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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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Collection of Metadata -- as Done by the NSA -- Likely Unconstitutional, US Court Suggests
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A ruling in an appeal by four men convicted of material support for terrorism finds that the National Security Agency's metadata collection program not only violated the prevailing law at the time but was also likely unconstitutional.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/4/2020
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The Inside Threat from Psychological Manipulators
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
How internal manipulators can actually degrade your organization's cyber defense, and how to defend against them.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 8/27/2020
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Gamifying Password Training Shows Security Benefits
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
When picking passwords, users often fall back on certain insecure patterns, but good habits can be learned using simple games, a group of researchers find.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/10/2020
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A Most Personal Threat: Implantable Medical Devices
Dark Reading Staff, News
Alan Michaels,director of the Electronic Systems Lab at the Virginia Tech Hume Center, explains why implanted medical devices could pose a threat to secure communication facilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/5/2020
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How An Electronic Medical Record System Flaw Exacerbated the Opioid Crisis
Dark Reading Staff, News
Mitch Parker, CISO of Indiana University Health, explains how healthcare appsec vulnerabilities and abuse can go undetected in small medical centers -- at great cost.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/5/2020
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Pandemic Credential Stuffing: Cybersecurity's Ultimate Inside Job
Alex Artamonov, System Engineer & Cybersecurity Specialist, Infinitely VirtualCommentary
How stolen credentials for services like Zoom and password reuse practices threaten to compromise other accounts and applications.
By Alex Artamonov System Engineer & Cybersecurity Specialist, Infinitely Virtual, 7/27/2020
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4 Security Tips as the July 15 Tax-Day Extension Draws Near
Shane Buckley, President & Chief Operating Officer, GigamonCommentary
We're continuing to see cybercriminals take advantage of COVID-19, and the extension of Tax Day will be the next technique used in their sophisticated method of attacks.
By Shane Buckley President & Chief Operating Officer, Gigamon, 7/10/2020
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Name That Toon: Sign of the Tides
John Klossner, Cartoonist
Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 6/5/2020
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Banking on Data Security in a Time of Insecurity
Dan DeMers, CEO of CinchyCommentary
How banks can maintain security and data integrity in the middle of a pandemic.
By Dan DeMers CEO of Cinchy, 6/2/2020
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Data Loss Spikes Under COVID-19 Lockdowns
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing WriterNews
Two new reports suggest a massive gap between how organizations have prepared their cybersecurity defenses and the reality of their efficacy.
By Seth Rosenblatt Contributing Writer, 5/28/2020
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Standing Privilege: The Attacker's Advantage
Tim Keeler, Founder and CEO, RemediantCommentary
The credential is a commodity and will continue to be breached. As a result, focus and spending must shift toward the access that the credentials provide.
By Tim Keeler Founder and CEO, Remediant, 5/27/2020
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Long-Term Remote Work: Keeping Workers Productive & Secure
Joe Payne, President and CEO at Code42Commentary
The pandemic has changed how we get work done. Now, data security must catch up.
By Joe Payne President and CEO at Code42, 5/19/2020
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Compliance as a Way to Reduce the Risk of Insider Threats
Bob Swanson, Compliance Research Consultant, SwimlaneCommentary
Several key resources and controls can help reduce overall risk by providing guidance on proper control implementation, preventative measures to deploy, and an emphasis on organizationwide training.
By Bob Swanson Compliance Research Consultant, Swimlane, 5/14/2020
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Rule of Thumb: USB Killers Pose Real Threat
VP Pai, Vice President, ProTek DevicesCommentary
They look just like a USB thumb drive, but instead of storing data, they can be used to destroy it and the device the data is saved on.
By VP Pai Vice President, ProTek Devices, 5/11/2020
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Industrial Networks' Newest Threat: Remote Users
Dave Weinstein, Chief Security Officer, ClarotyCommentary
We know remote working isn't going away anytime soon, so it's crucial we be extra vigilant about security for industrial networks and critical infrastructure.
By Dave Weinstein Chief Security Officer, Claroty, 5/1/2020
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Cloud Services Are the New Critical Infrastructure. Can We Rely on Them?
Liran Tancman, CEO & Co-Founder of RezilionCommentary
If cloud services vendors successfully asked themselves these three questions, we'd all be better off.
By Liran Tancman CEO & Co-Founder of Rezilion, 4/27/2020
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How the Dark Web Fuels Insider Threats
Kurtis Minder, co-Founder & CEO, GroupSenseCommentary
New decentralized, criminal marketplaces and "as-a-service" offerings make it easy for employees to monetize their knowledge and access to enterprise networks and systems.
By Kurtis Minder co-Founder & CEO, GroupSense, 4/23/2020
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Remote Access Makes a Comeback: 4 Security Challenges in the Wake of COVID-19
Rob Smith, Research Director, Gartner Endpoint & Operations Security GroupCommentary
As companies continue to support increasing numbers of work-from-home employees, the pressure to secure access and reduce risk has never been greater.
By Rob Smith Research Director, Gartner Endpoint & Operations Security Group, 4/20/2020
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5 Things Ransomware Taught Me About Responding in a Crisis
Shawn Taylor, Senior Systems Engineer at ForeScoutCommentary
What happened in Atlanta is worth studying because it was one of the earliest cases of a major city ransomware attacks and because it came out the other side stronger and more resilient.
By Shawn Taylor Senior Systems Engineer at ForeScout, 4/16/2020
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CVE-2015-4719
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-24
The client API authentication mechanism in Pexip Infinity before 10 allows remote attackers to gain privileges via a crafted request.
CVE-2020-15604
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-24
An incomplete SSL server certification validation vulnerability in the Trend Micro Security 2019 (v15) consumer family of products could allow an attacker to combine this vulnerability with another attack to trick an affected client into downloading a malicious update instead of the expected one. CW...
CVE-2020-24560
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-24
An incomplete SSL server certification validation vulnerability in the Trend Micro Security 2019 (v15) consumer family of products could allow an attacker to combine this vulnerability with another attack to trick an affected client into downloading a malicious update instead of the expected one. CW...
CVE-2020-25596
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-23
An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.14.x. x86 PV guest kernels can experience denial of service via SYSENTER. The SYSENTER instruction leaves various state sanitization activities to software. One of Xen's sanitization paths injects a #GP fault, and incorrectly delivers it twice to the guest. T...
CVE-2020-25597
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-23
An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.14.x. There is mishandling of the constraint that once-valid event channels may not turn invalid. Logic in the handling of event channel operations in Xen assumes that an event channel, once valid, will not become invalid over the life time of a guest. Howeve...