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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up the Cloud
Kaus Phaltankar, CEO and Co-Founder at CaveonixCommentary
Most companies' cloud security operations would benefit significantly from clean-up, alignment, and organization.
By Kaus Phaltankar CEO and Co-Founder at Caveonix, 6/17/2019
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The CISO's Drive to Consolidation
Nik Whitfield, Computer Scientist & Security Technology EntrepreneurCommentary
Cutting back on the number of security tools you're using can save money and leave you safer. Here's how to get started.
By Nik Whitfield Computer Scientist & Security Technology Entrepreneur, 6/13/2019
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7 Truths About BEC Scams
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
Business email compromise attacks are growing in prevalence and creativity. Here's a look at how they work, the latest stats, and some recent horror stories.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 6/13/2019
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Tomorrow's Cybersecurity Analyst Is Not Who You Think
Chris Schueler, Senior VP, Managed Security Services, TrustwaveCommentary
Organizations can't just rely on diverse and cutting-edge technologies to fight adversaries. They will also need people with diverse expertise and backgrounds.
By Chris Schueler Senior VP, Managed Security Services, Trustwave, 6/12/2019
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Predicting Vulnerability Weaponization
Srinivas Mukkamala, Co-founder & CEO, RiskSenseCommentary
Advances in data science are making it possible to shift vulnerability management from a reactive to a proactive discipline.
By Srinivas Mukkamala Co-founder & CEO, RiskSense, 6/12/2019
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How to Get the Most Benefits from Biometrics
Bojan Simic, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of HYPRCommentary
Providing an easy-to-use, uniform authentication experience without passwords is simpler than you may think.
By Bojan Simic Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of HYPR, 6/5/2019
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Why FedRAMP Matters to Non-Federal Organizations
Daniel P. Kent, Director, Public Sector Engineering & CTO, Cisco SystemsCommentary
Commercial companies should explore how FedRAMP can help mitigate risk as they move to the cloud.
By Daniel P. Kent Director, Public Sector Engineering & CTO, Cisco Systems, 6/4/2019
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Certifiably Distracted: The Economics of Cybersecurity
Dan Didier, VP of Services, GreyCastle SecurityCommentary
Is cybersecurity worth the investment? It depends.
By Dan Didier VP of Services, GreyCastle Security, 6/3/2019
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Focusing on Endpoints: 5 Steps to Fight Cybercrime
Matthew Lewinski, Distinguished Engineer at Quest SoftwareCommentary
Follow these best practices to strengthen endpoint management strategies and protect company data.
By Matthew Lewinski Distinguished Engineer at Quest Software, 5/31/2019
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The Ransomware Dilemma: What if Your Local Government Is Next?
Todd Weller, Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura CyberCommentary
Baltimore has so far refused to comply with a ransom demand. It's being forced to make a decision all such victims face: to act morally or practically.
By Todd Weller Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura Cyber, 5/30/2019
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Don't Just Tune Your SIEM, Retune It
Robin Hicks, IT Security Engineer, CEDAR CX TechnologiesCommentary
Your SIEM isn't a set-it-and-forget-it proposition. It's time for a spring cleaning.
By Robin Hicks IT Security Engineer, CEDAR CX Technologies, 5/29/2019
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FirstAm Leak Highlights Importance of Verifying the Basics
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The Fortune 500 giant in the real estate industry missed a basic vulnerability in its website, leaving as many as 885 million sensitive records accessible to attackers. The fix: teaching developers the top 10 security issues and frequent testing.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/28/2019
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8 Ways to Authenticate Without Passwords
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Passwordless authentication has a shot at becoming more ubiquitous in the next few years. We take a look at where things stand at the moment.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 5/28/2019
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'Cattle, Not Pets' & the Rise of Security-as-Code
Andrew Williams, Director of Program Development, CoalfireCommentary
Nearly a decade in, the famous analogy has underpinned a sea change in enterprise IT, but still falls short of the security mark. More recent developments can help.
By Andrew Williams Director of Program Development, Coalfire, 5/28/2019
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How Security Vendors Can Address the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage
Rob Rashotte, VP of Global Training and Technical Field Enablement at FortinetCommentary
The talent gap is too large for any one sector, and cybersecurity vendors have a big role to play in helping to close it.
By Rob Rashotte VP of Global Training and Technical Field Enablement at Fortinet, 5/24/2019
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Satan Ransomware Adds More Evil Tricks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The latest changes to the Satan ransomware framework demonstrate attackers are changing their operations while targeting victims more carefully.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/21/2019
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To Narrow the Cyber Skills Gap with Attackers, Cut the Red Tape
James Hadley, CEO at Immersive LabsCommentary
Attackers are getting further ahead, and entrenched corporate rules shoulder much of the blame.
By James Hadley CEO at Immersive Labs, 5/21/2019
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Old Threats Are New Again
Liron Barak, CEO of BitDamCommentary
They may look familiar to you, and that isn't a coincidence. New threats are often just small twists on old ones.
By Liron Barak CEO of BitDam, 5/21/2019
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Financial Sector Under Siege
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
The old take-the-money-and-run approach has been replaced by siege tactics such as DDOS attacks and land-and-expand campaigns with multiple points of persistence and increased dwell time.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 5/20/2019
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Killer SecOps Skills: Soft Is the New Hard
Edy Almer, VP Product, CyberbitCommentary
The sooner we give mindsets and tool sets equal bearing, the better. We must put SOC team members through rigorous training for emergency situations.
By Edy Almer VP Product, Cyberbit, 5/20/2019
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CVE-2019-12865
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-17
In radare2 through 3.5.1, cmd_mount in libr/core/cmd_mount.c has a double free for the ms command.
CVE-2017-10720
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-17
Recently it was discovered as a part of the research on IoT devices in the most recent firmware for Shekar Endoscope that the desktop application used to connect to the device suffers from a stack overflow if more than 26 characters are passed to it as the Wi-Fi name. This application is installed o...
CVE-2017-10721
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-17
Recently it was discovered as a part of the research on IoT devices in the most recent firmware for Shekar Endoscope that the device has Telnet functionality enabled by default. This device acts as an Endoscope camera that allows its users to use it in various industrial systems and settings, car ga...
CVE-2017-10722
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-17
Recently it was discovered as a part of the research on IoT devices in the most recent firmware for Shekar Endoscope that the desktop application used to connect to the device suffers from a stack overflow if more than 26 characters are passed to it as the Wi-Fi password. This application is install...
CVE-2017-10723
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-17
Recently it was discovered as a part of the research on IoT devices in the most recent firmware for Shekar Endoscope that an attacker connected to the device Wi-Fi SSID can exploit a memory corruption issue and execute remote code on the device. This device acts as an Endoscope camera that allows it...