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
How & Why Cloud Security Will Empower Users
Oldest First  |  Newest First  |  Threaded View
CHIRSCHMAN1337
CHIRSCHMAN1337,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/27/2014 | 9:55:14 AM
RSS feeds
Please indicate that content is video in RSS feeds!
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
1/27/2014 | 10:11:03 AM
Biggest gotchas for empowering users in cloud?
Hi Bill. Can you elaborate on what organizations need to do to optimize user security in the evolving cloud infrastructure? In your work with customers, what are the biggest mistakes you've seen IT departments and CSPs make?
Bill Kleyman
Bill Kleyman,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/27/2014 | 10:48:24 AM
Re: Biggest gotchas for empowering users in cloud?
@Marilyn - There's good news and bad news. Organizations can be proactive and deploy best practices around their cloud and infrastructure security environment.

The bad news is that bad guys are usually not far behind -- and in many cases ahead. In creating a good security platform, there are several things to consider. Compliance and regulation aside, some of the biggest mistakes I've seen revolve around lapsed policies, reactive thinking, and no security testing.

Honestly, it's the little things that can hurt a business. Forgetting to renew an SSL cert, leaving a port open, or not having proper security services running internally. Also, checking your sources helps a lot as well. Let me give you an example, a friend of mine ran an experiment as a part of some research he was working on. He built an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) of a popular penetration testing platform -- which was previously unavailable on EC2. One of his additions to the AMI was a backdoor which would basically just communicate back to his own server, indicating that somebody had turned on his backdoored instance. He could have just as easily built a reverse shell into the image. This basically comes back around to the discussion of data security, as all of your encryption keys, VPN configurations, and potentially passwords are protected by unknown controls, which are of unknown resiliency.

In creating the optimal security platform, consider best practices and also consider the target. This also means constant testing and log keeping. There are a lot of proactive things you can do around security that will certainly help.


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
Improving Enterprise Cybersecurity With XDR
Enterprises are looking at eXtended Detection and Response technologies to improve their abilities to detect, and respond to, threats. While endpoint detection and response is not new to enterprise security, organizations have to improve network visibility, expand data collection and expand threat hunting capabilites if they want their XDR deployments to succeed. This issue of Tech Insights also includes: a market overview for XDR from Omdia, questions to ask before deploying XDR, and an XDR primer.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2022-31856
PUBLISHED: 2022-07-05
Newsletter Module v3.x was discovered to contain a SQL injection vulnerability via the zemez_newsletter_email parameter at /index.php.
CVE-2022-32310
PUBLISHED: 2022-07-05
An access control issue in Ingredient Stock Management System v1.0 allows attackers to take over user accounts via a crafted POST request to /isms/classes/Users.php.
CVE-2022-32311
PUBLISHED: 2022-07-05
Ingredient Stock Management System v1.0 was discovered to contain a SQL injection vulnerability via the id parameter at /isms/admin/stocks/view_stock.php.
CVE-2022-32413
PUBLISHED: 2022-07-05
An arbitrary file upload vulnerability in Dice v4.2.0 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted file.
CVE-2022-34972
PUBLISHED: 2022-07-05
So Filter Shop v3.x was discovered to contain multiple blind SQL injection vulnerabilities via the att_value_id , manu_value_id , opt_value_id , and subcate_value_id parameters at /index.php?route=extension/module/so_filter_shop_by/filter_data.