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7 Non-Technical Skills Threat Analysts Should Master to Keep Their Jobs
Commentary  |  9/23/2020  | 
It's not just technical expertise and certifications that enable analysts to build long-term careers in cybersecurity.
New Google Search Hacks Push Viruses & Porn
Commentary  |  9/22/2020  | 
Three incidents demonstrate how cybercriminals leverage the scourge of black-hat search engine optimization to manipulate search results.
Permission Management & the Goldilocks Conundrum
Commentary  |  9/22/2020  | 
In today's COVID-19 era, managing access has become even more difficult, especially for large organizations. Here's how to get it "just right."
5 Steps to Greater Cyber Resiliency
Commentary  |  9/21/2020  | 
Work from home isn't going away anytime soon, and the increased vulnerability means cyber resiliency will continue to be critical to business resiliency.
Mitigating Cyber-Risk While We're (Still) Working from Home
Commentary  |  9/18/2020  | 
One click is all it takes for confidential information to land in the wrong hands. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to teach preventative cybersecurity to remote workers.
Time for CEOs to Stop Enabling China's Blatant IP Theft
Commentary  |  9/17/2020  | 
Protecting intellectual property in the name of US economic and national security should be part of every company's fiduciary duty.
Struggling to Secure Remote IT? 3 Lessons from the Office
Commentary  |  9/17/2020  | 
The great remote work experiment has exacerbated existing challenges and exposed new gaps, but there are things to be learned from office challenges.
8 Reasons Perimeter Security Alone Won't Protect Your Crown Jewels
Commentary  |  9/16/2020  | 
Most firewalls and security devices effectively protect systems and data, but are they enough to safeguard business-critical applications?
Cybersecurity Bounces Back, but Talent Still Absent
Commentary  |  9/16/2020  | 
While the demand for cybersecurity talent rebounds, organizations will need to focus on cyber-enabled roles to fill immediate skills gaps.
Taking Security With You in the WFH Era: What to Do Next
Commentary  |  9/15/2020  | 
As many organizations pivot to working from home, here are some considerations for prioritizing the new security protocols.
Encrypted Traffic Inference: An Alternative to Enterprise Network Traffic Decryption
Commentary  |  9/15/2020  | 
Finding threats in encrypted inbound network traffic is complex and expensive for enterprises, but a fascinating new approach could eliminate the need for decryption.
Simplify Your Privacy Approach to Overcome CCPA Challenges
Commentary  |  9/15/2020  | 
By building a privacy-forward culture from the ground up and automating processes, organizations can simplify their approach to privacy and be prepared for any upcoming regulations.
Open Source Security's Top Threat and What To Do About It
Commentary  |  9/14/2020  | 
With open source developers regularly churning out new tools, the risk landscape has become too fragmented to properly monitor.
Fraud Prevention During the Pandemic
Commentary  |  9/11/2020  | 
When the economy is disrupted, fraud goes up, so let's not ignore the lessons we can learn from previous downturns.
Managed IT Providers: The Cyber-Threat Actors' Gateway to SMBs
Commentary  |  9/10/2020  | 
Criminals have made MSPs a big target of their attacks. That should concern small and midsize businesses a great deal.
Ripple20 Malware Highlights Industrial Security Challenges
Commentary  |  9/10/2020  | 
Poor security practices allowed software vulnerabilities to propagate throughout industrial and IoT products for more than 20 years.
7 Cybersecurity Priorities for Government Agencies & Political Campaigns
Commentary  |  9/9/2020  | 
As election season ramps up, organizations engaged in the process must strengthen security to prevent chaos and disorder from carrying the day. Here's how.
Top 5 Identity-Centric Security Imperatives for Newly Minted Remote Workers
Commentary  |  9/9/2020  | 
In the wake of COVID-19, today's remote workforce is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. And with it, an increase in identity-related security incidents.
VPNs: The Cyber Elephant in the Room
Commentary  |  9/8/2020  | 
While virtual private networks once boosted security, their current design doesn't fulfill the evolving requirements of today's modern enterprise.
8 Frequently Asked Questions on Organizations' Data Protection Programs
Commentary  |  9/8/2020  | 
Adherence to data protection regulations requires a multidisciplinary approach that has the commitment of all employees. Expect to be asked questions like these.
The Hidden Security Risks of Business Applications
Commentary  |  9/4/2020  | 
Today's enterprises depend on mission-critical applications to keep them productive, help better serve customers, and keep up with demand. It's important that they also know the risks.
Fake Data and Fake Information: A Treasure Trove for Defenders
Commentary  |  9/3/2020  | 
Cybersecurity professionals are using false data to deceive cybercriminals, enabling them to protect networks in new and innovative ways.
5 Ways for Cybersecurity Teams to Work Smarter, Not Harder
Commentary  |  9/3/2020  | 
Burnout is real and pervasive, but some common sense tools and techniques can help mitigate all that.
Don't Forget Cybersecurity on Your Back-to-School List
Commentary  |  9/2/2020  | 
School systems don't seem like attractive targets, but they house lots of sensitive data, such as contact information, grades, health records, and more.
Why Kubernetes Clusters Are Intrinsically Insecure (& What to Do About Them)
Commentary  |  9/2/2020  | 
By following best practices and prioritizing critical issues, you can reduce the chances of a security breach and constrain the blast radius of an attempted attack. Here's how.
ISO 27701 Paves the Way for a Strategic Approach to Privacy
Commentary  |  9/1/2020  | 
As the first certifiable international privacy management standard, ISO 27701 is a welcome addition to the existing set of common security frameworks.
Why Are There Still So Many Windows 7 Devices?
Commentary  |  9/1/2020  | 
As the FBI warns, devices become more vulnerable to exploitation as time passes, due to a lack of security updates and new, emerging vulnerabilities.
From Defense to Offense: Giving CISOs Their Due
Commentary  |  8/31/2020  | 
In today's unparalleled era of disruption, forward-thinking CISOs can become key to company transformation -- but this means resetting relationships with the board and C-suite.
Redefining What CISO Success Looks Like
Commentary  |  8/28/2020  | 
Key to this new definition is the principle that security programs are designed to minimize business risk, not to achieve 100% no-risk.
The Inside Threat from Psychological Manipulators
Commentary  |  8/27/2020  | 
How internal manipulators can actually degrade your organization's cyber defense, and how to defend against them.
How CISOs Can Play a New Role in Defining the Future of Work
Commentary  |  8/27/2020  | 
Rather than just reacting to security issues in the COVID-19 era, CISOs are now in a position to be change agents alongside their C-suite peers.
The 'Shared Responsibility' Misnomer: Why the Cloud Continues to Confound
Commentary  |  8/26/2020  | 
Under the "shared responsibility model," the security management of cloud offerings is split equally between the vendor and the customer. Easy enough, right?
Deep Fake: Setting the Stage for Next-Gen Social Engineering
Commentary  |  8/26/2020  | 
Humans are susceptible to normalcy bias, which may leave us vulnerable to disinformation that reinforces our beliefs.
Three Easy Ways to Avoid Meow-like Database Attacks
Commentary  |  8/25/2020  | 
The largest problem facing database security today is the disconnect between security teams and DBAs beginning from the moment of configuration and continuing throughout the database lifecycle.
The Fatal Flaw in Data Security
Commentary  |  8/25/2020  | 
Simply stated: No matter how sophisticated your security software is, data cannot be simultaneously used and secured. But that may be changing soon.
Dark Reading Launches New Section on Physical Security
Commentary  |  8/24/2020  | 
Partnership with IFSEC enables Dark Reading to cover new areas of security and expand its audience.
Average Cost of a Data Breach in 2020: $3.86M
Commentary  |  8/24/2020  | 
When companies defend themselves against cyberattacks, time is money.
Post-Pandemic Digitalization: Building a Human-Centric Cybersecurity Strategy
Commentary  |  8/21/2020  | 
COVID-19 won't be the last major disruption of its kind. Instead, it is a glimpse into what may be to come as digitalization continues to affect all aspects of our lives.
Twitter Hack: The Spotlight that Insider Threats Need
Commentary  |  8/20/2020  | 
The high profile attack should spur serious board-level conversations around the importance of insider threat prevention.
Black Hat USA 2020 Musings: Weird and Wonderful Virtual Events are Here to Stay
Commentary  |  8/20/2020  | 
Black Hat USA 2020 was nothing like an in-person event, but it was incredibly useful for all involved, providing even the most grizzled industry veterans with fresh perspectives.
Black Hat USA 2020 Recap: Experts Discuss Election Security Questions, but Offer Few Answers
Commentary  |  8/20/2020  | 
The U.S. election in November is once again expected to be a target of digital adversaries. Experts at Black Hat USA 2020 highlighted the many election security questions authorities must address.
Banks and the New Abnormal
Commentary  |  8/20/2020  | 
Banks have hesitated to adopt many strong security practices, and for understandable reasons. But now is the time to be bold.
How to Control Security Costs During a Down Economy
Commentary  |  8/19/2020  | 
Three key areas security professionals should watch when managing their budgets.
Stolen Data: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Commentary  |  8/19/2020  | 
Users regularly reuse logins and passwords, and data thieves are leveraging that reality to breach multiple accounts.
Four Ways to Mitigate Supply Chain Security Risks From Ripple20
Commentary  |  8/18/2020  | 
Enterprises can significantly alleviate current and long-standing third-party risk by using tactical and strategic efforts to assess and manage them.
Why Quality & Security Both Matter in Software
Commentary  |  8/18/2020  | 
It's time to position quality and security as equals under the metric of software integrity.
The IT Backbone of Cybercrime
Commentary  |  8/17/2020  | 
Like their counterparts who run legitimate businesses, cybercriminals need hosting and cybersecurity protection, too.
WFH Summer 2020 Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  8/14/2020  | 
Clever wordplay on sandcastles, sandboxes, zero trust. and granular controls. And the winners are ...
Secure Development Takes a (Remote) Village
Commentary  |  8/13/2020  | 
The shift to work from home isn't just about giving your Dev team the physical tools they need.
Black Hat USA 2020 Shines Spotlight on the Mental Challenges of Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  8/13/2020  | 
Infosec practitioners face a variety of mental struggles in areas such as awareness training, problem solving, or general mental health. Several sessions at Black Hat USA 2020 highlighted these challenges and how to overcome them.
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A cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in Jenkins Warnings Plugin 5.0.1 and earlier allows attackers to execute arbitrary code.
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