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Why Hackers Love Healthcare
Allan Alford, Chief Information Security OfficerCommentary
The migration of valuable data to the cloud is piquing the interest of cybercrimimals. But there are ways to fight back.
By Allan Alford Chief Information Security Officer, 4/26/2018
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The Default SAP Configuration That Every Enterprise Needs to Fix
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Nine out of ten organizations are vulnerable to a 13-year-old flaw that puts their most critical business systems at risk of complete criminal takeover.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/26/2018
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Despite Risks, Nearly Half of IT Execs Don't Rethink Cybersecurity after an Attack
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
A recent survey reveals a troubling degree of security inertia lurking among scores of organizations. But there are a few bright spots.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 4/25/2018
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Coviello: Modern Security Threats are 'Less About the Techniques'
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Today's attack surface is broader, more open, and demands a proactive approach to security, according to former RSA chairman Art Coviello.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/24/2018
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Golden Galleon Raids Maritime Shipping Firms
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new Nigerian criminal gang is launching attacks on the maritime industry.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/24/2018
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Threat Intel: Finding Balance in an Overcrowded Market
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Industry insiders discuss how threat intelligence has changed and what may happen as the market becomes increasingly saturated.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/23/2018
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New Survey Shows Hybrid Cloud Confidence
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Executives are mostly confident in their hybrid cloud security, according to the results of a new survey.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/23/2018
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Firms More Likely to Tempt Security Pros With Big Salaries than Invest in Training
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Booz Allen survey shows most organizations' answer to the security skills shortage may be unsustainable.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/19/2018
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Securing Social Media: National Safety, Privacy Concerns
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
It's a critical time for social media platforms and the government agencies and private businesses and individuals using them.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/19/2018
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Cyber War Game Shows How Federal Agencies Disagree on Incident Response
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Former officials at DHS, DOJ, and DOD diverge on issues of attribution and defining what constitutes an act of cyber war.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/18/2018
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2018 RSA Conference: Execs Push Cooperation, Culture & Civilian Safety
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
On the keynote stage, execs from Microsoft and McAfee introduced a new Cybersecurity Tech Accord.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/17/2018
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8 Ways Hackers Monetize Stolen Data
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Hackers are craftier than ever, pilfering PII piecemeal so bad actors can combine data to set up schemes to defraud medical practices, steal military secrets and hijack R&D product information.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 4/17/2018
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Why We Need Privacy Solutions That Scale Across Borders
Chris Babel, CEO, TrustArcCommentary
New privacy solutions are becoming scalable, smarter, and easier to address compliance across industries and geographies.
By Chris Babel CEO, TrustArc, 4/17/2018
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New Malware Adds RAT to a Persistent Loader
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A newly discovered variant of a long-known malware loader adds the ability to control the victim from afar.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/17/2018
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INsecurity Conference Seeks Security Pros to Speak on Best Practices
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, News
Dark Reading's second annual data defense conference will be held Oct. 23-25 in Chicago; call for speakers is issued.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 4/16/2018
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How GDPR Forces Marketers to Rethink Data & Security
Roger Kjensrud, CTO, ImpactCommentary
The European regulation is making marketing technology companies re-examine their security, and that's a good thing.
By Roger Kjensrud CTO, Impact, 4/16/2018
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7 Steps to a Smooth, Secure Cloud Transition
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Security leaders share their top steps to keep in mind as your organization moves data and applications to the cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/13/2018
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Businesses Calculate Cost of GDPR as Deadline Looms
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Surveys highlight the financial burden of GDPR as companies scramble to meet the May 25 deadline.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/12/2018
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Facebook Rolls Out 'Data Abuse Bounty' Program
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The social media giant also got hit with a lawsuit the day before unveiling its new reward program.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/11/2018
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2.6 Billion-Plus Data Records Breached Last Year
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Most exposed data records caused by human error.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/11/2018
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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.