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Cyber Is the New Cold War & AI Is the Arms Race
Nancy Grady, Chief Data Scientist & Solutions ArchitectCommentary
Continual cyberattacks have pushed us into a new kind of Cold War, with artificial intelligence the basis of this new arms race.
By Nancy Grady Chief Data Scientist & Solutions Architect, 6/10/2021
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Modern SOCs a 'Painful' Challenge Amid Growing Complexity: Report
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new study examines the tools and technologies driving investment and activities for security operations centers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/28/2021
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Devo: SIEM Continues to Evolve with Tech Trends and Emerging Threats
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorCommentary
SPONSORED: WATCH NOW -- Some organizations split the difference with a hybrid of premises- and cloud-based SIEM, says Ted Julian, senior VP of product at Devo. As security data volumes continue to increase, SIEM's evolution will only continue.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 5/26/2021
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Rise in Opportunistic Hacks and Info-Sharing Imperil Industrial Networks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Security researchers at Mandiant have seen an increasing wave of relatively simplistic attacks involving ICS systems - and attackers sharing their finds with one another - since 2020.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/25/2021
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Lack of Skills, Maturity Hamper Threat Hunting at Many Organizations
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
When implemented correctly, threat hunting can help organizations stay head of threats, researcher says at RSA Conference.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/20/2021
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Cobalt Strike Becomes a Preferred Hacking Tool by Cybercrime, APT Groups
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Incident response cases and research show how the red-team tool has become a become a go-to for attackers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/19/2021
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SOC Teams Burdened by Alert Fatigue Explore XDR
Joan Goodchild, Staff EditorQuick Hits
ESG research finds a complex attack surface and threat landscape make alerts too overwhelming to monitor accurately
By Joan Goodchild Staff Editor, 5/14/2021
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Dragos & IronNet Partner on Critical Infrastructure Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The IT and OT security providers will integrate solutions aimed at improving critical infrastructure security
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/13/2021
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A Startup With NSA Roots Wants Silently Disarming Cyberattacks on the Wire to Become the Norm
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Trinity Cyber takes a new spin on some traditional network-security techniques, but can its approach catch on widely?
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/11/2021
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Do Cyberattacks Affect Stock Prices? It Depends on the Breach
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security researcher explores how data breaches, ransomware attacks, and other types of cybercrime influence stock prices.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/27/2021
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XDR: A Game-Changer in Enterprise Threat Detection
Eric Parizo, Principal Analyst, Security Operations, OmdiaCommentaryVideo
Omdia's Eric Parizo highlights four capabilities that show how XDR technology is reinventing enterprise threat detection.
By Eric Parizo Principal Analyst, Security Operations, Omdia, 4/27/2021
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Name That Toon: Greetings, Earthlings
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
Caption time! Come up with something out of this world for Dark Reading's latest contest, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 4/22/2021
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Rapid7 Acquires Velociraptor Open Source Project
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The company plans to use Velociraptor's technology and insights to build out its own incident response capabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/21/2021
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Pandemic Drives Greater Need for Endpoint Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Endpoint security has changed. Can your security plan keep up?
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/16/2021
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Pandemic Pushes Bot Operators to Redirect Efforts
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As demand for travel, lodging, and concerts plummeted in 2020, bot traffic moved to more popular activities, such as e-commerce, healthcare, and government sites.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/15/2021
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Microsoft Uses Machine Learning to Predict Attackers' Next Steps
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers build a model to attribute attacks to specific groups based on tactics, techniques, and procedures, and then figure out their next move.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/12/2021
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CISA Launches New Threat Detection Dashboard
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Aviary is a new dashboard that works with CISA's Sparrow threat detection tool.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/9/2021
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Kaseya Buys Managed SOC Provider
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Purchase extends offerings for MSP and SMB customers
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/24/2021
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An Observability Pipeline Could Save Your SecOps Team
Nick Heudecker, Senior Director of Market Strategy, CriblCommentary
Traditional monitoring approaches are proving brittle as security operations teams need better visibility into dynamic environments.
By Nick Heudecker Senior Director of Market Strategy, Cribl, 2/3/2021
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Strengthening Zero-Trust Architecture
Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate and CMO at Attivo NetworksCommentary
Organizations that want to stay ahead of cybercriminals will find that going beyond user trust and device trust is critical for outwitting their adversaries.
By Carolyn Crandall Chief Security Advocate and CMO at Attivo Networks, 2/1/2021
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PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Infinite Loop in zziplib v0.13.69 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via the return value "zzip_file_read" in the function "unzzip_cat_file".
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Secure 8 (Evalos) does not validate user input data correctly, allowing a remote attacker to perform a Blind SQL Injection. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability in order to extract information of users and administrator accounts stored in the database.
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was withdrawn by its CNA. Notes: none.
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Advantech WebAccess/SCADA Versions 9.0.1 and prior is vulnerable to a directory traversal, which may allow an attacker to remotely read arbitrary files on the file system.
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Advantech WebAccess/SCADA Versions 9.0.1 and prior is vulnerable to redirection, which may allow an attacker to send a maliciously crafted URL that could result in redirecting a user to a malicious webpage.