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The Cloud Security Conundrum: Assets vs. Infrastructure
Andrew Williams, Product Director, Cyber Risk Advisory and FedRAMP Assessment Services, CoalfireCommentary
The issue for cloud adopters is no longer where your data sits in AWS, on-premises, Azure, Salesforce, or what have you. The important questions are: Who has access to it, and how is it protected?
By Andrew Williams Product Director, Cyber Risk Advisory and FedRAMP Assessment Services, Coalfire, 9/25/2018
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6 Security Training Hacks to Increase Cyber IQ Org-Wide
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Move beyond generic, annual security awareness training with these important tips.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/21/2018
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Turn the NIST Cybersecurity Framework into Reality: 5 Steps
Mukul Kumar & Anupam Sahai, CISO & VP of Cyber Practice and VP Product Management, Cavirin SystemsCommentary
Actionable advice for tailoring the National Institute of Standards and Technology's security road map to your company's business needs.
By Mukul Kumar & Anupam Sahai CISO & VP of Cyber Practice and VP Product Management, Cavirin Systems, 9/20/2018
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WebAuthn, FIDO2 Infuse Browsers, Platforms with Strong Authentication
John Fontana, Standards & Identity Analyst, YubicoCommentary
New standards offer protection against hacking, credential theft, phishing attacks, and hope for the end of an era of passwords as a security construct.
By John Fontana Standards & Identity Analyst, Yubico, 9/19/2018
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The Top 5 Security Threats & Mitigations for Industrial Networks
Barak Perelman, CEO, IndegyCommentary
While vastly different than their IT counterparts, operational technology environments share common risks and best practices.
By Barak Perelman CEO, Indegy, 9/18/2018
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New Study Details Business Benefits of Biometrics
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Biometric authentication can be good for security and for business, according to a new study from Goode Intelligence
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/12/2018
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Machine Identities Need Protection, Too
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new study shows that device identities need a level of protection that they're not getting from most organizations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/31/2018
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4 Benefits of a World with Less Privacy
Reg Harnish, CEO, GreyCastle SecurityCommentary
The privacy issue is a problem for a lot of people. I see it differently.
By Reg Harnish CEO, GreyCastle Security, 8/30/2018
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How One Companys Cybersecurity Problem Becomes Another's Fraud Problem
Curtis Jordan, Lead Security Engineer, TruSTARCommentary
The solution: When security teams see something in cyberspace, they need to say something.
By Curtis Jordan Lead Security Engineer, TruSTAR, 8/29/2018
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A False Sense of Security
Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the Information Security ForumCommentary
Emerging threats over the next two years stem from biometrics, regulations, and insiders.
By Steve Durbin Managing Director of the Information Security Forum, 8/24/2018
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The Votes Are In: Election Security Matters
Todd Weller, Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura SystemsCommentary
Three ways to make sure that Election Day tallies are true.
By Todd Weller Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura Systems, 8/22/2018
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How to Gauge the Effectiveness of Security Awareness Programs
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure MentemCommentary
If you spend $10,000 on an awareness program and expect it to completely stop tens of millions of dollars in losses, you are a fool. If $10,000 prevents $100,000 in loss, that's a 10-fold ROI.
By Ira Winkler CISSP, President, Secure Mentem, 8/21/2018
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Make a Wish: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Managing Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Certification, endpoint security, 2FA, phishing, and PII were among the themes and puns offered by readers in our latest cartoon caption competition. And the winners are ...
By Marilyn Cohodas Managing Editor, Dark Reading, 8/18/2018
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The 5 Challenges of Detecting Fileless Malware Attacks
Travis Rosiek, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, BluVector Commentary
Simply applying file-based tools and expectations to fileless attacks is a losing strategy. Security teams must also understand the underlying distinctions between the two.
By Travis Rosiek Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, BluVector , 8/17/2018
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Shadow IT: Every Company's 3 Hidden Security Risks
Adam Marre,  Information Security Operations Leader, QualtricsCommentary
Companies can squash the proliferation of shadow IT if they listen to employees, create transparent guidelines, and encourage an open discussion about the balance between security and productivity.
By Adam Marre Information Security Operations Leader, Qualtrics, 8/7/2018
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How GDPR Could Turn Privileged Insiders into Bribery Targets
Mark Coates, VP, EMEA, Dtex SystemsCommentary
Regulatory penalties that exceed the cost of an extortion payout may lead to a new form of ransomware. These four steps can keep you from falling into that trap.
By Mark Coates VP, EMEA, Dtex Systems, 8/2/2018
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Every Week Is Shark Week in Cyberspace
Robert Block, SVP, Product Strategy, SecureAuth + Core SecurityCommentary
Your data, identities, and credentials are cyber chum. Here's how to protect yourself from the feeding frenzy.
By Robert Block SVP, Product Strategy, SecureAuth + Core Security, 7/27/2018
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London Calling with New Strategies to Stop Ransomware
Chris Bailey, Vice President of Strategy, Entrust DatacardCommentary
The new London Protocol from the Certificate Authority Security Council/Browser Forum aims to minimize the possibility of phishing activity on high-value identity websites.
By Chris Bailey Vice President of Strategy, Entrust Datacard, 7/23/2018
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The Fundamental Flaw in Security Awareness Programs
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure MentemCommentary
It's a ridiculous business decision to rely on the discretion of a minimally trained user to thwart a highly skilled sociopath, financially motivated criminal, or nation-state.
By Ira Winkler CISSP, President, Secure Mentem, 7/19/2018
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Beyond Passwords: Why Your Company Should Rethink Authentication
Rajiv Dholakia, VP Products, Nok Nok LabsCommentary
Scaling security infrastructure requires scaling trust of users, devices, and methods of authentication. Here's how to get started.
By Rajiv Dholakia VP Products, Nok Nok Labs, 7/19/2018
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WebAuthn, FIDO2 Infuse Browsers, Platforms with Strong Authentication
John Fontana, Standards & Identity Analyst, Yubico,  9/19/2018
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CVE-2018-11763
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
In Apache HTTP Server 2.4.17 to 2.4.34, by sending continuous, large SETTINGS frames a client can occupy a connection, server thread and CPU time without any connection timeout coming to effect. This affects only HTTP/2 connections. A possible mitigation is to not enable the h2 protocol.
CVE-2018-14634
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
An integer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's create_elf_tables() function. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID (or otherwise privileged) binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system. Kernel versions 2.6.x, 3.10.x and 4.14.x are believed to be vulnerabl...
CVE-2018-1664
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
IBM DataPower Gateway 7.1.0.0 - 7.1.0.23, 7.2.0.0 - 7.2.0.21, 7.5.0.0 - 7.5.0.16, 7.5.1.0 - 7.5.1.15, 7.5.2.0 - 7.5.2.15, and 7.6.0.0 - 7.6.0.8 as well as IBM DataPower Gateway CD 7.7.0.0 - 7.7.1.2 echoing of AMP management interface authorization headers exposes login credentials in browser cache. ...
CVE-2018-1669
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
IBM DataPower Gateway 7.1.0.0 - 7.1.0.23, 7.2.0.0 - 7.2.0.21, 7.5.0.0 - 7.5.0.16, 7.5.1.0 - 7.5.1.15, 7.5.2.0 - 7.5.2.15, and 7.6.0.0 - 7.6.0.8 as well as IBM DataPower Gateway CD 7.7.0.0 - 7.7.1.2 are vulnerable to a XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote atta...
CVE-2018-1539
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 5.0 through 5.02 and 6.0 through 6.0.6 could allow remote attackers to bypass authentication via a direct request or forced browsing to a page other than URL intended. IBM X-Force ID: 142561.