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How to Get the Most Out of Your Security Metrics
Curtis Simpson, Chief Information Security Officer at ArmisCommentary
There's an art to reporting security metrics so that they speak the language of leadership and connect the data from tools to business objectives.
By Curtis Simpson Chief Information Security Officer at Armis, 1/27/2020
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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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Major Brazilian Bank Tests Homomorphic Encryption on Financial Data
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The approach allowed researchers to use machine learning on encrypted data without first decrypting it.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/10/2020
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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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7 Free Tools for Better Visibility Into Your Network
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
It's hard to protect what you don't know is there. These free tools can help you understand just what it is that you need to protect -- and need to protect yourself from.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/9/2020
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Insight Partners Acquires Armis at $1.1B Valuation
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
This deal marks the largest-ever acquisition of a private Israeli cybersecurity company, Armis' co-founders report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/7/2020
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Mimecast Acquires Segasec to Boost Phishing Defense
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Segasec's technology will be integrated into Mimecast's email and Web security services to identify malicious domains.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/6/2020
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Big Changes Are Coming to Security Analytics & Operations
Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst & Fellow, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
New ESG research points to fundamental problems, a need for scalable security data pipelines, and a migration to the public cloud.
By Jon Oltsik Senior Principal Analyst & Fellow, Enterprise Strategy Group, 12/11/2019
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Microsoft Defender ATP Brings EDR Capabilities to macOS
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mac computers will now have the option to use Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection's endpoint and detection response.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2019
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Human Nature vs. AI: A False Dichotomy?
John McClurg, Sr. VP & CISO, BlackBerryCommentary
How the helping hand of artificial intelligence allows security teams to remain human while protecting themselves from their own humanity being used against them.
By John McClurg Sr. VP & CISO, BlackBerry, 11/18/2019
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Sumo Logic Buys JASK Labs to Tackle SOC Challenges
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Sumo Logic plans to integrate JASK's autonomous security operations center software into a new intelligence tool.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/4/2019
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How Much Security Is Enough? Practitioners Weigh In
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Most IT and security pros surveyed say they could afford some, but not all, of the minimum security needed to protect themselves.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/22/2019
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Google Cloud Launches Security Health Analytics in Beta
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The tool is designed to help identify misconfigurations and compliance violations in the Google Cloud Platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/16/2019
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Tamper Protection Arrives for Microsoft Defender ATP
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The feature, designed to block unauthorized changes to security features, is now generally available.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/14/2019
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Close the Gap Between Cyber-Risk and Business Risk
Brian Contos, CISO & VP of Techology Innovation at VerodinCommentary
Four steps outlining how security teams can better understand their company's cyber-risk and demonstrate to company leadership what's being done to mitigate the resulting business risk.
By By Brian Contos, CISO, Verodin , 10/11/2019
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AIOps: The State of Full Packet Capture Enters the Age of Practicality
Randy Caldejon, co-founder, CEO and CTO, CounterFlowCommentary
How machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the game of acting on large volumes of network data in near real time.
By Randy Caldejon co-founder, CEO and CTO, CounterFlow, 10/1/2019
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Microsoft's Azure Sentinel SIEM Now Generally Available
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The cloud-native SIEM is designed to search data from users, applications, servers, and devices running on-prem and in the cloud.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/25/2019
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Metasploit Creator HD Moore's Latest Hack: IT Assets
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Moore has built a network asset discovery tool that wasn't intended to be a pure security tool, but it addresses a glaring security problem.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/19/2019
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Snowden Sued by US Government Over His New Book
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Civil suit argues the former CIA employee and NSA contractor violated his nondisclosure agreements with the two intel agencies.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/17/2019
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419M Facebook User Phone Numbers Publicly Exposed
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
It's still unclear who owned the server storing hundreds of millions of records online without a password.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/5/2019
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CVE-2015-3154
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
CRLF injection vulnerability in Zend\Mail (Zend_Mail) in Zend Framework before 1.12.12, 2.x before 2.3.8, and 2.4.x before 2.4.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and conduct HTTP response splitting attacks via CRLF sequences in the header of an email.
CVE-2019-17190
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
A Local Privilege Escalation issue was discovered in Avast Secure Browser 76.0.1659.101. The vulnerability is due to an insecure ACL set by the AvastBrowserUpdate.exe (which is running as NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM) when AvastSecureBrowser.exe checks for new updates. When the update check is triggered, the...
CVE-2014-8161
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
PostgreSQL before 9.0.19, 9.1.x before 9.1.15, 9.2.x before 9.2.10, 9.3.x before 9.3.6, and 9.4.x before 9.4.1 allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive column values by triggering constraint violation and then reading the error message.
CVE-2014-9481
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
The Scribunto extension for MediaWiki allows remote attackers to obtain the rollback token and possibly other sensitive information via a crafted module, related to unstripping special page HTML.
CVE-2015-0241
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
The to_char function in PostgreSQL before 9.0.19, 9.1.x before 9.1.15, 9.2.x before 9.2.10, 9.3.x before 9.3.6, and 9.4.x before 9.4.1 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a (1) large number of digits when processing a numeric ...