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Shhhhh! The Secret to Secrets Management
Commentary  |  12/17/2018  | 
Companies need to take a centralized approach to protecting confidential data and assets. Here are 12 ways to get a handle on the problem.
Who Are You, Really? A Peek at the Future of Identity
News  |  12/14/2018  | 
Experts dive into the trends and challenges defining the identity space and predict how online identities will change in years to come.
Retailers: Avoid the Hackable Holidaze
Commentary  |  12/14/2018  | 
The most wonderful time of the year? Sure, but not if your business and customers are getting robbed.
Cybercrime Is World's Biggest Criminal Growth Industry
Quick Hits  |  12/13/2018  | 
The toll from cybercrime is expected to pass $6 trillion in the next three years, according to a new report.
Setting the Table for Effective Cybersecurity: 20 Culinary Questions
Commentary  |  12/13/2018  | 
Even the best chefs will produce an inferior product if they begin with the wrong ingredients.
The Economics Fueling IoT (In)security
Commentary  |  12/13/2018  | 
Attackers understand the profits that lie in the current lack of security. That must change.
Worst Password Blunders of 2018 Hit Organizations East and West
News  |  12/12/2018  | 
Good password practices remain elusive as Dashlane's latest list of the worst password blunders can attest.
Deception: Honey vs. Real Environments
Commentary  |  12/12/2018  | 
A primer on choosing deception technology that will provide maximum efficacy without over-committing money, time and resources.
Arctic Wolf Buys RootSecure
Quick Hits  |  12/12/2018  | 
The purchase adds risk assessment to Arctic Wolf's SOC-as-a-service.
Forget Shifting Security Left; It's Time to Race Left
Commentary  |  12/12/2018  | 
Once DevOps teams decide to shift left, they can finally look forward instead of backward.
49% of Cloud Databases Left Unencrypted
News  |  12/11/2018  | 
Businesses also leave information vulnerable in the cloud by failing to implement MFA and configure Kubernetes settings, new research reveals.
The Grinch Bot Before Christmas: A Security Story for the Holidays
Commentary  |  12/11/2018  | 
Once upon a time, buyers purchased products from certified sellers. Today, hoarders use botnets to amass goods at significant markup for a new gray-market economy.
How Well Is Your Organization Investing Its Cybersecurity Dollars?
Commentary  |  12/11/2018  | 
The principles, methods, and tools for performing good risk measurement already exist and are being used successfully by organizations today. They take some effort -- and are totally worth it.
Insider Threats & Insider Objections
Commentary  |  12/7/2018  | 
The tyranny of the urgent and three other reasons why its hard for CISOs to establish a robust insider threat prevention program.
Bringing Compliance into the SecDevOps Process
Commentary  |  12/6/2018  | 
Application security should be guided by its responsibility to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and data. But often, compliance clouds the picture.
4 Lessons Die Hard Teaches About Combating Cyber Villains
Commentary  |  12/6/2018  | 
With proper planning, modern approaches, and tools, we can all be heroes in the epic battle against the cyber threat.
55% of Companies Don't Offer Mandatory Security Awareness Training
Quick Hits  |  12/6/2018  | 
Even those that provide employee training do so sparingly, a new study finds.
Boosting SOC IQ Levels with Knowledge Transfer
Commentary  |  12/6/2018  | 
Despite shortages of skills and staff, these six best practices can improve analysts' performance in a security operations center.
Windows 10 Security Questions Prove Easy for Attackers to Exploit
News  |  12/5/2018  | 
New research shows how attackers can abuse security questions in Windows 10 to maintain domain privileges.
The Case for a Human Security Officer
Commentary  |  12/5/2018  | 
Wanted: a security exec responsible for identifying and mitigating the attack vectors and vulnerabilities specifically targeting and involving people.
6 Ways to Strengthen Your GDPR Compliance Efforts
Slideshows  |  12/5/2018  | 
Companies have some mistaken notions about how to comply with the new data protection and privacy regulation and that could cost them.
Microsoft, Mastercard Aim to Change Identity Management
News  |  12/3/2018  | 
A new partnership wants to improve how people use and manage the virtual identities that govern their lives online.
Filling the Cybersecurity Jobs Gap Now and in the Future
Commentary  |  12/3/2018  | 
Employers must start broadening their search for experienced security professionals to include people with the right traits rather than the right skills.
Threat Hunting: Improving Bot Detection in Enterprise SD-WANs
Commentary  |  11/30/2018  | 
How security researchers tracked down Kuai and Bujoi malware through multiple vectors including client type, traffic frequency, and destination.
Dunkin' Donuts Serves Up Data Breach Alert
Quick Hits  |  11/29/2018  | 
Forces potentially affected DD Perks customers to reset their passwords after learning of unauthorized access to their personal data.
The Return of Email Flooding
Commentary  |  11/29/2018  | 
An old attack technique is making its way back into the mainstream with an onslaught of messages that legacy tools and script writing can't easily detect.
The "Typical" Security Engineer: Hiring Myths & Stereotypes
Commentary  |  11/28/2018  | 
In an environment where talent is scarce, it's critical that hiring managers remove artificial barriers to those whose mental operating systems are different.
Who's the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain?
News  |  11/27/2018  | 
Nearly 60% of organizations have suffered data breaches resulting from a third party, as suppliers pose a growing risk to enterprise security.
How to Find a Privacy Job That You'll Love (& Why)
Commentary  |  11/27/2018  | 
Advice from a millennial woman who has done it: Find your niche and master your craft. You will be amazed at how significant your work will be.
8 Tips for Preventing Credential Theft Attacks on Critical Infrastructure
Commentary  |  11/27/2018  | 
Stolen credentials for industrial control system workstations are fast becoming the modus operandi for ICS attacks by cybercriminals.
Buckle Up: A Closer Look at Airline Security Breaches
News  |  11/26/2018  | 
Cyberattacks on airports and airlines are often unrelated to passenger safety but that's no reason to dismiss them, experts say.
Transforming into a CISO Security Leader
Commentary  |  11/26/2018  | 
Are you thinking of changing your career route from techie to CISO? Are you making the right choice? Only you know for sure.
7 Real-Life Dangers That Threaten Cybersecurity
Slideshows  |  11/26/2018  | 
Cybersecurity means more than bits and bytes; threats are out there IRL, and IT pros need to be prepared.
To Stockpile or Not to Stockpile Zero-Days?
Commentary  |  11/21/2018  | 
As the debate rages on, there is still no simple answer to the question of whether the government should stockpile or publicly disclose zero-day vulnerabilities.
Cybersecurity at the Core
Commentary  |  11/20/2018  | 
For too long, cybersecurity has been looked at as one team's responsibility. If we maintain that mentality, we will fail.
Consumers Are Forgiving After a Data Breach, but Companies Need To Respond Well
News  |  11/20/2018  | 
A solid response and reputation management program will go a long way in surviving a major breach.
8 Security Buzzwords That Are Too Good to Be True
Commentary  |  11/20/2018  | 
If you can't get straight answers about popular industry catchphrases, maybe it's time to ask your vendor: How do you actually use the technology?
7 Holiday Security Tips for Retailers
Slideshows  |  11/19/2018  | 
It's the most wonderful time of the year and hackers are ready to pounce. Here's how to prevent them from wreaking holiday havoc.
Instagram Privacy Tool Exposed Passwords
Quick Hits  |  11/19/2018  | 
The 'Download Your Data' tool, intended to improve users' privacy, actually became a privacy risk.
DHS Task Force Moves Forward on Playbooks for Supply Chain Security
News  |  11/16/2018  | 
The public/private task force takes early steps toward securing the end-to-end supply chain.
95% of Organizations Have Cultural Issues Around Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  11/16/2018  | 
Very few organizations have yet baked cybersecurity into their corporate DNA, research finds.
Can Businesses Stand Up to Cybercrime? Only 61% Say Yes
Quick Hits  |  11/14/2018  | 
While 96% of US organizations say business resilience should be core to company strategy, only 61% say it actually is.
Empathy: The Next Killer App for Cybersecurity?
Commentary  |  11/13/2018  | 
The toughest security problems involve people not technology. Here's how to motivate your frontline employees all the way from the service desk to the corner office.
RIP, 'IT Security'
Commentary  |  11/13/2018  | 
Information security is vital, of course. But the concept of "IT security" has never made sense.
Paris Agreement on Cybercrime Falls Short of Unanimous Agreement
Quick Hits  |  11/12/2018  | 
More than 50 nations and 150 global companies agree to join effort to fight cybercrime.
7 Cool New Security Tools to be Revealed at Black Hat Europe
Slideshows  |  11/12/2018  | 
Black Hat Europe's Arsenal lineup will include demoes of new security tools, from AI malware research to container orchestration.
Vulnerabilities in Our Infrastructure: 5 Ways to Mitigate the Risk
Commentary  |  11/9/2018  | 
By teaming up to address key technical and organizational issues, information and operational security teams can improve the resiliency and safety of their infrastructure systems.
Checkmarx Acquires Custodela
Quick Hits  |  11/7/2018  | 
The purchase adds DevSecOps capabilities to a software exposure platform.
Why Password Management and Security Strategies Fall Short
News  |  11/7/2018  | 
Researchers say companies need to rethink their password training and take a more holistic approach to security.
Thoma Bravo Buys Veracode
News  |  11/5/2018  | 
Broadcom will sell Veracode, acquired last year by CA, for $950M to Thoma Bravo as it broadens its security portfolio.
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Higher Education: 15 Books to Help Cybersecurity Pros Be Better
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  12/12/2018
Worst Password Blunders of 2018 Hit Organizations East and West
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  12/12/2018
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CVE-2018-20201
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
There is a stack-based buffer over-read in the jsfNameFromString function of jsflash.c in Espruino 2V00, leading to a denial of service or possibly unspecified other impact via a crafted js file.
CVE-2018-20194
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
There is a stack-based buffer underflow in the third instance of the calculate_gain function in libfaad/sbr_hfadj.c in Freeware Advanced Audio Decoder 2 (FAAD2) 2.8.8. A crafted input will lead to a denial of service or possibly unspecified other impact because limiting the additional noise energy l...
CVE-2018-20195
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
A NULL pointer dereference was discovered in ic_predict of libfaad/ic_predict.c in Freeware Advanced Audio Decoder 2 (FAAD2) 2.8.8. The vulnerability causes a segmentation fault and application crash, which leads to denial of service.
CVE-2018-20196
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
There is a stack-based buffer overflow in the third instance of the calculate_gain function in libfaad/sbr_hfadj.c in Freeware Advanced Audio Decoder 2 (FAAD2) 2.8.8. A crafted input will lead to a denial of service or possibly unspecified other impact because the S_M array is mishandled.
CVE-2018-20197
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
There is a stack-based buffer underflow in the third instance of the calculate_gain function in libfaad/sbr_hfadj.c in Freeware Advanced Audio Decoder 2 (FAAD2) 2.8.8. A crafted input will lead to a denial of service or possibly unspecified other impact because limiting the additional noise energy l...