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With International Tensions Flaring, Cyber-Risk Is Heating Up for All Businesses
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Risks of nation-state attacks go beyond Iran, and the need for awareness and security don't stop at any national border.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/16/2020
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Phishing Today, Deepfakes Tomorrow: Training Employees to Spot This Emerging Threat
Ian Cruxton, CSO, CallsignCommentary
Cybercriminals are evolving their tactics, and the security community anticipates voice and video fraud to play a role in one of the next big data breaches -- so start protecting your business now.
By Ian Cruxton CSO, Callsign, 1/16/2020
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New Report Spotlights Changes in Phishing Techniques
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Common and evolving strategies include the use of zero-font attacks, homograph attacks, and new tactics for fake attachments.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/15/2020
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Dustman Attack Underscores Iran's Cyber Capabilities
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
For nearly six months, an attack group linked to Iran reportedly had access to the network of Bahrain's national oil company, Bapco, before it executed a destructive payload.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/14/2020
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Will This Be the Year of the Branded Cybercriminal?
Raveed Laeb, Product Manager at KELACommentary
Threat actors will continue to grow enterprise-style businesses that evolve just like their legitimate counterparts.
By Raveed Laeb Product Manager at KELA, 1/13/2020
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Operationalizing Threat Intelligence at Scale in the SOC
Sebastien Tricaud, Director of Security Engineering at DevoCommentary
Open source platforms such as the Malware Information Sharing Platform are well positioned to drive a community-based approach to intelligence sharing.
By Sebastien Tricaud Director of Security Engineering at Devo, 1/9/2020
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Mechanics of a Crypto Heist: How SIM Swappers Can Steal Cryptocurrency
Nicole Sette, Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & PhelpsCommentary
The true vulnerability at the heart of SIM-swap attacks on crypto accounts lies in crypto exchanges' and email providers' variable implementation of 2FA.
By Nicole Sette Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, 1/2/2020
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2020 & Beyond: The Evolution of Cybersecurity
Daniel Kanchev, Enterprise Solutions Team Lead at SiteGroundCommentary
As new technologies disrupt the industry, remember that security is a process, not a goal. Educate yourself on how you can best secure your corner of the Web.
By Daniel Kanchev Enterprise Solutions Team Lead at SiteGround, 12/23/2019
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7 Tips to Keep Your Family Safe Online Over the Holidays
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Security experts offer key cyber advice for family members.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 12/17/2019
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Why Enterprises Buy Cybersecurity 'Ferraris'
Chris Schueler, Senior VP, Managed Security Services, TrustwaveCommentary
You wouldn't purchase an expensive sports car if you couldn't use it properly. So, why make a pricey security investment before knowing it fits into your ecosystem?
By Chris Schueler Senior VP, Managed Security Services, Trustwave, 12/16/2019
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Get Organized Like a Villain
Rob Ragan & Alex DeFreese, Principal Security Researcher & Managing Security Associate at Bishop FoxCommentary
What cybercrime group FIN7 can teach us about using agile frameworks.
By Rob Ragan & Alex DeFreese Principal Security Researcher & Managing Security Associate at Bishop Fox, 12/12/2019
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Intel's CPU Flaws Continue to Create Problems for the Tech Community
Irfan Ahmed, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth UniversityCommentary
We can't wait out this problem and hope that it goes away. We must be proactive.
By Irfan Ahmed Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, 12/10/2019
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4 Tips to Run Fast in the Face of Digital Transformation
Shane Buckley, President & Chief Operating Officer, GigamonCommentary
This gridiron-inspired advice will guarantee your digital transformation success and keep your data safe.
By Shane Buckley President & Chief Operating Officer, Gigamon, 12/9/2019
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Application & Infrastructure Risk Management: You've Been Doing It Backward
John Worrall, Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorthCommentary
Before getting more scanning tools, think about what's needed to defend your organization's environment and devise a plan to ensure all needed tools can work together productively.
By John Worrall Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorth, 12/4/2019
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How to Get Prepared for Privacy Legislation
Tony Anscombe, Global Security Evangelist & Industry Partnership Ambassador at ESETCommentary
All the various pieces of legislation, both in the US and worldwide, can feel overwhelming. But getting privacy basics right is a solid foundation.
By Tony Anscombe Global Security Evangelist & Industry Partnership Ambassador at ESET, 11/27/2019
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DDoS: An Underestimated Threat
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have become more common, more powerful, and more useful to attackers. Here's how to fight back.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 11/26/2019
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The 5-Step Methodology for Spotting Malicious Bot Activity on Your Network
Avidan Avraham, Security Researcher at Cato NetworksCommentary
Bot detection over IP networks isn't easy, but it's becoming a fundamental part of network security practice.
By Avidan Avraham Security Researcher at Cato Networks, 11/22/2019
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Most Companies Lag Behind '1-10-60' Benchmark for Breach Response
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Average company needs 162 hours to detect, triage, and contain a breach, according to a new CrowdStrike survey.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/19/2019
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A Security Strategy That Centers on Humans, Not Bugs
Andrea Little Limbago, Chief Social Scientist, VirtruCommentary
The industry's fixation on complex exploits has come at the expense of making fundamentals easy and intuitive for end users.
By Andrea Little Limbago Chief Social Scientist, Virtru, 11/19/2019
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Quantum Computing Breakthrough Accelerates the Need for Future-Proofed PKI
Kevin von Keyserling & JD Kilgallin, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy officer; Senior Integration Engineer at KeyfactorCommentary
Public key infrastructure is a foundational security tool that has evolved to become a critical base for future advancements. Today's generation of PKI can be coupled with quantum-resistant algorithms to extend the lifespan of digital certificates for decades.
By Kevin von Keyserling & JD Kilgallin Co-Founder & Chief Strategy officer; Senior Integration Engineer at Keyfactor, 11/18/2019
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CVE-2019-15625
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
A memory usage vulnerability exists in Trend Micro Password Manager 3.8 that could allow an attacker with access and permissions to the victim's memory processes to extract sensitive information.
CVE-2019-19696
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
A RootCA vulnerability found in Trend Micro Password Manager for Windows and macOS exists where the localhost.key of RootCA.crt might be improperly accessed by an unauthorized party and could be used to create malicious self-signed SSL certificates, allowing an attacker to misdirect a user to phishi...
CVE-2019-19697
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
An arbitrary code execution vulnerability exists in the Trend Micro Security 2019 (v15) consumer family of products which could allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges and tamper with protected services by disabling or otherwise preventing them to start. An attacker must already have administr...
CVE-2019-20357
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
A Persistent Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerability exists in the Trend Micro Security 2020 (v160 and 2019 (v15) consumer familiy of products which could potentially allow an attacker the ability to create a malicious program to escalate privileges and attain persistence on a vulnerable system.
CVE-2020-7222
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
An issue was discovered in Amcrest Web Server 2.520.AC00.18.R 2017-06-29 WEB 3.2.1.453504. The login page responds with JavaScript when one tries to authenticate. An attacker who changes the result parameter (to true) in this JavaScript code can bypass authentication and achieve limited privileges (...