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Implementing Proactive Cyber Controls in OT: Myths vs. Reality
Michael Piccalo, Director, OT/ICS Systems Engineering, Forescout TechnologiesCommentary
Debunking the myths surrounding the implementation of proactive cyber controls in operational technology.
By Michael Piccalo Director, OT/ICS Systems Engineering, Forescout Technologies, 10/22/2020
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Dealing With Insider Threats in the Age of COVID
Hitesh Sheth, CEO, VectraCommentary
Dangerous gray areas like new BYOD policies and shadow IT devices have increased, thanks to the rapid shift to remote working.
By Hitesh Sheth CEO, Vectra, 10/21/2020
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IASME Consortium to Kick-start New IoT Assessment Scheme
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
The IASME Consortium has been awarded a DCMS grant, enabling the UK organization to kick-start an Internet of Things (IoT) assessment scheme. IASME is looking for manufacturers interested in getting their IoT device certified cyber secure for free via the new pilot scheme.
By IFSEC Global Staff, 10/21/2020
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Iranian Cyberattack Group Deploys New PowGoop Downloader Against Mideast Targets
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Seedworm Group, aka MuddyWater, is also deploying commodity ransomware as part of espionage attacks on companies and government agencies in the Middle East region.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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Are You One COVID-19 Test Away From a Cybersecurity Disaster?
Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director, Cyber Risk Practice, KrollCommentary
One cybersecurity failure can result in a successful ransomware attack or data breach that could cause tremendous damage. There's no need to panic, but neither is there time to ignore the issue.
By Alan Brill Senior Managing Director, Cyber Risk Practice, Kroll, 10/21/2020
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Modern Day Insider Threat: Network Bugs That Are Stealing Your Data
David Pearson, Principal Threat ResearcherCommentary
Attacks involving an unmanaged device and no malware expose gaps in cybersecurity that must be addressed.
By David Pearson Principal Threat Researcher, 10/21/2020
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NSA Reveals the Top 25 Vulnerabilities Exploited by Chinese Nation-State Hackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials urge organizations to patch the vulnerabilities most commonly scanned for, and exploited by, Chinese attackers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/20/2020
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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification: Are You in Compliance?
Nahla Davies, Tech Writer and CoderCommentary
Not only can this framework help companies remain solvent, but it will also protect critical information from getting into the wrong hands.
By Nahla Davies Tech Writer and Coder, 10/20/2020
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Farsight Labs Launched as Security Collaboration Platform
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Farsight Security's platform will offer no-cost access to certain tools and services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/20/2020
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Businesses Rethink Endpoint Security for 2021
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The mass movement to remote work has forced organizations to rethink their long-term plans for endpoint security. How will things look different next year?
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/20/2020
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Building the Human Firewall
Aamir Lakhani, Cybersecurity Researcher and Practitioner for FortiGuard LabsCommentary
Cybersecurity was a challenge before COVID-19 sent millions of employees home to work from their own devices and networks. Now what?
By Aamir Lakhani Cybersecurity Researcher and Practitioner for FortiGuard Labs, 10/20/2020
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NSS Labs Shuttered
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
The testing firm's website says it has "ceased operations" as of Oct. 15.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/19/2020
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GravityRAT Spyware Targets Android & MacOS in India
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Trojan once used in attacks against Windows systems has been transformed into a multiplatform tool targeting macOS and Android.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2020
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IoT Vulnerability Disclosure Platform Launched
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
VulnerableThings.com is intended to help vendors meet the terms of a host of new international IoT security laws and regulations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2020
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Microsoft Tops Q3 List of Most-Impersonated Brands
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
The technology sector was also the most likely targeted industry for brand phishing attacks, according to Check Point's latest report on brand phishing.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 10/19/2020
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Trickbot, Phishing, Ransomware & Elections
Adam Caudill, Principal Security Engineer at 1PasswordCommentary
The botnet has taken some hits lately, but that doesn't mean the threat is over. Here are some steps you can take to keep it from your door.
By Adam Caudill Principal Security Engineer at 1Password, 10/19/2020
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7 Tips for Choosing Security Metrics That Matter
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
Experts weigh in on picking metrics that demonstrate how the security team is handling operational efficiency and reducing risk.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 10/19/2020
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A New Risk Vector: The Enterprise of Things
Greg Clark, CEO, Forescout Technologies Inc.Commentary
Billions of devices -- including security cameras, smart TVs, and manufacturing equipment -- are largely unmanaged and increase an organization's risk.
By Greg Clark CEO, Forescout Technologies Inc., 10/19/2020
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Massive New Phishing Campaigns Target Microsoft, Google Cloud Users
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
At least three campaigns are now underway.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/16/2020
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US Counterintelligence Director & Fmr. Europol Leader Talk Election Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The US counterintelligence lead joins a former Europol cyber chief to discuss modern election threats and the benefits of public-private collaboration.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/16/2020
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CVE-2020-27621
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-22
The FileImporter extension in MediaWiki through 1.35.0 was not properly attributing various user actions to a specific user's IP address. Instead, for various actions, it would report the IP address of an internal Wikimedia Foundation server by omitting X-Forwarded-For data. This resulted in an inab...
CVE-2020-27620
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-22
The Cosmos Skin for MediaWiki through 1.35.0 has stored XSS because MediaWiki messages were not being properly escaped. This is related to wfMessage and Html::rawElement, as demonstrated by CosmosSocialProfile::getUserGroups.
CVE-2020-27619
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-22
In Python 3 through 3.9.0, the Lib/test/multibytecodec_support.py CJK codec tests call eval() on content retrieved via HTTP.
CVE-2020-17454
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-21
WSO2 API Manager 3.1.0 and earlier has reflected XSS on the "publisher" component's admin interface. More precisely, it is possible to inject an XSS payload into the owner POST parameter, which does not filter user inputs. By putting an XSS payload in place of a valid Owner Name, a modal b...
CVE-2020-24421
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-21
Adobe InDesign version 15.1.2 (and earlier) is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability due to insecure handling of a malicious .indd file, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability.