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Gap Between Security and Networking Teams May Hinder Tech Projects
Quick Hits  |  5/5/2021  | 
Professionals in each field describe a poor working relationship between the two teams
Wanted: The (Elusive) Cybersecurity 'All-Star'
News  |  5/5/2021  | 
Separate workforce studies by (ISC) and ISACA point to the need for security departments to work with existing staff to identify needs and bring entry-level people into the field.
Dark Reading Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Commentary  |  5/3/2021  | 
Cybersecurity news site begins 16th year with plans to improve site, deliver more content on cyber threats and best practices.
Challenging Our Education System to Nurture the Cyber Pipeline
Commentary  |  4/27/2021  | 
Let's teach students how to teach themselves. Once we do that, we will have taught a generation of students how to think like hackers.
In Appreciation: Dan Kaminsky
News  |  4/26/2021  | 
Beloved security industry leader and researcher passes away unexpectedly at the age of 42.
KnowBe4 Issues IPO to Drive Global Expansion, New Automation Features
News  |  4/23/2021  | 
Security awareness firm aims expand into Europe and Asia, and add automation and machine learning to its technology.
Name That Toon: Greetings, Earthlings
Commentary  |  4/22/2021  | 
Caption time! Come up with something out of this world for Dark Reading's latest contest, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
Dark Reading to Upgrade Site Design, Performance
Commentary  |  4/13/2021  | 
Improvements will make site content easier to navigate, faster, and more functional.
Biden Nominates Former NSA Officials for Top Cybersecurity Roles
News  |  4/12/2021  | 
President Biden has nominated Jen Easterly as the new director of CISA and is expected to nominate Chris Inglis as the first national cyber director.
Women Are Facing an Economic Crisis & the Cybersecurity Industry Can Help
Commentary  |  4/9/2021  | 
Investing in women's cybersecurity careers can bring enormous benefits and help undo some of the significant economic damage wrought by the pandemic.
Handcuffs Over AI: Solving Security Challenges With Law Enforcement
Commentary  |  4/8/2021  | 
We've tried everything else ... now it's time to make the prospect of getting caught -- and punished -- a real deterrent to cybercrime.
Cartoon Caption Winner: Something Seems Afoul
Commentary  |  4/7/2021  | 
And the winner of Dark Readings's March cartoon caption contest is ...
US Tech Dominance Rides on Securing Intellectual Property
Commentary  |  4/2/2021  | 
A recent, mostly overlooked pardon points to a big problem in the US tech industry: Intellectual property offers a lucrative golden ticket for insiders.
Solving the Leadership Buy-In Impasse With Data
Commentary  |  4/1/2021  | 
Justify your requirements with real numbers to get support for security investments.
Advice From Security Experts: How to Approach Security in the New Normal
Commentary  |  3/31/2021  | 
Here are the biggest lessons they've learned after a year of work from home, and how they advise their counterparts at organizations to proceed as a result of those lessons.
Data Bias in Machine Learning: Implications for Social Justice
Commentary  |  3/26/2021  | 
Take historically biased data, then add AI and ML to compound and exacerbate the problem.
Security Operations in the World We Live in Now
Commentary  |  3/25/2021  | 
Despite the challenges of remote work, security operations teams can position themselves well for the future.
The CIO's Shifting Role: Improving Security With Shared Responsibility
Commentary  |  3/25/2021  | 
CIOs must create a culture centered around cybersecurity that is easily visible and manageable.
CSA & ISACA Team Up on Cloud Auditing Certificate
News  |  3/22/2021  | 
The Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge aims to fill a gap in the market for cloud IT auditing as more organizations work in cloud environments.
Qualys CEO Courtot Departs for Health Reasons
Quick Hits  |  3/22/2021  | 
The well-known security industry entrepreneur initially took a leave of absence in February.
Women's History Month: Making Mentorship Meaningful
Commentary  |  3/18/2021  | 
This month is a perfect opportunity for us to take a step back and think about what role we want to play as women in the technology sector.
Software Development Security Firm Argon Announces Launch
Quick Hits  |  3/16/2021  | 
Check Point founder Shlomo Kramer is one of the firm's investors.
Actionable Tips for Engaging the Board on Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  3/11/2021  | 
Up your game with your company's board of directors to help them understand your cybersecurity priorities.
KnowBe4 Buys Competitor MediaPRO
Quick Hits  |  3/8/2021  | 
Known for its phishing simulation platform, KnowBe4 says deal will help it expand in privacy and compliance training market.
John McAfee Charged in 'Pump & Dump' Cryptocurrency Scheme
Quick Hits  |  3/4/2021  | 
Justice officials claim antivirus founder and associate fraudulently promoted altcoins via Twitter.
Design, Security, Tech Is the New Stack You Should Be Building
Commentary  |  3/3/2021  | 
Instead of different departments managing information systems, Ally Financial has combined data, digitization, security, and design into a single "stack" of human resources.
Building a Next-Generation SOC Starts With Holistic Operations
Commentary  |  3/1/2021  | 
The proper template for a modernized SOC team is one that operates seamlessly across domains with a singular, end-to-end view.
Virginia Takes Different Tack Than California With Data Privacy Law
Commentary  |  2/18/2021  | 
Online businesses targeting Virginia consumers and have personal data of 100,000 consumers in the state must conform to the new statute.
Black History Month 2021: Time to Talk Diversity and Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  2/16/2021  | 
In an industry that consistently needs new ideas, it's essential to have individuals who think, speak, and act in diverse ways.
How to Submit a Column to Dark Reading
Commentary  |  2/15/2021  | 
Have a new idea, a lesson learned, or a call to action for your fellow cybersecurity professionals? Here's how to submit your Commentary pieces to Dark Reading.
How Neurodiversity Can Strengthen Cybersecurity Defense
Commentary  |  2/9/2021  | 
Team members from different backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, and neurological abilities are best equipped to tackle today's security challenges.
Cartoon Caption Winner: Insider Threat
Commentary  |  2/8/2021  | 
And the winner of Dark Reading's January cartoon caption contest is ...
Many Cybersecurity Job Candidates Are Subpar, While On-the-Job Training Falls Short
News  |  1/27/2021  | 
With demand for skilled cybersecurity workers so high, is it really surprising that most companies are seeing fewer qualified applicants?
Virtual Pen-Testing Competition Tasks College Students With Running a Red Team Operation
News  |  1/13/2021  | 
Aimed at developing offensive cyber talent, last weekend's sixth annual Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition brought out some of the brightest from RIT and Stanford, among other universities.
How to Boost Executive Buy-In for Security Investments
Commentary  |  1/12/2021  | 
Linking security budgets to breach-protection outcomes helps executives balance spending against risk and earns CISOs greater respect in the C-suite.
Security Operations Struggle to Defend Value, Keep Workers
News  |  1/12/2021  | 
Companies continue to value security operations centers but the economics are increasingly challenging, with high analyst turnover and questions raised over return on investment.
Over-Sharer or Troublemaker? How to Identify Insider-Risk Personas
Commentary  |  1/12/2021  | 
It's past time to begin charting insider risk indicators that identify risky behavior and stop it in its tracks.
2021 Cybersecurity Predictions: The Intergalactic Battle Begins
Commentary  |  12/18/2020  | 
There's much in store for the future of cybersecurity, and the most interesting things aren't happening on Earth.
Black Hat Europe: Dark Reading Video News Desk Coverage
News  |  12/10/2020  | 
Coming to you from virtual backgrounds and beautifully curated bookcases around the world, Dark Reading brings you video interviews with the leading researchers speaking at this week's Black Hat Europe.
Security Incidents Are 'Tip of the Iceberg,' Says UK Security Official
News  |  12/9/2020  | 
Pete Cooper, deputy director of cyber defense for the UK Cabinet Office, emphasized the importance of security fundamentals, collaboration, and diversity in his Black Hat Europe keynote talk.
Gula Tech Foundation to Award $1M in Grants to Infosec Nonprofits
Quick Hits  |  12/8/2020  | 
The first Gula Tech Foundation competitive grant program will focus on increasing African American engagement in cybersecurity.
From FUD to Fix: Why the CISO-Vendor Partnership Needs to Change Now
Commentary  |  12/3/2020  | 
CISOs and their staffs are up against too many systems, screens, and alerts, with too few solutions to effectively address pain points.
Automated Pen Testing: Can It Replace Humans?
Commentary  |  12/2/2020  | 
These tools have come a long way, but are they far enough along to make human pen testers obsolete?
The Cybersecurity Skills Gap: It Doesn't Have to Be This Way
Commentary  |  12/1/2020  | 
Once it becomes clear that off-the-shelf experts aren't realistic at scale, cultivating entry-level talent emerges as the only long-term solution -- not just for a hiring organization but for the field as a whole.
Can't Afford a Full-time CISO? Try the Virtual Version
Commentary  |  12/1/2020  | 
A vCISO can align a company's information security program to business strategy and budgeting guidance to senior management.
2020 Cybersecurity Holiday Gift Guide for Kids
Slideshows  |  12/1/2020  | 
Grab some wrapping paper: These STEM toys and games are sure to spark creativity and hone coding and logic skills among a future generation of cybersecurity pros.
Failing Toward Zero: Why Your Security Needs to Fail to Get Better
Commentary  |  11/27/2020  | 
Each security incident should lead to a successive reduction in future incidences of the same type. Organizations that fail toward zero embrace failure and learn from their mistakes.
Why Security Awareness Training Should Be Backed by Security by Design
News  |  11/25/2020  | 
Cybersecurity training needs an overhaul, though the training itself is only one small part of how security teams can influence user behavior.
As 'Anywhere Work' Evolves, Security Will Be Key Challenge
News  |  11/23/2020  | 
Companies should plan their future workforce model now, so they have time to implement the necessary tools, including cybersecurity and seamless remote access, a Forrester report says.
10 Undergraduate Security Degree Programs to Explore
Slideshows  |  11/23/2020  | 
Colleges and universities are ramping up cybersecurity education with a wider range of degree programs and more resources for students to build their infosec careers.
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CVE-2021-31755
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
An issue was discovered on Tenda AC11 devices with firmware through 02.03.01.104_CN. A stack buffer overflow vulnerability in /goform/setmac allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on the system via a crafted post request.
CVE-2021-31756
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
An issue was discovered on Tenda AC11 devices with firmware through 02.03.01.104_CN. A stack buffer overflow vulnerability in /gofrom/setwanType allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on the system via a crafted post request. This occurs when input vector controlled by malicious attack get copie...
CVE-2021-31757
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
An issue was discovered on Tenda AC11 devices with firmware through 02.03.01.104_CN. A stack buffer overflow vulnerability in /goform/setVLAN allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on the system via a crafted post request.
CVE-2021-31758
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
An issue was discovered on Tenda AC11 devices with firmware through 02.03.01.104_CN. A stack buffer overflow vulnerability in /goform/setportList allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on the system via a crafted post request.
CVE-2021-31458
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Foxit Reader 10.1.1.37576. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within the handlin...