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Hacker Pig Latin: A Base64 Primer for Security Analysts
Daniel Smallwood, Senior Threat Research Engineer, IronNet
The Base64 encoding scheme is often used to hide the plaintext elements in the early stages of an attack that can't be concealed under the veil of encryption. Here's how to see through its tricks.
By Daniel Smallwood Senior Threat Research Engineer, IronNet, 1/21/2021
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Rethinking IoT Security: It's Not About the Devices
May Wang, Senior Distinguished Engineer at Palo Alto NetworksCommentary
Keeping IoT safe in the future will require securing the networks themselves. Focusing on the devices is a never-ending battle that will only become more burdensome.
By May Wang Senior Distinguished Engineer at Palo Alto Networks, 1/21/2021
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Microsoft Releases New Info on SolarWinds Attack Chain
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Threat actors went to elaborate lengths to maintain operational security around second-stage payload activation, company says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 1/20/2021
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SolarWinds Attack, Cyber Supply Chain Among Priorities for Biden Administration
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
During Senate confirmation hearings, the nominees for Secretary of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence pledged to focus on cybersecurity.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/20/2021
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Tips for a Bulletproof War Room Strategy
Lee Chieffalo, Technical Director of Cybersecurity Operations at ViasatCommentary
The techniques used in real-world combat apply in cybersecurity operations, except that instead of bullets flying downrange, it's packets.
By Lee Chieffalo Technical Director of Cybersecurity Operations at Viasat, 1/20/2021
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Vulnerabilities in Popular DNS Software Allow Poisoning
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Seven flaws in DNSMasq have limited impact, but in combination they could be chained to create a multistaged attack.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/19/2021
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Microsoft to Launch 'Enforcement Mode' for Zerologon Flaw
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Enforcement mode for the Netlogon Domain Controller will be enabled by default with the Feb. 9 security update.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/19/2021
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SolarWinds Attack Underscores 'New Dimension' in Cyber-Espionage Tactics
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Meanwhile, Malwarebytes is the latest victim, Symantec discovers a fourth piece of malware used in the massive attack campaign, and FireEye Mandiant releases a free tool to help spot signs of the attack.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/19/2021
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4 Intriguing Email Attacks Detected by AI in 2020
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
Here's to the sneakiest of the sneaky. These clever phishing messages -- that standard validation measures often missed -- deserve proper dishonor. (Sponsored)
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 1/19/2021
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The Most Pressing Concerns Facing CISOs Today
John Worrall, Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorthCommentary
Building security into the software development life cycle creates more visibility, but CISOs still need stay on top of any serious threats on the horizon, even if they are largely unknown.
By John Worrall Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorth, 1/19/2021
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A Security Practitioner's Guide to Encrypted DNS
Jamie Brim, Corelight Security ResearcherCommentary
Best practices for a shifting visibility landscape.
By Jamie Brim Corelight Security Researcher, 1/19/2021
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NSA Appoints Rob Joyce as Cyber Director
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Joyce has long worked in US cybersecurity leadership, most recently serving as the NSA's top representative in the UK.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2021
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Successful Malware Incidents Rise as Attackers Shift Tactics
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As employees moved to working from home and on mobile devices, attackers followed them and focused on weekend attacks, a security firm says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/15/2021
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Name That Toon: Before I Go ...
John Klossner, Cartoonist
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, 1/15/2021
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How to Achieve Collaboration Tool Compliance
Marc Gilman, VP of Compliance and General Counsel, Theta LakeCommentary
Organizations must fully understand the regulatory guidance on collaboration security and privacy so they can continue to implement and expand their use of tools such as Zoom and Teams.
By Marc Gilman VP of Compliance and General Counsel, Theta Lake, 1/15/2021
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These Kids Are All Right
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
Faculty and students at the William E. Doar School for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. created "Cyberspace," a rap song about online safety as part of the NSA's national STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign back in 2012. Wonder how many went into security.
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 1/15/2021
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Shifting Privacy Landscape, Disruptive Technologies Will Test Businesses
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A new machine learning tool aims to mine privacy policies on behalf of users.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/14/2021
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'Chimera' Threat Group Abuses Microsoft & Google Cloud Services
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers detail a new threat group targeting cloud services to achieve goals aligning with Chinese interests.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2021
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Businesses Struggle with Cloud Availability as Attackers Take Aim
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers find organizations struggle with availability for cloud applications as government officials warn of cloud-focused cyberattacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/14/2021
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NSA Recommends Using Only 'Designated' DNS Resolvers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Agency provides guidelines on securely deploying DNS over HTTPS, aka DoH.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2021
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