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Fortinet Buys CyberSponse for SOAR Capabilities
Quick Hits  |  12/13/2019  | 
It plans to integrate CyberSponse's SOAR platform into the Fortinet Security Fabric.
Android App Analysis Uncovers Seasonal Shopping Risk
News  |  12/12/2019  | 
Researchers scanned 4,200 Android apps and found many exhibit malicious behavior or have a dangerous level of permissions.
The Most, Least Insecure US Cities for SMBs
Quick Hits  |  12/12/2019  | 
A new report looks at computer activity in the 50 largest metropolitan areas.
Lessons from the NSA: Know Your Assets
News  |  12/12/2019  | 
Chris Kubic worked at the National Security Agency for the past 32 years, finishing his tenure as CISO. He talks about lessons learned during his time there and what they mean for the private sector.
Waking Up to Third-Party Security Risk
Commentary  |  12/12/2019  | 
You can't rely on the words, intentions, or security measures of others to guard your company, customer and brand.
Younger Generations Drive Bulk of 2FA Adoption
News  |  12/11/2019  | 
Use of two-factor authentication has nearly doubled in the past two years , pointing to a new wave of acceptance.
Only 53% of Security Pros Have Ownership of Workforce IAM
Quick Hits  |  12/10/2019  | 
Most practitioners report an increase in identities, but many don't have control over how those identities are protected from a range of attacks.
Microsoft 'Campaign Views' Offers Full Look at Office 365 Attacks
News  |  12/9/2019  | 
Campaign views, arriving in public preview, aims to share more context around how attackers targeted an organization and whether its defenses worked.
10 Notable Cybersecurity Acquisitions of 2019, Part 2
Slideshows  |  12/9/2019  | 
As mergers and acquisitions continued to shape the security industry throughout 2019, these deals were most significant.
Senators Call for End to Controversial NSA Program
Quick Hits  |  12/6/2019  | 
The program for collecting telephone call metadata has faced increased scrutiny and restrictions since Edward Snowden revealed its existence in 2013.
Success Enablers or Silent Killers?
Commentary  |  12/6/2019  | 
These five success enablers will help CISOs report, measure, and demonstrate ROI to the C-suite.
SOC 2s & Third-Party Assessments: How to Prevent Them from Being Used in a Data Breach Lawsuit
Commentary  |  12/5/2019  | 
Assessments can be used against your company in court proceedings. Here's how to mitigate this potential risk.
What's in a Botnet? Researchers Spy on Geost Operators
News  |  12/4/2019  | 
The investigation of a major Android banking botnet yields insights about how cybercriminals structure and run an illicit business.
Navigating Security in the Cloud
Commentary  |  12/4/2019  | 
Underestimating the security changes that need to accompany a shift to the cloud could be fatal to a business. Here's why.
Application & Infrastructure Risk Management: You've Been Doing It Backward
Commentary  |  12/4/2019  | 
Before getting more scanning tools, think about what's needed to defend your organization's environment and devise a plan to ensure all needed tools can work together productively.
What Security Leaders Can Learn from Marketing
Commentary  |  12/3/2019  | 
Employees can no longer be pawns who must be protected all the time. They must become partners in the battle against threats.
DHS to Require Federal Agencies to Set Vulnerability Disclosure Policies
News  |  12/2/2019  | 
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) publishes a draft document mandating a vulnerability disclosure policy and a strategy for handling reports of security weaknesses.
StrandHogg Vulnerability Affects All Versions of Android
News  |  12/2/2019  | 
The bug enables malware to pose as any legitimate Android app, letting attackers track messages, photos, credentials, and phone conversations.
Practical Principles for Security Metrics
Commentary  |  11/27/2019  | 
A proactive approach to cybersecurity requires the right tools, not more tools.
5 Ways to Champion and Increase Your 2020 Security Budget
Commentary  |  11/26/2019  | 
Give your organization's leadership an impactful, out-of-office experience so they know what's at stake with their budgeting decisions.
T-Mobile Prepaid Hit by Significant Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  11/25/2019  | 
The breach, estimated to have affected more than a million customers, came from malicious external actors.
Time to Warn Users About Black Friday & Cyber Monday Scams
Commentary  |  11/25/2019  | 
Warn your employees to avoid the inevitable scams associated with these two "holidays," or you risk compromising your company's network.
The 5-Step Methodology for Spotting Malicious Bot Activity on Your Network
Commentary  |  11/22/2019  | 
Bot detection over IP networks isn't easy, but it's becoming a fundamental part of network security practice.
Employee Privacy in a Mobile Workplace
Commentary  |  11/20/2019  | 
Why businesses need guidelines for managing their employees' personal information -- without compromising on security.
Former White House CIO Shares Enduring Security Strategies
News  |  11/20/2019  | 
Theresa Payton explains the strategies organizations should consider as they integrate layers of new technology.
Why Multifactor Authentication Is Now a Hacker Target
Commentary  |  11/20/2019  | 
SIM swaps, insecure web design, phishing, and channel-jacking are four ways attackers are circumventing MFA technology, according to the FBI.
TPM-Fail: What It Means & What to Do About It
Commentary  |  11/19/2019  | 
Trusted Platform Modules are well-suited to a wide range of applications, but for the strongest security, architect them into "defense-in-depth" designs.
Most Companies Lag Behind '1-10-60' Benchmark for Breach Response
News  |  11/19/2019  | 
Average company needs 162 hours to detect, triage, and contain a breach, according to a new CrowdStrike survey.
Americans Fed Up with Lack of Data Privacy
News  |  11/18/2019  | 
Eight out of every 10 US adults are worried over their inability to control how data about them is used, a new Pew Research survey shows.
Quantum Computing Breakthrough Accelerates the Need for Future-Proofed PKI
Commentary  |  11/18/2019  | 
Public key infrastructure is a foundational security tool that has evolved to become a critical base for future advancements. Today's generation of PKI can be coupled with quantum-resistant algorithms to extend the lifespan of digital certificates for decades.
13 Security Pros Share Their Most Valuable Experiences
Slideshows  |  11/18/2019  | 
From serving as an artillery Marine to working a help desk, infosec practitioners pinpoint experiences that had the greatest influence on their careers.
Illegal Booter Connected with DDoSes Sentenced to Prison, Fine
Quick Hits  |  11/15/2019  | 
The Illinois-based man operated a criminal service that launched millions of DDoS attacks and brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Attackers' Costs Increasing as Businesses Focus on Security
News  |  11/15/2019  | 
Based on penetration tests and vulnerability assessments, attackers' costs to compromise a company's network increases significantly when security is continuously tested, a report finds.
Attacks on Healthcare Jump 60% in 2019 - So Far
News  |  11/14/2019  | 
Well-known Trojans Emotet and Trickbot are cybercriminals' favorite weapons in their campaigns.
5 Cybersecurity CISO Priorities for the Future
Commentary  |  11/14/2019  | 
Seven chief information security officers share their pain points and two-year spending plans.
How Does Your Cyber Resilience Measure Up?
Commentary  |  11/14/2019  | 
The security measures companies take today may not be enough for tomorrow's cyber assault, but switching to a proactive, risk-based framework may better protect your organization.
Cybersecurity: An Organizationwide Responsibility
Commentary  |  11/13/2019  | 
C-suite execs must set an example of good practices while also supporting the IT department with enough budget to protect the organization from next-generation cyberattacks.
The Ripple Effect of Data Breaches: How Damage Spreads
News  |  11/13/2019  | 
The financial loss from so-called 'ripple events' is thirteen times greater than the cost of single-party security incidents.
Unreasonable Security Best Practices vs. Good Risk Management
Commentary  |  11/13/2019  | 
Perfection is impossible, and pretending otherwise just makes things worse. Instead, make risk-based decisions.
Companies Increasingly Fail Interim Security Test, But Gap Narrows
News  |  11/12/2019  | 
Stability of PCI DSS helps companies cope and create more mature security programs, but some parts of the Payment Card Industry's Data Secure Standard continue to cause headaches.
Microsoft Patches IE Zero-Day Among 74 Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/12/2019  | 
The November Patch Tuesday update fixed 13 critical flaws, including a zero-day bug in Internet Explorer.
DDoS Attack Targets UK Labour Party Weeks Ahead of Election
Quick Hits  |  11/12/2019  | 
Cybercriminals tried to take the Labour Party's digital platforms offline weeks before the election on December 12.
Why Cyber-Risk Is a C-Suite Issue
Commentary  |  11/12/2019  | 
Organizations realize the scale of cyber-risk but lack counter-actions to build resilience.
Researchers Find New Approach to Attacking Cloud Infrastructure
News  |  11/11/2019  | 
Cloud APIs' accessibility over the Internet opens a new window for adversaries to gain highly privileged access to cloud assets.
Joker's Stash Puts $130M Price Tag on Credit Card Database
Quick Hits  |  11/11/2019  | 
A new analysis advises security teams on what they should know about the underground payment card seller.
Hospital Cyberattacks Linked to Increase in Heart Attack Mortality
Quick Hits  |  11/8/2019  | 
Breach remediation processes adversely impact timeliness in patient care and outcomes, a new study finds.
9 Principles to Simplify Security
Commentary  |  11/8/2019  | 
This isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. Simplify as much as you can, as the saying goes, but no more than that.
TA542 Brings Back Emotet with Late September Spike
News  |  11/7/2019  | 
Overall volumes of banking Trojans and RATs increased during the third quarter, when Emotet was suspiciously absent until mid-September.
To Prove Cybersecurity's Worth, Create a Cyber Balance Sheet
Commentary  |  11/7/2019  | 
How tying and measuring security investments to business impacts can elevate executives' understanding and commitment to cyber-risk reduction.
The Cold Truth about Cyber Insurance
Commentary  |  11/7/2019  | 
There is no premium that will recover the millions of dollars your company spends on R&D if your intellectual property is hacked and stolen.
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Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  12/10/2019
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Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  12/11/2019
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CVE-2019-5252
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-14
There is an improper authentication vulnerability in Huawei smartphones (Y9, Honor 8X, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 9i, Y6 Pro). The applock does not perform a sufficient authentication in a rare condition. Successful exploit could allow the attacker to use the application locked by applock in an instant.
CVE-2019-5235
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-14
Some Huawei smart phones have a null pointer dereference vulnerability. An attacker crafts specific packets and sends to the affected product to exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploitation may cause the affected phone to be abnormal.
CVE-2019-5264
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-13
There is an information disclosure vulnerability in certain Huawei smartphones (Mate 10;Mate 10 Pro;Honor V10;Changxiang 7S;P-smart;Changxiang 8 Plus;Y9 2018;Honor 9 Lite;Honor 9i;Mate 9). The software does not properly handle certain information of applications locked by applock in a rare condition...
CVE-2019-5277
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-13
Huawei CloudUSM-EUA V600R006C10;V600R019C00 have an information leak vulnerability. Due to improper configuration, the attacker may cause information leak by successful exploitation.
CVE-2019-5254
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-13
Certain Huawei products (AP2000;IPS Module;NGFW Module;NIP6300;NIP6600;NIP6800;S5700;SVN5600;SVN5800;SVN5800-C;SeMG9811;Secospace AntiDDoS8000;Secospace USG6300;Secospace USG6500;Secospace USG6600;USG6000V;eSpace U1981) have an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. An attacker who logs in to the board m...