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Most Commented Content posted in January 2019
How Cybercriminals Clean Their Dirty Money
Commentary  |  1/22/2019  | 
By using a combination of new cryptocurrencies and peer-to-peer marketplaces, cybercriminals are laundering up to an estimated $200 billion in ill-gotten gains a year. And that's just the beginning.
Why Cybersecurity Must Be a Top Priority for Small & Midsize Businesses
Commentary  |  1/24/2019  | 
The big corporations may grab the headlines, but America's SMBs have the most to lose in the aftermath of a data breach.
The Security Perimeter Is Dead; Long Live the New Endpoint Perimeter
Commentary  |  1/17/2019  | 
The network no longer provides an air gap against external threats, but access devices can take up the slack.
Yes, You Can Patch Stupid
Commentary  |  1/30/2019  | 
Before you start calling users stupid, remember that behind every stupid user is a stupider security professional.
8 Cybersecurity Myths Debunked
Commentary  |  1/31/2019  | 
The last thing any business needs is a swarm of myths and misunderstandings seeding common and frequent errors organizations of all sizes make in safeguarding data and infrastructure.
Creating a Security Culture & Solving the Human Problem
Commentary  |  1/29/2019  | 
People are the biggest weakness to security breaches; people can also be your organization's biggest defense.
How the US Chooses Which Zero-Day Vulnerabilities to Stockpile
Commentary  |  1/16/2019  | 
When it comes to acceptable circumstances for government disclosure of zero-days, the new Vulnerabilities Equity Process might be the accountability practice security advocates have been waiting for.
6 Best Practices for Managing an Online Educational Infrastructure
Commentary  |  1/10/2019  | 
Universities must keep pace with rapidly changing technology to help thwart malicious hacking attempts and protect student information.
Kudos to the Unsung Rock Stars of Security
Commentary  |  1/11/2019  | 
It is great to have heroes, but the real security heroes are the men and women who keep the bad guys out while fighting their own organizations at the same time.
Why Cyberattacks Are the No. 1 Risk
Commentary  |  1/15/2019  | 
The paradigm shift toward always-on IT requires business leaders to rethink their defense strategy.
Are You Listening to Your Kill Chain?
Commentary  |  1/16/2019  | 
With the right tools and trained staff, any organization should be able to deal with threats before information is compromised.
Election Security Isn't as Bad as People Think
Commentary  |  1/10/2019  | 
Make no mistake, however: We'll always have to be on guard. And we can take some lessons from the world of industrial cybersecurity.
Collateral Damage: When Cyberwarfare Targets Civilian Data
Commentary  |  1/24/2019  | 
You can call it collateral damage. You can call it trickledown cyberwarfare. Either way, foreign hacker armies are targeting civilian enterprises as a means of attacking rival government targets.
The 5 Stages of CISO Success, Past & Future
Commentary  |  1/25/2019  | 
In cybersecurity, as in history, security leaders who forget the lessons of the past will be doomed to repeat them.
Remote Access & the Diminishing Security Perimeter
Commentary  |  1/29/2019  | 
Where security really matters, the enterprise is only as secure as the endpoints it allows to access its sensitive core systems.
Threat of a Remote Cyberattack on Today's Aircraft Is Real
Commentary  |  1/7/2019  | 
We need more stringent controls and government action to prevent a catastrophic disaster.
Think Twice Before Paying a Ransom
Commentary  |  1/23/2019  | 
Why stockpiling cryptocurrency or paying cybercriminals is not the best response.
For a Super Security Playbook, Take a Page from Football
Commentary  |  1/31/2019  | 
Four key questions to consider as you plan out your next winning security strategy.
Open Source & Machine Learning: A Dynamic Duo
Commentary  |  1/30/2019  | 
In recent months, machine-learning code has become readily available in the open source community, putting security analysts on a path toward easier data pattern recognition.
The Rx for HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud
Commentary  |  1/18/2019  | 
For medical entities, simply following HIPAA cloud service provider guidelines is no longer enough to ensure that your practice is protected from cyber threats, government investigations, and fines.
Shadow IT, IaaS & the Security Imperative
Commentary  |  1/21/2019  | 
Organizations must strengthen their security posture in cloud environments. That means considering five critical elements about their infrastructure, especially when it operates as an IaaS.
Your Life Is the Attack Surface: The Risks of IoT
Commentary  |  1/8/2019  | 
To protect yourself, you must know where you're vulnerable and these tips can help.
25 Years Later: Looking Back at the First Great (Cyber) Bank Heist
Commentary  |  1/2/2019  | 
The Citibank hack in 1994 marked a turning point for banking -- and cybercrime -- as we know it. What can we learn from looking back at the past 25 years?
Security Matters When It Comes to Mergers & Acquisitions
Commentary  |  1/8/2019  | 
The recently disclosed Marriott breach exposed a frequently ignored issue in the M&A process.
Advanced Phishing Scenarios You Will Most Likely Encounter This Year
Commentary  |  1/14/2019  | 
In 2019, there will be no end in sight to email-driven cybercrime such as business email compromise, spearphishing, and ransomware.


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A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability is identified in FruityWifi through 2.4. Due to a lack of CSRF protection in page_config_adv.php, an unauthenticated attacker can lure the victim to visit his website by social engineering or another attack vector. Due to this issue, an unauthenticat...
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