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Content posted in February 2020
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 ...
The 5 Love Languages of Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  2/14/2020  | 
When it comes to building buy-in from the business, all cybersecurity needs is love -- especially when it comes to communication.
Small Business Security: 5 Tips on How and Where to Start
Commentary  |  2/13/2020  | 
There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for security, but a robust plan and the implementation of new technologies will help you and your IT team sleep better.
Forget Hacks... Ransomware, Phishing Are Election Year's Real Threats
Commentary  |  2/13/2020  | 
As we gear up for the voting season, let's put aside any links between foreign interference and voting machine security and focus on the actual risks threatening election security.
Stop Defending Everything
Commentary  |  2/12/2020  | 
Instead, try prioritizing with the aid of a thorough asset inventory.
5 Common Errors That Allow Attackers to Go Undetected
Commentary  |  2/12/2020  | 
Make these mistakes and invaders might linger in your systems for years.
Why Ransomware Will Soon Target the Cloud
Commentary  |  2/11/2020  | 
As businesses' daily operations become more dependent on cloud services, ransomware authors will follow to maximize profits. The good news: Many of the best practices for physical servers also apply to the cloud.
Keeping a Strong Security Metrics Framework Strong
Commentary  |  2/11/2020  | 
Don't just report metrics -- analyze, understand, monitor, and adjust them. These 10 tips will show you how.
Day in the Life of a Bot
Commentary  |  2/10/2020  | 
A typical workday for a bot, from its own point of view.
5 Measures to Harden Election Technology
Commentary  |  2/7/2020  | 
Voting machinery needs hardware-level security. The stakes are the ultimate, and the attackers among the world's most capable.
Cybersecurity Vendor Landscape Transforming as Symantec, McAfee Enter New Eras
Commentary  |  2/6/2020  | 
Two years ago, Symantec and McAfee were both primed for a comeback. Today, both face big questions about their future.
How Can We Make Election Technology Secure?
Commentary  |  2/6/2020  | 
In Iowa this week, a smartphone app for reporting presidential caucus results debuted. It did not go well.
Keeping Compliance Data-Centric Amid Accelerating Regulation
Commentary  |  2/5/2020  | 
As the regulatory landscape transforms, it's still smart to stay strategically focused on protecting your data.
Hiring Untapped Security Talent Can Transform the Industry
Commentary  |  2/5/2020  | 
Cybersecurity needs unconventional hires to help lead the next phase of development and innovation, coupled with salaries that aren't insulting
Ransomware Attacks: Why It Should Be Illegal to Pay the Ransom
Commentary  |  2/4/2020  | 
For cities, states and towns, paying up is short-sighted and only makes the problem worse.
What WON'T Happen in Cybersecurity in 2020
Commentary  |  2/4/2020  | 
Predictions are a dime a dozen. Here are six trends that you won't be hearing about anytime soon.
How Device-Aware 2FA Can Defeat Social Engineering Attacks
Commentary  |  2/3/2020  | 
While device-aware two-factor authentication is no panacea, it is more secure than conventional SMS-based 2FA. Here's why.


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CVE-2020-13757
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
Python-RSA 4.0 ignores leading '\0' bytes during decryption of ciphertext. This could conceivably have a security-relevant impact, e.g., by helping an attacker to infer that an application uses Python-RSA, or if the length of accepted ciphertext affects application behavior (such as by causing exces...
CVE-2020-13758
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
modules/security/classes/general.post_filter.php/post_filter.php in the Web Application Firewall in Bitrix24 through 20.0.950 allows XSS by placing %00 before the payload.
CVE-2020-9291
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
An Insecure Temporary File vulnerability in FortiClient for Windows 6.2.1 and below may allow a local user to gain elevated privileges via exhausting the pool of temporary file names combined with a symbolic link attack.
CVE-2019-15709
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
An improper input validation in FortiAP-S/W2 6.2.0 to 6.2.2, 6.0.5 and below, FortiAP-U 6.0.1 and below CLI admin console may allow unauthorized administrators to overwrite system files via specially crafted tcpdump commands in the CLI.
CVE-2020-13695
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
In QuickBox Community Edition through 2.5.5 and Pro Edition through 2.1.8, the local www-data user has sudo privileges to execute grep as root without a password, which allows an attacker to obtain sensitive information via a grep of a /root/*.db or /etc/shadow file.