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Automated Pen Testing: Can It Replace Humans?
Alex Haynes, Chief Information Security Officer, CDLCommentary
These tools have come a long way, but are they far enough along to make human pen testers obsolete?
By Alex Haynes Chief Information Security Officer, CDL, 12/2/2020
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Free Mobile App Measures Your Personal Cyber Risk
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
New app for Android and Apple iOS uses an algorithm co-developed with MIT to gauge security posture on an ongoing basis.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 12/2/2020
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Can't Afford a Full-time CISO? Try the Virtual Version
John Roman, President and COO of FoxPointe SolutionsCommentary
A vCISO can align a company's information security program to business strategy and budgeting guidance to senior management.
By John Roman President and COO of FoxPointe Solutions, 12/1/2020
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Driven by Ransomware, Cyber Claims Rise in Number & Value
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies are on track to file 27% more cyber claims in 2020, one insurer estimates, while another underwriter finds five out of every 100 companies file a claim each year.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/30/2020
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Why Vulnerable Code Is Shipped Knowingly
Chris Eng, Chief Research Officer, VeracodeCommentary
The business priority of speed of development and deployment is overshadowing the need for secure code.
By Chris Eng Chief Research Officer, Veracode, 11/30/2020
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Failing Toward Zero: Why Your Security Needs to Fail to Get Better
Akshay Bhargava, Chief Product Officer at MalwarebytesCommentary
Each security incident should lead to a successive reduction in future incidences of the same type. Organizations that fail toward zero embrace failure and learn from their mistakes.
By Akshay Bhargava Chief Product Officer at Malwarebytes, 11/27/2020
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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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Look Beyond the 'Big 5' in Cyberattacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Don't ignore cyber operations outside US and European interests, researcher says. We can learn a lot from methods used by attackers that aren't among the usual suspects.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/25/2020
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Baidu Apps Leaked Location Data, Machine Learning Reveals
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Several apps available on the Google Play Store, including two made by Chinese Internet giant Baidu, leaked information about the phone's hardware and location without the user's knowledge, research finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/24/2020
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Alexa, Disarm the Victim's Home Security System
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers who last year hacked popular voice assistants with laser pointers take their work to the next level.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/24/2020
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US Treasury's OFAC Ransomware Advisory: Navigating the Gray Areas
Jason Bevis & Kevin Adams-Romano, VP of Awake Labs / Incident Response Specialist at Awake SecurityCommentary
Leveraging the right response strategy, following the regulations, and understanding the ransom entity are the fundamentals in any ransomware outbreak.
By Jason Bevis & Kevin Adams-Romano VP of Awake Labs / Incident Response Specialist at Awake Security, 11/24/2020
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Printers' Cybersecurity Threats Too Often Ignored
Shivaun Albright, Chief Technologist of Print Security, HP Inc.Commentary
Remote workforce heightens the need to protect printing systems against intrusion and compromise.
By Shivaun Albright Chief Technologist of Print Security, HP Inc., 11/24/2020
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Evidence-Based Trust Gets Black Hat Europe Spotlight
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
An FPGA-based system could change the balance of power between hardware attackers and defenders within IT security.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/23/2020
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3 Steps CISOs Can Take to Convey Strategy for Budget Presentations
Vinay Sridhara, CTO at BalbixCommentary
Answering these questions will help CISOs define a plan and take the organization in a positive direction.
By Vinay Sridhara CTO at Balbix, 11/23/2020
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How Retailers Can Fight Fraud and Abuse This Holiday Season
Sunil Potti, General Manager and Vice President, Google Cloud SecurityCommentary
Online shopping will be more popular than ever with consumers... and with malicious actors too.
By Sunil Potti General Manager and Vice President, Google Cloud Security, 11/23/2020
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10 Undergraduate Security Degree Programs to Explore
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Colleges and universities are ramping up cybersecurity education with a wider range of degree programs and more resources for students to build their infosec careers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/23/2020
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The Yellow Brick Road to Risk Management
Andrew Lowe, Senior Information Security Consultant, TalaTekCommentary
Beginning the journey to risk management can be daunting, but protecting your business is worth every step.
By Andrew Lowe Senior Information Security Consultant, TalaTek, 11/19/2020
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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 , 11/19/2020
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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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2021 Cybersecurity Spending: How to Maximize Value
Gidi Cohen, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Skybox SecurityCommentary
This is a pivotal moment for CISOs. As their influence increases, so does the pressure for them to make the right decisions.
By Gidi Cohen Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Skybox Security, 11/19/2020
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CVE-2020-23727
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-03
There is a local denial of service vulnerability in the Antiy Zhijia Terminal Defense System 5.0.2.10121559 and an attacker can cause a computer crash (BSOD).
CVE-2020-28175
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-03
There is a local privilege escalation vulnerability in Alfredo Milani Comparetti SpeedFan 4.52. Attackers can use constructed programs to increase user privileges
CVE-2020-13524
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-03
An out-of-bounds memory corruption vulnerability exists in the way Pixar OpenUSD 20.05 uses SPECS data from binary USD files. A specially crafted malformed file can trigger an out-of-bounds memory access and modification which results in memory corruption. To trigger this vulnerability, the victim n...
CVE-2020-13525
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-03
The sort parameter in the download page /sysworkflow/en/neoclassic/reportTables/reportTables_Ajax is vulnerable to SQL injection in ProcessMaker 3.4.11. A specially crafted HTTP request can cause an SQL injection. An attacker can make an authenticated HTTP request to trigger this vulnerability.
CVE-2020-23726
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-03
There is a local denial of service vulnerability in Wise Care 365 5.5.4, attackers can cause computer crash (BSOD).