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3 Fundamentals for Better Security and IT Management
Chris Hallenbeck, CISO for the Americas at TaniumCommentary
Nail these security fundamentals, and your organization will be well-positioned to succeed next year and in the years to come.
By Chris Hallenbeck CISO for the Americas at Tanium, 11/21/2019
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Google Increases Top Android Hacking Prize to $1M
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Google expands its Android Security Rewards program and multiplies its top cash prize from $200,000 to $1 million.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/21/2019
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6 Top Nontechnical Degrees for Cybersecurity
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
A computer science degree isn't the only path into a cybersecurity career.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/21/2019
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The 'Department of No': Why CISOs Need to Cultivate a Middle Way
Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security & Trust OfficerCommentary
A chief information security officer's job inherently involves conflict, but a go-along-to-get-along approach carries its own vulnerabilities and risks.
By Malcolm Harkins Chief Security & Trust Officer, 11/21/2019
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Anatomy of a BEC Scam
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A look at the characteristics of real-world business email compromise attacks and what makes them tick.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/21/2019
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As Retailers Prepare for the Holiday Season, So Do Cybercriminals
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Online shoppers need to be wary about domain spoofing, fraudulent giveaways, and other scams, ZeroFOX study shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/20/2019
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What's in a WAF?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Need a 101 lesson on Web application firewalls? Here's your crib sheet on what a WAF is, how it works, and what to look for when you're in the market for a new solution.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/20/2019
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Patch 'Easily Exploitable' Oracle EBS Flaws ASAP: Onapsis
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Organizations that have not yet applied a pair of months-old critical patches from Oracle for E-Business Suite are at risk of attacks on their financial systems, the application security firm says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/20/2019
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Google Cloud Update Gives Users Greater Data Control
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
External Key Manager and Key Access Justification are intended to give organizations greater visibility into requests for data access.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/20/2019
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Employee Privacy in a Mobile Workplace
Michael J. Covington, Vice President of Product Strategy at WanderaCommentary
Why businesses need guidelines for managing their employees' personal information -- without compromising on security.
By Michael J. Covington Vice President of Product Strategy at Wandera, 11/20/2019
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Former White House CIO Shares Enduring Security Strategies
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Theresa Payton explains the strategies organizations should consider as they integrate layers of new technology.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/20/2019
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Black Hat Europe Q&A: Exposing the Weaknesses in Contactless Payments
Black Hat Staff,  News
Researchers Leigh-Anne Galloway and Tim Yunusov chat about their work testing Visas contactless payments security system vulnerabilities.
By Alex Wawro, Special to Dark Reading , 11/20/2019
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Why Multifactor Authentication Is Now a Hacker Target
Tanner Johnson, Senior Analyst, Connectivity & IoT, IHS MarkitCommentary
SIM swaps, insecure web design, phishing, and channel-jacking are four ways attackers are circumventing MFA technology, according to the FBI.
By Tanner Johnson Senior Analyst, Connectivity & IoT, IHS Markit, 11/20/2019
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Vulnerability Could Give Criminals Camera Control on Millions of Android Smartphones
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Unauthorized activities could be triggered even if a phone is locked, its screen is turned off, or a person is in the middle of a call.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/20/2019
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Ransomware Surge & Living-Off-the-Land Tactics Remain Big Threats
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Group-IB's and Rapid7's separate analysis of attack activity in recent months shows threat actors are making life harder for enterprise organizations in a variety of ways.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/19/2019
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Attacker Mistake Botches Cyborg Ransomware Campaign
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybercriminals attempted to install Cyborg ransomware on target machines by deceiving victims with a fraudulent Windows update.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/19/2019
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DDoS Attacks Up Sharply in Third Quarter of 2019
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
DDoS attacks of all sorts were up by triple-digit percentages, with smaller volume attacks growing most rapidly.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/19/2019
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TPM-Fail: What It Means & What to Do About It
Ari Singer, CTO at TrustPhiCommentary
Trusted Platform Modules are well-suited to a wide range of applications, but for the strongest security, architect them into "defense-in-depth" designs.
By Ari Singer CTO at TrustPhi, 11/19/2019
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Most Companies Lag Behind '1-10-60' Benchmark for Breach Response
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Average company needs 162 hours to detect, triage, and contain a breach, according to a new CrowdStrike survey.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/19/2019
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I 'Hacked' My Accounts Using My Mobile Number: Here's What I Learned
Nicole Sette, Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & PhelpsCommentary
A feature that's supposed to make your account more secure -- adding a cellphone number -- has become a vector of attack in SIM-swapping incidents. Here's how it's done and how you can protect yourself.
By Nicole Sette Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, 11/19/2019
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CVE-2019-5087
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
An exploitable integer overflow vulnerability exists in the flattenIncrementally function in the xcf2png and xcf2pnm binaries of xcftools 1.0.7. An integer overflow can occur while calculating the row's allocation size, that could be exploited to corrupt memory and eventually execute arbitrary code....
CVE-2019-5509
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
ONTAP Select Deploy administration utility versions 2.11.2 through 2.12.2 are susceptible to a code injection vulnerability which when successfully exploited could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to enable and use a privileged user account.
CVE-2019-6693
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
Use of a hard-coded cryptographic key to cipher sensitive data in FortiOS configuration backup file may allow an attacker with access to the backup file to decipher the sensitive data, via knowledge of the hard-coded key. The aforementioned sensitive data includes users' passwords (except the admini...
CVE-2019-17272
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
All versions of ONTAP Select Deploy administration utility are susceptible to a vulnerability which when successfully exploited could allow an administrative user to escalate their privileges.
CVE-2019-17650
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
An Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in a Command vulnerability in one of FortiClient for Mac OS root processes, may allow a local user of the system on which FortiClient is running to execute unauthorized code as root by bypassing a security check.
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