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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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I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
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CVE-2021-40865
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-25
An Unsafe Deserialization vulnerability exists in the worker services of the Apache Storm supervisor server allowing pre-auth Remote Code Execution (RCE). Apache Storm 2.2.x users should upgrade to version 2.2.1 or 2.3.0. Apache Storm 2.1.x users should upgrade to version 2.1.1. Apache Storm 1.x use...
CVE-2021-25977
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-25
In PiranhaCMS, versions 7.0.0 to 9.1.1 are vulnerable to stored XSS due to the page title improperly sanitized. By creating a page with a specially crafted page title, a low privileged user can trigger arbitrary JavaScript execution.
CVE-2021-35231
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-25
As a result of an unquoted service path vulnerability present in the Kiwi Syslog Server Installation Wizard, a local attacker could gain escalated privileges by inserting an executable into the path of the affected service or uninstall entry. Example vulnerable path: "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN...
CVE-2021-38294
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-25
A Command Injection vulnerability exists in the getTopologyHistory service of the Apache Storm 2.x prior to 2.2.1 and Apache Storm 1.x prior to 1.2.4. A specially crafted thrift request to the Nimbus server allows Remote Code Execution (RCE) prior to authentication.
CVE-2021-40526
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-25
Incorrect calculation of buffer size vulnerability in Peleton TTR01 up to and including PTV55G allows a remote attacker to trigger a Denial of Service attack through the GymKit daemon process by exploiting a heap overflow in the network server handling the Apple GymKit communication. This can lead t...