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Lessons from the NSA: Know Your Assets
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
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.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/12/2019
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5 Tips for Keeping Your Security Team on Target
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
In nearly every security environment, competing priorities are a constant battleground. Here's how to keep the focus on what's important.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 12/11/2019
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Success Enablers or Silent Killers?
Douglas Ferguson, Founder & CTO, Pharos SecurityCommentary
These five success enablers will help CISOs report, measure, and demonstrate ROI to the C-suite.
By Douglas Ferguson Founder & CTO, Pharos Security, 12/6/2019
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Navigating Security in the Cloud
Diya Jolly, Chief Product Officer, OktaCommentary
Underestimating the security changes that need to accompany a shift to the cloud could be fatal to a business. Here's why.
By Diya Jolly Chief Product Officer, Okta, 12/4/2019
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What Security Leaders Can Learn from Marketing
Christopher Kenessey, Chief Executive Officer at NetMotion SoftwareCommentary
Employees can no longer be pawns who must be protected all the time. They must become partners in the battle against threats.
By Christopher Kenessey Chief Executive Officer at NetMotion Software, 12/3/2019
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Cybersecurity Team Holiday Guide: 2019 Gag Gift Edition
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
Make your favorite security experts laugh with these affordable holiday gifts.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 12/2/2019
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5 Ways to Champion and Increase Your 2020 Security Budget
George Wrenn, Founder and CEO, CyberSaint SecurityCommentary
Give your organization's leadership an impactful, out-of-office experience so they know what's at stake with their budgeting decisions.
By George Wrenn Founder and CEO, CyberSaint Security, 11/26/2019
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6 Top Nontechnical Degrees for Cybersecurity
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
A computer science degree isn't the only path into a cybersecurity career.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/21/2019
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The 'Department of No': Why CISOs Need to Cultivate a Middle Way
Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security & Trust OfficerCommentary
A chief information security officer's job inherently involves conflict, but a go-along-to-get-along approach carries its own vulnerabilities and risks.
By Malcolm Harkins Chief Security & Trust Officer, 11/21/2019
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Employee Privacy in a Mobile Workplace
Michael J. Covington, Vice President of Product Strategy at WanderaCommentary
Why businesses need guidelines for managing their employees' personal information -- without compromising on security.
By Michael J. Covington Vice President of Product Strategy at Wandera, 11/20/2019
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A Security Strategy That Centers on Humans, Not Bugs
Andrea Little Limbago, Chief Social Scientist, VirtruCommentary
The industry's fixation on complex exploits has come at the expense of making fundamentals easy and intuitive for end users.
By Andrea Little Limbago Chief Social Scientist, Virtru, 11/19/2019
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13 Security Pros Share Their Most Valuable Experiences
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
From serving as an artillery Marine to working a help desk, infosec practitioners pinpoint experiences that had the greatest influence on their careers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/18/2019
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DevSecOps: The Answer to the Cloud Security Skills Gap
Lamont Orange, Chief Information Security Officer at NetskopeCommentary
There's a skills and resources gap industrywide, but a DevSecOps approach can go a long way toward closing that gap.
By Lamont Orange Chief Information Security Officer at Netskope, 11/15/2019
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Capture the Flag Planned to Find Missing Persons Information
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The competition, launched by SANS and Trace Labs, will put to use open source information in search of new clues.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/14/2019
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5 Cybersecurity CISO Priorities for the Future
Paul Shomo, Cybersecurity AnalystCommentary
Seven chief information security officers share their pain points and two-year spending plans.
By Paul Shomo Cybersecurity Analyst, 11/14/2019
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SHAKEN/STIR: Finally! A Solution to Caller ID Spoofing?
Mark B. Cooper, President and Founder, PKI SolutionsCommentary
The ubiquitous Caller ID hasn't changed much over the years, but the technology to exploit it has exploded. That may be about to change.
By Mark B. Cooper President and Founder, PKI Solutions, 11/12/2019
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9 Principles to Simplify Security
Menny Barzilay, CEO at Cytactic & Founder of the THINK:CYBER NewsletterCommentary
This isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. Simplify as much as you can, as the saying goes, but no more than that.
By Menny Barzilay CEO at Cytactic & Founder of the THINK:CYBER Newsletter, 11/8/2019
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Black Hat Q&A: Hacking a '90s Sports Car
Black Hat Staff,  News
Security researcher Stanislas Lejay offers a preview of his upcoming Black Hat Europe talk on automotive engine computer management and hardware reverse engineering.
By By Alex Wawro, Special to Dark Reading , 11/7/2019
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Raising Security Awareness: Why Tools Can't Replace People
Lena Smart, Chief Information Security Officer, MongoDBCommentary
Training your people and building relationships outside of the security organization is the most significant investment a CISO can make.
By Lena Smart Chief Information Security Officer, MongoDB, 11/1/2019
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Quantifying Security Results to Justify Costs
Douglas Ferguson, Founder & CTO, Pharos SecurityCommentary
The CISO job isn't to protect the entire business from all threats for any budget. It's to spell out what level of protection executives can expect for a given budget.
By Douglas Ferguson Founder & CTO, Pharos Security, 10/31/2019
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CVE-2019-5061
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the hostapd 2.6, where an attacker could trigger AP to send IAPP location updates for stations, before the required authentication process has completed. This could lead to different denial of service scenarios, either by causing CAM table att...
CVE-2019-5062
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the 802.11w security state handling for hostapd 2.6 connected clients with valid 802.11w sessions. By simulating an incomplete new association, an attacker can trigger a deauthentication against stations using 802.11w, resulting in a denial of...
CVE-2019-5144
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
A freed memory access vulnerability exists in the SVG Marker Element feature of Apple Safari's WebKit version 13.0.2. A specially crafted HTML web page can cause a use after free, resulting in memory corruption and possibly arbitrary code execution. To trigger this vulnerability, a specifically craf...
CVE-2019-3951
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
Advantech WebAccess before 8.4.3 allows unauthenticated remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) due to a stack-based buffer overflow when handling IOCTL 70533 RPC messages.
CVE-2019-19767
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
The Linux kernel before 5.4.2 mishandles ext4_expand_extra_isize, as demonstrated by use-after-free errors in __ext4_expand_extra_isize and ext4_xattr_set_entry, related to fs/ext4/inode.c and fs/ext4/super.c, aka CID-4ea99936a163.