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4 Security Tips as the July 15 Tax-Day Extension Draws Near
Shane Buckley, President & Chief Operating Officer, GigamonCommentary
We're continuing to see cybercriminals take advantage of COVID-19, and the extension of Tax Day will be the next technique used in their sophisticated method of attacks.
By Shane Buckley President & Chief Operating Officer, Gigamon, 7/10/2020
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Name That Toon: Sign of the Tides
John Klossner, Cartoonist
Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 6/5/2020
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10 Tips for Maintaining Information Security During Layoffs
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
Insider cyberthreats are always an issue during layoffs -- but with record numbers of home-office workers heading for the unemployment line, it has never been harder to maintain cybersecurity during offboarding.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 6/2/2020
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Banking on Data Security in a Time of Insecurity
Dan DeMers, CEO of CinchyCommentary
How banks can maintain security and data integrity in the middle of a pandemic.
By Dan DeMers CEO of Cinchy, 6/2/2020
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Data Loss Spikes Under COVID-19 Lockdowns
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing WriterNews
Two new reports suggest a massive gap between how organizations have prepared their cybersecurity defenses and the reality of their efficacy.
By Seth Rosenblatt Contributing Writer, 5/28/2020
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Standing Privilege: The Attacker's Advantage
Tim Keeler, Founder and CEO, RemediantCommentary
The credential is a commodity and will continue to be breached. As a result, focus and spending must shift toward the access that the credentials provide.
By Tim Keeler Founder and CEO, Remediant, 5/27/2020
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Long-Term Remote Work: Keeping Workers Productive & Secure
Joe Payne, President and CEO at Code42Commentary
The pandemic has changed how we get work done. Now, data security must catch up.
By Joe Payne President and CEO at Code42, 5/19/2020
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Compliance as a Way to Reduce the Risk of Insider Threats
Bob Swanson, Compliance Research Consultant, SwimlaneCommentary
Several key resources and controls can help reduce overall risk by providing guidance on proper control implementation, preventative measures to deploy, and an emphasis on organizationwide training.
By Bob Swanson Compliance Research Consultant, Swimlane, 5/14/2020
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Rule of Thumb: USB Killers Pose Real Threat
VP Pai, Vice President, ProTek DevicesCommentary
They look just like a USB thumb drive, but instead of storing data, they can be used to destroy it and the device the data is saved on.
By VP Pai Vice President, ProTek Devices, 5/11/2020
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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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Cloud Services Are the New Critical Infrastructure. Can We Rely on Them?
Liran Tancman, CEO & Co-Founder of RezilionCommentary
If cloud services vendors successfully asked themselves these three questions, we'd all be better off.
By Liran Tancman CEO & Co-Founder of Rezilion, 4/27/2020
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How the Dark Web Fuels Insider Threats
Kurtis Minder, co-Founder & CEO, GroupSenseCommentary
New decentralized, criminal marketplaces and "as-a-service" offerings make it easy for employees to monetize their knowledge and access to enterprise networks and systems.
By Kurtis Minder co-Founder & CEO, GroupSense, 4/23/2020
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Remote Access Makes a Comeback: 4 Security Challenges in the Wake of COVID-19
Rob Smith, Research Director, Gartner Endpoint & Operations Security GroupCommentary
As companies continue to support increasing numbers of work-from-home employees, the pressure to secure access and reduce risk has never been greater.
By Rob Smith Research Director, Gartner Endpoint & Operations Security Group, 4/20/2020
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5 Things Ransomware Taught Me About Responding in a Crisis
Shawn Taylor, Senior Systems Engineer at ForeScoutCommentary
What happened in Atlanta is worth studying because it was one of the earliest cases of a major city ransomware attacks and because it came out the other side stronger and more resilient.
By Shawn Taylor Senior Systems Engineer at ForeScout, 4/16/2020
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Prioritizing High-Risk Assets: A 4-Step Approach to Mitigating Insider Threats
David A. Sanders, Director of Insider Threat Operations at HaystaxCommentary
Sound insider threat detection programs combine contextual data and a thorough knowledge of employee roles and behaviors to pinpoint the biggest risks.
By David A. Sanders Director of Insider Threat Operations at Haystax, 4/2/2020
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Securing Your Remote Workforce: A Coronavirus Guide for Businesses
Lance Spitzner, Director, SANS Institute Securing The Human Security Awareness ProgramCommentary
Often the hardest part in creating an effective awareness program is deciding what NOT to teach.
By Lance Spitzner Director, SANS Institute Securing The Human Security Awareness Program, 3/30/2020
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Security Ratings Are a Dangerous Fantasy
Dr. Tim Junio, co-founder and CEO of ExpanseCommentary
They don't predict breaches, and they don't help people make valuable business decisions or make users any safer.
By Dr. Tim Junio co-founder and CEO of Expanse, 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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3 Tips to Stay Secure When You Lose an Employee
Bil Harmer​, CISO & Chief Evangelist at SecureAuthCommentary
Whether they leave for a better job or get fired, and whether they mean to cause problems or do so out of ignorance, ex-workers can pose a threat to your company.
By Bil Harmer​ CISO & Chief Evangelist at SecureAuth, 3/10/2020
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How Network Metadata Can Transform Compromise Assessment
Ricardo Villadiego, Founder and CEO of LumuCommentary
Listen more closely and your network's metadata will surrender insights the bad guys counted on keeping secret
By Ricardo Villadiego Founder and CEO of Lumu, 3/10/2020
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CVE-2020-15105
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...
CVE-2020-11061
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...
CVE-2020-4042
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...
CVE-2020-11081
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...
CVE-2020-6114
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...