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Content posted in January 2020
Embracing a Prevention Mindset to Protect Critical Infrastructure
Commentary  |  1/31/2020  | 
A zero-trust, prevention-first approach is necessary to keep us safe, now and going forward.
How to Secure Your IoT Ecosystem in the Age of 5G
Commentary  |  1/30/2020  | 
For businesses planning to adopt 5G, the sheer number of IoT devices creates a much larger attack surface.
Election Security 2020: How We Should Allocate $425M in Funding
Commentary  |  1/30/2020  | 
Too many states and municipalities still rely on aging systems; it's time they upped their game and treated election technology like they would any other security project.
Securing Containers with Zero Trust
Commentary  |  1/29/2020  | 
A software identity-based approach should become a standard security measure for protecting workloads in all enterprise networks.
Threat Hunting Is Not for Everyone
Commentary  |  1/29/2020  | 
Threat hunting is a sophisticated, advanced technique that should be reserved for specific instances and be conducted only by trained professionals.
Why Companies Should Care about Data Privacy Day
Commentary  |  1/29/2020  | 
Marking yesterday's 14th anniversary of Europe's first data protection day reminds us how far we still have to go.
CCPA: Cut From the Same Cloth as PCI DSS
Commentary  |  1/28/2020  | 
Finally, some good news about CCPA: If you've built your security infrastructure to PCI DSS standards, you may be already covered by California's new data protection rules
How to Get the Most Out of Your Security Metrics
Commentary  |  1/27/2020  | 
There's an art to reporting security metrics so that they speak the language of leadership and connect the data from tools to business objectives.
5 Resume Basics for a Budding Cybersecurity Career
Commentary  |  1/24/2020  | 
You'll need to add resume tactician to your skill set in order to climb up the next rung on the security job ladder. Here's how.
Deconstructing Web Cache Deception Attacks: They're Bad; Now What?
Commentary  |  1/23/2020  | 
Expect cache attacks to get worse before they get better. The problem is that we don't yet have a good solution.
Weathering the Privacy Storm from GDPR to CCPA & PDPA
Commentary  |  1/23/2020  | 
A general approach to privacy, no matter the regulation, is the only way companies can avoid a data protection disaster in 2020 and beyond.
Why DPOs and CISOs Must Work Closely Together
Commentary  |  1/22/2020  | 
Recent data protection laws mean that the data protection officer and CISO must work in tandem to make sure users' data is protected.
Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from 'The Rise of Skywalker'
Commentary  |  1/22/2020  | 
They're especially relevant regarding several issues we face now, including biometrics, secure data management, and human error with passwords.
Avoid That Billion-Dollar Fine: Blurring the Lines Between Security and Privacy
Commentary  |  1/21/2020  | 
While doing good for the user is the theoretical ideal, the threat of fiscal repercussions should drive organizations to take privacy seriously. That means security and data privacy teams must work more closely.
Data Awareness Is Key to Data Security
Commentary  |  1/21/2020  | 
Traditional data-leak prevention is not enough for businesses facing today's dynamic threat landscape.
Are We Secure Yet? How to Build a 'Post-Breach' Culture
Commentary  |  1/20/2020  | 
There are many ways to improve your organization's cybersecurity practices, but the most important principle is to start from the top.
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.


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CVE-2020-17366
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-05
An issue was discovered in NLnet Labs Routinator 0.1.0 through 0.7.1. It allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions or to cause a denial of service on dependent routing systems by strategically withholding RPKI Route Origin Authorisation ".roa" files or X509 Certificate...
CVE-2020-9036
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-05
Jeedom through 4.0.38 allows XSS.
CVE-2020-15127
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-05
In Contour ( Ingress controller for Kubernetes) before version 1.7.0, a bad actor can shut down all instances of Envoy, essentially killing the entire ingress data plane. GET requests to /shutdown on port 8090 of the Envoy pod initiate Envoy's shutdown procedure. The shutdown procedure includes flip...
CVE-2020-15132
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-05
In Sulu before versions 1.6.35, 2.0.10, and 2.1.1, when the "Forget password" feature on the login screen is used, Sulu asks the user for a username or email address. If the given string is not found, a response with a `400` error code is returned, along with a error message saying that th...
CVE-2020-7298
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-05
Unexpected behavior violation in McAfee Total Protection (MTP) prior to 16.0.R26 allows local users to turn off real time scanning via a specially crafted object making a specific function call.