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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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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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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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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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Most Companies Lag Behind '1-10-60' Benchmark for Breach Response
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Average company needs 162 hours to detect, triage, and contain a breach, according to a new CrowdStrike survey.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/19/2019
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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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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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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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Cybersecurity: An Organizationwide Responsibility
Guy Bunker, CTO of ClearswiftCommentary
C-suite execs must set an example of good practices while also supporting the IT department with enough budget to protect the organization from next-generation cyberattacks.
By Guy Bunker CTO of Clearswift, 11/13/2019
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Unreasonable Security Best Practices vs. Good Risk Management
Jack Freund, Director, Risk Science at RiskLensCommentary
Perfection is impossible, and pretending otherwise just makes things worse. Instead, make risk-based decisions.
By Jack Freund Director, Risk Science at RiskLens, 11/13/2019
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Why Cyber-Risk Is a C-Suite Issue
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Organizations realize the scale of cyber-risk but lack counter-actions to build resilience.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 11/12/2019
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Accounting Scams Continue to Bilk Businesses
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Yes, ransomware is plaguing businesses and government organizations, but impersonators inserting themselves into financial workflows most often via e-mail continue to enable big paydays.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/6/2019
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Social Media: Corporate Cyber Espionage's Channel of Choice
Otavio Freire, CTO & President, SafeGuard CyberCommentary
Proactive defense and automation can help your company deal with scale and prioritize risks in order to more efficiently fight cyber espionage.
By Otavio Freire CTO & President, SafeGuard Cyber, 11/6/2019
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Disclosure Does Little to Dissuade Cyber Spies
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
In the past, outing nation-state cyber espionage groups caused a few to close up shop, but nowadays actors are more likely to switch to new infrastructure and continue operations.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/5/2019
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To Secure Multicloud Environments, First Acknowledge You Have a Problem
Chris Schueler, Senior VP, Managed Security Services, TrustwaveCommentary
Multicloud environments change rapidly. Organizations need a security framework that is purpose-built for the cloud and that aligns with their digital transformation strategy.
By Chris Schueler Senior VP, Managed Security Services, Trustwave, 11/4/2019
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8 Holiday Security Tips for Retailers
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Here's how retailers can protect their businesses from attackers and scammers hoping to wreak havoc during the most wonderful time of the year.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 11/1/2019
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8 Trends in Vulnerability and Patch Management
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
Unpatched flaws continue to be a major security issue for many organizations.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 10/30/2019
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Why Cloud-Native Applications Need Cloud-Native Security
Trevor Pott, Product Marketing Director at Juniper NetworksCommentary
Today's developers and the enterprises they work for must prioritize security in order to reap the speed and feature benefits these applications and new architectures provide.
By Trevor Pott Product Marketing Director at Juniper Networks, 10/29/2019
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5 Things the Hoodie & the Hard Hat Need to Know About Each Other
Eddie Habibi & Jason Haward-Grau, Founder & CEO and Chief Information Security Officer at PASCommentary
Traditionally, the worlds of IT (the hoodie) and OT (the hard hat) have been separate. That must change.
By Eddie Habibi & Jason Haward-Grau Founder & CEO and Chief Information Security Officer at PAS, 10/28/2019
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CVE-2019-16772
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-07
The serialize-to-js NPM package before version 3.0.1 is vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting (XSS). It does not properly mitigate against unsafe characters in serialized regular expressions. This vulnerability is not affected on Node.js environment since Node.js's implementation of RegExp.prototype.to...
CVE-2019-9464
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
In various functions of RecentLocationApps.java, DevicePolicyManagerService.java, and RecognitionService.java, there is an incorrect warning indicating an app accessed the user's location. This could dissolve the trust in the platform's permission system, with no additional execution privileges need...
CVE-2019-2220
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
In checkOperation of AppOpsService.java, there is a possible bypass of user interaction requirements due to mishandling application suspend. This could lead to local information disclosure no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is not needed for exploitation.Product: AndroidVers...
CVE-2019-2221
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
In hasActivityInVisibleTask of WindowProcessController.java there�s a possible bypass of user interaction requirements due to incorrect handling of top activities in INITIALIZING state. This could lead to local escalation of privilege with no additional execution privileges need...
CVE-2019-2222
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
n ihevcd_parse_slice_data of ihevcd_parse_slice.c, there is a possible out of bounds write due to a missing bounds check. This could lead to remote code execution with no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is needed for exploitation.Product: AndroidVersions: Android-8.0 Android...