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3 SMB Cybersecurity Myths Debunked
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
Small and midsize businesses are better at cyber resilience than you might think.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 5/28/2020
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Vulnerability Disclosures Drop in Q1 for First Time in a Decade
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Even with more security issues published on Patch Tuesdays, the total number of software flaws dropped for the first three months of 2020, according to one tally.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/28/2020
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How Elite Protectors Operationalize Security Protection
Maurice Uenuma & A.T. Smith, Vice President, Federal & Enterprise, Tripwire / Independent Cybersecurity ConsultantCommentary
There is no silver bullet for cybersecurity. It takes the right people, with the right mindset, applying the right elements of good security from the data center to the SOC.
By By Maurice Uenuma, VP, Federal & Enterprise, Tripwire, former Special Ops Marine, and A.T. Smith, Former Deputy Director of the U.S. Secret Service , 5/28/2020
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COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff, News
Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive news and commentary surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/28/2020
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Security 101: SQL Injection
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
A carefully crafted attack can convince a database to reveal all its secrets. Understanding the basics of what the attack looks like and how to protect against it can go a long way toward limiting the threat.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/27/2020
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Standing Privilege: The Attacker's Advantage
Tim Keeler, Founder and CEO, RemediantCommentary
The credential is a commodity and will continue to be breached. As a result, focus and spending must shift toward the access that the credentials provide.
By Tim Keeler Founder and CEO, Remediant, 5/27/2020
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GDPR Enforcement Loosens Amid Pandemic
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing WriterNews
The European Union has given some organizations more breathing room to remedy violations, yet no one should think regulators are planning to abandon the privacy legislation in the face of COVID-19.
By Seth Rosenblatt Contributing Writer, 5/27/2020
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Microsoft Shares PonyFinal Threat Data, Warns of Delivery Tactics
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
PonyFinal is deployed in human-operated ransomware attacks, in which adversaries tailor their techniques based on knowledge of a target system.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/27/2020
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6 Steps Consumers Should Take Following a Hack
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Without the luxury of an IT security team to help them after a breach or credit card compromise, consumers will want to keep these tips in mind.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 5/27/2020
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How to Pay a Ransom: A Step-By-Step Guide for Something You'd Never Do
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Writer
Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, ransomware attacks were on the rise and becoming more expensive. Now your, um, friend's organization has fallen victim and is going to pay. Here's how they should handle it.
By Nicole Ferraro Contributing Writer, 5/26/2020
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Benefits of a Cloud-Based, Automated Cyber Range
Rocky Yuan, Cybersecurity Engineer at BAE systemsCommentary
A cyber range is an irreplaceable tool that allows cybersecurity professionals to improve their response capabilities as well as their ability to identify risks.
By Rocky Yuan Cybersecurity Engineer at BAE systems, 5/26/2020
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Q&A: Eugene Kaspersky on Tourism, the Pandemic, and Cybersecurity
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The CEO and co-founder of eponymously named security vendor has launched a new travel accelerator program amid the COVID-19 crisis.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/26/2020
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Security & Trust Ratings Proliferate: Is That a Good Thing?
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Phishing ratings, security ratings, human-ness ratings -- we are looking at a future filled with grades of security and trustworthiness. But there is a downside.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/22/2020
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10 iOS Security Tips to Lock Down Your iPhone
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Mobile security experts share their go-to advice for protecting iPhones from hackers, thieves, and fraudsters.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/22/2020
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How an Industry Consortium Can Reinvent Security Solution Testing
Henry Harrison, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, GarrisonCommentary
By committing to independent testing to determine value, vendors will ensure that their products do what they say they do.
By Henry Harrison Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Garrison, 5/21/2020
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The Need for Compliance in a Post-COVID-19 World
Baan Alsinawi, Founder and Managing Director at TalaTekCommentary
With the current upheaval, business leaders may lose focus and push off implementing security measures, managing risk, and keeping up with compliance requirements. That's a big mistake.
By Baan Alsinawi Founder and Managing Director at TalaTek, 5/21/2020
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Centralized Contact Tracing Raises Concerns Among Privacy-Conscious Citizens
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The long debate over whether encryption and anonymity shield too much criminal behavior also has staged a resurgence.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/21/2020
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60% of Insider Threats Involve Employees Planning to Leave
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers shows most "flight-risk" employees planning to leave an organization tend to start stealing data two to eight weeks before they go.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/20/2020
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Microsoft Warns of Vulnerability Affecting Windows DNS Server
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new security advisory addresses a vulnerability that could be exploited to cause a denial-of-service attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/20/2020
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Coronavirus-Themed Phishing Fears Largely Overblown, Researchers Say
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As COVID-19-themed spam rises, phishingnot so much. An analysis of newly registered domains finds that only 2.4% are actually phishing sites aiming to steal credentials.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/20/2020
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PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
CMS Made Simple through 2.2.14 allows XSS via a crafted File Picker profile name.
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
node-dns-sync (npm module dns-sync) through 0.2.0 allows execution of arbitrary commands . This issue may lead to remote code execution if a client of the library calls the vulnerable method with untrusted input. This has been fixed in 0.2.1.
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
Certain NETGEAR devices are affected by Missing SSL Certificate Validation. This affects R7000 through, and possibly R6120, R7800, R6220, R8000, R6350, R9000, R6400, RAX120, R6400v2, RBR20, R6800, XR300, R6850, XR500, and R7000P.
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2.6 could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information when a detailed technical error message is returned in the browser. This information could be used in further attacks against the system. IBM X-Force ID: 175484.
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
A denial of service vulnerability was reported in the firmware prior to version 1.01 used in Lenovo Printer LJ4010DN that could be triggered by a remote user sending a crafted packet to the device, causing an error to be displayed and preventing printer from functioning until the printer is rebooted...