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How Much Downtime Can Your Company Handle?
Commentary  |  3/31/2020  | 
Why every business needs cyber resilience and quick recovery times.
Securing Your Remote Workforce: A Coronavirus Guide for Businesses
Commentary  |  3/30/2020  | 
Often the hardest part in creating an effective awareness program is deciding what NOT to teach.
The Wild, Wild West(world) of Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  3/27/2020  | 
Though set in the future, HBO's "Westworld" works as an allegory for the present moment in cybersecurity.
3 Mobile Security Problems That Most Security Teams Haven't Fixed Yet
Commentary  |  3/26/2020  | 
Mobility must be included in the security operations workflow so that company data is protected regardless of where remote workers are located.
Introducing Zero-Trust Access
Commentary  |  3/26/2020  | 
It's too early to tell whether ZTA will be a VPN killer or not, but major players are ramping up products in this new class of security technology that focuses on the cloud.
Do DevOps Teams Need a Company Attorney on Speed Dial?
Commentary  |  3/25/2020  | 
In today's regulatory and legislative environment, companies and individuals are exposed to lawsuits over security breaches, resulting in significant fines and ending careers.
COVID-19: Getting Ready for the Next Business Continuity Challenge
Commentary  |  3/25/2020  | 
What comes after you've empowered your remote workforce in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic? Dealing with a large portion of that workforce getting sick at the same time.
How to Secure Your Kubernetes Deployments
Commentary  |  3/24/2020  | 
As more companies shift their software to a microservices-based architecture and orchestrate their containerized applications in Kubernetes, distributed security controls become a must.
Vulnerability Management Isn't Just a Numbers Game
Commentary  |  3/24/2020  | 
Attackers work 24/7, so you have to be vigilant around the clock. Time for some game theory.
From Zero to Hero: CISO Edition
Commentary  |  3/23/2020  | 
It's time for organizations to realize that an empowered CISO can effectively manage enterprise risk and even grow the business along the way.
Security Ratings Are a Dangerous Fantasy
Commentary  |  3/20/2020  | 
They don't predict breaches, and they don't help people make valuable business decisions or make users any safer.
Cyber Resilience Benchmarks 2020
Commentary  |  3/19/2020  | 
Here are four things that separate the leaders from the laggards when fighting cyber threats.
Achieving DevSecOps Requires Cutting Through the Jargon
Commentary  |  3/19/2020  | 
Establishing a culture where security can work easily with developers starts with making sure they can at least speak the same language.
Facebook Got Tagged, but Not Hard Enough
Commentary  |  3/18/2020  | 
Ensuring that our valuable biometric information is protected is worth more than a $550 million settlement.
What the Battle of Britain Can Teach Us About Cybersecurity's Human Element
Commentary  |  3/18/2020  | 
During WWII, the British leveraged both technology and human intelligence to help win the war. Security leaders must learn the lessons of history and consider how the human element can make their machine-based systems more effective.
This Tax Season, Save the Scorn and Protect Customers from Phishing Scams
Commentary  |  3/17/2020  | 
As security professionals, it's easy to get cynical about the continued proliferation of tax ID theft and blame the consumers themselves. But that doesn't help anyone.
Needed: A Cybersecurity Good Samaritan Law
Commentary  |  3/17/2020  | 
Legislation should protect the good hackers who are helping to keep us safe, not just go after the bad.
4 Ways Thinking 'Childishly' Can Empower Security Professionals
Commentary  |  3/16/2020  | 
Younger minds -- more agile and less worried by failure -- provide a useful model for cyber defenders to think more creatively.
Texas Chose to Fight Ransomware and Not Pay. What About the Rest of Us?
Commentary  |  3/13/2020  | 
Law-abiding folks like us applauded Texas for its bravery but would we have the steel will to stand on the side of justice if it happened to us? Probably not.
Working from Home? These Tips Can Help You Adapt
Commentary  |  3/12/2020  | 
COVID-19 means many people are doing their jobs from outside the confines of the office. That may not be as easy as it sounds.
Back to the Future: A Threat Intelligence Journey
Commentary  |  3/12/2020  | 
Threat intelligence needs the problem solvers, the curious ones, the mission seekers, the analytical minds, the defenders, and the fierce -- whatever their gender.
How the Rise of IoT Is Changing the CISO Role
Commentary  |  3/11/2020  | 
Prepare for the future by adopting a risk-based approach. Following these five steps can help.
Why CSP Isn't Enough to Stop Magecart-Like Attacks
Commentary  |  3/11/2020  | 
As Magecart and formjacking attacks become more sophisticated, it's essential to address not only what services may interact with users, but what that interaction looks like and how to control it.
3 Tips to Stay Secure When You Lose an Employee
Commentary  |  3/10/2020  | 
Whether they leave for a better job or get fired, and whether they mean to cause problems or do so out of ignorance, ex-workers can pose a threat to your company.
How Network Metadata Can Transform Compromise Assessment
Commentary  |  3/10/2020  | 
Listen more closely and your network's metadata will surrender insights the bad guys counted on keeping secret
Cyber Resiliency, Cloud & the Evolving Role of the Firewall
Commentary  |  3/9/2020  | 
Today's defenses must be creative in both isolating threats and segmenting environments to prevent attacks. Here's why.
Threat Awareness: A Critical First Step in Detecting Adversaries
Commentary  |  3/9/2020  | 
One thing seems certain: Attackers are only getting more devious and lethal. Expect to see more advanced attacks.
Securing Our Elections Requires Change in Technology, People & Attitudes
Commentary  |  3/6/2020  | 
Increasing security around our election process and systems will take a big effort from many different parties. Here's how.
6 Steps CISOs Should Take to Secure Their OT Systems
Commentary  |  3/5/2020  | 
The first question each new CISO must answer is, "What should I do on Monday morning?" My suggestion: Go back to basics. And these steps will help.
Advanced Tech Needs More Ethical Consideration & Security
Commentary  |  3/5/2020  | 
Unintended consequences and risks need board-level attention and action.
CISOs Who Want a Seat at the DevOps Table Better Bring Value
Commentary  |  3/4/2020  | 
Here are four ways to make inroads with the DevOps team -- before it's too late.
3 Ways to Strengthen Your Cyber Defenses
Commentary  |  3/4/2020  | 
By taking proactive action, organizations can face down threats with greater agility and earned confidence.
Avoiding the Perils of Electronic Communications
Commentary  |  3/3/2020  | 
Twitter, Slack, etc., have become undeniably important for business today, but they can cause a lot of damage. That's why an agile communications strategy is so important.
The Cybercrime Pandemic Keeps Spreading
Commentary  |  3/3/2020  | 
The World Economic Forum says cyberattacks will be one of the top global business risks over the next 10 years.
What Disney+ Can Teach Businesses About Customer Security
Commentary  |  3/2/2020  | 
Businesses must prioritize customer protection by taking on some of the responsibility to prevent credential stuffing attacks through multipronged authentication and identity management.
Reducing Risk with Data Minimization
Commentary  |  2/28/2020  | 
Putting your company on a data diet that reduces the amount of the sensitive data you store or use is a smart way to achieve compliance with GDPR and CCPA.
How We Enabled Ransomware to Become a Multibillion-Dollar Industry
Commentary  |  2/27/2020  | 
As an industry, we must move beyond one-dimensional approaches to assessing ransomware exposures. Asking these four questions will help.
What Your Company Needs to Know About Hardware Supply Chain Security
Commentary  |  2/27/2020  | 
By establishing a process and framework, you can ensure you're not giving more advanced attackers carte blanche to your environment.
Commonsense Security: Leveraging Dialogue & Collaboration for Better Decisions
Commentary  |  2/26/2020  | 
Sometimes, good old-fashioned tools can help an enterprise create a cost-effective risk management strategy.
5 Ways to Up Your Threat Management Game
Commentary  |  2/26/2020  | 
Good security programs start with a mindset that it's not about the tools, it's what you do with them. Here's how to get out of a reactive fire-drill mode with vulnerability management.
Ensure Your Cloud Security Is as Modern as Your Business
Commentary  |  2/25/2020  | 
Take a comprehensive approach to better protect your organization. Security hygiene is a must, but also look at your risk posture through a data protection lens.
Cybersecurity Industry: It's Time to Stop the Victim Blame Game
Commentary  |  2/25/2020  | 
There are far more ways to be helpful than adding to the noise of what a company probably did wrong.
Solving the Cloud Data Security Conundrum
Commentary  |  2/24/2020  | 
Trusting the cloud involves a change in mindset. You must be ready to use runtime encryption in the cloud.
How to Get CISOs & Boards on the Same Page
Commentary  |  2/21/2020  | 
These two groups have talked past each other for years, each hobbled by their own tunnel vision and misperceptions.
It's Time to Break the 'Rule of Steve'
Commentary  |  2/20/2020  | 
Today, in a room full of cybersecurity professionals, there are still more people called Steve than there are women.
5 Strategies to Secure Cloud Operations Against Today's Cyber Threats
Commentary  |  2/20/2020  | 
With these fundamentals in mind, organizations can reduce their security and compliance risks as they reap the cloud's many benefits:
Zero-Factor Authentication: Owning Our Data
Commentary  |  2/19/2020  | 
Are you asking the right questions to determine how well your vendors will protect your data? Probably not.
Don't Let Iowa Bring Our Elections Back to the Stone Age
Commentary  |  2/19/2020  | 
The voting experience should be the same whether the vote is in person, by mail, or over the Internet. Let's not allow one bad incident stop us from finding new ways to achieve this.
Cyber Fitness Takes More Than a Gym Membership & a Crash Diet
Commentary  |  2/18/2020  | 
Make cybersecurity your top priority, moving away from addressing individual problems with Band-Aids and toward attaining a long-term cyber-fitness plan.
Staircase to the Cloud: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  2/18/2020  | 
A humorous nod to the lack of gender equity in cybersecurity hiring was our judges' unanimous choice. And the winners are ...
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CVE-2020-11111
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-31
FasterXML jackson-databind 2.x before 2.9.10.4 mishandles the interaction between serialization gadgets and typing, related to org.apache.activemq.* (aka activemq-jms, activemq-core, activemq-pool, and activemq-pool-jms).
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PUBLISHED: 2020-03-31
FasterXML jackson-databind 2.x before 2.9.10.4 mishandles the interaction between serialization gadgets and typing, related to org.apache.commons.proxy.provider.remoting.RmiProvider (aka apache/commons-proxy).
CVE-2020-11113
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-31
FasterXML jackson-databind 2.x before 2.9.10.4 mishandles the interaction between serialization gadgets and typing, related to org.apache.openjpa.ee.WASRegistryManagedRuntime (aka openjpa).
CVE-2020-10374
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
A webserver component in Paessler PRTG Network Monitor 19.2.50 to PRTG 20.1.56 allows unauthenticated remote command execution via a crafted POST request or the what parameter of the screenshot function in the Contact Support form.
CVE-2020-11104
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
An issue was discovered in USC iLab cereal through 1.3.0. Serialization of an (initialized) C/C++ long double variable into a BinaryArchive or PortableBinaryArchive leaks several bytes of stack or heap memory, from which sensitive information (such as memory layout or private keys) can be gleaned if...