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Sumo Logic Buys JASK Labs to Tackle SOC Challenges
Quick Hits  |  11/4/2019  | 
Sumo Logic plans to integrate JASK's autonomous security operations center software into a new intelligence tool.
How Much Security Is Enough? Practitioners Weigh In
News  |  10/22/2019  | 
Most IT and security pros surveyed say they could afford some, but not all, of the minimum security needed to protect themselves.
Google Cloud Launches Security Health Analytics in Beta
Quick Hits  |  10/16/2019  | 
The tool is designed to help identify misconfigurations and compliance violations in the Google Cloud Platform.
Tamper Protection Arrives for Microsoft Defender ATP
Quick Hits  |  10/14/2019  | 
The feature, designed to block unauthorized changes to security features, is now generally available.
Close the Gap Between Cyber-Risk and Business Risk
Commentary  |  10/11/2019  | 
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.
AIOps: The State of Full Packet Capture Enters the Age of Practicality
Commentary  |  10/1/2019  | 
How machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the game of acting on large volumes of network data in near real time.
Microsoft's Azure Sentinel SIEM Now Generally Available
Quick Hits  |  9/25/2019  | 
The cloud-native SIEM is designed to search data from users, applications, servers, and devices running on-prem and in the cloud.
Metasploit Creator HD Moore's Latest Hack: IT Assets
News  |  9/19/2019  | 
Moore has built a network asset discovery tool that wasn't intended to be a pure security tool, but it addresses a glaring security problem.
Snowden Sued by US Government Over His New Book
Quick Hits  |  9/17/2019  | 
Civil suit argues the former CIA employee and NSA contractor violated his nondisclosure agreements with the two intel agencies.
419M Facebook User Phone Numbers Publicly Exposed
Quick Hits  |  9/5/2019  | 
It's still unclear who owned the server storing hundreds of millions of records online without a password.
Splunk Buys Microservices Monitoring Firm Omnition
Quick Hits  |  9/4/2019  | 
The purchase is intended to boost Splunk's capabilities in microservices architectures.
7 Steps to Web App Security
Slideshows  |  9/3/2019  | 
Emerging technologies are introducing entirely new ways to reach, act, and interact with people. That makes app security more important than ever.
Overburdened SOC Analysts Shift Priorities
News  |  8/30/2019  | 
Many SOC analysts are starting to shut off high-alert features to keep pace with the volume, new study shows.
Retadup Worm Squashed After Infecting 850K Machines
News  |  8/29/2019  | 
An operation involving French law enforcement, the FBI, and Avast forces Retadup to delete itself from victim machines.
Magecart Shops for Victims as E-Commerce Market Grows
News  |  8/28/2019  | 
In 2.5 hours of research, one security expert uncovered more than 80 actively compromised ecommerce websites.
6 Ways Airlines and Hotels Can Keep Their Networks Secure
Slideshows  |  8/27/2019  | 
As recent news can attest, travel and hospitality companies are prime targets for cybercriminals. Here are six privacy and security tips that can help lock down privacy and security.
10 Low-Cost (or Free!) Ways to Boost Your Security AI Skills
Slideshows  |  8/23/2019  | 
The following hardware and software options will amplify your know-how about artificial intelligence and how to apply it to security without busting any budgets.
Stronger Defenses Force Cybercriminals to Rethink Strategy
News  |  8/14/2019  | 
Researchers see the rise of new relationships and attack techniques as criminals put companies' resilience to the test.
Internet Routing Security Initiative Launches Online 'Observatory'
News  |  8/13/2019  | 
Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) lets network operators and the public view online router incidents worldwide.
FBI Plans to Monitor Social Media May Spark Privacy Issues
Quick Hits  |  8/12/2019  | 
A new initiative to pull data from social media platforms may clash with policies prohibiting the use of information for mass surveillance.
Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2019
News  |  8/8/2019  | 
Watch right here for 40 video interviews with speakers and sponsors. Streaming live from Black Hat USA Wednesday and Thursday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.
Buttigieg Campaign Adds a CISO
Quick Hits  |  8/7/2019  | 
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg's campaign reportedly may be the first to bring a security exec on board.
Companies' 'Anonymized' Data May Violate GDPR, Privacy Regs
News  |  7/26/2019  | 
New study found that any database containing 15 pieces of demographic data could be used to identify individuals.
New IPS Architecture Uses Network Flow Data for Analysis
News  |  7/23/2019  | 
Can a stream of data intended for network performance monitoring be the basis of network security? One company says the answer is 'yes.'
Where Businesses Waste Endpoint Security Budgets
Slideshows  |  7/15/2019  | 
Too many systems, failure to test tools, and fear of replacement drive endpoint complexity and render products less effective.
NIST Sets Draft Guidelines for Government AI
Quick Hits  |  7/8/2019  | 
This is the first formal step in writing the standards that will guide the implementation of AI technologies within the federal government.
Toyota's Car-Hacking Tool Now Available
News  |  7/2/2019  | 
'PASTA' hardware and software kit now retails for $28,300.
Chronicle Folds into Google
News  |  6/27/2019  | 
Alphabet's enterprise cybersecurity division will become part of the Google security portfolio.
7 Ways to Mitigate Supply Chain Attacks
Slideshows  |  6/27/2019  | 
Breaches caused by external vendors and service providers have become a major and escalating problem for organizations.
Developers and Security Teams Under Pressure to Collaborate
News  |  6/26/2019  | 
The challenges and benefits to getting two traditionally adversarial groups on the same page.
McAfee Sues 3 Former Staffers Now at Rival Tanium
Quick Hits  |  6/26/2019  | 
Lawsuit alleges sales representatives stole trade secrets from McAfee before joining Tanium.
Startup Raises $13.7M to Stop Breaches with Behavioral Analytics
Quick Hits  |  6/21/2019  | 
TrueFort plans to use the funding to expand sales, marketing, R&D, customer support, and go-to-market initiatives.
7 2019 Security Venture Fund Deals You Should Know
Slideshows  |  6/20/2019  | 
2019 has, so far, been a busy year for venture capitalists in the security industry. Here are 7 funding rounds important because of the technologies or market trends they represent.
Google Targets Deceptive Sites with New Chrome Tools
Quick Hits  |  6/18/2019  | 
A new extension and browser alert aim to help users report deceptive sites and prevent them from encountering fraud.
10 Notable Security Acquisitions of 2019 (So Far)
Slideshows  |  6/15/2019  | 
In a year when security companies have been snapped up left and right, these deals stand out from the chaos.
Better Cybersecurity Research Requires More Data Sharing
News  |  6/14/2019  | 
Researchers at the Workshop on the Economics of Information Security highlight the cost savings of sharing cybersecurity data and push for greater access to information on breaches, attacks, and incidents.
CrowdStrike Prices IPO Above Range at $34
News  |  6/12/2019  | 
The endpoint security firm raised $612 million ahead of today's public debut.
Predicting Vulnerability Weaponization
Commentary  |  6/12/2019  | 
Advances in data science are making it possible to shift vulnerability management from a reactive to a proactive discipline.
Massive Changes to Tech and Platforms, But Cybercrime? Not So Much
News  |  6/7/2019  | 
The still-relevant recommendation is to invest more in law enforcement, concludes an economic study of cybercrime.
Senior Executives More Involved with SOC Operations, Report Finds
Quick Hits  |  6/6/2019  | 
But they are still subject to the same alert fatigue and false-positive issues their junior employees face.
Palo Alto Networks Confirms PureSec Acquisition
Quick Hits  |  5/30/2019  | 
The company also agreed to buy container security company Twistlock as it develops its cloud security suite.
Don't Just Tune Your SIEM, Retune It
Commentary  |  5/29/2019  | 
Your SIEM isn't a set-it-and-forget-it proposition. It's time for a spring cleaning.
Emotet Made Up 61% of Malicious Payloads in Q1
News  |  5/29/2019  | 
The botnet has displaced credential stealers, stand-alone downloaders, and RATs in the overall threat landscape.
FireEye Buys Verodin for $250 Million
Quick Hits  |  5/28/2019  | 
Acquisition of security instrumentation firm will add more than $70 million to 2020 billing, FireEye estimates.
Keys for Working with Modern MSSPs
News  |  5/28/2019  | 
How to determine what an MSSP can do for your organization, and the questions to ask before signing a contract.
Mist Computing Startup Distributes Security AI to the Network Edge
News  |  5/24/2019  | 
MistNet, founded by former Juniper employees, moves AI processing to the network edge to build distributed detection and analysis models for security.
Microsoft Opens Defender ATP for Mac to Public Preview
Quick Hits  |  5/23/2019  | 
Users of the security platform who have preview features enabled can access Defender ATP for Mac via the Security Center onboarding section.
Attackers Are Messing with Encryption Traffic to Evade Detection
News  |  5/15/2019  | 
Unknown groups have started tampering with Web traffic encryption, causing the number of fingerprints for connections using Transport Layer Security to jump from 19,000 to 1.4 billion in less than a year.
Effective Pen Tests Follow These 7 Steps
Slideshows  |  5/14/2019  | 
Third-party pen tests are part of every comprehensive security plan. Here's how to get the most from this mandatory investment.
Sophos Buys Rook Security to Build DarkBytes Platform
Quick Hits  |  5/3/2019  | 
The acquisition fits into Sophos' plan to offer resellable managed detection and response services.
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CVE-2019-19071
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
A memory leak in the rsi_send_beacon() function in drivers/net/wireless/rsi/rsi_91x_mgmt.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering rsi_prepare_beacon() failures, aka CID-d563131ef23c.
CVE-2019-19072
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
A memory leak in the predicate_parse() function in kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption), aka CID-96c5c6e6a5b6.
CVE-2019-19073
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
Memory leaks in drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/htc_hst.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allow attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering wait_for_completion_timeout() failures. This affects the htc_config_pipe_credits() function, the htc_setup_complete() function, ...
CVE-2019-19074
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
A memory leak in the ath9k_wmi_cmd() function in drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/wmi.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption), aka CID-728c1e2a05e4.
CVE-2019-19075
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
A memory leak in the ca8210_probe() function in drivers/net/ieee802154/ca8210.c in the Linux kernel before 5.3.8 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering ca8210_get_platform_data() failures, aka CID-6402939ec86e.