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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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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
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Agency provides guidelines on securely deploying DNS over HTTPS, aka DoH.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2021
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Who Is Responsible for Protecting Physical Security Systems From Cyberattacks?
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
It's a question that continues to engage debate, as the majority of new physical security devices being installed are now connected to a network. While this offers myriad benefits, it also raises the question: Who is responsible for their cybersecurity?
By James Willison, founder of Unified Security Ltd , 1/14/2021
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Vulnerability Management Has a Data Problem
Tal Morgenstern, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Vulcan CyberCommentary
Security teams have an abundance of data, but most of it lacks the context necessary to improve remediation outcomes.
By Tal Morgenstern Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Vulcan Cyber, 1/14/2021
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SolarWinds Attackers May Have Hit Mimecast, Driving New Concerns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mimecast no longer uses the SolarWinds Orion network management software that served as an attack vector for thousands of organizations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/13/2021
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Huntress Acquires EDR Technology From Level Effect
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Huntress seeks to improve its detection and response capabilities with a more comprehensive view of endpoint security.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/13/2021
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Virtual Pen-Testing Competition Tasks College Students With Running a Red Team Operation
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Aimed at developing offensive cyber talent, last weekend's sixth annual Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition brought out some of the brightest from RIT and Stanford, among other universities.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 1/13/2021
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Understanding TCP/IP Stack Vulnerabilities in the IoT
Samuel Greengard, Freelance Writer
Internet of Things devices are highly susceptible to attacks, breaches, and flaws emanating from issues within the TCP/IP network communications architecture. Here's an overview of what you need to know to mitigate risks.
By Samuel Greengard Freelance Writer, 1/13/2021
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The Data-Centric Path to Zero Trust
Altaz Valani, Director of Insights Research, Security CompassCommentary
Data is an organization's most valuable asset, so a data-centric approach would provide the best value for organizations, now and in the future.
By Altaz Valani Director of Insights Research, Security Compass, 1/13/2021
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More SolarWinds Attack Details Emerge
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A third piece of malware is uncovered, but there are still plenty of unknowns about the epic attacks purportedly out of Russia.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/12/2021
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United Nations Security Flaw Exposed 100K Staff Records
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Security researchers have disclosed a vulnerability they exploited to access more than 100,000 private employee records.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/12/2021
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Microsoft Defender Zero-Day Fixed in First Patch Tuesday of 2021
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft patched 83 bugs, including a Microsoft Defender zero-day and one publicly known elevation of privilege flaw.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/12/2021
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How to Boost Executive Buy-In for Security Investments
Douglas Ferguson, Founder & CTO, Pharos SecurityCommentary
Linking security budgets to breach-protection outcomes helps executives balance spending against risk and earns CISOs greater respect in the C-suite.
By Douglas Ferguson Founder & CTO, Pharos Security, 1/12/2021
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