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11 Cybersecurity Vendors to Watch in 2021
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Cars, Medicine, Electric Grids: Future Hackers Will Hit Much More Than Networks in an IT/OT Integrated World
Greg Valentine, Senior Cybersecurity Director, Capgemini North AmericaCommentary
Intelligent systems must include the right cybersecurity protections to prevent physical threats to operational technology.
By Greg Valentine Senior Cybersecurity Director, Capgemini North America, 6/16/2021
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Russian National Convicted on Charges Related to Kelihos Botnet
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Oleg Koshkin was arrested in 2019 and faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, the DoJ reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2021
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Is an Attacker Living Off Your Land?
Samuel Greengard, Freelance Writer
Living-off-the-land attacks pose significant risks to organizations and, on top of that, are difficult to detect. Learn the basics about how these attacks operate and ways to limit their damage.
By Samuel Greengard Freelance Writer, 6/16/2021
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Keeping Your Organization Secure When Dealing With the Unexpected
Zane Lackey, Co-Founder and CSO of Signal SciencesCommentary
There's no way to anticipate every possible scenario, but the right approach to business continuity can help you respond effectively in any situation.
By Zane Lackey Co-Founder and CSO of Signal Sciences, 6/16/2021
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Don't Get Stymied by Security Indecision
Alex Pezold, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, TokenExCommentary
You might be increasing cyber-risk by not actively working to reduce it.
By Alex Pezold Founder & Chief Executive Officer, TokenEx, 6/16/2021
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Thousands of VMware vCenter Servers Remain Open to Attack Over the Internet
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Three weeks after company disclosed two critical vulnerabilities in the workload management utility, many organizations have not patched the technology yet, security vendor says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/15/2021
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Microsoft Disrupts Large-Scale BEC Campaign Across Web Services
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attackers had used the cloud-based infrastructure to target mailboxes and add forwarding rules to learn about financial transactions.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/15/2021
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Security Experts Scrutinize Apple, Amazon IoT Networks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Both companies have done their due diligence in creating connected-device networks, but the pervasiveness of the devices worries some security researchers.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/15/2021
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Andariel Group Targets South Korean Entities in New Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Andariel, designated as a sub-group of the Lazarus Group APT, has historically targeted South Korean organzations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/15/2021
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Deloitte Buys Terbium Labs to Expand Threat Intel Capabilities
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Terbium Labs' products and services will become part of Deloitte's Detect & Respond lineup, the company confirms.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/15/2021
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What Industrial Control System Vulnerabilities Can Teach Us About Protecting the Supply Chain
Chen Fradkin, Security Researcher at ClarotyCommentary
Older technologies used in industrial and critical infrastructure leave the sector highly vulnerable to attack, but organizations can take steps to better protect themselves.
By Chen Fradkin Security Researcher at Claroty, 6/15/2021
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How President Biden Can Better Defend the US From Russian Hacks
Carlo Massimo, Freelance Writer
Wilson Center cybersecurity expert Meg King pinpoints five ambitious steps the administration should take, including a comprehensive national data breach notification protocol.
By Carlo Massimo Freelance Writer, 6/15/2021
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How Does the Government Buy Its Cybersecurity?
Josh Ladick, President of GSA Focus, Inc.Commentary
The federal government is emphasizing cybersecurity regulation, education, and defense strategies this year.
By Josh Ladick President of GSA Focus, Inc., 6/15/2021
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VPN Attacks Surged in First Quarter
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
But volume of malware, botnet, and other exploit activity declined because of the Emotet botnet takedown.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/14/2021
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Cyber Analytics Database Exposed 5 Billion Records Online
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
In an ironic twist, Cognyte's data alerts customers to third-party data exposures.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/14/2021
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Google Workspace Adds Client-Side Encryption
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Users given control over encryption keys, Google says.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/14/2021
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New Top 20 Secure-Coding List Positions PLCs as Plant 'Bodyguards'
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Best practices guide encompasses integrity, hardening, resilience, and monitoring of PLCs in industrial networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/14/2021
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Know Thy Enemy: Fighting Half-Blind Against Ransomware Won't Work
Michael Daniel, President & CEO, Cyber Threat AllianceCommentary
We lack reliable, representative, actionable data about ransomware's actual scope, scale, and impact. The Ransom Incident Response Network could change that.
By Michael Daniel President & CEO, Cyber Threat Alliance, 6/14/2021
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Name That Toon: Sight Unseen
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 6/14/2021
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Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack Proves a Single Password Isn't Enough
Hollie Hennessy, Senior Analyst, IoT Cybersecurity, Omdia Commentary
Since the attack, it's been revealed that it was down to a single password. Yes, ransomware needs to be on your radar -- but a focus on credentials is vital.
By Hollie Hennessy Senior Analyst, IoT Cybersecurity, Omdia , 6/14/2021
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CVE-2020-22199
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-16
SQL Injection vulnerability in phpCMS 2007 SP6 build 0805 via the digg_mod parameter to digg_add.php.
CVE-2020-22200
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-16
Directory Traversal vulnerability in phpCMS 9.1.13 via the q parameter to public_get_suggest_keyword.
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phpCMS 2008 sp4 allowas remote malicious users to execute arbitrary php commands via the pagesize parameter to yp/product.php.
CVE-2021-20483
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-16
IBM Security Identity Manager 6.0.2 is vulnerable to server-side request forgery (SSRF). By sending a specially crafted request, a remote authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive data. IBM X-Force ID: 197591.
CVE-2021-20488
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-16
IBM Security Identity Manager 6.0.2 could allow an authenticated malicious user to change the passowrds of other users in the Windows AD enviornemnt when IBM Security Identity Manager Windows Password Synch Plug-in is deployed and configured. IBM X-Force ID: 197789.
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