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Dark Reading Cyber Security Crash Courses
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Enterprise Defense Crash Course  

Thursday, September 22 - Thursday, October 27
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Chris Eng
Chris Eng

Chris Eng is Chief Research Officer at Veracode. Throughout his career, he has led projects breaking, building, and defending software for some of the world's largest companies. He is an unabashed supporter of the Oxford comma and hates it when you use the word "ask" as a noun.


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Presenter: Chief Research Officer, Veracode
Sponsor Speaker: Chris Eng
Sep 22 1PM
Customer databases, ERP, Big Data the keys to your enterprises kingdom lie in its applications. But application security is often overlooked, both by software makers and by internal development teams. What steps can your organization take to find and repair application vulnerabilities before your attackers discover them? A top app security expert discusses key practices for scanning and securing applications.

Presenter: Rich Mogull, Analyst & CEO, Securosis
Sep 29 1PM
Cloud computing services and technology offer a level of efficiency and cost savings that most enterprises simply cant pass up. But does the growing use of cloud technology create a growing threat to enterprise data? How can IT organizations track and secure data as it travels through the cloud? In this session, a cloud security expert will discuss the key danger points in cloud computing and the latest technologies and practices for cloud security.

Oct 6 1PM
Most major data breaches start with the compromise of a single endpoint a PC, a mobile device, a user who unwittingly gives up credentials. What can your organization to protect its endpoints? How can you create and enforce end user policies that protect your corporate data? In this session, a top expert discusses how endpoints and end users are most frequently compromised and how to keep your end users from falling victim.

Presenter: Andrew Blaich, Security Researcher, Lookout
Oct 13 1PM
Everyone is saying that the introduction of mobile devices and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies is a security risk to the enterprise. But exactly where do those risks come from? In this session, a top expert will debunk some of the myths about mobile security while raising up some threats and vulnerabilities you may not know about.

Presenter: Randy Trzeciak, Director, Insider Threat Center, CERT
Oct 20 1PM
Major data leaks such as Edward Snowdens release of NSA data are only the tip of the insider threat iceberg. Every day, enterprises face the threat of losing insider information not only through malicious leaks but through unintentional violations of security rules. How can organizations spot the signs of a data leak and stop it before it goes too far? How can IT help prevent accidental leaks of sensitive data? A top expert offers key advice on stopping data loss from within.

Presenter: Drew Vanover, Director of Technical Solutions, Blue Coat
Oct 27 1PM
As enterprises add new networking capabilities, SDN, and virtualized server environments, the risks they face are changing as well. In this informative session, a top expert on infrastructure security will discuss the latest threats to networks and servers and how your organization can mitigate them.

Enterprise Security Management Crash Course  

Thursday, January 12 - Thursday, February 2
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John Pironti, President, IP Architects
John Pironti, President, IP Architects

John P. Pironti is the President of IP Architects LLC. He has designed and implemented enterprise-wide electronic business solutions, information security and risk management strategies and programs, enterprise resilience capabilities, and threat and vulnerability management solutions for key customers in a range of industries, including financial services, insurance, energy, government, hospitality, aerospace, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, media and entertainment, and information technology on a global scale for over 20 years. Mr. Pironti has a number of industry certifications including Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), and Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP). He frequently provides briefings and acts as a trusted advisor to senior leaders of numerous organizations on information security and risk management and compliance topics and is also a member of a number of technical advisory boards for technology and services firms. He is also a published author and writer, highly quoted and often interviewed by global media, and an award-winning frequent speaker on electronic business and information security and risk management topics at domestic and international industry conferences.


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Presenter: John Pironti, President, IP Architects
Jan 12 1PM
For many organizations, making the right business decisions means making the right decisions about risk. But the risk of a cyber breach is one of the hardest variables to measure. In this session, you'll get insight on how to evaluate cyber risk, and how to perform "what if" scenarios to help your business decision makers arrive at the right choices.

Presenter: Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading
Jan 19 1PM
Thanks to a plethora of major and very public data breaches, security has become one of the most critical issues in IT. What are the chief threats that security departments face, and what are they doing about them? What are today's top priorities for security professionals? This session will include data from two recent surveys of IT and security executives.

Presenter: Rafal Los, Managing Director, Solutions Research and Development, Optiv
Jan 26 1PM
Over the years, most enterprises have acquired a plethora of tools to detect and/or block security threats. But how can organizations monitor these tools to detect potential threats and measure the security posture of the enterprise? In this session, a top expert on security monitoring will offer some advice on how to monitor and report on an enterprise's security posture, and how to use the data from multiple security systems to track down sophisticated threats.

Presenter: David Bradford, Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Strategic Partnership Development, Advisen
Feb 2 1PM
One of the ways that today's enterprises are minimizing cyber security risk is by buying cyber insurance, which promises to pay them back for the costs of a major data security breach. But how much does cyber insurance cost? And what does it pay in the event of a major compromise? In this session, an expert on cyber insurance will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of cyber insurance policies and the hidden costs that it may not cover.

You've Been Breached! Crash Course  

Thursday, November 10 - Thursday, December 22
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Zach Wikholm, Research Developer, Flashpoint
Zach Wikholm, Research Developer, Flashpoint

Zach Wikholm is a Research Developer at Flashpoint where he specializes in information security and Internet of Things (IoT) risk analysis. Driven by lifelong interests in cyber threat research, emergent malware, and all things open-source (especially Linux), Zach has built a career around designing custom systems to help organizations achieve the optimal balance between security and usability. Prior to Flashpoint, Zach's extensive experience in security engineering and IT consulting led to his role managing all internal security and network infrastructure operations as the Director of Security at CARI.net. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two dogs.


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Presenter: Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Executive Advisory, Office of the CISO, Optiv
Sponsor Speaker: Zach Wikholm, Research Developer, Flashpoint
Nov 10 1PM
As organizations such as Target have discovered, cyber attackers sometimes attack indirectly, through suppliers, contractors, and customers. But how can you ensure that third parties are keeping their own systems secure and are not providing an avenue to compromise your data? How should you work with your partners in the event of a security incident? In this session, we discuss methods you can use to vet your suppliers security -- and how to work with your partners if a compromise is found.

Presenter: Adam Kujawa, Head of Malware Intelligence, Malwarebytes
Nov 17 1PM
Another key element in assessing risk is assessing your attractiveness as a target. Today's cyber attackers range from financially-motivated criminals to politically-motivated hacktivists to state-sponsored information-gathering hacker units. This session offers a look at the different types of cyber attackers, their methods, and their motivations.

Presenter: Chris Novak, Director, Global Investigative Response, Verizon
Dec 1 1PM
To understand the cyber risk your organization faces, you need to understand the likelihood of a breach and its potential cost. In this session, a top expert discusses the many and sometimes hidden costs of a data breach, including its impact on customers and end users. You'll also get insight on the frequency of data breaches, and a better understanding of how likely it is to happen to you.

Presenter: Jerome Segura, Lead Malware Intelligence Analyst, Malwarebytes
Dec 8 1PM
In the past, most cyber attacks simply exploited the most vulnerable systems. Today, however, there is an increasing number of sophisticated attacks that target specific companies, data, or even employees. These attacks are well-disguised and may escape conventional security defenses. What tools and strategies are there to prevent these exploits? In this session, you will hear about the latest types of targeted attacks and what your enterprise can do to stop them.

Presenter: Bhaskar Karambelkar, Data Science Lead, ThreatConnect
Dec 15 1PM
The good news in IT security is that there is a growing list of resources and services that can inform you about the latest threats in cyber space. The bad news is that with so many sources and data, using threat intelligence to improve your cyber defenses can be a bewildering process. In this session, you'll get a look at some of the different types of threat intelligence data, and you'll get advice on how to choose the right ones and integrate the information to improve your defenses.

Presenter: Andy Jordan, Security Associate, Bishop Fox
Dec 22 1PM
If your organization doesn't have a plan for handling a major data breach, you're already in trouble. In order to swiftly and effectively respond to a cyber compromise, you must develop a program for first response in the data center, and downstream response in the business units and in the public eye. This session offers some guidance on how to build an incident response plan, and how to test and practice that plan so that you're ready for the real thing.

Upcoming Webinars
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End to End Automation: A Game Changer for Improving Workforce Efficiency
Date: Oct 28, 2021
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Through hyper automation, RPA is swiftly becoming a valuable platform for advancing business process like inventory management, financial reporting, service desk management, and more. It is transforming previously manual tasks by allowing such offerings as self-service catalog ordering, accelerated software development, and automated HR and back-office operations. Join us as our experts discuss how automation is changing the workforce and improving efficiency.

Zero-Trust in Real Life
Date: Nov 02, 2021
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Credential theft, lateral movement and other cyber attack tricks have foiled perimeter security again and again. We know that the old philosophy of trusting everything and everyone inside a network is no longer sound. The zero-trust model - trust nothing, verify everything - is the proposed answer to this problem. But it's easier said than done in real enterprise. At this webinar, learn what zero-trust really looks like in practice, how to overcome challenges along the way, what security benefits you'll realize right away, and how your organization can take the first steps toward implementing a zero-trust model.

Building Automation Into Secure Application Development
Date: Nov 03, 2021
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Creating secure code is crucial to enterprise application development. But many application developers resist taking extra security steps because they add extra work and time to the development process. In this Dark Reading webinar, application security experts discuss ways to speed and automate the process of developing secure code by using next-generation tools and processes. For cybersecurity practitioners, this webinar offers insight on attractive, practical ways to add security to the development process. For application developers, this webinar offers recommendations on ways to integrate security into the development process while improving both security and efficiency.

Hacking Multifactor Authentication: An IT Pro's Lessons Learned After Testing 150 MFA Products
Date: Nov 09, 2021
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Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) can be a highly effective way to safeguard your organization's data, but that doesn't mean it's unhackable. And nobody knows that better than award-winning author and Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4, Roger Grimes. While researching his most recent book Hacking Multifactor Authentication, Roger tested over 150 MFA solutions. And he wants to share what he learned with you! Join Roger as he discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly lessons he learned from his research. He'll share with you what works, what doesn't, and what you should absolutely avoid.

Optimizing Your Cloud Backups Virtual Event 11/11
Date: Nov 11, 2021
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The rise of ransomware attacks makes cloud backups a more attractive option by the day. When done properly, cloud backups create a safer environment that is less prone to security breaches and data loss. This virtual event will share cloud backup best practices from some of the industrys most knowledgeable.

Creating an Encryption Strategy for Your Enterprise
Date: Nov 11, 2021
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Maybe it's not time yet to start "quantum-proofing" (and maybe it is), but that doesn't mean your encryption strategy doesn't need a refresh. If your organization is like most enterprises, you've likely purchased or adopted a wide variety of encryption tools and capabilities over the years. But does this mixture of technologies and strategies really ensure that your most sensitive data is protected? How are you managing encryption keys across all of your systems? How do you make encryption work across your own infrastructure, as well as the infrastructures of your service providers? In this webinar, experts discuss a variety of tools and strategies for implementing and managing enterprise encryption, and how you can not only implement next-generation encryption technology, but make better use of what you already have.

Using Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity
Date: Nov 16, 2021
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A new wave of machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence technology promises to help IT security operations teams detect cyber threats sooner and respond to them more quickly. But machine learning/Deep Learning/AI are used in a wide variety of ways, and not all machine learning-based products work in the same fashion. They all solve the problem in an extremely unique and varied way. In this webinar, experts will discuss the ways that machine learning can help in security operations, how it can speed threat analysis, and how to evaluate and choose technologies that will work in your organization.

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CVE-2020-22312
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-28
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered in the OJ/admin-tool /cal_scores.php function of HZNUOJ v1.0.
CVE-2021-41728
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-28
Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in Sourcecodester News247 CMS 1.0 via the search function in articles.
CVE-2018-1105
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-28
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was withdrawn by its CNA. Further investigation showed that it was not a security issue. Notes: none.
CVE-2021-3576
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-28
Execution with Unnecessary Privileges vulnerability in Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools, Total Security allows a local attacker to elevate to 'NT AUTHORITY\System. Impersonation enables the server thread to perform actions on behalf of the client but within the limits of the client's security con...
CVE-2021-3579
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-28
Incorrect Default Permissions vulnerability in the bdservicehost.exe and Vulnerability.Scan.exe components as used in Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools for Windows, Total Security allows a local attacker to elevate privileges to NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM This issue affects: Bitdefender Endpoint Security...