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Shadow IT: Every Company's 3 Hidden Security Risks
Adam Marre,  Information Security Operations Leader, QualtricsCommentary
Companies can squash the proliferation of shadow IT if they listen to employees, create transparent guidelines, and encourage an open discussion about the balance between security and productivity.
By Adam Marre Information Security Operations Leader, Qualtrics, 8/7/2018
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How GDPR Could Turn Privileged Insiders into Bribery Targets
Mark Coates, VP, EMEA, Dtex SystemsCommentary
Regulatory penalties that exceed the cost of an extortion payout may lead to a new form of ransomware. These four steps can keep you from falling into that trap.
By Mark Coates VP, EMEA, Dtex Systems, 8/2/2018
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Every Week Is Shark Week in Cyberspace
Robert Block, SVP, Product Strategy, SecureAuth + Core SecurityCommentary
Your data, identities, and credentials are cyber chum. Here's how to protect yourself from the feeding frenzy.
By Robert Block SVP, Product Strategy, SecureAuth + Core Security, 7/27/2018
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London Calling with New Strategies to Stop Ransomware
Chris Bailey, Vice President of Strategy, Entrust DatacardCommentary
The new London Protocol from the Certificate Authority Security Council/Browser Forum aims to minimize the possibility of phishing activity on high-value identity websites.
By Chris Bailey Vice President of Strategy, Entrust Datacard, 7/23/2018
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The Fundamental Flaw in Security Awareness Programs
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure MentemCommentary
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.
By Ira Winkler CISSP, President, Secure Mentem, 7/19/2018
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Beyond Passwords: Why Your Company Should Rethink Authentication
Rajiv Dholakia, VP Products, Nok Nok LabsCommentary
Scaling security infrastructure requires scaling trust of users, devices, and methods of authentication. Here's how to get started.
By Rajiv Dholakia VP Products, Nok Nok Labs, 7/19/2018
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India Telecom Regulator: Users Have Primary Data Rights
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Organizations 'should be restrained from using metadata to identify individual users,' says the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/16/2018
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Reactive or Proactive? Making the Case for New Kill Chains
Ryan Stolte, co-founder and CTO at Bay DynamicsCommentary
Classic kill chain models that aim to find and stop external attacks don't account for threats from insiders. Here what a modern kill chain should include.
By Ryan Stolte co-founder and CTO at Bay Dynamics, 7/6/2018
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White House Email Security Faux Pas?
E.J. Whaley, Solutions Engineer at GreatHornCommentary
The Executive Office of the President isn't complying with the DMARC protocol, but that has fewer implications than some headlines would suggest.
By E.J. Whaley Solutions Engineer at GreatHorn, 6/22/2018
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Inside a SamSam Ransomware Attack
Ajit Sancheti, CEO and Co-Founder, PreemptCommentary
Here's how hackers use network tools and stolen identities to turn a device-level compromise into an enterprise-level takedown.
By Ajit Sancheti CEO and Co-Founder, Preempt, 6/20/2018
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3 Tips for Driving User Buy-in to Security Policies
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Teaching users why it's important to commit to security controls is a far more effective strategy than simply demanding that they follow them. Here's how.
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 6/18/2018
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Dark Reading Launches Second INsecurity Conference
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, News
To be held in Chicago Oct. 23-25, defense-focused conference will feature closed-door discussions, co-resident Black Hat Training sessions
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 6/5/2018
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Fortinet Completes Bradford Networks Purchase
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
5 Tips for Protecting SOHO Routers Against the VPNFilter Malware
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Most home office users need to simply power cycle their routers and disable remote access; enterprises with work-at-home employees should move NAS behind the firewall.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 6/2/2018
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The Good News about Cross-Domain Identity Management
Rich Chetwynd, Head of Developer Experience, OneLoginCommentary
Adoption of the SCIM open source, standards-based approach for syncing user information between applications is ratcheting up among SaaS vendors as well as enterprises.
By Rich Chetwynd Head of Developer Experience, OneLogin, 5/31/2018
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Facebook Must Patch 2 Billion Human Vulnerabilities; How You Can Patch Yours
Christy Wyatt, CEO, Dtex SystemsCommentary
The situation Facebook is in should be prompting all security teams to evaluate just how defenseless or protected the people in their organizations are.
By Christy Wyatt CEO, Dtex Systems, 5/31/2018
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6 Security Investments You May Be Wasting
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Not all tools and services provide the same value. Some relatively low-cost practices have a major payoff while some of the most expensive tools make little difference.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/31/2018
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6 Ways Third Parties Can Trip Up Your Security
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Poor access control, inadequate patch management, and non-existent DR practices are just some of the ways a third party can cause problems
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/29/2018
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GDPR Oddsmakers: Who, Where, When Will Enforcement Hit First?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
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.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/25/2018
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GDPR 101: Keeping Data Safe Throughout the 'Supply Chain'
Marc French, Senior VP, Chief Trust Officer & Data Protection Officer, MimecastCommentary
There are a lot of moving pieces involved with data collection, retention, and processing in the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation. Here's how to break down responsibilities between your security team and service providers.
By Marc French Senior VP, Chief Trust Officer & Data Protection Officer, Mimecast, 5/22/2018
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PUBLISHED: 2018-08-14
Possible CRLF injection allowing HTTP response splitting attacks for sites which use mod_userdir. This issue was mitigated by changes made in 2.4.25 and 2.2.32 which prohibit CR or LF injection into the "Location" or other outbound header key or value. Fixed in Apache HTTP Server 2.4.25 (A...
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-13
VMware Horizon 6 (6.x.x before 6.2.7), Horizon 7 (7.x.x before 7.5.1), and Horizon Client (4.x.x and prior before 4.8.1) contain an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in the Message Framework library. Successfully exploiting this issue may allow a less-privileged user to leak information from a privil...
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-13
Medtronic MMT 508 MiniMed insulin pump, 522 / MMT - 722 Paradigm REAL-TIME, 523 / MMT - 723 Paradigm Revel, 523K / MMT - 723K Paradigm Revel, and 551 / MMT - 751 MiniMed 530G The models identified above, when paired with a remote controller and having the "easy bolus" and "remote bolu...
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-13
Insecure configuration storage in Zipato Zipabox Smart Home Controller BOARD REV - 1 with System Version -118 allows remote attacker perform new attack vectors and take under control device and smart home.
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-13
Weak hashing algorithm in Zipato Zipabox Smart Home Controller BOARD REV - 1 with System Version -118 allows unauthenticated attacker extract clear text passwords and get root access on the device.