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Patch by Tonight: CISA Issues Emergency Directive for Critical Netlogon Flaw
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The directive requires all federal agencies to apply a patch for Windows Netlogon vulnerability CVE-2020-1472 by midnight on Sept. 21.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/21/2020
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5 Steps to Greater Cyber Resiliency
Andrew Rubin, CEO & Founder at IllumioCommentary
Work from home isn't going away anytime soon, and the increased vulnerability means cyber resiliency will continue to be critical to business resiliency.
By Andrew Rubin CEO & Founder at Illumio, 9/21/2020
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Deadly Ransomware Story Continues to Unfold
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
A ransomware attack with fatal consequences is attracting notice and comment from around the world.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/18/2020
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Mitigating Cyber-Risk While We're (Still) Working from Home
PJ Kirner, CTO & Founder, IllumioCommentary
One click is all it takes for confidential information to land in the wrong hands. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to teach preventative cybersecurity to remote workers.
By PJ Kirner CTO & Founder, Illumio, 9/18/2020
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Iranian Hackers Indicted for Stealing Aerospace & Satellite Tracking Data
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Also, the US Treasury sanctioned Iranian attack group APT39 following a years-long malware campaign.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/17/2020
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Ransomware Gone Awry Has Fatal Consequences
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An attack that knocked hospital systems offline reportedly ends in death for patient who had to be sent to another facility.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/17/2020
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Time for CEOs to Stop Enabling China's Blatant IP Theft
Eric Noonan, CEO, CyberSheathCommentary
Protecting intellectual property in the name of US economic and national security should be part of every company's fiduciary duty.
By Eric Noonan CEO, CyberSheath, 9/17/2020
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Struggling to Secure Remote IT? 3 Lessons from the Office
Chris Hallenbeck, CISO for the Americas at TaniumCommentary
The great remote work experiment has exacerbated existing challenges and exposed new gaps, but there are things to be learned from office challenges.
By Chris Hallenbeck CISO for the Americas at Tanium, 9/17/2020
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Likely Links Emerge Between Lazarus Group and Russian-Speaking Cybercriminals
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers examine security incidents over the past several years that seemingly connect North Korea's Lazarus Group with Russian-speaking attackers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/16/2020
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DDoS Attacks Rose 151% in First Half of 2020
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Attacks grew in number, size, and sophistication as the coronavirus pandemic took hold.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/16/2020
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US Charges Five Members of China-Linked APT41 for Global Attacks
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The five Chinese nationals are among seven defendants arrested for intrusion campaigns into more than 100 organizations, the DoJ reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/16/2020
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8 Reasons Perimeter Security Alone Won't Protect Your Crown Jewels
Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen, CTO, OnapsisCommentary
Most firewalls and security devices effectively protect systems and data, but are they enough to safeguard business-critical applications?
By Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen CTO, Onapsis, 9/16/2020
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CISA Joins MITRE to Issue Vulnerability Identifiers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will become a peer of MITRE in the CVE program, likely leading to continued increases in disclosed vulnerabilities.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/16/2020
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Meet the Computer Scientist Who Helped Push for Paper Ballots
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Security Pro File: Award-winning computer scientist and electronic voting expert Barbara Simons chats up her pioneering days in computer programming, paper-ballot backups, Internet voting, math, and sushi.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/16/2020
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Cybersecurity Bounces Back, but Talent Still Absent
Simone Petrella, Chief Executive Officer, CyberVistaCommentary
While the demand for cybersecurity talent rebounds, organizations will need to focus on cyber-enabled roles to fill immediate skills gaps.
By Simone Petrella Chief Executive Officer, CyberVista, 9/16/2020
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CISA Issues Alert for Microsoft Netlogon Vulnerability
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
CISA has issued an alert following the discovery of publicly available exploit code for Windows elevation of privilege flaw CVE-2020-1472.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2020
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Taking Security With You in the WFH Era: What to Do Next
A.N. Ananth, President, NetsurionCommentary
As many organizations pivot to working from home, here are some considerations for prioritizing the new security protocols.
By A.N. Ananth President, Netsurion, 9/15/2020
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Research Finds Nearly 800,000 Access Keys Exposed Online
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The keys were primarily for access to databases and cloud services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2020
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Simplify Your Privacy Approach to Overcome CCPA Challenges
Hilary Wandall, Senior Vice President, Privacy Intelligence and General Counsel at TrustArcCommentary
By building a privacy-forward culture from the ground up and automating processes, organizations can simplify their approach to privacy and be prepared for any upcoming regulations.
By Hilary Wandall Senior Vice President, Privacy Intelligence and General Counsel at TrustArc, 9/15/2020
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Researchers, Companies Slam Mobile Voting Firm Voatz for 'Bad Faith' Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
In a letter, almost 70 different security firms and individual researchers criticize Voatz for misrepresenting to the US Supreme Court widely accepted security research practices.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/14/2020
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CVE-2020-6564
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Inappropriate implementation in permissions in Google Chrome prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to spoof the contents of a permission dialog via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2020-6565
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Inappropriate implementation in Omnibox in Google Chrome on iOS prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to spoof the contents of the Omnibox (URL bar) via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2020-6566
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Insufficient policy enforcement in media in Google Chrome prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to leak cross-origin data via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2020-6567
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Insufficient validation of untrusted input in command line handling in Google Chrome on Windows prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to bypass navigation restrictions via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2020-6568
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Insufficient policy enforcement in intent handling in Google Chrome on Android prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to bypass navigation restrictions via a crafted HTML page.