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Content tagged with Perimeter posted in May 2020
Digital Distancing with Microsegmentation
Commentary  |  5/29/2020  | 
Physical distancing has blunted a virus's impact; the same idea can be applied to computers and networks to minimize breaches, attacks, and infections.
Zscaler Buys Edge Networks
Quick Hits  |  5/29/2020  | 
The acquisition is Zscaler's second major buy this quarter.
NSA Warns Russia's 'Sandworm' Group Is Targeting Email Servers
Quick Hits  |  5/28/2020  | 
The Russian military group has been exploiting a flaw in the Exim mail transfer agent since last August, the NSA reports.
Microsoft Shares PonyFinal Threat Data, Warns of Delivery Tactics
News  |  5/27/2020  | 
PonyFinal is deployed in human-operated ransomware attacks, in which adversaries tailor their techniques based on knowledge of a target system.
World Leaders Urge Action Against Healthcare Cyberattacks
Quick Hits  |  5/26/2020  | 
The global call to end cybercrime targeting healthcare facilities has been signed by government leaders and Nobel laureates.
60% of Insider Threats Involve Employees Planning to Leave
News  |  5/20/2020  | 
Researchers shows most "flight-risk" employees planning to leave an organization tend to start stealing data two to eight weeks before they go.
Offers to Sell Enterprise Network Access Surge on Dark Web
Quick Hits  |  5/20/2020  | 
In contrast, Q1 2019 saw more interest in selling and buying access to individual servers.
Microsoft Warns of Vulnerability Affecting Windows DNS Server
Quick Hits  |  5/20/2020  | 
A new security advisory addresses a vulnerability that could be exploited to cause a denial-of-service attack.
Is Zero Trust the Best Answer to the COVID-19 Lockdown?
Commentary  |  5/20/2020  | 
Enterprises need to recognize that remote access and other pandemic-related security challenges cannot be fixed with buzzwords or silver-bullet security tools.
The 3 Top Cybersecurity Myths & What You Should Know
Commentary  |  5/18/2020  | 
With millions of employees now attempting to work from home, it's vital to challenge misconceptions about cybersecurity.
Ensuring Business Continuity in Times of Crisis
Commentary  |  5/14/2020  | 
Three basic but comprehensive steps can help you and your organization get through adversity
New Cyber-Espionage Framework Dubbed Ramsay
News  |  5/13/2020  | 
The framework is designed to collect and exfiltrate sensitive documents from air-gapped networks.
CyberArk Acquires Idaptive for Identity-as-a-Service Tech
Quick Hits  |  5/13/2020  | 
The $70 million deal is intended to help CyberArk strengthen its portfolio with secure and SaaS-based identity management.
More Tips for Staying Safe While Working from Home
Commentary  |  5/13/2020  | 
While some users are up to speed with the WFH protocol, it's worth adding a few more items to your security checklist.
Microsoft Fixes 111 Vulnerabilities for Patch Tuesday
News  |  5/12/2020  | 
This marks the third month in a row that Microsoft patched more than 100 bugs, of which 16 are classified as critical.
A-List Celebrity Law Firm Confirms Cyberattack
Quick Hits  |  5/12/2020  | 
Attackers claim to steal 756GB of data from Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, which includes Madonna and Lady Gaga among its clients.
Coronavirus, Data Privacy & the New Online Social Contract
Commentary  |  5/12/2020  | 
How governments can protect personal privacy in contact tracing while saving peoples' lives
As Remote Work Becomes the Norm, Security Fight Moves to Cloud, Endpoints
News  |  5/8/2020  | 
A majority of firms expect to keep more employees working remotely post-pandemic, forcing businesses to undertake more comprehensive digital and cloud transformations.
Microsoft Identity VP Shares How and Why to Ditch Passwords
News  |  5/7/2020  | 
Passwords are on their way out, says Joy Chik, who offers guidance for businesses hoping to shift away from them.
Maze Ransomware Operators Step Up Their Game
News  |  5/6/2020  | 
Investigations show Maze ransomware operators leave "nothing to chance" when putting pressure on victims to pay.
Microsoft Reportedly in Talks to Acquire CyberX
Quick Hits  |  5/6/2020  | 
CyberX was founded in 2013 and has raised $48 million to build its cybersecurity platform for IoT and industrial control systems.
Attackers Adapt Techniques to Pandemic Reality
News  |  5/5/2020  | 
Over the past several months, threat actors have quickly shifted their tactics to take advantage of interest in the coronavirus, two studies find.
Microsoft Challenges Security Researchers to Hack Azure Sphere
News  |  5/5/2020  | 
Participants can earn up to $100,000 for finding severe flaws in Microsoft's Linux-based Azure Sphere IoT operating system.
SMB Security Catches Up to Large Companies, Data Shows
News  |  5/4/2020  | 
Small and midsize businesses face issues similar to those of large organizations and have updated security practices to respond with threat hunting, patch management, and dedicated personnel.
Zoom Installers Used to Spread WebMonitor RAT
Quick Hits  |  5/4/2020  | 
Researchers warn the installers are legitimate but don't come from official sources of the Zoom app, including the Apple App Store and Google Play.
7 Tips for Security Pros Patching in a Pandemic
Slideshows  |  5/4/2020  | 
The shift to remote work has worsened patch management challenges and created new ones. Security pros share insights and best practices.
Industrial Networks' Newest Threat: Remote Users
Commentary  |  5/1/2020  | 
We know remote working isn't going away anytime soon, so it's crucial we be extra vigilant about security for industrial networks and critical infrastructure.


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Dark Reading Staff 1/15/2021
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CVE-2021-21238
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-21
PySAML2 is a pure python implementation of SAML Version 2 Standard. PySAML2 before 6.5.0 has an improper verification of cryptographic signature vulnerability. All users of pysaml2 that need to validate signed SAML documents are impacted. The vulnerability is a variant of XML Signature wrapping bec...
CVE-2021-21239
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-21
PySAML2 is a pure python implementation of SAML Version 2 Standard. PySAML2 before 6.5.0 has an improper verification of cryptographic signature vulnerability. Users of pysaml2 that use the default CryptoBackendXmlSec1 backend and need to verify signed SAML documents are impacted. PySAML2 does not ...
CVE-2021-21253
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-21
OnlineVotingSystem is an open source project hosted on GitHub. OnlineVotingSystem before version 1.1.2 hashes user passwords without a salt, which is vulnerable to dictionary attacks. Therefore there is a threat of security breach in the voting system. Without a salt, it is much easier for attacker...
CVE-2020-4966
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-21
IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2.6 does not set the secure attribute on authorization tokens or session cookies. Attackers may be able to get the cookie values by sending a http:// link to a user or by planting this link in a site the user goes to. The cookie will be sent to the...
CVE-2020-4968
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-21
IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2.6 uses weaker than expected cryptographic algorithms that could allow an attacker to decrypt highly sensitive information. IBM X-Force ID: 192427.