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5 Steps to Greater Cyber Resiliency
Andrew Rubin, CEO & Founder at IllumioCommentary
Work from home isn't going away anytime soon, and the increased vulnerability means cyber resiliency will continue to be critical to business resiliency.
By Andrew Rubin CEO & Founder at Illumio, 9/21/2020
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Mitigating Cyber-Risk While We're (Still) Working from Home
PJ Kirner, CTO & Founder, IllumioCommentary
One click is all it takes for confidential information to land in the wrong hands. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to teach preventative cybersecurity to remote workers.
By PJ Kirner CTO & Founder, Illumio, 9/18/2020
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Time for CEOs to Stop Enabling China's Blatant IP Theft
Eric Noonan, CEO, CyberSheathCommentary
Protecting intellectual property in the name of US economic and national security should be part of every company's fiduciary duty.
By Eric Noonan CEO, CyberSheath, 9/17/2020
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Struggling to Secure Remote IT? 3 Lessons from the Office
Chris Hallenbeck, CISO for the Americas at TaniumCommentary
The great remote work experiment has exacerbated existing challenges and exposed new gaps, but there are things to be learned from office challenges.
By Chris Hallenbeck CISO for the Americas at Tanium, 9/17/2020
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8 Reasons Perimeter Security Alone Won't Protect Your Crown Jewels
Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen, CTO, OnapsisCommentary
Most firewalls and security devices effectively protect systems and data, but are they enough to safeguard business-critical applications?
By Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen CTO, Onapsis, 9/16/2020
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Meet the Computer Scientist Who Helped Push for Paper Ballots
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Security Pro File: Award-winning computer scientist and electronic voting expert Barbara Simons chats up her pioneering days in computer programming, paper-ballot backups, Internet voting, math, and sushi.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/16/2020
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Cybersecurity Bounces Back, but Talent Still Absent
Simone Petrella, Chief Executive Officer, CyberVistaCommentary
While the demand for cybersecurity talent rebounds, organizations will need to focus on cyber-enabled roles to fill immediate skills gaps.
By Simone Petrella Chief Executive Officer, CyberVista, 9/16/2020
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Taking Security With You in the WFH Era: What to Do Next
A.N. Ananth, President, NetsurionCommentary
As many organizations pivot to working from home, here are some considerations for prioritizing the new security protocols.
By A.N. Ananth President, Netsurion, 9/15/2020
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Simplify Your Privacy Approach to Overcome CCPA Challenges
Hilary Wandall, Senior Vice President, Privacy Intelligence and General Counsel at TrustArcCommentary
By building a privacy-forward culture from the ground up and automating processes, organizations can simplify their approach to privacy and be prepared for any upcoming regulations.
By Hilary Wandall Senior Vice President, Privacy Intelligence and General Counsel at TrustArc, 9/15/2020
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Virginia's Largest School System Hit With Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fairfax County Public Schools has launched an investigation following a ransomware attack on some of its technology systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/14/2020
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APT Groups Set Sights on Linux Targets: Inside the Trend
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers see more advanced attack groups creating tools and platforms to target Linux-based devices.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/11/2020
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Fraud Prevention During the Pandemic
Doug Clare, Vice President, Fraud, Compliance, and Security Solutions at FICOCommentary
When the economy is disrupted, fraud goes up, so let's not ignore the lessons we can learn from previous downturns.
By Doug Clare Vice President, Fraud, Compliance, and Security Solutions at FICO, 9/11/2020
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Two Years on from GDPR: Has It Driven Growth in Cybersecurity Insurance?
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
Whilst GDPR has put the spotlight on data privacy and cyber issues, there are other more prominent trends that are driving a greater take-up of cyber insurance, says Ben Maidment, Class Underwriter Cyber, Physical & Technology at Brit Insurance.
By IFSEC Global Staff, 9/10/2020
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Zoom Brings Two-Factor Authentication to All Users
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
This marks the latest step Zoom has taken to improve user security as more employees work from home.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/10/2020
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Managed IT Providers: The Cyber-Threat Actors' Gateway to SMBs
Wes Spencer, CISO at Perch SecurityCommentary
Criminals have made MSPs a big target of their attacks. That should concern small and midsize businesses a great deal.
By Wes Spencer CISO at Perch Security, 9/10/2020
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Meet the Middlemen Who Connect Cybercriminals With Victims
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An analysis of initial access brokers explains how they break into vulnerable organizations and sell their access for up to $10,000.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/9/2020
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7 Cybersecurity Priorities for Government Agencies & Political Campaigns
Dan Blum, Cybersecurity & Risk Management StrategistCommentary
As election season ramps up, organizations engaged in the process must strengthen security to prevent chaos and disorder from carrying the day. Here's how.
By Dan Blum Cybersecurity & Risk Management Strategist, 9/9/2020
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Top 5 Identity-Centric Security Imperatives for Newly Minted Remote Workers
Morey Haber, CTO and CISO, BeyondTrustCommentary
In the wake of COVID-19, today's remote workforce is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. And with it, an increase in identity-related security incidents.
By Morey Haber CTO and CISO, BeyondTrust, 9/9/2020
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Microsoft Fixes 129 Vulnerabilities for September's Patch Tuesday
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
This month's Patch Tuesday brought fixes for 23 critical vulnerabilities, including a notable flaw in Microsoft Exchange.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/8/2020
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VPNs: The Cyber Elephant in the Room
Brigadier General (Ret) Gregory J. Touhill, President, AppGate Federal DivisionCommentary
While virtual private networks once boosted security, their current design doesn't fulfill the evolving requirements of today's modern enterprise.
By Brigadier General (Ret) Gregory J. Touhill President, AppGate Federal Division, 9/8/2020
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CVE-2020-6564
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Inappropriate implementation in permissions in Google Chrome prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to spoof the contents of a permission dialog via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2020-6565
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Inappropriate implementation in Omnibox in Google Chrome on iOS prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to spoof the contents of the Omnibox (URL bar) via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2020-6566
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Insufficient policy enforcement in media in Google Chrome prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to leak cross-origin data via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2020-6567
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Insufficient validation of untrusted input in command line handling in Google Chrome on Windows prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to bypass navigation restrictions via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2020-6568
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Insufficient policy enforcement in intent handling in Google Chrome on Android prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to bypass navigation restrictions via a crafted HTML page.