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Defenders Face New Challenges As Attack Complexity Grows
A new report states sophisticated attacks and a complex threat landscape lead to burnout among security pros.
August 02, 2021
A new report states sophisticated attacks and a complex threat landscape lead to burnout among security pros.
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
August 02, 2021
1 min read
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Multiple Zero-Day Flaws Discovered in Popular Hospital Pneumatic Tube System
'PwnedPiper' flaws could allow attackers to disrupt delivery of lab samples, or steal hospital employee credentials, new...
August 02, 2021
'PwnedPiper' flaws could allow attackers to disrupt delivery of lab samples, or steal hospital employee credentials, new...
by Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor
August 02, 2021
6 min read
Article
Reports Point to Uptick in HTML Smuggling Attacks
Menlo Security and Microsoft report recent campaigns implementing the technique, which helps attackers stealthily delive...
July 30, 2021
Menlo Security and Microsoft report recent campaigns implementing the technique, which helps attackers stealthily delive...
by Kelly Sheridan, Senior Editor
July 30, 2021
5 min read
Article
What's Essential in an Incident Response Plan? Security Leaders Weigh In
A new report examines the must-have components of a security incident readiness and response playbook.
July 30, 2021
A new report examines the must-have components of a security incident readiness and response playbook.
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
July 30, 2021
1 min read
Article
Inside the Famed Black Hat NOC
Network operations center managers Bart Stump and Neil Wyler (aka Grifter) again head up the show network, but with a ne...
July 30, 2021
Network operations center managers Bart Stump and Neil Wyler (aka Grifter) again head up the show network, but with a ne...
by Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor
July 30, 2021
6 min read
Article
Chinese-Speaking Threat Actor Using Unknown Rootkit in Targeted Attacks
Security vendor says it first spotted 'GhostEmperor' when investigating attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange flaws.
July 29, 2021
Security vendor says it first spotted 'GhostEmperor' when investigating attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange flaws.
by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
July 29, 2021
4 min read
Article
Epiphany Systems Launches Offensive Context-Aware Platform
Epiphany's 'Exploitability Index' helps contextualize cyber-risk and drives better decisions.
July 29, 2021
Epiphany's 'Exploitability Index' helps contextualize cyber-risk and drives better decisions.
July 29, 2021
4 min read
Article
US Government Unlikely to Ban Ransomware Payments
The Department of Justice believes that banning ransom payments will cause greater havoc. However, the agency has called...
July 29, 2021
The Department of Justice believes that banning ransom payments will cause greater havoc. However, the agency has called...
by Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
July 29, 2021
4 min read
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Lower-Level Employees Become Top Spear-Phishing Targets
Cybercriminals seek employees who will be a "weak link" in the organization when designing phishing attacks, a new repor...
July 29, 2021
Cybercriminals seek employees who will be a "weak link" in the organization when designing phishing attacks, a new repor...
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
July 29, 2021
2 min read
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CISA, FBI Name the Most Exploited Vulnerabilities Over the Past Year
List shows many relatively new and perimeter-like devices targeted in 2020 and 2021, according to an analysis by CISA, t...
July 28, 2021
List shows many relatively new and perimeter-like devices targeted in 2020 and 2021, according to an analysis by CISA, t...
by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
July 28, 2021
5 min read
Article
Neustar Unveils UltraBot Protect
New bot manager features have been integrated into Neustar’s suite of application security products, combining DDoS, WAF...
July 28, 2021
New bot manager features have been integrated into Neustar’s suite of application security products, combining DDoS, WAF...
July 28, 2021
3 min read
Article
White House Issues Memo on US Critical Infrastructure Security
The memo describes critical infrastructure threats as one of the most significant issues confronting the nation.
July 28, 2021
The memo describes critical infrastructure threats as one of the most significant issues confronting the nation.
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
July 28, 2021
2 min read
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Data Breach Cost Hits Record High of $4.24M
The per-breach cost represents a 10% increase from the average cost per incident recorded one year prior, IBM reports.
July 28, 2021
The per-breach cost represents a 10% increase from the average cost per incident recorded one year prior, IBM reports.
by Kelly Sheridan, Senior Editor
July 28, 2021
5 min read
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UC San Diego Health Discloses Data Breach
The incident involved unauthorized access to some employee email accounts and may have affected personal data of employe...
July 28, 2021
The incident involved unauthorized access to some employee email accounts and may have affected personal data of employe...
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
July 28, 2021
2 min read
Article
Kaspersky Finds Fewer DDoS Attacks and Small Geographic Shifts in Q2 2021
Kaspersky found the total number of DDoS attacks decreased by 38.8% compared to Q2 2020, and by 6.5% in comparison to th...
July 28, 2021
Kaspersky found the total number of DDoS attacks decreased by 38.8% compared to Q2 2020, and by 6.5% in comparison to th...
July 28, 2021
3 min read
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