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Privacy Ops: The New Nexus for CISOs & DPOs
Amit Ashbel, Security Evangelist, CognigoCommentary
No longer can privacy be an isolated function managed by legal or compliance departments with little or no connection to the organization's underlying security technology.
By Amit Ashbel Security Evangelist, Cognigo, 2/18/2019
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How to Create a Dream Team for the New Age of Cybersecurity
Gaurav Banga, Founder and CEO, BalbixCommentary
When each member of your security team is focused on one narrow slice of the pie, it's easy for adversaries to enter through the cracks. Here are five ways to stop them.
By Gaurav Banga Founder and CEO, Balbix, 2/14/2019
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Security Spills: 9 Problems Causing the Most Stress
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Security practitioners reveal what's causing them the most frustration in their roles.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/14/2019
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5 Expert Tips for Complying with the New PCI Software Security Framework
Rohit Sethi, COO of Security CompassCommentary
The Secure SLC Standard improves business efficiency for payment application vendors but could also stand as new security benchmark for other industries to follow.
By Rohit Sethi COO of Security Compass, 2/13/2019
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'Picnic' Passes Test for Protecting IoT From Quantum Hacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers from DigiCert, Utimaco, and Microsoft Research gives thumbs-up to a new algorithm for implementing quantum hacking-proof digital certificates.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/12/2019
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2019 Security Spending Outlook
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Cybersecurity and IT risk budgets continue to grow. Here's how they'll be spent.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/12/2019
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6 Reasons to Be Wary of Encryption in Your Enterprise
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Encryption can be critical to data security, but it's not a universal panacea.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/8/2019
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A Dog's Life: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Managing Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
What do a telephony protocol, butt-sniffing, and multifactor authentication have in common? A John Klossner cartoon! And the winners are ...
By Marilyn Cohodas Managing Editor, Dark Reading, 2/8/2019
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We Need More Transparency in Cybersecurity
Grant Wernick, Co-Founder & CEO of Insight EnginesCommentary
Security has become a stand-alone part of the corporate IT organization. That must stop, and transparency is the way forward.
By Grant Wernick Co-Founder & CEO of Insight Engines, 2/8/2019
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When 911 Goes Down: Why Voice Network Security Must Be a Priority
Mykola Konrad, Vice President of Product Management, Ribbon CommunicationsCommentary
When there's a DDoS attack against your voice network, are you ready to fight against it?
By Mykola Konrad Vice President of Product Management, Ribbon Communications, 2/7/2019
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HelpSystems Buys Core Security Assets to Grow Infosec Portfolio
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Acquisition will enable it to provide threat detection, pen testing, and other security tools to customers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/6/2019
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4 Practical Questions to Ask Before Investing in AI
Ilia Kolochenko, CEO and Founder, High-Tech BridgeCommentary
A pragmatic, risk-based approach can help CISOs plan for an efficient, effective, and economically sound implementation of AI for cybersecurity.
By Ilia Kolochenko CEO and Founder, High-Tech Bridge, 2/6/2019
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Serverless Computing: 'Function' vs. 'Infrastructure' as-a-Service
Ory Segal, CTO, PureSecCommentary
How much do companies really gain from offloading security duties to the cloud? Let's do the math.
By Ory Segal CTO, PureSec, 2/6/2019
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7 Tips for Communicating with the Board
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
The key? Rather than getting bogged down in the technical details, focus on how a security program is addressing business risk.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/6/2019
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New Vulnerabilities Make RDP Risks Far from Remote
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
More than two dozen vulnerabilities raise the risk of using RDP clients to remotely manage and configure systems.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/5/2019
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How Hackers Could Hit Super Bowl LIII
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security threats and concerns abound for the year's biggest football game. What officials and fans can do about it.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/1/2019
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KISS, Cyber & the Humble but Nourishing Chickpea
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDRRA Commentary
The combination of simple, straightforward, and methodical ingredients are the keys to developing a balanced and well-rounded security program.
By Joshua Goldfarb Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDRRA , 2/1/2019
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8 Cybersecurity Myths Debunked
Brian Engle, Chief Information Security Officer, CyberDefensesCommentary
The last thing any business needs is a swarm of myths and misunderstandings seeding common and frequent errors organizations of all sizes make in safeguarding data and infrastructure.
By Brian Engle Chief Information Security Officer, CyberDefenses, 1/31/2019
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For a Super Security Playbook, Take a Page from Football
Andy Singer, Vice President of Product Marketing, enSiloCommentary
Four key questions to consider as you plan out your next winning security strategy.
By Andy Singer Vice President of Product Marketing, enSilo, 1/31/2019
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Access Control Lists: 6 Key Principles to Keep in Mind
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Build them carefully and maintain them rigorously, and ACLs will remain a productive piece of your security infrastructure for generations of hardware to come.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/30/2019
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CVE-2019-8933
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-19
In DedeCMS 5.7SP2, attackers can upload a .php file to the uploads/ directory (without being blocked by the Web Application Firewall), and then execute this file, via this sequence of steps: visiting the management page, clicking on the template, clicking on Default Template Management, clicking on ...
CVE-2019-7629
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-18
Stack-based buffer overflow in the strip_vt102_codes function in TinTin++ 2.01.6 and WinTin++ 2.01.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by sending a long message to the client.
CVE-2019-8919
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-18
The seadroid (aka Seafile Android Client) application through 2.2.13 for Android always uses the same Initialization Vector (IV) with Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) Mode to encrypt private data, making it easier to conduct chosen-plaintext attacks or dictionary attacks.
CVE-2019-8917
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-18
SolarWinds Orion NPM before 12.4 suffers from a SYSTEM remote code execution vulnerability in the OrionModuleEngine service. This service establishes a NetTcpBinding endpoint that allows remote, unauthenticated clients to connect and call publicly exposed methods. The InvokeActionMethod method may b...
CVE-2019-8908
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-18
An issue was discovered in WTCMS 1.0. It allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code by going to the "Setting -> Mailbox configuration -> Registration email template" screen, and uploading an image file, as demonstrated by a .php filename and the "Content-Type: image/g...