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Dark Reading Video News Desk Returns to Black Hat
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
UPDATED: Coming to you prerecorded from in front of carefully arranged bookcases around the world ...!
Supporting Women in InfoSec
Supporting Women in InfoSec
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/5/2020  | 
Maxine Holt, senior research director from Omdia, explains why the time is right for women to step into more cybersecurity jobs.
Russian Election Interference: Whats Next?
News  |  8/5/2020  | 
Nate Beach-Westmoreland gives a look back at the past 10 years of Russian election interference and disinformation campaigns. What can we learn from the past and what should we expect as the 2020 US presidential election approaches?
Beyond Burnout: What Is Cybersecurity Doing to Us?
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles  |  3/13/2020  | 
Infosec professionals may feel not only fatigued, but isolated, unwell, and unsafe. And the problem may hurt both them and the businesses they aim to protect.
Cryptographers Panel Tackles Espionage, Elections & Blockchain
News  |  2/26/2020  | 
Encryption experts gave insights into the Crypto AG revelations, delved into complexities of the "right to be forgotten," and more at RSA Conference.
Wendy Nather on How to Make Security 'Democratization' a Reality
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles  |  2/25/2020  | 
Ahead of her keynote at the RSA Conference, Cisco's head of advisory CISOs outlines to Dark Reading a unique paradigm that asks security teams to stop fighting their users -- and start sharing control with them.
Martin and Dorothie Hellman on Love, Crypto & Saving the World
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles  |  2/15/2020  | 
Martin Hellman, co-creator of the Diffie-Hellman key exchange, and his wife of 53 years, Dorothie, talk about the current state of cryptography and what making peace at home taught them about making peace on Earth.
Coronavirus Raises New Business Continuity, Phishing Challenges for InfoSec
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles  |  2/13/2020  | 
What happens when understaffed security teams at home and abroad are sequestered in physical quarantine zones?
AppSec Concerns Drove 61% of Businesses to Change Applications
Edge-DRsplash-12-edge-threat-monitor  |  1/31/2020  | 
Some have even left behind commercial software and migrated to open source or in-house homegrown applications. Continue for synopsis or read full research report.
The Next Security Silicon Valley: Coming to a City Near You?
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles  |  12/11/2019  | 
The high cost of doing business in California's San Francisco Bay Area is just one factor driving infosec companies established and and startups, alike to pursue their fortunes elsewhere. Here's where many are going.
What's in a WAF?
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles  |  11/20/2019  | 
Need a 101 lesson on Web application firewalls? Here's your crib sheet on what a WAF is, how it works, and what to look for when you're in the market for a new solution.
8 Backup & Recovery Questions to Ask Yourself
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles  |  11/14/2019  | 
Don't wait until after a disaster, DDoS, or ransomware attack to learn just how good your backups really are.
The Inestimable Values of an Attacker's Mindset & Alex Trebek
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles  |  10/2/2019  | 
Akamai security architect Marc Pardee tells the story of cutting his security teeth as an NSA intern and why all cybersecurity professionals can benefit from learning how to break things.
The Etiquette of Respecting Privacy in the Age of IoT
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles  |  9/28/2019  | 
Is it rude to ask someone to shut off their Alexa? Ask the family who's written the book on etiquette for nearly 100 years the descendants of Emily Post herself.
Poll Results: Maybe Not Burned Out, But Definitely 'Well Done'
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles  |  9/17/2019  | 
Staff shortages and increasingly challenging jobs are turning up the heat on security pros, readers say.
'It Saved Our Community': 16 Realistic Ransomware Defenses for Cities
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles  |  8/30/2019  | 
Practical steps municipal governments can take to better prevent and respond to ransomware infections.
The Right to Be Patched: How Sentient Robots Will Change InfoSec Management
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles  |  8/27/2019  | 
It won't be long before we consider embodied AI as a form of "life" and that will have a variety of paradigm-shifting, somewhat irritating, and potentially hilarious impacts on the daily lives of infosec and privacy pros.
Skepticism About Symantec and Trepidation About IoT
News  |  8/10/2019  | 
BLACK HAT 2019 -- Expert analysts from Informa, Eric Parizo and Tanner Johnson visit the Dark Reading News Desk to talk about the shake-ups at Symantec and trends in IoT security.
Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2019
News  |  8/8/2019  | 
Watch right here for 40 video interviews with speakers and sponsors. Streaming live from Black Hat USA Wednesday and Thursday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.
Twitter, Facebook, NSA Discuss Fight Against Misinformation
News  |  3/7/2019  | 
RSA panelists address the delicate technical challenges of combating information warfare online without causing First Amendment freedoms to take collateral damage.
Trust, or Lack of It, Is a Key Theme on RSAC Keynote Stage
News  |  3/5/2019  | 
Neither machines nor humans might be entirely trustworthy, but the cooperation of the two might be the answer to issues of misinformation, deep fake videos, and other issues of trust, say security leaders.
Axonius' 'Unsexy' Tool Wins RSAC Innovation Sandbox
News  |  3/5/2019  | 
Judges award top honor to new company solving an old, unsolved problem: asset discovery and management.
Facebook Shuts Hundreds of Russia-Linked Pages, Accounts for Disinformation
Quick Hits  |  1/17/2019  | 
Facebook says the accounts and pages were part of two unrelated disinformation operations aimed at targets outside the US.
'We Want IoT Security Regulation,' Say 95% of IT Decision-Makers
News  |  1/17/2019  | 
New global survey shows businesses are valuing IoT security more highly, but they are still challenged by IoT data visibility and privacy.
Chinese Intel Agents Indicted for 5-Year IP Theft Campaign
News  |  10/31/2018  | 
Intelligence agents aimed for aerospace manufacturing targets, with help of cyberattackers, corporate insiders, and one IT security manager.
Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2018
News  |  8/9/2018  | 
Watch here Wednesday and Thursday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET to see over 40 live video interviews straight from the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas.
GDPR Oddsmakers: Who, Where, When Will Enforcement Hit First?
News  |  5/25/2018  | 
The GDPR grace period ends today. Experts take their best guesses on when data protection authorities will strike - and what kind of organizations will be first to feel the sting of the EU privacy law.
Dark Reading Conference Call for Speakers Closes Friday
Quick Hits  |  5/21/2018  | 
Don't be shy, security practitioners. Share your best practices at our 2nd annual INsecurity Conference, to be held Oct. 23-25 in Chicago.
12 Trends Shaping Identity Management
Slideshows  |  4/26/2018  | 
As IAM companies try to stretch 'identity context' into all points of the cybersecurity market, identity is becoming 'its own solar system.'
Firms More Likely to Tempt Security Pros With Big Salaries than Invest in Training
Quick Hits  |  4/19/2018  | 
Booz Allen survey shows most organizations' answer to the security skills shortage may be unsustainable.
First Public Demo of Data Breach via IoT Hack Comes to RSAC
News  |  4/19/2018  | 
At RSA Conference, senior researchers will show how relatively unskilled attackers can steal personally identifiable information without coming into contact with endpoint security tools.
Cyber War Game Shows How Federal Agencies Disagree on Incident Response
News  |  4/18/2018  | 
Former officials at DHS, DOJ, and DOD diverge on issues of attribution and defining what constitutes an act of cyber war.
2018 RSA Conference: Execs Push Cooperation, Culture & Civilian Safety
News  |  4/17/2018  | 
On the keynote stage, execs from Microsoft and McAfee introduced a new Cybersecurity Tech Accord.
Verizon DBIR: Ransomware Attacks Double for Second Year in a Row
News  |  4/10/2018  | 
Outside attackers still the biggest problem - except in healthcare.
One-Third of Internal User Accounts Are 'Ghost Users'
News  |  4/4/2018  | 
Attackers and malware can easily move laterally through an organization, thanks to inadequate access controls on file systems and a proliferation of inactive but enabled users.
UVA Defeats UMBC, in Stunning Upset
Commentary  |  3/27/2018  | 
In first trip to Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, University of Virginia's Cyber Defense Team defeats reigning national champs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Cybercrime Costs for Financial Sector up 40% Since 2014
Quick Hits  |  2/14/2018  | 
A 9.6% increase just in the past year, and denial-of-service attacks are partly to blame.
17 Things We Should Have Learned in 2017 But Probably Didn't
Commentary  |  12/29/2017  | 
The worm has returned and the Yahoos have all been exposed, but did 2017 teach us any genuinely new lessons we shouldn't already have known?
We're Still Not Ready for GDPR? What is Wrong With Us?
Commentary  |  11/17/2017  | 
The canary in the coalmine died 12 years ago, the law went into effect 19 months ago, but many organizations still won't be ready for the new privacy regulations when enforcement begins in May.
GDPR Compliance: 5 Early Steps to Get Laggards Going
Slideshows  |  10/16/2017  | 
If you're just getting on the EU General Data Protection Regulation bandwagon, here's where you should begin.
How Security Metrics Fail Us & How We Fail Them
How Security Metrics Fail Us & How We Fail Them
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/26/2017  | 
Joseph Carson of Thycotic discusses how infosec professionals buy security products they don't need and make other bad decisions, because of poor use of metrics.
Attacking Developers Using 'Shadow Containers'
Attacking Developers Using 'Shadow Containers'
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/15/2017  | 
Sagie Dulce describes why developers are such attractive targets and how the Docker API can be exploited to use one of developers' favorite tools against them in sneaky, obfuscated attacks.
Tesla Hacks: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Tesla Hacks: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/12/2017  | 
Keen Security Lab found multiple holes in the isolation layer Tesla uses to protect drive systems from infotainment systems, but were impressed by the auto company's security in other ways.
Attacking Data Integrity & Hacking Radiation Monitoring Devices
Attacking Data Integrity & Hacking Radiation Monitoring Devices
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/8/2017  | 
Ruben Santamarta shows radio-based vulnerabilities and investigates how the integrity of critical data can be manipulated to simulate, complicate or exacerbate emergency situations.
How to Use Purple Teaming for Smarter SOCs
How to Use Purple Teaming for Smarter SOCs
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/7/2017  | 
Justin Harvey explains why the standard blue team vs. red team can be improved upon, and provides tips on doing purple teaming right.
How Legendary Carder, Hacker Roman Seleznev Was Caught, Sentenced
How Legendary Carder, Hacker Roman Seleznev Was Caught, Sentenced
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/6/2017  | 
Assistant US Attorney Norman Barbosa visits the Dark Reading News Desk to discuss details of the credit card hacking case that led to an unprecedented 27-year prison sentence.
Activists Beware: The Latest In 3G & 4G Spying
Activists Beware: The Latest In 3G & 4G Spying
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/5/2017  | 
Ravi Borgaonkar describes new 3G & 4G vulnerabilities that enable IMSI catchers to be smarter, stealthier snoopers.
To Improve Diversity, 'Have the Uncomfortable Conversations'
To Improve Diversity, 'Have the Uncomfortable Conversations'
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/5/2017  | 
Jules Okafor of Fortress Information Security explains that diversity efforts cannot shy away from discussions of racism and sexism.
Mikko Hypponen's Vision of the Cybersecurity Future
Mikko Hypponen's Vision of the Cybersecurity Future
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/4/2017  | 
Twenty years from now, will everything be in the Internet of Things, and if so, how does the security industry need to prepare? F-Secure's chief research officer weighs in on this and what else the future promises (and threatens).
Automated Lateral Movement: Targeted Attack Tools for the Masses
Automated Lateral Movement: Targeted Attack Tools for the Masses
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/1/2017  | 
Tal Be'ery and Tal Maor explain that the most pervasive, worst defended tactic of sophisticated attackers will soon be ready for script kiddies, and release GoFetch: a new lateral movement automation tool.
Using Market Pressures to Improve Cybersecurity
Using Market Pressures to Improve Cybersecurity
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/31/2017  | 
Post-MedSec, Chris Wysopal discusses what impact the investor community -- if not consumers -- can have on squashing vulnerabilities and improving cybersecurity.
St. Jude Pacemaker Gets Firmware Update 'Intended as a Recall'
News  |  8/30/2017  | 
The devices that were the subject of a vulnerability disclosure debate last summer now have an FDA-approved fix.
The Active Directory Botnet
The Active Directory Botnet
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/30/2017  | 
It's a nightmare of an implementation error with no easy fix. Ty Miller and Paul Kalinin explain how and why an attacker could build an entire botnet inside your organization.
Training Courses for Aspiring Cybercriminals Put Security Education To Shame
Training Courses for Aspiring Cybercriminals Put Security Education To Shame
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/29/2017  | 
Reasonably priced, module-based training courses and helpful forums will train a beginner in all the tools and techniques of the successful cybercriminal, Rick Holland of Digital Shadows explains.
IoTCandyJar: A HoneyPot for any IoT Device
IoTCandyJar: A HoneyPot for any IoT Device
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/29/2017  | 
Palo Alto Networks researchers explain how they designed an affordable, behavior-based honeypot to detect attacks on an IoT device -- any kind of IoT device.
New York's Historic FinSec Regulation Covers DDoS, Not Just Data
News  |  8/28/2017  | 
Starting today, New York banks and insurers must report to authorities within 72 hours on any security event that has a 'reasonable likelihood' of causing material harm to normal operations.
Turning Sound Into Keystrokes: Skype & Type
Turning Sound Into Keystrokes: Skype & Type
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/25/2017  | 
Don't let your fingers do the talking in a Skype session. The callers on the other end could know what you're writing, researcher Daniele Lain explains.
Insecure IoT Devices Pose Physical Threat to General Public
Insecure IoT Devices Pose Physical Threat to General Public
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/24/2017  | 
At the car wash, look out for attack robots. Billy Rios discusses how IoT devices could be hacked to physically attack people -- not just on factory floors, but in everyday public settings.
Dino Dai Zovi Dives Into Container Security, SecDevOps
Dino Dai Zovi Dives Into Container Security, SecDevOps
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/23/2017  | 
Dino Dai Zovi discusses the under-explored security aspects of Docker, data center orchestration, and containers.
ShieldFS Hits 'Rewind' on Ransomware
ShieldFS Hits 'Rewind' on Ransomware
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/18/2017  | 
Federico Maggi and Andrea Continella discuss a new tool to protect filesystems by disrupting and undoing ransomware's encryption activities.
How Bad Teachers Ruin Good Machine Learning
How Bad Teachers Ruin Good Machine Learning
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/18/2017  | 
Sophos data scientist Hillary Sanders explains how security suffers when good machine learning models are trained on bad testing data.
The Shadow Brokers: How They Changed 'Cyber Fear'
The Shadow Brokers: How They Changed 'Cyber Fear'
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/17/2017  | 
At Black Hat USA, Matt Suiche, founder of Comae Technologies, describes what we know about the Shadow Brokers and how they have changed the business of cyber fear.
Behind the Briefings: How Black Hat Sessions Get Chosen
Behind the Briefings: How Black Hat Sessions Get Chosen
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/17/2017  | 
Daniel Cuthbert and Stefano Zanero explain what the Black Hat review board is looking for in an abstract submission for the Briefings.
Look, But Don't Touch: One Key to Better ICS Security
News  |  6/26/2017  | 
Better visibility is essential to improving the cybersecurity of industrial control systems and critical infrastructure, but the OT-IT cultural divide must be united.
You Have One Year to Make GDPR Your Biggest Security Victory Ever
News  |  5/25/2017  | 
The EU's new razor-toothed data privacy law could either rip you apart or help you create the best security program you've ever had. Here's how.
US-CERT Warns That HTTPS Inspection Tools Weaken TLS
Quick Hits  |  3/16/2017  | 
Turns out that man-in-the-middling your own traffic isn't the safest way to look for man-in-the-middle attacks.
Women Still Only 11% Of Global InfoSec Workforce
News  |  3/15/2017  | 
Career development and mentorship programs make women in cybersecurity feel more valued, increase women's success.
After Election Interference, RSA Conference Speakers Ask What Comes Next
News  |  2/17/2017  | 
Election-tampering called 'a red line we should not allow anyone to cross.'
Microsoft President Says Tech Industry Should Be 'Neutral Digital Switzerland'
Quick Hits  |  2/14/2017  | 
RSA Conference: Brad Smith also says the world needs a "Digital Geneva Convention" to establish the international rules for nation-state cyber conflict.
Darkness & Hope On Display At RSA Conference Keynotes
News  |  2/14/2017  | 
Attendees start morning with John Lithgow telling them 'Look at how your light shines together.'
National Security, Regulation, Identity Top Themes At Cloud Security Summit
News  |  2/13/2017  | 
Gen. Keith Alexander gives Trump a thumbs-up and Cloud Security Alliance releases a new application.
White House Announces Retaliatory Measures For Russian Election-Related Hacking
News  |  12/29/2016  | 
35 Russian intelligence operatives ejected from the US, and two of the "Cyber Most Wanted" are frozen out by Treasury Department.
10 Things InfoSec Pros Can Celebrate About 2016
News  |  12/29/2016  | 
There were a few items that passed for good news this year.
Amit Yoran Leaves Dell RSA To Join Tenable As New CEO
News  |  12/15/2016  | 
Yoran says recent Dell acquisition of RSA parent company EMC did 'not really' impact his decision to leave.
Avalanche Botnet Comes Tumbling Down In Largest-Ever Sinkholing Operation
News  |  12/1/2016  | 
800,000 domains seized, sinkholed, or blocked, and five individuals arrested, in international effort to bring down botnet linked to 17 major malware families.
2016's 7 Worst DDoS Attacks So Far
Slideshows  |  11/28/2016  | 
Rise of booter and stresser services, mostly run on IoT botnets, is fueling DDoS excitement (but the pros aren't impressed).
Security Experts Call For Regulation On IoT Cybersecurity
News  |  11/16/2016  | 
During a House Committee hearing today, Bruce Schneier also asks for the establishment of a new government agency devoted to cybersecurity.
Dark Reading Radio: 'Bug Bounties & The Zero-Day Trade'
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
Join us, HackerOne's Alex Rice, and Veracode's Chris Wysopal for the next episode of Dark Reading Radio, today, Wednesday Nov. 16, at 1pmET.
75,000 Data Protection Officers Needed By 2018 To Handle EU Law
News  |  11/9/2016  | 
US alone will need 9,000 DPOs to meet GDPR mandates, says International Association of Privacy Professionals - but don't expect that many new job listings.
Acalvio Technologies Secures Investment from GV
Products and Releases  |  11/3/2016  | 
GV (formerly Google Ventures) Joins Accel Ventures, Ignition Partners, Eileses Capital and Splunk, Bringing Total Investment in the Company to $22M
Google Adwords Malvertising Campaign Targets Apple Macs
News  |  11/1/2016  | 
Cheeky attackers make their lure an ad for Google Chrome.
US Should Help Private Sector 'Active Defense,' But Outlaw Hacking Back, Says Task Force
News  |  10/31/2016  | 
Task Force at George Washington University suggests ways for government to clear up legal quagmires, improve tools, keep us all out of trouble.
New Free Tool Stops Petya Ransomware & Rootkits
News  |  10/20/2016  | 
Meanwhile, Locky puts ransomware on the Check Point Top Three Global Malware List for the first time ever.
California Victims Of Yahoo Breach Pursue Claims In State, Not Federal Court
News  |  10/17/2016  | 
Plaintiffs hope to benefit from California's history of stricter cybersecurity and data privacy law.
Happy 30th Birthday CFAA!
Slideshows  |  10/14/2016  | 
Six things we still dont know about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act after all this time.
Online Gaming Currency Funds Cybercrime In Real Life
News  |  10/11/2016  | 
You really needed Cristiano Ronaldo or that Doomhammer. Cybercriminals will help you get it for a price, and it's not even entirely illegal.
Incident Response A Challenge For 98% Of InfoSec Pros
News  |  10/6/2016  | 
Too many alerts and too little staff leave security pros swimming in threat intel and begging for automation.
Researcher Roots Out Security Flaws In Insulin Pumps
News  |  10/4/2016  | 
Jay Radcliffe, researcher and diabetic who found the flaws in Johnson & Johnson Animas OneTouch Ping insulin pump, 'would not hesitate' to allow his own children be treated by the device if they were diabetic and advised to do so by physicians.
Cybercriminals' Superior Business Savvy Keeps Them Ahead
Cybercriminals' Superior Business Savvy Keeps Them Ahead
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/30/2016  | 
Rick Holland of Digital Shadows explains how the attackers' superior business agility, faster change management, specialized job force, lower barriers to entry and bulletproof hosting keeps them ahead of the good guys.


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CVE-2021-21275
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-25
The MediaWiki "Report" extension has a Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability. Before fixed version, there was no protection against CSRF checks on Special:Report, so requests to report a revision could be forged. The problem has been fixed in commit f828dc6 by making use of Medi...
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PUBLISHED: 2021-01-25
ORAS is open source software which enables a way to push OCI Artifacts to OCI Conformant registries. ORAS is both a CLI for initial testing and a Go Module. In ORAS from version 0.4.0 and before version 0.9.0, there is a "zip-slip" vulnerability. The directory support feature allows the ...
CVE-2021-23901
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-25
An XML external entity (XXE) injection vulnerability was discovered in the Nutch DmozParser and is known to affect Nutch versions < 1.18. XML external entity injection (also known as XXE) is a web security vulnerability that allows an attacker to interfere with an application's processing of XML ...
CVE-2020-17532
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-25
When handler-router component is enabled in servicecomb-java-chassis, authenticated user may inject some data and cause arbitrary code execution. The problem happens in versions between 2.0.0 ~ 2.1.3 and fixed in Apache ServiceComb-Java-Chassis 2.1.5
CVE-2020-12512
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-22
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol IO-Link Master in Version 1.5.48 and below is prone to an authenticated reflected POST Cross-Site Scripting