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Content posted in September 2017
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Paul Vixie: How CISOs Can Use DNS to Up Security
Paul Vixie: How CISOs Can Use DNS to Up Security
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/11/2017  | 
FarSight CEO and DNS master Paul Vixie explains how enterprises, not just telecoms and infrastructure providers, can use DNS to improve cybersecurity.
7 Takeaways From The Equifax Data Breach
Slideshows  |  9/11/2017  | 
The exposure of PII belonging to 143 million US consumers raises questions about the continued use of SSNs as identifiers, breach liability and app sec spending.
Why Relaxing Our Password Policies Might Actually Bolster User Safety
Commentary  |  9/11/2017  | 
Recent guidance from NIST may seem counterintuitive.
Equifax Data Breach Prompts Calls For Tougher Security Requirements On Data Aggregators
News  |  9/8/2017  | 
Credit report bureau discloses breach that exposed data on 143 million US consumers.
Cloud Security Hype Fails to Match Deployments
Quick Hits  |  9/8/2017  | 
Technologies like software-defined perimeter and key management as-a-service generate enthusiasm but will take years to reach mainstream adoption.
New Android 'Toast' Vuln Makes Overlay Attacks Easier
News  |  9/8/2017  | 
The vast majority of Android devices are at risk of a 'Toast' overlay attack that builds on Cloak and Dagger exploits. The bug could lead to remote control of the device unless Google's latest security patch is applied.
7 Tips to Fight Gmail Phishing Attacks
Slideshows  |  9/8/2017  | 
Popular email platforms like Gmail are prime phishing targets. Admins can adopt these steps to keep attackers at bay.
If Blockchain Is the Answer, What Is the Security Question?
Commentary  |  9/8/2017  | 
Like any technology, blockchain has its strengths and weaknesses. But debunking three common myths can help you cut through the hype.
38% of Attorneys Fail to Disclose Cybersecurity Issues to Board
Quick Hits  |  9/8/2017  | 
Directors increasingly find themselves held accountable for cybersecurity breaches at their companies.
Attacking Data Integrity & Hacking Radiation Monitoring Devices
Attacking Data Integrity & Hacking Radiation Monitoring Devices
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/8/2017  | 
Ruben Santamarta shows radio-based vulnerabilities and investigates how the integrity of critical data can be manipulated to simulate, complicate or exacerbate emergency situations.
Inaudible Voice Commands Can Control Siri, Alexa Other Digital Assistants
News  |  9/7/2017  | 
Voice-capture system properties enable attackers to silently control them, say researchers at China's Zhejiang University.
Microsoft: Ransomware Decline Reversed in March 2017
News  |  9/7/2017  | 
Researchers discovered 71 new ransomware families in the first half of 2017, when attacks picked up after several months of decline.
How to Use Purple Teaming for Smarter SOCs
How to Use Purple Teaming for Smarter SOCs
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/7/2017  | 
Justin Harvey explains why the standard blue team vs. red team can be improved upon, and provides tips on doing purple teaming right.
Is Public Sector Cybersecurity Adequate?
Commentary  |  9/7/2017  | 
Many governmental organizations are unstaffed, underfunded, and unprepared to fight common attacks, and they could learn a thing or two from the private sector.
10% of Ransomware Attacks on SMBs Targeted IoT Devices
News  |  9/7/2017  | 
IoT ransomware attacks are expected to ramp up in the coming years, a new survey shows.
Bitdefender Bug Bounty Program Goes Public with Bugcrowd
Quick Hits  |  9/7/2017  | 
Security researchers will be rewarded between $100 and $1,500 USD depending on the impact and severity of bugs discovered.
Sandbox-Aware Malware Foreshadows Potential Attacks
Commentary  |  9/7/2017  | 
For the continuous monitoring industry to remain relevant, it needs to match the vigor of sandbox vendors against targeted subversion.
CIO or C-Suite: To Whom Should the CISO Report?
Partner Perspectives  |  9/7/2017  | 
Five reasons why the chief information security officer needs to get out from under the control of IT.
New Microsoft Kernel Bug Could Permit Malicious Modules
News  |  9/6/2017  | 
Researchers found a Microsoft kernel bug that could allow attackers to bypass antivirus systems and load malware.
'Dragonfly' APT Now Able to Disrupt US Power Grid Operations, Symantec Warns
News  |  9/6/2017  | 
Recent attacks on energy sector targets suggest Dragonfly group has access to computers that control operational systems.
Is Your Organization Merely PCI-Compliant or Is It Actually Secure?
Commentary  |  9/6/2017  | 
The Host Identity Protocol might be the answer to inadequate check-the-box security standards.
How Legendary Carder, Hacker Roman Seleznev Was Caught, Sentenced
How Legendary Carder, Hacker Roman Seleznev Was Caught, Sentenced
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/6/2017  | 
Assistant US Attorney Norman Barbosa visits the Dark Reading News Desk to discuss details of the credit card hacking case that led to an unprecedented 27-year prison sentence.
GDPR Confusion Persists Among Businesses, Survey Shows
Quick Hits  |  9/6/2017  | 
Top executives appear dismissive about the penalties they could face if failing to fulfill the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.
Workplace IoT Puts Companies on Notice for Smarter Security
Commentary  |  9/6/2017  | 
Blacklisting every "thing" in sight and banning connections to the corporate network may sound tempting, but it's not a realistic strategy.
Data Breach Costs Vary Significantly by Organization
News  |  9/5/2017  | 
Don't use publicly reported breach costs at other organizations as an estimate for what you might end up paying for a breach, Forrester says.
Amazon S3 Bucket Leaks Expose Classified US Veteran Data
News  |  9/5/2017  | 
Improperly configured Amazon S3 buckets led to the exposure of data belonging to veterans with Top Secret security clearance and Time Warner Cable customers.
72% of Educational Institutions Lack Designated InfoSec Staff
Quick Hits  |  9/5/2017  | 
Vast majority of IT specialists in this sector feel ill-prepared for cybersecurity risks, according to report.
Activists Beware: The Latest In 3G & 4G Spying
Activists Beware: The Latest In 3G & 4G Spying
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/5/2017  | 
Ravi Borgaonkar describes new 3G & 4G vulnerabilities that enable IMSI catchers to be smarter, stealthier snoopers.
Judge Rules that Yahoo Breach Victims Can Sue
Quick Hits  |  9/5/2017  | 
The 1 billion users who were victims in Yahoo's massive data breaches between 2013 to 2016 received court approval to move forward with their case.
Endpoint Security Overload
News  |  9/5/2017  | 
CISOs and their teams are over-investing in endpoint security tools, driving inefficiency and a need to consolidate data.
3 Ways AI Could Help Resolve the Cybersecurity Talent Crisis
Commentary  |  9/5/2017  | 
There's no escaping the fact that there's a skills shortage, and companies aren't doing enough to cultivate talent. AI could relieve some of the pressure.
To Improve Diversity, 'Have the Uncomfortable Conversations'
To Improve Diversity, 'Have the Uncomfortable Conversations'
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/5/2017  | 
Jules Okafor of Fortress Information Security explains that diversity efforts cannot shy away from discussions of racism and sexism.
Mikko Hypponen's Vision of the Cybersecurity Future
Mikko Hypponen's Vision of the Cybersecurity Future
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/4/2017  | 
Twenty years from now, will everything be in the Internet of Things, and if so, how does the security industry need to prepare? F-Secure's chief research officer weighs in on this and what else the future promises (and threatens).
CISOs' Salaries Expected to Edge Above $240,000 in 2018
News  |  9/1/2017  | 
Other IT security professionals may garner six-figure salaries as well, new report shows.
How Effective Boards Drive Security Mandates
Commentary  |  9/1/2017  | 
The focus on cybersecurity policies must be prioritized from the top down.
Juniper Networks to Buy Cyphort for Threat Detection
Quick Hits  |  9/1/2017  | 
Company will integrate Cyphort into its Sky ATP platform to support more file types, and offer on- and off-premise support, analytics, and improved malware detection.
Automated Lateral Movement: Targeted Attack Tools for the Masses
Automated Lateral Movement: Targeted Attack Tools for the Masses
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/1/2017  | 
Tal Be'ery and Tal Maor explain that the most pervasive, worst defended tactic of sophisticated attackers will soon be ready for script kiddies, and release GoFetch: a new lateral movement automation tool.
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Cybersecurity Industry: It's Time to Stop the Victim Blame Game
Jessica Smith, Senior Vice President, The Crypsis Group,  2/25/2020
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Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  2/25/2020
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Type confusion in V8 in Google Chrome prior to 80.0.3987.116 allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page.