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Content tagged with Cloud posted in August 2020
Fastly to Acquire Signal Sciences for $775M
Quick Hits  |  8/27/2020  | 
Signal Sciences' technology will be used to build a new web application and API security tool called [email protected]
6 Signs Your Supply Chain Risk Just Shot Up
Slideshows  |  8/26/2020  | 
Risk levels are not steady states. Here are six indications that the danger posed by your supply chain is headed in the wrong direction.
The 'Shared Responsibility' Misnomer: Why the Cloud Continues to Confound
Commentary  |  8/26/2020  | 
Under the "shared responsibility model," the security management of cloud offerings is split equally between the vendor and the customer. Easy enough, right?
Phishing Attack Used Box to Land in Victim Inboxes
News  |  8/25/2020  | 
A phishing attack targeting government and security organizations used a legitimate Box page with Microsoft 365 branding to trick victims.
Palo Alto Networks to Acquire The Crypsis Group for $265M
Quick Hits  |  8/25/2020  | 
This is the latest in a series of acquisitions that Palo Alto has made since 2018.
Cryptominer Found Embedded in AWS Community AMI
News  |  8/21/2020  | 
Researchers advise Amazon Web Services users running Community Amazon Machine Images to verify them for potentially malicious code.
How to Control Security Costs During a Down Economy
Commentary  |  8/19/2020  | 
Three key areas security professionals should watch when managing their budgets.
Adaptive Shield Emerges From Stealth
News  |  8/13/2020  | 
Israeli startup joins growing number of vendors offering platform for detecting and mitigating common configuration errors in cloud environments.
Symmetry Systems Emerges from Stealth
Quick Hits  |  8/11/2020  | 
Company behind Data Store and Object Security (DSOS) becomes public knowledge following a $3 million seed round of funding.
EU-US Privacy Shield Dissolution: What Happens Next?
Commentary  |  8/11/2020  | 
In a world that isn't private by design, security and liability implications for US-based cloud companies are huge.
Reddit Attack Defaces Dozens of Channels
Quick Hits  |  8/7/2020  | 
The attack has defaced the channels with images and content supporting Donald Trump.
Dark Reading Video News Desk Returns to Black Hat
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
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Exploiting Google Cloud Platform With Ease
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
Security engineer Dylan Ayrey and Cruise senior infrastructure security engineer Allison Donovan describe fundamental weaknesses in GCP identity management that enable privilege escalation and lateral movement.
Office 365's Vast Attack Surface & All the Ways You Don't Know You're Being Exploited Through It
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
Mandiant incident response managers Josh Madeley and Doug Bienstock describe how thoroughly Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) extends into corporate networks, describe both sophisticated and simple attacks theyve detected, and suggest mitigations as businesses rely more heavily on the cloud.
Microsoft Paid $13.7M in Bug Bounty Rewards in 2019-2020
Quick Hits  |  8/5/2020  | 
The 2019-2020 program year awarded 327 security researchers through 15 bounty programs, with a largest reward of $200,000.
Why Confidential Computing Is a Game Changer
Commentary  |  8/5/2020  | 
Confidential Computing is a transformational technology that should be part of every enterprise cloud deployment. It's time to start unlocking the possibilities together.
New 'Nanodegree' Program Provides Hands-On Cybersecurity Training
News  |  8/3/2020  | 
Emerging streamlined curriculum programs aim to help narrow the skills gap.


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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-2020-8291
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-18
A link preview rendering issue in Rocket.Chat versions before 3.9 could lead to potential XSS attacks.
CVE-2021-21796
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-18
An exploitable use-after-free vulnerability exists in the JavaScript implementation of Nitro Pro PDF. A specially crafted document can cause an object containing the path to a document to be destroyed and then later reused, resulting in a use-after-free vulnerability, which can lead to code executio...
CVE-2021-21797
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-18
An exploitable double-free vulnerability exists in the JavaScript implementation of Nitro Pro PDF. A specially crafted document can cause a reference to a timeout object to be stored in two different places. When closed, the document will result in the reference being released twice. This can lead t...
CVE-2021-22942
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-18
A possible open redirect vulnerability in the Host Authorization middleware in Action Pack >= 6.0.0 that could allow attackers to redirect users to a malicious website.
CVE-2021-22961
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-18
A code injection vulnerability exists within the firewall software of GlassWire v2.1.167 that could lead to arbitrary code execution from a file in the user path on first execution.