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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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New Report Spotlights Changes in Phishing Techniques
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Common and evolving strategies include the use of zero-font attacks, homograph attacks, and new tactics for fake attachments.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/15/2020
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How SD-WAN Helps Achieve Data Security and Threat Protection
Charuhas Ghatge, Senior Product and Solutions Marketing Manager at Nokia's Nuage NetworksCommentary
Enterprises currently consider the technology a best practice because of its flexibility, scalability, performance, and agility.
By Charuhas Ghatge Senior Product and Solutions Marketing Manager at Nokia's Nuage Networks, 1/15/2020
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Microsoft Patches Windows Vuln Discovered by the NSA
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The National Security Agency is publicly acknowledged for its finding and reporting of CVE-2020-0601, marking the start of what it says is a new approach to security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/14/2020
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Global Predictions for Energy Cyber Resilience in 2020
Leo Simonovich, VP & Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens EnergyCommentary
How prepared is the energy sector for an escalating attack surface in the operating technology environment? Here are five trends to watch.
By Leo Simonovich VP & Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens Energy, 1/14/2020
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Consumer Reports Calls for IoT Manufacturers to Raise Security Standards
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A letter to 25 companies says Consumer Reports will change ratings to reflect stronger security and privacy standards.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2020
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Processor Vulnerabilities Put Virtual Workloads at Risk
Marc Laliberte, Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Meltdown, Spectre exploits will likely lead to customers making tradeoffs between performance and security of applications, especially virtual and cloud-based apps
By Marc Laliberte Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 1/14/2020
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Industrial Control System Features at Risk
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
How some ICS product functions can be weaponized by altering their configurations.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/14/2020
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How to Keep Security on Life Support After Software End-of-Life
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
It's the end of support this week for Windows 7 and Server 2008. But what if you truly can't migrate off software, even after security updates stop coming?
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 1/14/2020
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Microsoft to Officially End Support for Windows 7, Server 2008
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Windows 7 and Server 2008 will continue to work after Jan. 14, 2020, but will no longer receive security updates.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/13/2020
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Texas School District Loses $2.3M to Phishing Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Manor Independent School District is investigating a phishing email scam that led to three separate fraudulent transactions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/13/2020
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6 Unique InfoSec Metrics CISOs Should Track in 2020
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
You might not find these measurements on a standard cybersecurity department checklist. But they can help evaluate risks you haven't even considered yet.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 1/10/2020
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5 Tips on How to Build a Strong Security Metrics Framework
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
The carpentry maxim "measure twice, cut once" underscores the importance of timely, accurate, and regular metrics to inform security leaders' risk decisions.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 1/10/2020
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Study Points to Lax Focus on Cybersecurity
Dark Reading Staff, News
Despite ranking at the top of respondents' concerns, organizations still show gaps in acting on cybersecurity, Society for Information Management (SIM) report finds.
By Special to Dark Reading: Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, InformationWeek , 1/10/2020
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Major Brazilian Bank Tests Homomorphic Encryption on Financial Data
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/10/2020
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Raveed Laeb, Product Manager at KELA,  1/13/2020
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CVE-2019-3682
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
The docker-kubic package in SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 before 17.09.1_ce-7.6.1 provided access to an insecure API locally on the Kubernetes master node.
CVE-2019-17361
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
In SaltStack Salt through 2019.2.0, the salt-api NEST API with the ssh client enabled is vulnerable to command injection. This allows an unauthenticated attacker with network access to the API endpoint to execute arbitrary code on the salt-api host.
CVE-2019-19142
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
Intelbras WRN240 devices do not require authentication to replace the firmware via a POST request to the incoming/Firmware.cfg URI.
CVE-2019-19801
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
In Gallagher Command Centre Server versions of v8.10 prior to v8.10.1134(MR4), v8.00 prior to v8.00.1161(MR5), v7.90 prior to v7.90.991(MR5), v7.80 prior to v7.80.960(MR2) and v7.70 or earlier, an unprivileged but authenticated user is able to perform a backup of the Command Centre databases.
CVE-2019-19802
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
In Gallagher Command Centre Server v8.10 prior to v8.10.1134(MR4), v8.00 prior to v8.00.1161(MR5), v7.90 prior to v7.90.991(MR5), v7.80 prior to v7.80.960(MR2) and v7.70 or earlier, an authenticated user connecting to OPCUA can view all data that would be replicated in a multi-server setup without p...