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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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2018: The Year Machine Intelligence Arrived in Cybersecurity
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Machine intelligence, in its many forms, began having a significant impact on cybersecurity this year setting the stage for growing intelligence in security automation for 2019.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/27/2018
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Attackers Use Google Cloud to Target US, UK Banks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Employees at financial services firms hit with an email attack campaign abusing a Google Cloud storage service.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/26/2018
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Spending Spree: What's on Security Investors' Minds for 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybersecurity threats, technology, and investment trends that are poised to dictate venture capital funding in 2019.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/26/2018
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CVE-2018-18812
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
The Spotfire Library component of TIBCO Software Inc.'s TIBCO Spotfire Analytics Platform for AWS Marketplace, and TIBCO Spotfire Server contains a vulnerability that might theoretically fail to restrict users with read-only access from modifying files stored in the Spotfire Library, only when the S...
CVE-2018-18813
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
The Spotfire web server component of TIBCO Software Inc.'s TIBCO Spotfire Analytics Platform for AWS Marketplace, and TIBCO Spotfire Server contains multiple vulnerabilities that may allow persistent and reflected cross-site scripting attacks. Affected releases are TIBCO Software Inc. TIBCO Spotfire...
CVE-2018-18814
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
The TIBCO Spotfire authentication component of TIBCO Software Inc.'s TIBCO Spotfire Analytics Platform for AWS Marketplace, and TIBCO Spotfire Server contains a vulnerability in the handling of the authentication that theoretically may allow an attacker to gain full access to a target account, indep...
CVE-2018-5740
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
"deny-answer-aliases" is a little-used feature intended to help recursive server operators protect end users against DNS rebinding attacks, a potential method of circumventing the security model used by client browsers. However, a defect in this feature makes it easy, when the feature is i...
CVE-2018-5741
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
To provide fine-grained controls over the ability to use Dynamic DNS (DDNS) to update records in a zone, BIND 9 provides a feature called update-policy. Various rules can be configured to limit the types of updates that can be performed by a client, depending on the key used when sending the update ...