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Content posted in December 2018
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Jared, Kay Jewelers Web Vuln Exposes Shoppers' Data
Quick Hits  |  12/4/2018  | 
A Jared customer found he could access other orders by changing a link in his confirmation email.
Kubernetes Vulnerability Can Turn Containers Into Zombies
Larry Loeb  |  12/4/2018  | 
For years, Kubernetes was considered secure. However, a newly published vulnerability can turn enterprise containers into zombies without proper patching.
5 Emerging Trends in Cybercrime
Commentary  |  12/4/2018  | 
Organizations can start today to protect against 2019's threats. Look out for crooks using AI "fuzzing" techniques, machine learning, and swarms.
Marriott's Due Diligence Failure Led to Massive Data Breach
Larry Loeb  |  12/4/2018  | 
After acquiring Starwood, Marriott failed to conduct a proper review of the company's security issues. This lack of due diligence led directly to 500 million records being compromised in a data breach.
Microsoft, Mastercard Team Up on Identity Management Technology
News Analysis-Security Now  |  12/4/2018  | 
While not explicit in their announcement, it seems Microsoft and Mastercard plan to use some form of blockchain to create what they call a 'universally-recognized digital identity.'
First Lawsuits Filed in Starwood Hotels' Breach
Quick Hits  |  12/3/2018  | 
Class-action suits have been filed on behalf of guests and shareholders, with more expected.
'Influence Agents' Used Twitter to Sway 2018 Midterms
Quick Hits  |  12/3/2018  | 
About 25% of political support in Arizona and Florida was generated by influence agents using Twitter as a platform, research shows.
Microsoft, Mastercard Aim to Change Identity Management
News  |  12/3/2018  | 
A new partnership wants to improve how people use and manage the virtual identities that govern their lives online.
Filling the Cybersecurity Jobs Gap Now and in the Future
Commentary  |  12/3/2018  | 
Employers must start broadening their search for experienced security professionals to include people with the right traits rather than the right skills.
GDPR Fines: Some Bark, Little Bite
Joe Stanganelli  |  12/3/2018  | 
As Security Now says 'Happy Halfiversary' to GDPR, we take a look at what few GDPR fines and other DPA orders and guidance have been made public over the past six months.
Cybercriminal Underground Will Continue to Consolidate in 2019
Jeffrey Burt  |  12/3/2018  | 
There will be fewer malware-as-a-service families, but they will be bigger, stronger and more sophisticated, according to a report from McAfee.
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