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The Changing Face of Cybersecurity Awareness
Lise Lapointe, CEO and Founder, Terranova SecurityCommentary
In the two decades since cybersecurity awareness programs emerged, they've been transformed from a good idea to a business imperative.
By Lise Lapointe CEO and Founder, Terranova Security, 5/21/2021
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How 2 New Executive Orders May Reshape Cybersecurity & Supply Chains for a Post-Pandemic World
Andrea Little Limbago, Vice President of Research and Analysis, InterosCommentary
A modernized US technology strategy must account for the growing ideological divide between authoritarians and democracies over the use of cyber and emerging technologies.
By Andrea Little Limbago Vice President of Research and Analysis, Interos, 5/20/2021
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Black Hat Asia Speakers Share Secrets About Sandboxes, Smart Doors, and Security
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Find video interviews with some of the coolest Black Hat Asia experts right here, as part of the Dark Reading News Desk this week.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/7/2021
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Biden's Supply Chain Initiative Depends on Cybersecurity Insights
Padraic O'Reilly, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder of CyberSaint SecurityCommentary
Those helming the US supply chain executive order need to leverage standards, measurement, and the lessons cybersecurity leaders have learned.
By Padraic O'Reilly Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder of CyberSaint Security, 5/6/2021
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SOC 2 Attestation Tips for SaaS Companies
Viral Trivedi, Chief Business Officer at Ampcus CyberCommentary
Attestation helps SaaS vendors demonstrate that digital security is a primary focus.
By Viral Trivedi Chief Business Officer at Ampcus Cyber, 4/23/2021
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Name That Toon: Greetings, Earthlings
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
Caption time! Come up with something out of this world for Dark Reading's latest contest, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 4/22/2021
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Bolstering Our Nation's Defenses Against Cybersecurity Attacks
Shawn Henry, CrowdStrike president of services and CSOCommentary
Shawn Henry, former Executive Assistant Director of the FBI and current CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, shares the top three cybersecurity priorities that the Biden administration needs to address.
By Shawn Henry CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, 4/14/2021
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NIST Publishes Guide for Securing Hotel Property Management Systems
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
These sensitive systems store guests' personal data and payment-card information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/1/2021
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Ghost Users Haunt Healthcare Firms
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Data security hygiene severely lacking among healthcare firms, new research shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/30/2021
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What a Federal Data Privacy Law Would Mean for Consumers
Rob Shavell, CEO of Abine / DeleteMeCommentary
With an array of serious proposals from both sides of the political divide, it looks as though the US may finally have a national privacy law.
By Rob Shavell CEO of Abine / DeleteMe, 3/24/2021
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How to Fine-Tune Vendor Risk Management in a Virtual World
Ryan Smyth & Spencer MacDonald, Managing Director / Director, FTI TechnologyCommentary
Without on-site audits, many organizations lack their usual visibility to assess risk factors and validate contracts and SLA with providers.
By Ryan Smyth & Spencer MacDonald Managing Director / Director, FTI Technology, 2/19/2021
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Virginia Takes Different Tack Than California With Data Privacy Law
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
Online businesses targeting Virginia consumers and have personal data of 100,000 consumers in the state must conform to the new statute.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 2/18/2021
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Cloud Security Startup Armo Emerges from Stealth with $4.5M
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Armo's platform was developed to protect cloud-native workloads and provide DevOps teams with greater visibility and control.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/29/2021
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Data Privacy Day 2021: Pandemic Response Data Must Align with Data Privacy Rules
Maxine Holt, Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity, OmdiaCommentary
Amid a pandemic, Data Privacy Day this year brings forth expanded responsibilities for organizations in the response to COVID-19.
By Maxine Holt Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity, Omdia, 1/28/2021
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What You Need to Know About California's New Privacy Rules
K Royal, Associate General Counsel at TrustArcCommentary
Proposition 24 will change Californians' rights and business's responsibilities regarding consumer data protection.
By K Royal Associate General Counsel at TrustArc, 1/5/2021
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10 Benefits of Running Cybersecurity Exercises
Steve Durbin, CEO of the Information Security ForumCommentary
There may be no better way to ascertain your organization's strengths and weaknesses than by running regular security drills.
By Steve Durbin CEO of the Information Security Forum, 12/28/2020
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US Treasury's OFAC Ransomware Advisory: Navigating the Gray Areas
Jason Bevis & Kevin Adams-Romano, VP of Awake Labs / Incident Response Specialist at Awake SecurityCommentary
Leveraging the right response strategy, following the regulations, and understanding the ransom entity are the fundamentals in any ransomware outbreak.
By Jason Bevis & Kevin Adams-Romano VP of Awake Labs / Incident Response Specialist at Awake Security, 11/24/2020
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What's in Store for Privacy in 2021
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Changes are coming to the privacy landscape, including more regulations and technologies.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/24/2020
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The Yellow Brick Road to Risk Management
Andrew Lowe, Senior Information Security Consultant, TalaTekCommentary
Beginning the journey to risk management can be daunting, but protecting your business is worth every step.
By Andrew Lowe Senior Information Security Consultant, TalaTek, 11/19/2020
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A Call for Change in Physical Security
Fred Burton, Executive Director, Ontic Center for Protective IntelligenceCommentary
We're at an inflection point. The threats we face are dynamic, emerging, and global. Are you ready?
By Fred Burton Executive Director, Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence, 11/16/2020
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PUBLISHED: 2021-06-21
White Shark System (WSS) 1.3.2 is vulnerable to unauthorized access via user_edit_password.php, remote attackers can modify the password of any user.
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-21
White Shark System (WSS) 1.3.2 is vulnerable to sensitive information disclosure via default_task_add.php, remote attackers can exploit the vulnerability to create a task.
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White Shark System (WSS) 1.3.2 is vulnerable to CSRF. Attackers can use the user_edit_password.php file to modify the user password.
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