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
7 Old IT Things Every New InfoSec Pro Should Know
Joan Goodchild, Staff Editor,  4/20/2021
News
Cloud-Native Businesses Struggle With Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  5/6/2021
Commentary
Defending Against Web Scraping Attacks
Rob Simon, Principal Security Consultant at TrustedSec,  5/7/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-36289
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-12
Affected versions of Atlassian Jira Server and Data Center allow an unauthenticated user to enumerate users via an Information Disclosure vulnerability in the QueryComponentRendererValue!Default.jspa endpoint. The affected versions are before version 8.5.13, from version 8.6.0 before 8.13.5, and fro...
CVE-2021-32606
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-11
In the Linux kernel 5.11 through 5.12.2, isotp_setsockopt in net/can/isotp.c allows privilege escalation to root by leveraging a use-after-free. (This does not affect earlier versions that lack CAN ISOTP SF_BROADCAST support.)
CVE-2021-3504
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-11
A flaw was found in the hivex library in versions before 1.3.20. It is caused due to a lack of bounds check within the hivex_open function. An attacker could input a specially crafted Windows Registry (hive) file which would cause hivex to read memory beyond its normal bounds or cause the program to...
CVE-2021-20309
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-11
A flaw was found in ImageMagick in versions before 7.0.11 and before 6.9.12, where a division by zero in WaveImage() of MagickCore/visual-effects.c may trigger undefined behavior via a crafted image file submitted to an application using ImageMagick. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to ...
CVE-2021-20310
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-11
A flaw was found in ImageMagick in versions before 7.0.11, where a division by zero ConvertXYZToJzazbz() of MagickCore/colorspace.c may trigger undefined behavior via a crafted image file that is submitted by an attacker and processed by an application using ImageMagick. The highest threat from this...