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New Google Search Hacks Push Viruses & Porn
Commentary  |  9/22/2020  | 
Three incidents demonstrate how cybercriminals leverage the scourge of black-hat search engine optimization to manipulate search results.
Startup Aims to Map and Track All the IT and Security Things
News  |  9/22/2020  | 
Security service JupiterOne spins off from a healthcare service provider's homegrown technology.
Microsoft Extends Data Loss Prevention to Cloud App Security
News  |  9/22/2020  | 
The update, one of several announced today, is intended to help employees remain compliant when handling data across cloud applications.
Remote Work Exacerbating Data Sprawl
News  |  9/21/2020  | 
More than three-quarters of IT executives worry that data sprawl puts their data at risk, especially with employees working from insecure home networks, survey finds.
Sumo Logic IPO Prices Higher Than Expected
News  |  9/17/2020  | 
Co-founder and CTO Christian Beedgen explains what this means for the future of the cloud-based data analytics company.
Most Organizations Plan to Make COVID-19 Changes Permanent
News  |  9/16/2020  | 
After the pandemic, companies will continue to invest in improving IT infrastructure and security as well as automate tasks to reduce errors and improve network resiliency.
8 Reasons Perimeter Security Alone Won't Protect Your Crown Jewels
Commentary  |  9/16/2020  | 
Most firewalls and security devices effectively protect systems and data, but are they enough to safeguard business-critical applications?
Cybersecurity Bounces Back, but Talent Still Absent
Commentary  |  9/16/2020  | 
While the demand for cybersecurity talent rebounds, organizations will need to focus on cyber-enabled roles to fill immediate skills gaps.
Taking Security With You in the WFH Era: What to Do Next
Commentary  |  9/15/2020  | 
As many organizations pivot to working from home, here are some considerations for prioritizing the new security protocols.
Research Finds Nearly 800,000 Access Keys Exposed Online
Quick Hits  |  9/15/2020  | 
The keys were primarily for access to databases and cloud services.
APT Groups Set Sights on Linux Targets: Inside the Trend
News  |  9/11/2020  | 
Researchers see more advanced attack groups creating tools and platforms to target Linux-based devices.
Spear-Phishers Leverage Office 365 Ecosystem to Validate Stolen Creds in Real Time
News  |  9/11/2020  | 
New attack technique uses Office 365 APIs to cross-check credentials against Azure Active Directory as victim types them in.
Inova Suffers Third-Party Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  9/9/2020  | 
The breach occurred as part of a ransomware attack against service provider Blackbaud.
Secureworks to Buy Delve Laboratories for Vulnerability Management
Quick Hits  |  9/9/2020  | 
Delve's automated vulnerability platform provides insight on high-risk vulnerabilities across an organization's network, endpoints, and cloud.
Google Cloud Expands Confidential Computing Lineup
Quick Hits  |  9/8/2020  | 
Google plans to build out its Confidential Computing portfolio with the launch of Confidential GKE Nodes for Kubernetes workloads.
Post-COVID-19 Security Spending Update
Slideshows  |  9/8/2020  | 
Security spending growth will slow in 2020, but purse strings are looser than for other areas of IT.
Why Kubernetes Clusters Are Intrinsically Insecure (& What to Do About Them)
Commentary  |  9/2/2020  | 
By following best practices and prioritizing critical issues, you can reduce the chances of a security breach and constrain the blast radius of an attempted attack. Here's how.
ISO 27701 Paves the Way for a Strategic Approach to Privacy
Commentary  |  9/1/2020  | 
As the first certifiable international privacy management standard, ISO 27701 is a welcome addition to the existing set of common security frameworks.
Why Are There Still So Many Windows 7 Devices?
Commentary  |  9/1/2020  | 
As the FBI warns, devices become more vulnerable to exploitation as time passes, due to a lack of security updates and new, emerging vulnerabilities.
Fastly to Acquire Signal Sciences for $775M
Quick Hits  |  8/27/2020  | 
Signal Sciences' technology will be used to build a new web application and API security tool called [email protected]
6 Signs Your Supply Chain Risk Just Shot Up
Slideshows  |  8/26/2020  | 
Risk levels are not steady states. Here are six indications that the danger posed by your supply chain is headed in the wrong direction.
The 'Shared Responsibility' Misnomer: Why the Cloud Continues to Confound
Commentary  |  8/26/2020  | 
Under the "shared responsibility model," the security management of cloud offerings is split equally between the vendor and the customer. Easy enough, right?
Phishing Attack Used Box to Land in Victim Inboxes
News  |  8/25/2020  | 
A phishing attack targeting government and security organizations used a legitimate Box page with Microsoft 365 branding to trick victims.
Palo Alto Networks to Acquire The Crypsis Group for $265M
Quick Hits  |  8/25/2020  | 
This is the latest in a series of acquisitions that Palo Alto has made since 2018.
Cryptominer Found Embedded in AWS Community AMI
News  |  8/21/2020  | 
Researchers advise Amazon Web Services users running Community Amazon Machine Images to verify them for potentially malicious code.
How to Control Security Costs During a Down Economy
Commentary  |  8/19/2020  | 
Three key areas security professionals should watch when managing their budgets.
Adaptive Shield Emerges From Stealth
News  |  8/13/2020  | 
Israeli startup joins growing number of vendors offering platform for detecting and mitigating common configuration errors in cloud environments.
Symmetry Systems Emerges from Stealth
Quick Hits  |  8/11/2020  | 
Company behind Data Store and Object Security (DSOS) becomes public knowledge following a $3 million seed round of funding.
EU-US Privacy Shield Dissolution: What Happens Next?
Commentary  |  8/11/2020  | 
In a world that isn't private by design, security and liability implications for US-based cloud companies are huge.
Reddit Attack Defaces Dozens of Channels
Quick Hits  |  8/7/2020  | 
The attack has defaced the channels with images and content supporting Donald Trump.
Dark Reading Video News Desk Returns to Black Hat
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
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Exploiting Google Cloud Platform With Ease
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
Security engineer Dylan Ayrey and Cruise senior infrastructure security engineer Allison Donovan describe fundamental weaknesses in GCP identity management that enable privilege escalation and lateral movement.
Office 365's Vast Attack Surface & All the Ways You Don't Know You're Being Exploited Through It
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
Mandiant incident response managers Josh Madeley and Doug Bienstock describe how thoroughly Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) extends into corporate networks, describe both sophisticated and simple attacks theyve detected, and suggest mitigations as businesses rely more heavily on the cloud.
Microsoft Paid $13.7M in Bug Bounty Rewards in 2019-2020
Quick Hits  |  8/5/2020  | 
The 2019-2020 program year awarded 327 security researchers through 15 bounty programs, with a largest reward of $200,000.
Why Confidential Computing Is a Game Changer
Commentary  |  8/5/2020  | 
Confidential Computing is a transformational technology that should be part of every enterprise cloud deployment. It's time to start unlocking the possibilities together.
New 'Nanodegree' Program Provides Hands-On Cybersecurity Training
News  |  8/3/2020  | 
Emerging streamlined curriculum programs aim to help narrow the skills gap.
'Hidden Property Abusing' Allows Attacks on Node.js Applications
News  |  7/31/2020  | 
A team of researchers from Georgia Tech find a new attack technique that targets properties in Node.js and plan to publicly release a tool that has already identified 13 new vulnerabilities.
Browsers to Enforce Shorter Certificate Life Spans: What Businesses Should Know
News  |  7/30/2020  | 
Apple, Google, and Mozilla will shorten the life span for TLS certificates in a move poised to aid security but cause operational troubles.
Mimecast Buys MessageControl
Quick Hits  |  7/30/2020  | 
The email security provider brings into its fold social engineering and human identity capabilities.
Ill-Defined Career Paths Hamper Growth for IT Security Pros
News  |  7/30/2020  | 
Appsec and cloud security skills are the most in demand, and a shortage of staff is wearing on security teams, a new study shows.
Security Flaws Discovered in OKCupid Dating Service
Quick Hits  |  7/29/2020  | 
Researchers identified a variety of vulnerabilities in apps and websites for the popular online dating platform.
Technical Challenges of IoT Cybersecurity in a Post-COVID-19 World
Commentary  |  7/29/2020  | 
Effective management of vulnerabilities can be done only when information about supply chain dependencies is accurate and recent.
Out-of-Date and Unsupported Cloud Workloads Continue as a Common Weakness
News  |  7/28/2020  | 
More than 80% of companies have at least one Internet-facing cloud asset that is more than six months out of date or running software that is no longer supported, according to scan data.
Researchers Foil Phishing Attempt on Netflix Customers
News  |  7/28/2020  | 
Hackers use two stolen domains to steal credentials from Netflix users and then send them to the real Netflix site.
Autonomous IT: Less Reacting, More Securing
Commentary  |  7/28/2020  | 
Keeping data secure requires a range of skills and perfect execution. AI makes that possible.
As Businesses Move to the Cloud, Cybercriminals Follow Close Behind
Commentary  |  7/28/2020  | 
In the wake of COVID-19, data theft is by far the top tactic, followed by cryptomining and ransomware.
Twilio Security Incident Shows Danger of Misconfigured S3 Buckets
News  |  7/23/2020  | 
Twilio says attackers accessed its misconfigured cloud storage system and altered a copy of the JavaScriptSDK it shares with customers.
8 Cybersecurity Themes to Expect at Black Hat USA 2020
Slideshows  |  7/23/2020  | 
Here are the trends and topics that'll capture the limelight at this year's virtual event.
Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic
Commentary  |  7/22/2020  | 
How does cybersecurity support business and society? The pandemic shows us.
Microsoft 365 Updated with New Security, Risk, Compliance Tools
News  |  7/21/2020  | 
Updates built for remote employees include an endpoint data loss prevention platform, insider risk management, and double key encryption.
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CVE-2020-25821
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-23
** UNSUPPORTED WHEN ASSIGNED ** peg-markdown 0.4.14 has a NULL pointer dereference in process_raw_blocks in markdown_lib.c. NOTE: This vulnerability only affects products that are no longer supported by the maintainer.
CVE-2020-3130
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-23
A vulnerability in the web management interface of Cisco Unity Connection could allow an authenticated remote attacker to overwrite files on the underlying filesystem. The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP re...
CVE-2020-3133
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-23
A vulnerability in the email message scanning of Cisco AsyncOS Software for Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass configured filters on the device. The vulnerability is due to improper validation of incoming emails. An attacker could exploit t...
CVE-2020-3135
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-23
A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (UCM) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attack on an affected device. The vulnerability is due to insufficient CSRF protections for the web-based...
CVE-2020-3137
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-23
A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against a user of the web-based management interface of an affected device. The vulnerability exists because th...