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Privacy & Digital-Rights Experts Worry Contact-Tracing Apps Lack Limits
News  |  4/7/2020  | 
Mobile-phone-based tracking of people can help fight pandemics, but privacy and security researchers stress that it needs to be done right.
Chinese APT Groups Targeted Enterprise Linux Systems in Decade-Long Data Theft Campaign
News  |  4/7/2020  | 
Organizations across multiple industries compromised in a systematic effort to steal IP and other sensitive business data, BlackBerry says.
Cybercriminals Hide Malware & Phishing Sites Under SSL Certificates
News  |  4/7/2020  | 
More than half of the top 1 million websites use HTTPS, researchers report, but not all encrypted traffic is safe.
Mature DevOps Teams Are Secure DevOps Teams
Quick Hits  |  4/7/2020  | 
New research shows the relationship between mature DevOps processes, secure applications, and happy developers.
The Coronavirus & Cybersecurity: 3 Areas of Exploitation
Commentary  |  4/7/2020  | 
Criminal, political, and strategic factors are combining to create a perfect storm of cyber infections that target the global supply chain.
71% of Security Pros See Threats Jump Since COVID-19 Outbreak
Quick Hits  |  4/7/2020  | 
Phishing is the top threat, followed by websites offering false information about the pandemic, malware, and ransomware attacks.
Using Application Telemetry to Reveal Insider & Evasive Threats
Commentary  |  4/7/2020  | 
Data from application processes and other systems leave a trail of threat crumbs that can be used to detect and shut down attacks.
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
News  |  4/7/2020  | 
Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive news and commentary surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
9 Security Podcasts Worth Tuning In To
Slideshows  |  4/7/2020  | 
Recommendations for podcasts discussing news, trends, guidance, and stories across the cybersecurity industry.
More Attackers Have Begun Using Zero-Day Exploits
News  |  4/6/2020  | 
Vendors of offensive cyber tools have made it easy for any threat group with the right funds to leverage unpatched bugs, FireEye says.
Misconfigured Containers Again Targeted by Cryptominer Malware
News  |  4/6/2020  | 
An attack group is searching for insecure containers exposing the Docker API and then installing a program that attempts to mine cryptocurrency. It's not the first time.
Microsoft: Emotet Attack Shut Down an Entire Business Network
News  |  4/6/2020  | 
The infection started with a phishing email and spread throughout the organization, overheating all machines and flooding its Internet connection.
FBI Warns of BEC Dangers
Quick Hits  |  4/6/2020  | 
A new PSA warns of attacks launched against users of two popular cloud-based email systems.
Mozilla Patches Two Critical Zero-Days in Firefox
Quick Hits  |  4/6/2020  | 
The latest release of Firefox brings fixes for two Critical vulnerabilities already seen exploited in the wild.
Why Humans Are Phishing's Weakest Link
Commentary  |  4/6/2020  | 
And it's not just because they click when they shouldn't... they also leave a trail of clues and details that make them easy to spoof
Researcher Hijacks iOS, macOS Camera with Three Safari Zero-Days
News  |  4/3/2020  | 
A security researcher earned $75,000 for finding a whopping seven zero-days in Safari, three of which can be combined to access the camera.
FBI Warns Education & Remote Work Platforms About Cyberattacks
Quick Hits  |  4/3/2020  | 
The FBI expects attackers will target virtual environments as more organizations rely on them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Want to Improve Cloud Security? It Starts with Logging
Commentary  |  4/3/2020  | 
Remedying the "garbage in, garbage out" problem requires an understanding of what is causing the problem in the first place.
Phishers Try 'Text Direction Deception' Technique to Bypass Email Filters
News  |  4/2/2020  | 
With COVID-19 concerns running high, attackers are trying new tactics to get to users.
A Day in The Life of a Pen Tester
News  |  4/2/2020  | 
Two penetration testers share their day-to-day responsibilities, challenges they encounter, and the skills they value most on the job.
Bad Bots Build Presence Across the Web
Quick Hits  |  4/2/2020  | 
Bots that mimic human behavior are driving a growing percentage of website traffic while contributing to an avalanche of misinformation.
Companies Are Failing to Deploy Key Solution for Email Security
News  |  4/2/2020  | 
A single -- albeit complex-to-deploy -- technology could stop the most expensive form of fraud, experts say. Why aren't more companies adopting it?
Prioritizing High-Risk Assets: A 4-Step Approach to Mitigating Insider Threats
Commentary  |  4/2/2020  | 
Sound insider threat detection programs combine contextual data and a thorough knowledge of employee roles and behaviors to pinpoint the biggest risks.
5 Ways Enterprises Inadvertently Compromise Their Network Security
Quick Hits  |  4/2/2020  | 
Is your organization carelessly leaving its networks vulnerable to invasion? Check out these five common oversights to see if your resources are at risk.
A Hacker's Perspective on Securing VPNs As You Go Remote
Commentary  |  4/2/2020  | 
As organizations rush to equip and secure their newly remote workforce, it's important to keep things methodical and purposeful
Best Practices to Manage Third-Party Cyber-Risk Today
Commentary  |  4/2/2020  | 
Bold new thinking is needed to solve the rapidly evolving challenge of third-party risk management.
New Magecart Skimmer Infects 19 Victim Websites
Quick Hits  |  4/2/2020  | 
MakeFrame, named for its ability to make iframes for skimming payment data, is attributed to Magecart Group 7.
Vulnerability Researchers Focus on Zoom App's Security
News  |  4/2/2020  | 
With videoconferencing's rise as an essential tool for remote work comes a downside: more security scrutiny, which has turned up a number of security weaknesses.
Attackers Leverage Excel File Encryption to Deliver Malware
News  |  4/1/2020  | 
Technique involves saving malicious Excel file as "read-only" and tricking users into opening it, Mimecast says.
Why All Employees Are Responsible for Company Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  4/1/2020  | 
It's not just the IT and security team's responsibility to keep data safe -- every member of the team needs to be involved.
Active Directory Attacks Hit the Mainstream
Commentary  |  4/1/2020  | 
Understanding the limitations of authentication protocols, especially as enterprises link authentication to cloud services to Active Directory, is essential for security teams in the modern federated enterprise.
Microsoft Alerts Healthcare to Human-Operated Ransomware
News  |  4/1/2020  | 
Microsoft has notified dozens of hospitals with vulnerable gateway and VPN appliances in their infrastructure, which could put them at risk.
The SOC Emergency Room Faces Malware Pandemic
Commentary  |  4/1/2020  | 
To keep users and networks healthy and secure, security teams need to mimic countries that have taken on COVID-19 with a rapid, disciplined approach.
Major Cloud, CDN Providers Join Secure Routing Initiative
News  |  4/1/2020  | 
Akamai, AWS, Azion, Cloudflare, Facebook, and Netflix are now members of the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) effort.
Defense Evasion Dominated 2019 Attack Tactics
News  |  3/31/2020  | 
Researchers mapped tactics and techniques to the MITRE ATT&CK framework to determine which were most popular last year.
Researchers Uncover Unsophisticated - But Creative - Watering-Hole Attack
News  |  3/31/2020  | 
Holy Water campaign is targeting users of a specific religious and ethnic group in Asia, Kaspersky says.
Data from 5.2M Marriott Loyalty Program Members Hit by Breach
Quick Hits  |  3/31/2020  | 
The data was breached through the credentials of two franchisee employees.
Why Third-Party Risk Management Has Never Been More Important
Commentary  |  3/31/2020  | 
Given today's coronavirus pandemic, the need for companies to collect cybersecurity data about their business partners is more critical than ever. Here's how to start.
Patching Poses Security Problems with Move to More Remote Work
News  |  3/31/2020  | 
Security teams were not ready for the wholesale move to remote work and the sudden expansion of the attack surface area, experts say.
Palo Alto Networks to Buy CloudGenix for $420M
Quick Hits  |  3/31/2020  | 
Palo Alto Networks plans to integrate CloudGenix's SD-WAN technology into its Prisma SASE platform following the deal.
Does the 2020 Online Census Account for Security Risk?
News  |  3/31/2020  | 
Experts discuss the security issues surrounding a census conducted online and explain how COVID-19 could exacerbate the risk.
How Much Downtime Can Your Company Handle?
Commentary  |  3/31/2020  | 
Why every business needs cyber resilience and quick recovery times.
Limited-Time Free Offers to Secure the Enterprise Amid COVID-19
Slideshows  |  3/31/2020  | 
These products and services could be of immediate help to infosec pros now protecting their organizations while working from home.
Researchers Spot Sharp Increase in Zoom-Themed Domain Registrations
News  |  3/30/2020  | 
Attackers are attempting to take advantage of the surge in teleworking prompted by COVID-19, Check Point says.
Microsoft Edge Will Tell You If Credentials Are Compromised
Quick Hits  |  3/30/2020  | 
Password Monitor, InPrivate mode, and ad-tracking prevention are three new additions to Microsoft Edge.
HackerOne Drops Mobile Voting App Vendor Voatz
Quick Hits  |  3/30/2020  | 
Bug bounty platform provider cited "Voatz's pattern of interactions with the research community" in its decision to halt the app vendor's vuln disclosure program on HackerOne.
Securing Your Remote Workforce: A Coronavirus Guide for Businesses
Commentary  |  3/30/2020  | 
Often the hardest part in creating an effective awareness program is deciding what NOT to teach.
Malicious USB Drive Hides Behind Gift Card Lure
Quick Hits  |  3/27/2020  | 
Victims are being enticed to insert an unknown USB drive into their computers.
Virgin Media Could Pay 4.5B for Leak Affecting 900,000 Customers
Quick Hits  |  3/27/2020  | 
A misconfigured database holding personal data was left available online between April 2019 and February 2020.
The Wild, Wild West(world) of Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  3/27/2020  | 
Though set in the future, HBO's "Westworld" works as an allegory for the present moment in cybersecurity.
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