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How the Biden Administration Can Make Digital Identity a Reality
Hal Granoff, Head of US Market Development at CallsignCommentary
A digital identity framework is the answer to the US government's cybersecurity dilemma.
By Hal Granoff Head of US Market Development at Callsign, 4/16/2021
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Software Developer Arrested in Computer Sabotage Case
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials say Davis Lu placed malicious code on servers in a denial-of-service attack on his employer.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/15/2021
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US Formally Attributes SolarWinds Attack to Russian Intelligence Agency
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Treasury Department slaps sanctions on IT security firms that it says supported Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service carry out the attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/15/2021
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6 Tips for Managing Operational Risk in a Downturn
Steve Durbin, CEO of the Information Security ForumCommentary
Many organizations adjust their risk appetite in an economic downturn, as risk is expanded to include supplier and customer insolvency, not to mention cash-flow changes.
By Steve Durbin CEO of the Information Security Forum, 4/15/2021
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Nation-State Attacks Force a New Paradigm: Patching as Incident Response
Fred Langston, Executive Vice President of Professional Services and Co-Founder, CI SecurityCommentary
IT no longer has the luxury of thoroughly testing critical vulnerability patches before rolling them out.
By Fred Langston Executive Vice President of Professional Services and Co-Founder, CI Security, 4/15/2021
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CISA Urges Caution for Security Researchers Targeted in Attack Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The agency urges researchers to take precautions amid an ongoing targeted threat campaign.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2021
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Bolstering Our Nation's Defenses Against Cybersecurity Attacks
Shawn Henry, CrowdStrike president of services and CSOCommentary
Shawn Henry, former Executive Assistant Director of the FBI and current CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, shares the top three cybersecurity priorities that the Biden administration needs to address.
By Shawn Henry CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, 4/14/2021
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Dependency Problems Increase for Open Source Components
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The number of components in the average application rose 77% over two years. No wonder, then, that 84% of codebases have at least one vulnerability.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/14/2021
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DNS Vulnerabilities Expose Millions of Internet-Connected Devices to Attack
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers uncover a fresh set of nine vulnerabilities in four TCP/IP stacks that are widely used in everything from powerful servers and firewalls to consumer IoT products.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/13/2021
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NSA Alerted Microsoft to New Exchange Server Vulnerabilities
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft today patched 114 CVEs to address the Exchange Server flaws, more than 50 remote code execution vulnerabilities, and one zero-day.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/13/2021
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Compromised Microsoft Exchange Server Used to Host Cryptominer
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers say an unknown attacker is targeting vulnerable Exchange Servers with a payload hosted on a compromised Exchange Server.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/13/2021
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Dark Reading to Upgrade Site Design, Performance
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By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 4/13/2021
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5 Objectives for Establishing an API-First Security Strategy
Ryan Nolette, Technical Security Lead at PostmanCommentary
With APIs predicted to be the most common attack vector by 2022, an API-first security strategy is critical now more than ever.
By Ryan Nolette Technical Security Lead at Postman, 4/13/2021
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Clear & Present Danger: Data Hoarding Undermines Better Security
Elissa M. Redmiles, Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software SystemsCommentary
Facebook and Google can identify patterns of attack within their own data, but smaller businesses rarely see enough traffic to successfully identify an attack or warn users.
By Elissa M. Redmiles Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, 4/13/2021
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Microsoft Warns of Malware Delivery via Google URLs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new campaign abuses legitimate website contact forms to send URLs that ultimately deliver the IcedID banking Trojan.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2021
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Federal Reserve Chairman Says Cyber-Risk a Top Threat to National Economy
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Jerome Powell tells 60 Minutes that cyberattacks have the potential to do major damage to US financial system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2021
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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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New Malware Downloader Spotted in Targeted Campaigns
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Saint Bot is being used to drop stealers on compromised systems but could be used to deliver any malware.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/12/2021
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Wake Up and Smell the JavaScript
Deepika Gajaria, VP of Products, Tala SecurityCommentary
The SolarWinds attack showed the true meaning of a supply chain breach. And it's the canary in the coal mine for sensitive data on the Web.
By Deepika Gajaria VP of Products, Tala Security, 4/12/2021
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Omdia Research Spotlight: XDR
Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, OmdiaCommentary
Few emerging cybersecurity market segments are garnering more attention than XDR. Here, Omdia highlights its recent research on XDR.
By Eric Parizo Senior Analyst, Omdia, 4/12/2021
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Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia,  3/30/2021
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CVE-2021-20491
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-16
IBM Spectrum Protect Server 7.1 and 8.1 is subject to a stack-based buffer overflow caused by improper bounds checking during the parsing of commands. By issuing such a command with an improper parameter, an authorized administrator could overflow a buffer and cause the server to crash. IBM X-Force ...
CVE-2021-22539
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-16
An attacker can place a crafted JSON config file into the project folder pointing to a custom executable. VScode-bazel allows the workspace path to lint *.bzl files to be set via this config file. As such the attacker is able to execute any executable on the system through vscode-bazel. We recommend...
CVE-2021-31414
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-16
The unofficial vscode-rpm-spec extension before 0.3.2 for Visual Studio Code allows remote code execution via a crafted workspace configuration.
CVE-2021-26073
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-16
Broken Authentication in Atlassian Connect Express (ACE) from version 3.0.2 before version 6.6.0: Atlassian Connect Express is a Node.js package for building Atlassian Connect apps. Authentication between Atlassian products and the Atlassian Connect Express app occurs with a server-to-server JWT or ...
CVE-2021-26074
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-16
Broken Authentication in Atlassian Connect Spring Boot (ACSB) from version 1.1.0 before version 2.1.3: Atlassian Connect Spring Boot is a Java Spring Boot package for building Atlassian Connect apps. Authentication between Atlassian products and the Atlassian Connect Spring Boot app occurs with a se...