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NSA Releases Guidance on Zero-Trust Architecture
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new document provides guidance for businesses planning to implement a zero-trust system management strategy.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/26/2021
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By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 2/26/2021
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The Edge Pro Tip: Fasten Your Seatbelts
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
An unprecedented 2020 has shaken up security leaders' usual list of must-have technologies for 2021. Where do they plan to spend next?
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 2/26/2021
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Securing Super Bowl LV
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
A peek at open XDR technology, and defense that held up better than the Kansas City Chiefs.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/26/2021
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Attackers Turn Struggling Software Projects Into Trojan Horses
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While access to compromised systems has become an increasingly common service, some cybercriminals are going straight to the source: buying code bases and then updating the application with malicious code.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/26/2021
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After a Year of Quantum Advances, the Time to Protect Is Now
Tim Hollebeek, Industry and Standards Technical Strategist at DigiCertCommentary
Innovations in quantum computing mean enterprise and manufacturing organizations need to start planning now to defend against new types of cybersecurity threats.
By Tim Hollebeek Industry and Standards Technical Strategist at DigiCert, 2/26/2021
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Inside Strata's Plans to Solve the Cloud Identity Puzzle
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Strata Identity was founded to change businesses' approach to identity management as multicloud environments become the norm.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/25/2021
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Microsoft Releases Free Tool for Hunting SolarWinds Malware
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Meanwhile, researchers at SecurityScorecard say the "fileless" malware loader in the attack - Teardrop - actually dates back to 2017.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/25/2021
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North Korea's Lazarus Group Expands to Stealing Defense Secrets
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Several gigabytes of sensitive data stolen from one restricted network, with organizations in more than 12 countries impacted, Kaspersky says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 2/25/2021
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Ransomware, Phishing Will Remain Primary Risks in 2021
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers have doubled down on ransomware and phishing -- with some tweaks -- while deepfakes and disinformation will become more major threats in the future, according to a trio of threat reports.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/25/2021
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Thousands of VMware Servers Exposed to Critical RCE Bug
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Security experts report scanning activity targeting vulnerable vCenter servers after a researcher published proof-of-concept code.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/25/2021
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5 Key Steps Schools Can Take to Defend Against Cyber Threats
Chris Abbey, Manager, Incident Handling, at Red CanaryCommentary
Educational institutions have become prime targets, but there are things they can do to stay safer.
By Chris Abbey Manager, Incident Handling, at Red Canary, 2/25/2021
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How to Avoid Falling Victim to a SolarWinds-Style Attack
Joseph Cortese, Penetration Testing Practice Lead at A-LIGNCommentary
A multilayered, zero-trust security posture provides a better chance of fending off sophisticated supply chain attackers before it's too late.
By Joseph Cortese Penetration Testing Practice Lead at A-LIGN, 2/25/2021
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Cybercriminals Target QuickBooks Databases
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Stolen financial files then get sold on the Dark Web, researchers say.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 2/24/2021
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New APT Group Targets Airline Industry & Immigration
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
LazyScript bears similarities to some Middle Eastern groups but appears to be a distinct operation of its own, Malwarebytes says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 2/24/2021
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61% of Malware Delivered via Cloud Apps: Report
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers report the majority of malware is now delivered via cloud applications - a jump from 48% last year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/24/2021
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Google Invests in Linux Kernel Developers to Focus on Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Google will fund two full-time Linux kernel developers to maintain and improve Linux security in the long term.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/24/2021
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Kaseya Buys Managed SOC Provider
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Purchase extends offerings for MSP and SMB customers
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/24/2021
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The Realities of Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Technology
Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst & Fellow, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
While the term XDR has become pervasive, the technology and market remain a work in progress with lots of innovation and market confusion.
By Jon Oltsik Senior Principal Analyst & Fellow, Enterprise Strategy Group, 2/24/2021
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Universities Face Double Threat of Ransomware, Data Breaches
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Lack of strong security policies put many schools at risk of compromise, disrupted services, and collateral damage.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/24/2021
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PUBLISHED: 2021-03-01
In Dataiku DSS before 8.0.6, insufficient access control in the Jupyter notebooks integration allows users (who have coding permissions) to read and overwrite notebooks in projects that they are not authorized to access.
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PUBLISHED: 2021-02-27
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PUBLISHED: 2021-02-27
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PUBLISHED: 2021-02-27
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