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First American Financial Corp. Left Mortgage Data Exposed on Website
Quick Hits  |  5/24/2019  | 
Real estate title firm reportedly has closed a hole in its website that had left hundreds of millions of real estate tile insurance files accessible without authentication, according to KrebsOnSecurity.
How Security Vendors Can Address the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage
Commentary  |  5/24/2019  | 
The talent gap is too large for any one sector, and cybersecurity vendors have a big role to play in helping to close it.
Researcher Publishes Four Zero-Day Exploits in Three Days
News  |  5/23/2019  | 
The exploits for local privilege escalation vulnerabilities in Windows could be integrated into malware before Microsoft gets a chance to fix the issues.
To Manage Security Risk, Manage Data First
News  |  5/23/2019  | 
At Interop 2019, IT and security experts urged attendees to focus on data asset management as a means of mitigating risk.
Mobile Exploit Fingerprints Devices with Sensor Calibration Data
Quick Hits  |  5/23/2019  | 
Data from routines intended to calibrate motion sensors can identify individual iOS and Android devices in a newly released exploit.
Google's Origin & the Danger of Link Sharing
Commentary  |  5/23/2019  | 
How the act of sharing links to files stored in a public cloud puts organizations at risk, and what security teams can do to safeguard data and PII.
Incident Response: 3 Easy Traps & How to Avoid Them
Commentary  |  5/23/2019  | 
Sage legal advice about navigating a data breach from a troubleshooting cybersecurity outside counsel.
Alphabet's Chronicle Explores Code-Signing Abuse in the Wild
News  |  5/22/2019  | 
A new analysis highlights the prevalence of malware signed by certificate authorities and the problems with trust-based security.
New Software Skims Credit Card Info From Online Credit Card Transactions
Quick Hits  |  5/22/2019  | 
The new exploit builds a fake frame around legitimate portions of an online commerce website.
Proving the Value of Security Awareness with Metrics that 'Deserve More'
Commentary  |  5/22/2019  | 
Without metrics that matter to the business, awareness programs will continue to be the bastard child of security.
The 3 Cybersecurity Rules of Trust
Commentary  |  5/22/2019  | 
Every day, keeping anything secure requires being smart about trust. The rules of trust will keep you and your data safer.
Consumer IoT Devices Are Compromising Enterprise Networks
News  |  5/22/2019  | 
While IoT devices continue to multiply, the latest studies show a dangerous lack of visibility into those connected to enterprise networks.
What You Need to Know About Zero Trust Security
Slideshows  |  5/22/2019  | 
The zero trust model might be the answer to a world in which perimeters are made to be breached. Is it right for your organization?
Satan Ransomware Adds More Evil Tricks
News  |  5/21/2019  | 
The latest changes to the Satan ransomware framework demonstrate attackers are changing their operations while targeting victims more carefully.
49 Million Instagram Influencer Records Exposed in Open Database
Quick Hits  |  5/21/2019  | 
An AWS-hosted database was configured with no username or password required for access to personal data.
To Narrow the Cyber Skills Gap with Attackers, Cut the Red Tape
Commentary  |  5/21/2019  | 
Attackers are getting further ahead, and entrenched corporate rules shoulder much of the blame.
Old Threats Are New Again
Commentary  |  5/21/2019  | 
They may look familiar to you, and that isn't a coincidence. New threats are often just small twists on old ones.
TeamViewer Admits Breach from 2016
Quick Hits  |  5/20/2019  | 
The company says it stopped the attack launched by a Chinese hacking group.
DHS Warns of Data Theft via Chinese-Made Drones
Quick Hits  |  5/20/2019  | 
The drones are reportedly built with parts that can compromise organizations' data and share it on a server accessible to the Chinese government.
Financial Sector Under Siege
Commentary  |  5/20/2019  | 
The old take-the-money-and-run approach has been replaced by siege tactics such as DDOS attacks and land-and-expand campaigns with multiple points of persistence and increased dwell time.
Killer SecOps Skills: Soft Is the New Hard
Commentary  |  5/20/2019  | 
The sooner we give mindsets and tool sets equal bearing, the better. We must put SOC team members through rigorous training for emergency situations.
Artist Uses Malware in Installation
Quick Hits  |  5/17/2019  | 
A piece of 'art' currently up for auction features six separate types of malware running on a vulnerable computer.
Q1 2019 Smashes Record For Most Reported Vulnerabilities in a Quarter
News  |  5/17/2019  | 
Once again, a high-proportion of the reported flaws have no current fix, according to Risk Based Security.
When Older Windows Systems Won't Die
News  |  5/17/2019  | 
Microsoft's decision to patch unsupported machines for the critical CVE-2019-0708 flaw is a reminder that XP, 2003, and other older versions of Windows still run in some enterprises.
Exposed Elasticsearch Database Compromises Data on 8M People
Quick Hits  |  5/17/2019  | 
Personal data exposed includes full names, physical and email addresses, birthdates, phone numbers, and IP addresses.
A Trustworthy Digital Foundation Is Essential to Digital Government
Commentary  |  5/17/2019  | 
Agencies must take steps to ensure that citizens trust in the security of government's digital channels.
Google to Replace Titan Security Keys Affected by Bluetooth Bug
News  |  5/16/2019  | 
A misconfiguration in Bluetooth Titan Security Keys' pairing protocols could compromise users under specific circumstances.
Executive Order Limits Certain Tech Sales, Hits Huawei Hard
Quick Hits  |  5/16/2019  | 
The executive order signed by President Trump bars the sale or installation of equipment seen to be controlled by hostile foreign governments and a threat to national security.
The Data Problem in Security
Commentary  |  5/16/2019  | 
CISOs must consider reputation, resiliency, and regulatory impact to establish their organization's guidelines around what data matters most.
Cyber Workforce Exec Order: Right Question, Wrong Answer
Commentary  |  5/16/2019  | 
Shuffling resources, adding administrative process, and creating a competition and incentive system will do little to grow and mature the talent we need to meet the cybersecurity challenges we face.
New Intel Vulnerabilities Bring Fresh CPU Attack Dangers
News  |  5/15/2019  | 
Four newly discovered vulns from the speculative-execution family bring Meltdown-like threats to Intel's processors.
Introducing the Digital Transformation Architect
Commentary  |  5/15/2019  | 
Bet-the-company transformation that expands the attack surface requires close alignment and leadership across executive, IT and security teams.
Windows 10 Migration: Getting It Right
Commentary  |  5/15/2019  | 
The transition to Windows 10 doesn't need to be a sprint. Organizations can still take advantage of the security in Windows 7 while gaining added management flexibility from the newer OS.
Website Attack Attempts Rose by 69% in 2018
News  |  5/14/2019  | 
Millions of websites have been compromised, but the most likely malware isn't cyptomining: it's quietly stealing files and redirecting traffic, a new Sitelock report shows.
Resolution Requires Cybersecurity Training for Members of Congress
Quick Hits  |  5/14/2019  | 
A bipartisan resolution would mandate IT and cybersecurity training for all members of Congress, their staff, and employees.
Commercial Spyware Uses WhatsApp Flaw to Infect Phones
News  |  5/14/2019  | 
A single flaw allowed attackers thought to be linked to a government to target human rights workers and install surveillance software by sending a phone request. The victims did not even have to answer.
Uniqlo Parent Company Says Hack Compromised 461,091
Quick Hits  |  5/14/2019  | 
Fast Retailing Co. reports cyberattackers accessed accounts registered to its Japanese Uniqlo and GU brand websites.
Microsoft Patches Wormable Vuln in Windows 7, 2003, XP, Server 2008
News  |  5/14/2019  | 
Microsoft releases security updates for some out-of-support systems to fix a bug that could be weaponized as a worm if exploited.
Missing in Action: Cybersecurity Professionals
Commentary  |  5/14/2019  | 
Just as every organization security team's needs are unique, so are the reasons for the shortage of candidates for open positions. Here are five strategies to help you close the gap.
Effective Pen Tests Follow These 7 Steps
Slideshows  |  5/14/2019  | 
Third-party pen tests are part of every comprehensive security plan. Here's how to get the most from this mandatory investment.
Thrangrycat Claws Cisco Customer Security
Quick Hits  |  5/13/2019  | 
A linked pair of vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to take over many different types of Cisco networking components.
LockerGoga, MegaCortex Ransomware Share Unlikely Traits
News  |  5/13/2019  | 
New form of ransomware MegaCortex shares commonalities with LockerGoga, enterprise malware recently seen in major cyberattacks.
How Open Testing Standards Can Improve Security
Commentary  |  5/13/2019  | 
When creating security metrics, it's critical that test methodologies cover multiple scenarios to ensure that devices perform as expected in all environments.
Demystifying the Dark Web: What You Need to Know
Slideshows  |  5/10/2019  | 
The Dark Web and Deep Web are not the same, neither is fully criminal, and more await in this guide to the Internet's mysterious corners.
Microsoft SharePoint Bug Exploited in the Wild
Quick Hits  |  5/10/2019  | 
A number of reports show CVE-2019-0604 is under active attack, Alien Labs researchers say.
How We Collectively Can Improve Cyber Resilience
Commentary  |  5/10/2019  | 
Three steps you can take, based on Department of Homeland Security priorities.
How to Close the Critical Cybersecurity Talent Gap
Commentary  |  5/9/2019  | 
If we don't change our ways, the gap will keep getting worse. Outside-the-box thinking and new techniques are required, and here are a few ways to get started.
Fighting Back Against Tech-Savvy Fraudsters
Commentary  |  5/9/2019  | 
Staying a step ahead requires moving beyond the security techniques of the past.
Social Engineering Slams the C-Suite: Verizon DBIR
News  |  5/8/2019  | 
Criminals are also going after cloud-based email accounts, according to Verizon's '2019 Data Breach Investigations Report.'
FBI: Cybercrime Losses Doubled in 2018
Commentary  |  5/8/2019  | 
The world has embraced digital technology, but cybercrime is putting a serious dent in corporate finances, the FBI finds.
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Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer,  5/20/2019
How Security Vendors Can Address the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage
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TeamViewer Admits Breach from 2016
Dark Reading Staff 5/20/2019
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CVE-2019-7068
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-24
Adobe Acrobat and Reader versions 2019.010.20069 and earlier, 2019.010.20069 and earlier, 2017.011.30113 and earlier version, and 2015.006.30464 and earlier have an use after free vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution .
CVE-2019-7069
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-24
Adobe Acrobat and Reader versions 2019.010.20069 and earlier, 2019.010.20069 and earlier, 2017.011.30113 and earlier version, and 2015.006.30464 and earlier have a type confusion vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution .
CVE-2019-7070
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-24
Adobe Acrobat and Reader versions 2019.010.20069 and earlier, 2019.010.20069 and earlier, 2017.011.30113 and earlier version, and 2015.006.30464 and earlier have an use after free vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution .
CVE-2019-7071
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-24
Adobe Acrobat and Reader versions 2019.010.20069 and earlier, 2019.010.20069 and earlier, 2017.011.30113 and earlier version, and 2015.006.30464 and earlier have an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to information disclosure.
CVE-2019-7072
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-24
Adobe Acrobat and Reader versions 2019.010.20069 and earlier, 2019.010.20069 and earlier, 2017.011.30113 and earlier version, and 2015.006.30464 and earlier have an use after free vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution .