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Microsoft Releases COVID-19 Security Guidance
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Information includes tips on how to keep IT systems infection-free.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/8/2020
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Why Threat Hunting with XDR Matters
Morey Haber, CTO and CISO, BeyondTrustCommentary
Extended detection response technology assumes a breach across all your endpoints, networks, SaaS applications, cloud infrastructure, and any network-addressable resource.
By Morey Haber CTO and CISO, BeyondTrust, 4/8/2020
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Misconfigured Containers Again Targeted by Cryptominer Malware
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
An attack group is searching for insecure containers exposing the Docker API and then installing a program that attempts to mine cryptocurrency. It's not the first time.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/6/2020
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Want to Improve Cloud Security? It Starts with Logging
Chris Calvert, VP Product Strategy, Co-Founder, Respond SoftwareCommentary
Remedying the "garbage in, garbage out" problem requires an understanding of what is causing the problem in the first place.
By Chris Calvert VP Product Strategy, Co-Founder, Respond Software, 4/3/2020
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Defense Evasion Dominated 2019 Attack Tactics
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers mapped tactics and techniques to the MITRE ATT&CK framework to determine which were most popular last year.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/31/2020
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Palo Alto Networks to Buy CloudGenix for $420M
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Palo Alto Networks plans to integrate CloudGenix's SD-WAN technology into its Prisma SASE platform following the deal.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/31/2020
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How Much Downtime Can Your Company Handle?
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
Why every business needs cyber resilience and quick recovery times.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 3/31/2020
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Virgin Media Could Pay 4.5B for Leak Affecting 900,000 Customers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A misconfigured database holding personal data was left available online between April 2019 and February 2020.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/27/2020
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Insurance Giant Chubb Might Be Ransomware Victim
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
A ransomware operator claims to have successfully attacked Chubb Insurance databases.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/26/2020
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10 Security Services Options for SMBs
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Outsourcing security remains one of the best ways for small to midsize businesses to protect themselves from cyberthreats.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 3/26/2020
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Introducing Zero-Trust Access
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, OmdiaCommentary
It's too early to tell whether ZTA will be a VPN killer or not, but major players are ramping up products in this new class of security technology that focuses on the cloud.
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia, 3/26/2020
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How Attackers Could Use Azure Apps to Sneak into Microsoft 365
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers warn Microsoft 365 account holders to pay attention to unknown applications that request permissions.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/24/2020
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How to Secure Your Kubernetes Deployments
Gadi Naor, CTO and Co-Founder, AlcideCommentary
As more companies shift their software to a microservices-based architecture and orchestrate their containerized applications in Kubernetes, distributed security controls become a must.
By Gadi Naor CTO and Co-Founder, Alcide, 3/24/2020
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538 Million Weibo Users' Info for Sale on Dark Web
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The user data, which does not include passwords, purportedly comes from a mid-2019 breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/23/2020
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8 Infosec Page-Turners for Days Spent Indoors
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Stuck inside and looking for a new read? Check out these titles written by security practitioners and reporters across the industry.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/23/2020
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200M Records of US Citizens Leaked in Unprotected Database
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers have not determined who owns the database, which was one of several large exposed instances disclosed this week.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/20/2020
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VPN Usage Surges as More Nations Shut Down Offices
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As social distancing becomes the norm, interest in virtual private networks has rocketed, with some providers already seeing a doubling in users and traffic since the beginning of the year.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/19/2020
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New Study Calls Common Risk Figure into Question
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Many risk models use a commonly quoted number -- $150 per record -- to estimate the cost of an incident. A new study from the Cyentia Institute says misusing that number means that estimates are almost never accurate.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/19/2020
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Achieving DevSecOps Requires Cutting Through the Jargon
Mario DiNatale, Head of Platform Security. ZeroNorthCommentary
Establishing a culture where security can work easily with developers starts with making sure they can at least speak the same language.
By Mario DiNatale Head of Platform Security. ZeroNorth, 3/19/2020
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500,000 Documents Exposed in Open S3 Bucket Incident
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The open database exposed highly sensitive financial and business documents related to two financial organizations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/18/2020
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CVE-2020-11655
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-09
SQLite through 3.31.1 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a malformed window-function query because the AggInfo object's initialization is mishandled.
CVE-2020-11656
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-09
In SQLite through 3.31.1, the ALTER TABLE implementation has a use-after-free, as demonstrated by an ORDER BY clause that belongs to a compound SELECT statement.
CVE-2019-20637
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in Varnish Cache before 6.0.5 LTS, 6.1.x and 6.2.x before 6.2.2, and 6.3.x before 6.3.1. It does not clear a pointer between the handling of one client request and the next request within the same connection. This sometimes causes information to be disclosed from the connecti...
CVE-2020-11650
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in iXsystems FreeNAS 11.2 and 11.3 before 11.3-U1. It allows a denial of service.
CVE-2020-11653
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in Varnish Cache before 6.0.6 LTS, 6.1.x and 6.2.x before 6.2.3, and 6.3.x before 6.3.2. It occurs when communication with a TLS termination proxy uses PROXY version 2. There can be an assertion failure and daemon restart, which causes a performance loss.