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
The Case for Crowdsourcing Security Buying Decisions
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
josh@idrra.com
50%
50%
[email protected],
User Rank: Apprentice
7/6/2017 | 12:56:13 PM
Re: Humans as "early-warning systems"
Interesting perspective - thank you Joe.
josh@idrra.com
50%
50%
[email protected],
User Rank: Apprentice
7/6/2017 | 12:54:02 PM
Re: What about IT Central Station?
Thank you for the comment.  I have a few ideas here.  If you would like to reach out to me privately, I would be happy to discuss further.
Joe Stanganelli
50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
7/6/2017 | 12:33:33 PM
Humans as "early-warning systems"
As things stand now, when humans are your "early-warning system," it's generally already too late.

Thus, getting people involved in these ways early, before something goes *way* wrong (so wrong that they would seek IT/InfoSec teams out on their own), can be immeasurably helpful. I absolutely agree with the notion that "more eyes" can help here from a practical point of view.

Of course, just don't go overboard with it. Invite input, bear in mind that all users are stakeholders, but know where the buck stops.
brendonjwilson
50%
50%
brendonjwilson,
User Rank: Apprentice
7/3/2017 | 2:00:45 PM
What about IT Central Station?
Totally agree with the article on the need. Bootstrapping a new two-sided marketplace for sharing information can be a hard problem to solve in a scalable fashion.

I did come across IT Central Station two years ago, but the information on the site was pretty thin on the ground, as was the catalog of products covered. I'm not sure if it's gotten better.

Anyone have any experience with IT Central Station?
josh@idrra.com
50%
50%
[email protected],
User Rank: Apprentice
6/30/2017 | 12:05:56 PM
Re: Crowdsourcing and Open Sourcing Security
Thank you, Christian, great comment.  Very much appreciate your thoughts on this.  I have some ideas here -- please feel free to reach out to me privately, and I'd be happy to discuss further.
RetiredUser
50%
50%
RetiredUser,
User Rank: Ninja
6/30/2017 | 11:55:59 AM
Crowdsourcing and Open Sourcing Security
You don't have to convince me.  Coming from the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) world, I'm all about open and accessible metrics, code transparency, peer collaboration and "show me the code" clarity.  But in drawing that comparison I can say right away that there will be huge hurdles.  It took a long time for FOSS to be ubiquitous to where the average computer user knew what GNU/Linux was, or could name more than one of the top 10 popular FOSS languages.  As another DR reader noted, PGP has been around a long time, and we FOSSers have been doing "security" for decades.  But that's us.  The practice of secure coding and global collaborative development has been fairly steady and flat out works.

It would be nice to see a stab at the solutions, though.  You nailed the reasons why we aren't there yet when it comes to security for the average user as developed, support and delivered by the "megacorps", let alone Enterprise security.  Could the answer be somewhere in the FOSS story, I wonder?

 

 


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
The State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
In this report learn how enterprises are building their incident response teams and processes, how they research potential compromises, how they respond to new breaches, and what tools and processes they use to remediate problems and improve their cyber defenses for the future.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-37436
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-24
Amazon Echo Dot devices through 2021-07-02 sometimes allow attackers, who have physical access to a device after a factory reset, to obtain sensitive information via a series of complex hardware and software attacks. NOTE: reportedly, there were vendor marketing statements about safely removing pers...
CVE-2021-32686
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-23
PJSIP is a free and open source multimedia communication library written in C language implementing standard based protocols such as SIP, SDP, RTP, STUN, TURN, and ICE. In PJSIP before version 2.11.1, there are a couple of issues found in the SSL socket. First, a race condition between callback and ...
CVE-2021-32783
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-23
Contour is a Kubernetes ingress controller using Envoy proxy. In Contour before version 1.17.1 a specially crafted ExternalName type Service may be used to access Envoy's admin interface, which Contour normally prevents from access outside the Envoy container. This can be used to shut down Envoy rem...
CVE-2021-3169
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-23
An issue in Jumpserver 2.6.2 and below allows attackers to create a connection token through an API which does not have access control and use it to access sensitive assets.
CVE-2020-20741
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-23
Incorrect Access Control in Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG CX9020 with firmware version CX9020_CB3011_WEC7_HPS_v602_TC31_B4016.6 allows remote attackers to bypass authentication via the "CE Remote Display Tool" as it does not close the incoming connection on the Windows CE side if t...