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7 Low-Cost Security Tools
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Security hardware doesn't have to be expensive or complex to do the job. Here are seven examples of low-cost hardware that could fill a need in your security operations.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/15/2019
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Businesses Increase Investments in AI and Machine Learning
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
More than three-quarters of IT pros say they feel safer for having done so, according to a new report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/14/2019
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday: 64 Vulnerabilities Patched, 2 Under Attack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Seventeen vulnerabilities patches today are rated critical, four are publicly known, and two have been exploited in the wild.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/12/2019
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Ultrasound Machine Diagnosed with Major Security Gaps
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Check Point researchers investigate security risks and point to implications for medical IoT devices.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/8/2019
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Debunking 5 Myths About Zero Trust Security
Torsten George, Cybersecurity Evangelist at CentrifyCommentary
Rather than "trust but verify," a zero trust model assumes that attackers will inevitably get in if they aren't already. However, several misconceptions are impeding its adoption.
By Torsten George Cybersecurity Evangelist at Centrify, 3/7/2019
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Fighting Alert Fatigue with Actionable Intelligence
Curtis Brazzell, Managing Security Consultant, PonduranceCommentary
By fine-tuning security system algorithms, analysts can make alerts intelligent and useful, not merely generators of noise.
By Curtis Brazzell Managing Security Consultant, Pondurance, 3/6/2019
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NTT Security Confirms WhiteHat Acquisition
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
WhiteHat Security will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of NTT Security following the deal.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/6/2019
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Lazarus Research Highlights Threat from North Korea
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
A widespread attack against companies and government agencies have been linked to the North Korean Lazarus group, underscoring that the countries hackers are becoming more brazen.
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 3/5/2019
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Incident Response: Having a Plan Isn't Enough
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Data shows organizations neglect to review and update breach response plans as employees and processes change, putting data at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/5/2019
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Security Pros Agree: Cloud Adoption Outpaces Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Oftentimes, responsibility for securing the cloud falls to IT instead of the security organization, researchers report.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/1/2019
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Microsoft Debuts Azure Sentinel SIEM, Threat Experts Service
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
New services, which are both available in preview, arrive at a time when two major trends are converging on security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/28/2019
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6 Tips for Getting the Most from Your VPN
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
VPNs are critical for information security. But simply having these cozy security tunnels in the toolkit isn't enough to keep an organization's data safe.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/22/2019
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To Mitigate Advanced Threats, Put People Ahead of Tech
Brandon Levene, Head of Applied Intelligence, ChronicleCommentary
Preventative technologies are only part of the picture and often come at the expense of the humans behind them.
By Brandon Levene Head of Applied Intelligence, Chronicle, 2/22/2019
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Human Negligence to Blame for the Majority of Insider Threats
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
In 98% of the assessments conducted for its research, Dtex found employees exposed proprietary company information on the Web a 20% jump from 2018.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/21/2019
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Cyber Extortionists Can Earn $360,000 a Year
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Extortion scams capitalize on compromised credentials, sensitive data, and technical vulnerabilities on Internet-facing applications to pressure victims to pay up.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/21/2019
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As Businesses Move Critical Data to Cloud, Security Risks Abound
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Companies think their data is safer in the public cloud than in on-prem data centers, but the transition is driving security issues.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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Mastercard, GCA Create Small Business Cybersecurity Toolkit
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new toolkit developed by the Global Cybersecurity Alliance aims to give small businesses a cookbook for better cybersecurity.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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Microsoft Expands AccountGuard to Help Europe Prep for Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A recent wave of cybercrime has targeted organizations with employees in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Serbia.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/20/2019
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'Formjacking' Compromises 4,800 Sites Per Month. Could Yours Be One?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybercriminals see formjacking as a simple opportunity to take advantage of online retailers and all they need is a small piece of JavaScript.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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Valentine's Emails Laced with Gandcrab Ransomware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
In the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day 2019, researchers notice a new form of Gandcrab appearing in romance-themed emails.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/14/2019
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CVE-2019-6149
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-18
An unquoted search path vulnerability was identified in Lenovo Dynamic Power Reduction Utility prior to version 2.2.2.0 that could allow a malicious user with local access to execute code with administrative privileges.
CVE-2018-15509
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-18
Five9 Agent Desktop Plus 10.0.70 has Incorrect Access Control (issue 2 of 2).
CVE-2018-20806
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-17
Phamm (aka PHP LDAP Virtual Hosting Manager) 0.6.8 allows XSS via the login page (the /public/main.php action parameter).
CVE-2019-5616
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-15
CircuitWerkes Sicon-8, a hardware device used for managing electrical devices, ships with a web-based front-end controller and implements an authentication mechanism in JavaScript that is run in the context of a user's web browser.
CVE-2018-17882
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-15
An Integer overflow vulnerability exists in the batchTransfer function of a smart contract implementation for CryptoBotsBattle (CBTB), an Ethereum token. This vulnerability could be used by an attacker to create an arbitrary amount of tokens for any user.