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State of SMB Insecurity by the Numbers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
SMBs still perceive themselves at low risk from cyberthreats in spite of attack statistics that paint a different pictur
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 10/17/2019
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Schadenfreude Is a Bad Look & Other Observations About Recent Disclosures
James Plouffe, Lead Architect at MobileIronCommentary
The debate about whether Android or iOS is the more inherently secure platform misses the larger issues that both platforms are valuable targets and security today is no guarantee of security tomorrow.
By James Plouffe Lead Architect at MobileIron, 10/16/2019
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Federal CIOs Zero In on Zero Trust
William Peteroy, Chief Technology Officer, Security, at GigamonCommentary
Here's how federal CIOs can begin utilizing the security concept and avoid predictable obstacles.
By William Peteroy Chief Technology Officer, Security, at Gigamon, 10/16/2019
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Why Bricking Vulnerable IoT Devices Comes with Unintended Consequences
Marc Laliberte, Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Infosec vigilantism can cause serious harm in the era of industrial IoT and connected medical devices.
By Marc Laliberte Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 10/15/2019
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The Connected Cybercrime Ecosystem & the Impact of the Capital One Breach
Kevin Gosschalk, CEO of Arkose LabsCommentary
A company's security battle is not between that company and a specific fraudster; rather, it's between the company and connected cybercriminal ecosystem.
By Kevin Gosschalk CEO of Arkose Labs, 10/14/2019
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How the Software-Defined Perimeter Is Redefining Access Control
Gilad Steinberg, Founder & CTO at Odo SecurityCommentary
In a world where traditional network boundaries no longer exist, VPNs are showing their age.
By Gilad Steinberg Founder & CTO at Odo Security, 10/9/2019
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Utilities' Operational Networks Continue to Be Vulnerable
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
More than half of utilities have suffered an outage or data loss in the last 12 months, but only a minority of organizations seem ready for an attack that could affect operations, a survey finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/8/2019
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For Cybersecurity to Be Proactive, Terrains Must Be Mapped
Craig Harber, Chief Technology Officer at Fidelis CybersecurityCommentary
As in any battle, understanding and exploiting the terrain often dictates the outcome.
By Craig Harber Chief Technology Officer at Fidelis Cybersecurity, 10/8/2019
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Beyond the Horde: The Uptick in Targeted Attacks (And How to Fight Back)
Ilan Abadi, VP and Global CISO, Teva Pharmaceutical IndustriesCommentary
We're seeing a dramatic rise in targeted attacks, but following these guidelines can help your enterprise stay safe.
By Ilan Abadi VP and Global CISO, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, 10/8/2019
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Cybercrime: AI's Growing Threat
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Cyberecurity incidents expected to rise by nearly 70% and cost $5 trillion annually by 2024.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 10/4/2019
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Common Pitfalls of Security Monitoring
Aaron Sierra, Senior Security Architect at AlagenCommentary
We need technology, but we cant forget the importance of humans working methodically to make it effective.
By Aaron Sierra Senior Security Architect at Alagen, 10/3/2019
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Quantum-Safe Cryptography: The Time to Prepare Is Now
Scott Totzke, CEO & Cofounder, ISARA CorporationCommentary
Quantum computing is real and it's evolving fast. Is the security industry up to the challenge?
By Scott Totzke CEO & Cofounder, ISARA Corporation, 10/2/2019
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Controlling Data Leakage in Cloud Test-Dev Environments
Ameesh Divatia, Co-Founder & CEO of BaffleCommentary
The focus on digital transformation and compressing development release cycles is appealing, but that means security can be left behind. How should security practitioners address this challenge?
By Ameesh Divatia Co-Founder & CEO of Baffle, 10/2/2019
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'Harvesting Attacks' & the Quantum Revolution
John Prisco, CEO of Quantum XChangeCommentary
Stockpiles of stolen information sitting in foreign databases are ready to be exposed the minute there's a working quantum computer in five to ten years. The time to act is now.
By John Prisco CEO of Quantum XChange, 9/30/2019
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A Safer IoT Future Must Be a Joint Effort
Sivan Rauscher, CEO & Co-Founder, SAM Seamless NetworkCommentary
We're just at the beginning of an important conversation about the future of our homes and cities, which must involve both consumers and many players in the industry
By Sivan Rauscher CEO & Co-Founder, SAM Seamless Network, 9/20/2019
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6 Questions to Ask Once Youve Learned of a Breach
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
With GDPR enacted and the California Consumer Privacy Act on the near horizon, companies have to sharpen up their responses. Start by asking these six questions.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 9/13/2019
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The Fight Against Synthetic Identity Fraud
Kathleen Peters, SVP & Head of Fraud & Identity, ExperianCommentary
Advanced data and innovative technology will help organizations more easily identify abnormal behavior and tell legitimate customers apart from "fake" ones.
By Kathleen Peters SVP & Head of Fraud & Identity, Experian, 9/12/2019
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Data Is the New Copper
Shuman Ghosemajumder, CTO, Shape SecurityCommentary
Data breaches fuel a complex cybercriminal ecosystem, similar to copper thefts after the financial crisis.
By Shuman Ghosemajumder CTO, Shape Security, 9/10/2019
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AI Is Everywhere, but Don't Ignore the Basics
Howie Xu, Vice President of AI and Machine Learning at ZscalerCommentary
Artificial intelligence is no substitute for common sense, and it works best in combination with conventional cybersecurity technology. Here are the basic requirements and best practices you need to know.
By Howie Xu Vice President of AI and Machine Learning at Zscaler, 9/10/2019
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From Spyware to Ninja Cable
Iftah Bratspiess, CEO at Sepio SystemsCommentary
Attackers don't need sophisticated James Bondian hardware to break into your company. Sometimes a $99 device will do.
By Iftah Bratspiess CEO at Sepio Systems, 9/9/2019
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CVE-2019-18216
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-20
** DISPUTED ** The BIOS configuration design on ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS laptops with BIOS 313 relies on the main battery instead of using a CMOS battery, which reduces the value of a protection mechanism in which booting from a USB device is prohibited. Attackers who have physical laptop access ...
CVE-2019-18214
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
The Video_Converter app 0.1.0 for Nextcloud allows denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via multiple concurrent conversions because many FFmpeg processes may be running at once. (The workload is not queued for serial execution.)
CVE-2019-18202
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
Information Disclosure is possible on WAGO Series PFC100 and PFC200 devices before FW12 due to improper access control. A remote attacker can check for the existence of paths and file names via crafted HTTP requests.
CVE-2019-18209
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
templates/pad.html in Etherpad-Lite 1.7.5 has XSS when the browser does not encode the path of the URL, as demonstrated by Internet Explorer.
CVE-2019-18198
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-18
In the Linux kernel before 5.3.4, a reference count usage error in the fib6_rule_suppress() function in the fib6 suppression feature of net/ipv6/fib6_rules.c, when handling the FIB_LOOKUP_NOREF flag, can be exploited by a local attacker to corrupt memory, aka CID-ca7a03c41753.