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71% of Security Pros See Threats Jump Since COVID-19 Outbreak
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Phishing is the top threat, followed by websites offering false information about the pandemic, malware, and ransomware attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2020
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COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff, News
Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive news and commentary surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2020
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9 Security Podcasts Worth Tuning In To
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Recommendations for podcasts discussing news, trends, guidance, and stories across the cybersecurity industry.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2020
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Microsoft: Emotet Attack Shut Down an Entire Business Network
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The infection started with a phishing email and spread throughout the organization, overheating all machines and flooding its Internet connection.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/6/2020
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A Day in The Life of a Pen Tester
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Two penetration testers share their day-to-day responsibilities, challenges they encounter, and the skills they value most on the job.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/2/2020
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Companies Are Failing to Deploy Key Solution for Email Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A single -- albeit complex-to-deploy -- technology could stop the most expensive form of fraud, experts say. Why aren't more companies adopting it?
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/2/2020
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Vulnerability Researchers Focus on Zoom App's Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
With videoconferencing's rise as an essential tool for remote work comes a downside: more security scrutiny, which has turned up a number of security weaknesses.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/2/2020
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The SOC Emergency Room Faces Malware Pandemic
Avi Chesla, CEO and Founder, empowCommentary
To keep users and networks healthy and secure, security teams need to mimic countries that have taken on COVID-19 with a rapid, disciplined approach.
By Avi Chesla CEO and Founder, empow, 4/1/2020
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Why Third-Party Risk Management Has Never Been More Important
Jake Olcott, VP of Communications & Government Affairs, Bitsight TechnologiesCommentary
Given today's coronavirus pandemic, the need for companies to collect cybersecurity data about their business partners is more critical than ever. Here's how to start.
By Jake Olcott VP of Communications & Government Affairs, Bitsight Technologies, 3/31/2020
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Patching Poses Security Problems with Move to More Remote Work
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Security teams were not ready for the wholesale move to remote work and the sudden expansion of the attack surface area, experts say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/31/2020
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Palo Alto Networks to Buy CloudGenix for $420M
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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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Does the 2020 Online Census Account for Security Risk?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Experts discuss the security issues surrounding a census conducted online and explain how COVID-19 could exacerbate the risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/31/2020
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Limited-Time Free Offers to Secure the Enterprise Amid COVID-19
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
These products and services could be of immediate help to infosec pros now protecting their organizations while working from home.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/31/2020
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Researchers Spot Sharp Increase in Zoom-Themed Domain Registrations
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers are attempting to take advantage of the surge in teleworking prompted by COVID-19, Check Point says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 3/30/2020
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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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The Wild, Wild West(world) of Cybersecurity
Bil Harmer​, CISO & Chief Evangelist at SecureAuthCommentary
Though set in the future, HBO's "Westworld" works as an allegory for the present moment in cybersecurity.
By Bil Harmer​ CISO & Chief Evangelist at SecureAuth, 3/27/2020
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How Zoom, Netflix, and Dropbox are Staying Online During the Pandemic
Dark Reading Staff, News
Inside the efforts to keep the quarantined world's popular Internet services running smoothly.
By Special to Dark Reading: Yevgeniy Sverdlik, Data Center Knowledge , 3/26/2020
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Security Not a Priority for SAP Projects, Users Report
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Nearly 70% of SAP users surveyed believe organizations lacked focus on IT security during previous SAP implementations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/26/2020
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Technology Empowers Pandemic Response, But Privacy Worries Remain
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As technology companies and the medical community work to find ways to track and test for the virus, privacy might fall by the wayside.
By Robert Lemos 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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CVE-2020-11509
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An XSS vulnerability in the WP Lead Plus X plugin through 0.98 for WordPress allows remote attackers to upload page templates containing arbitrary JavaScript via the c37_wpl_import_template admin-post action (which will execute in an administrator's browser if the template is used to create a page).
CVE-2020-6647
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An improper neutralization of input vulnerability in the dashboard of FortiADC may allow an authenticated attacker to perform a cross site scripting attack (XSS) via the name parameter.
CVE-2020-9286
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An improper authorization vulnerability in FortiADC may allow a remote authenticated user with low privileges to perform certain actions such as rebooting the system.
CVE-2020-11508
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An XSS vulnerability in the WP Lead Plus X plugin through 0.98 for WordPress allows logged-in users with minimal permissions to create or replace existing pages with a malicious page containing arbitrary JavaScript via the wp_ajax_core37_lp_save_page (aka core37_lp_save_page) AJAX action.
CVE-2013-7488
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
perl-Convert-ASN1 (aka the Convert::ASN1 module for Perl) through 0.27 allows remote attackers to cause an infinite loop via unexpected input.