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Smart Prevention: How Every Enterprise Can Create Human Firewalls
Debby Briggs, Chief Security Officer at NETSCOUTCommentary
Organizations of all sizes should include both human firewalls and virtual tools in their cybersecurity budgets.
By Debby Briggs Chief Security Officer at NETSCOUT, 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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7 SMB Security Tips That Will Keep Your Company Safe
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
With National Cybersecurity Awareness Month as a backdrop, industry leaders weigh in on how SMBs can more effectively protect themselves from cyberattacks.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 10/11/2019
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Close the Gap Between Cyber-Risk and Business Risk
Brian Contos, CISO & VP of Techology Innovation at VerodinCommentary
Four steps outlining how security teams can better understand their company's cyber-risk and demonstrate to company leadership what's being done to mitigate the resulting business risk.
By By Brian Contos, CISO, Verodin , 10/11/2019
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Network Security Must Transition into the Cloud Era
John Grady, Analyst at Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
An integrated approach is the best way to provide organizations with the tools they need to decrease the attack surface and use strong security controls.
By John Grady Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, 10/10/2019
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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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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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10 Steps to Assess SOC Maturity in SMBs
Andrew Houshian, Associate Director of SOC and Attestation Services at A-LIGNCommentary
Facing a system and organization controls audit doesn't have to be stressful for small and midsize businesses if they follow these guidelines.
By Andrew Houshian Associate Director of SOC and Attestation Services at A-LIGN, 10/7/2019
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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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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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Apple Patches Multiple Vulnerabilities Across Platforms
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Updates address two separate issues in Apple's desktop and mobile operating systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/27/2019
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Is Your Organization Suffering from Security Tool Sprawl?
Himanshu Verma, Director of Business Development at WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Most companies have too many tools, causing increased costs and security issues.
By Himanshu Verma Director of Business Development at WatchGuard Technologies, 9/27/2019
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Why You Need to Think About API Security
Erez Yalon, Director of Security Research at CheckmarxCommentary
Businesses of all sorts are increasingly relying on APIs to interact with customers in smartphone apps, but they have their own unique set of vulnerabilities.
By Erez Yalon Director of Security Research at Checkmarx, 9/26/2019
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4 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Electrical Engineers
Kayne McGladrey, Director of Security & IT at Pensar DevelopmentCommentary
Most electrical engineering firms are targeted by threat actors of opportunity because of two necessary ingredients: people and computers. These four tips will help keep you safer.
By Kayne McGladrey Director of Security & IT at Pensar Development, 9/24/2019
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CVE-2019-18217
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
ProFTPD before 1.3.6b and 1.3.7rc before 1.3.7rc2 allows remote unauthenticated denial-of-service due to incorrect handling of overly long commands because main.c in a child process enters an infinite loop.
CVE-2019-16862
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
Reflected XSS in interface/forms/eye_mag/view.php in OpenEMR 5.x before 5.0.2.1 allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of a user's session via the pid parameter.
CVE-2019-17409
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
Reflected XSS exists in interface/forms/eye_mag/view.php in OpenEMR 5.x before 5.0.2.1 ia the id parameter.
CVE-2019-10715
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
There is Stored XSS in Verodin Director before 3.5.4.0 via input fields of certain tooltips, and on the Tags, Sequences, and Actors pages.
CVE-2019-10716
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
An Information Disclosure issue in Verodin Director 3.5.3.1 and earlier reveals usernames and passwords of integrated security technologies via a /integrations.json JSON REST API request.