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Content tagged with Cloud posted in November 2019
Analysis of Jira Bug Stresses Impact of SSRF in Public Cloud
News  |  11/27/2019  | 
More than 3,100 Jira instances are still vulnerable to a server-side request forgery vulnerability patched in August.
Practical Principles for Security Metrics
Commentary  |  11/27/2019  | 
A proactive approach to cybersecurity requires the right tools, not more tools.
1.2B Records Exposed in Massive Server Leak
Quick Hits  |  11/22/2019  | 
A single server leaked 4 terabytes of personal data, including social media profiles, work histories, and home and mobile phone numbers.
3 Fundamentals for Better Security and IT Management
Commentary  |  11/21/2019  | 
Nail these security fundamentals, and your organization will be well-positioned to succeed next year and in the years to come.
The 'Department of No': Why CISOs Need to Cultivate a Middle Way
Commentary  |  11/21/2019  | 
A chief information security officer's job inherently involves conflict, but a go-along-to-get-along approach carries its own vulnerabilities and risks.
Google Cloud Update Gives Users Greater Data Control
Quick Hits  |  11/20/2019  | 
External Key Manager and Key Access Justification are intended to give organizations greater visibility into requests for data access.
A Security Strategy That Centers on Humans, Not Bugs
Commentary  |  11/19/2019  | 
The industry's fixation on complex exploits has come at the expense of making fundamentals easy and intuitive for end users.
Windows Hello for Business Opens Door to New Attack Vectors
News  |  11/18/2019  | 
Researchers exploring Windows Hello for Business found an Active Directory backdoor and other attack vectors that could lead to privilege escalation.
DevSecOps: The Answer to the Cloud Security Skills Gap
Commentary  |  11/15/2019  | 
There's a skills and resources gap industrywide, but a DevSecOps approach can go a long way toward closing that gap.
BSIMM10 Shows Industry Vertical Maturity
Commentary  |  11/14/2019  | 
The Building Security In Maturity Model is the only detailed measuring stick for software security initiatives, and it continues to evolve.
5 Cybersecurity CISO Priorities for the Future
Commentary  |  11/14/2019  | 
Seven chief information security officers share their pain points and two-year spending plans.
How Does Your Cyber Resilience Measure Up?
Commentary  |  11/14/2019  | 
The security measures companies take today may not be enough for tomorrow's cyber assault, but switching to a proactive, risk-based framework may better protect your organization.
Cybersecurity: An Organizationwide Responsibility
Commentary  |  11/13/2019  | 
C-suite execs must set an example of good practices while also supporting the IT department with enough budget to protect the organization from next-generation cyberattacks.
Breaches Are Inevitable, So Embrace the Chaos
Commentary  |  11/13/2019  | 
Avoid sinking security with principles of shipbuilding known since the 15th century.
Microsoft Patches IE Zero-Day Among 74 Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/12/2019  | 
The November Patch Tuesday update fixed 13 critical flaws, including a zero-day bug in Internet Explorer.
Researchers Find New Approach to Attacking Cloud Infrastructure
News  |  11/11/2019  | 
Cloud APIs' accessibility over the Internet opens a new window for adversaries to gain highly privileged access to cloud assets.
OpenText to Buy Carbonite for $800M Cash in $1.42B Deal
Quick Hits  |  11/11/2019  | 
The acquisition was confirmed just six months after Carbonite bought Webroot.
To Prove Cybersecurity's Worth, Create a Cyber Balance Sheet
Commentary  |  11/7/2019  | 
How tying and measuring security investments to business impacts can elevate executives' understanding and commitment to cyber-risk reduction.
The Cold Truth about Cyber Insurance
Commentary  |  11/7/2019  | 
There is no premium that will recover the millions of dollars your company spends on R&D if your intellectual property is hacked and stolen.
CrowdStrike Adds New Products & Web Store Apps
Quick Hits  |  11/5/2019  | 
Company introduces Falcon for AWS, Falcon Firewall Management, and third-party applications.
10 Tips for Building Compliance by Design into Cloud Architecture
Slideshows  |  11/5/2019  | 
A pair of experts pass along lessons learned while building out the team and processes necessary to support Starbucks' mobile app.
Proofpoint Acquires ObserveIT to Bolster DLP Capabilities
Quick Hits  |  11/5/2019  | 
The $225 million acquisition will help Proofpoint expand its data loss prevention capabilities with email, CASB, and data at rest.
Microsoft Tools Focus on Insider Risk, Data Protection at Ignite 2019
News  |  11/4/2019  | 
New tools and updates aimed at addressing ongoing challenges with insider threats and sensitive data classification.
Sumo Logic Buys JASK Labs to Tackle SOC Challenges
Quick Hits  |  11/4/2019  | 
Sumo Logic plans to integrate JASK's autonomous security operations center software into a new intelligence tool.
To Secure Multicloud Environments, First Acknowledge You Have a Problem
Commentary  |  11/4/2019  | 
Multicloud environments change rapidly. Organizations need a security framework that is purpose-built for the cloud and that aligns with their digital transformation strategy.
Free & Discounted Security Services Now Available for US Election Orgs
News  |  11/1/2019  | 
Nonprofit Defending Digital Campaigns (DDC) offers security services for email, user education, mobile, and encrypted communications, to federal election committees.
8 Holiday Security Tips for Retailers
Slideshows  |  11/1/2019  | 
Here's how retailers can protect their businesses from attackers and scammers hoping to wreak havoc during the most wonderful time of the year.


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CVE-2020-10287
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
The IRC5 family with UAS service enabled comes by default with credentials that can be found on publicly available manuals. ABB considers this a well documented functionality that helps customer set up however, out of our research, we found multiple production systems running these exact default cre...
CVE-2020-10288
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
IRC5 exposes an ftp server (port 21). Upon attempting to gain access you are challenged with a request of username and password, however you can input whatever you like. As long as the field isn't empty it will be accepted.
CVE-2020-15780
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
An issue was discovered in drivers/acpi/acpi_configfs.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.7. Injection of malicious ACPI tables via configfs could be used by attackers to bypass lockdown and secure boot restrictions, aka CID-75b0cea7bf30.
CVE-2019-17639
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
In Eclipse OpenJ9 prior to version 0.21 on Power platforms, calling the System.arraycopy method with a length longer than the length of the source or destination array can, in certain specially crafted code patterns, cause the current method to return prematurely with an undefined return value. This...
CVE-2019-20908
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
An issue was discovered in drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c in the Linux kernel before 5.4. Incorrect access permissions for the efivar_ssdt ACPI variable could be used by attackers to bypass lockdown or secure boot restrictions, aka CID-1957a85b0032.