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Companies Are Failing to Deploy Key Solution for Email Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A single -- albeit complex-to-deploy -- technology could stop the most expensive form of fraud, experts say. Why aren't more companies adopting it?
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/2/2020
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Prioritizing High-Risk Assets: A 4-Step Approach to Mitigating Insider Threats
David A. Sanders, Director of Insider Threat Operations at HaystaxCommentary
Sound insider threat detection programs combine contextual data and a thorough knowledge of employee roles and behaviors to pinpoint the biggest risks.
By David A. Sanders Director of Insider Threat Operations at Haystax, 4/2/2020
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5 Ways Enterprises Inadvertently Compromise Their Network Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Is your organization carelessly leaving its networks vulnerable to invasion? Check out these five common oversights to see if your resources are at risk.
By Special to Dark Reading: John Edwards, Network Computing , 4/2/2020
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A Hacker's Perspective on Securing VPNs As You Go Remote
David Commentary
As organizations rush to equip and secure their newly remote workforce, it's important to keep things methodical and purposeful
By David "Moose" Wolpoff Co-founder and CTO of Randori, 4/2/2020
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Name That Toon: The Devil You Know?
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By John Klossner Cartoonist, 4/2/2020
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COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff, News
Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive news and commentary surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/2/2020
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New Magecart Skimmer Infects 19 Victim Websites
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
MakeFrame, named for its ability to make iframes for skimming payment data, is attributed to Magecart Group 7.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/2/2020
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Best Practices to Manage Third-Party Cyber-Risk Today
Doug Clare, Vice President, Fraud, Compliance, and Security Solutions at FICOCommentary
Bold new thinking is needed to solve the rapidly evolving challenge of third-party risk management.
By Doug Clare Vice President, Fraud, Compliance, and Security Solutions at FICO, 4/2/2020
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Vulnerability Researchers Focus on Zoom App's Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
With videoconferencing's rise as an essential tool for remote work comes a downside: more security scrutiny, which has turned up a number of security weaknesses.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/2/2020
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Attackers Leverage Excel File Encryption to Deliver Malware
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Technique involves saving malicious Excel file as "read-only" and tricking users into opening it, Mimecast says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/1/2020
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Why All Employees Are Responsible for Company Cybersecurity
Diya Jolly, Chief Product Officer, OktaCommentary
It's not just the IT and security team's responsibility to keep data safe -- every member of the team needs to be involved.
By Diya Jolly Chief Product Officer, Okta, 4/1/2020
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Active Directory Attacks Hit the Mainstream
Jason Crabtree, CEO & Co-Founder, QOMPLXCommentary
Understanding the limitations of authentication protocols, especially as enterprises link authentication to cloud services to Active Directory, is essential for security teams in the modern federated enterprise.
By Jason Crabtree CEO & Co-Founder, QOMPLX, 4/1/2020
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Microsoft Alerts Healthcare to Human-Operated Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, News
Microsoft has notified dozens of hospitals with vulnerable gateway and VPN appliances in their infrastructure, which could put them at risk.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/1/2020
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Could Work-From-Home Staff be Violating Privacy Laws During Conference Calls?
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
If you are lucky enough to be able to do your job from home right now, you should be aware of a few key things.
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 4/1/2020
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The SOC Emergency Room Faces Malware Pandemic
Avi Chesla, CEO and Founder, empowCommentary
To keep users and networks healthy and secure, security teams need to mimic countries that have taken on COVID-19 with a rapid, disciplined approach.
By Avi Chesla CEO and Founder, empow, 4/1/2020
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Major Cloud, CDN Providers Join Secure Routing Initiative
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Akamai, AWS, Azion, Cloudflare, Facebook, and Netflix are now members of the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) effort.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/1/2020
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Defense Evasion Dominated 2019 Attack Tactics
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers mapped tactics and techniques to the MITRE ATT&CK framework to determine which were most popular last year.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/31/2020
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Researchers Uncover Unsophisticated - But Creative - Watering-Hole Attack
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Holy Water campaign is targeting users of a specific religious and ethnic group in Asia, Kaspersky says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 3/31/2020
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Data from 5.2M Marriott Loyalty Program Members Hit by Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The data was breached through the credentials of two franchisee employees.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/31/2020
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Why Third-Party Risk Management Has Never Been More Important
Jake Olcott, VP of Communications & Government Affairs, Bitsight TechnologiesCommentary
Given today's coronavirus pandemic, the need for companies to collect cybersecurity data about their business partners is more critical than ever. Here's how to start.
By Jake Olcott VP of Communications & Government Affairs, Bitsight Technologies, 3/31/2020
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CVE-2020-11107
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
An issue was discovered in XAMPP before 7.2.29, 7.3.x before 7.3.16 , and 7.4.x before 7.4.4 on Windows. An unprivileged user can change a .exe configuration in xampp-contol.ini for all users (including admins) to enable arbitrary command execution.
CVE-2020-11444
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
Sonatype Nexus Repository Manager 3.x up to and including 3.21.2 has Incorrect Access Control.
CVE-2020-7617
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
ini-parser through 0.0.2 is vulnerable to Prototype Pollution.The library could be tricked into adding or modifying properties of Object.prototype using a '__proto__' payload.
CVE-2020-8835
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
In the Linux kernel 5.5.0 and newer, the bpf verifier (kernel/bpf/verifier.c) did not properly restrict the register bounds for 32-bit operations, leading to out-of-bounds reads and writes in kernel memory. The vulnerability also affects the Linux 5.4 stable series, starting with v5.4.7, as the intr...
CVE-2020-8423
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
A buffer overflow in the httpd daemon on TP-Link TL-WR841N V10 (firmware version 3.16.9) devices allows an authenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via a GET request to the page for the configuration of the Wi-Fi network.
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State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
Data breaches and regulations have forced organizations to pay closer attention to the security incident response function. However, security leaders may be overestimating their ability to detect and respond to security incidents. Read this report to find out more.
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