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posted in April 2018

Should CISOs Be Hackers?

4/19/2018
Justin Calmus, Chief Security Officer at OneLogin, believes that cybersecurity professionals including CISOs and other security team leaders can be much more effective at their jobs if they stay actively engaged with hacking communities that keep them on their toes and give them deep insight into attack trends.

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Protecting Data Anywhere and Everywhere

4/19/2018
SecurityFirst CEO Jim Varner explains how resellers and MSPs can work with their clients to ensure that all of their business-critical data everywhere can be kept safe from attackers and readily available for disaster recovery even as threats intensify and digital assets are dispersed across multiple clouds.

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Leveraging Threat Intelligence across Infosec Roles

4/18/2018
Allan Liska, Senior Security Architect at Recorded Future, believes everyone in the infosec team including vulnerability management and threat response staff can take greater advantage of available threat intelligence to more effectively and efficiently mitigate risk.

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Practically Applying Threat Intelligence to Your Business

4/18/2018
Travis Farral, Director of Security Strategy at Anomali, believes cybersecurity teams can operate much more efficiently by better identifying the specific threats that endanger their environment and by better understanding the potential impacts of those specific threats.

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Enabling Appropriate User Access in a Zero Trust World

4/18/2018
Bill Mann, Chief Product Officer at Centrify, suggests some strategies for securing todays perimeter-less enterprise environments including stronger enforcement of well-defined policies for user access, integration of security into DevOps processes, and smarter use of ML for anomaly detection.

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Keeping the Business Safe Across Hybrid Cloud Environments

4/18/2018
Aggressive cloud adoption increases threat surface and makes it more difficult for infosec teams to keep track of what the business is doing. Donald Meyer, Head of Data Center and Cloud at Check Point Software, explains how infosec teams can more effectively mitigate risk without hampering business agility.

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Beating Zero-Payload/Fileless Attacks with Unified EPP/EDR

4/18/2018
To cope with todays fileless endpoint attacks especially those that arent precisely similar to previously known exploits Tomer Weingarten and Nicholas Warner of SentinelOne suggest a unified EPP/EDR approach that includes visibility into the dangers lurking within encrypted network traffic.

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Optimizing the Security Awareness of Your End-Users

4/18/2018
End-users can be the weakest link in your infosec defense. But according to KnowBe4 founder and CEO Stu Sjouwerman, there is something you can do about that if you implement the right behavioral diagnostics and focus your training needs on individual users actual weaknesses.

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CVE-2018-20161
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-15
A design flaw in the BlinkForHome (aka Blink For Home) Sync Module 2.10.4 and earlier allows attackers to disable cameras via Wi-Fi, because incident clips (triggered by the motion sensor) are not saved if the attacker's traffic (such as Dot11Deauth) successfully disconnects the Sync Module from the...
CVE-2018-20159
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-15
i-doit open 1.11.2 allows Remote Code Execution because ZIP archives are mishandled. It has an upload feature that allows an authenticated user with the administrator role to upload arbitrary files to the main website directory. Exploitation involves uploading a ".php" file within a "...
CVE-2018-20157
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-15
The data import functionality in OpenRefine through 3.1 allows an XML External Entity (XXE) attack through a crafted (zip) file, allowing attackers to read arbitrary files.
CVE-2018-20154
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-14
The WP Maintenance Mode plugin before 2.0.7 for WordPress allows remote authenticated users to discover all subscriber e-mail addresses.
CVE-2018-20155
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-14
The WP Maintenance Mode plugin before 2.0.7 for WordPress allows remote authenticated subscriber users to bypass intended access restrictions on changes to plugin settings.