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Content tagged with Cloud posted in June 2015
Getting To Yes: Negotiating Technology Innovation & Security Risk
Commentary  |  6/30/2015  | 
As enterprises look for ways to leverage the cloud, mobility, Big Data, and social media for competitive advantage, CISOs can no longer give blanket refusals to IT experimentation.
Cisco 'Everywhere': Networking Giant To Buy OpenDNS For $635 Million
Quick Hits  |  6/30/2015  | 
OpenDNS, which provides threat intelligence via a software-as-a-service offering, expected to enhance Cisco's existing cloud security offerings.
Clever CryptoWall Spreading Via New Attacks
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Top ransomware doesn't waste time jumping on the latest Flash zero-day, and hops rides on click fraud campaigns, too.
CSA Announces New Working Group For Cloud Security API Standards
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
CipherCloud, Deloitte, InfoSys, Intel Security and SAP all on board to start developing vendor-neutral guidelines that could further accelerate CASB growth
4 Ways Cloud Usage Is Putting Health Data At Risk
News  |  6/26/2015  | 
A huge shadow IT problem is just one of the risks of uncontrolled cloud usage in healthcare organizations, new study shows.
Stealthy Fobber Malware Takes Anti-Analysis To New Heights
News  |  6/25/2015  | 
Built off the Tinba banking Trojan and distributed through the elusive HanJuan exploit kit, Fobber info-stealer defies researchers with layers upon layers of encryption.
5 Things You Probably Missed In The Verizon DBIR
Slideshows  |  6/25/2015  | 
A look at a few of the lesser-noticed but meaty nuggets in the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).
How To Avoid Collateral Damage In Cybercrime Takedowns
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Internet pioneer and DNS expert Paul Vixie says 'passive DNS' is way to shut down malicious servers and infrastructure without affecting innocent users.
3 Clues That Collaboration And File Sharing Tools Are Cloud Security's Weak Link
News  |  6/23/2015  | 
Cloud collaboration and file sharing applications continue to raise CISOs' blood pressure.
Security Surveys: Read With Caution
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
Im skeptical of industry surveys that tell security practitioners what they already know. Dont state the obvious. Tell us the way forward.
7 Top Security Quotes From London Technology Week
Slideshows  |  6/19/2015  | 
Tech events across the city hit on IoT, smart cities, mobility and Legos.
Smart Cities', IoT's Key Challenges: Security, Lack of Standards
News  |  6/17/2015  | 
London Technology Week: At IFSEC, futurologist Simon Moores asks who's responsible when a smart city crashes.
Few Skills Needed to Build DDoS Infrastructure, Honeypot Project Shows
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
Novetta's analysis of the tactics used by attackers to exploit a flaw in Elasticsearch shows script kiddies can build DDoS attacks.
Smart Cities, Finance Security Hot Topics At London Technology Week
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
IFSEC, Interop, Black Hat, DarkReading's Crash Course, and over 100 other tech events descend upon London next week.
The Promises And Perils Of The Healthcare Internet Of Things
Partner Perspectives  |  6/11/2015  | 
Connected devices are working wonders for managing treatment, but their integration with consumer technology and cloud computing raises significant security issues.
Why the Firewall is Increasingly Irrelevant
Commentary  |  6/10/2015  | 
It will take a dramatic reimagining of security to dedicate focus to the areas where company data actually resides. It starts with tearing down the firewall.
Firewalls Sustain Foundation of Sound Security
Commentary  |  6/10/2015  | 
Simply put, organizations that cannot maintain rigid firewall enforcement are more likely to be compromised.
Quantifying Shadow Data In The Cloud
Slideshows  |  6/8/2015  | 
Report shows how much data users really are exposing on SaaS services.
7 Critical Criteria for Data Encryption In The Cloud
Commentary  |  6/8/2015  | 
Encrypting the huge number of data files stored in a public cloud today is like bubble-wrapping an entire house. Better to focus on the fragile items that matter.
Shared Responsibility A Key To Effective Cloud Security
News  |  6/8/2015  | 
Former Walmart security architect talks shared responsibility in the cloud and the reason security architecture needs to change in cloud environments.
Web App Developers Putting Millions At Risk
News  |  6/4/2015  | 
German security researchers find 56 million data records lying unprotected in cloud back-end databases.
Securing Private and Hybrid Clouds
Partner Perspectives  |  6/4/2015  | 
As-a-service models offer huge opportunities, but also complicate security.
How The Hacker Economy Impacts Your Network & The Cloud
Commentary  |  6/4/2015  | 
To protect data against growing threats, networks must now act as both sensor and enforcer around traffic that passes through users and data centers to the cloud.
IoT Devices Hosted On Vulnerable Clouds In 'Bad Neighborhoods'
News  |  6/2/2015  | 
OpenDNS report finds that organizations may be more susceptible to Internet of Things devices than they realize.
Microsoft Windows 10: Three Security Features To Know About
News  |  6/1/2015  | 
Microsoft's next-generation operating system Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8.1 users on July 29. But Windows Enterprise version customers will have to wait until later this year.


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Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  12/10/2019
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CVE-2019-12420
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
In Apache SpamAssassin before 3.4.3, a message can be crafted in a way to use excessive resources. Upgrading to SA 3.4.3 as soon as possible is the recommended fix but details will not be shared publicly.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
In phpfastcache before 5.1.3, there is a possible object injection vulnerability in cookie driver.
CVE-2018-11805
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
In Apache SpamAssassin before 3.4.3, nefarious CF files can be configured to run system commands without any output or errors. With this, exploits can be injected in a number of scenarios. In addition to upgrading to SA 3.4.3, we recommend that users should only use update channels or 3rd party .cf ...
CVE-2019-5061
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the hostapd 2.6, where an attacker could trigger AP to send IAPP location updates for stations, before the required authentication process has completed. This could lead to different denial of service scenarios, either by causing CAM table att...
CVE-2019-5062
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the 802.11w security state handling for hostapd 2.6 connected clients with valid 802.11w sessions. By simulating an incomplete new association, an attacker can trigger a deauthentication against stations using 802.11w, resulting in a denial of...