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Steve Zurier has more than 30 years of journalism and publishing experience, most of the last 24 of which were spent covering networking and security technology. Steve is based in Columbia, Md.

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8 'SOC-as-a-Service' Offerings

4/12/2019
These new cloud services seek to help companies figure out what their traditional SIEM alerts mean, plus how they can prioritize responses and improve their security operations.

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10 Movies All Security Pros Should Watch

3/26/2019
Don't expect to read about any of the classics, like 'War Games' or 'Sneakers,' which have appeared on so many lists before. Rather, we've broadened our horizons with this great mix of documentaries, hacker movies, and flicks based on short stories.

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6 M&A Security Tips

7/9/2018
Companies are realizing that the security posture of an acquired organization should be considered as part of their due diligence process.

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8 Ways Hackers Monetize Stolen Data

4/17/2018
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.

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Lawsuits Pile Up on Uber

11/30/2017
Washington AG files multimillion-dollar consumer protection lawsuit; multiple states also confirm they are investigating the Uber breach, which means more lawsuits may follow.

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Florida Town Pays $600K to Ransomware Operators
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  6/20/2019
Pledges to Not Pay Ransomware Hit Reality
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  6/21/2019
AWS CISO Talks Risk Reduction, Development, Recruitment
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  6/25/2019
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CVE-2019-10164
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
PostgreSQL versions 10.x before 10.9 and versions 11.x before 11.4 are vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. Any authenticated user can overflow a stack-based buffer by changing the user's own password to a purpose-crafted value. This often suffices to execute arbitrary code as the PostgreSQL...
CVE-2019-11583
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
The issue searching component in Jira before version 8.1.0 allows remote attackers to deny access to Jira service via denial of service vulnerability in issue search when ordering by "Epic Name".
CVE-2019-4234
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
IBM PureApplication System 2.2.3.0 through 2.2.5.3 weakness in the implementation of locking feature in pattern editor. An attacker by intercepting the subsequent requests can bypass business logic to modify the pattern to unlocked state. IBM X-Force ID: 159416.
CVE-2019-4235
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
IBM PureApplication System 2.2.3.0 through 2.2.5.3 does not require that users should have strong passwords by default, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts. IBM X-Force ID: 159417.
CVE-2019-4241
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
IBM PureApplication System 2.2.3.0 through 2.2.5.3 could allow an authenticated user with local access to bypass authentication and obtain administrative access. IBM X-Force ID: 159467.