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Perimeter

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Do You Know Who's Lurking in Your Cloud Environment?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security researcher explains the dangers of poor visibility in the cloud and a new strategy to evaluate IAM exposure in Google Cloud Platform.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/25/2020
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Cloud Security Startup Lightspin Emerges From Stealth
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The startup, founded by former white-hat hackers, has secured a $4 million seed round to close security gaps in cloud environments.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/24/2020
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New Proposed DNS Security Features Released
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Verisign's R&D team has developed new ways to authenticate and optimize DNS traffic on the client side of the domain-name resolution process.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/19/2020
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Out With the Old Perimeter, in With the New Perimeters
Charlie Winckless, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, at PresidioCommentary
A confluence of trends and events has exploded the whole idea of "the perimeter." Now there are many perimeters, and businesses must adjust accordingly.
By Charlie Winckless Senior Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, at Presidio, 11/18/2020
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Breakdown of a Break-in: A Manufacturer's Ransomware Response
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The analysis of an industrial ransomware attack reveals common tactics and proactive steps that businesses can take to avoid similar incidents.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/16/2020
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Global Pandemic Fuels Cyber-Threat Workload for National Cyber Security Centre, Shows Annual Review
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
From securing the Nightingale hospitals to tackling threats to vaccine research and production, a large part of the National Cyber Security Centre's (NCSC) recent work in the UK has been related to the coronavirus pandemic, as Ron Alalouff discovered when reporting on its Annual Review.
By Ron Alalouff, Freelance Journalist , 11/16/2020
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A Call for Change in Physical Security
Fred Burton, Executive Director, Ontic Center for Protective IntelligenceCommentary
We're at an inflection point. The threats we face are dynamic, emerging, and global. Are you ready?
By Fred Burton Executive Director, Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence, 11/16/2020
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The Sameness of Every Day: How to Change Up Audit Fatigue
Stephen Horvath, Vice President, Strategy & Cloud, at Telos CorporationCommentary
And with more data compliance laws on the way, audit fatigue could be a real challenge for infosec professionals.
By Stephen Horvath Vice President, Strategy & Cloud, at Telos Corporation, 11/13/2020
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7 Cool Cyberattack and Audit Tools to be Highlighted at Black Hat Europe
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
Platforms, open source tools, and other toolkits for penetration testers and other security practitioners will be showcased at the early December virtual event.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 11/12/2020
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Security Hiring Plans Remain Constant Despite Pandemic
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Although we saw workforce gains this year, 56% of businesses surveyed report staff shortages are putting their organization at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/11/2020
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3 Tips For Successfully Running Tech Outside the IT Department
Patrick Kehoe, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, CoalfireCommentary
When marketing opts for "extra-departmental IT," coordination and communication are required to keep things secured.
By Patrick Kehoe Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Coalfire, 11/11/2020
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Barracuda to Acquire Fyde for Zero-Trust Capabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Plans call for expanding the Barracuda CloudGen SASE platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/11/2020
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Cloud Usage, Biometrics Surge As Remote Work Grows Permanent
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report reveals organizations are increasing their adoption of biometric authentication and disallowing SMS as a login method.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/10/2020
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Overlooked Security Risks of the M&A Rebound
Bill Ruckelshaus, CFO, ExtraHopCommentary
Successful technology integration, post-merger, is tricky in any market, and never more so than with today's remote work environments and distributed IT infrastructure.
By Bill Ruckelshaus CFO, ExtraHop, 11/10/2020
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Preventing and Mitigating DDoS Attacks: It's Elementary
Barrett Lyon, Co-Founder & CEO, NetographyCommentary
Following a spate of cyberattacks nationwide, school IT teams need to act now to ensure their security solution makes the grade.
By Barrett Lyon Co-Founder & CEO, Netography, 11/9/2020
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CSA Moves to Redefine Cloud-Based Intelligence
Paul Kurtz, Executive Chairman and Co-founder of TruSTARCommentary
The new paradigm seeks to understand, integrate, and automate data workflows, and better yet, doesn't require significant investment or more personnel.
By Paul Kurtz Executive Chairman and Co-founder of TruSTAR, 11/4/2020
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Neustar Agrees to Buy Verisign's Public DNS Service
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The address space for Verisign Public DNS will be incorporated into Neustar's UltraDNS Public service following the acquisition.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/3/2020
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Oracle Issues Out-of-Band Update for Remote-Access Vulnerability
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The exploit could give an attacker complete control of vulnerable WebLogic servers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/3/2020
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Reworking the Taxonomy for Richer Risk Assessments
Ernie Hayden, founder and principal, 443 Consulting LLCCommentary
By accommodating unique requirements and conditions at different sites, security pros can dig deeper get a clearer sense of organizational risk.
By Ernie Hayden founder and principal, 443 Consulting LLC, 11/3/2020
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Fraud Prevention Strategies to Prepare for the Future
Chris Ryan, Senior Fraud Solutions Consultant at ExperianCommentary
While companies have largely adjusted to the new normal for security management, here are some tips for combatting fraud, post-COVID.
By Chris Ryan Senior Fraud Solutions Consultant at Experian, 11/2/2020
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CVE-2019-20934
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.2.6. On NUMA systems, the Linux fair scheduler has a use-after-free in show_numa_stats() because NUMA fault statistics are inappropriately freed, aka CID-16d51a590a8c.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in __split_huge_pmd in mm/huge_memory.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.5. The copy-on-write implementation can grant unintended write access because of a race condition in a THP mapcount check, aka CID-c444eb564fb1.
CVE-2020-29369
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in mm/mmap.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.11. There is a race condition between certain expand functions (expand_downwards and expand_upwards) and page-table free operations from an munmap call, aka CID-246c320a8cfe.
CVE-2020-29370
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in kmem_cache_alloc_bulk in mm/slub.c in the Linux kernel before 5.5.11. The slowpath lacks the required TID increment, aka CID-fd4d9c7d0c71.
CVE-2020-29371
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in romfs_dev_read in fs/romfs/storage.c in the Linux kernel before 5.8.4. Uninitialized memory leaks to userspace, aka CID-bcf85fcedfdd.