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Content tagged with Advanced Threats posted in December 2020
Reducing the Risk of Third-Party SaaS Apps to Your Organization
Commentary  |  12/29/2020  | 
Such apps may try to leak your data, or can contain malicious code. And even legitimate apps may be poorly written, creating security risks.
Defending the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain
Commentary  |  12/28/2020  | 
We must treat this supply chain like a piece of our nation's critical infrastructure, just like the electrical grid or air traffic control system.
10 Benefits of Running Cybersecurity Exercises
Commentary  |  12/28/2020  | 
There may be no better way to ascertain your organization's strengths and weaknesses than by running regular security drills.
Quarterbacking Vulnerability Remediation
Commentary  |  12/24/2020  | 
It's time that security got out of the armchair and out on the field.
Microsoft, McAfee, Rapid7, and Others Form New Ransomware Task Force
News  |  12/23/2020  | 
Industry group wants to get a framework in the hands of the new administration's cybersecurity officials by early spring 2021.
NSA, CISA Warn of Attacks on Federated Authentication
News  |  12/21/2020  | 
While incident responders focus on attacks using SolarWinds Orion, government cyber defenders highlight other methods likely being used as well.
We Have a National Cybersecurity Emergency -- Here's How We Can Respond
Commentary  |  12/21/2020  | 
Let's prioritize bipartisan strategic actions that can ensure our national security and strengthen the economy. Here are five ideas for how to do that.
'SocGholish' Attack Framework Powers Surge in Drive-By Attacks
News  |  12/17/2020  | 
Menlo Labs research team says framework's social engineering toolkit helps criminals impersonate software updates.
Why the Weakest Links Matter
Commentary  |  12/16/2020  | 
The recent FireEye and SolarWinds compromises reinforce the fact that risks should be understood, controls should be in place, and care should be taken at every opportunity.
7 Security Tips for Gamers
Slideshows  |  12/11/2020  | 
Gamers can expect to be prime targets over the holidays as COVID-19 rages on. Here's some advice on how to keep hackers at bay.
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.
Navigating the Security Maze in a New Era of Cyberthreats
Commentary  |  12/9/2020  | 
Multiple, dynamic threats have reshaped the cyber-risk landscape; ignore them at your peril.
Attackers Know Microsoft 365 Better Than You Do
Commentary  |  12/8/2020  | 
Users have taken to Microsoft Office 365's tools, but many are unaware of free features that come with their accounts -- features that would keep them safe.
Avoiding a 1984-Like Future
Commentary  |  12/7/2020  | 
We must not simply trust technology to be safe. Technology providers and users should agree on severe security practices, and these standards must be implemented wherever data goes.
Cloud Security Threats for 2021
Commentary  |  12/3/2020  | 
Most of these issues can be remediated, but many users and administrators don't find out about them until it's too late.
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.
Why I'd Take Good IT Hygiene Over Security's Latest Silver Bullet
Commentary  |  12/2/2020  | 
Bells and whistles are great, but you can stay safer by focusing on correct configurations, posture management, visibility, and patching.
Malicious or Vulnerable Docker Images Widespread, Firm Says
News  |  12/1/2020  | 
A dynamic analysis of the publicly available images on Docker Hub found that 51% had critical vulnerabilities and about 6,500 of the 4 million latest images could be considered malicious.
Sophos 2021 Threat Report: Navigating Cybersecurity in an Uncertain World
News  |  12/1/2020  | 
SPONSORED: Sophos' principal research scientist discusses the fast-changing attacker behaviors of 2020 and how security pros need to evolve.


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