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Flash Dies but Warning Signs Persist: A Eulogy for Tech's Terrible Security Precedent
Rotem Iram, Founder & CEO, At-BayCommentary
Flash will be gone by the end of the year, but the ecosystem that allowed it to become a software security serial killer is ready to let it happen again.
By Rotem Iram Founder & CEO, At-Bay, 12/4/2020
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Cloud Security Threats for 2021
Or Azarzar, CTO & Co-Founder of LightspinCommentary
Most of these issues can be remediated, but many users and administrators don't find out about them until it's too late.
By Or Azarzar CTO & Co-Founder of Lightspin, 12/3/2020
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From FUD to Fix: Why the CISO-Vendor Partnership Needs to Change Now
Michele Commentary
CISOs and their staffs are up against too many systems, screens, and alerts, with too few solutions to effectively address pain points.
By Michele "MB" Bettencourt Executive Chairperson, Corelight, 12/3/2020
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Open Source Flaws Take Years to Find But Just a Month to Fix
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies need to embrace automation and dependency tracking to keep software secure, GitHub says in its annual security report.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/2/2020
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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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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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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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3 Steps CISOs Can Take to Convey Strategy for Budget Presentations
Vinay Sridhara, CTO at BalbixCommentary
Answering these questions will help CISOs define a plan and take the organization in a positive direction.
By Vinay Sridhara CTO at Balbix, 11/23/2020
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How Retailers Can Fight Fraud and Abuse This Holiday Season
Sunil Potti, General Manager and Vice President, Google Cloud SecurityCommentary
Online shopping will be more popular than ever with consumers... and with malicious actors too.
By Sunil Potti General Manager and Vice President, Google Cloud Security, 11/23/2020
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The Yellow Brick Road to Risk Management
Andrew Lowe, Senior Information Security Consultant, TalaTekCommentary
Beginning the journey to risk management can be daunting, but protecting your business is worth every step.
By Andrew Lowe Senior Information Security Consultant, TalaTek, 11/19/2020
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2021 Cybersecurity Spending: How to Maximize Value
Gidi Cohen, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Skybox SecurityCommentary
This is a pivotal moment for CISOs. As their influence increases, so does the pressure for them to make the right decisions.
By Gidi Cohen Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Skybox Security, 11/19/2020
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Out With the Old Perimeter, in With the New Perimeters
Charlie Winckless, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, at PresidioCommentary
A confluence of trends and events has exploded the whole idea of "the perimeter." Now there are many perimeters, and businesses must adjust accordingly.
By Charlie Winckless Senior Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, at Presidio, 11/18/2020
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How to Identify Cobalt Strike on Your Network
Zohar Buber, Security AnalystCommentary
Common antivirus systems frequently miss Cobalt Strike, a stealthy threat emulation toolkit admired by red teams and attackers alike.
By Zohar Buber Security Analyst, 11/18/2020
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Vulnerability Prioritization Tops Security Pros' Challenges
David Habusha, VP of Product, WhiteSourceCommentary
Why vulnerability prioritization has become a top challenge for security professionals and how security and development teams can get it right.
By David Habusha VP of Product, WhiteSource, 11/17/2020
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To Pay or Not to Pay: Responding to Ransomware From a Lawyer's Perspective
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
The threat of data extortion adds new layers of risk when determining how to respond to a ransomware attack.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 11/17/2020
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A Call for Change in Physical Security
Fred Burton, Executive Director, Ontic Center for Protective IntelligenceCommentary
We're at an inflection point. The threats we face are dynamic, emerging, and global. Are you ready?
By Fred Burton Executive Director, Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence, 11/16/2020
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A Hacker's Holiday: How Retailers Can Avoid Black Friday Cyber Threats
Matthew McGuirk, Senior Solutions Engineer at Source DefenseCommentary
Starting on Nov. 27, online retailers of all sizes will find out if their e-commerce capabilities are ready for prime time or not.
By Matthew McGuirk Senior Solutions Engineer at Source Defense, 11/13/2020
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7 Cool Cyberattack and Audit Tools to be Highlighted at Black Hat Europe
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
Platforms, open source tools, and other toolkits for penetration testers and other security practitioners will be showcased at the early December virtual event.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 11/12/2020
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How to Avoid Getting Killed by Ransomware
Karthik Krishnan, Founder & CEO, ConcentricCommentary
Using a series of processes, infosec pros can then tap automated data hygiene to find and fix files that attackers key in on.
By Karthik Krishnan Founder & CEO, Concentric, 11/11/2020
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Flaws in Privileged Management Apps Expose Machines to Attack
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The Intel Support Assistant is the latest Windows utility to be found that could expose millions of computers to privilege-escalation attacks through file manipulation and symbolic links.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/10/2020
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CVE-2020-27409
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
OpenSIS Community Edition before 7.5 is affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in SideForStudent.php via the modname parameter.
CVE-2020-27408
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
OpenSIS Community Edition through 7.6 is affected by incorrect access controls for the file ResetUserInfo.php that allow an unauthenticated attacker to change the password of arbitrary users.
CVE-2020-27765
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
A flaw was found in ImageMagick in MagickCore/segment.c. An attacker who submits a crafted file that is processed by ImageMagick could trigger undefined behavior in the form of math division by zero. This would most likely lead to an impact to application availability, but could potentially cause ot...
CVE-2020-27766
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
A flaw was found in ImageMagick in MagickCore/statistic.c. An attacker who submits a crafted file that is processed by ImageMagick could trigger undefined behavior in the form of values outside the range of type `unsigned long`. This would most likely lead to an impact to application availability, b...
CVE-2020-27767
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
A flaw was found in ImageMagick in MagickCore/quantum.h. An attacker who submits a crafted file that is processed by ImageMagick could trigger undefined behavior in the form of values outside the range of types `float` and `unsigned char`. This would most likely lead to an impact to application avai...