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Content tagged with Vulnerability Management posted in May 2021
Modern SOCs a 'Painful' Challenge Amid Growing Complexity: Report
Quick Hits  |  5/28/2021  | 
A new study examines the tools and technologies driving investment and activities for security operations centers.
Plug-ins for Code Editors Pose Developer-Security Threat
News  |  5/28/2021  | 
There are two critical vulnerabilities in plug-ins for the popular Visual Studio Code editor, now patched, but security firm Snyk warns that popular plug-ins could put development environments in jeopardy.
Bug Bounties and the Cobra Effect
Commentary  |  5/26/2021  | 
Are bug bounty programs allowing software companies to skirt their responsibility to make better, more secure products from the get-go?
The Adversary Within: Preventing Disaster From Insider Threats
Commentary  |  5/25/2021  | 
Insiders are in a position of trust, and their elevated permissions provide opportunities to cause serious harm to critical business applications and processes.
Former FBI Employee Indicted for Taking Documents Home
Quick Hits  |  5/24/2021  | 
The long-time intelligence analyst was accused of inappropriately handling documents related to national security.
Data in Danger Amid New IT Challenges
Quick Hits  |  5/21/2021  | 
Survey finds new threats due to the pandemic make managing enterprise cyber-risk even more challenging.
Latest Security News From RSAC 2021
News  |  5/21/2021  | 
Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive coverage of the news and security themes that are dominating RSA Conference 2021.
Dev-Sec Disconnect Undermines Secure Coding Efforts
News  |  5/20/2021  | 
Rather than continue to complain about each other, developers and security pros need to work together and celebrate their successes.
Lack of Skills, Maturity Hamper Threat Hunting at Many Organizations
News  |  5/20/2021  | 
When implemented correctly, threat hunting can help organizations stay head of threats, researcher says at RSA Conference.
FBI's IC3 Logs 1M Complaints in 14 Months
Quick Hits  |  5/18/2021  | 
The FBI's IC3 reports COVID-related scams and an increase in online retail may be behind the upswing in complaints.
Why Anti-Phishing Training Isn't Enough
Commentary  |  5/18/2021  | 
Not only is relying on employees' awareness insufficient to prevent sophisticated social engineering attacks, some training methods can create other problems.
Cisco Plans to Create 'Premium' SecureX Offering With Kenna Security Features
News  |  5/18/2021  | 
Executives from Cisco share insights on the networking giant's ambitious security strategy.
Agility Broke AppSec. Now It's Going to Fix It.
Commentary  |  5/17/2021  | 
Outnumbered 100 to 1 by developers, AppSec needs a new model of agility to catch up and protect everything that needs to be secured.
SOC Teams Burdened by Alert Fatigue Explore XDR
Quick Hits  |  5/14/2021  | 
ESG research finds a complex attack surface and threat landscape make alerts too overwhelming to monitor accurately
Security Trends to Follow at RSA Conference 2021
Commentary  |  5/14/2021  | 
Here are three key categories of sessions that provide an inside look at some of today's most interesting cybersecurity trends.
Firms Struggle to Secure Multicloud Misconfigurations
News  |  5/13/2021  | 
Half of companies had at least one case of having all ports open to the public, while more than a third had an exposed database.
Defending the Castle: How World History Can Teach Cybersecurity a Lesson
Commentary  |  5/13/2021  | 
Cybersecurity attackers follow the same principles practiced in warfare for millennia. They show up in unexpected places, seeking out portions of an organization's attack surface that are largely unmonitored and undefended.
Why You Should Be Prepared to Pay a Ransom
Commentary  |  5/12/2021  | 
Companies that claim they'll never pay up in a ransomware attack are more likely to get caught flat-footed.
Adobe Issues Patch for Acrobat Zero-Day
Quick Hits  |  5/11/2021  | 
The vulnerability is being exploited in limited attacks against Adobe Reader users on Windows.
3 Cybersecurity Myths to Bust
Commentary  |  5/11/2021  | 
Deeply rooted cybersecurity misconceptions are poisoning our ability to understand and defend against attacks.
Critical Infrastructure Under Attack
Commentary  |  5/11/2021  | 
Several recent cyber incidents targeting critical infrastructure prove that no open society is immune to attacks by cybercriminals. The recent shutdown of key US energy pipeline marks just the tip of the iceberg.
Exchange Exploitation: Not Dead Yet
Commentary  |  5/10/2021  | 
The mass exploitation of Exchange Servers has been a wake-up call, and it will take all parties playing in concert for the industry to react, respond, and recover.
Most Organizations Feel More Vulnerable to Breaches Amid Pandemic
Quick Hits  |  5/7/2021  | 
More than half of business see the need for significant long-term changes to IT due to COVID-19, research finds.
Securing the Internet of Things in the Age of Quantum Computing
Commentary  |  5/6/2021  | 
Internet security, privacy, and authentication aren't new issues, but IoT presents unique security challenges.
Will 2021 Mark the End of World Password Day?
Commentary  |  5/5/2021  | 
We might be leaving the world of mandatory asterisks and interrobangs behind for good.
Apple Issues Patches for Webkit Security Flaws
Quick Hits  |  5/4/2021  | 
The vulnerabilities may already be under active attack, Apple says in an advisory.
Can Organizations Secure Remote Workers for the Long Haul?
Commentary  |  5/4/2021  | 
By focusing on protection instead of detection, organizations can defend against targeted attacks without compromising security or productivity.
It's Time to Ditch Celebrity Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  5/4/2021  | 
High-profile attacks and solutions are shiny objects that can distract from the defenses that afford the greatest protection.
Researchers Explore Active Directory Attack Vectors
News  |  5/3/2021  | 
Incident responders who investigate attacks targeting Active Directory discuss methods used to gain entry, elevate privileges, and control target systems.
Researchers Find Bugs Using Single-Codebase Inconsistencies
News  |  5/3/2021  | 
A Northeastern University research team finds code defects -- and some vulnerabilities -- by detecting when programmers used different code snippets to perform the same functions.
Stopping the Next SolarWinds Requires Doing Something Different
Commentary  |  5/3/2021  | 
Will the SolarWinds breach finally prompt the right legislative and regulatory actions on a broader, more effective scale?


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I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
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CVE-2021-3454
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-19
Truncated L2CAP K-frame causes assertion failure. Zephyr versions >= 2.4.0, >= v.2.50 contain Improper Handling of Length Parameter Inconsistency (CWE-130), Reachable Assertion (CWE-617). For more information, see https://github.com/zephyrproject-rtos/zephyr/security/advisories/GHSA-fx88-6c29-...
CVE-2021-3455
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-19
Disconnecting L2CAP channel right after invalid ATT request leads freeze. Zephyr versions >= 2.4.0, >= 2.5.0 contain Use After Free (CWE-416). For more information, see https://github.com/zephyrproject-rtos/zephyr/security/advisories/GHSA-7g38-3x9v-v7vp
CVE-2021-41150
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-19
Tough provides a set of Rust libraries and tools for using and generating the update framework (TUF) repositories. The tough library, prior to 0.12.0, does not properly sanitize delegated role names when caching a repository, or when loading a repository from the filesystem. When the repository is c...
CVE-2021-31378
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-19
In broadband environments, including but not limited to Enhanced Subscriber Management, (CHAP, PPP, DHCP, etc.), on Juniper Networks Junos OS devices where RADIUS servers are configured for managing subscriber access and a subscriber is logged in and then requests to logout, the subscriber may be fo...
CVE-2021-31379
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-19
An Incorrect Behavior Order vulnerability in the MAP-E automatic tunneling mechanism of Juniper Networks Junos OS allows an attacker to send certain malformed IPv4 or IPv6 packets to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) to the PFE on the device which is disabled as a result of the processing of these pac...