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Why Security Startups Fly And Why They Crash
News  |  7/20/2018  | 
What makes startups stand out in a market flooded with thousands of vendors? Funding experts and former founders share their thoughts.
70 US Election Jurisdictions Adopt Free Website Security Service
News  |  7/19/2018  | 
Hawaii, Idaho, North Carolina, and Rhode Island are among states now using gratis DDoS mitigation, firewall, and user access control service from Cloudflare.
The Fundamental Flaw in Security Awareness Programs
Commentary  |  7/19/2018  | 
It's a ridiculous business decision to rely on the discretion of a minimally trained user to thwart a highly skilled sociopath, financially motivated criminal, or nation-state.
One-Third of Businesses Lack a Cybersecurity Expert
News  |  7/17/2018  | 
Alarming, yes, but it's actually an improvement over past years, a new Gartner survey of more than 3,000 CIOs reveals.
Cloud Security: Lessons Learned from Intrusion Prevention Systems
Commentary  |  7/17/2018  | 
The advancement of AI-driven public cloud technology is changing the game of "protection by default" in the enterprise.
SCADA/ICS Dangers & Cybersecurity Strategies
Commentary  |  7/17/2018  | 
Nearly 60% of surveyed organizations using SCADA or ICS reported they experienced a breach in those systems in the last year. Here are four tips for making these systems safer.
Less Than Half of Cyberattacks Detected via Antivirus: SANS
News  |  7/16/2018  | 
Companies are buying next-gen antivirus and fileless attack detection tools but few have the resources to use them, researchers report.
Timehop Releases New Details About July 4 Breach
Quick Hits  |  7/12/2018  | 
Additional information includes PII affected and the authentication issue that led to the breach.
Getting Safe, Smart & Secure on S3
Commentary  |  7/11/2018  | 
AWS Simple Storage Service has proven to be a security minefield. It doesn't have to be if you pay attention to people, process, and technology.
Microsoft July Security Updates Mostly Browser-Related
News  |  7/10/2018  | 
Patch Tuesday includes 53 security updates, including mitigation for the latest side-channel attack.
Creating a Defensible Security Architecture
Commentary  |  7/9/2018  | 
Take the time to learn about your assets. You'll be able to layer in multiple prevention and detection solutions and have a highly effective security architecture.
Cryptocurrency Theft Drives 3x Increase in Money Laundering
News  |  7/3/2018  | 
The first half of 2018 saw more cryptocurrency theft than all of 2017 combined, driving a rise in digital money laundering as criminals elude authorities.
ThetaRay Raises $30M to Block Money Laundering
Quick Hits  |  7/3/2018  | 
With a total $60 million raised to date, the Israeli startup plans to expand operations in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
Azure IoT Edge Exits Preview with Security Updates
News  |  7/2/2018  | 
Microsoft rolls out its cloud-based IoT service to the general public, while upping data protection with new categories including device management and security.
'Clipboard Hijacker' Malware Builds on Cryptocurrency Threat
Quick Hits  |  7/2/2018  | 
Clipboard Hijackers are not a new threat, but this one shows attackers are getting more advanced.
Natural Language Processing Fights Social Engineers
News  |  6/29/2018  | 
Instead of trying to detect social engineering attacks based on a subject line or URL, a new tool conducts semantic analysis of text to determine malicious intent.
Equifax Software Manager Charged with Insider Trading
Quick Hits  |  6/29/2018  | 
Sudhakar Reddy Bonthu used insider information about the company's 2017 data breach to profit in stock transaction.
Why Sharing Intelligence Makes Everyone Safer
Commentary  |  6/29/2018  | 
Security teams must expand strategies to go beyond simply identifying details tied to a specific threat to include context and information about attack methodologies.
Adidas US Website Hit by Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  6/29/2018  | 
The athletic apparel firm was hacked and data on potentially 'millions' of customers now at risk.
The 6 Worst Insider Attacks of 2018 So Far
Slideshows  |  6/29/2018  | 
Stalkers, fraudsters, saboteurs, and all nature of malicious insiders have put the hurt on some very high-profile employers.
65% of Resold Memory Cards Still Pack Personal Data
News  |  6/28/2018  | 
Analyzed cards, mainly from smartphones and tablets, contained private personal information, business documentation, audio, video, and photos.
Redefining Security with Blockchain
Commentary  |  6/28/2018  | 
Blockchain offers a proactive approach to secure a new generation of digital platforms and services for both enterprises and individuals.
Russia, Facebook & Cybersecurity: Combating Weaponized FUD in the Social Media Age
Commentary  |  6/27/2018  | 
It's up to everyone -- users, security pros, government -- to be critical about the online information we encounter.
Coin Miner Malware Spikes 629% in 'Telling' Q1
News  |  6/27/2018  | 
Drastic growth suggests adversaries are learning how they can maximize rewards with minimal effort.
The 3 R's for Surviving the Security Skills Shortage
News  |  6/27/2018  | 
How to recruit, retrain, and retain with creativity and discipline.
Insider Dangers Are Hiding in Collaboration Tools
News  |  6/26/2018  | 
The casual sharing of sensitive data, such as passwords, is opening the door to malicious insiders.
'Have I Been Pwned' Now Built into Firefox, 1Password
News  |  6/26/2018  | 
Users can search breach data in a new tool called Firefox Monitor and check if passwords have been exposed in 1Password on the Web.
Securing Serverless Apps: 3 Critical Tasks in 3 Days
Commentary  |  6/26/2018  | 
Serverless workloads in the cloud can be as secure as traditional applications with the right processes and tools. The key: start small, scale as your application scales, and involve everyone.
Secure by Default Is Not What You Think
Commentary  |  6/26/2018  | 
The traditional view of secure by default which has largely been secure out of the box is too narrow. To broaden your view, consider these three parameters.
First Women-Led Cybersecurity Venture Capital Firm Launches
News  |  6/26/2018  | 
Chenxi Wang, former Forrester VP of research and Twistlock executive, heads up Rain Capital, with the intent to also help build new startups.
Black Hat Survey: Enterprise Tech, US Government Unprepared for Cyberattacks
News  |  6/26/2018  | 
The 2018 Black Hat Attendee survey reveals worries over the effectiveness of enterprise security technology, and threat to US infrastructure.
Malware in South Korean Cyberattacks Linked to Bithumb Heist
News  |  6/25/2018  | 
Lazarus Group is likely behind a spearphishing campaign containing malicious code to download Manuscrypt malware.
1.7 Million Phishing Emails Blocked in June: Barracuda Networks
Quick Hits  |  6/25/2018  | 
Brand-name spoofing still a popular tactic to lure victims into giving up their login credentials and payment card information, new data shows.
8 Security Tips for a Hassle-Free Summer Vacation
Slideshows  |  6/23/2018  | 
It's easy to let your guard down when you're away. Hackers know that, too.
Cracking Cortana: The Dangers of Flawed Voice Assistants
News  |  6/22/2018  | 
Researchers at Black Hat USA will show how vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Cortana highlight the need to balance security with convenience.
Artificial Intelligence & the Security Market
News  |  6/21/2018  | 
A glimpse into how two new products for intrusion detection and entity resolution are using AI to help humans do their jobs.
Click2Gov Breaches Attributed to WebLogic Application Flaw
Quick Hits  |  6/21/2018  | 
At least 10 US cities running Click2Gov software have alerted citizens to a data breach, but it turns out the problem was in the application server.
7 Places Where Privacy and Security Collide
Slideshows  |  6/21/2018  | 
Privacy and security can experience tension at a number of points in the enterprise. Here are seven plus some possibilities for easing the strain.
Templates: The Most Powerful (And Underrated) Infrastructure Security Tool
Commentary  |  6/21/2018  | 
If your team is manually building cloud instances and networks for every application, you're setting yourself up for a data breach.
Microsoft Office: The Go-To Platform for Zero-Day Exploits
News  |  6/21/2018  | 
Malicious Office documents are the weapon of choice among cybercriminals, who use files to access remotely hosted malicious components.
AppSec in the World of 'Serverless'
Commentary  |  6/21/2018  | 
The term 'application security' still applies to 'serverless' technology, but the line where application settings start and infrastructure ends is blurring.
'Hidden Tunnels' Help Hackers Launch Financial Services Attacks
News  |  6/20/2018  | 
Hackers are using the infrastructure, meant to transmit data between applications, for command and control.
Intel VP Talks Data Security Focus Amid Rise of Blockchain, AI
News  |  6/20/2018  | 
Intel vice president Rick Echevarria discusses the challenges of balancing data security with new technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence.
Alphabet Launches VirusTotal Monitor to Stop False Positives
Quick Hits  |  6/20/2018  | 
Alphabet's Chronicle security division releases VirusTotal Monitor, a tool for developers to check if their product will be flagged as malware.
The Best and Worst Tasks for Security Automation
Slideshows  |  6/20/2018  | 
As with all new tech, there are good times and and bad times to use it. Security experts share which tasks to prioritize for automation.
Mylobot Malware Brings New Sophistication to Botnets
News  |  6/20/2018  | 
The malware pulls together a variety of techniques to gain a foothold and remain undiscovered.
'Olympic Destroyer' Reappears in Attacks on Europe, Russia
News  |  6/19/2018  | 
The attack group known for targeting the 2018 Winter Olympics has resurfaced in campaigns against European financial and biochem companies.
CrowdStrike Secures $200M Funding Round
Quick Hits  |  6/19/2018  | 
The new funding round brings the company's valuation to more than $3 billion.
5 Tips for Integrating Security Best Practices into Your Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  6/19/2018  | 
Do 'cloud-first' strategies create a security-second mindset?
Security Analytics Startup Uptycs Raises $10M in Series A
Quick Hits  |  6/19/2018  | 
This round of funding for Uptycs, which runs an osquery-powered analytics platform, was led by ForgePoint Capital and Comcast Ventures.
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White House Cybersecurity Strategy at a Crossroads
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  7/17/2018
The Fundamental Flaw in Security Awareness Programs
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure Mentem,  7/19/2018
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CVE-2018-3770
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
A path traversal exists in markdown-pdf version <9.0.0 that allows a user to insert a malicious html code that can result in reading the local files.
CVE-2018-3771
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
An XSS in statics-server <= 0.0.9 can be used via injected iframe in the filename when statics-server displays directory index in the browser.
CVE-2018-5065
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2018.011.20040 and earlier, 2017.011.30080 and earlier, and 2015.006.30418 and earlier versions have a Use-after-free vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.
CVE-2018-5066
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2018.011.20040 and earlier, 2017.011.30080 and earlier, and 2015.006.30418 and earlier versions have an Out-of-bounds read vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to information disclosure.
CVE-2018-5067
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2018.011.20040 and earlier, 2017.011.30080 and earlier, and 2015.006.30418 and earlier versions have a Heap Overflow vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.