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The Cyber Kill Chain Gets A Makeover
News  |  9/25/2018  | 
A new report demonstrates how the cyber kill chain is consolidating as criminals find ways to accelerate the spread of their targeted cyberattacks.
Cryptomining Malware Continues Rapid Growth: Report
Quick Hits  |  9/25/2018  | 
Cryptomining malware is the fastest-growing category of malicious software, according to a new report.
The Cloud Security Conundrum: Assets vs. Infrastructure
Commentary  |  9/25/2018  | 
The issue for cloud adopters is no longer where your data sits in AWS, on-premises, Azure, Salesforce, or what have you. The important questions are: Who has access to it, and how is it protected?
The Human Factor in Social Media Risk
Commentary  |  9/25/2018  | 
Your employees need help recognizing the warning signs and understanding how to protect themselves online.
Fault-Tolerant Method Used for Security Purposes in New Framework
News  |  9/24/2018  | 
A young company has a new patent for using fault tolerance techniques to protect against malware infection in applications.
In Quiet Change, Google Now Automatically Logging Users Into Chrome
News  |  9/24/2018  | 
The change is a complete departure from Google's previous practice of keeping sign-in for Chrome separate from sign-ins to any Google service.
Microsoft Deletes Passwords for Azure Active Directory Applications
News  |  9/24/2018  | 
At Ignite 2018, security took center stage as Microsoft rolled out new security services and promised an end to passwords for online apps.
6 Dark Web Pricing Trends
Slideshows  |  9/24/2018  | 
For cybercriminals, the Dark Web grows more profitable every day.
'Scan4you' Operator Gets 14-Year Sentence
Quick Hits  |  9/24/2018  | 
The counter antivirus service, which was shut down in 2016, caused a total loss amount of $20.5 billion, according to the DoJ.
Hacking Back: Simply a Bad Idea
Commentary  |  9/24/2018  | 
While the concept may sound appealing, it's rife with drawbacks and dangers.
6 Security Training Hacks to Increase Cyber IQ Org-Wide
Slideshows  |  9/21/2018  | 
Move beyond generic, annual security awareness training with these important tips.
Data Manipulation: How Security Pros Can Respond to an Emerging Threat
Commentary  |  9/21/2018  | 
Industry leaders are scrambling to address the issue, which will take new thinking to overcome.
Executive Branch Makes Significant Progress As DMARC Deadline Nears
News  |  9/21/2018  | 
The DHS directive on email security has an approaching deadline that most departments in the executive branch might actually meet.
Think Like An Attacker: How a Red Team Operates
News  |  9/20/2018  | 
Seasoned red teamers explain the value-add of a red team, how it operates, and how to maximize its effectiveness.
Account Takeover Attacks Become a Phishing Fave
Quick Hits  |  9/20/2018  | 
More than three-quarters of ATOs resulted in a phishing email, a new report shows.
3 Drivers Behind the Increasing Frequency of DDoS Attacks
Commentary  |  9/20/2018  | 
What's causing the uptick? Motivation, opportunity, and new capabilities.
Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Hit with $60M Theft
Quick Hits  |  9/20/2018  | 
The incident highlights a broader problem of poor security in cryptocurrency exchanges throughout the country.
Turn the NIST Cybersecurity Framework into Reality: 5 Steps
Commentary  |  9/20/2018  | 
Actionable advice for tailoring the National Institute of Standards and Technology's security road map to your company's business needs.
Cryptojackers Grow Dramatically on Enterprise Networks
News  |  9/19/2018  | 
A new report shows that illicit cryptomining malware is growing by leaps and bounds on the networks of unsuspecting victims.
Mirai Hackers' Sentence Includes No Jail Time
Quick Hits  |  9/19/2018  | 
The trio behind Mirai sentenced to probation and public service in return for cooperation with law enforcement and researchers.
WebAuthn, FIDO2 Infuse Browsers, Platforms with Strong Authentication
Commentary  |  9/19/2018  | 
New standards offer protection against hacking, credential theft, phishing attacks, and hope for the end of an era of passwords as a security construct.
FBI: Phishing Attacks Aim to Swap Payroll Information
Quick Hits  |  9/19/2018  | 
Social engineering scams target employees' payroll credentials so attackers can access and change their bank account data.
5 Steps to Success for New CISOs
Commentary  |  9/19/2018  | 
You've been hired to make an impact. These tips can help set you up for continued success.
8 Keys to a Successful Penetration Test
Slideshows  |  9/19/2018  | 
Pen tests are expensive, but there are key factors that can make them worth the investment.
The Security Costs of Cloud-Native Applications
News  |  9/18/2018  | 
More than 60% of organizations report the bulk of new applications are built in the cloud. What does this mean for security?
The Top 5 Security Threats & Mitigations for Industrial Networks
Commentary  |  9/18/2018  | 
While vastly different than their IT counterparts, operational technology environments share common risks and best practices.
IoT Threats Triple Since 2017
Quick Hits  |  9/18/2018  | 
Rapidly evolving malware is posing an ever-greater threat to the IoT and business users of the Internet.
Symantec Offers Free Website Security Service for Midterm Elections
News  |  9/18/2018  | 
Security vendor offers US election jurisdictions its Project Dolphin phishing/website spoofing-detection service and security resources.
GovPayNow Leak of 14M+ Records Dates Back to 2012
Quick Hits  |  9/18/2018  | 
Thousands of US state and local governments use the service to process online payments for everything from traffic tickets to court fines.
Overhauling the 3 Pillars of Security Operations
Commentary  |  9/18/2018  | 
Modern apps and the cloud mean that organizations must now rethink older security practices.
RDP Ports Prove Hot Commodities on the Dark Web
News  |  9/17/2018  | 
Remote desktop protocol access continues to thrive in underground markets, primarily to hackers who lack expertise to find exposed ports themselves.
Ransomware Takes Down Airport's Flight Information Screens
Quick Hits  |  9/17/2018  | 
The attack left airport staff to post flight times and gates on whiteboards at Bristol Airport in Britain.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Security Teams
Commentary  |  9/17/2018  | 
Security requires smart people, processes, and technology. Too often, the "people" portion of the PPT equation is neglected.
New Cold Boot Attack Gives Hackers the Keys to PCs, Macs
News  |  9/13/2018  | 
Researchers bypass a Trusted Computing Group security measure to manipulate the firmware and steal data in memory.
Enterprise Security Needs an Open Data Solution
Commentary  |  9/13/2018  | 
What would it look like if more than a tiny fraction of enterprises had access to all the signals hidden in their big data today?
Kelihos Botnet Operator Pleads Guilty in Federal Court
Quick Hits  |  9/13/2018  | 
The 38-year-old Russian national operated several botnets and infected thousands of systems with malware.
The Increasingly Vulnerable Software Supply Chain
Commentary  |  9/13/2018  | 
Nation-state adversaries from Iran to Russia have leveraged the supply chain as a vehicle to compromise infrastructure and disrupt businesses.
Modular Malware Brings Stealthy Attacks to Former Soviet States
News  |  9/12/2018  | 
A new malware technique is making phishing attacks harder to spot when they succeed.
Malware Campaign Targeting Jaxx Wallet Holders Shut Down
News  |  9/12/2018  | 
A site spoofing the official Jaxx website was discovered packing several infections for Windows and Mac machines, and has been shut down.
Creators of Tools for Building Malicious Office Docs Ditch Old Exploits
News  |  9/12/2018  | 
In their place is a collection of new exploits for more recently disclosed and therefore not likely widely patched vulnerabilities.
4 Trends Giving CISOs Sleepless Nights
Commentary  |  9/12/2018  | 
IoT attacks, budget shortfalls, and the skills gap are among the problems keeping security pros up at night.
Mobile Attack Rates Up 24% Globally, 44% in US
Quick Hits  |  9/12/2018  | 
One-third of all fraud targets are mobile, a growing source of all digital transactions.
Foreshadow, SGX & the Failure of Trusted Execution
Commentary  |  9/12/2018  | 
Trusted execution environments are said to provide a hardware-protected enclave that runs software and cannot be accessed externally, but recent developments show they fall far short.
Mirai, Gafgyt Botnets Resurface with New Tricks
News  |  9/11/2018  | 
A new version of Mirai exploits the Apache Struts flaw linked to the Equifax breach, while Gafgyt targets an old flaw in SonicWall.
The Key to Stealing a Tesla Model S
Quick Hits  |  9/11/2018  | 
A team of hackers finds it's possible to steal a Tesla Model S by cloning the key fob.
4 Practical Measures to Improve Election Security Now
Commentary  |  9/11/2018  | 
It's more critical than ever for states to protect our democratic system and voting infrastructure from foreign cyber espionage.
New 'Fallout' EK Brings Return of Old Ransomware
News  |  9/10/2018  | 
The Fallout exploit kit carries GandCrab into the Middle East in a new campaign.
GAO Says Equifax Missed Flaws, Intrusion in Massive Breach
Quick Hits  |  9/10/2018  | 
A report from the Government Accountability Office details the issues found and opportunities missed in the huge 2017 Equifax data breach.
DevOps Demystified: A Primer for Security Practitioners
Commentary  |  9/10/2018  | 
Key starting points for those still struggling to understand the concept.
TLS 1.3 Won't Break Everything
Commentary  |  9/7/2018  | 
The newest version of TLS won't break everything in your security infrastructure, but you do need to be prepared for the changes it brings.
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WebAuthn, FIDO2 Infuse Browsers, Platforms with Strong Authentication
John Fontana, Standards & Identity Analyst, Yubico,  9/19/2018
Turn the NIST Cybersecurity Framework into Reality: 5 Steps
Mukul Kumar & Anupam Sahai, CISO & VP of Cyber Practice and VP Product Management, Cavirin Systems,  9/20/2018
NSS Labs Files Antitrust Suit Against Symantec, CrowdStrike, ESET, AMTSO
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  9/19/2018
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CVE-2018-11763
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
In Apache HTTP Server 2.4.17 to 2.4.34, by sending continuous, large SETTINGS frames a client can occupy a connection, server thread and CPU time without any connection timeout coming to effect. This affects only HTTP/2 connections. A possible mitigation is to not enable the h2 protocol.
CVE-2018-14634
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
An integer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's create_elf_tables() function. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID (or otherwise privileged) binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system. Kernel versions 2.6.x, 3.10.x and 4.14.x are believed to be vulnerabl...
CVE-2018-1664
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
IBM DataPower Gateway 7.1.0.0 - 7.1.0.23, 7.2.0.0 - 7.2.0.21, 7.5.0.0 - 7.5.0.16, 7.5.1.0 - 7.5.1.15, 7.5.2.0 - 7.5.2.15, and 7.6.0.0 - 7.6.0.8 as well as IBM DataPower Gateway CD 7.7.0.0 - 7.7.1.2 echoing of AMP management interface authorization headers exposes login credentials in browser cache. ...
CVE-2018-1669
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
IBM DataPower Gateway 7.1.0.0 - 7.1.0.23, 7.2.0.0 - 7.2.0.21, 7.5.0.0 - 7.5.0.16, 7.5.1.0 - 7.5.1.15, 7.5.2.0 - 7.5.2.15, and 7.6.0.0 - 7.6.0.8 as well as IBM DataPower Gateway CD 7.7.0.0 - 7.7.1.2 are vulnerable to a XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote atta...
CVE-2018-1539
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 5.0 through 5.02 and 6.0 through 6.0.6 could allow remote attackers to bypass authentication via a direct request or forced browsing to a page other than URL intended. IBM X-Force ID: 142561.