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Google Patch to Block Spectre Slowdown in Windows 10
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Microsoft will incorporate Google's Retpoline patch to prevent Spectre Variant 2 from slowing down its operating system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2018
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Audits: The Missing Layer in Cybersecurity
Brennan P Baybeck, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, Vice Chair of ISACA Board of DirectorsCommentary
Involving the audit team ensures that technology solutions are not just sitting on the shelf or being underutilized to strategically address security risks.
By Brennan P Baybeck CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, Vice Chair of ISACA Board of Directors, 10/18/2018
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Cybercrime-as-a-Service: No End in Sight
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Cybercrime is easy and rewarding, making it a perfect arena for criminals everywhere.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 10/17/2018
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The Three Dimensions of the Threat Intelligence Scale Problem
Todd Weller, Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura CyberCommentary
To succeed, organizations must be empowered to reduce their attack surface and staff overload so they can get more out of their existing firewall and threat intelligence investments.
By Todd Weller Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura Cyber, 10/17/2018
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A Cybersecurity Weak Link: Linux and IoT
Migo Kedem, Senior Director of Products and Marketing at SentinelOneCommentary
Linux powers many of the IoT devices on which we've come to rely -- something that enterprises must address.
By Migo Kedem Senior Director of Products and Marketing at SentinelOne, 10/16/2018
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Spies Among Us: Tracking, IoT & the Truly Inside Threat
Amit Sethi, Senior Principal Consultant at SynopsysCommentary
In today's ultra-connected world, it's important for users to understand how to safeguard security while browsing the web and using electronic devices.
By Amit Sethi Senior Principal Consultant at Synopsys, 10/16/2018
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4 Ways to Fight the Email Security Threat
Asaf Cidon, Vice President, Content Security Services, at Barracuda NetworksCommentary
It's time to reimagine employee training with fresh, more aggressive approaches that better treat email security as a fundamentally human problem.
By Asaf Cidon Vice President, Content Security Services, at Barracuda Networks, 10/15/2018
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12 Free, Ready-to-Use Security Tools
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
There's no excuse for not knowing your exposure. These free tools can help you analyze what your company is up against and point ways to developing a more thorough security program.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 10/12/2018
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Not All Multifactor Authentication Is Created Equal
Alexandre Cagnoni, Director of Authentication at WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Users should be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the various MFA methods.
By Alexandre Cagnoni Director of Authentication at WatchGuard Technologies, 10/11/2018
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Lessons Learned from the Facebook Breach: Why Logic Errors Are So Hard to Catch
Jerry Gamblin, Principal Security Engineer, Kenna SecurityCommentary
By ensuring that each layer of protection scours an application for unintended uses, you can find the flaws before the bad guys do.
By Jerry Gamblin Principal Security Engineer, Kenna Security, 10/9/2018
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Stop Saying 'Digital Pearl Harbor'
Dave Weinstein, VP of Threat Research, Claroty Commentary
Yes, there are serious dangers posed by malevolent nation-states. But the hype is distracting us from the reality of the threats.
By Dave Weinstein VP of Threat Research, Claroty , 10/2/2018
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The Human Factor in Social Media Risk
Dr. Sam Small, Chief Security Officer at ZeroFOXCommentary
Your employees need help recognizing the warning signs and understanding how to protect themselves online.
By Dr. Sam Small Chief Security Officer at ZeroFOX, 9/25/2018
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Hacking Back: Simply a Bad Idea
Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer at Attivo NetworksCommentary
While the concept may sound appealing, it's rife with drawbacks and dangers.
By Carolyn Crandall Chief Deception Officer at Attivo Networks, 9/24/2018
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Data Manipulation: How Security Pros Can Respond to an Emerging Threat
PJ Kirner, CTO & Founder, IllumioCommentary
Industry leaders are scrambling to address the issue, which will take new thinking to overcome.
By PJ Kirner CTO & Founder, Illumio, 9/21/2018
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Overhauling the 3 Pillars of Security Operations
Dave Frampton, Vice President of Security Solutions at Sumo LogicCommentary
Modern apps and the cloud mean that organizations must now rethink older security practices.
By Dave Frampton Vice President of Security Solutions at Sumo Logic, 9/18/2018
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Security Teams
Gary Golomb, Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake SecurityCommentary
Security requires smart people, processes, and technology. Too often, the "people" portion of the PPT equation is neglected.
By Gary Golomb Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake Security, 9/17/2018
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The Increasingly Vulnerable Software Supply Chain
Thomas Etheridge, Vice President of Services, CrowdStrikeCommentary
Nation-state adversaries from Iran to Russia have leveraged the supply chain as a vehicle to compromise infrastructure and disrupt businesses.
By Thomas Etheridge Vice President of Services, CrowdStrike, 9/13/2018
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DevOps Demystified: A Primer for Security Practitioners
John B. Dickson, CISSP,  Principal, Denim GroupCommentary
Key starting points for those still struggling to understand the concept.
By John B. Dickson CISSP, Principal, Denim Group, 9/10/2018
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The Weakest Security Links in the (Block)Chain
Drew Peck & Tim Butler, Executive Director and CEO & Founder of TegoCommentary
Despite the technology's promise to transform how business is done, there are significant limitations and potential risks at the intersection of the digital and physical worlds.
By Drew Peck & Tim Butler Executive Director and CEO & Founder of Tego, 9/5/2018
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Thoughts on the Latest Apache Struts Vulnerability
 Tim Mackey, Technical Evangelist, Black Duck by SynopsysCommentary
CVE-2018-11776 operates at a far deeper level within the code than all prior Struts vulnerabilities. This requires a greater understanding of the Struts code itself as well as the various libraries used by Struts.
By Tim Mackey Technical Evangelist, Black Duck by Synopsys, 9/5/2018
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PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Qemu emulator <= 3.0.0 built with the NE2000 NIC emulation support is vulnerable to an integer overflow, which could lead to buffer overflow issue. It could occur when receiving packets over the network. A user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS.
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
The Microsoft Windows Installer for Atlassian Fisheye and Crucible before version 4.6.1 allows local attackers to escalate privileges because of weak permissions on the installation directory.
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Z-BlogPHP (Zero) has a stored XSS Vulnerability in zb_system/function/c_system_admin.php via the Content-Type header during the uploading of image attachments.
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Advanced HRM 1.6 allows Remote Code Execution via PHP code in a .php file to the user/update-user-avatar URI, which can be accessed through an "Update Profile" "Change Picture" (aka user/edit-profile) action.
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
XSS exists in the MetInfo 6.1.2 admin/index.php page via the anyid parameter.