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The Data Security Landscape Is Shifting: Is Your Company Prepared?
Francis Dinha, CEO & Co-Founder of OpenVPNCommentary
New ways to steal your data (and profits) keep cropping up. These best practices can help keep your organization safer.
By Francis Dinha CEO & Co-Founder of OpenVPN, 8/13/2018
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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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US-CERT Warns of New Linux Kernel Vulnerability
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Patches now available to prevent DoS attack on Linux systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/7/2018
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Is SMS 2FA Enough Login Protection?
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Experts say Reddit breach offers a prime example of the risks of depending on one-time passwords sent via text.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/3/2018
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Power Grid Security: How Safe Are We?
Cameron Camp, ESET Security ResearcherCommentary
Experiencing a power outage? It could have been caused by a hacker or just a squirrel chewing through some equipment. And that's a problem.
By Cameron Camp ESET Security Researcher, 8/2/2018
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6 Ways DevOps Can Supercharge Security
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Security teams have a huge opportunity to make major inroads by embracing the DevOps movement.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/2/2018
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5 Steps to Fight Unauthorized Cryptomining
Matt Downing, Principal Threat Intelligence Researcher at Alert LogicCommentary
This compromise feels like a mere annoyance, but it can open the door to real trouble.
By Matt Downing Principal Threat Intelligence Researcher at Alert Logic, 8/1/2018
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Automating Kernel Exploitation for Better Flaw Remediation
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Black Hat researchers plan on open sourcing a new framework they say can help organizations get a better rein on vulnerability fixes for kernel bugs.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/27/2018
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8 Steps Toward Safer Elections
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Heres some advice from leading authorities on how state and local governments can adapt to an environment where election systems will inevitably be hacked.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 7/26/2018
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Tenable Prices IPO, Raises $250 Million
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The past year has been one of significant growth for the cybersecurity firm, which is trading under the NASDAQ symbol TENB.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/26/2018
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Threat Hunting: Rethinking 'Needle in a Haystack' Security Defenses
Devon Kerr, Principal Threat Researcher at EndgameCommentary
In cyber, needles (that is, threats) can disappear quickly, for a variety of reasons, and long often after hackers have completed what they came to do.
By Devon Kerr Principal Threat Researcher at Endgame, 7/24/2018
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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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Make Security Boring Again
Joel Fulton, Chief Information Security Officer for SplunkCommentary
In the public sector and feeling overwhelmed? Focus on the basics, as mind numbing as that may sound.
By Joel Fulton Chief Information Security Officer for Splunk, 7/18/2018
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From Bullets to Clicks: The Evolution of the Cyber Arms Race
Nir Gaist, CTO and Founder of NyotronCommentary
Cyber strategies have become as important as physical weapons in the battle for political advantage. Here's a quick look at four broad categories.
By Nir Gaist CTO and Founder of Nyotron, 7/18/2018
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SCADA/ICS Dangers & Cybersecurity Strategies
Peter Newton, Senior Director of Product Marketing at FortinetCommentary
Nearly 60% of surveyed organizations using SCADA or ICS reported they experienced a breach in those systems in the last year. Here are four tips for making these systems safer.
By Peter Newton Senior Director of Product Marketing at Fortinet, 7/17/2018
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How to Structure an Enterprise-Wide Threat Intelligence Strategy
Tom Badders, Senior Product Manager, Secure Mobility, at Telos CorporationCommentary
To keep an organization safe, you must think about the entire IT ecosystem.
By Tom Badders Senior Product Manager, Secure Mobility, at Telos Corporation, 7/13/2018
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ICS Security: 'The Enemy Is in the Wire'
Wayne Lloyd, Federal CTO at RedSealCommentary
Threats to industrial control systems are real and frightening. The government is taking steps to keep us safer in the future, but there are near-term steps you can take right now.
By Wayne Lloyd Federal CTO at RedSeal, 7/12/2018
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Newly Found Spectre Variants Bring New Concerns
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Two new variants on a theme of Spectre underscore the expanding nature of the critical vulnerabilities.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/11/2018
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Risk
Jack Jones, Chairman, FAIR InstituteCommentary
Measuring security risk is not that hard if you get your terms straight and leverage well-established methods and principles from other disciplines.
By Jack Jones Chairman, FAIR Institute, 7/11/2018
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For Data Thieves, the World Cup Runneth Over
Travis Jarae, Founder & CEO of One World IdentityCommentary
Large sporting events are always going to be targets, but the fact that the competition is in Russia adds another layer of concern. Here are three tips to stay safer.
By Travis Jarae Founder & CEO of One World Identity, 7/10/2018
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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.