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Using 'Data for Good' to Control the Pandemic
Neil Sweeney, Founder & CEO, KilliCommentary
The tech community should unite to develop and distribute a universal COVID-19 contact-tracing application. Here's why and how.
By Neil Sweeney Founder & CEO, Killi, 8/12/2020
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Threats vs. Thrift: Running Effective AppSec During a Global Crisis
Patrick Carey, Vice President Product Management, ExopriseCommentary
By looking at security testing capacity, staff expertise, and risks throughout the software supply chain, application security teams can improve their overall effectiveness.
By Patrick Carey Vice President Product Management, Exoprise, 8/12/2020
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Zoom Vulnerabilities Demonstrated in DEF CON Talk
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A security researcher demonstrated multiple vulnerabilities, two of which could let an attacker read and steal user data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/11/2020
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Is Edtech the Greatest APT?
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Educational technology is critical but can come at huge costs to student and teacher privacy and security. Are those costs too high?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/11/2020
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17 Essential Stats About the State of Consumer Privacy
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
These illuminating numbers offer a glimpse into current consumer attitudes and enterprise readiness for protecting their customers' personal data.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 8/11/2020
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Hacking It as a CISO: Advice for Security Leadership
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security leader shares tips for adopting a CISO mindset, creating risk management strategies, and "selling infosec" to IT and executives.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/10/2020
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Q2 DDoS Attacks Triple Year Over Year: Report
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Distributed denial-of-service attacks have stayed consistently high throughout 2020, a shift from normal attack trends that researchers attribute to COVID-19.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/10/2020
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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 , 8/10/2020
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400+ Qualcomm Chip Vulnerabilities Threaten Millions of Android Phones
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security researchers found hundreds of pieces of vulnerable code in the Qualcomm Snapdragon chips powering Android phones.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/7/2020
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A Mix of Optimism and Pessimism for Security of the 2020 Election
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
DHS CISA's Christopher Krebs and Georgetown University's Matt Blaze at Black Hat USA give the lowdown on where things stand and what still needs to happen to protect the integrity of November's election.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/6/2020
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Dark Reading Video News Desk Returns to Black Hat
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
UPDATED: Coming to you prerecorded from in front of carefully arranged bookcases around the world ...!
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/6/2020
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Where Dark Reading Goes Next
Dark Reading Staff, News
Dark Reading Editor-in-Chief gives a complete rundown of all the Dark Reading projects you might not even know about, his insight into the future of the security industry, and how we plan to cover it.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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Information Operations Spotlighted at Black Hat as Election Worries Rise
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
From Russia's "best-in-class" efforts at widening social divides in Western democracies to China's blunt attacks on dissidents, information operations are becoming a greater threat, says a Stanford researcher.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/6/2020
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Platform Security: Intel Pushes to Reduce Supply Chain Attacks
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
SPONSORED CONTENT: Attacks on supply chains involve lots of players and companies, not to mention an exponential amount of data for the stealing, notes Intel's Tom Garrison. Notoriously difficult to detect and mitigate, Garrison discusses new approaches to securing an individual company's computing platforms, including Compute Lifecycle Assurance.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 8/6/2020
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2019 Breach Leads to $80 Million Fine for Capital One
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The fine is part of a series of steps required by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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Four Rules and Three Tools to Protect Against Fake SaaS Apps
Dmitry Dontov, Chief Technology Officer, Spin TechnologyCommentary
Here's how to blunt the twinned forces of shadow IT and counterfeit apps and keep your data safe.
By Dmitry Dontov Chief Technology Officer, Spin Technology, 8/6/2020
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3 Tips For Better Security Across the Software Supply Chain
Matthew Lewinski, Distinguished Engineer at Quest SoftwareCommentary
It may sound look intimidating, but with a few tweaks to tools and processes already in use, it's not hard to get a head start on improving security posture of the software supply chain.
By Matthew Lewinski Distinguished Engineer at Quest Software, 8/6/2020
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What a Security Engineer & Software Engineer Learned by Swapping Roles
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security engineer and infrastructure engineer with Salesforce share lessons learned from their professional role reversal, and advice for people on both teams.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/5/2020
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Tales from the Trenches Show Security Issues Endemic to Healthcare
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The CISO for Indiana University Health says simple policies, good communication, and strong authentication go much further than vendor tools in solving security problems.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/5/2020
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What to Tell Young People of Color About InfoSec Careers
Dark Reading Staff, News
CEO and founder of Revolution Cyber Juliet Okafor and Baker Hughes Director of Global OT Security Programs Paul Brager talk about the unique lessons and hard truths they provide when mentoring young black cybersecurity professionals.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/5/2020
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CVE-2020-8720
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
Buffer overflow in a subsystem for some Intel(R) Server Boards, Server Systems and Compute Modules before version 1.59 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable denial of service via local access.
CVE-2020-12300
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
Uninitialized pointer in BIOS firmware for Intel(R) Server Board Families S2600CW, S2600KP, S2600TP, and S2600WT may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.
CVE-2020-12301
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
Improper initialization in BIOS firmware for Intel(R) Server Board Families S2600ST, S2600BP and S2600WF may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.
CVE-2020-7307
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
Unprotected Storage of Credentials vulnerability in McAfee Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Mac prior to 11.5.2 allows local users to gain access to the RiskDB username and password via unprotected log files containing plain text credentials.
CVE-2020-8679
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
Out-of-bounds write in Kernel Mode Driver for some Intel(R) Graphics Drivers before version 26.20.100.7755 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable denial of service via local access.