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How to Get the Most Out of Your Security Metrics
Curtis Simpson, Chief Information Security Officer at ArmisCommentary
There's an art to reporting security metrics so that they speak the language of leadership and connect the data from tools to business objectives.
By Curtis Simpson Chief Information Security Officer at Armis, 1/27/2020
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'CardPlanet' Operator Pleads Guilty in Federal Court
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Russian national faced multiple charges in connection with operating the marketplace for stolen credit-card credentials, and a forum for VIP criminals to offer their services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/24/2020
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7 Steps to IoT Security in 2020
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
There are important steps security teams should take to be ready for the evolving security threats to the IoT in 2020.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/24/2020
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DHS Warns of Increasing Emotet Risk
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Emotet is considered one of the most damaging banking Trojans, primarily through its ability to carry other malware into an organization.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/23/2020
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NSA Offers Guidance on Mitigating Cloud Flaws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new document separates cloud vulnerabilities into four classes and offers mitigations to help businesses protect cloud resources.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/23/2020
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Severe Vulnerabilities Discovered in GE Medical Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
CISA has released an advisory for six high-severity CVEs for GE Carescape patient monitors, Apex Pro, and Clinical Information Center systems.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/23/2020
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Weathering the Privacy Storm from GDPR to CCPA & PDPA
Mark McClain, CEO & Co-founderCommentary
A general approach to privacy, no matter the regulation, is the only way companies can avoid a data protection disaster in 2020 and beyond.
By Mark McClain CEO & Co-founder, 1/23/2020
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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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Eight Flaws in MSP Software Highlight Potential Ransomware Vector
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
An attack chain of vulnerabilities in ConnectWise's software for MSPs has similarities to some of the details of the August attack on Texas local and state agencies.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/22/2020
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Why DPOs and CISOs Must Work Closely Together
Rajesh Ganesan, Vice President at ManageEngineCommentary
Recent data protection laws mean that the data protection officer and CISO must work in tandem to make sure users' data is protected.
By Rajesh Ganesan Vice President at ManageEngine, 1/22/2020
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Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from 'The Rise of Skywalker'
Matt Davey, Chief Operations Optimist, 1PasswordCommentary
They're especially relevant regarding several issues we face now, including biometrics, secure data management, and human error with passwords.
By Matt Davey Chief Operations Optimist, 1Password, 1/22/2020
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Microsoft, DHS Warn of Zero-Day Attack Targeting IE Users
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Software firm is "aware of limited targeted attacks" exploiting a scripting issue vulnerability in Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11 that previously has not been disclosed.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/21/2020
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New Ransomware Tactic Shows How Windows EFS Can Aid Attackers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers have discovered how ransomware can take advantage of the Windows Encrypting File System, prompting security vendors to release patches.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/21/2020
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FireEye Buys Cloudvisory
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The purchase is intended to bring new cloud capabilities to the FireEye Helix security platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/21/2020
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Ransomware Upgrades with Credential-Stealing Tricks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The latest version of the FTCode ransomware can steal credentials from five popular browsers and email clients.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/21/2020
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Data Awareness Is Key to Data Security
Moti Gindi, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat ProtectionCommentary
Traditional data-leak prevention is not enough for businesses facing today's dynamic threat landscape.
By Moti Gindi Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, 1/21/2020
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Are We Secure Yet? How to Build a 'Post-Breach' Culture
Rich Armour, Former General Motors CISO & an advisor to Nozomi NetworksCommentary
There are many ways to improve your organization's cybersecurity practices, but the most important principle is to start from the top.
By Rich Armour Former General Motors CISO & an advisor to Nozomi Networks, 1/20/2020
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Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report from Check Point recaps the cybercrime trends, statistics, and vulnerabilities that defined the security landscape in 2019.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/17/2020
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FBI Seizes Domain That Sold Info Stolen in Data Breaches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The website, WeLeakData.com, claimed to have more than 12 billion records gathered from over 10,000 breaches.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/17/2020
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ADP Users Hit with Phishing Scam Ahead of Tax Season
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fraudulent emails tell recipients their W-2 forms are ready and prompt them to click malicious links.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/17/2020
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CVE-2015-3154
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
CRLF injection vulnerability in Zend\Mail (Zend_Mail) in Zend Framework before 1.12.12, 2.x before 2.3.8, and 2.4.x before 2.4.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and conduct HTTP response splitting attacks via CRLF sequences in the header of an email.
CVE-2019-17190
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
A Local Privilege Escalation issue was discovered in Avast Secure Browser 76.0.1659.101. The vulnerability is due to an insecure ACL set by the AvastBrowserUpdate.exe (which is running as NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM) when AvastSecureBrowser.exe checks for new updates. When the update check is triggered, the...
CVE-2014-8161
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
PostgreSQL before 9.0.19, 9.1.x before 9.1.15, 9.2.x before 9.2.10, 9.3.x before 9.3.6, and 9.4.x before 9.4.1 allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive column values by triggering constraint violation and then reading the error message.
CVE-2014-9481
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
The Scribunto extension for MediaWiki allows remote attackers to obtain the rollback token and possibly other sensitive information via a crafted module, related to unstripping special page HTML.
CVE-2015-0241
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
The to_char function in PostgreSQL before 9.0.19, 9.1.x before 9.1.15, 9.2.x before 9.2.10, 9.3.x before 9.3.6, and 9.4.x before 9.4.1 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a (1) large number of digits when processing a numeric ...