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Zero-Factor Authentication: Owning Our Data
Nick Selby, Chief Security Officer at Paxos Trust CompanyCommentary
Are you asking the right questions to determine how well your vendors will protect your data? Probably not.
By Nick Selby Chief Security Officer at Paxos Trust Company, 2/19/2020
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44% of Security Threats Start in the Cloud
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Amazon Web Services is a top source of cyberattacks, responsible for 94% of all Web attacks originating in the public cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/19/2020
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DHS's CISA Warns of New Critical Infrastructure Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An attack on a natural gas compression facility sent the operations offline for two days.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/19/2020
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Don't Let Iowa Bring Our Elections Back to the Stone Age
Andre McGregor, Chief Security Officer at ShiftState & Veteran FBI AgentCommentary
The voting experience should be the same whether the vote is in person, by mail, or over the Internet. Let's not allow one bad incident stop us from finding new ways to achieve this.
By Andre McGregor Chief Security Officer at ShiftState & Veteran FBI Agent, 2/19/2020
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Dell Sells RSA to Private Equity Firm for $2.1B
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Deal with private equity entity Symphony Technology Group revealed one week before the security industry's RSA Conference in San Francisco.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/18/2020
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Cyber Fitness Takes More Than a Gym Membership & a Crash Diet
Ryan Weeks, Chief Information Security Officer at DattoCommentary
Make cybersecurity your top priority, moving away from addressing individual problems with Band-Aids and toward attaining a long-term cyber-fitness plan.
By Ryan Weeks Chief Information Security Officer at Datto, 2/18/2020
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1.7M Nedbank Customers Affected via Third-Party Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A vulnerability in the network of marketing contractor Computer Facilities led to a breach at the South African bank.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/18/2020
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8 Things Users Do That Make Security Pros Miserable
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
When a user interacts with an enterprise system, the result can be productivity or disaster. Here are eight opportunities for the disaster side to win out over the productive.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/18/2020
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The 5 Love Languages of Cybersecurity
Fredrick Commentary
When it comes to building buy-in from the business, all cybersecurity needs is love -- especially when it comes to communication.
By Fredrick "Flee" Lee Chief Security Officer, Gusto, 2/14/2020
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7 Tax Season Security Tips
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Security pros need be on high alert from now until Tax Day on April 15. Here are seven ways to help keep your company safe.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 2/13/2020
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Small Business Security: 5 Tips on How and Where to Start
Mike Puglia, Chief Strategy Officer at KaseyaCommentary
There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for security, but a robust plan and the implementation of new technologies will help you and your IT team sleep better.
By Mike Puglia Chief Strategy Officer at Kaseya, 2/13/2020
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Forget Hacks... Ransomware, Phishing Are Election Year's Real Threats
Tod Beardsley, Director of Research, Rapid7Commentary
As we gear up for the voting season, let's put aside any links between foreign interference and voting machine security and focus on the actual risks threatening election security.
By Tod Beardsley Director of Research, Rapid7, 2/13/2020
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FBI: Business Email Compromise Cost Businesses $1.7B in 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
BEC attacks comprised nearly half of cybercrime losses last year, which totaled $3.5 billion overall as Internet-enabled crimes ramped up.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/12/2020
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Stop Defending Everything
Kevin Kurzawa, Senior Information Security AuditorCommentary
Instead, try prioritizing with the aid of a thorough asset inventory.
By Kevin Kurzawa Senior Information Security Auditor, 2/12/2020
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5 Common Errors That Allow Attackers to Go Undetected
Matt Middleton-Leal, General Manager and Chief Security Strategist, NetwrixCommentary
Make these mistakes and invaders might linger in your systems for years.
By Matt Middleton-Leal General Manager and Chief Security Strategist, Netwrix, 2/12/2020
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Microsoft Patches Exploited Internet Explorer Flaw
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
This month's Patch Tuesday brings fixes for 99 CVEs, including one IE flaw seen exploited in the wild.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/11/2020
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Cybercriminals Swap Phishing for Credential Abuse, Vuln Exploits
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Infection vectors were evenly divided among phishing, vulnerability exploitation, and unauthorized credential use in 2019.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/11/2020
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Keeping a Strong Security Metrics Framework Strong
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
Don't just report metrics -- analyze, understand, monitor, and adjust them. These 10 tips will show you how.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 2/11/2020
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How North Korea's Senior Leaders Harness the Internet
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers learn how North Korea is expanding its Internet use in order to generate revenue and bypass international sanctions.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/10/2020
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Some Democrats Lead Trump in Campaign Domain-Security Efforts
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Sanders and Trump campaigns lack proper DMARC security enforcement, study finds.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/10/2020
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CVE-2012-0055
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-19
OverlayFS in the Linux kernel before 3.0.0-16.28, as used in Ubuntu 10.0.4 LTS and 11.10, is missing inode security checks which could allow attackers to bypass security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions.
CVE-2019-12437
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-19
In SilverStripe through 4.3.3, the previous fix for SS-2018-007 does not completely mitigate the risk of CSRF in GraphQL mutations,
CVE-2020-8441
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-19
JYaml through 1.3 allows remote code execution during deserialization of a malicious payload through the load() function. NOTE: this is a discontinued product.
CVE-2020-8824
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-19
Hitron CODA-4582U 7.1.1.30 devices allow XSS via a Managed Device name on the Wireless > Access Control > Add Managed Device screen.
CVE-2020-8959
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-19
Western Digital WesternDigitalSSDDashboardSetup.exe before 3.0.2.0 allows DLL Hijacking.