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Content posted in December 2018
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US Petroleum Employee Charged with Stealing Trade Secrets for Chinese Firm
Quick Hits  |  12/28/2018  | 
Longtime US resident allegedly stole information for petroleum firm in China that had offered him a position.
Start Preparing Now for the Post-Quantum Future
Commentary  |  12/28/2018  | 
Quantum computing will break most of the encryption schemes on which we rely today. These five tips will help you get ready.
The Coolest Hacks of 2018
News  |  12/28/2018  | 
In-flight airplanes, social engineers, and robotic vacuums were among the targets of resourceful white-hat hackers this year.
IoT Bug Grants Access to Home Video Surveillance
Quick Hits  |  12/27/2018  | 
Due to a shared Amazon S3 credential, all users of a certain model of the Guardzilla All-In-One Video Security System can view each other's videos.
Toxic Data: How 'Deepfakes' Threaten Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  12/27/2018  | 
The joining of 'deep learning' and 'fake news' makes it possible to create audio and video of real people saying words they never spoke or things they never did.
2018: The Year Machine Intelligence Arrived in Cybersecurity
News  |  12/27/2018  | 
Machine intelligence, in its many forms, began having a significant impact on cybersecurity this year setting the stage for growing intelligence in security automation for 2019.
Attackers Use Google Cloud to Target US, UK Banks
Quick Hits  |  12/26/2018  | 
Employees at financial services firms hit with an email attack campaign abusing a Google Cloud storage service.
Spending Spree: What's on Security Investors' Minds for 2019
News  |  12/26/2018  | 
Cybersecurity threats, technology, and investment trends that are poised to dictate venture capital funding in 2019.
3 Steps for Cybersecurity Leaders to Bridge the Gender Equality Gap
Commentary  |  12/26/2018  | 
By encouraging female participation through education and retaining this interest through an inclusive culture and visible role models, we can begin to close the skill and gender gap in cybersecurity.
6 Ways to Anger Attackers on Your Network
Slideshows  |  12/26/2018  | 
Because you can't hack back without breaking the law, these tactics will frustrate, deceive, and annoy intruders instead.
7 Business Metrics Security Pros Need to Know
Slideshows  |  12/21/2018  | 
These days, security has to speak the language of business. These KPIs will get you started.
Unpatched Kernel-Level Vuln in IBM Security Tool for Apple MacOS Revealed
Quick Hits  |  12/21/2018  | 
Researchers disclose signedness bug in driver used by IBM Trusteer Rapport endpoint security tool after IBM fails to deliver timely patch.
Amazon Slip-Up Shows How Much Alexa Really Knows
Quick Hits  |  12/21/2018  | 
Amazon mistakenly sent one user's Alexa recordings to a stranger but neglected to disclose the error.
I Spy: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  12/21/2018  | 
No shortage of political humor and inside security jokes in this batch of cartoon caption contenders. And the winners are ...
Criminals Move Markets to Remain in the Shadows
News  |  12/21/2018  | 
While malware families and targets continue to evolve, the most important shift might be happening in the background.
APT10 Indictments Show Expansion of MSP Targeting, Cloud Hopper Campaign
News  |  12/21/2018  | 
US brings more indictments against the APT10 cyber espionage group operating in China for its Operation Cloud Hopper campaign against managed service providers, but what will those indictments accomplish?
3 Reasons to Train Security Pros to Code
News  |  12/20/2018  | 
United Health chief security strategist explains the benefits the organization reaped when it made basic coding training a requirement for security staff.
Security 101: How Businesses and Schools Bridge the Talent Gap
News  |  12/20/2018  | 
Security experts share the skills companies are looking for, the skills students are learning, and how to best find talent you need.
Attackers Use Scripting Flaw in Internet Explorer, Forcing Microsoft Patch
News  |  12/20/2018  | 
Microsoft issues an emergency update to its IE browser after researchers notified the company that a scripting engine flaw is being used to compromised systems.
How to Optimize Security Spending While Reducing Risk
Commentary  |  12/20/2018  | 
Risk scoring is a way of getting everyone on the same page with a consistent, reliable method of gathering and analyzing security data.
US Indicts 2 APT10 Members for Years-Long Hacking Campaign
Quick Hits  |  12/20/2018  | 
In an indictment unsealed this morning, the US ties China's state security agency to a widespread campaign of personal and corporate information theft.
Hackers Bypass Gmail, Yahoo 2FA at Scale
Quick Hits  |  12/20/2018  | 
A new Amnesty International report explains how cyberattackers are phishing second-factor authentication codes sent via SMS.
2018 In the Rearview Mirror
Commentary  |  12/20/2018  | 
Among this year's biggest news stories: epic hardware vulnerabilities, a more lethal form of DDoS attack, Olympic 'false flags,' hijacked home routers, fileless malware and a new world's record for data breaches.
Automating a DevOps-Friendly Security Policy
Commentary  |  12/20/2018  | 
There can be a clash of missions between security and IT Ops teams, but automation can help.
NASA Investigating Breach That Exposed PII on Employees, Ex-Workers
News  |  12/19/2018  | 
Incident is latest manifestation of continuing security challenges at agency, where over 3,000 security incidents have been reported in recent years.
US Names, Sanctions Russian GRU Officials for 2016 Election Hacks
Quick Hits  |  12/19/2018  | 
Treasury Department names and imposes economic sanctions on the alleged major players behind the Russian election-meddling operation, as well as the World Anti-Doping Agency breach.
How to Remotely Brick a Server
News  |  12/19/2018  | 
Researchers demonstrate the process of remotely bricking a server, which carries serious and irreversible consequences for businesses.
Attack Campaign Targets Financial Firms Via Old But Reliable Tricks
News  |  12/19/2018  | 
Among other tried-and-true cyberattack methods, the attackers hosted malware on the Google Cloud Storage service domain storage.googleapis.com to mask their activity.
Privacy Futures: Fed-up Consumers Take Their Data Back
Commentary  |  12/19/2018  | 
In 2019, usable security will become the new buzzword and signal a rejection of the argument that there must be a trade-off between convenience and security and privacy.
Facebook Data Deals Extend to Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix
Quick Hits  |  12/19/2018  | 
An explosive new report sheds light on data-sharing deals that benefited 150 companies as Facebook handed over unknowing users' information.
DOJ Announces Indictment in Nigerian Banking Scam
Quick Hits  |  12/19/2018  | 
International investment scam laundered funds through US bank accounts before being sent to Nigeria.
Cybersecurity in 2019: From IoT & Struts to Gray Hats & Honeypots
Commentary  |  12/19/2018  | 
While you prepare your defenses against the next big thing, also pay attention to the longstanding threats that the industry still hasn't put to rest.
When Cryptocurrency Falls, What Happens to Cryptominers?
News  |  12/18/2018  | 
The fall of cryptocurrency's value doesn't signify an end to cryptomining, but attackers may be more particular about when they use it.
Memes on Twitter Used to Communicate With Malware
News  |  12/18/2018  | 
Steganography via tweet images gave attackers a way to pass on malicious instructions to Trojan, researchers say.
Trend Micro Finds Major Flaws in HolaVPN
Quick Hits  |  12/18/2018  | 
A popular free VPN is found to have a very high cost for users.
Twitter Hack May Have State-Sponsored Ties
Quick Hits  |  12/18/2018  | 
A data leak was disclosed after attackers targeted a support form, which had "unusual activity."
Cryptographic Erasure: Moving Beyond Hard Drive Destruction
Commentary  |  12/18/2018  | 
In the good old days, incinerating backup tapes or shredding a few hard drives would have solved the problem. Today, we have a bigger challenge.
How to Engage Your Cyber Enemies
Commentary  |  12/18/2018  | 
Having the right mix of tools, automation, and intelligence is key to staying ahead of new threats and protecting your organization.
8 Security Tips to Gift Your Loved Ones For the Holidays
Slideshows  |  12/18/2018  | 
Before the wrapping paper starts flying, here's some welcome cybersecurity advice to share with friends and family.
Cyber Readiness Institute Launches New Program for SMBs
News  |  12/17/2018  | 
Program seeks to raise employees' cyber awareness and give small and midsize business owners the tools to make a difference.
Disk-Wiping 'Shamoon' Malware Resurfaces With File-Erasing Malware in Tow
News  |  12/17/2018  | 
As with previous attacks, organizations in the Middle East appear to be main targets, Symantec says.
53 Bugs in 50 Days: Researchers Fuzz Adobe Reader
News  |  12/17/2018  | 
Automatic vulnerability finding tools detect more than 50 CVEs in Adobe Reader and Adobe Pro during a 50-day experiment.
Chinese Hackers Stole Classified US Navy Info
Quick Hits  |  12/17/2018  | 
Cyberattacks reportedly targeted US Defense contractor.
Lax Controls Leave Fortune 500 Overexposed On the Net
News  |  12/17/2018  | 
The largest companies in the world have an average of 500 servers and devices accessible from the Internet - and many leave thousands of systems open to attack.
Facebook: Photo API Bug Exposed 6.8M User Photos
Quick Hits  |  12/17/2018  | 
The flaw let developers access images that users may not have shared publicly, including those they started to upload but didnt post.
Shhhhh! The Secret to Secrets Management
Commentary  |  12/17/2018  | 
Companies need to take a centralized approach to protecting confidential data and assets. Here are 12 ways to get a handle on the problem.
Email Bomb Threats Follow Sextortion Playbook
News  |  12/14/2018  | 
Yesterday's wave of email bomb threats appear to be an evolution of tactics by the same groups that earlier tried "sextortion" and personal threats, Talos researchers say.
Iranian Hackers Target Nuclear Experts, US Officials
Quick Hits  |  12/14/2018  | 
Hackers ramp up efforts to infiltrate email accounts of Americans responsible for enforcing severe economic sanctions on Iran.
Who Are You, Really? A Peek at the Future of Identity
News  |  12/14/2018  | 
Experts dive into the trends and challenges defining the identity space and predict how online identities will change in years to come.
Retailers: Avoid the Hackable Holidaze
Commentary  |  12/14/2018  | 
The most wonderful time of the year? Sure, but not if your business and customers are getting robbed.
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