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Developers Need More Usable Static Code Scanners to Head Off Security Bugs
News  |  8/11/2020  | 
As companies "shift left" -- pushing more responsibility for security onto developers -- the tools that are available are falling short, usability researchers say.
A Real-World Tool for Organizing, Integrating Your Other Tools
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
Omdia Cybersecurity Accelerator analyst Eric Parizo describes the value overwhelmed security managers may find in a SPIF.
Ratings for Open Source Projects Aim to Make Software More Secure
News  |  7/27/2020  | 
Two companies have teamed up to rate open source projects, but can adopting repository ratings help developers make better decisions regarding open source?
Decoding the Verizon DBIR Report: An Insider's Look Beyond the Headlines
Commentary  |  7/13/2020  | 
To truly understand cybersecurity trends, we must look beyond the headlines and ask more of the data. What you learn might surprise you.
Omdia Research Launches Page on Dark Reading
Commentary  |  7/9/2020  | 
Data and insight from a leading cybersecurity research and analysis team will broaden the information available to security professionals and technology vendors.
DHS Shares Data on Top Cyber Threats to Federal Agencies
News  |  7/1/2020  | 
Backdoors, cryptominers, and ransomware were the most widely detected threats by the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)'s intrusion prevention system EINSTEIN.
Stay-at-Home Orders Coincide With Massive DNS Surge
News  |  5/27/2020  | 
A variety of sites saw as much as seven times the number of domain requests in late March and early April, suggesting attackers attempted massive denial-of-service attacks.
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.
Cloud Startup Orca Security Raises $20M Series A
Quick Hits  |  5/5/2020  | 
The Israeli cloud security startup has built a platform to help organizations gain greater visibility into multicloud deployments.
Making the Case for Process Documentation in Cyber Threat Intel
Commentary  |  4/22/2020  | 
Standard language and processes, not to mention more efficient dissemination of findings and alerts all make documenting your security processes a must
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.
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.
New Report Shows Breach Costs Continuing to Grow
Quick Hits  |  3/12/2020  | 
The costs associated with data breaches climb alongside the amount of data managed by the enterprise according to the latest Global Protection Index Snapshot.
McAfee Acquires Light Point for Browser Isolation Tech
Quick Hits  |  2/25/2020  | 
Company plans to integrate Light Point Security's technology into the McAfee Secure Web Gateway and its Mvision UCE platform.
Security, Networking Collaboration Cuts Breach Cost
News  |  2/24/2020  | 
CISOs report increases in alert fatigue and the number of records breached, as well as the struggle to secure mobile devices in a new Cisco study.
Security Now Merges With Dark Reading
News  |  2/21/2020  | 
Readers of Security Now will join the Dark Reading community, gaining access to a wide range of cybersecurity content.
Lumu to Emerge from Stealth at RSAC
Quick Hits  |  2/18/2020  | 
The new company will focus on giving customers earlier indications of network and server compromise.
Keeping a Strong Security Metrics Framework Strong
Commentary  |  2/11/2020  | 
Don't just report metrics -- analyze, understand, monitor, and adjust them. These 10 tips will show you how.
Forescout Acquired by Private Equity Team
Quick Hits  |  2/6/2020  | 
The deal, valued at $1.9 billion, is expected to close next quarter.
Businesses Improve Their Data Security, But Privacy Not So Much
News  |  1/29/2020  | 
While the California Consumer Privacy Act will force companies to provide a modicum of meaningful privacy, World Privacy Day still mainly celebrates data security.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Security Metrics
Commentary  |  1/27/2020  | 
There's an art to reporting security metrics so that they speak the language of leadership and connect the data from tools to business objectives.
For Mismanaged SOCs, The Price Is Not Right
News  |  1/22/2020  | 
New research finds security operations centers suffer high turnover and yield mediocre results for the investment they require.
Major Brazilian Bank Tests Homomorphic Encryption on Financial Data
News  |  1/10/2020  | 
The approach allowed researchers to use machine learning on encrypted data without first decrypting it.
7 Free Tools for Better Visibility Into Your Network
Slideshows  |  1/9/2020  | 
It's hard to protect what you don't know is there. These free tools can help you understand just what it is that you need to protect -- and need to protect yourself from.
Insight Partners Acquires Armis at $1.1B Valuation
Quick Hits  |  1/7/2020  | 
This deal marks the largest-ever acquisition of a private Israeli cybersecurity company, Armis' co-founders report.
Mimecast Acquires Segasec to Boost Phishing Defense
Quick Hits  |  1/6/2020  | 
Segasec's technology will be integrated into Mimecast's email and Web security services to identify malicious domains.
Big Changes Are Coming to Security Analytics & Operations
Commentary  |  12/11/2019  | 
New ESG research points to fundamental problems, a need for scalable security data pipelines, and a migration to the public cloud.
Microsoft Defender ATP Brings EDR Capabilities to macOS
Quick Hits  |  12/5/2019  | 
Mac computers will now have the option to use Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection's endpoint and detection response.
Human Nature vs. AI: A False Dichotomy?
Commentary  |  11/18/2019  | 
How the helping hand of artificial intelligence allows security teams to remain human while protecting themselves from their own humanity being used against them.
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.
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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.