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Could Foster Kids Help Solve the Security Skills Shortage?
Neal O'Farrell, Founder, Foster WarriorsCommentary
Foster Warriors is a new nonprofit initiative focused on helping foster kids find a place in the world, and especially in the world of security. Join us!
By Neal O'Farrell Founder, Foster Warriors, 6/26/2019
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Florida Town Pays $600K to Ransomware Operators
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Riviera Beach's decision to pay ransom to criminals might get files back, but it almost guarantees greater attacks against other governments.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/20/2019
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'Democratizing' Machine Learning for Fraud Prevention & Payments Intelligence
Cleber Martins, Head of Payments Intelligence, ACI WorldwideCommentary
How fraud experts can fight cybercrime by 'downloading' their knowledge and experience into computer models.
By Cleber Martins Head of Payments Intelligence, ACI Worldwide, 6/20/2019
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Cybersecurity Accountability Spread Thin in the C-Suite
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
While cybersecurity discussions have permeated board meetings, the democratization of accountability has a long way to go.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 6/20/2019
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How Hackers Emptied Church Coffers with a Simple Phishing Scam
Sam Bocetta, Security AnalystCommentary
Cyber thieves aren't bound by a code of ethics. They look for weak targets and high rewards, which is exactly what Saint Ambrose Catholic offered.
By Sam Bocetta Security Analyst, 6/19/2019
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The Evolution of Identity
Kathleen Peters, SVP & Head of Fraud & Identity, ExperianCommentary
How data and technology can help businesses make the right fraud decisions, protect people's identities, and create an improved customer experience.
By Kathleen Peters SVP & Head of Fraud & Identity, Experian, 6/18/2019
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Sensory Overload: Filtering Out Cybersecurity's Noise
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
No organization can prioritize and mitigate hundreds of risks effectively. The secret lies in carefully filtering out the risks, policies, and processes that waste precious time and resources.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 6/14/2019
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New Funding Values KnowBe4 at $1 Billion
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The $300 million investment is being led by KKR.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/12/2019
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Tomorrow's Cybersecurity Analyst Is Not Who You Think
Chris Schueler, Senior VP, Managed Security Services, TrustwaveCommentary
Organizations can't just rely on diverse and cutting-edge technologies to fight adversaries. They will also need people with diverse expertise and backgrounds.
By Chris Schueler Senior VP, Managed Security Services, Trustwave, 6/12/2019
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What 3 Powerful GoT Women Teach Us about Cybersecurity
Orion Cassetto, Senior Product Maester, ExabeamCommentary
Imagine Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, and Cersei Lannister on the front lines in the real-world battleground of enterprise security.
By Orion Cassetto Senior Product Maester, Exabeam, 6/11/2019
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Unmixed Messages: Bringing Security & Privacy Awareness Together
Tom Pendergast & Jeff Morgenroth, Chief Learning Officer at MediaPRO/Instructional Designer at MediaPROCommentary
Security and privacy share the same basic goals, so it just makes sense to combine efforts in those two areas. But that can be easier said than done.
By Tom Pendergast & Jeff Morgenroth Chief Learning Officer at MediaPRO/Instructional Designer at MediaPRO, 6/10/2019
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Cyber Talent Gap? Don't Think Like Tinder!
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
If your company truly is a great place to work, make sure your help-wanted ads steer clear of these common job-listing clichs.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 6/6/2019
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When Security Goes Off the Rails
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game DesignerCommentary
Cyber can learn a lot from the highly regulated world of rail travel. The most important lesson: the value of impartial analysis.
By Adam Shostack Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer, 6/6/2019
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CISOs & CIOs: Better Together
Leo Taddeo, CISO, Cyxtera, and former FBI SAC of cyber and special operations for the NY region Commentary
An overview of three common organizational structures illustrates how NOT to pit chief security and IT execs against each other.
By Leo Taddeo CISO, Cyxtera, and former FBI SAC of cyber and special operations for the NY region , 6/5/2019
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What Cyber Skills Shortage?
Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer, AkamaiCommentary
Employers can solve the skills gap by first recognizing that there isn't an archetypal "cybersecurity job" in the same way that there isn't an archetypal "automotive job." Heres how.
By Andy Ellis Chief Security Officer, Akamai, 6/4/2019
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SANS Launches Security Awareness Certification
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The SANS Security Awareness Professional (SSAP) will be available this summer to professionals focused on measuring and mitigating human risk.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/31/2019
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Why Fostering Flexibility Is a Win for Women & Cybersecurity
Nineveh Madsen, Executive, OpenVPNCommentary
Creating a culture of supporting and advancing women is no small feat, but it's worth the challenge. Start with yourself. Here's how.
By Nineveh Madsen Executive, OpenVPN, 5/29/2019
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How Security Vendors Can Address the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage
Rob Rashotte, VP of Global Training and Technical Field Enablement at FortinetCommentary
The talent gap is too large for any one sector, and cybersecurity vendors have a big role to play in helping to close it.
By Rob Rashotte VP of Global Training and Technical Field Enablement at Fortinet, 5/24/2019
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Researcher Publishes Four Zero-Day Exploits in Three Days
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The exploits for local privilege escalation vulnerabilities in Windows could be integrated into malware before Microsoft gets a chance to fix the issues.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/23/2019
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Proving the Value of Security Awareness with Metrics that 'Deserve More'
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure MentemCommentary
Without metrics that matter to the business, awareness programs will continue to be the bastard child of security.
By Ira Winkler CISSP, President, Secure Mentem, 5/22/2019
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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...
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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".
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IBM PureApplication System through 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.
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IBM PureApplication System through 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.
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