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Content tagged with Cloud posted in February 2021
Inside Strata's Plans to Solve the Cloud Identity Puzzle
News  |  2/25/2021  | 
Strata Identity was founded to change businesses' approach to identity management as multicloud environments become the norm.
61% of Malware Delivered via Cloud Apps: Report
Quick Hits  |  2/24/2021  | 
Researchers report the majority of malware is now delivered via cloud applications - a jump from 48% last year.
Researcher Reports Vulnerability in Apple iCloud Domain
Quick Hits  |  2/22/2021  | 
A stored cross-site scripting vulnerability in the iCloud website reportedly earned a security researcher $5,000.
Microsoft Azure Front Door Gets a Security Upgrade
News  |  2/18/2021  | 
New SKUs in Standard and Premium preview beef up the security of the content delivery network platform.
Hiding in Plain Sight: What the SolarWinds Attack Revealed About Efficacy
Commentary  |  2/18/2021  | 
Multilayered infiltration involved custom malicious tooling, backdoors, and cloaked code, far beyond the skills of script kiddies.
Strata Identity Raises $11M in Series A Round
Quick Hits  |  2/16/2021  | 
The series A round of funding, led by Menlo Ventures, will help Strata scale its distributed identity technology.
Palo Alto Networks Plans to Acquire Cloud Security Firm
Quick Hits  |  2/16/2021  | 
Most of Fortune 100 firms have used Bridgecrew's service in their application development processes.
How to Submit a Column to Dark Reading
Commentary  |  2/15/2021  | 
Have a new idea, a lesson learned, or a call to action for your fellow cybersecurity professionals? Here's how to submit your Commentary pieces to Dark Reading.
You've Got Cloud Security All Wrong: Managing Identity in a Cloud World
Commentary  |  2/12/2021  | 
In a hybrid and multicloud world, identity is the new perimeter and a critical attack surface for bad actors.
Cloud-Native Apps Make Software Supply Chain Security More Important Than Ever
Commentary  |  2/11/2021  | 
Cloud-native deployments tend to be small, interchangeable, and easier to protect, but their software supply chains require closer attention.
SASE Surge: Why the Market Is Poised to Grow
News  |  2/10/2021  | 
Analysts who anticipate the SASE market will expand by more than a factor of five before 2025 explain reasons behind the surge.
SentinelOne Buys Data Analytics Company Scalyr
Quick Hits  |  2/9/2021  | 
Cloud-based big data platform boosts extended detection and response (XDR) offering.
Microsoft & Facebook Were Phishers' Favorite Brands in 2020
Quick Hits  |  2/9/2021  | 
Cloud services was the most impersonated industry, followed by financial services, e-commerce, and social media, researchers report.
Hidden Dangers of Microsoft 365's Power Automate and eDiscovery Tools
Commentary  |  2/8/2021  | 
Attackers are using legitimate enterprise tools to execute attacks and carry out malicious actions. Security teams must take action now.
Cartoon Caption Winner: Insider Threat
Commentary  |  2/8/2021  | 
And the winner of Dark Reading's January cartoon caption contest is ...
Microsoft Says It's Time to Attack Your Machine-Learning Models
News  |  2/4/2021  | 
With access to some training data, Microsoft's red team recreated a machine-learning system and found sequences of requests that resulted in a denial-of-service.
Security in a Complex World
Commentary  |  2/3/2021  | 
Innovation and complexity can co-exist; the key is to use innovation to make ever-expanding complexity comprehensible and its effects predictable.
Rapid7 Acquires Alcide, Strengthens Focus on Cloud
Quick Hits  |  2/1/2021  | 
Its $50 million purchase of Alcide, a Kubernetes security provider, follows its 2020 acquisition of cloud security vendor DivvyCloud.
6 Cybersecurity Start-Up Trends to Track
Slideshows  |  2/1/2021  | 
The pandemic took a bite out of funding deals, but cybersecurity start-up land fared better than many other industries.


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US Formally Attributes SolarWinds Attack to Russian Intelligence Agency
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  4/15/2021
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Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  4/14/2021
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FBI Operation Remotely Removes Web Shells From Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/14/2021
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CVE-2021-31607
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-23
In SaltStack Salt 2016.9 through 3002.6, a command injection vulnerability exists in the snapper module that allows for local privilege escalation on a minion. The attack requires that a file is created with a pathname that is backed up by snapper, and that the master calls the snapper.diff function...
CVE-2021-31597
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-23
The xmlhttprequest-ssl package before 1.6.1 for Node.js disables SSL certificate validation by default, because rejectUnauthorized (when the property exists but is undefined) is considered to be false within the https.request function of Node.js. In other words, no certificate is ever rejected.
CVE-2021-2296
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the Oracle VM VirtualBox product of Oracle Virtualization (component: Core). The supported version that is affected is Prior to 6.1.20. Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compromi...
CVE-2021-2297
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the Oracle VM VirtualBox product of Oracle Virtualization (component: Core). The supported version that is affected is Prior to 6.1.20. Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compromi...
CVE-2021-2298
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the MySQL Server product of Oracle MySQL (component: Server: Optimizer). Supported versions that are affected are 8.0.23 and prior. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows low privileged attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise MySQL Server. Successful attac...