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Insurer Offers GDPR-Specific Coverage for SMBs
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Companies covered under the EU mandate can get policies for up to $10 million for fines, penalties, and other costs.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/20/2019
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Microsoft Expands AccountGuard to Help Europe Prep for Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A recent wave of cybercrime has targeted organizations with employees in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Serbia.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/20/2019
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The Anatomy of a Lazy Phish
Jordan Shakhsheer, Information Security Engineer, Bluestone AnalyticsCommentary
A security engineer breaks down how easy it is for unskilled attackers to trick an unsuspecting user to submit credentials to a phishing site.
By Jordan Shakhsheer Information Security Engineer, Bluestone Analytics, 2/20/2019
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'Formjacking' Compromises 4,800 Sites Per Month. Could Yours Be One?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybercriminals see formjacking as a simple opportunity to take advantage of online retailers and all they need is a small piece of JavaScript.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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6 Tax Season Tips for Security Pros
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Here are some practical ways to keep your company safe as Uncle Sam comes calling.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/19/2019
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Privacy Ops: The New Nexus for CISOs & DPOs
Amit Ashbel, Security Evangelist, CognigoCommentary
No longer can privacy be an isolated function managed by legal or compliance departments with little or no connection to the organization's underlying security technology.
By Amit Ashbel Security Evangelist, Cognigo, 2/18/2019
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Staffing Shortage Makes Vulnerabilities Worse
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Businesses don't have sufficient staff to find vulnerabilities or protect against their exploit, according to a new report by Ponemon Institute.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/15/2019
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Post-Quantum Crypto Standards Arent All About the Math
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The industry needs to keep in mind the realities of hardware limits and transitional growing pains, according to Microsoft, Utimaco researchers.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/15/2019
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Valentine's Emails Laced with Gandcrab Ransomware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
In the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day 2019, researchers notice a new form of Gandcrab appearing in romance-themed emails.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/14/2019
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How to Create a Dream Team for the New Age of Cybersecurity
Gaurav Banga, Founder and CEO, BalbixCommentary
When each member of your security team is focused on one narrow slice of the pie, it's easy for adversaries to enter through the cracks. Here are five ways to stop them.
By Gaurav Banga Founder and CEO, Balbix, 2/14/2019
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Security Spills: 9 Problems Causing the Most Stress
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Security practitioners reveal what's causing them the most frustration in their roles.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/14/2019
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Scammers Fall in Love with Valentine's Day
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Online dating profiles and social media accounts add to the rich data sources that allow criminals to tailor attacks.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/13/2019
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Lessons Learned from a Hard-Hitting Security Review
Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO of DruvaCommentary
Information security is a corporate posture and must be managed at all levels: systems, software, personnel, and all the key processes.
By Jaspreet Singh founder and CEO of Druva, 2/13/2019
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Up to 100,000 Reported Affected in Landmark White Data Breach
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Australian property valuation firm Landmark White exposed files containing personal data and property valuation details.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/12/2019
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Identifying, Understanding & Combating Insider Threats
Ilan Paretsky, Chief Marketing Officer of EricomCommentary
Your organization is almost certainly on the lookout for threats from outside the company. But are you ready to address threats from within?
By Ilan Paretsky Chief Marketing Officer of Ericom, 2/12/2019
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Malware Campaign Hides Ransomware in Super Mario Wrapper
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A newly discovered malware campaign uses steganography to hide GandCrab in a seemingly innocent Mario image.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/8/2019
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4 Payment Security Trends for 2019
Ellen Richey, Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer, VisaCommentary
Visa's chief risk officer anticipates some positive changes ahead.
By Ellen Richey Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer, Visa, 2/7/2019
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When 911 Goes Down: Why Voice Network Security Must Be a Priority
Mykola Konrad, Vice President of Product Management, Ribbon CommunicationsCommentary
When there's a DDoS attack against your voice network, are you ready to fight against it?
By Mykola Konrad Vice President of Product Management, Ribbon Communications, 2/7/2019
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Consumers Care About Security - Sometimes
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New RSA Security survey shows a generation gap in concerns over cybersecurity and privacy.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/6/2019
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4 Practical Questions to Ask Before Investing in AI
Ilia Kolochenko, CEO and Founder, High-Tech BridgeCommentary
A pragmatic, risk-based approach can help CISOs plan for an efficient, effective, and economically sound implementation of AI for cybersecurity.
By Ilia Kolochenko CEO and Founder, High-Tech Bridge, 2/6/2019
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PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
A memory leak in the kernel_read_file function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel through 4.20.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering vfs_read failures.
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
Koseven through 3.3.9, and Kohana through 3.3.6, has SQL Injection when the order_by() parameter can be controlled.
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
Seafile through 6.2.11 always uses the same Initialization Vector (IV) with Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) Mode to encrypt private data, making it easier to conduct chosen-plaintext attacks or dictionary attacks.
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
An issue was discovered in Liquidware ProfileUnity before 6.8.0 with Liquidware FlexApp before 6.8.0. A local user could obtain administrator rights, as demonstrated by use of PowerShell.
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
Splunk Web in Splunk Enterprise 6.5.x before 6.5.5, 6.4.x before 6.4.9, 6.3.x before 6.3.12, 6.2.x before 6.2.14, 6.1.x before 6.1.14, and 6.0.x before 6.0.15 and Splunk Light before 6.6.0 has Persistent XSS, aka SPL-138827.