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Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Member Since: 3/12/2014
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Kelly Jackson Higgins is Executive Editor at DarkReading.com. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise Magazine, CommunicationsWeek, Virginia Business magazine, and other major media properties. Jackson Higgins was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Journalists in the US. She began her career as a sports writer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and earned her BA at The College of William & Mary. Follow her on Twitter @kjhiggins.

Articles by Kelly Jackson Higgins

2018 In the Rearview Mirror

12/20/2018
Among this year's biggest news stories: epic hardware vulnerabilities, a more lethal form of DDoS attack, Olympic 'false flags,' hijacked home routers, fileless malware and a new world's record for data breaches.

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The SOC Gets a Makeover

9/6/2018
Today's security operations center is all about reducing the number of alerts with emerging technologies and enhancing old-school human collaboration. Here's how some real-world SOCs are evolving.

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The ABCs of Hacking a Voting Machine

7/25/2018
A hacker who successfully infiltrated a voting machine at last year's DEF CON will demonstrate at Black Hat USA how he did it, as well as what he later found stored on other decommissioned WinVote machines.

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What's Cooking With Caleb Sima

7/12/2018
Security Pro File: Web app security pioneer dishes on his teenage security career, his love of electric scooters, Ace Ventura and a new baby food business venture with his wife and famed chef, Kathy Fang.

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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.