Commentary

Content posted in November 2016
The Rise Of SecBizOps & Why It Matters
Commentary  |  11/30/2016  | 
By aligning security dollars and technology with core business requirements, infosec can become a business enabler, not a business impediment.
Cybersecurity User Training That Sticks: 3 Steps
Commentary  |  11/29/2016  | 
People are eager for common-sense advice that gives them control over their environment and helps them stay safe online.
Time For Security & Privacy To Come Out Of Their Silos
Commentary  |  11/28/2016  | 
By working separately, these two teams aren't operating as efficiently as they could and are missing huge opportunities.
Security Automation: Striking The Right Balance
Commentary  |  11/23/2016  | 
What a smart toaster oven taught me about the importance of learning how to do a task versus the efficiency of automating the work.
Raising The Nation's Cybersecurity IQ: 'Learn To Code'
Commentary  |  11/22/2016  | 
We need to ensure that the students of today are prepared for the security challenges of tomorrow.
Balancing The Risk & Promise Of The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  11/21/2016  | 
You can't defend against something you don't understand. So make sure you consider IoT's risks before embracing its functionality.
Cyber Monday, Consumers & The Bottom Line Of A Data Breach
Commentary  |  11/18/2016  | 
Yes retailers can achieve ROI for their investments in cybersecurity during the upcoming holiday season - and for the rest of the year, too! Heres how.
Insider Threat: The Domestic Cyber Terrorist
Commentary  |  11/17/2016  | 
It is dangerously naive for business and government leaders to dismiss the risk of radicalized privileged users inside our critical industries.
Internet Of Things 'Pollutants' & The Case For A Cyber EPA
Commentary  |  11/16/2016  | 
Recent IoT-executed DDoS attacks have been annoying, not life threatening. Should device makers be held liable if something worse happens?
Dark Reading Radio: 'Bug Bounties & The Zero-Day Trade'
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
Join us, HackerOne's Alex Rice, and Veracode's Chris Wysopal for the next episode of Dark Reading Radio, today, Wednesday Nov. 16, at 1pmET.
Back To Basics: Maximizing Cybersecurity Capabilities
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
A number of prevention techniques that have existed for years remain fundamental components of any modern security program.
Dark Reading Virtual Event Seeks To Break Security Myths, Conventional Wisdom
Commentary  |  11/14/2016  | 
Three keynotes, two panel sessions offer new ways to think about enterprise information security.
Preparing For The Future Of Online Threats
Commentary  |  11/14/2016  | 
Gaze into the crystal balls of a panel of forward-thinking security experts during Dark Readings virtual event Nov. 15.
Learning To Trust Cloud Security
Commentary  |  11/14/2016  | 
Cloud-centric computing is inevitable, so you need to face your concerns and be realistic about risks.
Sharing Threat Intel: Easier Said Than Done
Commentary  |  11/11/2016  | 
For cyber intelligence-sharing to work, organizations need two things: to trust each other and better processes to collect, exchange, and act on information quickly.
How To Build A Comprehensive Security Architecture
Commentary  |  11/10/2016  | 
Dark Reading's virtual event features a panel discussion on what it takes to get away from the daily firefighting method of responding to threats and attacks.
The Drug Dealer In Your Web Browser
Commentary  |  11/10/2016  | 
Illicit dealings once isolated to the Dark Web are spilling out into the light.
How Security Scorecards Advance Security, Reduce Risk
Commentary  |  11/10/2016  | 
CISO Josh Koplik offers practical advice about bridging the gap between security and business goals in a consumer-facing media and Internet company.
The Big Lesson We Must Learn From The Dyn DDoS Attack
Commentary  |  11/9/2016  | 
The vulnerabilities that make IoT devices susceptible to being used in a botnet also make them the perfect avenue into our data centers and clouds.
Stay Vigilant To The Evolving Threat Of Social Engineering
Commentary  |  11/8/2016  | 
Even the most cyber-savvy individuals can easily get tripped up by a social engineering attack. But users can trip-up a threat simply by paying attention.
Is Fingerprint Authentication Making The Password Problem Worse?
Commentary  |  11/8/2016  | 
Problems emerge when users switch to a new phone.
Changing IoT Passwords Won't Stop Attacks. Here's What Will.
Commentary  |  11/7/2016  | 
The solution will take an industry-wide effort, it won't happen overnight, and the problem is not the users' fault!
Transitioning From The Server Room To The Boardroom
Commentary  |  11/5/2016  | 
How can IT professionals balance business goals and information security?
Election 2016 & WikiLeaks: Bad, But Not Your Worst Nightmare
Commentary  |  11/4/2016  | 
John Podesta may be the poster child for poor user security practices but the real problem is rigid regulatory compliance frameworks that perpetuate ineffective perimeter defenses.
Managing Multi-Cloud Security Whether You Want to or Not
Commentary  |  11/3/2016  | 
Yes, it is possible to orchestrate security across multiple clouds without creating performance hurdles. Heres how.
It's Time To Address The Cybersecurity Gender Gap Before It's Too Late
Commentary  |  11/2/2016  | 
It will take years to substantively raise the percentage of women in cybersecurity, so the tech industry better start working at it now.
Why Enterprise Security Teams Must Grow Their Mac Skills
Commentary  |  11/1/2016  | 
From coffee shops to corporate boardrooms, Apple devices are everywhere. So why are organizations so doggedly focused on Windows-only machines?
7 Security Lessons The Video Game Industry Can Teach IoT Manufacturers
Commentary  |  11/1/2016  | 
The Internet of Things has alarming holes in security. The industry should look to video games for some answers.


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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  6/20/2018
Inside a SamSam Ransomware Attack
Ajit Sancheti, CEO and Co-Founder, Preempt,  6/20/2018
Tesla Employee Steals, Sabotages Company Data
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer,  6/19/2018
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The API service on Google Home and Chromecast devices before mid-July 2018 does not prevent DNS rebinding attacks from reading the scan_results JSON data, which allows remote attackers to determine the physical location of most web browsers by leveraging the presence of one of these devices on its l...
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DIGISOL DG-BR4000NG devices have a Buffer Overflow via a long Authorization HTTP header.
CVE-2018-12714
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-24
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.2. The filter parsing in kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c could be called with no filter, which is an N=0 case when it expected at least one line to have been read, thus making the N-1 index invalid. This allows attackers to cause a denial o...
CVE-2018-12713
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-24
GIMP through 2.10.2 makes g_get_tmp_dir calls to establish temporary filenames, which may result in a filename that already exists, as demonstrated by the gimp_write_and_read_file function in app/tests/test-xcf.c. This might be leveraged by attackers to overwrite files or read file content that was ...