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GAO Says Equifax Missed Flaws, Intrusion in Massive Breach
Quick Hits  |  9/10/2018  | 
A report from the Government Accountability Office details the issues found and opportunities missed in the huge 2017 Equifax data breach.
T-Mobile Hit With Customer Information Hack
Quick Hits  |  8/24/2018  | 
Approximately 2 million users said to be affected.
Data Privacy Careers Are Helping to Close the IT Gender Gap
Commentary  |  8/20/2018  | 
There are three main reasons why the field has been more welcoming for women. Can other tech areas step up?
Australian Teen Hacked Apple Network
Quick Hits  |  8/17/2018  | 
The 16-year-old made off with 90 gigs of sensitive data.
Yale Discloses Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  7/31/2018  | 
The university discloses that someone stole personal information a long time ago.
US-CERT Warns of ERP Application Hacking
News  |  7/25/2018  | 
ERP applications such as Oracle and SAP's are open to exploit and under attack, according to a new report referenced in a US-CERT warning.
HR Services Firm ComplyRight Suffers Major Data Breach
News  |  7/20/2018  | 
More than 7,500 customer companies were affected, and the number of individuals whose information was leaked is unknown.
GDPR Oddsmakers: Who, Where, When Will Enforcement Hit First?
News  |  5/25/2018  | 
The GDPR grace period ends today. Experts take their best guesses on when data protection authorities will strike - and what kind of organizations will be first to feel the sting of the EU privacy law.
Encryption is Necessary, Tools and Tips Make It Easier
News  |  5/3/2018  | 
In the InteropITX conference, a speaker provided tips, tools, and incentives for moving to pervasive encryption in the enterprise.
12 Trends Shaping Identity Management
Slideshows  |  4/26/2018  | 
As IAM companies try to stretch 'identity context' into all points of the cybersecurity market, identity is becoming 'its own solar system.'
Serverless Architectures: A Paradigm Shift in Application Security
Commentary  |  4/9/2018  | 
"Serverless" forces software architects and developers to approach security by building it in rather than bolting it on. But there is a downside.
Electric Utility Hit with Record Fine for Vulnerabilities
Quick Hits  |  3/14/2018  | 
An unnamed power company has consented to a record fine for leaving critical records exposed.
Medical Apps Come Packaged with Hardcoded Credentials
News  |  3/14/2018  | 
Vulnerabilities in DocuTrac applications also include weak encryption, according to Rapid7.
Ticking Time Bombs in Your Data Center
Commentary  |  2/7/2018  | 
The biggest security problems inside your company may result from problems it inherited.
Poor Visibility, Weak Passwords Compromise Active Directory
News  |  2/1/2018  | 
Security experts highlight the biggest problems they see putting Microsoft Active Directory at risk.
New Database Botnet Leveraged for Bitcoin Mining
News  |  12/19/2017  | 
Attackers are quietly building an attack infrastructure using very sensitive machines.
Post-Breach Carnage: Worst Ways The Axe Fell in 2017
Slideshows  |  12/11/2017  | 
Executive firings, stock drops, and class action settlements galore, this year was a study in real-world repercussions for cybersecurity lapses.
We're Still Not Ready for GDPR? What is Wrong With Us?
Commentary  |  11/17/2017  | 
The canary in the coalmine died 12 years ago, the law went into effect 19 months ago, but many organizations still won't be ready for the new privacy regulations when enforcement begins in May.
Oracle Fixes 20 Remotely Exploitable Java SE Vulns
News  |  10/18/2017  | 
Quarterly update for October is the smallest of the year: only 252 flaws to fix! Oracle advises to apply patches 'without delay.'
Reuters: Microsoft's 2013 Breach Hit Bug Repository, Insiders Say
Quick Hits  |  10/17/2017  | 
Five anonymous former Microsoft employees tell Reuters that Microsoft's database of internally discovered vulnerabilities was compromised in 2013, but Microsoft will not confirm it occurred.
Unstructured Data: The Threat You Cannot See
Commentary  |  10/10/2017  | 
Why security teams needs to take a cognitive approach to the increasing volumes of data flowing from sources they don't control.
Rise in Insider Threats Drives Shift to Training, Data-Level Security
Commentary  |  10/6/2017  | 
As the value and volume of data grows, perimeter security is not enough to battle internal or external threats.
Ransomware Will Target Backups: 4 Ways to Protect Your Data
Commentary  |  10/4/2017  | 
Backups are the best way to take control of your defense against ransomware, but they need protecting as well.
Equifax CEO Retires in Wake of Breach
Quick Hits  |  9/26/2017  | 
After the company's CIO and CSO resigned Sep. 14, Chairman and CEO Richard F. Smith follows them out the door.
FBI's Freese Shares Risk Management Tips
News  |  9/26/2017  | 
Deputy Assistant Director Donald Freese advises enterprises to lead with a business case and not fear addressing the C-suite on risk management.
If Blockchain Is the Answer, What Is the Security Question?
Commentary  |  9/8/2017  | 
Like any technology, blockchain has its strengths and weaknesses. But debunking three common myths can help you cut through the hype.
GDPR Compliance Preparation: A High-Stakes Guessing Game
Commentary  |  8/24/2017  | 
It's difficult to tell if your company is meeting the EU's data privacy and security standards -- or US standards, for that matter.
Dino Dai Zovi Dives Into Container Security, SecDevOps
Dino Dai Zovi Dives Into Container Security, SecDevOps
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/23/2017  | 
Dino Dai Zovi discusses the under-explored security aspects of Docker, data center orchestration, and containers.
Are Third-Party Services Ready for the GDPR?
Commentary  |  8/4/2017  | 
Third-party scripts are likely to be a major stumbling block for companies seeking to be in compliance with the EU's new privacy rules. Here's a possible work-around.
8 Things Every Security Pro Should Know About GDPR
Slideshows  |  6/30/2017  | 
Organizations that handle personal data on EU citizens will soon need to comply with new privacy rules. Are you ready?
Mobile App Back-End Servers, Databases at Risk
News  |  5/31/2017  | 
Mobile app developers'casual use of back-end technology like Elasticsearch without security-hardening puts unsuspecting enterprises at grave risk of exposure.
UK Loan Firm Wonga Suffers Financial Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  4/11/2017  | 
Customers in the UK and Poland may have had their bank account details compromised.
11 UK Charities Punished for Violating Data Privacy Law
Quick Hits  |  4/6/2017  | 
Organizations fined between 6,000 and 18,000 by UKs Information Commissioners Office.
To Attract and Retain Better Employees, Respect Their Data
Commentary  |  4/3/2017  | 
A lack of privacy erodes trust that employees should have in management.
ERP Attack Risks Come into Focus
News  |  3/16/2017  | 
New highly critical SAP vulnerability highlights dangers against critical business software.
How to Secure Hyperconverged Infrastructures & Why It Is Different
Partner Perspectives  |  2/23/2017  | 
The next-generation datacenter requires new security practices, but that doesnt mean everything we learned about datacenter security becomes obsolete.
Harvest Season: Why Cyberthieves Want Your Compute Power
Commentary  |  2/9/2017  | 
Attackers are hijacking compute power in order to pull off their other crimes.
MongoDB Attack Shows Off Cyber Extortionists' New Tricks
News  |  1/10/2017  | 
Ransomware operators are diversifying their cyber-extortion toolkit and expanding their range of targets.
The Internet Of Things: When Bigger Is Not Better
Commentary  |  12/13/2016  | 
What happens when 10,000 companies add programmability and connectivity to their products, and we increase the Internets attack surface by a million times or more?
Symantec To Buy LifeLock At $2.3 Billion
Quick Hits  |  11/22/2016  | 
Deal set to be finalized by Q1 2017 and financed by cash and $750 million of new debt.
Oracle Announces Acquisition Of Dyn
Quick Hits  |  11/22/2016  | 
Oracle says purchase of the recently DDoSed DNS service is aimed expanding the companys cloud computing platform.
Preparing For Government Data Requests After Apple Vs. FBI
Preparing For Government Data Requests After Apple Vs. FBI
Dark Reading Videos  |  10/31/2016  | 
Jennifer Granick and Riana Pfefferkorn discuss lessons learned from the Apple-FBI case, and how security pros should be prepared if government data requests hit closer to home.
New Free Tool Stops Petya Ransomware & Rootkits
News  |  10/20/2016  | 
Meanwhile, Locky puts ransomware on the Check Point Top Three Global Malware List for the first time ever.
Database Breaches: An Alarming Lack Of Preparedness
Commentary  |  10/10/2016  | 
It's no secret that databases are fertile ground for malicious activities. Here's how a seven-step process for monitoring known harbingers of an imminent attack can help reduce the risk.
Ex-Cardinal Exec Jailed For Hacking Astros
Quick Hits  |  7/20/2016  | 
Christopher Correa gets 46 months for unlawful access of rivals database and downloading confidential details.
Ubuntu Forums Database Hacked
Quick Hits  |  7/19/2016  | 
Canonical probe reveals user account details of 2 million stolen, passwords safe.
5 Tips For Making Data Privacy Part Of The Companys Culture
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Common sense steps organizations can take to protect corporate data.
Cloud Apps Just As Secure As On-Premise Apps, Say InfoSec Pros
News  |  6/9/2016  | 
Unfortunately, 75% of cloud apps will still fall afoul of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, according to new studies.
Stop Building Silos. Security Is Everyones Problem
Commentary  |  4/29/2016  | 
Yes, its true that the speed of DevOps has made security more difficult. But that doesnt mean accelerated release cycles and secure applications have to be mutually exclusive.
Malware At Root Of Bangladesh Bank Heist Lies To SWIFT Financial Platform
News  |  4/25/2016  | 
Customized malware hid $81 million of wire transfers until the money had been safely laundered.
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WebAuthn, FIDO2 Infuse Browsers, Platforms with Strong Authentication
John Fontana, Standards & Identity Analyst, Yubico,  9/19/2018
Turn the NIST Cybersecurity Framework into Reality: 5 Steps
Mukul Kumar & Anupam Sahai, CISO & VP of Cyber Practice and VP Product Management, Cavirin Systems,  9/20/2018
NSS Labs Files Antitrust Suit Against Symantec, CrowdStrike, ESET, AMTSO
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  9/19/2018
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CVE-2018-17368
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-23
An issue was discovered in PublicCMS V4.0.180825. For an invalid login attempt, the response length is different depending on whether the username is valid, which makes it easier to conduct brute-force attacks.
CVE-2018-17369
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-23
An issue was discovered in springboot_authority through 2017-03-06. There is stored XSS via the admin/role/edit roleKey, name, or description parameter.
CVE-2018-17400
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-23
The PhonePe wallet (aka com.PhonePe.app) application 3.0.6 through 3.3.26 for Android might allow attackers to perform Account Takeover attacks by intercepting the user name and PIN during the initial configuration of the application.
CVE-2018-17401
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-23
The PhonePe wallet (aka com.PhonePe.app) application 3.0.6 through 3.3.26 for Android might allow attackers to perform Account Takeover attacks by exploiting its Forgot Password feature.
CVE-2018-17402
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-23
The PhonePe wallet (aka com.PhonePe.app) application 3.0.6 through 3.3.26 for Android might allow attackers to discover the Credit/Debit card number, expiration date, and CVV number.