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Cybersecurity: An Organizationwide Responsibility
Guy Bunker, CTO of ClearswiftCommentary
C-suite execs must set an example of good practices while also supporting the IT department with enough budget to protect the organization from next-generation cyberattacks.
By Guy Bunker CTO of Clearswift, 11/13/2019
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The Ripple Effect of Data Breaches: How Damage Spreads
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The financial loss from so-called 'ripple events' is thirteen times greater than the cost of single-party security incidents.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/13/2019
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Unreasonable Security Best Practices vs. Good Risk Management
Jack Freund, Director, Risk Science at RiskLensCommentary
Perfection is impossible, and pretending otherwise just makes things worse. Instead, make risk-based decisions.
By Jack Freund Director, Risk Science at RiskLens, 11/13/2019
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Companies Increasingly Fail Interim Security Test, But Gap Narrows
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Stability of PCI DSS helps companies cope and create more mature security programs, but some parts of the Payment Card Industry's Data Secure Standard continue to cause headaches.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/12/2019
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Microsoft Patches IE Zero-Day Among 74 Vulnerabilities
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The November Patch Tuesday update fixed 13 critical flaws, including a zero-day bug in Internet Explorer.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/12/2019
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DDoS Attack Targets UK Labour Party Weeks Ahead of Election
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Cybercriminals tried to take the Labour Party's digital platforms offline weeks before the election on December 12.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/12/2019
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Why Cyber-Risk Is a C-Suite Issue
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Organizations realize the scale of cyber-risk but lack counter-actions to build resilience.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 11/12/2019
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Researchers Find New Approach to Attacking Cloud Infrastructure
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cloud APIs' accessibility over the Internet opens a new window for adversaries to gain highly privileged access to cloud assets.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/11/2019
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Joker's Stash Puts $130M Price Tag on Credit Card Database
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new analysis advises security teams on what they should know about the underground payment card seller.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/11/2019
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Hospital Cyberattacks Linked to Increase in Heart Attack Mortality
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Breach remediation processes adversely impact timeliness in patient care and outcomes, a new study finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/8/2019
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9 Principles to Simplify Security
Menny Barzilay, CEO at Cytactic & Founder of the THINK:CYBER NewsletterCommentary
This isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. Simplify as much as you can, as the saying goes, but no more than that.
By Menny Barzilay CEO at Cytactic & Founder of the THINK:CYBER Newsletter, 11/8/2019
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TA542 Brings Back Emotet with Late September Spike
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Overall volumes of banking Trojans and RATs increased during the third quarter, when Emotet was suspiciously absent until mid-September.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/7/2019
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To Prove Cybersecurity's Worth, Create a Cyber Balance Sheet
Andrew Morrison, Principal, Cyber Risk Services, at DeloitteCommentary
How tying and measuring security investments to business impacts can elevate executives' understanding and commitment to cyber-risk reduction.
By Andrew Morrison Principal, Cyber Risk Services, at Deloitte, 11/7/2019
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The Cold Truth about Cyber Insurance
Chris Kennedy, CISO & VP Customer Success, AttackIQCommentary
There is no premium that will recover the millions of dollars your company spends on R&D if your intellectual property is hacked and stolen.
By Chris Kennedy CISO & VP Customer Success, AttackIQ, 11/7/2019
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Accounting Scams Continue to Bilk Businesses
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Yes, ransomware is plaguing businesses and government organizations, but impersonators inserting themselves into financial workflows most often via e-mail continue to enable big paydays.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/6/2019
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Social Media: Corporate Cyber Espionage's Channel of Choice
Otavio Freire, CTO & President, SafeGuard CyberCommentary
Proactive defense and automation can help your company deal with scale and prioritize risks in order to more efficiently fight cyber espionage.
By Otavio Freire CTO & President, SafeGuard Cyber, 11/6/2019
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California DMV Leak Spills Data from Thousands of Drivers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Federal agencies reportedly had improper access to Social Security data belonging to 3,200 license holders.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/6/2019
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The Uphill Battle of Triaging Alerts
Anton Chuvakin, Head of Security Solution Strategy, ChronicleCommentary
Prioritizing alerts is foundational to security, but almost every organization struggles to manage this process efficiently. Here's what you can do about it.
By Anton Chuvakin Head of Security Solution Strategy, Chronicle, 11/6/2019
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Google Launches OpenTitan Project to Open Source Chip Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
OpenTitan is an open source collaboration among Google and technology companies to strengthen root-of-trust chip design.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/5/2019
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Enterprise Web Security: Risky Business
Rui Ribeiro, CEO & Co-Founder at JscramblerCommentary
Web development is at much more risk than commonly perceived. As attackers eye the enterprise, third-party code provides an easy way in.
By Rui Ribeiro CEO & Co-Founder at Jscrambler, 11/5/2019
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CVE-2019-16863
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-14
STMicroelectronics ST33TPHF2ESPI TPM devices before 2019-09-12 allow attackers to extract the ECDSA private key via a side-channel timing attack because ECDSA scalar multiplication is mishandled, aka TPM-FAIL.
CVE-2019-18949
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-14
SnowHaze before 2.6.6 is sometimes too late to honor a per-site JavaScript blocking setting, which leads to unintended JavaScript execution via a chain of webpage redirections targeted to the user's browser configuration.
CVE-2011-1930
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-14
In klibc 1.5.20 and 1.5.21, the DHCP options written by ipconfig to /tmp/net-$DEVICE.conf are not properly escaped. This may allow a remote attacker to send a specially crafted DHCP reply which could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of any process which sources DHCP options.
CVE-2011-1145
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-14
The SQLDriverConnect() function in unixODBC before 2.2.14p2 have a possible buffer overflow condition when specifying a large value for SAVEFILE parameter in the connection string.
CVE-2011-1488
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-14
A memory leak in rsyslog before 5.7.6 was found in the way deamon processed log messages are logged when $RepeatedMsgReduction was enabled. A local attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of the rsyslogd daemon service by crashing the service via a sequence of repeated log messages sent withi...