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
Optimizing the Security Awareness of Your End-Users
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
4/19/2018 | 9:37:44 AM
Quite true
Not only are end users the weak link but they are the PRIMARY link as well.  All it takes is one user opening one infected PDF with ransomware and horror results.  One problem is that firms would love to restrict web browsing to "company" approved sites which would be wonderful IF not for human nature and life itself.  Unfortunately, life HAPPENS and while users should not free browse everywhere, some outside browsing WILL HAPPEN not matter what one says.  Limit it wheneve and wherever possible.  BTW - if a firm totally locked down browsing, then workers would start to quit in bits and pieces too.  So you have to allow for that.  Secondly, good education on spotting when things ARE going south would help and basic education on email protocol.   If you can hit 95% knowledge transfer then you have a good situation.  


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
Incorporating a Prevention Mindset into Threat Detection and Response
Threat detection and response systems, by definition, are reactive because they have to wait for damage to be done before finding the attack. With a prevention-mindset, security teams can proactively anticipate the attacker's next move, rather than reacting to specific threats or trying to detect the latest techniques in real-time. The report covers areas enterprises should focus on: What positive response looks like. Improving security hygiene. Combining preventive actions with red team efforts.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2022-31650
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-25
In SoX 14.4.2, there is a floating-point exception in lsx_aiffstartwrite in aiff.c in libsox.a.
CVE-2022-31651
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-25
In SoX 14.4.2, there is an assertion failure in rate_init in rate.c in libsox.a.
CVE-2022-29256
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-25
sharp is an application for Node.js image processing. Prior to version 0.30.5, there is a possible vulnerability in logic that is run only at `npm install` time when installing versions of `sharp` prior to the latest v0.30.5. If an attacker has the ability to set the value of the `PKG_CONFIG_PATH` e...
CVE-2022-26067
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-25
An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the OAS Engine SecureTransferFiles functionality of Open Automation Software OAS Platform V16.00.0112. A specially-crafted series of network requests can lead to arbitrary file read. An attacker can send a sequence of requests to trigger this vulnera...
CVE-2022-26077
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-25
A cleartext transmission of sensitive information vulnerability exists in the OAS Engine configuration communications functionality of Open Automation Software OAS Platform V16.00.0112. A targeted network sniffing attack can lead to a disclosure of sensitive information. An attacker can sniff networ...