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Content posted in December 2019
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.


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CVE-2020-11586
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-06
An XXE issue was discovered in CIPPlanner CIPAce 9.1 Build 2019092801. An unauthenticated attacker can make an API request that contains malicious XML DTD data.
CVE-2020-11587
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-06
An issue was discovered in CIPPlanner CIPAce 9.1 Build 2019092801. An unauthenticated attacker can make an API request and get the content of ETL Processes running on the server.
CVE-2020-11589
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-06
An Insecure Direct Object Reference issue was discovered in CIPPlanner CIPAce 9.1 Build 2019092801. An unauthenticated attacker can make a GET request to a certain URL and obtain information that should be provided to authenticated users only.
CVE-2020-11590
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-06
An issue was discovered in CIPPlanner CIPAce 9.1 Build 2019092801. An unauthenticated attacker can make an HTTP GET request to HealthPage.aspx and obtain the internal server name.
CVE-2020-11591
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-06
An issue was discovered in CIPPlanner CIPAce 9.1 Build 2019092801. An unauthenticated attacker can make an API request and obtain the full application path along with the customer name.