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Stay-at-Home Orders Coincide With Massive DNS Surge
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A variety of sites saw as much as seven times the number of domain requests in late March and early April, suggesting attackers attempted massive denial-of-service attacks.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/27/2020
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CASB 101: Why a Cloud Access Security Broker Matters
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
A CASB isn't a WAF, isn't an NGF, and isn't an SWG. So what is it, precisely, and why do you need one to go along with all the other letters? Read on for the answer.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/12/2020
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McAfee Acquires Light Point for Browser Isolation Tech
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Company plans to integrate Light Point Security's technology into the McAfee Secure Web Gateway and its Mvision UCE platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/25/2020
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Lumu to Emerge from Stealth at RSAC
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The new company will focus on giving customers earlier indications of network and server compromise.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/18/2020
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Keeping a Strong Security Metrics Framework Strong
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
Don't just report metrics -- analyze, understand, monitor, and adjust them. These 10 tips will show you how.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 2/11/2020
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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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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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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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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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Splunk Buys Microservices Monitoring Firm Omnition
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The purchase is intended to boost Splunk's capabilities in microservices architectures.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/4/2019
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Overburdened SOC Analysts Shift Priorities
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Many SOC analysts are starting to shut off high-alert features to keep pace with the volume, new study shows.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/30/2019
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How Do I Handle Security Alert Fatigue?
Anthony Diaz, Division VP of Emerging Services, Optiv
Adding more security tools might add more security or just more headaches (and risk).
By Anthony Diaz Division VP of Emerging Services, Optiv, 8/27/2019
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Stronger Defenses Force Cybercriminals to Rethink Strategy
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers see the rise of new relationships and attack techniques as criminals put companies' resilience to the test.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/14/2019
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Internet Routing Security Initiative Launches Online 'Observatory'
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) lets network operators and the public view online router incidents worldwide.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2019
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Back to Basics with Log Management, SIEMs & MSSPs
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
Not fully clear about why your organization collects any (or all) log data? Experts offer their tips on making better use of log data and alerts to improve your security profile.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 7/12/2019
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CVE-2020-13757
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
Python-RSA 4.0 ignores leading '\0' bytes during decryption of ciphertext. This could conceivably have a security-relevant impact, e.g., by helping an attacker to infer that an application uses Python-RSA, or if the length of accepted ciphertext affects application behavior (such as by causing exces...
CVE-2020-13758
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
modules/security/classes/general.post_filter.php/post_filter.php in the Web Application Firewall in Bitrix24 through 20.0.950 allows XSS by placing %00 before the payload.
CVE-2020-9291
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
An Insecure Temporary File vulnerability in FortiClient for Windows 6.2.1 and below may allow a local user to gain elevated privileges via exhausting the pool of temporary file names combined with a symbolic link attack.
CVE-2019-15709
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
An improper input validation in FortiAP-S/W2 6.2.0 to 6.2.2, 6.0.5 and below, FortiAP-U 6.0.1 and below CLI admin console may allow unauthorized administrators to overwrite system files via specially crafted tcpdump commands in the CLI.
CVE-2020-13695
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
In QuickBox Community Edition through 2.5.5 and Pro Edition through 2.1.8, the local www-data user has sudo privileges to execute grep as root without a password, which allows an attacker to obtain sensitive information via a grep of a /root/*.db or /etc/shadow file.