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Biden Campaign Hires 2 Top Cybersecurity Executives
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The campaign has filled the positions of CISO and CTO in the runup to the 2020 presidential election.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/10/2020
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Omdia Research Launches Page on Dark Reading
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, Commentary
Data and insight from a leading cybersecurity research and analysis team will broaden the information available to security professionals and technology vendors.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 7/9/2020
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Fight Phishing with Intention
Runa Sandvik, Independent ResearcherCommentary
Phishing exercises have become a staple, but it helps to be as clear as possible on exactly why you're doing them.
By Runa Sandvik Independent Researcher, 7/9/2020
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Why Cybersecurity's Silence Matters to Black Lives
Tiffany Ricks, CEO, HacWareCommentary
The industry is missing an opportunity to educate the public about bad actors who capitalize off of protest, voting rights education and police brutality petitions through social engineering and phishing attacks.
By Tiffany Ricks CEO, HacWare, 7/8/2020
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Applying the 80-20 Rule to Cybersecurity
Dan Blum, Cybersecurity & Risk Management StrategistCommentary
How security teams can achieve 80% of the benefit for 20% of the work.
By Dan Blum Cybersecurity & Risk Management Strategist, 7/7/2020
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Cybersecurity's Lament: There Are No Cooks in Space
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Cybersecurity staff are on edge for the same reason that there are no cooks on the ISS: Organizations are carefully watching expenses for jobs that don't require dedicated team members.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/3/2020
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Lessons from COVID-19 Cyberattacks: Where Do We Go Next?
Derek Manky, Chief of Security Insights and Global Threat Alliances, FortiGuard LabsCommentary
We need to learn from the attacks and attempts that have occurred in order to prepare for the future.
By Derek Manky Chief of Security Insights and Global Threat Alliances, FortiGuard Labs, 7/2/2020
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Don't Slow Cybersecurity Spending: Steer into the Skid with a Tight Business Plan
Mark Darby, CEO of ISMS.onlineCommentary
We all know there are slippery conditions ahead, which is why it's never been more important for organizations to maintain and even increase their spending on cybersecurity.
By Mark Darby CEO of ISMS.online, 6/30/2020
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Profile of the Post-Pandemic CISO
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
Projects that were high priorities before the COVID-19 outbreak have taken a back seat to new business needs. For security leaders that has meant new responsibilities that could very well stick around in the pandemic's aftermath.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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5 New InfoSec Job Training Trends: What We're Studying During COVID-19
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
With the pandemic uprooting networks and upending careers, which security skills are hot -- and which are not?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/26/2020
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Good Cyber Hygiene in a Pandemic-Driven World Starts with Us
Yaniv Bar-Yadan, Co-founder and CEO of Vulcan CyberCommentary
Three ways that security teams can improve processes and collaboration, all while creating the common ground needed to sustain them.
By Yaniv Bar-Yadan Co-founder and CEO of Vulcan Cyber, 6/26/2020
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How to Wring Every Last Drop Out of Your Security Budget
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
In the face of tighter budgets and lowered spending forecasts due to the pandemic, optimizing and improving the efficiency of security programs -- without sacrificing integrity -- has never been more important.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 6/22/2020
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'New Normal' Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Managing Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Competitors submitted lots of clever virus puns, and the prizes go to ...
By Marilyn Cohodas Managing Editor, Dark Reading, 6/19/2020
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CISO Dialogue: How to Optimize Your Security Budget
Chris Triolo, Vice President of Customer Success, Respond SoftwareCommentary
CISOs are never going to have all the finances they want. Hard choices must be made. The CISO of Amazon Prime Video discusses his approaches to a slimmed-down budget.
By Chris Triolo Vice President of Customer Success, Respond Software, 6/18/2020
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7 Tips for Employers Navigating Remote Recruitment
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Hiring experts explain how companies should approach recruitment when employers and candidates are working remotely.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/17/2020
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Collaboration Undermined When Security Teams Work Remotely, Some Argue
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Knowledge workers are perfectly suited for remote work, but the benefits of collaboration and the requirements of proving identity make fully remote security teams problematic.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/17/2020
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3 Ways the Pandemic Will Affect Enterprise Security in the Future
Chris Schueler, Senior VP, Managed Security Services, TrustwaveCommentary
While CISOs have been focused on immediate threats, it's time to look ahead to what a post-COVID-19 future will look like.
By Chris Schueler Senior VP, Managed Security Services, Trustwave, 6/10/2020
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CSO's Guide to 'Employee-First' Security Operations During COVID-19 & Beyond
George Gerchow, Chief Security Officer, Sumo LogicCommentary
As the work-at-home environment continues to inform new ways of doing business, it's important that security teams remain flexible and ready for change.
By George Gerchow Chief Security Officer, Sumo Logic, 6/9/2020
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Could Automation Kill the Security Analyst?
Corin Imai, Senior Security Advisor, DomainToolsCommentary
Five skills to ensure job security in the Age of Automation.
By Corin Imai Senior Security Advisor, DomainTools, 6/4/2020
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10 Tips for Maintaining Information Security During Layoffs
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
Insider cyberthreats are always an issue during layoffs -- but with record numbers of home-office workers heading for the unemployment line, it has never been harder to maintain cybersecurity during offboarding.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 6/2/2020
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CVE-2020-15105
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Django Two-Factor Authentication before 1.12, stores the user's password in clear text in the user session (base64-encoded). The password is stored in the session when the user submits their username and password, and is removed once they complete authentication by entering a two-factor authenticati...
CVE-2020-11061
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
In Bareos Director less than or equal to 16.2.10, 17.2.9, 18.2.8, and 19.2.7, a heap overflow allows a malicious client to corrupt the director's memory via oversized digest strings sent during initialization of a verify job. Disabling verify jobs mitigates the problem. This issue is also patched in...
CVE-2020-4042
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Bareos before version 19.2.8 and earlier allows a malicious client to communicate with the director without knowledge of the shared secret if the director allows client initiated connection and connects to the client itself. The malicious client can replay the Bareos director's cram-md5 challenge to...
CVE-2020-11081
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
osquery before version 4.4.0 enables a priviledge escalation vulnerability. If a Window system is configured with a PATH that contains a user-writable directory then a local user may write a zlib1.dll DLL, which osquery will attempt to load. Since osquery runs with elevated privileges this enables l...
CVE-2020-6114
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
An exploitable SQL injection vulnerability exists in the Admin Reports functionality of Glacies IceHRM v26.6.0.OS (Commit bb274de1751ffb9d09482fd2538f9950a94c510a) . A specially crafted HTTP request can cause SQL injection. An attacker can make an authenticated HTTP request to trigger this vulnerabi...