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Unmanaged Devices Heighten Risks for School Networks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Gaming consoles, Wi-Fi Pineapples, and building management systems are among many devices Armis says it discovered on K12 school networks.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 12/1/2020
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Inside North Korea's Rapid Evolution to Cyber Superpower
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers examine North Korea's rapid evolution from destructive campaigns to complex and efficient cyber operations.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/1/2020
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Malicious or Vulnerable Docker Images Widespread, Firm Says
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A dynamic analysis of the publicly available images on Docker Hub found that 51% had critical vulnerabilities and about 6,500 of the 4 million latest images could be considered malicious.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/1/2020
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The Cybersecurity Skills Gap: It Doesn't Have to Be This Way
Sander Vinberg, Threat Research Evangelist at F5 LabsCommentary
Once it becomes clear that off-the-shelf experts aren't realistic at scale, cultivating entry-level talent emerges as the only long-term solution -- not just for a hiring organization but for the field as a whole.
By Sander Vinberg Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Labs, 12/1/2020
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Sophos 2021 Threat Report: Navigating Cybersecurity in an Uncertain World
Dark Reading Staff, News
SPONSORED: Sophos' principal research scientist discusses the fast-changing attacker behaviors of 2020 and how security pros need to evolve.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/1/2020
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Former NSS Labs CEO Launches New Security Testing Organization
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Member-based CyberRatings.org to offer free to tiered paid access to tested security product and services ratings.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/1/2020
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Driven by Ransomware, Cyber Claims Rise in Number & Value
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies are on track to file 27% more cyber claims in 2020, one insurer estimates, while another underwriter finds five out of every 100 companies file a claim each year.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/30/2020
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Baltimore County Public Schools Closed Due to Ransomware Attack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The incident struck the day before Thanksgiving and interfered with online classes for some 115,000 students, officials report.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/30/2020
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Industrial Computer Maker Confirms Ransomware, Data Theft
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Advantech reports the stolen data was confidential but did not contain high-value documents.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/30/2020
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Why Vulnerable Code Is Shipped Knowingly
Chris Eng, Chief Research Officer, VeracodeCommentary
The business priority of speed of development and deployment is overshadowing the need for secure code.
By Chris Eng Chief Research Officer, Veracode, 11/30/2020
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Failing Toward Zero: Why Your Security Needs to Fail to Get Better
Akshay Bhargava, Chief Product Officer at MalwarebytesCommentary
Each security incident should lead to a successive reduction in future incidences of the same type. Organizations that fail toward zero embrace failure and learn from their mistakes.
By Akshay Bhargava Chief Product Officer at Malwarebytes, 11/27/2020
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Do You Know Who's Lurking in Your Cloud Environment?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security researcher explains the dangers of poor visibility in the cloud and a new strategy to evaluate IAM exposure in Google Cloud Platform.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/25/2020
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Prevention Is Better Than the Cure When Securing Cloud-Native Deployments
Liz Rice, VP Open Source Engineering, Aqua SecurityCommentary
The "OODA loop" shows us how to secure cloud-native deployments and prevent breaches before they occur.
By Liz Rice VP Open Source Engineering, Aqua Security, 11/25/2020
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Why Security Awareness Training Should Be Backed by Security by Design
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Cybersecurity training needs an overhaul, though the training itself is only one small part of how security teams can influence user behavior.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 11/25/2020
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Latest Version of TrickBot Employs Clever New Obfuscation Trick
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The malware takes advantage of how the Windows command line interpreter works to try and slip past anti-detection tools, Huntress Labs says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/24/2020
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Baidu Apps Leaked Location Data, Machine Learning Reveals
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Several apps available on the Google Play Store, including two made by Chinese Internet giant Baidu, leaked information about the phone's hardware and location without the user's knowledge, research finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/24/2020
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CISA Warns of Holiday Online Shopping Scams
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The agency urges shoppers to be cautious of fraudulent websites, unsolicited emails, and unencrypted financial transactions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/24/2020
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US Treasury's OFAC Ransomware Advisory: Navigating the Gray Areas
Jason Bevis & Kevin Adams-Romano, VP of Awake Labs / Incident Response Specialist at Awake SecurityCommentary
Leveraging the right response strategy, following the regulations, and understanding the ransom entity are the fundamentals in any ransomware outbreak.
By Jason Bevis & Kevin Adams-Romano VP of Awake Labs / Incident Response Specialist at Awake Security, 11/24/2020
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Printers' Cybersecurity Threats Too Often Ignored
Shivaun Albright, Chief Technologist of Print Security, HP Inc.Commentary
Remote workforce heightens the need to protect printing systems against intrusion and compromise.
By Shivaun Albright Chief Technologist of Print Security, HP Inc., 11/24/2020
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As 'Anywhere Work' Evolves, Security Will Be Key Challenge
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies should plan their future workforce model now, so they have time to implement the necessary tools, including cybersecurity and seamless remote access, a Forrester report says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/23/2020
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CVE-2020-26250
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-01
OAuthenticator is an OAuth login mechanism for JupyterHub. In oauthenticator from version 0.12.0 and before 0.12.2, the deprecated (in jupyterhub 1.2) configuration `Authenticator.whitelist`, which should be transparently mapped to `Authenticator.allowed_users` with a warning, is instead ignored by ...
CVE-2020-28576
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-01
An improper access control information disclosure vulnerability in Trend Micro Apex One and OfficeScan XG SP1 could allow an unauthenticated user to connect to the product server and reveal version and build information.
CVE-2020-28577
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-01
An improper access control information disclosure vulnerability in Trend Micro Apex One and OfficeScan XG SP1 could allow an unauthenticated user to connect to the product server and reveal server hostname and db names.
CVE-2020-28582
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-01
An improper access control information disclosure vulnerability in Trend Micro Apex One and OfficeScan XG SP1 could allow an unauthenticated user to connect to the product server and reveal number of managed agents.
CVE-2020-28583
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-01
An improper access control information disclosure vulnerability in Trend Micro Apex One and OfficeScan XG SP1 could allow an unauthenticated user to connect to the product server and reveal version, build and patch information.