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How Hackers Emptied Church Coffers with a Simple Phishing Scam
Sam Bocetta, Security AnalystCommentary
Cyber thieves aren't bound by a code of ethics. They look for weak targets and high rewards, which is exactly what Saint Ambrose Catholic offered.
By Sam Bocetta Security Analyst, 6/19/2019
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The Evolution of Identity
Kathleen Peters, SVP & Head of Fraud & Identity, ExperianCommentary
How data and technology can help businesses make the right fraud decisions, protect people's identities, and create an improved customer experience.
By Kathleen Peters SVP & Head of Fraud & Identity, Experian, 6/18/2019
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Sensory Overload: Filtering Out Cybersecurity's Noise
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
No organization can prioritize and mitigate hundreds of risks effectively. The secret lies in carefully filtering out the risks, policies, and processes that waste precious time and resources.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 6/14/2019
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New Funding Values KnowBe4 at $1 Billion
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The $300 million investment is being led by KKR.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/12/2019
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Tomorrow's Cybersecurity Analyst Is Not Who You Think
Chris Schueler, Senior VP, Managed Security Services, TrustwaveCommentary
Organizations can't just rely on diverse and cutting-edge technologies to fight adversaries. They will also need people with diverse expertise and backgrounds.
By Chris Schueler Senior VP, Managed Security Services, Trustwave, 6/12/2019
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What 3 Powerful GoT Women Teach Us about Cybersecurity
Orion Cassetto, Senior Product Maester, ExabeamCommentary
Imagine Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, and Cersei Lannister on the front lines in the real-world battleground of enterprise security.
By Orion Cassetto Senior Product Maester, Exabeam, 6/11/2019
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Unmixed Messages: Bringing Security & Privacy Awareness Together
Tom Pendergast & Jeff Morgenroth, Chief Learning Officer at MediaPRO/Instructional Designer at MediaPROCommentary
Security and privacy share the same basic goals, so it just makes sense to combine efforts in those two areas. But that can be easier said than done.
By Tom Pendergast & Jeff Morgenroth Chief Learning Officer at MediaPRO/Instructional Designer at MediaPRO, 6/10/2019
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Cyber Talent Gap? Don't Think Like Tinder!
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
If your company truly is a great place to work, make sure your help-wanted ads steer clear of these common job-listing clichs.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 6/6/2019
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When Security Goes Off the Rails
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game DesignerCommentary
Cyber can learn a lot from the highly regulated world of rail travel. The most important lesson: the value of impartial analysis.
By Adam Shostack Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer, 6/6/2019
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CISOs & CIOs: Better Together
Leo Taddeo, CISO, Cyxtera, and former FBI SAC of cyber and special operations for the NY region Commentary
An overview of three common organizational structures illustrates how NOT to pit chief security and IT execs against each other.
By Leo Taddeo CISO, Cyxtera, and former FBI SAC of cyber and special operations for the NY region , 6/5/2019
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What Cyber Skills Shortage?
Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer, AkamaiCommentary
Employers can solve the skills gap by first recognizing that there isn't an archetypal "cybersecurity job" in the same way that there isn't an archetypal "automotive job." Heres how.
By Andy Ellis Chief Security Officer, Akamai, 6/4/2019
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SANS Launches Security Awareness Certification
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The SANS Security Awareness Professional (SSAP) will be available this summer to professionals focused on measuring and mitigating human risk.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/31/2019
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Why Fostering Flexibility Is a Win for Women & Cybersecurity
Nineveh Madsen, Executive, OpenVPNCommentary
Creating a culture of supporting and advancing women is no small feat, but it's worth the challenge. Start with yourself. Here's how.
By Nineveh Madsen Executive, OpenVPN, 5/29/2019
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How Security Vendors Can Address the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage
Rob Rashotte, VP of Global Training and Technical Field Enablement at FortinetCommentary
The talent gap is too large for any one sector, and cybersecurity vendors have a big role to play in helping to close it.
By Rob Rashotte VP of Global Training and Technical Field Enablement at Fortinet, 5/24/2019
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Researcher Publishes Four Zero-Day Exploits in Three Days
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The exploits for local privilege escalation vulnerabilities in Windows could be integrated into malware before Microsoft gets a chance to fix the issues.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/23/2019
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Proving the Value of Security Awareness with Metrics that 'Deserve More'
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure MentemCommentary
Without metrics that matter to the business, awareness programs will continue to be the bastard child of security.
By Ira Winkler CISSP, President, Secure Mentem, 5/22/2019
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To Narrow the Cyber Skills Gap with Attackers, Cut the Red Tape
James Hadley, CEO at Immersive LabsCommentary
Attackers are getting further ahead, and entrenched corporate rules shoulder much of the blame.
By James Hadley CEO at Immersive Labs, 5/21/2019
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Killer SecOps Skills: Soft Is the New Hard
Edy Almer, VP Product, CyberbitCommentary
The sooner we give mindsets and tool sets equal bearing, the better. We must put SOC team members through rigorous training for emergency situations.
By Edy Almer VP Product, Cyberbit, 5/20/2019
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Black Hat Q&A: Bruce Schneier Calls For Public-Interest Technologists
Black Hat Staff,  News
Ahead of his 2019 Black Hat USA talk, cybersecurity luminary Bruce Schneier explains why its so important for tech experts to be actively involved in setting public policy.
By Alex Wawro, Special to Dark Reading , 5/20/2019
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The Data Problem in Security
Julian Waits, GM Cyber Security Business Unit, Devo TechnologyCommentary
CISOs must consider reputation, resiliency, and regulatory impact to establish their organization's guidelines around what data matters most.
By Julian Waits GM Cyber Security Business Unit, Devo Technology, 5/16/2019
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PUBLISHED: 2019-06-19
Vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic Server component of Oracle Fusion Middleware (subcomponent: Web Services). Supported versions that are affected are, and Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via HTTP to compromise ...
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-19
Dell EMC Avamar ADMe Web Interface 1.0.50 and 1.0.51 are affected by an LFI vulnerability which may allow a malicious user to download arbitrary files from the affected system by sending a specially crafted request to the Web Interface application.
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-19
Cloud Foundry UAA, versions prior to 73.0.0, falls back to appending ?unknown.org? to a user's email address when one is not provided and the user name does not contain an @ character. This domain is held by a private company, which leads to attack vectors including password recovery emails sent to ...
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-19
BZ2_decompress in decompress.c in bzip2 through 1.0.6 has an out-of-bounds write when there are many selectors.
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