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Inside a SamSam Ransomware Attack
Ajit Sancheti, CEO and Co-Founder, PreemptCommentary
Here's how hackers use network tools and stolen identities to turn a device-level compromise into an enterprise-level takedown.
By Ajit Sancheti CEO and Co-Founder, Preempt, 6/20/2018
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3 Tips for Driving User Buy-in to Security Policies
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Teaching users why it's important to commit to security controls is a far more effective strategy than simply demanding that they follow them. Here's how.
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 6/18/2018
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Dark Reading Launches Second INsecurity Conference
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, News
To be held in Chicago Oct. 23-25, defense-focused conference will feature closed-door discussions, co-resident Black Hat Training sessions
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 6/5/2018
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Fortinet Completes Bradford Networks Purchase
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
5 Tips for Protecting SOHO Routers Against the VPNFilter Malware
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Most home office users need to simply power cycle their routers and disable remote access; enterprises with work-at-home employees should move NAS behind the firewall.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 6/2/2018
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The Good News about Cross-Domain Identity Management
Rich Chetwynd, Head of Developer Experience, OneLoginCommentary
Adoption of the SCIM open source, standards-based approach for syncing user information between applications is ratcheting up among SaaS vendors as well as enterprises.
By Rich Chetwynd Head of Developer Experience, OneLogin, 5/31/2018
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Facebook Must Patch 2 Billion Human Vulnerabilities; How You Can Patch Yours
Christy Wyatt, CEO, Dtex SystemsCommentary
The situation Facebook is in should be prompting all security teams to evaluate just how defenseless or protected the people in their organizations are.
By Christy Wyatt CEO, Dtex Systems, 5/31/2018
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6 Security Investments You May Be Wasting
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Not all tools and services provide the same value. Some relatively low-cost practices have a major payoff while some of the most expensive tools make little difference.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/31/2018
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6 Ways Third Parties Can Trip Up Your Security
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Poor access control, inadequate patch management, and non-existent DR practices are just some of the ways a third party can cause problems
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/29/2018
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GDPR Oddsmakers: Who, Where, When Will Enforcement Hit First?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The GDPR grace period ends today. Experts take their best guesses on when data protection authorities will strike - and what kind of organizations will be first to feel the sting of the EU privacy law.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/25/2018
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GDPR 101: Keeping Data Safe Throughout the 'Supply Chain'
Marc French, Senior VP, Chief Trust Officer & Data Protection Officer, MimecastCommentary
There are a lot of moving pieces involved with data collection, retention, and processing in the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation. Here's how to break down responsibilities between your security team and service providers.
By Marc French Senior VP, Chief Trust Officer & Data Protection Officer, Mimecast, 5/22/2018
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Why Isn't Integrity Getting the Attention It Deserves?
Tim Erlin, VP of Product Management & Strategy at TripwireCommentary
A focus on integrity requires a shift in the way many approach security management, but it's one of the most promising approaches to effective enterprise security.
By Tim Erlin VP of Product Management & Strategy at Tripwire, 5/17/2018
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6 Enterprise Password Managers That Lighten the Load for Security
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
EPMs offer the familiar password wallet with more substantial administrative management and multiple deployment models.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 5/3/2018
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Spring Clean Your Security Systems: 6 Places to Start
Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
The sun is shining and you have an extra kick in your step. Why not use that newfound energy to take care of those bothersome security tasks you've put off all winter?
By Corey Nachreiner Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies, 5/2/2018
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'Zero Login:' The Rise of Invisible Identity
Sarah Squire, Senior Technical Architect at Ping IdentityCommentary
Will new authentication technologies that recognize users on the basis of their behaviors finally mean the death of the despised password?
By Sarah Squire Senior Technical Architect at Ping Identity, 4/27/2018
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12 Trends Shaping Identity Management
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
As IAM companies try to stretch 'identity context' into all points of the cybersecurity market, identity is becoming 'its own solar system.'
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/26/2018
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Despite Risks, Nearly Half of IT Execs Don't Rethink Cybersecurity after an Attack
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
A recent survey reveals a troubling degree of security inertia lurking among scores of organizations. But there are a few bright spots.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 4/25/2018
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Biometrics Are Coming & So Are Security Concerns
Michael Fauscette, Chief Research Officier at G2 CrowdCommentary
Could these advanced technologies be putting user data at risk?
By Michael Fauscette Chief Research Officier at G2 Crowd, 4/20/2018
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8 Ways Hackers Monetize Stolen Data
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Hackers are craftier than ever, pilfering PII piecemeal so bad actors can combine data to set up schemes to defraud medical practices, steal military secrets and hijack R&D product information.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 4/17/2018
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20 Ways to Increase the Efficiency of the Incident Response Workflow
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDRRA Commentary
Despite all the good intentions of some great security teams, we are still living in a "cut-and-paste" incident management world.
By Joshua Goldfarb Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDRRA , 4/10/2018
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CVE-2018-5236
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
Symantec Endpoint Protection prior to 14 RU1 MP1 or 12.1 RU6 MP10 may be susceptible to a race condition (or race hazard). This type of issue occurs in software where the output is dependent on the sequence or timing of other uncontrollable events.
CVE-2018-5237
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
Symantec Endpoint Protection prior to 14 RU1 MP1 or 12.1 RU6 MP10 could be susceptible to a privilege escalation vulnerability, which is a type of issue that allows a user to gain elevated access to resources that are normally protected at lower access levels.
CVE-2018-6211
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
On D-Link DIR-620 devices with a certain customized (by ISP) variant of firmware 1.0.3, 1.0.37, 1.3.1, 1.3.3, 1.3.7, 1.4.0, and 2.0.22, OS command injection is possible as a result of incorrect processing of the res_buf parameter to index.cgi.
CVE-2018-6212
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
On D-Link DIR-620 devices with a certain customized (by ISP) variant of firmware 1.0.3, 1.0.37, 1.3.1, 1.3.3, 1.3.7, 1.4.0, and 2.0.22, a reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attack is possible as a result of missed filtration for special characters in the "Search" field and incorrect proc...
CVE-2018-6213
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
In the web server on D-Link DIR-620 devices with a certain customized (by ISP) variant of firmware 1.0.3, 1.0.37, 1.3.1, 1.3.3, 1.3.7, 1.4.0, and 2.0.22, there is a hardcoded password of anonymous for the admin account.