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Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from 'The Rise of Skywalker'
Matt Davey, Chief Operations Optimist, 1PasswordCommentary
They're especially relevant regarding several issues we face now, including biometrics, secure data management, and human error with passwords.
By Matt Davey Chief Operations Optimist, 1Password, 1/22/2020
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Time for Insider-Threat Programs to Grow Up
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Immature programs attempting to protect against damaging attacks by insiders run the risk of alienating employees.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/2/2020
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5 Security Resolutions to Prevent a Ransomware Attack in 2020
Shawn Taylor, Senior Systems Engineer at ForeScoutCommentary
Proactively consider tools to detect anomalous behavior, automatically remediate, and segment threats from moving across the network.
By Shawn Taylor Senior Systems Engineer at ForeScout, 12/18/2019
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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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A Realistic Threat Model for the Masses
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
For many people, overly restrictive advice about passwords and other security practices is doing more harm than good. Here's why.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 10/9/2019
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From Spyware to Ninja Cable
Iftah Bratspiess, CEO at Sepio SystemsCommentary
Attackers don't need sophisticated James Bondian hardware to break into your company. Sometimes a $99 device will do.
By Iftah Bratspiess CEO at Sepio Systems, 9/9/2019
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Modern Technology, Modern Mistakes
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
As employees grow more comfortable using new technologies, they could inadvertently be putting their enterprises at risk. And that leaves security teams having to defend an ever-expanding attack surface.
By Kacy Zurkus Contributing Writer, 8/19/2019
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You Gotta Reach 'Em to Teach 'Em
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
As threats continue to evolve and cybercriminals become more sophisticated, organizations that lack a mature security awareness and training program place themselves at serious risk.
By Kacy Zurkus Contributing Writer, 8/14/2019
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How Do I Monitor for Malicious Insiders?
Katie Burnell, Global Insider Threat Specialist, Dtex Systems
Big picture: Think holistic, with appropriate levels of visibility into each stage of the insider threat kill chain.
By Katie Burnell, global insider threat specialist at Dtex Systems: Put simply, you should be scanning the full spectrum of user behaviours that lead up to an actual theft or sabotage of data. , 8/5/2019
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CISOs Must Evolve to a Data-First Security Program
Michael Coates, CEO & Co-Founder of Altitude NetworksCommentary
Such a program will require effort and reprioritization, but it will let your company fight modern-day threats and protect your most important assets.
By Michael Coates CEO & Co-Founder of Altitude Networks, 7/30/2019
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Insider Threats: An M&A Dealmaker's Nightmare
Joe Payne, President and CEO at Code42Commentary
Because data has never been more portable, taking it has never been easier. And that's a huge problem during mergers and acquisitions.
By Joe Payne President and CEO at Code42, 7/9/2019
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Never Trust, Always Verify: Demystifying Zero Trust to Secure Your Networks
John Kindervag, Field CTO at Palo Alto NetworksCommentary
The point of Zero Trust is not to make networks, clouds, or endpoints more trusted; it's to eliminate the concept of trust from digital systems altogether.
By John Kindervag Field CTO at Palo Alto Networks, 6/24/2019
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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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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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World Password Day or Groundhog Day?
Stephen Cox, VP & CSA, SecureAuthCommentary
Despite decades trying to fortify our passwords with bolt-on solutions, attackers have always found ways to defeat them. Here are four reasons why.
By Stephen Cox VP & CSA, SecureAuth, 5/2/2019
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1 in 4 Workers Are Aware Of Security Guidelines but Ignore Them
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Even more are knowingly connecting to unsecure networks and sharing confidential information through collaboration platforms, according to Symphony Communication Services.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 4/23/2019
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GoT Guide to Cybersecurity: Preparing for Battle During a Staffing Shortage
Orion Cassetto, Senior Product Maester, ExabeamCommentary
Faced with an overwhelming adversary, Game of Thrones heroes Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow have a lot in common with today's beleaguered CISOs.
By Orion Cassetto Senior Product Maester, Exabeam, 4/18/2019
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7 Tips for an Effective Employee Security Awareness Program
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
Breaches and compliance requirements have heightened the need for continuous and effective employee training, security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/17/2019
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Ignore the Insider Threat at Your Peril
Bryan Sartin, Executive Director, Global Security Services, at VerizonCommentary
Attacks from insiders often go undiscovered for months or years, so the potential impact can be huge. These 11 countermeasures can mitigate the damage.
By Bryan Sartin Executive Director, Global Security Services, at Verizon, 4/8/2019
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The Matrix at 20: A Metaphor for Today's Cybersecurity Challenges
Stephen Cox, VP & CSA, SecureAuthCommentary
The Matrix ushered in a new generation of sci-fi movies and futuristic plotlines with a relentless, seemingly invulnerable set of villains. Twenty years later, that theme is all too familiar to security pros.
By Stephen Cox VP & CSA, SecureAuth, 4/5/2019
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CVE-2019-5647
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
The Chrome Plugin for Rapid7 AppSpider can incorrectly keep browser sessions active after recording a macro, even after a restart of the Chrome browser. This behavior could make future session hijacking attempts easier, since the user could believe a session was closed when it was not. This issue af...
CVE-2011-3612
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability exists in panel.php in UseBB before 1.0.12.
CVE-2011-3613
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
An issue exists in Vanilla Forums before 2.0.17.9 due to the way cookies are handled.
CVE-2011-3614
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
An Access Control vulnerability exists in the Facebook, Twitter, and Embedded plugins in Vanilla Forums before 2.0.17.9.
CVE-2011-3621
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
A reverse proxy issue exists in FluxBB before 1.4.7 when FORUM_BEHIND_REVERSE_PROXY is enabled.