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NSA Offers Guidance on Mitigating Cloud Flaws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new document separates cloud vulnerabilities into four classes and offers mitigations to help businesses protect cloud resources.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/23/2020
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Severe Vulnerabilities Discovered in GE Medical Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
CISA has released an advisory for six high-severity CVEs for GE Carescape patient monitors, Apex Pro, and Clinical Information Center systems.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/23/2020
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Weathering the Privacy Storm from GDPR to CCPA & PDPA
Mark McClain, CEO & Co-founderCommentary
A general approach to privacy, no matter the regulation, is the only way companies can avoid a data protection disaster in 2020 and beyond.
By Mark McClain CEO & Co-founder, 1/23/2020
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For Mismanaged SOCs, The Price Is Not Right
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
New research finds security operations centers suffer high turnover and yield mediocre results for the investment they require.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/22/2020
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Startup Privafy Raises $22M with New Approach to Network Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The company today disclosed an approach to data security designed to protect against modern threats at a lower cost than complex network tools.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/22/2020
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New Ransomware Tactic Shows How Windows EFS Can Aid Attackers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers have discovered how ransomware can take advantage of the Windows Encrypting File System, prompting security vendors to release patches.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/21/2020
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Avoid That Billion-Dollar Fine: Blurring the Lines Between Security and Privacy
Jean-Michel Franco, Senior Director of Product Marketing at TalendCommentary
While doing good for the user is the theoretical ideal, the threat of fiscal repercussions should drive organizations to take privacy seriously. That means security and data privacy teams must work more closely.
By Jean-Michel Franco Senior Director of Product Marketing at Talend, 1/21/2020
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Nearly 75% of SD-WAN Owners Lack Confidence Post-Digital Transformation
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
More businesses think SD-WAN will reduce WAN costs, but only 37% think SD-WANs will help defend against malware and other threats.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/21/2020
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Data Awareness Is Key to Data Security
Moti Gindi, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat ProtectionCommentary
Traditional data-leak prevention is not enough for businesses facing today's dynamic threat landscape.
By Moti Gindi Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, 1/21/2020
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Are We Secure Yet? How to Build a 'Post-Breach' Culture
Rich Armour, Former General Motors CISO & an advisor to Nozomi NetworksCommentary
There are many ways to improve your organization's cybersecurity practices, but the most important principle is to start from the top.
By Rich Armour Former General Motors CISO & an advisor to Nozomi Networks, 1/20/2020
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Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report from Check Point recaps the cybercrime trends, statistics, and vulnerabilities that defined the security landscape in 2019.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/17/2020
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ADP Users Hit with Phishing Scam Ahead of Tax Season
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fraudulent emails tell recipients their W-2 forms are ready and prompt them to click malicious links.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/17/2020
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Massive Oracle Patch Reverses Company's Trend Toward Fewer Flaws
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Following a year that saw the fewest number of vulnerabilities reported since 2015, Oracle's latest quarterly patch fixes nearly 200 new vulnerabilities.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/17/2020
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With International Tensions Flaring, Cyber-Risk Is Heating Up for All Businesses
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Risks of nation-state attacks go beyond Iran, and the need for awareness and security don't stop at any national border.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/16/2020
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Phishing Today, Deepfakes Tomorrow: Training Employees to Spot This Emerging Threat
Ian Cruxton, CSO, CallsignCommentary
Cybercriminals are evolving their tactics, and the security community anticipates voice and video fraud to play a role in one of the next big data breaches -- so start protecting your business now.
By Ian Cruxton CSO, Callsign, 1/16/2020
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CISO Resigns From Pete Buttigieg Presidential Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The only Democratic campaign known to have a CISO loses Mick Baccio due to a "fundamental philosophical difference with campaign management."
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/16/2020
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NY Fed Reveals Implications of Cyberattack on US Financial System
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A "pre-mortem analysis" sheds light on the potential destruction of a cyberattack against major US banks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/16/2020
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Active Directory Needs an Update: Here's Why
Raz Rafaeli, CEO and Co-Founder at Secret Double OctopusCommentary
AD is still the single point of authentication for most companies that use Windows. But it has some shortcomings that should be addressed.
By Raz Rafaeli CEO and Co-Founder at Secret Double Octopus, 1/16/2020
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Google Lets iPhone Users Turn Device into Security Key
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The iPhone can now be used in lieu of a physical security key as a means of protecting Google accounts.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/15/2020
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Why Firewalls Aren't Going Anywhere
Ruvi Kitov, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, TufinCommentary
Written off multiple times as obsolete, firewalls continue to elude demise by adding features and ensuring that VPNs keep humming.
By Ruvi Kitov Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Tufin, 1/15/2020
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CVE-2014-9720
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
Tornado before 3.2.2 sends arbitrary responses that contain a fixed CSRF token and may be sent with HTTP compression, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct a BREACH attack and determine this token via a series of crafted requests.
CVE-2015-1525
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
audio/AudioPolicyManagerBase.cpp in Android before 5.1 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (audio_policy application outage) via a crafted application that provides a NULL device address.
CVE-2015-1530
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
media/libmedia/IAudioPolicyService.cpp in Android before 5.1 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code with media_server privileges or cause a denial of service (integer overflow) via a crafted application that provides an invalid array size.
CVE-2015-2688
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
buf_pullup in Tor before 0.2.4.26 and 0.2.5.x before 0.2.5.11 does not properly handle unexpected arrival times of buffers with invalid layouts, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and daemon exit) via crafted packets.
CVE-2015-2689
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
Tor before 0.2.4.26 and 0.2.5.x before 0.2.5.11 does not properly handle pending-connection resolve states during periods of high DNS load, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and daemon exit) via crafted packets.