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Content tagged with Cloud posted in July 2019
Google Cloud Debuts New Security Capabilities
Quick Hits  |  7/31/2019  | 
Updates include Advanced Protection Program for the enterprise and general availability of password vaulted apps in Cloud Identity and G Suite.
Why the Network Is Central to IoT Security
Commentary  |  7/31/2019  | 
Is there something strange about your network activity? Better make sure all of your IoT devices are under control.
Former Twitter CISO Launches Startup to Secure Cloud Collaboration
News  |  7/31/2019  | 
Altitude Networks, led by Michael Coates and Amir Kavousian, aims to prevent accidental and malicious file sharing.
Container Security Is Falling Behind Container Deployments
News  |  7/30/2019  | 
Organizations are increasingly turning to containers even though they are not as confident in the security of those containers, according to a new survey.
Capital One Breach Affects 100M US Citizens, 6M Canadians
News  |  7/30/2019  | 
The breach exposed credit card application data, Social Security numbers, and linked bank accounts, among other information.
Suffering SOC Saga Continues
News  |  7/30/2019  | 
New study exposes low confidence among security professionals in their security operations centers.
CISOs Must Evolve to a Data-First Security Program
Commentary  |  7/30/2019  | 
Such a program will require effort and reprioritization, but it will let your company fight modern-day threats and protect your most important assets.
4 Network Security Mistakes Bound to Bite You
Commentary  |  7/29/2019  | 
It's Shark Week again! Are you ready to outmaneuver sharks of the cyber variety? These tips can help.
9 Things That Don't Worry You Today (But Should)
Slideshows  |  7/29/2019  | 
There are security concerns that go far beyond the usual suspects. Here are some that should be on your list of scary things.
FormGet Storage Bucket Leaks Passport Scans, Bank Details
Quick Hits  |  7/26/2019  | 
Exposed files include mortgage and loan information, passport and driver's license scans, internal corporate files, and shipping labels.
New IPS Architecture Uses Network Flow Data for Analysis
News  |  7/23/2019  | 
Can a stream of data intended for network performance monitoring be the basis of network security? One company says the answer is 'yes.'
How Cybercriminals Break into the Microsoft Cloud
News  |  7/22/2019  | 
Microsoft and Trimarc researchers explore the most common attacks against the cloud and effective defenses and mitigation.
Calculating the Value of Security
Commentary  |  7/18/2019  | 
What will it take to align staff and budget to protect the organization?
Sprint Reveals Account Breach via Samsung Website
News  |  7/17/2019  | 
The last-June breach exposed data including names, phone numbers, and account numbers.
A Password Management Report Card
Commentary  |  7/17/2019  | 
New research on password management tools identifies the relative strengths and weaknesses of 12 competing offerings.
Data Loss, Leakage Top Cloud Security Concerns
Quick Hits  |  7/17/2019  | 
Compliance, accidental exposure of credentials, and data control are also primary concerns for senior IT and security managers.
Security Snapshot: OS, Authentication, Browser & Cloud Trends
News  |  7/16/2019  | 
New research shows cloud apps are climbing, SMS authentication is falling, Chrome is the enterprise browser favorite, and Android leads outdated devices.
Symantec Builds Out Cloud Portfolio to Enforce 'Zero Trust'
Quick Hits  |  7/16/2019  | 
New additions to its Integrated Cyber Defense Platform aim to give businesses greater control over access to cloud resources and applications.
18% of Enterprises Holding Back on Windows 10 Upgrade
Quick Hits  |  7/15/2019  | 
Microsoft will officially end support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. Many large businesses aren't ready.
Is Machine Learning the Future of Cloud-Native Security?
Commentary  |  7/15/2019  | 
The nature of containers and microservices makes them harder to protect. Machine learning might be the answer going forward.
German Schools Ban Office 365, Cite Privacy Concerns
Quick Hits  |  7/12/2019  | 
The ruling follows years of debate over whether German schools and institutions should use Microsoft tools and services.
A Lawyers Guide to Cyber Insurance: 4 Basic Tips
Commentary  |  7/12/2019  | 
The time to read the fine print in your cybersecurity insurance policy is before you sign on the dotted line.
Data Center Changes Push Cyber Risk to Network's Edge
News  |  7/11/2019  | 
Changes in fundamental enterprise architectures coupled with shifts in human resources mean that companies are considering new risks to their infrastructure.
The Security of Cloud Applications
Commentary  |  7/11/2019  | 
Despite the great success of the cloud over the last decade, misconceptions continue to persist. Here's why the naysayers are wrong.
Industry Insight: Checking Up on Healthcare Security
News  |  7/10/2019  | 
Modern threats putting healthcare organization at risk, how they're improving their security posture, and where many fall short.
Why You Need a Global View of IT Assets
Commentary  |  7/10/2019  | 
It may seem obvious, but many companies lose sight of the fact that they can't protect what they don't know they even have.
Organizations Are Adapting Authentication for Cloud Applications
News  |  7/9/2019  | 
Companies see the changing demands of cloud identity management but are mixed in their responses to those demands.
Cloud Security and Risk Mitigation
Commentary  |  7/9/2019  | 
Just because your data isn't on-premises doesn't mean you're not responsible for security.
DevOps' Inevitable Disruption of Security Strategy
News  |  7/9/2019  | 
Black Hat USA programming will dive into the ways DevOps-driven shifts in practices and tools are introducing both new vulnerabilities and new ways of securing enterprises.


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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  3/24/2020
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An issue was discovered in Open Source Social Network (OSSN) through 5.3. A user-controlled file path with a weak cryptographic rand() can be used to read any file with the permissions of the webserver. This can lead to further compromise. The attacker must conduct a brute-force attack against the S...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
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PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
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PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
Insecure, default path permissions in PHOENIX CONTACT PC WORX SRT through 1.14 allow for local privilege escalation.