should not also be a thing you know because in the sharing economy, we share everything.
By Lori MacVittie , 1/11/2018
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Vulnerable Mobile Apps: The Next ICS/SCADA Cyber Threat
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers find nearly 150 vulnerabilities in SCADA mobile apps downloadable from Google Play.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/11/2018
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CISOs' No. 1 Concern in 2018: The Talent Gap
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Survey finds 'lack of competent in-house staff' outranks all other forms of cybersecurity worry, including data breaches to ransomware attacks.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/10/2018
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Cisco Adds Encrypted Traffic Analysis Function
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
New Encrypted Traffic Analytics is designed to help enterprises inspect encrypted traffic for malicious activity without having to decrypt it first.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/10/2018
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AWS, Google Cloud Popular Home for Botnet Controllers
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The number of command-and-control listings increase 32% in 2017, with more botnet controllers hosted in the cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/10/2018
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FBI Director: Cryptocurrency, Nation-State Attacks, Among Agency's Top Cybersecurity Concerns
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Speaking at International Conference on Cyber Security, FBI director Christopher Wray pointed to a rise in nation-state attacks - and strong encryption that limits bureau investigations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/10/2018
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'Shift Left': Codifying Intuition into Secure DevOps
Kevin E. Greene, Software Security Assurance Thought LeaderCommentary
Shifting left is more than a catchy phrase. It's a mindset that emphasizes the need to think about security in all phases of the software development life cycle.
By Kevin E. Greene Software Security Assurance Thought Leader, 1/10/2018
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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 ...

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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).

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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...

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