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Adaptive Shield Emerges From Stealth
News  |  8/13/2020  | 
Israeli startup joins growing number of vendors offering platform for detecting and mitigating common configuration errors in cloud environments.
Symmetry Systems Emerges from Stealth
Quick Hits  |  8/11/2020  | 
Company behind Data Store and Object Security (DSOS) becomes public knowledge following a $3 million seed round of funding.
EU-US Privacy Shield Dissolution: What Happens Next?
Commentary  |  8/11/2020  | 
In a world that isn't private by design, security and liability implications for US-based cloud companies are huge.
Reddit Attack Defaces Dozens of Channels
Quick Hits  |  8/7/2020  | 
The attack has defaced the channels with images and content supporting Donald Trump.
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News  |  8/6/2020  | 
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Exploiting Google Cloud Platform With Ease
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
Security engineer Dylan Ayrey and Cruise senior infrastructure security engineer Allison Donovan describe fundamental weaknesses in GCP identity management that enable privilege escalation and lateral movement.
Office 365's Vast Attack Surface & All the Ways You Don't Know You're Being Exploited Through It
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
Mandiant incident response managers Josh Madeley and Doug Bienstock describe how thoroughly Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) extends into corporate networks, describe both sophisticated and simple attacks theyve detected, and suggest mitigations as businesses rely more heavily on the cloud.
Microsoft Paid $13.7M in Bug Bounty Rewards in 2019-2020
Quick Hits  |  8/5/2020  | 
The 2019-2020 program year awarded 327 security researchers through 15 bounty programs, with a largest reward of $200,000.
Why Confidential Computing Is a Game Changer
Commentary  |  8/5/2020  | 
Confidential Computing is a transformational technology that should be part of every enterprise cloud deployment. It's time to start unlocking the possibilities together.
New 'Nanodegree' Program Provides Hands-On Cybersecurity Training
News  |  8/3/2020  | 
Emerging streamlined curriculum programs aim to help narrow the skills gap.
'Hidden Property Abusing' Allows Attacks on Node.js Applications
News  |  7/31/2020  | 
A team of researchers from Georgia Tech find a new attack technique that targets properties in Node.js and plan to publicly release a tool that has already identified 13 new vulnerabilities.
Browsers to Enforce Shorter Certificate Life Spans: What Businesses Should Know
News  |  7/30/2020  | 
Apple, Google, and Mozilla will shorten the life span for TLS certificates in a move poised to aid security but cause operational troubles.
Mimecast Buys MessageControl
Quick Hits  |  7/30/2020  | 
The email security provider brings into its fold social engineering and human identity capabilities.
Ill-Defined Career Paths Hamper Growth for IT Security Pros
News  |  7/30/2020  | 
Appsec and cloud security skills are the most in demand, and a shortage of staff is wearing on security teams, a new study shows.
Security Flaws Discovered in OKCupid Dating Service
Quick Hits  |  7/29/2020  | 
Researchers identified a variety of vulnerabilities in apps and websites for the popular online dating platform.
Technical Challenges of IoT Cybersecurity in a Post-COVID-19 World
Commentary  |  7/29/2020  | 
Effective management of vulnerabilities can be done only when information about supply chain dependencies is accurate and recent.
Out-of-Date and Unsupported Cloud Workloads Continue as a Common Weakness
News  |  7/28/2020  | 
More than 80% of companies have at least one Internet-facing cloud asset that is more than six months out of date or running software that is no longer supported, according to scan data.
Researchers Foil Phishing Attempt on Netflix Customers
News  |  7/28/2020  | 
Hackers use two stolen domains to steal credentials from Netflix users and then send them to the real Netflix site.
Autonomous IT: Less Reacting, More Securing
Commentary  |  7/28/2020  | 
Keeping data secure requires a range of skills and perfect execution. AI makes that possible.
As Businesses Move to the Cloud, Cybercriminals Follow Close Behind
Commentary  |  7/28/2020  | 
In the wake of COVID-19, data theft is by far the top tactic, followed by cryptomining and ransomware.
Twilio Security Incident Shows Danger of Misconfigured S3 Buckets
News  |  7/23/2020  | 
Twilio says attackers accessed its misconfigured cloud storage system and altered a copy of the JavaScriptSDK it shares with customers.
8 Cybersecurity Themes to Expect at Black Hat USA 2020
Slideshows  |  7/23/2020  | 
Here are the trends and topics that'll capture the limelight at this year's virtual event.
Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic
Commentary  |  7/22/2020  | 
How does cybersecurity support business and society? The pandemic shows us.
Microsoft 365 Updated with New Security, Risk, Compliance Tools
News  |  7/21/2020  | 
Updates built for remote employees include an endpoint data loss prevention platform, insider risk management, and double key encryption.
Fortinet Buys Cloud Security Firm OPAQ
Quick Hits  |  7/21/2020  | 
The company plans to add zero-trust networking capabilities to its Secure Access Service Edge architecture.
G Suite Security Updates Bring New Features to Gmail, Meet & Chat
Quick Hits  |  7/21/2020  | 
New security features include support for a new standard in Gmail, phishing protection in Chat, and additional admin controls.
EU Court Ruling Means New Global Protections for EU Customer Data
Quick Hits  |  7/16/2020  | 
The ruling in a case involving Facebook means that international companies must provide EU-level privacy controls for EU-generated data no matter where it's stored or transferred.
New Attack Technique Uses Misconfigured Docker API
Quick Hits  |  7/15/2020  | 
A new technique builds and deploys an attack on the victim's own system
DevSecOps Requires a Different Approach to Security
News  |  7/14/2020  | 
Breaking applications into microservices means more difficulty in gaining good visibility into runtime security and performance issues, says startup Traceable.
Google Cloud Unveils 'Confidential VMs' to Protect Data in Use
News  |  7/14/2020  | 
Confidential Virtual Machines, now in beta, will let Google Cloud customers keep data encrypted while it's in use.
Zero-Trust Efforts Rise with the Tide of Remote Working
News  |  7/13/2020  | 
With employees likely to continue to spend much, if not all, of their time working from home, companies are focusing more on technologies to boost the security of their now-distributed workplace.
When WAFs Go Wrong
News  |  7/9/2020  | 
Web application firewalls are increasingly disappointing enterprises today. Here's why.
Introducing 'Secure Access Service Edge'
Commentary  |  7/3/2020  | 
The industry's latest buzzword is largely a repackaging exercise that bundles a collection of capabilities together and offers them as a cloud-delivered service.
Building Security Strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends and Concerns
News  |  7/2/2020  | 
Security experts discuss the rise in cybercrime affecting sub-Saharan Africa and the necessary changes to improve security.
Anatomy of a Long-Con Phish
Expert Insights  |  7/2/2020  | 
A fraudster on LinkedIn used my online profile in an apparent attempt to pull off a wide-ranging scam business venture.
Making Sense of EARN IT & LAED Bills' Implications for Crypto
News  |  7/2/2020  | 
After Senate Judiciary Committee pushes EARN IT Act a step closer to ratification, raising further concerns for privacy advocates, here's what to know.
22,900 MongoDB Databases Affected in Ransomware Attack
Quick Hits  |  7/2/2020  | 
An attacker scanned for databases misconfigured to expose information and wiped the data, leaving a ransom note behind.
Businesses Invest in Cloud Security Tools Despite Concerns
News  |  7/1/2020  | 
A majority of organizations say the acceleration was driven by a need to support more remote employees.
7 Tips for Effective Deception
Slideshows  |  6/25/2020  | 
The right decoys can frustrate attackers and help detect threats more quickly.
No Internet Access? Amid Protests, Here's How to Tell Whether the Government Is Behind it
News  |  6/24/2020  | 
Government-mandated Internet shutdowns occur far more regularly than you might expect.
Rethinking Enterprise Access, Post-COVID-19
Commentary  |  6/24/2020  | 
New approaches will allow businesses to reduce risk while meeting the needs of users, employees, and third parties. Here are three issues to consider when reimagining enterprise application access.
Twitter Says Business Users Were Vulnerable to Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  6/23/2020  | 
The now-patched vulnerability left business users' personal information in web browser caches for anyone to find.
Back to Basics with Cloud Permissions Management
Commentary  |  6/23/2020  | 
By using the AAA permissions management framework for cloud operations, organizations can address authentication, authorization, and auditing.
5 Steps for Implementing Multicloud Identity
Commentary  |  6/23/2020  | 
Why embracing, not fighting, decentralization will pave the way to smoother cloud migrations.
Cloud Threats and Priorities as We Head Into the Second Half of 2020
Slideshows  |  6/22/2020  | 
With millions working from home and relying on the cloud, security leaders are under increasing pressure to keep their enterprises breach-free.
Cloud Security Alliance Offers Tips to Protect Telehealth Data
News  |  6/19/2020  | 
As telehealth grows more common, security experts address the privacy and security concerns of storing health data in the cloud.
O365 Phishing Campaign Leveraged Legit Domains
Quick Hits  |  6/18/2020  | 
A sophisticated scheme used legitimate redirection tools to convince victims to give up Office 365 credentials.
Zoom Changes Course on End-to-End Encryption
Quick Hits  |  6/17/2020  | 
The videoconferencing company now says it will offer end-to-end encryption to all users beginning in July.
Adobe Releases PDF Protected Mode for Acrobat DC
Quick Hits  |  6/16/2020  | 
The preview, open to Windows users, opens PDF files in a sandbox to protect users who open malicious Acrobat documents.
Cisco Brings SecureX into Full Security Lineup to Cut Complexity
News  |  6/16/2020  | 
This step is intended to address growing enterprise concerns around security and complexity, both top of mind among CISOs and CIOs.
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CVE-2019-20383
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
ABBYY network license server in ABBYY FineReader 15 before Release 4 (aka 15.0.112.2130) allows escalation of privileges by local users via manipulations involving files and using symbolic links.
CVE-2020-24348
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
njs through 0.4.3, used in NGINX, has an out-of-bounds read in njs_json_stringify_iterator in njs_json.c.
CVE-2020-24349
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
njs through 0.4.3, used in NGINX, allows control-flow hijack in njs_value_property in njs_value.c. NOTE: the vendor considers the issue to be "fluff" in the NGINX use case because there is no remote attack surface.
CVE-2020-7360
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
An Uncontrolled Search Path Element (CWE-427) vulnerability in SmartControl version 4.3.15 and versions released before April 15, 2020 may allow an authenticated user to escalate privileges by placing a specially crafted DLL file in the search path. This issue was fixed in version 1.0.7, which was r...
CVE-2020-24342
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
Lua through 5.4.0 allows a stack redzone cross in luaO_pushvfstring because a protection mechanism wrongly calls luaD_callnoyield twice in a row.