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Data Loss, Leakage Top Cloud Security Concerns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Compliance, accidental exposure of credentials, and data control are also primary concerns for senior IT and security managers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/17/2019
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For Real Security, Don't Let Failure Be Your Measure of Success
Zane Lackey, Co-Founder and CSO of Signal SciencesCommentary
For too long, we've focused almost exclusively on keeping out the bad guys rather than what to do when they get in (and they will).
By Zane Lackey Co-Founder and CSO of Signal Sciences, 7/17/2019
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Security Snapshot: OS, Authentication, Browser & Cloud Trends
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
New research shows cloud apps are climbing, SMS authentication is falling, Chrome is the enterprise browser favorite, and Android leads outdated devices.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/16/2019
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How Attackers Infiltrate the Supply Chain & What to Do About It
Shay Nahari, Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArkCommentary
With some security best practices, enterprises can significantly reduce the chances that a potential supply chain attack will affect business operations.
By Shay Nahari Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArk, 7/16/2019
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US Mayors Commit to Just Saying No to Ransomware
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The group of more than 1,400 top elected municipal officials takes the admirable, recommended stance against paying ransoms. However, can towns and cities secure their information technology infrastructure to withstand attacks?
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/16/2019
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Symantec Builds Out Cloud Portfolio to Enforce 'Zero Trust'
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New additions to its Integrated Cyber Defense Platform aim to give businesses greater control over access to cloud resources and applications.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/16/2019
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Is 2019 the Year of the CISO?
Terry Ray, Chief Technology Officer, ImpervaCommentary
The case for bringing the CISO to the C-suite's risk and business-strategy table.
By Terry Ray Chief Technology Officer, Imperva, 7/16/2019
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Meet DoppelPaymer, BitPaymer's Ransomware Lookalike
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
New ransomware variant DoppelPaymer was leveraged in campaigns against the City of Edcouch, Texas, and the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/15/2019
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FTC Reportedly Ready to Sock Facebook with Record $5 Billion Fine
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The fine, for the social media giant's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, would be the largest ever against a tech company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/15/2019
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18% of Enterprises Holding Back on Windows 10 Upgrade
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Microsoft will officially end support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. Many large businesses aren't ready.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/15/2019
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Is Machine Learning the Future of Cloud-Native Security?
Pawan Shankar, Senior Security Product Marketing Manager at SysdigCommentary
The nature of containers and microservices makes them harder to protect. Machine learning might be the answer going forward.
By Pawan Shankar Senior Security Product Marketing Manager at Sysdig, 7/15/2019
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Where Businesses Waste Endpoint Security Budgets
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Too many systems, failure to test tools, and fear of replacement drive endpoint complexity and render products less effective.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/15/2019
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German Schools Ban Office 365, Cite Privacy Concerns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The ruling follows years of debate over whether German schools and institutions should use Microsoft tools and services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/12/2019
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Competing Priorities Mean Security Risks for Small Businesses
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Small business IT professionals are trying to balance multiple priorities and finding that the balance often leaves the company with serious security risks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/12/2019
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A Lawyers Guide to Cyber Insurance: 4 Basic Tips
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
The time to read the fine print in your cybersecurity insurance policy is before you sign on the dotted line.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 7/12/2019
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Data Center Changes Push Cyber Risk to Network's Edge
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Changes in fundamental enterprise architectures coupled with shifts in human resources mean that companies are considering new risks to their infrastructure.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/11/2019
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How to Catch a Phish: Where Employee Awareness Falls Short
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Advanced phishing techniques and poor user behaviors that exacerbate the threat of successful attacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/11/2019
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Software Engineer Charged for Taking Stolen Trade Secrets to China
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Xudong Yao reportedly stole proprietary information from his employer and brought it to China, where he is believed to currently reside.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/11/2019
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Most Organizations Lack Cyber Resilience
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Despite increasing threats, many organizations continue to run with only token cybersecurity and resilience.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 7/11/2019
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Summer: A Time for Vacations & Cyberattacks?
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
About a third of cybersecurity professionals believe that their companies see more cyberattacks during the summer, but the survey data does not convince on the reasons for the perception of a summer bump.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/11/2019
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CVE-2019-13272
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-17
In the Linux kernel before 5.1.17, ptrace_link in kernel/ptrace.c mishandles the recording of the credentials of a process that wants to create a ptrace relationship, which allows local users to obtain root access by leveraging certain scenarios with a parent-child process relationship, where a pare...
CVE-2019-13446
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-17
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was withdrawn by its CNA. Further investigation showed that it was not a security issue. Notes: none.
CVE-2019-9848
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-17
LibreOffice has a feature where documents can specify that pre-installed scripts can be executed on various document events such as mouse-over, etc. LibreOffice is typically also bundled with LibreLogo, a programmable turtle vector graphics script, which can be manipulated into executing arbitrary p...
CVE-2019-9849
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-17
LibreOffice has a 'stealth mode' in which only documents from locations deemed 'trusted' are allowed to retrieve remote resources. This mode is not the default mode, but can be enabled by users who want to disable LibreOffice's ability to include remote resources within a document. A flaw existed wh...
CVE-2019-13623
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-17
In NSA Ghidra through 9.0.4, path traversal can occur in RestoreTask.java (from the package ghidra.app.plugin.core.archive) via an archive with an executable file that has an initial ../ in its filename. This allows attackers to overwrite arbitrary files in scenarios where an intermediate analysis r...