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Data Privacy Protections for the Most Vulnerable Children
Dimitri Sirota, Founder & CEO of BigIDCommentary
The business case for why companies that respect the privacy of individuals, and especially minors, will have a strong competitive advantage.
By Dimitri Sirota Founder & CEO of BigID, 10/17/2019
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Google Cloud Launches Security Health Analytics in Beta
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The tool is designed to help identify misconfigurations and compliance violations in the Google Cloud Platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/16/2019
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7 Considerations Before Adopting Security Standards
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Here's what to think through as you prepare your organization for standards compliance.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 10/8/2019
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10 Steps to Assess SOC Maturity in SMBs
Andrew Houshian, Associate Director of SOC and Attestation Services at A-LIGNCommentary
Facing a system and organization controls audit doesn't have to be stressful for small and midsize businesses if they follow these guidelines.
By Andrew Houshian Associate Director of SOC and Attestation Services at A-LIGN, 10/7/2019
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How FISMA Requirements Relate to Firmware Security
John Loucaides, Vice President, R&D, EclypsiumCommentary
Federal guidelines can help all organizations pragmatically and meaningfully improve their firmware security.
By John Loucaides Vice President, R&D, Eclypsium, 10/3/2019
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How to Define & Prioritize Risk Management Goals
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
As risk management programs differ from business to business, these factors remain constant.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/24/2019
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How Network Logging Mitigates Legal Risk
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
Logging that is turned on, captured, and preserved immediately after a cyber event is proof positive that personal data didn't fall into the hands of a cybercriminal.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 9/23/2019
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How Intel Unlocks the Powerful Potential of Diversity in Cybersecurity
Jim Gordon, GM, Ecosystem Strategy & Business Development, Intel Platform Security DivisionCommentary
Sparking cultural shifts within an organization -- and throughout an entire industry -- can feel like a monumental task, but the juice is well worth the squeeze.
By Jim Gordon GM, Ecosystem Strategy & Business Development, Intel Platform Security Division, 9/17/2019
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6 Questions to Ask Once Youve Learned of a Breach
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
With GDPR enacted and the California Consumer Privacy Act on the near horizon, companies have to sharpen up their responses. Start by asking these six questions.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 9/13/2019
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Proposed Browser Security Guidelines Would Mean More Work for IT Teams
Chris Hickman, Chief Security Officer at KeyfactorCommentary
CA/Browser Forum wants SSL certificates to expire after a year. Many businesses that rely on them aren't equipped to cope.
By Chris Hickman Chief Security Officer at Keyfactor, 9/11/2019
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It's Not Healthy to Confuse Compliance with Security
Todd Weller, Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura CyberCommentary
Healthcare organizations should be alarmed by the frequency and severity of cyberattacks. Don't assume you're safe from them just because you're compliant with regulations.
By Todd Weller Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura Cyber, 9/5/2019
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Rising Fines Will Push Breach Costs Much Higher
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The cost of breaches will rise by two-thirds over the next five years, exceeding an estimated $5 trillion in 2024, primarily driven by higher fines as more jurisdictions punish companies for lax security.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/4/2019
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SafeGuard Cyber Adds Security, Compliance Capabilities for WeChat
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A lack of visibility into the app could expose business users to compliance risks and security threats, the company says.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/22/2019
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'Phoning Home': Your Latest Data Exfiltration Headache
Jeff Costlow, CISO, ExtraHopCommentary
Companies phone enterprise customer data home securely and for a variety of perfectly legitimate and useful reasons. The problems stem from insufficient disclosure.
By Jeff Costlow CISO, ExtraHop, 8/21/2019
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Compliance Training? What Compliance Training?
Beyond the Edge, Dark Reading
Employees can run ... but they can't hide. Or can they?
By Beyond the Edge Dark Reading, 8/19/2019
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Security Pros, Congress Reps Talk National Cybersecurity at DEF CON
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybersecurity and government leaders discussed why Congress is unprepared for a major cyberattack and how the two parties can collaborate.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/12/2019
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It's (Still) the Password, Stupid!
Sam Bocetta, Security AnalystCommentary
The best way to protect your identity in cyberspace is the simplest: Use a variety of strong passwords, and never, ever, use "123456" no matter how easy it is to type.
By Sam Bocetta Security Analyst, 8/9/2019
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Yes, FaceApp Really Could Be Sending Your Data to Russia
Marc Rogers, Executive Director of Cybersecurity, OktaCommentary
FaceApp has an unprecedented level of access to data from 150 million users. What could its endgame be? We unpack three potential risks.
By Marc Rogers Executive Director of Cybersecurity, Okta, 8/8/2019
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Cisco Pays $8.6M in First False Claims Suit for Vulnerabilities in Security Product
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A security consultant reported vulnerabilities in Cisco's Video Surveillance Manager in 2009 but the company ignored the issues and fired the consultant.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/1/2019
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Companies' 'Anonymized' Data May Violate GDPR, Privacy Regs
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
New study found that any database containing 15 pieces of demographic data could be used to identify individuals.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/26/2019
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CVE-2019-18216
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-20
** DISPUTED ** The BIOS configuration design on ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS laptops with BIOS 313 relies on the main battery instead of using a CMOS battery, which reduces the value of a protection mechanism in which booting from a USB device is prohibited. Attackers who have physical laptop access ...
CVE-2019-18214
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
The Video_Converter app 0.1.0 for Nextcloud allows denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via multiple concurrent conversions because many FFmpeg processes may be running at once. (The workload is not queued for serial execution.)
CVE-2019-18202
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
Information Disclosure is possible on WAGO Series PFC100 and PFC200 devices before FW12 due to improper access control. A remote attacker can check for the existence of paths and file names via crafted HTTP requests.
CVE-2019-18209
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
templates/pad.html in Etherpad-Lite 1.7.5 has XSS when the browser does not encode the path of the URL, as demonstrated by Internet Explorer.
CVE-2019-18198
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-18
In the Linux kernel before 5.3.4, a reference count usage error in the fib6_rule_suppress() function in the fib6 suppression feature of net/ipv6/fib6_rules.c, when handling the FIB_LOOKUP_NOREF flag, can be exploited by a local attacker to corrupt memory, aka CID-ca7a03c41753.