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Content posted in July 2021
Biden Administration Responds to Geopolitical Cyber Threats
Commentary  |  7/23/2021  | 
In response to growing concerns regarding the recent uptick in large-scale, nation-state-backed ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure, the Biden administration is taking new action to tackle the evolving challenges posed by ransomware attacks.
7 Ways AI and ML Are Helping and Hurting Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  7/19/2021  | 
In the right hands, artificial intelligence and machine learning can enrich our cyber defenses. In the wrong hands, they can create significant harm.
Breaking Down the Threat of Going All-In With Microsoft Security
Commentary  |  7/19/2021  | 
Limit risk by dividing responsibility for infrastructure, tools, and security.
4 Future Integrated Circuit Threats to Watch
Commentary  |  7/16/2021  | 
Threats to the supply chains for ICs and other computer components are poised to wreak even more havoc on organizations.
How to Bridge On-Premises and Cloud Identity
Commentary  |  7/15/2021  | 
Identity fabric, a cloud-native framework, removes the need for multiple, siloed, proprietary identity systems.
What to Look for in an Effective Threat Hunter
Commentary  |  7/15/2021  | 
The most important personality traits, skills, and certifications to look for when hiring a threat hunting team.
Did the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap Distract Us From the Leak?
Commentary  |  7/14/2021  | 
Cyber games can play a critical role in re-engaging our workforce and addressing the employee retention crisis.
4 Integrated Circuit Security Threats and How to Protect Against Them
Commentary  |  7/14/2021  | 
Little-understood threats involving the IC supply chain are putting organizations around the world at risk.
Why We Need to Raise the Red Flag Against FragAttacks
Commentary  |  7/13/2021  | 
Proliferation of wireless devices increases the risk that corporate networks will be attacked with this newly discovered breed of Wi-Fi-based cyber assault.
The Trouble With Automated Cybersecurity Defenses
Commentary  |  7/13/2021  | 
While there's enormous promise in AI-powered tools and machine learning, they are very much a double-edged sword.
AI and Cybersecurity: Making Sense of the Confusion
Commentary  |  7/12/2021  | 
Artificial intelligence is a maturing area in cybersecurity, but there are different concerns depending on whether you're a defender or an attacker.
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Commentary  |  7/9/2021  | 
Five ways that game developers (and others) can avoid falling victim to an attack like the one that hit EA.
Cartoon Caption Winner: Sight Unseen
Commentary  |  7/9/2021  | 
And the winner of Dark Reading's June contest is ...
Kaseya Hacked via Authentication Bypass
Commentary  |  7/8/2021  | 
The Kaseya ransomware attack is believed to have been down to an authentication bypass. Yes, ransomware needs to be on your radar -- but good authentication practices are also imperative.
What Colonial Pipeline Means for Commercial Building Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  7/8/2021  | 
Banks and hospitals may be common targets, but now commercial real estate must learn to protect itself against stealthy hackers.
Are Security Attestations a Necessity for SaaS Businesses?
Commentary  |  7/7/2021  | 
Are security attestations becoming business imperatives, or are they merely token additions on the list of regulatory requirements?
Autonomous Security Is Essential if the Edge Is to Scale Properly
Commentary  |  7/7/2021  | 
Service demands at the network edge mean customers need to get cost, performance, and security right.
It's High Time for a Security Scoring System for Applications and Open Source Libraries
Commentary  |  7/6/2021  | 
A benchmarking system would help buyers choose more secure software products and, more importantly, light a fire underneath software producers to make products secure.
8 Ways to Preserve Legal Privilege After a Cybersecurity Incident
Commentary  |  7/6/2021  | 
Knowing your legal distinctions can make defense easier should you end up in court after a breach, attack, or data loss.
Watch for Cybersecurity Games at the Tokyo Olympics
Commentary  |  7/5/2021  | 
The cybersecurity professionals guarding the Summer Olympics are facing at least as much competition as the athletes, and their failure could have steeper ramifications.
WFH: A Smart Time to Revisit Employee Use of Social Media
Commentary  |  7/2/2021  | 
Employers have their hands full when it comes to monitoring online activities that could hurt the brand or violate the organization's core values.
Why Are There Never Enough Logs During an Incident Response?
Commentary  |  7/1/2021  | 
Most security pros believe their responses could be dramatically quicker were the right logs available, and usually they're not.
Stop Playing Catchup: Move From Reactive to Proactive to Defeat Cyber Threats
Commentary  |  7/1/2021  | 
One-time reactive measures can't keep up. It's time to be proactive and pick our swords and not just our shields.


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I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
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Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
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There is an information leak vulnerability in the message service app of a ZTE mobile phone. Due to improper parameter settings, attackers could use this vulnerability to obtain some sensitive information of users by accessing specific pages.
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PUBLISHED: 2021-09-24
Shopkit v2.7 contains a reflective cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the /account/register component, which allows attackers to hijack user credentials via a crafted payload in the E-Mail text field.
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PUBLISHED: 2021-09-24
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in Maccms v10 via admin.php/admin/admin/del/ids/<id>.html allows authenticated attackers to delete all users.
CVE-2016-6555
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-24
OpenNMS version 18.0.1 and prior are vulnerable to a stored XSS issue due to insufficient filtering of SNMP trap supplied data. By creating a malicious SNMP trap, an attacker can store an XSS payload which will trigger when a user of the web UI views the events list page. This issue was fixed in ver...
CVE-2016-6556
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-24
OpenNMS version 18.0.1 and prior are vulnerable to a stored XSS issue due to insufficient filtering of SNMP agent supplied data. By creating a malicious SNMP 'sysName' or 'sysContact' response, an attacker can store an XSS payload which will trigger when a user of the web UI views the data. This iss...