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Look Beyond the 'Big 5' in Cyberattacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Don't ignore cyber operations outside US and European interests, researcher says. We can learn a lot from methods used by attackers that aren't among the usual suspects.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/25/2020
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US Treasury's OFAC Ransomware Advisory: Navigating the Gray Areas
Jason Bevis & Kevin Adams-Romano, VP of Awake Labs / Incident Response Specialist at Awake SecurityCommentary
Leveraging the right response strategy, following the regulations, and understanding the ransom entity are the fundamentals in any ransomware outbreak.
By Jason Bevis & Kevin Adams-Romano VP of Awake Labs / Incident Response Specialist at Awake Security, 11/24/2020
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How Retailers Can Fight Fraud and Abuse This Holiday Season
Sunil Potti, General Manager and Vice President, Google Cloud SecurityCommentary
Online shopping will be more popular than ever with consumers... and with malicious actors too.
By Sunil Potti General Manager and Vice President, Google Cloud Security, 11/23/2020
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Out With the Old Perimeter, in With the New Perimeters
Charlie Winckless, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, at PresidioCommentary
A confluence of trends and events has exploded the whole idea of "the perimeter." Now there are many perimeters, and businesses must adjust accordingly.
By Charlie Winckless Senior Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, at Presidio, 11/18/2020
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How to Identify Cobalt Strike on Your Network
Zohar Buber, Security AnalystCommentary
Common antivirus systems frequently miss Cobalt Strike, a stealthy threat emulation toolkit admired by red teams and attackers alike.
By Zohar Buber Security Analyst, 11/18/2020
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Vulnerability Prioritization Tops Security Pros' Challenges
David Habusha, VP of Product, WhiteSourceCommentary
Why vulnerability prioritization has become a top challenge for security professionals and how security and development teams can get it right.
By David Habusha VP of Product, WhiteSource, 11/17/2020
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To Pay or Not to Pay: Responding to Ransomware From a Lawyer's Perspective
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
The threat of data extortion adds new layers of risk when determining how to respond to a ransomware attack.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 11/17/2020
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A Hacker's Holiday: How Retailers Can Avoid Black Friday Cyber Threats
Matthew McGuirk, Senior Solutions Engineer at Source DefenseCommentary
Starting on Nov. 27, online retailers of all sizes will find out if their e-commerce capabilities are ready for prime time or not.
By Matthew McGuirk Senior Solutions Engineer at Source Defense, 11/13/2020
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7 Cool Cyberattack and Audit Tools to be Highlighted at Black Hat Europe
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
Platforms, open source tools, and other toolkits for penetration testers and other security practitioners will be showcased at the early December virtual event.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 11/12/2020
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How to Avoid Getting Killed by Ransomware
Karthik Krishnan, Founder & CEO, ConcentricCommentary
Using a series of processes, infosec pros can then tap automated data hygiene to find and fix files that attackers key in on.
By Karthik Krishnan Founder & CEO, Concentric, 11/11/2020
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Preventing and Mitigating DDoS Attacks: It's Elementary
Barrett Lyon, Co-Founder & CEO, NetographyCommentary
Following a spate of cyberattacks nationwide, school IT teams need to act now to ensure their security solution makes the grade.
By Barrett Lyon Co-Founder & CEO, Netography, 11/9/2020
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7 Online Shopping Tips for the Holidays
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
The holidays are right around the corner, and that means plenty of online shopping. These tips will help keep you safe.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 11/9/2020
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Reworking the Taxonomy for Richer Risk Assessments
Ernie Hayden, founder and principal, 443 Consulting LLCCommentary
By accommodating unique requirements and conditions at different sites, security pros can dig deeper get a clearer sense of organizational risk.
By Ernie Hayden founder and principal, 443 Consulting LLC, 11/3/2020
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6 Cybersecurity Lessons From 2020
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed new weaknesses in enterprise cybersecurity preparedness.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/3/2020
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Microsoft & Others Catalog Threats to Machine Learning Systems
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Thirteen organizations worked together to create a dictionary of techniques used to attack ML models and warn that such malicious efforts will become more common.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/2/2020
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Public Safety & Cybersecurity Concerns Elevate Need for a Converged Approach
Will Wise, Group Vice President, Security Events, Reed ExhibitionsCommentary
As public and private spaces are opening up, the need for a converged approach to cybersecurity and physical security is essential, as is integration with health measures and tech.
By Will Wise Group Vice President, Security Events, Reed Exhibitions, 10/30/2020
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How Healthcare Organizations Can Combat Ransomware
Mike Wilson, Founder & CTO, EnzoicCommentary
The days of healthcare organizations relying solely on endpoint security software to stop attacks are over. Here are six ways that healthcare providers can fight the ever-present threat.
By Mike Wilson Founder & CTO, Enzoic, 10/29/2020
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Cybercriminals Aim BEC Attacks at Education Industry
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Heightened vulnerability comes at a time when the sector has been focusing on setting up a remote workforce and online learning amid the pandemic.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 10/29/2020
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How to Increase Voter Turnout & Reduce Fraud
Husayn Kassai, Co-Founder and CEO, OnfidoCommentary
Digital identity verification has advanced, both technologically and legislatively. Is it the answer to simpler, safer voting?
By Husayn Kassai Co-Founder and CEO, Onfido, 10/29/2020
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Rethinking Security for the Next Normal -- Under Pressure
Justin Tibbs & Zane Lackey, CSO, National Security Practice, Presidio, and Zane Lackey, CSO & Co-Founder of Signal SciencesCommentary
By making a commitment to a unified approach to security, then doing what's necessary to operationalize it, organizations can establish a better security model for the next normal.
By Justin Tibbs & Zane Lackey CSO, National Security Practice, Presidio, and Zane Lackey, CSO & Co-Founder of Signal Sciences, 10/28/2020
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CVE-2019-20934
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.2.6. On NUMA systems, the Linux fair scheduler has a use-after-free in show_numa_stats() because NUMA fault statistics are inappropriately freed, aka CID-16d51a590a8c.
CVE-2020-29368
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in __split_huge_pmd in mm/huge_memory.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.5. The copy-on-write implementation can grant unintended write access because of a race condition in a THP mapcount check, aka CID-c444eb564fb1.
CVE-2020-29369
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in mm/mmap.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.11. There is a race condition between certain expand functions (expand_downwards and expand_upwards) and page-table free operations from an munmap call, aka CID-246c320a8cfe.
CVE-2020-29370
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in kmem_cache_alloc_bulk in mm/slub.c in the Linux kernel before 5.5.11. The slowpath lacks the required TID increment, aka CID-fd4d9c7d0c71.
CVE-2020-29371
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in romfs_dev_read in fs/romfs/storage.c in the Linux kernel before 5.8.4. Uninitialized memory leaks to userspace, aka CID-bcf85fcedfdd.