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Phishing Today, Deepfakes Tomorrow: Training Employees to Spot This Emerging Threat
Commentary  |  1/16/2020  | 
Cybercriminals are evolving their tactics, and the security community anticipates voice and video fraud to play a role in one of the next big data breaches -- so start protecting your business now.
Active Directory Needs an Update: Here's Why
Commentary  |  1/16/2020  | 
AD is still the single point of authentication for most companies that use Windows. But it has some shortcomings that should be addressed.
Why Firewalls Aren't Going Anywhere
Commentary  |  1/15/2020  | 
Written off multiple times as obsolete, firewalls continue to elude demise by adding features and ensuring that VPNs keep humming.
How SD-WAN Helps Achieve Data Security and Threat Protection
Commentary  |  1/15/2020  | 
Enterprises currently consider the technology a best practice because of its flexibility, scalability, performance, and agility.
Global Predictions for Energy Cyber Resilience in 2020
Commentary  |  1/14/2020  | 
How prepared is the energy sector for an escalating attack surface in the operating technology environment? Here are five trends to watch.
Processor Vulnerabilities Put Virtual Workloads at Risk
Commentary  |  1/14/2020  | 
Meltdown, Spectre exploits will likely lead to customers making tradeoffs between performance and security of applications, especially virtual and cloud-based apps
Will This Be the Year of the Branded Cybercriminal?
Commentary  |  1/13/2020  | 
Threat actors will continue to grow enterprise-style businesses that evolve just like their legitimate counterparts.
5 Tips on How to Build a Strong Security Metrics Framework
Commentary  |  1/10/2020  | 
The carpentry maxim "measure twice, cut once" underscores the importance of timely, accurate, and regular metrics to inform security leaders' risk decisions.
Operationalizing Threat Intelligence at Scale in the SOC
Commentary  |  1/9/2020  | 
Open source platforms such as the Malware Information Sharing Platform are well positioned to drive a community-based approach to intelligence sharing.
The "Art of Cloud War" for Business-Critical Data
Commentary  |  1/8/2020  | 
How business executives' best intentions may be negatively affecting security and risk mitigation strategies -- and exposing weaknesses in organizational defenses.
New Standards Set to Reshape Future of Email Security
Commentary  |  1/7/2020  | 
Emerging specs and protocols expected to make the simple act of opening an email a less risky proposition
Client-Side JavaScript Risks & the CCPA
Commentary  |  1/6/2020  | 
How California's new privacy law increases the liability for securing Web-facing user data, and what enterprises can do to mitigate their risk.
Organizations May 'Uncloud' Over Security, Budgetary Concerns
Commentary  |  1/3/2020  | 
While most cloud vendors forecast continued adoption and growth, some customers are taking a harder look at the cloud services they're using
Mechanics of a Crypto Heist: How SIM Swappers Can Steal Cryptocurrency
Commentary  |  1/2/2020  | 
The true vulnerability at the heart of SIM-swap attacks on crypto accounts lies in crypto exchanges' and email providers' variable implementation of 2FA.
Operational Technology: Why Old Networks Need to Learn New Tricks
Commentary  |  12/31/2019  | 
Cybercriminals are maximizing their opportunity by targeting older vulnerabilities in OT environments. It's time to fight back.
Fraud in the New Decade
Commentary  |  12/30/2019  | 
Like any enterprise that wants to survive, fraudsters and hackers will continue to build on past successes to fuel future growth
As Hackers Target Mobile Payment Apps, Here's How to Keep Them at Bay
Commentary  |  12/27/2019  | 
A little vigilance helps retailers reduce and prevent three of the most common kinds of mobile app fraud
'Honoring' CCPA's Binding Principles Nationally Won't Be Easy
Commentary  |  12/26/2019  | 
Even companies with the reach, capital, and innovative capacity of Microsoft or Google will struggle to adhere to the tenets of California's new consumer privacy law.
The Night Before 'Breachmas'
Commentary  |  12/24/2019  | 
What does identity management have to do with Charles Dickens' classic 'A Christmas Carol'? A lot more than you think.
2020 & Beyond: The Evolution of Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  12/23/2019  | 
As new technologies disrupt the industry, remember that security is a process, not a goal. Educate yourself on how you can best secure your corner of the Web.
Ambiguity Around CCPA Will Lead to a Slow Start in 2020
Commentary  |  12/20/2019  | 
But longer term, compliance to California's new privacy law represents an opportunity for companies to increase customer trust and market share.
Patch Management: How to Prioritize an Underserved Vulnerability
Commentary  |  12/19/2019  | 
Why is one of the biggest problems in cybersecurity also one that CISOs largely ignore? Here are three reasons and a road map to a modern approach.
How a Password-Free World Could Have Prevented the Biggest Breaches of 2019
Commentary  |  12/19/2019  | 
If history has taught us anything, it's that hackers can (and will) compromise passwords. Innovation in authentication technology is poised to change that in the coming year.
5 Security Resolutions to Prevent a Ransomware Attack in 2020
Commentary  |  12/18/2019  | 
Proactively consider tools to detect anomalous behavior, automatically remediate, and segment threats from moving across the network.
Your First Month as a CISO: Forming an Information Security Program
Commentary  |  12/18/2019  | 
It's easy to get overwhelmed in your new position, but these tips and resources will help you get started.
Talking to the Board about Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  12/17/2019  | 
A chief financial officer shares five winning strategies for an effective board-level conversation about right-sizing risk.
Don't Make Security Training a 'One-and-Done'
Commentary  |  12/17/2019  | 
How to move beyond one-off campaigns and build a true security awareness program.
Why Enterprises Buy Cybersecurity 'Ferraris'
Commentary  |  12/16/2019  | 
You wouldn't purchase an expensive sports car if you couldn't use it properly. So, why make a pricey security investment before knowing it fits into your ecosystem?
Endpoint Protection: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  12/13/2019  | 
Trojans, knights, and medieval wordplay. And the winners are ...
Get Organized Like a Villain
Commentary  |  12/12/2019  | 
What cybercrime group FIN7 can teach us about using agile frameworks.
Waking Up to Third-Party Security Risk
Commentary  |  12/12/2019  | 
You can't rely on the words, intentions, or security measures of others to guard your company, customer and brand.
5 Tips for Keeping Your Security Team on Target
Commentary  |  12/11/2019  | 
In nearly every security environment, competing priorities are a constant battleground. Here's how to keep the focus on what's important.
Big Changes Are Coming to Security Analytics & Operations
Commentary  |  12/11/2019  | 
New ESG research points to fundamental problems, a need for scalable security data pipelines, and a migration to the public cloud.
Intel's CPU Flaws Continue to Create Problems for the Tech Community
Commentary  |  12/10/2019  | 
We can't wait out this problem and hope that it goes away. We must be proactive.
Deliver a Deadly Counterpunch to Ransomware Attacks: 4 Steps
Commentary  |  12/10/2019  | 
You can't prevent all ransomware attacks. However, it's possible to ensure that if a breach happens, it doesn't spread, affect business, and become a newsworthy event.
Maersk CISO Says NotPeyta Devastated Several Unnamed US firms
Commentary  |  12/9/2019  | 
At least two companies may have been dealt even more damage than the shipping giant, which lost nearly its entire global IT infrastructure.
4 Tips to Run Fast in the Face of Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  12/9/2019  | 
This gridiron-inspired advice will guarantee your digital transformation success and keep your data safe.
Success Enablers or Silent Killers?
Commentary  |  12/6/2019  | 
These five success enablers will help CISOs report, measure, and demonstrate ROI to the C-suite.
SOC 2s & Third-Party Assessments: How to Prevent Them from Being Used in a Data Breach Lawsuit
Commentary  |  12/5/2019  | 
Assessments can be used against your company in court proceedings. Here's how to mitigate this potential risk.
The Human Factor: 5 Reasons Why Cybersecurity Is a People Problem
Commentary  |  12/5/2019  | 
The industry can only go so far in treating security as a challenge that can be resolved only by engineering.
Navigating Security in the Cloud
Commentary  |  12/4/2019  | 
Underestimating the security changes that need to accompany a shift to the cloud could be fatal to a business. Here's why.
Application & Infrastructure Risk Management: You've Been Doing It Backward
Commentary  |  12/4/2019  | 
Before getting more scanning tools, think about what's needed to defend your organization's environment and devise a plan to ensure all needed tools can work together productively.
What Security Leaders Can Learn from Marketing
Commentary  |  12/3/2019  | 
Employees can no longer be pawns who must be protected all the time. They must become partners in the battle against threats.
Leveraging the Cloud for Cyber Intelligence
Commentary  |  12/3/2019  | 
How fusing output datasets and sharing information can create a real-time understanding of suspicious activity across your enterprise.
3 Modern Myths of Threat Intelligence
Commentary  |  12/2/2019  | 
More intelligence does not lead to more security. Here's why.
How to Get Prepared for Privacy Legislation
Commentary  |  11/27/2019  | 
All the various pieces of legislation, both in the US and worldwide, can feel overwhelming. But getting privacy basics right is a solid foundation.
Practical Principles for Security Metrics
Commentary  |  11/27/2019  | 
A proactive approach to cybersecurity requires the right tools, not more tools.
DDoS: An Underestimated Threat
Commentary  |  11/26/2019  | 
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have become more common, more powerful, and more useful to attackers. Here's how to fight back.
5 Ways to Champion and Increase Your 2020 Security Budget
Commentary  |  11/26/2019  | 
Give your organization's leadership an impactful, out-of-office experience so they know what's at stake with their budgeting decisions.
Time to Warn Users About Black Friday & Cyber Monday Scams
Commentary  |  11/25/2019  | 
Warn your employees to avoid the inevitable scams associated with these two "holidays," or you risk compromising your company's network.
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CVE-2020-7227
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
Westermo MRD-315 1.7.3 and 1.7.4 devices have an information disclosure vulnerability that allows an authenticated remote attacker to retrieve the source code of different functions of the web application via requests that lack certain mandatory parameters. This affects ifaces-diag.asp, system.asp, ...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
A memory usage vulnerability exists in Trend Micro Password Manager 3.8 that could allow an attacker with access and permissions to the victim's memory processes to extract sensitive information.
CVE-2019-19696
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
A RootCA vulnerability found in Trend Micro Password Manager for Windows and macOS exists where the localhost.key of RootCA.crt might be improperly accessed by an unauthorized party and could be used to create malicious self-signed SSL certificates, allowing an attacker to misdirect a user to phishi...
CVE-2019-19697
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
An arbitrary code execution vulnerability exists in the Trend Micro Security 2019 (v15) consumer family of products which could allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges and tamper with protected services by disabling or otherwise preventing them to start. An attacker must already have administr...
CVE-2019-20357
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
A Persistent Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerability exists in the Trend Micro Security 2020 (v160 and 2019 (v15) consumer familiy of products which could potentially allow an attacker the ability to create a malicious program to escalate privileges and attain persistence on a vulnerable system.