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Applying the 80-20 Rule to Cybersecurity
Dan Blum, Cybersecurity & Risk Management StrategistCommentary
How security teams can achieve 80% of the benefit for 20% of the work.
By Dan Blum Cybersecurity & Risk Management Strategist, 7/7/2020
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BEC Busts Take Down Multimillion-Dollar Operations
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The two extraditions of business email compromise attackers indicate a step forward for international law enforcement collaboration.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/6/2020
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Attackers Scan for Vulnerable BIG-IP Devices After Flaw Disclosure
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency encourages organizations to patch a critical flaw in the BIG-IP family of application delivery controllers, as firms find evidence that attackers are scanning for the critical vulnerability.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/6/2020
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Credit-Card Skimmer Seeks Websites Running Microsoft's ASP.NET
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The payment-card skimmer targets websites hosted on Microsoft IIS servers and running the ASP.NET web framework.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/6/2020
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Android Adware Tied to Undeletable Malware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Adware on inexpensive Android smartphone can carry additional malware and be undeletable.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/6/2020
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How to Assess More Sophisticated IoT Threats
Jack Mannino, CEO, nVisiumCommentary
Securing the Internet of Things requires diligence in secure development and hardware design throughout the product life cycle, as well as resilience testing and system component analysis.
By Jack Mannino CEO, nVisium, 7/6/2020
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BIG-IP Vulnerabilities Could be Big Trouble for Customers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Left unpatched, pair of vulnerabilities could give attackers wide access to a victim's application delivery network.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/2/2020
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Considerations for Seamless CCPA Compliance
Anurag Kahol, CTO, BitglassCommentary
Three steps to better serve consumers, ensure maximum security, and achieve compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act.
By Anurag Kahol CTO, Bitglass, 7/2/2020
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22,900 MongoDB Databases Affected in Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An attacker scanned for databases misconfigured to expose information and wiped the data, leaving a ransom note behind.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/2/2020
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Lessons from COVID-19 Cyberattacks: Where Do We Go Next?
Derek Manky, Chief of Security Insights and Global Threat Alliances, FortiGuard LabsCommentary
We need to learn from the attacks and attempts that have occurred in order to prepare for the future.
By Derek Manky Chief of Security Insights and Global Threat Alliances, FortiGuard Labs, 7/2/2020
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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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New MacOS Ransomware Hides in Pirated Program
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A bogus installer for Little Snitch carries a ransomware hitchhiker.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/1/2020
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Microsoft Issues Out-of-Band Patches for RCE Flaws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Vulnerabilities had not been exploited or publicly disclosed before fixes were released, Microsoft reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/1/2020
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4 Steps to a More Mature Identity Program
Mike Kiser, Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPointCommentary
Security has evolved to evaluate an identity's attributes, access, and behavior to determine appropriate access.
By Mike Kiser Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPoint, 7/1/2020
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Another COVID-19 Side Effect: Rising Nation-State Cyber Activity
Stephen Ward, VP, ThreatConnectCommentary
While financial institutions and government remain popular targets, COVID-19 research organizations are now also in the crosshairs.
By Stephen Ward VP, ThreatConnect, 7/1/2020
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Ripple20 Threatens Increasingly Connected Medical Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A series of IoT vulnerabilities could put hospital networks, medical data, and patient safety at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/30/2020
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COVID-19 Puts ICS Security Initiatives 'On Pause'
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing WriterNews
Security pros concerned that increased remote access to vulnerable operational technology and stalled efforts to harden OT environments puts critical infrastructure at greater risk.
By Nicole Ferraro Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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Attackers Will Target Critical PAN-OS Flaw, Security Experts Warn
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
After Palo Alto Networks alerted users to a simple-to-exploit vulnerability in its network security gear, security agencies quickly warn that attackers won't wait to jump on it.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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DDoS Attacks Jump 542% from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The shift to remote work and heavy reliance on online services has driven an increase in attacks intended to overwhelm ISPs.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/30/2020
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Don't Slow Cybersecurity Spending: Steer into the Skid with a Tight Business Plan
Mark Darby, CEO of ISMS.onlineCommentary
We all know there are slippery conditions ahead, which is why it's never been more important for organizations to maintain and even increase their spending on cybersecurity.
By Mark Darby CEO of ISMS.online, 6/30/2020
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CVE-2020-15564
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.13.x, allowing Arm guest OS users to cause a hypervisor crash because of a missing alignment check in VCPUOP_register_vcpu_info. The hypercall VCPUOP_register_vcpu_info is used by a guest to register a shared region with the hypervisor. The region will be map...
CVE-2020-15565
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.13.x, allowing x86 Intel HVM guest OS users to cause a host OS denial of service or possibly gain privileges because of insufficient cache write-back under VT-d. When page tables are shared between IOMMU and CPU, changes to them require flushing of both TLBs....
CVE-2020-15566
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.13.x, allowing guest OS users to cause a host OS crash because of incorrect error handling in event-channel port allocation. The allocation of an event-channel port may fail for multiple reasons: (1) port is already in use, (2) the memory allocation failed, o...
CVE-2020-15567
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.13.x, allowing Intel guest OS users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service because of non-atomic modification of a live EPT PTE. When mapping guest EPT (nested paging) tables, Xen would in some circumstances use a series of non-atomic bitfield writes...
CVE-2020-15563
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.13.x, allowing x86 HVM guest OS users to cause a hypervisor crash. An inverted conditional in x86 HVM guests' dirty video RAM tracking code allows such guests to make Xen de-reference a pointer guaranteed to point at unmapped space. A malicious or buggy HVM g...