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Software, Incident Response Among Big Focus Areas in Biden's Cybersecurity Executive Order
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Overall objectives are good, but EO may be too prescriptive in parts, industry experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/13/2021
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85% of Data Breaches Involve Human Interaction: Verizon DBIR
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Ransomware, phishing, and Web application attacks all increased during a year in which the majority of attacks involved a human element.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/13/2021
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Firms Struggle to Secure Multicloud Misconfigurations
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Half of companies had at least one case of having all ports open to the public, while more than a third had an exposed database.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/13/2021
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Dragos & IronNet Partner on Critical Infrastructure Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The IT and OT security providers will integrate solutions aimed at improving critical infrastructure security
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/13/2021
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When AI Becomes the Hacker
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Bruce Schneier explores the potential dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) systems gone rogue in society.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/13/2021
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Microsoft Adds GPS Location to Identity & Access Control in Azure AD
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New capabilities let admins restrict access to resources from privileged access workstations or regions based on GPS location.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/13/2021
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Adapting to the Security Threat of Climate Change
Lewis Huynh, Chief Security Officer, NinjaRMCommentary
Business continuity plans that address natural and manmade disasters can help turn a cataclysmic business event into a minor slowdown.
By Lewis Huynh Chief Security Officer, NinjaRM, 5/13/2021
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Defending the Castle: How World History Can Teach Cybersecurity a Lesson
Rob Gurzeev, CEO and Co-Founder of CyCognitoCommentary
Cybersecurity attackers follow the same principles practiced in warfare for millennia. They show up in unexpected places, seeking out portions of an organization's attack surface that are largely unmonitored and undefended.
By Rob Gurzeev CEO and Co-Founder of CyCognito, 5/13/2021
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Verizon DBIR 2021: "Winners" No Surprise, But All-round Vigilance Essential
Maxine Holt, Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity, OmdiaCommentary
Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) covers 2020 -- a year like no other. Phishing, ransomware, and innovation caused big problems.
By Maxine Holt Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity, Omdia, 5/13/2021
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Despite Heightened Breach Fears, Incident Response Capabilities Lag
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Many organizations remain unprepared to detect, respond, and contain a breach, a new survey shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/12/2021
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Researchers Unearth 167 Fake iOS & Android Trading Apps
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The apps are disguised as financial trading, banking, and cryptocurrency apps from well-known and trusted organizations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/12/2021
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Putting the Spotlight on DarkSide
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Incident responders share insight on the DarkSide ransomware group connected to the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/12/2021
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66% of CISOs Feel Unprepared for Cyberattacks
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More than half of CISOs surveyed are more concerned about a cyberattack in 2021 than in 2020, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/12/2021
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Vulnerable Protocols Leave Firms Open to Further Compromises
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies may no longer have Internet-facing file servers or weakly secured Web servers, but attackers that get by the perimeter have a wide-open landscape of vulnerability.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/12/2021
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Hashes, Salts, and Rainbow Tables: Confessions of a Password Cracker
Keira Stevens, Manager of Human intelligence, SpyCloudCommentary
Understanding a few basics about how password crackers think and behave could help you keep your users safer.
By Keira Stevens Manager of Human intelligence, SpyCloud, 5/12/2021
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Cybersecurity: What Is Truly Essential?
Joshua Goldfarb, Director of Product Management at F5
In an effort to protect their organizations, security professionals can overdo it. The result often works against them.
By Joshua Goldfarb Director of Product Management at F5, 5/12/2021
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Why You Should Be Prepared to Pay a Ransom
Christopher Muffat, CEO and founderCommentary
Companies that claim they'll never pay up in a ransomware attack are more likely to get caught flat-footed.
By Christopher Muffat CEO and founder, 5/12/2021
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The Long Road to Rebuilding Trust After 'Golden SAML'-Like Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Eradicating 'privileged intruders' from the network in the aftermath of an attack poses major challenges, experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/12/2021
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A Startup With NSA Roots Wants Silently Disarming Cyberattacks on the Wire to Become the Norm
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Trinity Cyber takes a new spin on some traditional network-security techniques, but can its approach catch on widely?
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/11/2021
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Adobe Issues Patch for Acrobat Zero-Day
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerability is being exploited in limited attacks against Adobe Reader users on Windows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/11/2021
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CVE-2020-27020
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
Password generator feature in Kaspersky Password Manager was not completely cryptographically strong and potentially allowed an attacker to predict generated passwords in some cases. An attacker would need to know some additional information (for example, time of password generation).
CVE-2021-30183
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
Cleartext storage of sensitive information in multiple versions of Octopus Server where in certain situations when running import or export processes, the password used to encrypt and decrypt sensitive values would be written to the logs in plaintext.
CVE-2021-31922
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
An HTTP Request Smuggling vulnerability in Pulse Secure Virtual Traffic Manager before 21.1 could allow an attacker to smuggle an HTTP request through an HTTP/2 Header. This vulnerability is resolved in 21.1, 20.3R1, 20.2R1, 20.1R2, 19.2R4, and 18.2R3.
CVE-2021-32051
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
Hexagon G!nius Auskunftsportal before 5.0.0.0 allows SQL injection via the GiPWorkflow/Service/DownloadPublicFile id parameter.
CVE-2021-32615
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-13
Piwigo 11.4.0 allows admin/user_list_backend.php order[0][dir] SQL Injection.
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