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Will the US Adopt a National Privacy Law?
Seth P.  Berman, Partner, NutterCommentary
Probably not before the 2020 election. But keep an eye on this Congress as legislators debate how to define personal data and what limits to place on how companies use it.
By Seth P. Berman Partner, Nutter, 4/23/2019
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Legacy Apps: The Security Risk Lurking in Dusty Corners
Tim Buntel, VP, Application Security Products, Threat StackCommentary
Four best practices to keep old code from compromising your enterprise environment.
By Tim Buntel VP, Application Security Products, Threat Stack, 4/17/2019
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7 Tips for an Effective Employee Security Awareness Program
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Breaches and compliance requirements have heightened the need for continuous and effective employee training, security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/17/2019
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Benefiting from Data Privacy Investments
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
GDPR-ready companies experience lower overall costs associated with data breaches, research finds.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 4/16/2019
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When Your Sandbox Fails
Kowsik Guruswamy, Chief Technology Officer at Menlo SecurityCommentary
The sandbox is an important piece of the security stack, but an organization's entire strategy shouldn't rely on its ability to detect every threat. Here's why.
By Kowsik Guruswamy Chief Technology Officer at Menlo Security, 4/11/2019
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Senate Bill Would Ban Social Networks' Social Engineering Tricks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bill takes aim at tactics used to convince people to give up their personal data, designing games that addict kids, and more.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/10/2019
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Merging Companies, Merging Clouds
Scott Totman, VP of Engineering, DivvyCloudCommentary
Integrating cloud environments is anything but easy. Evaluating the security risks in doing so must be a starting component of an overall M&A strategy.
By Scott Totman VP of Engineering, DivvyCloud, 4/10/2019
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Privacy & Regulatory Considerations in Enterprise Blockchain
Steve McNew, Senior Managing Director at FTI ConsultingCommentary
People who understand information governance, privacy, and security should be active participants on the distributed ledger technology implementation team to ensure success.
By Steve McNew Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, 4/3/2019
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In the Race Toward Mobile Banking, Don't Forget Risk Management
Sam Abadir, Vice President of Industry Solutions at LockpathCommentary
The rise of mobile banking and payment services has sparked widespread adoption, making a focus on risk essential.
By Sam Abadir Vice President of Industry Solutions at Lockpath, 4/1/2019
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The 'Twitterverse' Is Not the Security Community
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure MentemCommentary
The drama on social media belies the incredible role models, job, training, and networking opportunities found in the real world of traditional cybersecurity.
By Ira Winkler CISSP, President, Secure Mentem, 3/27/2019
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Data Privacy Manifestos: Competitive Advantage or the Start of Something Bigger?
Andrea Little Limbago, Chief Social Scientist, VirtruCommentary
Facebook is the latest company to weigh in with a corporate manifesto focused on privacy. Though it's a welcome trend, only time will tell how many follow through.
By Andrea Little Limbago Chief Social Scientist, Virtru, 3/26/2019
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A Glass Ceiling? Not in Privacy
Rita Heimes, Data Protection Officer, Research Director & General Counsel, IAPPCommentary
According to a new study, female professionals in the US privacy profession outnumber males 53% to 47%.
By Rita Heimes Data Protection Officer, Research Director & General Counsel, IAPP, 3/25/2019
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Businesses Manage 9.7PB of Data but Struggle to Protect It
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
What's more, their attempts to secure it may be putting information at risk, a new report finds.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/21/2019
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The Insider Threat: It's More Common Than You Think
Raj Ananthanpillai, Chairman & CEO, EnderaCommentary
A new study shows why security teams must look holistically across cybersecurity, compliance, technology, and human resources to truly address the business effects of workforce risk.
By Raj Ananthanpillai Chairman & CEO, Endera, 3/20/2019
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The Case for Transparency in End-User License Agreements
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
Why it behooves technology companies to consider EULAs as an opportunity to accurately inform customers about privacy issues and other important information.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 3/13/2019
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Bots Plague Ticketing Industry
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Bots now account for 39.9% of all ticketing traffic, mostly originating in North America.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/28/2019
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Stay Ahead of the Curve by Using AI in Compliance
Eric Winston, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at MphasisCommentary
Although human oversight is required, advanced technologies built on AI will become pivotal in building safer financial markets and a safer world.
By Eric Winston Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Mphasis, 2/27/2019
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Embracing DevSecOps: 5 Processes to Improve DevOps Security
Sam Bocetta, Security AnalystCommentary
In the cyber threat climate of the 21st century, sticking with DevOps is no longer an option.
By Sam Bocetta Security Analyst, 2/27/2019
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Privacy Ops: The New Nexus for CISOs & DPOs
Amit Ashbel, Security Evangelist, CognigoCommentary
No longer can privacy be an isolated function managed by legal or compliance departments with little or no connection to the organization's underlying security technology.
By Amit Ashbel Security Evangelist, Cognigo, 2/18/2019
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3 Ways Companies Mess Up GDPR Compliance the Most
Jason Wang, Founder & CEO, TrueVaultCommentary
The best way to conform to the EU's new privacy regulation is to assume that you don't need to hold on to personal data, versus the opposite.
By Jason Wang Founder & CEO, TrueVault, 1/28/2019
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From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-23
A vulnerability in the seccomp filters of Canonical snapd before version 2.37.4 allows a strict mode snap to insert characters into a terminal on a 64-bit host. The seccomp rules were generated to match 64-bit ioctl(2) commands on a 64-bit platform; however, the Linux kernel only uses the lower 32 b...
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-23
Canonical snapd before version 2.37.1 incorrectly performed socket owner validation, allowing an attacker to run arbitrary commands as root. This issue affects: Canonical snapd versions prior to 2.37.1.
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-23
While investigating bug PROTON-2014, we discovered that under some circumstances Apache Qpid Proton versions 0.9 to 0.27.0 (C library and its language bindings) can connect to a peer anonymously using TLS *even when configured to verify the peer certificate* while used with OpenSSL versions before 1...
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-23
Apache Zeppelin prior to 0.7.3 was vulnerable to session fixation which allowed an attacker to hijack a valid user session. Issue was reported by "stone lone".
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-23
In Apache Zeppelin prior to 0.8.0 the cron scheduler was enabled by default and could allow users to run paragraphs as other users without authentication.