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10 Social Engineering Attacks Your End Users Need to Know About
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Make sure your users are briefed on these 10 attacker techniques that are often overlooked.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 10/19/2017
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What's Next after the SEC 'Insider Trading' Breach?
David L. Axelrod and Terence M. Grugan, Partner, Ballard SpahrCommentary
Last month's hack of the Security Exchange Commission may prove to be the most high-profile corporate gatekeeper attack to date. But it definitely won't be the last.
By David L. Axelrod and Terence M. Grugan Partner, Ballard Spahr, 10/19/2017
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Game Change: Meet the Mach37 Fall Startups
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
CEOs describe how they think their fledgling ventures will revolutionize user training, privacy, identity management and embedded system security.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/18/2017
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Ransomware Grabs Headlines but BEC May Be a Bigger Threat
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
With social media, gathering information has never been easier, making Business Email Compromise the land of milk and honey for cybercriminals.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 10/12/2017
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Rise in Insider Threats Drives Shift to Training, Data-Level Security
Tom Thomassen, Senior Staff Engineer of Security, MarkLogicCommentary
As the value and volume of data grows, perimeter security is not enough to battle internal or external threats.
By Tom Thomassen Senior Staff Engineer of Security, MarkLogic, 10/6/2017
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Automated Lateral Movement: Targeted Attack Tools for the Masses
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Tal Be'ery and Tal Maor explain that the most pervasive, worst defended tactic of sophisticated attackers will soon be ready for script kiddies, and release GoFetch: a new lateral movement automation tool.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/1/2017
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GoT & the Inside Threat: Compromised Insiders Make Powerful Adversaries
Orion Cassetto, Senior Product Maester, ExabeamCommentary
What Game of Thrones' Arya Stark and the Faceless Men can teach security pros about defending against modern malware and identity theft.
By Orion Cassetto Senior Product Maester, Exabeam, 8/24/2017
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The Changing Face & Reach of Bug Bounties
Vincent Liu, Partner, Bishop FoxCommentary
HackerOne CEO Mrten Mickos reflects on the impact of vulnerability disclosure on today's security landscape and leadership.
By Vincent Liu Partner, Bishop Fox, 8/23/2017
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Why Most Security Awareness Training Fails (And What To Do About It)
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, CommentaryVideo
Arun Vishwanath discusses why awareness training shouldn't apply the same cure to every ailment then blame the patient when the treatment doesn't work.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 8/22/2017
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50% of Ex-Employees Can Still Access Corporate Apps
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Businesses drive the risk for data breaches when they fail to terminate employees' access to corporate apps after they leave.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/18/2017
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The Shadow Brokers: How They Changed 'Cyber Fear'
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
At Black Hat USA, Matt Suiche, founder of Comae Technologies, describes what we know about the Shadow Brokers and how they have changed the business of cyber fear.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/17/2017
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Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity & the 'Devils Rope'
David Zahn, General Manager of Cybersecurity at PASCommentary
How hackers today are engaging in a modern 'Fence Cutter War' against industrial control systems, and what security professionals need to do about it.
By David Zahn General Manager of Cybersecurity at PAS, 8/17/2017
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Facebook Offers $1 Million for New Security Defenses
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The social media giant has increased the size of its Internet Defense Prize program in order to spur more research into ways to defend users against the more prevalent and common methods of attack.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/26/2017
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Avoiding the Dark Side of AI-Driven Security Awareness
Tom Pendergast, Chief Strategist, Security, Privacy, & Compliance, MediaProCommentary
Can artificial intelligence bring an end to countless hours of boring, largely ineffective user training? Or will it lead to a surveillance state within our information infrastructures?
By Tom Pendergast Chief Strategist, Security, Privacy, & Compliance, MediaPro, 7/5/2017
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FireEye CEO Shares State of IT Threat Landscape
InformationWeek Staff, CommentaryVideo
FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia talks about the state of the IT threat landscape and where enterprises should focus their attention when it comes to cybersecurity.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/23/2017
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Feds Call on Contractors to Play Ball in Mitigating Insider Threats
Thomas Jones, Federal Systems Engineer at Bay DynamicsCommentary
It's said that you're only as strong as your weakest player. That's as true in security as it is in sports.
By Thomas Jones Federal Systems Engineer at Bay Dynamics, 6/20/2017
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The Case for Disclosing Insider Breaches
Danielle Jackson, Chief Information Security Officer, SecureAuthCommentary
Too often organizations try to sweep intentional, accidental or negligent employee theft of data under the rug. Heres why they shouldnt.
By Danielle Jackson Chief Information Security Officer, SecureAuth, 5/31/2017
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Threat Lifecycle Management
Dark Reading, CommentaryVideo
Principal Sales Engineer for LogRhythm Chris Martin stops by the InformationWeek News Desk.
By Dark Reading , 5/24/2017
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Chinese Man Pleads Guilty to Espionage, Theft from US Firm
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Chinese national Xu Jiaqiang pleaded guilty to economic espionage and theft of trade secrets from his former employer in the US.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/22/2017
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8 Notorious Russian Hackers Arrested in the Past 8 Years
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Lesson learned by Russian cybercriminals: Don't go on vacation, it's bad for your freedom to scam.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/12/2017
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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.