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Content tagged with Cloud posted in September 2019
Cloud Vulnerability Could Let One Server Compromise Thousands
News  |  9/27/2019  | 
A flaw in the OnApp cloud management platform could let an attacker compromise a private cloud with access to a single server.
Is Your Organization Suffering from Security Tool Sprawl?
Commentary  |  9/27/2019  | 
Most companies have too many tools, causing increased costs and security issues.
Cloud-Native Applications: Shift to Serverless is Underway
News  |  9/26/2019  | 
A new report explores changes in cloud-native applications and complexities involved with securing them.
When Compliance Isn't Enough: A Case for Integrated Risk Management
News  |  9/25/2019  | 
Why governance, risk, and compliance solutions lull companies into a false sense of security, and how to form a more effective approach.
Microsoft's Azure Sentinel SIEM Now Generally Available
Quick Hits  |  9/25/2019  | 
The cloud-native SIEM is designed to search data from users, applications, servers, and devices running on-prem and in the cloud.
Microsoft Defender Bug Fixed with Emergency Patch
Quick Hits  |  9/24/2019  | 
A second out-of-band patch issued this week addresses a denial-of-service vulnerability in Microsoft Defender.
7 Ways VPNs Can Turn from Ally to Threat
Slideshows  |  9/21/2019  | 
VPNs are critical pieces of the security infrastructure, but they can be vulnerable, hackable, and weaponized against you. Here are seven things to be aware of before you ignore your VPN.
WeWork's Wi-Fi Exposed Files, Credentials, Emails
Quick Hits  |  9/20/2019  | 
For years, sensitive documents and corporate data have been easily viewable on the coworking space's open network.
BSIMM10 Emphasizes DevOps' Role in Software Security
News  |  9/19/2019  | 
The latest model, with insights from 122 firms, shows DevOps adoption is far enough along to influence how companies approach software security.
Security Pros Value Disclosure ... Sometimes
Quick Hits  |  9/19/2019  | 
Security professionals will coordinate disclosure with researchers but may keep their self-discovered vulnerabilities secret, a new study shows.
Ping Identity Prices IPO at $15 per Share
Quick Hits  |  9/19/2019  | 
The identity management company plans to sell 12.5 million shares, raising $187.5 million in its initial public offering.
One Arrested in Ecuador's Mega Data Leak
Quick Hits  |  9/18/2019  | 
Officials arrest a leader of consulting firm Novaestrat, which owned an unprotected server that exposed 20.8 million personal records.
How Ransomware Criminals Turn Friends into Enemies
Commentary  |  9/18/2019  | 
Managed service providers are the latest pawns in ransomware's game of chess.
5 Common Cloud Configuration Mistakes
Commentary  |  9/17/2019  | 
It's a joint responsibility to keep data safe in the cloud. Here's what cloud customers must do to keep their end of the bargain.
Oracle Expands Cloud Security Services at OpenWorld 2019
News  |  9/16/2019  | 
The company broadens its portfolio with new services developed to centralize and automate cloud security.
Data Leak Affects Most of Ecuador's Population
News  |  9/16/2019  | 
An unsecured database containing 18GB of data exposed more than 20 million records, most of which held details about Ecuadorian citizens.
Security Leaders Share Tips for Boardroom Chats
Slideshows  |  9/12/2019  | 
Cisco, Oracle, and LinkedIn security leaders share their challenges in communicating with business teams and advice for how CISOs can navigate the relationship.
Third-Party Features Leave Websites More Vulnerable to Attack
Quick Hits  |  9/10/2019  | 
A new report points out the dangers to customer data of website reliance on multiple third parties.
Two Zero-Days Fixed in Microsoft Patch Rollout
News  |  9/10/2019  | 
September's Patch Tuesday addressed 80 vulnerabilities, two of which have already been exploited in the wild.
AI Is Everywhere, but Don't Ignore the Basics
Commentary  |  9/10/2019  | 
Artificial intelligence is no substitute for common sense, and it works best in combination with conventional cybersecurity technology. Here are the basic requirements and best practices you need to know.
More Than 99% of Cyberattacks Need Victims' Help
News  |  9/9/2019  | 
Research highlights how most criminals exploit human curiosity and trust to click, download, install, open, and send money or information.
Job-Seeker Data Exposed in Monster File Leak
Quick Hits  |  9/6/2019  | 
The job website says it cannot notify users since the exposure occurred on a third-party organization's servers.
Crimeware: How Criminals Built a Business to Target Businesses
News  |  9/5/2019  | 
A new report investigates the evolution of crimeware, how businesses underestimate the threat, and why they should be concerned.
419M Facebook User Phone Numbers Publicly Exposed
Quick Hits  |  9/5/2019  | 
It's still unclear who owned the server storing hundreds of millions of records online without a password.
Phishing Campaign Uses SharePoint to Slip Past Defenses
News  |  9/4/2019  | 
Cybercriminals targeting financial institutions in the UK bypassed Symantec email gateway and other perimeter technologies.
A Tale of Two Buzzwords: 'Automated' and 'Autonomous' Solutions Aren't the Same Thing
Commentary  |  9/4/2019  | 
Enterprises must learn the difference between the two and the appropriate use cases for each.
Multicloud Businesses Face Higher Breach Risk
News  |  9/3/2019  | 
A new report finds 52% of multicloud environments have suffered a breach within the past year, compared with 24% of hybrid cloud users.
3 Promising Technologies Making an Impact on Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  9/3/2019  | 
The common thread: Each acts as a force multiplier, adding value to every other security technology around it.


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CVE-2020-9498
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
Apache Guacamole 1.1.0 and older may mishandle pointers involved inprocessing data received via RDP static virtual channels. If a userconnects to a malicious or compromised RDP server, a series ofspecially-crafted PDUs could result in memory corruption, possiblyallowing arbitrary code to be executed...
CVE-2020-3282
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Session Management Edition, Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM & Presence Service, and Cisco Unity Connection could allow an unauthenticated, remote attack...
CVE-2020-5909
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
In versions 3.0.0-3.5.0, 2.0.0-2.9.0, and 1.0.1, when users run the command displayed in NGINX Controller user interface (UI) to fetch the agent installer, the server TLS certificate is not verified.
CVE-2020-5910
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
In versions 3.0.0-3.5.0, 2.0.0-2.9.0, and 1.0.1, the Neural Autonomic Transport System (NATS) messaging services in use by the NGINX Controller do not require any form of authentication, so any successful connection would be authorized.
CVE-2020-5911
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
In versions 3.0.0-3.5.0, 2.0.0-2.9.0, and 1.0.1, the NGINX Controller installer starts the download of Kubernetes packages from an HTTP URL On Debian/Ubuntu system.