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Content tagged with Cloud posted in March 2020
Defense Evasion Dominated 2019 Attack Tactics
News  |  3/31/2020  | 
Researchers mapped tactics and techniques to the MITRE ATT&CK framework to determine which were most popular last year.
Palo Alto Networks to Buy CloudGenix for $420M
Quick Hits  |  3/31/2020  | 
Palo Alto Networks plans to integrate CloudGenix's SD-WAN technology into its Prisma SASE platform following the deal.
How Much Downtime Can Your Company Handle?
Commentary  |  3/31/2020  | 
Why every business needs cyber resilience and quick recovery times.
Virgin Media Could Pay 4.5B for Leak Affecting 900,000 Customers
Quick Hits  |  3/27/2020  | 
A misconfigured database holding personal data was left available online between April 2019 and February 2020.
Insurance Giant Chubb Might Be Ransomware Victim
Quick Hits  |  3/26/2020  | 
A ransomware operator claims to have successfully attacked Chubb Insurance databases.
10 Security Services Options for SMBs
Slideshows  |  3/26/2020  | 
Outsourcing security remains one of the best ways for small to midsize businesses to protect themselves from cyberthreats.
Introducing Zero-Trust Access
Commentary  |  3/26/2020  | 
It's too early to tell whether ZTA will be a VPN killer or not, but major players are ramping up products in this new class of security technology that focuses on the cloud.
How Attackers Could Use Azure Apps to Sneak into Microsoft 365
News  |  3/24/2020  | 
Researchers warn Microsoft 365 account holders to pay attention to unknown applications that request permissions.
How to Secure Your Kubernetes Deployments
Commentary  |  3/24/2020  | 
As more companies shift their software to a microservices-based architecture and orchestrate their containerized applications in Kubernetes, distributed security controls become a must.
538 Million Weibo Users' Info for Sale on Dark Web
Quick Hits  |  3/23/2020  | 
The user data, which does not include passwords, purportedly comes from a mid-2019 breach.
8 Infosec Page-Turners for Days Spent Indoors
Slideshows  |  3/23/2020  | 
Stuck inside and looking for a new read? Check out these titles written by security practitioners and reporters across the industry.
200M Records of US Citizens Leaked in Unprotected Database
News  |  3/20/2020  | 
Researchers have not determined who owns the database, which was one of several large exposed instances disclosed this week.
VPN Usage Surges as More Nations Shut Down Offices
News  |  3/19/2020  | 
As social distancing becomes the norm, interest in virtual private networks has rocketed, with some providers already seeing a doubling in users and traffic since the beginning of the year.
New Study Calls Common Risk Figure into Question
News  |  3/19/2020  | 
Many risk models use a commonly quoted number -- $150 per record -- to estimate the cost of an incident. A new study from the Cyentia Institute says misusing that number means that estimates are almost never accurate.
Achieving DevSecOps Requires Cutting Through the Jargon
Commentary  |  3/19/2020  | 
Establishing a culture where security can work easily with developers starts with making sure they can at least speak the same language.
500,000 Documents Exposed in Open S3 Bucket Incident
Quick Hits  |  3/18/2020  | 
The open database exposed highly sensitive financial and business documents related to two financial organizations.
Startup Offering Secure Access to Corporate Apps Emerges from Stealth
News  |  3/17/2020  | 
Axis Security has raised $17 million in VC funding.
Remote Workforce Jumps 15% in Two Weeks
Quick Hits  |  3/17/2020  | 
Netskope reports the total number of remote employees is the highest it has ever observed.
What Cybersecurity Pros Really Think About Artificial Intelligence
Slideshows  |  3/13/2020  | 
While there's a ton of unbounded optimism from vendor marketing and consultant types, practitioners are still reserving a lot of judgment.
Cyberspace Solarium Commission Slams US Cybersecurity Readiness
Quick Hits  |  3/11/2020  | 
The federal commission outlined more than 60 recommendations to remedy major security problems.
COVID-19 Drives Rush to Remote Work. Is Your Security Team Ready?
News  |  3/11/2020  | 
A rapid transition to remote work puts pressure on security teams to understand and address a wave of potential security risks.
Cyber Resiliency, Cloud & the Evolving Role of the Firewall
Commentary  |  3/9/2020  | 
Today's defenses must be creative in both isolating threats and segmenting environments to prevent attacks. Here's why.
Threat Awareness: A Critical First Step in Detecting Adversaries
Commentary  |  3/9/2020  | 
One thing seems certain: Attackers are only getting more devious and lethal. Expect to see more advanced attacks.
7 Cloud Attack Techniques You Should Worry About
Slideshows  |  3/6/2020  | 
Security pros detail the common and concerning ways attackers target enterprise cloud environments.
Gotta Patch 'Em All? Not Necessarily, Experts Say
News  |  3/3/2020  | 
When it's impossible to remediate all vulnerabilities in an organization, data can indicate which bugs should be prioritized.
How Security Leaders at Starbucks and Microsoft Prepare for Breaches
News  |  3/2/2020  | 
Executives discuss the security incidents they're most worried about and the steps they take to prepare for them.


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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-2021-31547
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
An issue was discovered in the AbuseFilter extension for MediaWiki through 1.35.2. Its AbuseFilterCheckMatch API reveals suppressed edits and usernames to unprivileged users through the iteration of crafted AbuseFilter rules.
CVE-2021-31548
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
An issue was discovered in the AbuseFilter extension for MediaWiki through 1.35.2. A MediaWiki user who is partially blocked or was unsuccessfully blocked could bypass AbuseFilter and have their edits completed.
CVE-2021-31549
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
An issue was discovered in the AbuseFilter extension for MediaWiki through 1.35.2. The Special:AbuseFilter/examine form allowed for the disclosure of suppressed MediaWiki usernames to unprivileged users.
CVE-2021-31550
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
An issue was discovered in the CommentBox extension for MediaWiki through 1.35.2. Via crafted configuration variables, a malicious actor could introduce XSS payloads into various layers.
CVE-2021-31551
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
An issue was discovered in the PageForms extension for MediaWiki through 1.35.2. Crafted payloads for Token-related query parameters allowed for XSS on certain PageForms-managed MediaWiki pages.