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SOC Teams Burdened by Alert Fatigue Explore XDR
Joan Goodchild, Staff EditorQuick Hits
ESG research finds a complex attack surface and threat landscape make alerts too overwhelming to monitor accurately
By Joan Goodchild Staff Editor, 5/14/2021
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Security Trends to Follow at RSA Conference 2021
Yonit Wiseman, Associate at YL VenturesCommentary
Here are three key categories of sessions that provide an inside look at some of today's most interesting cybersecurity trends.
By Yonit Wiseman Associate at YL Ventures, 5/14/2021
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Firms Struggle to Secure Multicloud Misconfigurations
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Half of companies had at least one case of having all ports open to the public, while more than a third had an exposed database.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/13/2021
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Defending the Castle: How World History Can Teach Cybersecurity a Lesson
Rob Gurzeev, CEO and Co-Founder of CyCognitoCommentary
Cybersecurity attackers follow the same principles practiced in warfare for millennia. They show up in unexpected places, seeking out portions of an organization's attack surface that are largely unmonitored and undefended.
By Rob Gurzeev CEO and Co-Founder of CyCognito, 5/13/2021
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Why You Should Be Prepared to Pay a Ransom
Christopher Muffat, CEO and founderCommentary
Companies that claim they'll never pay up in a ransomware attack are more likely to get caught flat-footed.
By Christopher Muffat CEO and founder, 5/12/2021
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Adobe Issues Patch for Acrobat Zero-Day
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerability is being exploited in limited attacks against Adobe Reader users on Windows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/11/2021
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3 Cybersecurity Myths to Bust
Etay Maor, Sr. Director Security Strategy at Cato NetworksCommentary
Deeply rooted cybersecurity misconceptions are poisoning our ability to understand and defend against attacks.
By Etay Maor Sr. Director Security Strategy at Cato Networks, 5/11/2021
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Critical Infrastructure Under Attack
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
Several recent cyber incidents targeting critical infrastructure prove that no open society is immune to attacks by cybercriminals. The recent shutdown of key US energy pipeline marks just the tip of the iceberg.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 5/11/2021
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Exchange Exploitation: Not Dead Yet
John Hammond, Senior Security Researcher at HuntressCommentary
The mass exploitation of Exchange Servers has been a wake-up call, and it will take all parties playing in concert for the industry to react, respond, and recover.
By John Hammond Senior Security Researcher at Huntress, 5/10/2021
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Most Organizations Feel More Vulnerable to Breaches Amid Pandemic
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
More than half of business see the need for significant long-term changes to IT due to COVID-19, research finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/7/2021
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Securing the Internet of Things in the Age of Quantum Computing
Dr. Charles Grover, Cryptography Researcher, Crypto QuantiqueCommentary
Internet security, privacy, and authentication aren't new issues, but IoT presents unique security challenges.
By Dr. Charles Grover Cryptography Researcher, Crypto Quantique, 5/6/2021
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Will 2021 Mark the End of World Password Day?
Jake Madders, Director, Hyve Managed HostingCommentary
We might be leaving the world of mandatory asterisks and interrobangs behind for good.
By Jake Madders Director, Hyve Managed Hosting, 5/5/2021
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Apple Issues Patches for Webkit Security Flaws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerabilities may already be under active attack, Apple says in an advisory.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/4/2021
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Can Organizations Secure Remote Workers for the Long Haul?
Ian Pratt, Global head of Security for Personal Systems at HP Inc.Commentary
By focusing on protection instead of detection, organizations can defend against targeted attacks without compromising security or productivity.
By Ian Pratt Global head of Security for Personal Systems at HP Inc., 5/4/2021
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It's Time to Ditch Celebrity Cybersecurity
Mieng Lim, VP of Product Management at Digital Defense By HelpSystemsCommentary
High-profile attacks and solutions are shiny objects that can distract from the defenses that afford the greatest protection.
By Mieng Lim VP of Product Management at Digital Defense By HelpSystems, 5/4/2021
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Researchers Explore Active Directory Attack Vectors
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Incident responders who investigate attacks targeting Active Directory discuss methods used to gain entry, elevate privileges, and control target systems.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/3/2021
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Researchers Find Bugs Using Single-Codebase Inconsistencies
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A Northeastern University research team finds code defects -- and some vulnerabilities -- by detecting when programmers used different code snippets to perform the same functions.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/3/2021
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Stopping the Next SolarWinds Requires Doing Something Different
Tony Cole, CTO at Attivo NetworksCommentary
Will the SolarWinds breach finally prompt the right legislative and regulatory actions on a broader, more effective scale?
By Tony Cole CTO at Attivo Networks, 5/3/2021
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New Threat Group Carrying Out Aggressive Ransomware Campaign
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
UNC2447 observed targeting now-patched vulnerability in SonicWall VPN.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/30/2021
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The Ticking Time Bomb in Every Company's Code
Pedro Fortuna, CTO and Co-Founder of JscramblerCommentary
Developers must weigh the benefits and risks of using third-party code in Web apps.
By Pedro Fortuna CTO and Co-Founder of Jscrambler, 4/30/2021
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PUBLISHED: 2021-05-15
A XSS Vulnerability in /uploads/dede/action_search.php in DedeCMS V5.7 SP2 allows an authenticated user to execute remote arbitrary code via the keyword parameter.
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-15
DedeCMS V5.7 SP2 contains a CSRF vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to send a malicious request to to the web manager allowing remote code execution.
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
The Linux kernel before 5.11.14 has a use-after-free in cipso_v4_genopt in net/ipv4/cipso_ipv4.c because the CIPSO and CALIPSO refcounting for the DOI definitions is mishandled, aka CID-ad5d07f4a9cd. This leads to writing an arbitrary value.
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
In the Linux kernel before 5.12.4, net/bluetooth/hci_event.c has a use-after-free when destroying an hci_chan, aka CID-5c4c8c954409. This leads to writing an arbitrary value.
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
The block subsystem in the Linux kernel before 5.2 has a use-after-free that can lead to arbitrary code execution in the kernel context and privilege escalation, aka CID-c3e2219216c9. This is related to blk_mq_free_rqs and blk_cleanup_queue.