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WordPress Plug-in Updated in Rare Forced Action
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Logonizer login security plug-in was automatically updated to patch a SQL injection vulnerability.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/22/2020
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8 New and Hot Cybersecurity Certifications for 2020
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
While the usual security certs remain popular, interest in privacy skills and cloud experience are pushing new credentials into the market.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 10/22/2020
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To Err Is Human: Misconfigurations & Employee Neglect Are a Fact of Life
Liviu Arsene, Global Cybersecurity Researcher at BitdefenderCommentary
The cyber kill chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so organizations should reinforce that link with a properly equipped dedicated security team.
By Liviu Arsene Global Cybersecurity Researcher at Bitdefender, 10/22/2020
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McAfee Raises $740M in Second IPO
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The security software giant and its investors sold 37 million shares priced at $20 each, putting McAfee's value around $8.6 billion.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/22/2020
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Need for 'Guardrails' in Cloud-Native Applications Intensifies
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
With more organizations shifting to cloud services in the pandemic, experts say the traditionally manual process of securing them will be replaced by automated tools in 2021 and beyond.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/22/2020
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Implementing Proactive Cyber Controls in OT: Myths vs. Reality
Michael Piccalo, Director, OT/ICS Systems Engineering, Forescout TechnologiesCommentary
Debunking the myths surrounding the implementation of proactive cyber controls in operational technology.
By Michael Piccalo Director, OT/ICS Systems Engineering, Forescout Technologies, 10/22/2020
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FIRST Announces Cyber-Response Ethical Guidelines
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The 12 points seek to provide security professionals with advice on ethical behavior during incident response.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/21/2020
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Oracle Releases Another Mammoth Security Patch Update
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
October's CPU contains 402 patches for vulnerabilities across 29 product sets, many of which are remotely executable without the need for authentication.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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Ubiq Rolls Out Encryption-as-a-Service Platform Aimed at Developers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A few lines of code and two API calls is all that it takes for developers to add encryption to their applications, startup says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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As Smartphones Become a Hot Target, Can Mobile EDR Help?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Lookout Security debuts a mobile endpoint detection and response offering that will integrate into its mobile security platform.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/21/2020
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Dealing With Insider Threats in the Age of COVID
Hitesh Sheth, CEO, VectraCommentary
Dangerous gray areas like new BYOD policies and shadow IT devices have increased, thanks to the rapid shift to remote working.
By Hitesh Sheth CEO, Vectra, 10/21/2020
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How AI Will Supercharge Spear-Phishing
Darktrace Experts, Staff
To keep pace with intelligent, unpredictable threats, cybersecurity will have to adopt an intelligent security of its own.
By Darktrace Experts Staff, 10/21/2020
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IASME Consortium to Kick-start New IoT Assessment Scheme
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
The IASME Consortium has been awarded a DCMS grant, enabling the UK organization to kick-start an Internet of Things (IoT) assessment scheme. IASME is looking for manufacturers interested in getting their IoT device certified cyber secure for free via the new pilot scheme.
By IFSEC Global Staff, 10/21/2020
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Iranian Cyberattack Group Deploys New PowGoop Downloader Against Mideast Targets
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Seedworm Group, aka MuddyWater, is also deploying commodity ransomware as part of espionage attacks on companies and government agencies in the Middle East region.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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Are You One COVID-19 Test Away From a Cybersecurity Disaster?
Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director, Cyber Risk Practice, KrollCommentary
One cybersecurity failure can result in a successful ransomware attack or data breach that could cause tremendous damage. There's no need to panic, but neither is there time to ignore the issue.
By Alan Brill Senior Managing Director, Cyber Risk Practice, Kroll, 10/21/2020
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Modern Day Insider Threat: Network Bugs That Are Stealing Your Data
David Pearson, Principal Threat ResearcherCommentary
Attacks involving an unmanaged device and no malware expose gaps in cybersecurity that must be addressed.
By David Pearson Principal Threat Researcher, 10/21/2020
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Ransomware Attacks Show Little Sign of Slowing in 2021
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
With businesses paying increasingly larger ransoms, attackers remain motivated, say security experts who foresee a rise in attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 10/20/2020
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Do Standards Exist That Certify Secure IoT Systems?
Loren Browman, Senior Security Consultant, Optiv
The IoT industry remains fragmented with a lot of players, big and small, churning out a lot of products.
By Loren Browman Senior Security Consultant, Optiv, 10/20/2020
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NSA Reveals the Top 25 Vulnerabilities Exploited by Chinese Nation-State Hackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials urge organizations to patch the vulnerabilities most commonly scanned for, and exploited by, Chinese attackers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/20/2020
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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification: Are You in Compliance?
Nahla Davies, Tech Writer and CoderCommentary
Not only can this framework help companies remain solvent, but it will also protect critical information from getting into the wrong hands.
By Nahla Davies Tech Writer and Coder, 10/20/2020
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