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Calculating the Value of Security
Commentary  |  7/18/2019  | 
What will it take to align staff and budget to protect the organization?
For Real Security, Don't Let Failure Be Your Measure of Success
Commentary  |  7/17/2019  | 
For too long, we've focused almost exclusively on keeping out the bad guys rather than what to do when they get in (and they will).
How Attackers Infiltrate the Supply Chain & What to Do About It
Commentary  |  7/16/2019  | 
With some security best practices, enterprises can significantly reduce the chances that a potential supply chain attack will affect business operations.
Is Machine Learning the Future of Cloud-Native Security?
Commentary  |  7/15/2019  | 
The nature of containers and microservices makes them harder to protect. Machine learning might be the answer going forward.
Most Organizations Lack Cyber Resilience
Commentary  |  7/11/2019  | 
Despite increasing threats, many organizations continue to run with only token cybersecurity and resilience.
The Security of Cloud Applications
Commentary  |  7/11/2019  | 
Despite the great success of the cloud over the last decade, misconceptions continue to persist. Here's why the naysayers are wrong.
Persistent Threats Can Last Inside SMB Networks for Years
News  |  7/11/2019  | 
The average dwell time for riskware can be as much as 869 days.
Coast Guard Warns Shipping Firms of Maritime Cyberattacks
News  |  7/9/2019  | 
A commercial vessel suffered a significant malware attack in February, prompting the US Coast Guard to issues an advisory to all shipping companies: Here be malware.
Cloud Security and Risk Mitigation
Commentary  |  7/9/2019  | 
Just because your data isn't on-premises doesn't mean you're not responsible for security.
US Military Warns Companies to Look Out for Iranian Outlook Exploits
News  |  7/3/2019  | 
Microsoft patched a serious vulnerability in the Microsoft Outlook client in 2017, but an Iranian group continues to exploit the flaw.
Cybersecurity Experts Worry About Satellite & Space Systems
News  |  7/2/2019  | 
As nation-states and rogue actors increasingly probe critical infrastructure, policy and technology experts worry that satellite and space systems are on the front lines.
How GDPR Teaches Us to Take a Bottom-Up Approach to Privacy
Commentary  |  6/28/2019  | 
Looking at underlying security needs means organizations are more likely to be in compliance with privacy regulations.
How to Avoid Becoming the Next Riviera Beach
Commentary  |  6/25/2019  | 
Be prepared by following these five steps so you don't have to pay a ransom to get your data back.
Companies on Watch After US, Iran Claim Cyberattacks
News  |  6/25/2019  | 
With the cyber conflict between the United States and Iran ramping up, companies traditionally targeted by the countries such as those in the oil and gas and financial industries need to bolster their security efforts, experts say.
Never Trust, Always Verify: Demystifying Zero Trust to Secure Your Networks
Commentary  |  6/24/2019  | 
The point of Zero Trust is not to make networks, clouds, or endpoints more trusted; it's to eliminate the concept of trust from digital systems altogether.
Pledges to Not Pay Ransomware Hit Reality
News  |  6/21/2019  | 
While risk analysts and security experts continue to urge companies to secure systems against ransomware, they are now also advising that firms be ready to pay.
Patrolling the New Cybersecurity Perimeter
Commentary  |  6/21/2019  | 
Remote work and other developments demand a shift to managing people rather than devices.
The Hunt for Vulnerabilities
Commentary  |  6/20/2019  | 
A road map for improving the update process will help reduce the risks from vulnerabilities.
Serverless Computing from the Inside Out
Commentary  |  6/19/2019  | 
The biggest 'serverless' risks don't stem from the technology itself. They occur when organizations respond to the adoption from the outside in.
Insecure Home IoT Devices a Clear and Present Danger to Corporate Security
News  |  6/19/2019  | 
Avast-sponsored study shows wide prevalence of IoT devices, many with weak credentials and other security vulnerabilities.
Utilities, Nations Need Better Plan Against Critical Infrastructure Attackers
News  |  6/17/2019  | 
The attackers behind the Triton, or Xenotime, intrusions into critical infrastructure (CI) safety systems are testing their skills against electric power companies. Options for defense are still limited, however.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up the Cloud
Commentary  |  6/17/2019  | 
Most companies' cloud security operations would benefit significantly from clean-up, alignment, and organization.
The CISO's Drive to Consolidation
Commentary  |  6/13/2019  | 
Cutting back on the number of security tools you're using can save money and leave you safer. Here's how to get started.
The Rise of 'Purple Teaming'
Commentary  |  6/13/2019  | 
The next generation of penetration testing represents a more collaborative approach to old fashioned Red Team vs. Blue Team.
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.
What 3 Powerful GoT Women Teach Us about Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  6/11/2019  | 
Imagine Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, and Cersei Lannister on the front lines in the real-world battleground of enterprise security.
How to Get the Most Benefits from Biometrics
Commentary  |  6/5/2019  | 
Providing an easy-to-use, uniform authentication experience without passwords is simpler than you may think.
Why FedRAMP Matters to Non-Federal Organizations
Commentary  |  6/4/2019  | 
Commercial companies should explore how FedRAMP can help mitigate risk as they move to the cloud.
Focusing on Endpoints: 5 Steps to Fight Cybercrime
Commentary  |  5/31/2019  | 
Follow these best practices to strengthen endpoint management strategies and protect company data.
The Ransomware Dilemma: What if Your Local Government Is Next?
Commentary  |  5/30/2019  | 
Baltimore has so far refused to comply with a ransom demand. It's being forced to make a decision all such victims face: to act morally or practically.
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.
FirstAm Leak Highlights Importance of Verifying the Basics
News  |  5/28/2019  | 
The Fortune 500 giant in the real estate industry missed a basic vulnerability in its website, leaving as many as 885 million sensitive records accessible to attackers. The fix: teaching developers the top 10 security issues and frequent testing.
Cybercrime: Looking Beyond the Dark Web
Commentary  |  5/28/2019  | 
Fighting cybercrime requires visibility into much more than just the Dark Web. Here's where to look and a glimpse of what you'll find.
Satan Ransomware Adds More Evil Tricks
News  |  5/21/2019  | 
The latest changes to the Satan ransomware framework demonstrate attackers are changing their operations while targeting victims more carefully.
Old Threats Are New Again
Commentary  |  5/21/2019  | 
They may look familiar to you, and that isn't a coincidence. New threats are often just small twists on old ones.
Financial Sector Under Siege
Commentary  |  5/20/2019  | 
The old take-the-money-and-run approach has been replaced by siege tactics such as DDOS attacks and land-and-expand campaigns with multiple points of persistence and increased dwell time.
A Trustworthy Digital Foundation Is Essential to Digital Government
Commentary  |  5/17/2019  | 
Agencies must take steps to ensure that citizens trust in the security of government's digital channels.
Commercial Spyware Uses WhatsApp Flaw to Infect Phones
News  |  5/14/2019  | 
A single flaw allowed attackers thought to be linked to a government to target human rights workers and install surveillance software by sending a phone request. The victims did not even have to answer.
How We Collectively Can Improve Cyber Resilience
Commentary  |  5/10/2019  | 
Three steps you can take, based on Department of Homeland Security priorities.
How to Close the Critical Cybersecurity Talent Gap
Commentary  |  5/9/2019  | 
If we don't change our ways, the gap will keep getting worse. Outside-the-box thinking and new techniques are required, and here are a few ways to get started.
Fighting Back Against Tech-Savvy Fraudsters
Commentary  |  5/9/2019  | 
Staying a step ahead requires moving beyond the security techniques of the past.
The Big E-Crime Pivot
Commentary  |  5/7/2019  | 
Criminals have begun to recognize that enterprise ransomware offers tremendous financial advantage over the more traditional tactics of wire fraud and account takeover.
Better Behavior, Better Biometrics?
Commentary  |  5/7/2019  | 
Behavioral biometrics is a building block to be used in conjunction with other security measures, but it shows promise.
Attackers Add a New Spin to Old Scams
News  |  5/6/2019  | 
Scammers are figuring out unique ways of abusing cloud services to make their attacks look more genuine, Netskope says.
Password Reuse, Misconfiguration Blamed for Repository Compromises
News  |  5/6/2019  | 
Armed with stolen credentials from another breach or from a misconfigured file, attackers delete developers' repositories on GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab, leaving behind ransom notes.
Trust the Stack, Not the People
Commentary  |  5/6/2019  | 
A completely trusted stack lets the enterprise be confident that apps and data are treated and protected wherever they are.
Security Depends on Careful Design
Commentary  |  5/2/2019  | 
Deploying focused edge protection on-site extends security beyond the network level to shield millions of previously exposed devices, apps, and control systems.
Why Are We Still Celebrating World Password Day?
News  |  5/2/2019  | 
Calls to eliminate the password abound on this World Password Day and the technology to change is ready. So why can't we get off our password habit?
Attackers Used Red-Team, Pen-Testing Tools to Hack Wipro
News  |  5/1/2019  | 
Breach of India-based outsourcing giant involved a remote access tool and a post-exploitation tool, according to an analysis by Flashpoint.
Digital Transformation Exposes Operational Technology & Critical Infrastructure
Commentary  |  5/1/2019  | 
The convergence of OT and IP-based IT networks makes society more vulnerable, requiring CISOs to rethink defense.
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CVE-2019-13575
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-18
A SQL injection vulnerability exists in WPEverest Everest Forms plugin for WordPress through 1.4.9. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary SQL commands on the affected system via includes/evf-entry-functions.php
CVE-2019-13607
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-18
The Opera Mini application through 16.0.14 for iOS has a UXSS vulnerability that can be triggered by performing navigation to a javascript: URL.
CVE-2019-13915
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-18
b3log Wide before 1.6.0 allows three types of attacks to access arbitrary files. First, the attacker can write code in the editor, and compile and run it approximately three times to read an arbitrary file. Second, the attacker can create a symlink, and then place the symlink into a ZIP archive. An ...
CVE-2019-9230
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-18
An issue was discovered on AudioCodes Mediant 500L-MSBR, 500-MBSR, M800B-MSBR and 800C-MSBR devices with firmware versions F7.20A to F7.20A.253. A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the search function of the management web interface allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or...
CVE-2019-10100
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-18
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory msr-safe v1.1.0 is affected by: Incorrect Access Control. The impact is: An attacker could modify model specific registers. The component is: ioctl handling. The attack vector is: An attacker could exploit a bug in ioctl interface whitelist checking, in order t...