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posted in April 2018

Should CISOs Be Hackers?

4/19/2018
Justin Calmus, Chief Security Officer at OneLogin, believes that cybersecurity professionals including CISOs and other security team leaders can be much more effective at their jobs if they stay actively engaged with hacking communities that keep them on their toes and give them deep insight into attack trends.

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Protecting Data Anywhere and Everywhere

4/19/2018
SecurityFirst CEO Jim Varner explains how resellers and MSPs can work with their clients to ensure that all of their business-critical data everywhere can be kept safe from attackers and readily available for disaster recovery even as threats intensify and digital assets are dispersed across multiple clouds.

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Leveraging Threat Intelligence across Infosec Roles

4/18/2018
Allan Liska, Senior Security Architect at Recorded Future, believes everyone in the infosec team including vulnerability management and threat response staff can take greater advantage of available threat intelligence to more effectively and efficiently mitigate risk.

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Practically Applying Threat Intelligence to Your Business

4/18/2018
Travis Farral, Director of Security Strategy at Anomali, believes cybersecurity teams can operate much more efficiently by better identifying the specific threats that endanger their environment and by better understanding the potential impacts of those specific threats.

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Enabling Appropriate User Access in a Zero Trust World

4/18/2018
Bill Mann, Chief Product Officer at Centrify, suggests some strategies for securing todays perimeter-less enterprise environments including stronger enforcement of well-defined policies for user access, integration of security into DevOps processes, and smarter use of ML for anomaly detection.

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Keeping the Business Safe Across Hybrid Cloud Environments

4/18/2018
Aggressive cloud adoption increases threat surface and makes it more difficult for infosec teams to keep track of what the business is doing. Donald Meyer, Head of Data Center and Cloud at Check Point Software, explains how infosec teams can more effectively mitigate risk without hampering business agility.

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Beating Zero-Payload/Fileless Attacks with Unified EPP/EDR

4/18/2018
To cope with todays fileless endpoint attacks especially those that arent precisely similar to previously known exploits Tomer Weingarten and Nicholas Warner of SentinelOne suggest a unified EPP/EDR approach that includes visibility into the dangers lurking within encrypted network traffic.

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Optimizing the Security Awareness of Your End-Users

4/18/2018
End-users can be the weakest link in your infosec defense. But according to KnowBe4 founder and CEO Stu Sjouwerman, there is something you can do about that if you implement the right behavioral diagnostics and focus your training needs on individual users actual weaknesses.

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CVE-2019-18214
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
The Video_Converter app 0.1.0 for Nextcloud allows denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via multiple concurrent conversions because many FFmpeg processes may be running at once. (The workload is not queued for serial execution.)
CVE-2019-18202
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
Information Disclosure is possible on WAGO Series PFC100 and PFC200 devices before FW12 due to improper access control. A remote attacker can check for the existence of paths and file names via crafted HTTP requests.
CVE-2019-18209
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
templates/pad.html in Etherpad-Lite 1.7.5 has XSS when the browser does not encode the path of the URL, as demonstrated by Internet Explorer.
CVE-2019-18198
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-18
In the Linux kernel before 5.3.4, a reference count usage error in the fib6_rule_suppress() function in the fib6 suppression feature of net/ipv6/fib6_rules.c, when handling the FIB_LOOKUP_NOREF flag, can be exploited by a local attacker to corrupt memory, aka CID-ca7a03c41753.
CVE-2019-18197
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-18
In xsltCopyText in transform.c in libxslt 1.1.33, a pointer variable isn't reset under certain circumstances. If the relevant memory area happened to be freed and reused in a certain way, a bounds check could fail and memory outside a buffer could be written to, or uninitialized data could be disclo...