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4 Steps to a More Mature Identity Program
Mike Kiser, Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPointCommentary
Security has evolved to evaluate an identity's attributes, access, and behavior to determine appropriate access.
By Mike Kiser Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPoint, 7/1/2020
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Back to Basics with Cloud Permissions Management
Raj Mallempati, COO, CloudKnox SecurityCommentary
By using the AAA permissions management framework for cloud operations, organizations can address authentication, authorization, and auditing.
By Raj Mallempati COO, CloudKnox Security, 6/23/2020
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5 Steps for Implementing Multicloud Identity
Eric Olden, CEO, Strata IdentityCommentary
Why embracing, not fighting, decentralization will pave the way to smoother cloud migrations.
By Eric Olden CEO, Strata Identity, 6/23/2020
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The Bigger the News, the Bigger the Cyber Threats
Len Shneyder, Co-Chair of the Election Special Interest Group at the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG)Commentary
Criminals use disasters, wars, and now pandemics as air cover to focus collective anxiety and fear into highly targeted, malicious messaging.
By Len Shneyder Co-Chair of the Election Special Interest Group at the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), 6/18/2020
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CISO Dialogue: How to Optimize Your Security Budget
Chris Triolo, Vice President of Customer Success, Respond SoftwareCommentary
CISOs are never going to have all the finances they want. Hard choices must be made. The CISO of Amazon Prime Video discusses his approaches to a slimmed-down budget.
By Chris Triolo Vice President of Customer Success, Respond Software, 6/18/2020
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The Telehealth Attack Surface
Justine Bone, CEO, MedSecCommentary
Amid the surge in digital healthcare stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, security is taking a backseat to usability.
By Justine Bone CEO, MedSec, 6/10/2020
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CSO's Guide to 'Employee-First' Security Operations During COVID-19 & Beyond
George Gerchow, Chief Security Officer, Sumo LogicCommentary
As the work-at-home environment continues to inform new ways of doing business, it's important that security teams remain flexible and ready for change.
By George Gerchow Chief Security Officer, Sumo Logic, 6/9/2020
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Thycotic Buys Onion ID to Extend PAM Portfolio
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The acquisition brings three new products into Thycotic's privileged access management lineup.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/2/2020
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All Links Are Safe ... Right?
Beyond the Edge, Dark Reading
Today is a perfect day for a security breach.
By Beyond the Edge Dark Reading, 5/29/2020
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79% of Companies Report Identity-Related Breach in Past Two Years
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Two-thirds of organizations surveyed say phishing is the most common cause of identity-related breaches, the IDSA reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/14/2020
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Biometrics in the Great Beyond
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
A thumbprint may be a good authentication factor for the living, but are you prepared to access mission-critical data and devices after an employee's death?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/13/2020
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CyberArk Acquires Idaptive for Identity-as-a-Service Tech
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The $70 million deal is intended to help CyberArk strengthen its portfolio with secure and SaaS-based identity management.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/13/2020
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Microsoft Identity VP Shares How and Why to Ditch Passwords
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Passwords are on their way out, says Joy Chik, who offers guidance for businesses hoping to shift away from them.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/7/2020
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Zoom Acquires Keybase, Plans for End-to-End Encrypted Chats
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The company's first acquisition to date is part of a 90-day plan to improve security in its video communications platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/7/2020
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Breach Hits GoDaddy SSH Customers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The October 2019 breach left some customer data open to hacking eyes.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/5/2020
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Apple Makes It Easier to Unlock iPhone While Wearing a Mask
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The beta release of iOS 13.5 brings an updated FaceID so that users wearing masks can bypass facial recognition and unlock their phone with a code.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/1/2020
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Industrial Networks' Newest Threat: Remote Users
Dave Weinstein, Chief Security Officer, ClarotyCommentary
We know remote working isn't going away anytime soon, so it's crucial we be extra vigilant about security for industrial networks and critical infrastructure.
By Dave Weinstein Chief Security Officer, Claroty, 5/1/2020
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7 Secure Remote Access Services for Today's Enterprise Needs
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Secure remote access is a "must" for enterprise computing today, and there are options for you to explore in the dynamic current environment.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/29/2020
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Increased Credential Threats in the Age of Uncertainty
Tony Howlett, CISO at SecureLinkCommentary
Three things your company should do to protect credentials during the coronavirus pandemic.
By Tony Howlett CISO at SecureLink, 4/28/2020
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The Evolving Threat of Credential Stuffing
Kunal Anand, Chief Technology Officer at ImpervaCommentary
Bots' swerve to focus on APIs means businesses must take the threat seriously and take effective action.
By Kunal Anand Chief Technology Officer at Imperva, 4/23/2020
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PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Django Two-Factor Authentication before 1.12, stores the user's password in clear text in the user session (base64-encoded). The password is stored in the session when the user submits their username and password, and is removed once they complete authentication by entering a two-factor authenticati...
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
In Bareos Director less than or equal to 16.2.10, 17.2.9, 18.2.8, and 19.2.7, a heap overflow allows a malicious client to corrupt the director's memory via oversized digest strings sent during initialization of a verify job. Disabling verify jobs mitigates the problem. This issue is also patched in...
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Bareos before version 19.2.8 and earlier allows a malicious client to communicate with the director without knowledge of the shared secret if the director allows client initiated connection and connects to the client itself. The malicious client can replay the Bareos director's cram-md5 challenge to...
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
osquery before version 4.4.0 enables a priviledge escalation vulnerability. If a Window system is configured with a PATH that contains a user-writable directory then a local user may write a zlib1.dll DLL, which osquery will attempt to load. Since osquery runs with elevated privileges this enables l...
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
An exploitable SQL injection vulnerability exists in the Admin Reports functionality of Glacies IceHRM v26.6.0.OS (Commit bb274de1751ffb9d09482fd2538f9950a94c510a) . A specially crafted HTTP request can cause SQL injection. An attacker can make an authenticated HTTP request to trigger this vulnerabi...