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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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Vulnerability Management Has a Data Problem
Tal Morgenstern, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Vulcan CyberCommentary
Security teams have an abundance of data, but most of it lacks the context necessary to improve remediation outcomes.
By Tal Morgenstern Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Vulcan Cyber, 1/14/2021
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HelpSystems Acquires Data Security Firm Vera
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The purchase is intended to increase London-based HelpSystems' file collaboration security capabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/24/2020
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Intel Doubles Down on Emerging Technologies for Sharing and Using Data Securely
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Homomorphic encryption and federated learning could allow groups to share data and analysis while protecting the actual information.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/4/2020
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A Call for Change in Physical Security
Fred Burton, Executive Director, Ontic Center for Protective IntelligenceCommentary
We're at an inflection point. The threats we face are dynamic, emerging, and global. Are you ready?
By Fred Burton Executive Director, Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence, 11/16/2020
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Overlooked Security Risks of the M&A Rebound
Bill Ruckelshaus, CFO, ExtraHopCommentary
Successful technology integration, post-merger, is tricky in any market, and never more so than with today's remote work environments and distributed IT infrastructure.
By Bill Ruckelshaus CFO, ExtraHop, 11/10/2020
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Hexagon Announces Deal to Acquire PAS Global
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The Houston-based PAS Global will operate as part of Hexagon's PPM (formerly Intergraph Process, Power & Marine) division.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/4/2020
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A Real-World Tool for Organizing, Integrating Your Other Tools
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Omdia Cybersecurity Accelerator analyst Eric Parizo describes the value overwhelmed security managers may find in a SPIF.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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DHS Shares Data on Top Cyber Threats to Federal Agencies
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Backdoors, cryptominers, and ransomware were the most widely detected threats by the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)'s intrusion prevention system EINSTEIN.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/1/2020
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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
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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, Director of Product Management at F5Commentary
Don't just report metrics -- analyze, understand, monitor, and adjust them. These 10 tips will show you how.
By Joshua Goldfarb Director of Product Management at F5, 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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CVE-2020-28466
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-07
This affects all versions of package github.com/nats-io/nats-server/server. Untrusted accounts are able to crash the server using configs that represent a service export/import cycles. Disclaimer from the maintainers: Running a NATS service which is exposed to untrusted users presents a heightened r...
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An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.11.3. drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_iscsi.c is adversely affected by the ability of an unprivileged user to craft Netlink messages.
CVE-2021-27365
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-07
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.11.3. Certain iSCSI data structures do not have appropriate length constraints or checks, and can exceed the PAGE_SIZE value. An unprivileged user can send a Netlink message that is associated with iSCSI, and has a length up to the maximum length...
CVE-2021-27363
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-07
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.11.3. A kernel pointer leak can be used to determine the address of the iscsi_transport structure. When an iSCSI transport is registered with the iSCSI subsystem, the transport's handle is available to unprivileged users via the sysfs file system...
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An issue was discovered in AfterLogic Aurora through 7.7.9 and WebMail Pro through 7.7.9. They allow directory traversal to read files (such as a data/settings/settings.xml file containing admin panel credentials), as demonstrated by dav/server.php/files/personal/%2e%2e when using the caldav_public_...