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Banking on Data Security in a Time of Insecurity
Commentary  |  6/2/2020  | 
How banks can maintain security and data integrity in the middle of a pandemic.
How AI and Automation Can Help Bridge the Cybersecurity Talent Gap
Commentary  |  6/1/2020  | 
Without the right tools and with not enough cybersecurity pros to fill the void, the talent gap will continue to widen.
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
News  |  6/1/2020  | 
Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive news and commentary surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Abandoned Apps May Pose Security Risk to Mobile Devices
News  |  5/29/2020  | 
Mobile providers don't often update users when applications are not supported by developers, security firm says.
Cisco Announces Patches to SaltStack
Quick Hits  |  5/29/2020  | 
The patches came after Cisco was notified by the Salt Open Core team that the vulnerabilities and updates were available.
Digital Distancing with Microsegmentation
Commentary  |  5/29/2020  | 
Physical distancing has blunted a virus's impact; the same idea can be applied to computers and networks to minimize breaches, attacks, and infections.
GitHub Supply Chain Attack Uses Octopus Scanner Malware
News  |  5/28/2020  | 
Octopus Scanner is a new malware used to compromise 26 open source projects in a massive GitHub supply chain attack.
3 SMB Cybersecurity Myths Debunked
Commentary  |  5/28/2020  | 
Small and midsize businesses are better at cyber resilience than you might think.
Vulnerability Disclosures Drop in Q1 for First Time in a Decade
News  |  5/28/2020  | 
Even with more security issues published on Patch Tuesdays, the total number of software flaws dropped for the first three months of 2020, according to one tally.
How Elite Protectors Operationalize Security Protection
Commentary  |  5/28/2020  | 
There is no silver bullet for cybersecurity. It takes the right people, with the right mindset, applying the right elements of good security from the data center to the SOC.
Standing Privilege: The Attacker's Advantage
Commentary  |  5/27/2020  | 
The credential is a commodity and will continue to be breached. As a result, focus and spending must shift toward the access that the credentials provide.
GDPR Enforcement Loosens Amid Pandemic
News  |  5/27/2020  | 
The European Union has given some organizations more breathing room to remedy violations, yet no one should think regulators are planning to abandon the privacy legislation in the face of COVID-19.
Microsoft Shares PonyFinal Threat Data, Warns of Delivery Tactics
News  |  5/27/2020  | 
PonyFinal is deployed in human-operated ransomware attacks, in which adversaries tailor their techniques based on knowledge of a target system.
6 Steps Consumers Should Take Following a Hack
Slideshows  |  5/27/2020  | 
Without the luxury of an IT security team to help them after a breach or credit card compromise, consumers will want to keep these tips in mind.
Benefits of a Cloud-Based, Automated Cyber Range
Commentary  |  5/26/2020  | 
A cyber range is an irreplaceable tool that allows cybersecurity professionals to improve their response capabilities as well as their ability to identify risks.
Q&A: Eugene Kaspersky on Tourism, the Pandemic, and Cybersecurity
News  |  5/26/2020  | 
The CEO and co-founder of eponymously named security vendor has launched a new travel accelerator program amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Security & Trust Ratings Proliferate: Is That a Good Thing?
News  |  5/22/2020  | 
Phishing ratings, security ratings, human-ness ratings -- we are looking at a future filled with grades of security and trustworthiness. But there is a downside.
10 iOS Security Tips to Lock Down Your iPhone
Slideshows  |  5/22/2020  | 
Mobile security experts share their go-to advice for protecting iPhones from hackers, thieves, and fraudsters.
How an Industry Consortium Can Reinvent Security Solution Testing
Commentary  |  5/21/2020  | 
By committing to independent testing to determine value, vendors will ensure that their products do what they say they do.
The Need for Compliance in a Post-COVID-19 World
Commentary  |  5/21/2020  | 
With the current upheaval, business leaders may lose focus and push off implementing security measures, managing risk, and keeping up with compliance requirements. That's a big mistake.
Centralized Contact Tracing Raises Concerns Among Privacy-Conscious Citizens
News  |  5/21/2020  | 
The long debate over whether encryption and anonymity shield too much criminal behavior also has staged a resurgence.
60% of Insider Threats Involve Employees Planning to Leave
News  |  5/20/2020  | 
Researchers shows most "flight-risk" employees planning to leave an organization tend to start stealing data two to eight weeks before they go.
Microsoft Warns of Vulnerability Affecting Windows DNS Server
Quick Hits  |  5/20/2020  | 
A new security advisory addresses a vulnerability that could be exploited to cause a denial-of-service attack.
Coronavirus-Themed Phishing Fears Largely Overblown, Researchers Say
News  |  5/20/2020  | 
As COVID-19-themed spam rises, phishingnot so much. An analysis of newly registered domains finds that only 2.4% are actually phishing sites aiming to steal credentials.
Is Zero Trust the Best Answer to the COVID-19 Lockdown?
Commentary  |  5/20/2020  | 
Enterprises need to recognize that remote access and other pandemic-related security challenges cannot be fixed with buzzwords or silver-bullet security tools.
Google Chrome Redesign Puts Security & Privacy in Users' Hands
Quick Hits  |  5/19/2020  | 
The Chrome browser will tell users if their browser is up to date, malicious extensions are installed, and/or a password has been compromised.
Web Application Attacks Double from 2019: Verizon DBIR
News  |  5/19/2020  | 
Verizon's annual data breach report shows most attackers are external, money remains their top motivator, and web applications and unsecured cloud storage are hot targets.
Cybersecurity Extends Far Beyond Security Teams & Everyone Plays a Part
Commentary  |  5/19/2020  | 
Security isn't about tools or technology; it's about establishing a broad, fundamental awareness and sense of responsibility among all employees.
Private Equity Firm Stalls $1.9B Forescout Acquisition
Quick Hits  |  5/18/2020  | 
Officials say "there can be no assurance" Forescout and Advent International will reach an agreement, though talks are ongoing.
The 3 Top Cybersecurity Myths & What You Should Know
Commentary  |  5/18/2020  | 
With millions of employees now attempting to work from home, it's vital to challenge misconceptions about cybersecurity.
Microsoft Open Sources Its Coronavirus Threat Data
Quick Hits  |  5/15/2020  | 
Microsoft's COVID-19 intelligence will be made publicly available to help businesses fight virus-related security threats.
As Businesses Rush to the Cloud, Security Teams Struggle to Keep Up
News  |  5/14/2020  | 
Most organizations have a gap between current and planned cloud usage and the maturity of their cloud security programs.
Project Aims to Unmask Disinformation Bots
News  |  5/14/2020  | 
BotSight, a machine learning research project, rates Twitter users based on the likelihood that there is a human behind the keyboard. Could such technology blunt the impact of disinformation campaigns?
8 Supply Chain Security Requirements
Slideshows  |  5/14/2020  | 
Complex supply chains have complex security requirements, but secure them you must. Here's where to start.
Compliance as a Way to Reduce the Risk of Insider Threats
Commentary  |  5/14/2020  | 
Several key resources and controls can help reduce overall risk by providing guidance on proper control implementation, preventative measures to deploy, and an emphasis on organizationwide training.
79% of Companies Report Identity-Related Breach in Past Two Years
Quick Hits  |  5/14/2020  | 
Two-thirds of organizations surveyed say phishing is the most common cause of identity-related breaches, the IDSA reports.
Ensuring Business Continuity in Times of Crisis
Commentary  |  5/14/2020  | 
Three basic but comprehensive steps can help you and your organization get through adversity
New Cyber-Espionage Framework Dubbed Ramsay
News  |  5/13/2020  | 
The framework is designed to collect and exfiltrate sensitive documents from air-gapped networks.
CyberArk Acquires Idaptive for Identity-as-a-Service Tech
Quick Hits  |  5/13/2020  | 
The $70 million deal is intended to help CyberArk strengthen its portfolio with secure and SaaS-based identity management.
More Tips for Staying Safe While Working from Home
Commentary  |  5/13/2020  | 
While some users are up to speed with the WFH protocol, it's worth adding a few more items to your security checklist.
Nine in 10 Applications Contain Outdated Software Components
News  |  5/12/2020  | 
Almost every application uses open-source components and 91% use libraries that are out of date or that have been abandoned altogether.
Secure Contact Tracing Needs More Transparent Development
News  |  5/12/2020  | 
Experts worry that without proper planning, today's decisions about developing contact-tracing apps could have unforeseen consequences in the years to come.
Three Years After WannaCry, Ransomware Accelerating While Patching Still Problematic
News  |  5/12/2020  | 
Using a known exploit to infect unmaintained systems, the WannaCry ransomware worm remains a study in preventable catastrophes. Yet many companies continue to ignore its lessons.
Coronavirus, Data Privacy & the New Online Social Contract
Commentary  |  5/12/2020  | 
How governments can protect personal privacy in contact tracing while saving peoples' lives
6 Free Cybersecurity Training and Awareness Courses
Slideshows  |  5/12/2020  | 
Most are designed to help organizations address teleworking risks related to COVID-19 scams.
Rule of Thumb: USB Killers Pose Real Threat
Commentary  |  5/11/2020  | 
They look just like a USB thumb drive, but instead of storing data, they can be used to destroy it and the device the data is saved on.
Companies Struggle for Effective Cybersecurity
News  |  5/8/2020  | 
The money companies are spending on cybersecurity tools doesn't necessarily result in better security, a new survey shows.
Now More Than Ever? Securing the Software Life Cycle
Commentary  |  5/7/2020  | 
The more things change, the more they stay the same. That's true for software security, even in these turbulent times.
Zoom Acquires Keybase, Plans for End-to-End Encrypted Chats
Quick Hits  |  5/7/2020  | 
The company's first acquisition to date is part of a 90-day plan to improve security in its video communications platform.
Threat-Modeling Basics Using MITRE ATT&CK
Commentary  |  5/7/2020  | 
When risk managers consider the role ATT&CK plays in the classic risk equation, they have to understand the role of threat modeling in building a complete risk scenario.
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CVE-2020-13659
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-02
address_space_map in exec.c in QEMU 4.2.0 can trigger a NULL pointer dereference related to BounceBuffer.
CVE-2020-10703
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-02
A NULL pointer dereference was found in the libvirt API responsible introduced in upstream version 3.10.0, and fixed in libvirt 6.0.0, for fetching a storage pool based on its target path. In more detail, this flaw affects storage pools created without a target path such as network-based pools like ...
CVE-2020-10739
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-02
Istio 1.4.x before 1.4.9 and Istio 1.5.x before 1.5.4 contain the following vulnerability when telemetry v2 is enabled: by sending a specially crafted packet, an attacker could trigger a Null Pointer Exception resulting in a Denial of Service. This could be sent to the ingress gateway or a sidecar, ...
CVE-2020-10136
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-02
Multiple products that implement the IP Encapsulation within IP standard (RFC 2003, STD 1) decapsulate and route IP-in-IP traffic without any validation, which could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to route arbitrary traffic via an exposed network interface and lead to spoofing, access cont...
CVE-2020-13757
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
Python-RSA 4.0 ignores leading '\0' bytes during decryption of ciphertext. This could conceivably have a security-relevant impact, e.g., by helping an attacker to infer that an application uses Python-RSA, or if the length of accepted ciphertext affects application behavior (such as by causing exces...