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Biden Campaign Hires 2 Top Cybersecurity Executives
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The campaign has filled the positions of CISO and CTO in the runup to the 2020 presidential election.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/10/2020
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Zoom Patches Zero-Day Vulnerability in Windows 7
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The flaw also affects older versions of the operating system, even if they're fully patched.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/10/2020
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As Offices Reopen, Hardware from Home Threatens Security
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
Devices out of sight for the past several months could spell trouble when employees bring them back to work.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 7/10/2020
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Up Close with Evilnum, the APT Group Behind the Malware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The group behind Evilnum malware, which continues to target financial institutions, appears to be testing new techniques.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/9/2020
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COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
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Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive news and commentary surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/9/2020
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How Advanced Attackers Take Aim at Office 365
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers discuss how adversaries use components of Office 365 that are poorly understood and not closely monitored.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/8/2020
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Why Cybersecurity's Silence Matters to Black Lives
Tiffany Ricks, CEO, HacWareCommentary
The industry is missing an opportunity to educate the public about bad actors who capitalize off of protest, voting rights education and police brutality petitions through social engineering and phishing attacks.
By Tiffany Ricks CEO, HacWare, 7/8/2020
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EDP Renewables Confirms Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Its North American branch was notified of the attack because intruders reportedly gained access to 'at least some information' stored in its systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/7/2020
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Microsoft Seizes Domains Used in COVID-19-Themed Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Court grants company's bid to shut down infrastructure used in recent campaigns against Office 365 users.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 7/7/2020
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Applying the 80-20 Rule to Cybersecurity
Dan Blum, Cybersecurity & Risk Management StrategistCommentary
How security teams can achieve 80% of the benefit for 20% of the work.
By Dan Blum Cybersecurity & Risk Management Strategist, 7/7/2020
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BEC Busts Take Down Multimillion-Dollar Operations
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The two extraditions of business email compromise attackers indicate a step forward for international law enforcement collaboration.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/6/2020
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Cybersecurity's Lament: There Are No Cooks in Space
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Cybersecurity staff are on edge for the same reason that there are no cooks on the ISS: Organizations are carefully watching expenses for jobs that don't require dedicated team members.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/3/2020
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Building Security Strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends and Concerns
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security experts discuss the rise in cybercrime affecting sub-Saharan Africa and the necessary changes to improve security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/2/2020
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Businesses Invest in Cloud Security Tools Despite Concerns
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A majority of organizations say the acceleration was driven by a need to support more remote employees.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/1/2020
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Microsoft Issues Out-of-Band Patches for RCE Flaws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Vulnerabilities had not been exploited or publicly disclosed before fixes were released, Microsoft reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/1/2020
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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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COVID-19 Puts ICS Security Initiatives 'On Pause'
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing WriterNews
Security pros concerned that increased remote access to vulnerable operational technology and stalled efforts to harden OT environments puts critical infrastructure at greater risk.
By Nicole Ferraro Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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Profile of the Post-Pandemic CISO
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
Projects that were high priorities before the COVID-19 outbreak have taken a back seat to new business needs. For security leaders that has meant new responsibilities that could very well stick around in the pandemic's aftermath.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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University of California SF Pays Ransom After Medical Servers Hit
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As one of at least three universities hit in June, the school paid $1.14 million to cybercriminals following an attack on "several IT systems" in the UCSF School of Medicine.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/29/2020
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Tall Order for Small Businesses: 3 Tips to Find Tailored Security Solutions
Kowsik Guruswamy, Chief Technology Officer at Menlo SecurityCommentary
SMBs are responsible for nearly 44% of US economic activity, but given the current climate, it can be difficult for them to find available and/or affordable resources.
By Kowsik Guruswamy Chief Technology Officer at Menlo Security, 6/29/2020
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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...