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Physical Security Has a Lot of Catching Up to Do
Peter George, Chief Executive Officer at Evolv TechnologyCommentary
The transformation we need: merging the network operations center with the physical security operations center.
By Peter George Chief Executive Officer at Evolv Technology, 10/28/2020
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Survey Uncovers High Level of Concern Over Firewalls
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
More than half of respondents are planning to reduce their network firewall footprint because of what they see as limitations in the technology.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 10/27/2020
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Chinese Attackers' Favorite Flaws Prove Global Threats, Research Shows
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Following the NSA's list of 25 security flaws often weaponized by Chinese attackers, researchers evaluated how they're used around the world.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/27/2020
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MITRE Shield Matrix Highlights Deception & Concealment Technology
Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer at Attivo NetworksCommentary
The role that these technologies play in the MITRE Shield matrix is a clear indicator that they are an essential part of today's security landscape.
By Carolyn Crandall Chief Deception Officer at Attivo Networks, 10/27/2020
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Developers' Approach to App Testing Could Cut Flaw Fix Times by 80 Days
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
An analysis of more than 130,000 active applications found more with at least one high-severity flaw compared with 2019.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/27/2020
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Employees Aware of Emailed Threats Open Suspicious Messages
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A survey of 1,000 employees finds 96% of employees are aware of digital threats, but 45% click emails they consider to be suspicious.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/27/2020
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5 Human Factors That Affect Secure Software Development
Anita D'Amico, CEO, Code Dx Inc.Commentary
With the move to remote work, it's especially important to understand how to support, discourage, and monitor conditions for development teams.
By Anita D'Amico CEO, Code Dx Inc., 10/27/2020
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Cybercriminals Extort Psychotherapy Patients Following Vastaamo Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An attacker is running a Tor site to leak the session notes of 300 patients at Vastaamo, a Finnish psychotherapy facility.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/26/2020
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New Report Links Cybersecurity and Sustainability
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Some have also created the role of chief sustainability officer, according to Kaspersky.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/26/2020
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Microsoft's Kubernetes Threat Matrix: Here's What's Missing
Gadi Naor, CTO and Co-Founder, AlcideCommentary
With a fuller picture of the Kubernetes threat matrix, security teams can begin to implement mitigation strategies to protect their cluster from threats.
By Gadi Naor CTO and Co-Founder, Alcide, 10/26/2020
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US Treasury Sanctions Russian Institution Linked to Triton Malware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Triton, also known as TRISIS and HatMan, was developed to target and manipulate industrial control systems, the US Treasury reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/23/2020
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A Pause to Address 'Ethical Debt' of Facial Recognition
Mike Kiser, Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPointCommentary
Ethical use will require some combination of consistent reporting, regulation, corporate responsibility, and adversarial technology.
By Mike Kiser Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPoint, 10/23/2020
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Credential-Stuffing Attacks Plague Loyalty Programs
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
But that's not the only type of web attack cybercriminals have been profiting from.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 10/22/2020
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WordPress Plug-in Updated in Rare Forced Action
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Logonizer login security plug-in was automatically updated to patch a SQL injection vulnerability.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/22/2020
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To Err Is Human: Misconfigurations & Employee Neglect Are a Fact of Life
Liviu Arsene, Global Cybersecurity Researcher at BitdefenderCommentary
The cyber kill chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so organizations should reinforce that link with a properly equipped dedicated security team.
By Liviu Arsene Global Cybersecurity Researcher at Bitdefender, 10/22/2020
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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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CVE-2020-8260
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-28
A vulnerability in the Pulse Connect Secure < 9.1R9 admin web interface could allow an authenticated attacker to perform an arbitrary code execution using uncontrolled gzip extraction.
CVE-2020-8261
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-28
A vulnerability in the Pulse Connect Secure / Pulse Policy Secure < 9.1R9 is vulnerable to arbitrary cookie injection.
CVE-2020-8262
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-28
A vulnerability in the Pulse Connect Secure / Pulse Policy Secure below 9.1R9 could allow attackers to conduct Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and Open Redirection for authenticated user web interface.
CVE-2020-8263
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-28
A vulnerability in the authenticated user web interface of Pulse Connect Secure < 9.1R9 could allow attackers to conduct Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) through the CGI file.
CVE-2020-8239
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-28
A vulnerability in the Pulse Secure Desktop Client < 9.1R9 is vulnerable to the client registry privilege escalation attack. This fix also requires Server Side Upgrade due to Standalone Host Checker Client (Windows) and Windows PDC.