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Phishing Today, Deepfakes Tomorrow: Training Employees to Spot This Emerging Threat
Ian Cruxton, CSO, CallsignCommentary
Cybercriminals are evolving their tactics, and the security community anticipates voice and video fraud to play a role in one of the next big data breaches -- so start protecting your business now.
By Ian Cruxton CSO, Callsign, 1/16/2020
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CISO Resigns From Pete Buttigieg Presidential Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The only Democratic campaign known to have a CISO loses Mick Baccio due to a "fundamental philosophical difference with campaign management."
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/16/2020
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NY Fed Reveals Implications of Cyberattack on US Financial System
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A "pre-mortem analysis" sheds light on the potential destruction of a cyberattack against major US banks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/16/2020
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Active Directory Needs an Update: Here's Why
Raz Rafaeli, CEO and Co-Founder at Secret Double OctopusCommentary
AD is still the single point of authentication for most companies that use Windows. But it has some shortcomings that should be addressed.
By Raz Rafaeli CEO and Co-Founder at Secret Double Octopus, 1/16/2020
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New Report Spotlights Changes in Phishing Techniques
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Common and evolving strategies include the use of zero-font attacks, homograph attacks, and new tactics for fake attachments.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/15/2020
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How to Comprehend the Buzz About Honeypots
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Honeypots are crucial tools for security researchers and security teams. Understanding what they are and what they can do can be critical for making them safe and useful for your organization.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/15/2020
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ISACs Join Forces to Secure the Travel Industry
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Together, the Travel & Hospitality ISAC and the Retail & Hospitality ISAC intend to improve communications and collaboration about the evolving threat landscape.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2020
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How SD-WAN Helps Achieve Data Security and Threat Protection
Charuhas Ghatge, Senior Product and Solutions Marketing Manager at Nokia's Nuage NetworksCommentary
Enterprises currently consider the technology a best practice because of its flexibility, scalability, performance, and agility.
By Charuhas Ghatge Senior Product and Solutions Marketing Manager at Nokia's Nuage Networks, 1/15/2020
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Microsoft Patches Windows Vuln Discovered by the NSA
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The National Security Agency is publicly acknowledged for its finding and reporting of CVE-2020-0601, marking the start of what it says is a new approach to security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/14/2020
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'Fancy Bear' Targets Ukrainian Oil Firm Burisma in Phishing Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The oil & gas company is at the heart of the ongoing US presidential impeachment case.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2020
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Global Predictions for Energy Cyber Resilience in 2020
Leo Simonovich, VP & Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens EnergyCommentary
How prepared is the energy sector for an escalating attack surface in the operating technology environment? Here are five trends to watch.
By Leo Simonovich VP & Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens Energy, 1/14/2020
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Consumer Reports Calls for IoT Manufacturers to Raise Security Standards
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A letter to 25 companies says Consumer Reports will change ratings to reflect stronger security and privacy standards.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2020
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Microsoft to Officially End Support for Windows 7, Server 2008
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Windows 7 and Server 2008 will continue to work after Jan. 14, 2020, but will no longer receive security updates.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/13/2020
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Website Collecting Australian Fire Donations Hit by Magecart
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack may have compromised donors' payment information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/13/2020
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Exploits Released for As-Yet Unpatched Critical Citrix Flaw
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Organizations need to apply mitigations for vulnerability in Citrix Application Delivery Controller and Citrix Gateway ASAP, security researchers say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 1/13/2020
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Texas School District Loses $2.3M to Phishing Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Manor Independent School District is investigating a phishing email scam that led to three separate fraudulent transactions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/13/2020
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Will This Be the Year of the Branded Cybercriminal?
Raveed Laeb, Product Manager at KELACommentary
Threat actors will continue to grow enterprise-style businesses that evolve just like their legitimate counterparts.
By Raveed Laeb Product Manager at KELA, 1/13/2020
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Synopsys Buys Tinfoil
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Tinfoil Security's dynamic application and API security testing capabilities will be added to Synopsys Software Integrity Group.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/10/2020
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5 Tips on How to Build a Strong Security Metrics Framework
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
The carpentry maxim "measure twice, cut once" underscores the importance of timely, accurate, and regular metrics to inform security leaders' risk decisions.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 1/10/2020
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Attackers Increase Focus on North American Electric Utilities: Report
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Electric utilities continue to be a target of nation-state attackers, even before the latest tensions between Iran and the United States, says a critical-infrastructure security firm.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/9/2020
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Exploits Released for As-Yet Unpatched Critical Citrix Flaw
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Major Brazilian Bank Tests Homomorphic Encryption on Financial Data
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/10/2020
Will This Be the Year of the Branded Cybercriminal?
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CVE-2019-3682
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
The docker-kubic package in SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 before 17.09.1_ce-7.6.1 provided access to an insecure API locally on the Kubernetes master node.
CVE-2019-17361
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
In SaltStack Salt through 2019.2.0, the salt-api NEST API with the ssh client enabled is vulnerable to command injection. This allows an unauthenticated attacker with network access to the API endpoint to execute arbitrary code on the salt-api host.
CVE-2019-19142
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
Intelbras WRN240 devices do not require authentication to replace the firmware via a POST request to the incoming/Firmware.cfg URI.
CVE-2019-19801
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
In Gallagher Command Centre Server versions of v8.10 prior to v8.10.1134(MR4), v8.00 prior to v8.00.1161(MR5), v7.90 prior to v7.90.991(MR5), v7.80 prior to v7.80.960(MR2) and v7.70 or earlier, an unprivileged but authenticated user is able to perform a backup of the Command Centre databases.
CVE-2019-19802
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
In Gallagher Command Centre Server v8.10 prior to v8.10.1134(MR4), v8.00 prior to v8.00.1161(MR5), v7.90 prior to v7.90.991(MR5), v7.80 prior to v7.80.960(MR2) and v7.70 or earlier, an authenticated user connecting to OPCUA can view all data that would be replicated in a multi-server setup without p...