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White Hat to Black Hat: What Motivates the Switch to Cybercrime
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Almost one in 10 security pros in the US have considered black hat work, and experts believe many dabble in criminal activity for financial gain or employer retaliation.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/8/2018
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10 Threats Lurking on the Dark Web
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Despite some high-profile takedowns last year, the Dark Web remains alive and well. Here's a compilation of some of the more prolific threats that loom.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 8/8/2018
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How GDPR Could Turn Privileged Insiders into Bribery Targets
Mark Coates, VP, EMEA, Dtex SystemsCommentary
Regulatory penalties that exceed the cost of an extortion payout may lead to a new form of ransomware. These four steps can keep you from falling into that trap.
By Mark Coates VP, EMEA, Dtex Systems, 8/2/2018
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6 Ways to Tell an Insider Has Gone Rogue
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Malicious activity by trusted users can be very hard to catch, so look for these red flags.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/19/2018
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Time to Yank Cybercrime into the Light
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Too many organizations are still operating blindfolded, research finds.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 7/16/2018
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Microsoft July Security Updates Mostly Browser-Related
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Patch Tuesday includes 53 security updates, including mitigation for the latest side-channel attack.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/10/2018
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Reactive or Proactive? Making the Case for New Kill Chains
Ryan Stolte, co-founder and CTO at Bay DynamicsCommentary
Classic kill chain models that aim to find and stop external attacks don't account for threats from insiders. Here what a modern kill chain should include.
By Ryan Stolte co-founder and CTO at Bay Dynamics, 7/6/2018
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9 SMB Security Trends
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
SMBs understand they have to focus more on cybersecurity. Here's a look at the areas they say matter most.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 7/5/2018
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Today! 'Why Cybercriminals Attack,' A Dark Reading Virtual Event
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
Wednesday, June 27, this all-day event starting at 11 a.m. ET, will help you decide who and what you really need to defend against, and how to do it more effectively.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/27/2018
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Insider Dangers Are Hiding in Collaboration Tools
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The casual sharing of sensitive data, such as passwords, is opening the door to malicious insiders.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/26/2018
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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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Verizon DBIR: Ransomware Attacks Double for Second Year in a Row
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Outside attackers still the biggest problem - except in healthcare.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/10/2018
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Privilege Abuse Attacks: 4 Common Scenarios
Michael Fimin, CEO & Co-Founder, NetwrixCommentary
It doesn't matter if the threat comes from a disgruntled ex-employee or an insider anticipating financial gain, privilege abuse patterns are pretty much the same, and they're easy to avoid.
By Michael Fimin CEO & Co-Founder, Netwrix, 3/7/2018
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CERT.org Goes Away, Panic Ensues
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Turns out the Carnegie Mellon CERT just moved to a newly revamped CMU Software Engineering Institute website.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/5/2018
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Why Cryptocurrencies Are Dangerous for Enterprises
David Shefter, Chief Technology Officer at Ziften TechnologiesCommentary
When employees mine coins with work computers, much can go wrong. But there are some ways to stay safe.
By David Shefter Chief Technology Officer at Ziften Technologies, 2/28/2018
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Leveraging Security to Enable Your Business
Jackson Shaw, VP of Product Management, One IdentityCommentary
When done right, security doesn't have to be the barrier to employee productivity that many have come to expect. Here's how.
By Jackson Shaw VP of Product Management, One Identity, 2/23/2018
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Doh!!! The 10 Most Overlooked Security Tasks
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Heres a list of gotchas that often slip past overburdened security pros.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/16/2018
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NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Illegally Retaining National Defense Secrets
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Nghia Hoang Pho faces up to eight years in prison for removing highly classified NSA data from workplace and storing it at home.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/4/2017
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How Law Firms Can Make Information Security a Higher Priority
Tom Cross, Chief Technology Officer of OPAQ NetworksCommentary
Lawyers always have been responsible for protecting their clients' information, but that was a lot easier to do when everything was on paper. Here are four best practices to follow.
By Tom Cross Chief Technology Officer of OPAQ Networks, 11/8/2017
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3 Steps to Reduce Risk in Your Supply Chain
Dan Dahlberg, Research Scientist at BitSightCommentary
Many companies have very limited visibility into their vendors' security posture -- and some may have thousands of vendors. Here are steps that every company should take to lock down their supply chains.
By Dan Dahlberg Research Scientist at BitSight, 10/27/2017
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CVE-2018-6970
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-13
VMware Horizon 6 (6.x.x before 6.2.7), Horizon 7 (7.x.x before 7.5.1), and Horizon Client (4.x.x and prior before 4.8.1) contain an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in the Message Framework library. Successfully exploiting this issue may allow a less-privileged user to leak information from a privil...
CVE-2018-14781
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-13
Medtronic MMT 508 MiniMed insulin pump, 522 / MMT - 722 Paradigm REAL-TIME, 523 / MMT - 723 Paradigm Revel, 523K / MMT - 723K Paradigm Revel, and 551 / MMT - 751 MiniMed 530G The models identified above, when paired with a remote controller and having the "easy bolus" and "remote bolu...
CVE-2018-15123
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-13
Insecure configuration storage in Zipato Zipabox Smart Home Controller BOARD REV - 1 with System Version -118 allows remote attacker perform new attack vectors and take under control device and smart home.
CVE-2018-15124
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-13
Weak hashing algorithm in Zipato Zipabox Smart Home Controller BOARD REV - 1 with System Version -118 allows unauthenticated attacker extract clear text passwords and get root access on the device.
CVE-2018-15125
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-13
Sensitive Information Disclosure in Zipato Zipabox Smart Home Controller allows remote attacker get sensitive information that expands attack surface.