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AWS CISO Talks Risk Reduction, Development, Recruitment
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Steve Schmidt says limiting access to data has dramatically changed the security posture across Amazon Web Services.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/25/2019
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Global Cyberattack Campaign Hit Mobile Carrier Networks
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A nation-state group possibly out of China has attacked cell carrier networks in search of data on high-value individuals.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/25/2019
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AWS Makes Control Tower & Security Hub Generally Available
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Security Hub aims to manage security across an AWS environment; Control Tower handles security and compliance for multi-account environments.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/25/2019
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How to Avoid Becoming the Next Riviera Beach
Todd Weller, Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura CyberCommentary
Be prepared by following these five steps so you don't have to pay a ransom to get your data back.
By Todd Weller Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura Cyber, 6/25/2019
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The Rise of Silence and the Fall of Coinhive
Derek Manky, Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances at Fortinet--Office of CISOCommentary
Cryptomining will exist as long as it remains profitable. One of the most effective ways to disrupt that activity is to make it too expensive to run cryptomining malware in your network.
By Derek Manky Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances at Fortinet--Office of CISO, 6/25/2019
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Never Trust, Always Verify: Demystifying Zero Trust to Secure Your Networks
John Kindervag, Field CTO at Palo Alto NetworksCommentary
The point of Zero Trust is not to make networks, clouds, or endpoints more trusted; it's to eliminate the concept of trust from digital systems altogether.
By John Kindervag Field CTO at Palo Alto Networks, 6/24/2019
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Cyber-Risks Hiding Inside Mobile App Stores
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
As the number of blacklisted apps on Google Play continues to drop, attackers find new ways to compromise smartphones.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/21/2019
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Startup Raises $13.7M to Stop Breaches with Behavioral Analytics
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
TrueFort plans to use the funding to expand sales, marketing, R&D, customer support, and go-to-market initiatives.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/21/2019
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Patrolling the New Cybersecurity Perimeter
Tim Brown, Vice President of Security at SolarWindsCommentary
Remote work and other developments demand a shift to managing people rather than devices.
By Tim Brown Vice President of Security at SolarWinds, 6/21/2019
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Florida Town Pays $600K to Ransomware Operators
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Riviera Beach's decision to pay ransom to criminals might get files back, but it almost guarantees greater attacks against other governments.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/20/2019
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The Hunt for Vulnerabilities
Jim Souders, Chief Executive Officer at AdaptivaCommentary
A road map for improving the update process will help reduce the risks from vulnerabilities.
By Jim Souders Chief Executive Officer at Adaptiva, 6/20/2019
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Critical Firefox Vuln Used in Targeted Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mozilla has released patches for the bug reported by Coinbase.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2019
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Verizon Media, Uber, PayPal Top List of Companies Paying Bug Bounties
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new report from HackerOne lists the top five companies running bug-hunting programs on the ethical hacking platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2019
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Serverless Computing from the Inside Out
Joe Vadakkan, Global Cloud Security Leader, Optiv SecurityCommentary
The biggest 'serverless' risks don't stem from the technology itself. They occur when organizations respond to the adoption from the outside in.
By Joe Vadakkan Global Cloud Security Leader, Optiv Security, 6/19/2019
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As Cloud Adoption Grows, DLP Remains Key Challenge
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
As businesses use the cloud to fuel growth, many fail to enforce data loss prevention or control how people share data.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/18/2019
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Advertising Alliance Plans Protocols to Reduce Dangerous Content
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Global Alliance for Responsible Media will seek ways to clamp down on dangerous and fake content.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/18/2019
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Can Your Patching Strategy Keep Up with the Demands of Open Source?
 Tim Mackey, Principal Security Strategist, CyRC, at SynopsysCommentary
It's time to reassess your open source management policies and processes.
By Tim Mackey Principal Security Strategist, CyRC, at Synopsys, 6/18/2019
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up the Cloud
Kaus Phaltankar, CEO and Co-Founder at CaveonixCommentary
Most companies' cloud security operations would benefit significantly from clean-up, alignment, and organization.
By Kaus Phaltankar CEO and Co-Founder at Caveonix, 6/17/2019
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10 Notable Security Acquisitions of 2019 (So Far)
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
In a year when security companies have been snapped up left and right, these deals stand out from the chaos.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/15/2019
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Common Hacker Tool Hit with Hackable Vulnerability
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A researcher has found a significant exploit in one of the most frequently used text editors.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/14/2019
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CVE-2019-10164
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
PostgreSQL versions 10.x before 10.9 and versions 11.x before 11.4 are vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. Any authenticated user can overflow a stack-based buffer by changing the user's own password to a purpose-crafted value. This often suffices to execute arbitrary code as the PostgreSQL...
CVE-2019-11583
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
The issue searching component in Jira before version 8.1.0 allows remote attackers to deny access to Jira service via denial of service vulnerability in issue search when ordering by "Epic Name".
CVE-2019-4234
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
IBM PureApplication System 2.2.3.0 through 2.2.5.3 weakness in the implementation of locking feature in pattern editor. An attacker by intercepting the subsequent requests can bypass business logic to modify the pattern to unlocked state. IBM X-Force ID: 159416.
CVE-2019-4235
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
IBM PureApplication System 2.2.3.0 through 2.2.5.3 does not require that users should have strong passwords by default, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts. IBM X-Force ID: 159417.
CVE-2019-4241
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
IBM PureApplication System 2.2.3.0 through 2.2.5.3 could allow an authenticated user with local access to bypass authentication and obtain administrative access. IBM X-Force ID: 159467.