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GoT Guide to Cybersecurity: Preparing for Battle During a Staffing Shortage
Orion Cassetto, Senior Product Maester, ExabeamCommentary
Faced with an overwhelming adversary, Game of Thrones heroes Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow have a lot in common with today's beleaguered CISOs.
By Orion Cassetto Senior Product Maester, Exabeam, 4/18/2019
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VPN Vulnerabilities Point Out Need for Comprehensive Remote Security
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
VPNs are the primary tool for securing remote access, but recently disclosed vulnerabilities point out the weakness of relying on them as the only tool.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/17/2019
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New Malware Campaign Targets Financials, Retailers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack uses a legitimate remote access system as well as several families of malware.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/17/2019
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Legacy Apps: The Security Risk Lurking in Dusty Corners
Tim Buntel, VP, Application Security Products, Threat StackCommentary
Four best practices to keep old code from compromising your enterprise environment.
By Tim Buntel VP, Application Security Products, Threat Stack, 4/17/2019
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Ever-Sophisticated Bad Bots Target Healthcare, Ticketing
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
From criminals to competitors, online bots continue to scrape information from sites and pose as legitimate users.
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 4/17/2019
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Inside the Dark Web's How-To Guides for Teaching Fraud
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new study investigates nearly 30,000 guides to explore what fraudsters sell and teach aspiring cybercriminals.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/17/2019
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Selecting the Right Strategy to Reduce Vulnerability Risk
Tim Erlin, VP of Product Management & Strategy at TripwireCommentary
There's no one-size-fits-all strategy for eliminating vulnerability risk. Knowing how your organization operates is what makes the difference.
By Tim Erlin VP of Product Management & Strategy at Tripwire, 4/17/2019
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7 Tips for an Effective Employee Security Awareness Program
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Breaches and compliance requirements have heightened the need for continuous and effective employee training, security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/17/2019
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Security Audit Shows Gains, Though Privacy Lags
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The 2018 Online Trust Audit shows that "encryption everywhere" is improving security, while fuzzy language is slowing privacy gains.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/16/2019
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Meet Scranos: New Rootkit-Based Malware Gains Confidence
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The cross-platform operation, first tested on victims in China, has begun to spread around the world.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/16/2019
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Benefiting from Data Privacy Investments
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
GDPR-ready companies experience lower overall costs associated with data breaches, research finds.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 4/16/2019
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IT Outsourcing Firm Wipro Investigates Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Employee accounts may have been compromised in a sophisticated phishing campaign.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/16/2019
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New Attacks (and Old Attacks Made New)
Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, FortinetCommentary
Although new attacks might get the most attention, don't assume old ones have gone away.
By Derek Manky Global Security Strategist, Fortinet, 4/16/2019
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Data on Thousands of Law Enforcement Personnel Exposed in Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Unknown hackers broke into databases of nonprofit and have posted online personal info on FBI, Secret Service, Capitol Police, US Park Police, others.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/15/2019
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New Details Emerge on Windows Zero Day
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The CVE-2019-0859 vulnerability, patched last week, is the latest in a string of Windows local privilege escalation bugs discovered at Kaspersky Lab.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/15/2019
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TRITON Attacks Underscore Need for Better Defenses
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
As attackers focus on cyber-physical systems, companies must improve their visibility into IT system compromises as well as limit actions on operational-technology networks, experts say.
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 4/15/2019
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CERT, CISA Warn of Vuln in at Least 4 Major VPNs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
VPN products by Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, F5 Networks, Pulse Secure, insecurely store session cookies.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2019
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Romanians Convicted in Cybertheft Scheme
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Working out of Bucharest since 2007, a pair of criminals infected and controlled more than 400,000 individual computers, mostly in the US.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2019
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Home Office Apologizes for EU Citizen Data Exposure
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Home Office has admitted to compromising private email addresses belonging to EU citizens hoping to settle in the UK.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2019
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Cloudy with a Chance of Security Breach
Ronan David, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Business Development for EfficientIPCommentary
Businesses must be aware of the security weaknesses of the public cloud and not assume that every angle is covered.
By Ronan David Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Business Development for EfficientIP, 4/12/2019
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CVE-2019-1840
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
A vulnerability in the DHCPv6 input packet processor of Cisco Prime Network Registrar could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to restart the server and cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on the affected system. The vulnerability is due to incomplete user-supplied input validation when...
CVE-2019-1841
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
A vulnerability in the Software Image Management feature of Cisco DNA Center could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to access to internal services without additional authentication. The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. An attacker could exploit this vuln...
CVE-2019-1826
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
A vulnerability in the quality of service (QoS) feature of Cisco Aironet Series Access Points (APs) could allow an authenticated, adjacent attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device. The vulnerability is due to improper input validation on QoS fields within Wi-Fi fra...
CVE-2019-1829
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
A vulnerability in the CLI of Cisco Aironet Series Access Points (APs) could allow an authenticated, local attacker to gain access to the underlying Linux operating system (OS) without the proper authentication. The attacker would need valid administrator device credentials. The vulnerability is due...
CVE-2019-1830
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
A vulnerability in Locally Significant Certificate (LSC) management for the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to cause the device to unexpectedly restart, which causes a denial of service (DoS) condition. The attacker would need to have valid administr...