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Don't Just Tune Your SIEM, Retune It
Robin Hicks, IT Security Engineer, CEDAR CX TechnologiesCommentary
Your SIEM isn't a set-it-and-forget-it proposition. It's time for a spring cleaning.
By Robin Hicks IT Security Engineer, CEDAR CX Technologies, 5/29/2019
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Mist Computing Startup Distributes Security AI to the Network Edge
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
MistNet, founded by former Juniper employees, moves AI processing to the network edge to build distributed detection and analysis models for security.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/24/2019
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Effective Pen Tests Follow These 7 Steps
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Third-party pen tests are part of every comprehensive security plan. Here's how to get the most from this mandatory investment.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/14/2019
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Sophos Buys Rook Security to Build DarkBytes Platform
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The acquisition fits into Sophos' plan to offer resellable managed detection and response services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/3/2019
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Russia Regularly Spoofs Regional GPS
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The nation is a pioneer in spoofing and blocking satellite navigation signals, causing more than 9,800 incidents in the past three years, according to an analysis of navigational data.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/26/2019
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Dragos Buys ICS Firm with US Dept. of Energy Roots
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
NexDefense ICS security tool will be offered for free by Dragos.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/18/2019
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4 Reasons to Take an 'Inside Out' View of Security
Earl D. Matthews, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at VerodinCommentary
When you approach security from the inside out, you're protecting your data by determining the most vital applications and using a risk-based strategy, which focuses on the most valuable and vulnerable assets.
By Earl D. Matthews Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Verodin, 3/14/2019
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Startup Armor Scientific Launches Multifactor Identity System
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Company aims to replace usernames and passwords by combining GPS location, biometrics, and keys issued through a blockchain-based network.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/4/2019
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Here's What Happened When a SOC Embraced Automation
Heather Hixon,  Senior Solutions Architect, DFLabsCommentary
Despite initial apprehension, security engineers and analysts immediately began to notice a variety of benefits.
By Heather Hixon Senior Solutions Architect, DFLabs, 3/4/2019
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Human Negligence to Blame for the Majority of Insider Threats
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
In 98% of the assessments conducted for its research, Dtex found employees exposed proprietary company information on the Web a 20% jump from 2018.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 2/21/2019
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The Evolution of SIEM
Chetan Mundhada, Vice President of Sales at NETMONASTERYCommentary
Expectations for these security information and event management systems have grown over the years, in ways that just aren't realistic.
By Chetan Mundhada Vice President of Sales at NETMONASTERY, 1/23/2019
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How Well Is Your Organization Investing Its Cybersecurity Dollars?
Jack Jones, Chairman, FAIR InstituteCommentary
The principles, methods, and tools for performing good risk measurement already exist and are being used successfully by organizations today. They take some effort -- and are totally worth it.
By Jack Jones Chairman, FAIR Institute, 12/11/2018
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Cyber Crooks Diversify Business with Multi-Intent Malware
Avi Chesla, CEO and Founder, empowCommentary
The makers of malware have realized that if they're going to invest time and money in compromising cyber defenses, they should do everything they can to monetize their achievement.
By Avi Chesla CEO and Founder, empow, 11/15/2018
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Energy Sector's IT Networks in the Bulls-Eye
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Attackers are actively infiltrating energy organizations and utilities for reconnaissance purposes.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/5/2018
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7 Non-Computer Hacks That Should Never Happen
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
From paper to IoT, security researchers offer tips for protecting common attack surfaces that you're probably overlooking.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 11/5/2018
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Security Researchers Struggle with Bot Management Programs
Kaan Onarlioglu, Security Architect, AkamaiCommentary
Bots are a known problem, but researchers will tell you that bot defenses create problems of their own when it comes to valuable data.
By Kaan Onarlioglu Security Architect, Akamai, 10/10/2018
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Turn the NIST Cybersecurity Framework into Reality: 5 Steps
Mukul Kumar & Anupam Sahai, CISO & VP of Cyber Practice and VP Product Management, Cavirin SystemsCommentary
Actionable advice for tailoring the National Institute of Standards and Technology's security road map to your company's business needs.
By Mukul Kumar & Anupam Sahai CISO & VP of Cyber Practice and VP Product Management, Cavirin Systems, 9/20/2018
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The Top 5 Security Threats & Mitigations for Industrial Networks
Barak Perelman, CEO, IndegyCommentary
While vastly different than their IT counterparts, operational technology environments share common risks and best practices.
By Barak Perelman CEO, Indegy, 9/18/2018
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The Economics of AI-Enabled Security
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
While AI greatly enhances security, Securonix CTO Tanuj Gulati points out the need for predictable cost models that insulate SOCs from the variables of massive data volume and intense real-time processing.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Filtering the Threat Intelligence Tsunami
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Reversing Labs CEO Mario Vuksan contends that SOCs are overwhelmed by global threat intelligence, and can benefit more from a targeted "pull" model that focuses on YARA-type binary pattern matching.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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CVE-2002-0390
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-21
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: CVE-2002-0639. Reason: This candidate is a reservation duplicate of CVE-2002-0639. Notes: All CVE users should reference CVE-2002-0639 instead of this candidate. All references and descriptions in this candidate have been removed to prevent ...
CVE-2018-17210
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-20
An issue was discovered in PrinterOn Central Print Services (CPS) through 4.1.4. The core components that create and launch a print job do not perform complete verification of the session cookie that is supplied to them. As a result, an attacker with guest/pseudo-guest level permissions can bypass t...
CVE-2019-12934
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-20
An issue was discovered in the wp-code-highlightjs plugin through 0.6.2 for WordPress. wp-admin/options-general.php?page=wp-code-highlight-js allows CSRF, as demonstrated by an XSS payload in the hljs_additional_css parameter.
CVE-2019-9229
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-20
An issue was discovered on AudioCodes Mediant 500L-MSBR, 500-MBSR, M800B-MSBR and 800C-MSBR devices with firmware versions F7.20A to F7.20A.251. An internal interface exposed to the link-local address 169.254.254.253 allows attackers in the local network to access multiple quagga VTYs. Attackers can...
CVE-2019-12815
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-19
An arbitrary file copy vulnerability in mod_copy in ProFTPD up to 1.3.5b allows for remote code execution and information disclosure without authentication, a related issue to CVE-2015-3306.