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Content tagged with Compliance posted in November 2019
Employee Privacy in a Mobile Workplace
Commentary  |  11/20/2019  | 
Why businesses need guidelines for managing their employees' personal information -- without compromising on security.
Americans Fed Up with Lack of Data Privacy
News  |  11/18/2019  | 
Eight out of every 10 US adults are worried over their inability to control how data about them is used, a new Pew Research survey shows.
Companies Increasingly Fail Interim Security Test, But Gap Narrows
News  |  11/12/2019  | 
Stability of PCI DSS helps companies cope and create more mature security programs, but some parts of the Payment Card Industry's Data Secure Standard continue to cause headaches.
To Prove Cybersecurity's Worth, Create a Cyber Balance Sheet
Commentary  |  11/7/2019  | 
How tying and measuring security investments to business impacts can elevate executives' understanding and commitment to cyber-risk reduction.
Microsoft Tools Focus on Insider Risk, Data Protection at Ignite 2019
News  |  11/4/2019  | 
New tools and updates aimed at addressing ongoing challenges with insider threats and sensitive data classification.


Data Leak Week: Billions of Sensitive Files Exposed Online
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  12/10/2019
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CVE-2019-19767
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
The Linux kernel before 5.4.2 mishandles ext4_expand_extra_isize, as demonstrated by use-after-free errors in __ext4_expand_extra_isize and ext4_xattr_set_entry, related to fs/ext4/inode.c and fs/ext4/super.c, aka CID-4ea99936a163.
CVE-2019-19768
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
In the Linux kernel 5.4.0-rc2, there is a use-after-free (read) in the __blk_add_trace function in kernel/trace/blktrace.c (which is used to fill out a blk_io_trace structure and place it in a per-cpu sub-buffer).
CVE-2019-19769
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
In the Linux kernel 5.3.10, there is a use-after-free (read) in the perf_trace_lock_acquire function (related to include/trace/events/lock.h).
CVE-2019-19770
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
In the Linux kernel 4.19.83, there is a use-after-free (read) in the debugfs_remove function in fs/debugfs/inode.c (which is used to remove a file or directory in debugfs that was previously created with a call to another debugfs function such as debugfs_create_file).
CVE-2019-19771
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
The lodahs package 0.0.1 for Node.js is a Trojan horse, and may have been installed by persons who mistyped the lodash package name. In particular, the Trojan horse finds and exfiltrates cryptocurrency wallets.