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Implementing Proactive Cyber Controls in OT: Myths vs. Reality
Michael Piccalo, Director, OT/ICS Systems Engineering, Forescout TechnologiesCommentary
Debunking the myths surrounding the implementation of proactive cyber controls in operational technology.
By Michael Piccalo Director, OT/ICS Systems Engineering, Forescout Technologies, 10/22/2020
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IASME Consortium to Kick-start New IoT Assessment Scheme
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
The IASME Consortium has been awarded a DCMS grant, enabling the UK organization to kick-start an Internet of Things (IoT) assessment scheme. IASME is looking for manufacturers interested in getting their IoT device certified cyber secure for free via the new pilot scheme.
By IFSEC Global Staff, 10/21/2020
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Modern Day Insider Threat: Network Bugs That Are Stealing Your Data
David Pearson, Principal Threat ResearcherCommentary
Attacks involving an unmanaged device and no malware expose gaps in cybersecurity that must be addressed.
By David Pearson Principal Threat Researcher, 10/21/2020
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A New Risk Vector: The Enterprise of Things
Greg Clark, CEO, Forescout Technologies Inc.Commentary
Billions of devices -- including security cameras, smart TVs, and manufacturing equipment -- are largely unmanaged and increase an organization's risk.
By Greg Clark CEO, Forescout Technologies Inc., 10/19/2020
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10 Years Since Stuxnet: Is Your Operational Technology Safe?
Mike Dow, Senior Product Manager, IoT Security, at Silicon LabsCommentary
The destructive worm may have debuted a decade ago, but Stuxnet is still making its presence known. Here are steps you can take to stay safer from similar attacks.
By Mike Dow Senior Product Manager, IoT Security, at Silicon Labs, 10/6/2020
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A Guide to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
With cybersecurity threats growing exponentially, it has never been more important to put together an efficient cyber-risk management policy, and NIST's framework can help.
By By Julian Hall, Freelance Journalist and Copywriter, Textual Healing , 9/30/2020
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Two Years on from GDPR: Has It Driven Growth in Cybersecurity Insurance?
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
Whilst GDPR has put the spotlight on data privacy and cyber issues, there are other more prominent trends that are driving a greater take-up of cyber insurance, says Ben Maidment, Class Underwriter Cyber, Physical & Technology at Brit Insurance.
By IFSEC Global Staff, 9/10/2020
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Why We Need to Pay Attention to Attacks on the Smart-Built Environment
Sarb Sembhi, CISM, is CTO & CISO at  Virtually InformedNews
Are attacks on IoT physical security devices real or just theoretical? Why professionals need to be aware of the real-life examples in an effort to guard against future attacks on their own businesses.
By Sarb Sembhi CISM, is CTO & CISO at Virtually Informed, 9/9/2020
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New Jersey Man Sentenced to 7+ Years for Cyber Breaking & Entering
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The man installed keyloggers, stealing credentials and information on emerging technology development.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/2/2020
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New Cybersecurity Code of Practice for Installers Unveiled by BSIA
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
The British Security Industry Association's (BSIA) cybersecurity group has released a new code of practice for installers responsible for safety and security systems.
By IFSEC Global Staff, 8/24/2020
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Dark Reading Launches New Section on Physical Security
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, Commentary
Partnership with IFSEC enables Dark Reading to cover new areas of security and expand its audience.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 8/24/2020
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Why Should Physical Security Professionals Learn Cybersecurity Skills?
Sarb Sembhi, CISM, is CTO & CISO at  Virtually InformedNews
In the first of a series of columns set to be hosted exclusively on IFSEC Global, Sarb Sembhi, CISM, CTO & CISO, Virtually Informed outlines why physical security professionals should be investing in their cyber security skillset.
By Sarb Sembhi CISM, is CTO & CISO at Virtually Informed, 8/24/2020
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Huawei Role in UK 5G Network Set to Be Removed
James Moore, Editor, IFSEC GlobalNews
The Digital Secretary for the UK, Oliver Dowden, has told the House of Commons that Huawei is set to be stripped of its role in the countys 5G network due to security concerns.
By James Moore Editor, IFSEC Global, 8/24/2020
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Hacking It as a CISO: Advice for Security Leadership
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security leader shares tips for adopting a CISO mindset, creating risk management strategies, and "selling infosec" to IT and executives.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/10/2020
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CVE-2020-24847
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability is identified in FruityWifi through 2.4. Due to a lack of CSRF protection in page_config_adv.php, an unauthenticated attacker can lure the victim to visit his website by social engineering or another attack vector. Due to this issue, an unauthenticat...
CVE-2020-24848
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
FruityWifi through 2.4 has an unsafe Sudo configuration [(ALL : ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL]. This allows an attacker to perform a system-level (root) local privilege escalation, allowing an attacker to gain complete persistent access to the local system.
CVE-2020-5990
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in the ShadowPlay component which may lead to local privilege escalation, code execution, denial of service or information disclosure.
CVE-2020-25483
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
An arbitrary command execution vulnerability exists in the fopen() function of file writes of UCMS v1.4.8, where an attacker can gain access to the server.
CVE-2020-5977
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in NVIDIA Web Helper NodeJS Web Server in which an uncontrolled search path is used to load a node module, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure.