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8 Tips for Monitoring Cloud Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Cloud security experts weigh in with the practices and tools they prefer to monitor and measure security metrics in the cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/18/2019
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The Security Perimeter Is Dead; Long Live the New Endpoint Perimeter
Ofer Amitai, CEO, PortnoxCommentary
The network no longer provides an air gap against external threats, but access devices can take up the slack.
By Ofer Amitai CEO, Portnox, 1/17/2019
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Simulating Lateral Attacks Through Email
Igal Gofman, Head of Security Research at XM CyberCommentary
A skilled attacker can get inside your company by abusing common email applications. Here are three strategies to block them.
By Igal Gofman Head of Security Research at XM Cyber, 1/17/2019
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Former IBM Security Execs Launch Cloud Data Security Startup
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Sonrai Security, the brainchild of two execs from IBM Security and Q1 Labs, debuts with $18.5 million in Series A funding.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/15/2019
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Election Security Isn't as Bad as People Think
Suzanne Spaulding, Former DHS Under Secretary and Nozomi Networks AdviserCommentary
Make no mistake, however: We'll always have to be on guard. And we can take some lessons from the world of industrial cybersecurity.
By Suzanne Spaulding Former DHS Under Secretary and Nozomi Networks Adviser, 1/10/2019
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Consumers Demand Security from Smart Device Makers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Poll shows individuals want better security from IoT device manufacturers as connected products flood the market.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/10/2019
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6 Best Practices for Managing an Online Educational Infrastructure
Jamie Smith & Larry Schwarberg, Chief Information Officer; Chief Information Security Officer for University of PhoenixCommentary
Universities must keep pace with rapidly changing technology to help thwart malicious hacking attempts and protect student information.
By Jamie Smith & Larry Schwarberg Chief Information Officer; Chief Information Security Officer for University of Phoenix, 1/10/2019
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Stronger DNS Security Stymies Would-Be Criminals
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
2018 saw a reduced number of huge DNS-facilitated DDoS attacks. Vendors and service providers believe that malicious impact will drop with continued technology improvements.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/7/2019
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Akamai Streamlines Identity Management with Janrain Acquisition
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Akamai plans to combine Janrain's Identity Cloud with its Intelligent Platform to improve identity management.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/7/2019
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Managing Security in Today's Compliance and Regulatory Environment
Andrew Williams, Product Director, Cyber Risk Advisory and FedRAMP Assessment Services, CoalfireCommentary
Instead of losing sight of the cybersecurity forest as we navigate the compliance trees, consolidate and simplify regulatory compliance efforts to keep your eyes on the security prize.
By Andrew Williams Product Director, Cyber Risk Advisory and FedRAMP Assessment Services, Coalfire, 1/4/2019
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Emotet Malware Gets More Aggressive
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Emotet's operators have been adding new capabilities, making the malware now even more dangerous to its enterprise targets.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/3/2019
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Taming the Digital Wild West
Levi Gundert, Vice President of Intelligence and Risk, Recorded FutureCommentary
Congress must do more to encourage good Samaritan efforts in the cybersecurity community and make it easier for law enforcement to consistently collaborate with them.
By Levi Gundert Vice President of Intelligence and Risk, Recorded Future, 1/3/2019
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Town of Salem Game Breached, 7.6M Players Affected
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
BlankMediaGames disclosed a data breach that affects millions using the browser-based role-playing game.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/3/2019
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Cyberattack Halts Publication for US Newspapers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A virus disrupted print and delivery for the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, and other US publications this weekend.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/2/2019
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AI in Security Carries as Many Questions as Answers
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Companies are adopting machine intelligence even though there are still issues and questions regarding its performance, a new report on AI use in cybersecurity shows.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/2/2019
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Data on 997 North Korean Defectors Targeted in Hack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Nearly 1,000 North Koreans who defected to South Korea had personal data compromised by an unknown attacker.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/2/2019
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US-CERT Offers Tips for Securing Internet-Connected Holiday Gifts
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Key steps to making those home Internet of Things devices just a bit safer.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/2/2019
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25 Years Later: Looking Back at the First Great (Cyber) Bank Heist
Zia Hayat, CEO, CallsignCommentary
The Citibank hack in 1994 marked a turning point for banking -- and cybercrime -- as we know it. What can we learn from looking back at the past 25 years?
By Zia Hayat CEO, Callsign, 1/2/2019
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Start Preparing Now for the Post-Quantum Future
Tim Hollebeek, Industry and Standards Technical Strategist at DigiCertCommentary
Quantum computing will break most of the encryption schemes on which we rely today. These five tips will help you get ready.
By Tim Hollebeek Industry and Standards Technical Strategist at DigiCert, 12/28/2018
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IoT Bug Grants Access to Home Video Surveillance
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Due to a shared Amazon S3 credential, all users of a certain model of the Guardzilla All-In-One Video Security System can view each other's videos.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/27/2018
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CVE-2019-3906
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-18
Premisys Identicard version 3.1.190 contains hardcoded credentials in the WCF service on port 9003. An authenticated remote attacker can use these credentials to access the badge system database and modify its contents.
CVE-2019-3907
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-18
Premisys Identicard version 3.1.190 stores user credentials and other sensitive information with a known weak encryption method (MD5 hash of a salt and password).
CVE-2019-3908
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-18
Premisys Identicard version 3.1.190 stores backup files as encrypted zip files. The password to the zip is hard-coded and unchangeable. An attacker with access to these backups can decrypt them and obtain sensitive data.
CVE-2019-3909
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-18
Premisys Identicard version 3.1.190 database uses default credentials. Users are unable to change the credentials without vendor intervention.
CVE-2019-3910
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-18
Crestron AM-100 before firmware version 1.6.0.2 contains an authentication bypass in the web interface's return.cgi script. Unauthenticated remote users can use the bypass to access some administrator functionality such as configuring update sources and rebooting the device.