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6 Security Training Hacks to Increase Cyber IQ Org-Wide
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Move beyond generic, annual security awareness training with these important tips.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/21/2018
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Think Like An Attacker: How a Red Team Operates
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Seasoned red teamers explain the value-add of a red team, how it operates, and how to maximize its effectiveness.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/20/2018
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Turn the NIST Cybersecurity Framework into Reality: 5 Steps
Mukul Kumar & Anupam Sahai, CISO & VP of Cyber Practice and VP Product Management, Cavirin SystemsCommentary
Actionable advice for tailoring the National Institute of Standards and Technology's security road map to your company's business needs.
By Mukul Kumar & Anupam Sahai CISO & VP of Cyber Practice and VP Product Management, Cavirin Systems, 9/20/2018
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As Tech Drives the Business, So Do CISOs
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security leaders are evolving from technicians to business executives as tech drives enterprise projects, applications, and goals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/19/2018
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WebAuthn, FIDO2 Infuse Browsers, Platforms with Strong Authentication
John Fontana, Standards & Identity Analyst, YubicoCommentary
New standards offer protection against hacking, credential theft, phishing attacks, and hope for the end of an era of passwords as a security construct.
By John Fontana Standards & Identity Analyst, Yubico, 9/19/2018
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FBI: Phishing Attacks Aim to Swap Payroll Information
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Social engineering scams target employees' payroll credentials so attackers can access and change their bank account data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/19/2018
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5 Steps to Success for New CISOs
Nik Whitfield, Computer Scientist & Security Technology EntrepreneurCommentary
You've been hired to make an impact. These tips can help set you up for continued success.
By Nik Whitfield Computer Scientist & Security Technology Entrepreneur, 9/19/2018
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8 Keys to a Successful Penetration Test
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Pen tests are expensive, but there are key factors that can make them worth the investment.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/19/2018
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The Security Costs of Cloud-Native Applications
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than 60% of organizations report the bulk of new applications are built in the cloud. What does this mean for security?
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/18/2018
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The Top 5 Security Threats & Mitigations for Industrial Networks
Barak Perelman, CEO, IndegyCommentary
While vastly different than their IT counterparts, operational technology environments share common risks and best practices.
By Barak Perelman CEO, Indegy, 9/18/2018
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GovPayNow Leak of 14M+ Records Dates Back to 2012
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Thousands of US state and local governments use the service to process online payments for everything from traffic tickets to court fines.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/18/2018
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RDP Ports Prove Hot Commodities on the Dark Web
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Remote desktop protocol access continues to thrive in underground markets, primarily to hackers who lack expertise to find exposed ports themselves.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/17/2018
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Security Teams
Gary Golomb, Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake SecurityCommentary
Security requires smart people, processes, and technology. Too often, the "people" portion of the PPT equation is neglected.
By Gary Golomb Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake Security, 9/17/2018
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How Secure are our Voting Systems for November 2018?
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Anomali CEO Hugh Njemanze discusses the importance of sharing threat intelligence across the countrys highly decentralized voting systems to safeguard the integrity of upcoming elections.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/14/2018
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Military, Government Users Just as Bad About Password Hygiene as Civilians
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report comes out just as group of US senators chastise Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for not using multifactor authentication.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/14/2018
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New Cold Boot Attack Gives Hackers the Keys to PCs, Macs
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers bypass a Trusted Computing Group security measure to manipulate the firmware and steal data in memory.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/13/2018
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Enterprise Security Needs an Open Data Solution
Carey Nachenberg, Chief Scientist at ChronicleCommentary
What would it look like if more than a tiny fraction of enterprises had access to all the signals hidden in their big data today?
By Carey Nachenberg Chief Scientist at Chronicle, 9/13/2018
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The Increasingly Vulnerable Software Supply Chain
Thomas Etheridge, Vice President of Services, CrowdStrikeCommentary
Nation-state adversaries from Iran to Russia have leveraged the supply chain as a vehicle to compromise infrastructure and disrupt businesses.
By Thomas Etheridge Vice President of Services, CrowdStrike, 9/13/2018
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Modular Malware Brings Stealthy Attacks to Former Soviet States
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new malware technique is making phishing attacks harder to spot when they succeed.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/12/2018
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Malware Campaign Targeting Jaxx Wallet Holders Shut Down
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A site spoofing the official Jaxx website was discovered packing several infections for Windows and Mac machines, and has been shut down.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/12/2018
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CVE-2018-17338
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-23
An issue has been found in pdfalto through 0.2. It is a heap-based buffer overflow in the function TextPage::dump in XmlAltoOutputDev.cc.
CVE-2018-17341
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-23
BigTree 4.2.23 on Windows, when Advanced or Simple Rewrite routing is enabled, allows remote attackers to bypass authentication via a ..\ substring, as demonstrated by a launch.php?bigtree_htaccess_url=admin/images/..\ URI.
CVE-2018-17332
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-22
An issue was discovered in libsvg2 through 2012-10-19. The svgGetNextPathField function in svg_string.c returns its input pointer in certain circumstances, which might result in a memory leak caused by wasteful malloc calls.
CVE-2018-17333
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-22
An issue was discovered in libsvg2 through 2012-10-19. A stack-based buffer overflow in svgStringToLength in svg_types.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact because sscanf is misused.
CVE-2018-17334
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-22
An issue was discovered in libsvg2 through 2012-10-19. A stack-based buffer overflow in the svgGetNextPathField function in svg_string.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact because a strncpy copy limit is miscalculated.