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Biden Administration Responds to Geopolitical Cyber Threats
Tanner Johnson, Principal Analyst, Data Security, OmdiaCommentary
In response to growing concerns regarding the recent uptick in large-scale, nation-state-backed ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure, the Biden administration is taking new action to tackle the evolving challenges posed by ransomware attacks.
By Tanner Johnson Principal Analyst, Data Security, Omdia, 7/23/2021
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7 Hot Cyber Threat Trends to Expect at Black Hat
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
A sneak peek of some of the main themes at Black Hat USA next month.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 7/22/2021
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Law Firm for Ford, Pfizer, Exxon Discloses Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Campbell Conroy & O'Neil reports the attack affected personal data including Social Security numbers, passport numbers, and payment card data for some individuals.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/19/2021
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US Accuses China of Using Criminal Hackers in Cyber Espionage Operations
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
DOJ indicts four Chinese individuals for alleged role in attacks targeting intellectual property, trade secrets belonging to defense contractors, maritime companies, aircraft service firms, and others.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 7/19/2021
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How Gaming Attack Data Aids Defenders Across Industries
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
Web application attacks against the video game industry quadrupled in 2020 compared to the previous year, but companies outside entertainment can learn from the data.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/19/2021
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NSO Group Spyware Used On Journalists & Activists Worldwide
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An investigation finds Pegasus spyware, intended for use on criminals and terrorists, has been used in targeted campaigns against others around the world.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/19/2021
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When Ransomware Comes to (Your) Town
Derek Prall, Contributing Writer,
While steps for defending against a ransomware attack vary based on the size of the government entity and the resources available to each one, rooting out ransomware ultimately will come down to two things: system architecture and partnerships.
By Derek Prall, Contributing Writer , 7/19/2021
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7 Ways AI and ML Are Helping and Hurting Cybersecurity
Andrey Shklyarov & Dmitry Vyrostkov, Chief Compliance Officer, DataArt / Chief Software Architect, Security Services, DataArtCommentary
In the right hands, artificial intelligence and machine learning can enrich our cyber defenses. In the wrong hands, they can create significant harm.
By Andrey Shklyarov & Dmitry Vyrostkov Chief Compliance Officer, DataArt / Chief Software Architect, Security Services, DataArt, 7/19/2021
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Breaking Down the Threat of Going All-In With Microsoft Security
Nat Kausik, CEO and Co-Founder of BitglassCommentary
Limit risk by dividing responsibility for infrastructure, tools, and security.
By Nat Kausik CEO and Co-Founder of Bitglass, 7/19/2021
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Researchers Create New Approach to Detect Brand Impersonation
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A team of Microsoft researchers developed and trained a Siamese Neural Network to detect brand impersonation attacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/16/2021
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Recent Attacks Lead to Renewed Calls for Banning Ransom Payments
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While attackers in protected jurisdictions continue to get massive sums for continuing to breach organizations, the ransomware threat will only continue to grow.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/16/2021
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4 Future Integrated Circuit Threats to Watch
Dr. Matthew Areno, Principal Engineer, Security Architecture and Engineering, IntelCommentary
Threats to the supply chains for ICs and other computer components are poised to wreak even more havoc on organizations.
By Dr. Matthew Areno Principal Engineer, Security Architecture and Engineering, Intel, 7/16/2021
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How to Attract More Computer Science Grads to the Cybersecurity Field
Biagio DeSimone, Enterprise Solution Architect, Aqua Security
With 465,000 cybersecurity job openings in the United States, why is recruiting so difficult? A recent college graduate offers his take.
By Biagio DeSimone Enterprise Solution Architect, Aqua Security, 7/16/2021
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Attackers Exploited 4 Zero-Day Flaws in Chrome, Safari & IE
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
At least two government-backed actors -- including one Russian group -- used the now-patched flaws in separate campaigns, Google says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 7/15/2021
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State Dept. to Pay Up to $10M for Information on Foreign Cyberattacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The Rewards for Justice program, a counterterrorism tool, is now aimed at collecting information on nation-states that use hackers to disrupt critical infrastructure.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/15/2021
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CISA Launches New Website to Aid Ransomware Defenders
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
StopRansomware.gov provides information to help organizations protect against, and respond to, ransomware attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/15/2021
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Microsoft: Israeli Firm's Tools Used to Target Activists, Dissidents
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Candiru sold spyware that exploited Windows vulnerabilities and had been used in attacks against dissidents, activists, and journalists.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/15/2021
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IoT-Specific Malware Infections Jumped 700% Amid Pandemic
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Gafgyt and Mirai malware represented majority of IoT malware, new data from Zscaler shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/15/2021
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How to Bridge On-Premises and Cloud Identity
Gerry Gebel, Head of Standards, Strata IdentityCommentary
Identity fabric, a cloud-native framework, removes the need for multiple, siloed, proprietary identity systems.
By Gerry Gebel Head of Standards, Strata Identity, 7/15/2021
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What to Look for in an Effective Threat Hunter
Troy Gill, Manager of Security Research and Zix's AppRiver Threat Research TeamCommentary
The most important personality traits, skills, and certifications to look for when hiring a threat hunting team.
By Troy Gill Manager of Security Research and Zix's AppRiver Threat Research Team, 7/15/2021
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PUBLISHED: 2021-07-27
IBM Qradar SIEM 7.3.0 to 7.3.3 Patch 8 and 7.4.0 to 7.4.3 GA is vulnerable to an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose sensitive information or consume memory resources. IBM X-Force ID: 196073.
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IBM Sterling B2B Integrator Standard Edition 5.2.0.0 through 5.2.6.5_3 and 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.2 vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclos...
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