Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Cybersecurity Smackdown: What Side Are You On?
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
lorraine89
50%
50%
lorraine89,
User Rank: Ninja
9/26/2016 | 10:06:26 AM
Cyber security
Nice informative article. Though no matter if it is Analytics vs. Encryption. or Prevention vs. Detection at the end of the day, the side which incorporates taking preventive measures before hand is the winning one. Encryption for instance is by far the best method to secure your online connections as well as your personal files or folders on systems. Online encryption in the form of vpn is essential like I use Purevpn to deploy encrypted connection to my server for privacy and security. 
Joe Stanganelli
50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
2/9/2016 | 12:55:23 PM
Re: Adopt key less encryption
Quantum computing and the security solutions that it can provide particularly excite me.  It's hard to defeat quantum physics when you have the observer effect and dark matter and all of these mysteries at play.

Of course, as the field -- and our understanding of it -- becomes more advanced, perhaps so too will hacking methods.
Joe Stanganelli
50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
2/9/2016 | 12:52:59 PM
Re: The problem is people.
@Stephen: Indeed!  As many security colleagues of mine agree, you can have the best security tools in the world -- but they will do you no good if your employees leave the doors wide open!

It's analytics.  It's encryption.  It's firewalls.  It's anti-malware.  It's training.  It's EVERYTHING.
oneilldon
50%
50%
oneilldon,
User Rank: Guru
2/7/2016 | 3:49:02 PM
Adopt key less encryption
Even the ordered mathematical encryption approach is losing ground to advancements in computational capability. In addition to being far too computationally intensive, the operational advantage of pairing of math-based encryption systems and advanced computing, on the verge of Quantum Computing, may be tilting in favor of the determined STEM-endowed nation state adversary.

Now a national security and competitiveness challenge, the state of encryption calls for new thinking, innovation, and disruptive action. It is a false promise that ordered mathematical encryption will yield privacy and security.

One alternative to extricate ourselves from this trap is to invent and adopt key less encryption without dependence on ever increasing advancements in computational technology and without encryption keys to be confiscated by the government only to be hacked by bad actors.
StephenR232
50%
50%
StephenR232,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/6/2016 | 7:01:01 PM
The problem is people.
The root cause for most events is people doing dumb things they've already been told not to do. The only meaningful solution is to take people out of the equation. When the internet is for the most part machines interacting with other machines is when this arms race can be fought to a stalemate. Until then, the side with the most people will lose.


Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Enterprise Cybersecurity Plans in a Post-Pandemic World
Download the Enterprise Cybersecurity Plans in a Post-Pandemic World report to understand how security leaders are maintaining pace with pandemic-related challenges, and where there is room for improvement.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-20691
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-27
An issue in Monstra CMS v3.0.4 allows attackers to execute arbitrary web scripts or HTML via bypassing the file extension filter and uploading crafted HTML files.
CVE-2020-20692
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-27
GilaCMS v1.11.4 was discovered to contain a SQL injection vulnerability via the $_GET parameter in /src/core/controllers/cm.php.
CVE-2020-20693
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-27
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in GilaCMS v1.11.4 allows authenticated attackers to arbitrarily add administrator accounts.
CVE-2020-20695
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-27
A stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in GilaCMS v1.11.4 allows attackers to execute arbitrary web scripts or HTML via a crafted SVG file.
CVE-2020-20696
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-27
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in /admin/content/post of GilaCMS v1.11.4 allows attackers to execute arbitrary web scripts or HTML via a crafted payload in the Tags field.