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Get Organized Like a Villain
Rob Ragan & Alex DeFreese, Principal Security Researcher & Managing Security Associate at Bishop FoxCommentary
What cybercrime group FIN7 can teach us about using agile frameworks.
By Rob Ragan & Alex DeFreese Principal Security Researcher & Managing Security Associate at Bishop Fox, 12/12/2019
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Intel's CPU Flaws Continue to Create Problems for the Tech Community
Irfan Ahmed, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth UniversityCommentary
We can't wait out this problem and hope that it goes away. We must be proactive.
By Irfan Ahmed Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, 12/10/2019
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Deliver a Deadly Counterpunch to Ransomware Attacks: 4 Steps
Mathew Newfield, Chief Information Security Officer at UnisysCommentary
You can't prevent all ransomware attacks. However, it's possible to ensure that if a breach happens, it doesn't spread, affect business, and become a newsworthy event.
By Mathew Newfield Chief Information Security Officer at Unisys, 12/10/2019
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4 Tips to Run Fast in the Face of Digital Transformation
Shane Buckley, President & Chief Operating Officer, GigamonCommentary
This gridiron-inspired advice will guarantee your digital transformation success and keep your data safe.
By Shane Buckley President & Chief Operating Officer, Gigamon, 12/9/2019
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Success Enablers or Silent Killers?
Douglas Ferguson, Founder & CTO, Pharos SecurityCommentary
These five success enablers will help CISOs report, measure, and demonstrate ROI to the C-suite.
By Douglas Ferguson Founder & CTO, Pharos Security, 12/6/2019
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SOC 2s & Third-Party Assessments: How to Prevent Them from Being Used in a Data Breach Lawsuit
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
Assessments can be used against your company in court proceedings. Here's how to mitigate this potential risk.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 12/5/2019
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Application & Infrastructure Risk Management: You've Been Doing It Backward
John Worrall, Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorthCommentary
Before getting more scanning tools, think about what's needed to defend your organization's environment and devise a plan to ensure all needed tools can work together productively.
By John Worrall Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorth, 12/4/2019
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What Security Leaders Can Learn from Marketing
Christopher Kenessey, Chief Executive Officer at NetMotion SoftwareCommentary
Employees can no longer be pawns who must be protected all the time. They must become partners in the battle against threats.
By Christopher Kenessey Chief Executive Officer at NetMotion Software, 12/3/2019
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How to Get Prepared for Privacy Legislation
Tony Anscombe, Global Security Evangelist & Industry Partnership Ambassador at ESETCommentary
All the various pieces of legislation, both in the US and worldwide, can feel overwhelming. But getting privacy basics right is a solid foundation.
By Tony Anscombe Global Security Evangelist & Industry Partnership Ambassador at ESET, 11/27/2019
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Practical Principles for Security Metrics
Nik Whitfield, Computer Scientist & Security Technology EntrepreneurCommentary
A proactive approach to cybersecurity requires the right tools, not more tools.
By Nik Whitfield Computer Scientist & Security Technology Entrepreneur, 11/27/2019
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DDoS: An Underestimated Threat
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have become more common, more powerful, and more useful to attackers. Here's how to fight back.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 11/26/2019
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Time to Warn Users About Black Friday & Cyber Monday Scams
Michael Landewe, Chief Privacy Officer at AvananCommentary
Warn your employees to avoid the inevitable scams associated with these two "holidays," or you risk compromising your company's network.
By Michael Landewe Chief Privacy Officer at Avanan, 11/25/2019
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The 5-Step Methodology for Spotting Malicious Bot Activity on Your Network
Avidan Avraham, Security Researcher at Cato NetworksCommentary
Bot detection over IP networks isn't easy, but it's becoming a fundamental part of network security practice.
By Avidan Avraham Security Researcher at Cato Networks, 11/22/2019
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3 Fundamentals for Better Security and IT Management
Chris Hallenbeck, CISO for the Americas at TaniumCommentary
Nail these security fundamentals, and your organization will be well-positioned to succeed next year and in the years to come.
By Chris Hallenbeck CISO for the Americas at Tanium, 11/21/2019
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I 'Hacked' My Accounts Using My Mobile Number: Here's What I Learned
Nicole Sette, Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & PhelpsCommentary
A feature that's supposed to make your account more secure -- adding a cellphone number -- has become a vector of attack in SIM-swapping incidents. Here's how it's done and how you can protect yourself.
By Nicole Sette Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, 11/19/2019
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Quantum Computing Breakthrough Accelerates the Need for Future-Proofed PKI
Kevin von Keyserling & JD Kilgallin, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy officer; Senior Integration Engineer at KeyfactorCommentary
Public key infrastructure is a foundational security tool that has evolved to become a critical base for future advancements. Today's generation of PKI can be coupled with quantum-resistant algorithms to extend the lifespan of digital certificates for decades.
By Kevin von Keyserling & JD Kilgallin Co-Founder & Chief Strategy officer; Senior Integration Engineer at Keyfactor, 11/18/2019
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Attackers' Costs Increasing as Businesses Focus on Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Based on penetration tests and vulnerability assessments, attackers' costs to compromise a company's network increases significantly when security is continuously tested, a report finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/15/2019
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DevSecOps: The Answer to the Cloud Security Skills Gap
Lamont Orange, Chief Information Security Officer at NetskopeCommentary
There's a skills and resources gap industrywide, but a DevSecOps approach can go a long way toward closing that gap.
By Lamont Orange Chief Information Security Officer at Netskope, 11/15/2019
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BSIMM10 Shows Industry Vertical Maturity
Sammy Migues, BSIMM Co-Author and Principal Scientist at SynopsysCommentary
The Building Security In Maturity Model is the only detailed measuring stick for software security initiatives, and it continues to evolve.
By Sammy Migues BSIMM Co-Author and Principal Scientist at Synopsys, 11/14/2019
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How Does Your Cyber Resilience Measure Up?
Troy Mattern, Vice President for Product and Services Cybersecurity at Motorola SolutionsCommentary
The security measures companies take today may not be enough for tomorrow's cyber assault, but switching to a proactive, risk-based framework may better protect your organization.
By Troy Mattern Vice President for Product and Services Cybersecurity at Motorola Solutions, 11/14/2019
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CVE-2019-5061
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the hostapd 2.6, where an attacker could trigger AP to send IAPP location updates for stations, before the required authentication process has completed. This could lead to different denial of service scenarios, either by causing CAM table att...
CVE-2019-5062
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the 802.11w security state handling for hostapd 2.6 connected clients with valid 802.11w sessions. By simulating an incomplete new association, an attacker can trigger a deauthentication against stations using 802.11w, resulting in a denial of...
CVE-2019-5144
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
A freed memory access vulnerability exists in the SVG Marker Element feature of Apple Safari's WebKit version 13.0.2. A specially crafted HTML web page can cause a use after free, resulting in memory corruption and possibly arbitrary code execution. To trigger this vulnerability, a specifically craf...
CVE-2019-3951
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
Advantech WebAccess before 8.4.3 allows unauthenticated remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) due to a stack-based buffer overflow when handling IOCTL 70533 RPC messages.
CVE-2019-19767
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
The Linux kernel before 5.4.2 mishandles ext4_expand_extra_isize, as demonstrated by use-after-free errors in __ext4_expand_extra_isize and ext4_xattr_set_entry, related to fs/ext4/inode.c and fs/ext4/super.c, aka CID-4ea99936a163.