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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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A Realistic Threat Model for the Masses
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
For many people, overly restrictive advice about passwords and other security practices is doing more harm than good. Here's why.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 10/9/2019
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From Spyware to Ninja Cable
Iftah Bratspiess, CEO at Sepio SystemsCommentary
Attackers don't need sophisticated James Bondian hardware to break into your company. Sometimes a $99 device will do.
By Iftah Bratspiess CEO at Sepio Systems, 9/9/2019
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Modern Technology, Modern Mistakes
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
As employees grow more comfortable using new technologies, they could inadvertently be putting their enterprises at risk. And that leaves security teams having to defend an ever-expanding attack surface.
By Kacy Zurkus Contributing Writer, 8/19/2019
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You Gotta Reach 'Em to Teach 'Em
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
As threats continue to evolve and cybercriminals become more sophisticated, organizations that lack a mature security awareness and training program place themselves at serious risk.
By Kacy Zurkus Contributing Writer, 8/14/2019
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CISOs Must Evolve to a Data-First Security Program
Michael Coates, CEO & Co-Founder of Altitude NetworksCommentary
Such a program will require effort and reprioritization, but it will let your company fight modern-day threats and protect your most important assets.
By Michael Coates CEO & Co-Founder of Altitude Networks, 7/30/2019
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Insider Threats: An M&A Dealmaker's Nightmare
Joe Payne, President and CEO at Code42Commentary
Because data has never been more portable, taking it has never been easier. And that's a huge problem during mergers and acquisitions.
By Joe Payne President and CEO at Code42, 7/9/2019
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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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What 3 Powerful GoT Women Teach Us about Cybersecurity
Orion Cassetto, Senior Product Maester, ExabeamCommentary
Imagine Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, and Cersei Lannister on the front lines in the real-world battleground of enterprise security.
By Orion Cassetto Senior Product Maester, Exabeam, 6/11/2019
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Proving the Value of Security Awareness with Metrics that 'Deserve More'
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure MentemCommentary
Without metrics that matter to the business, awareness programs will continue to be the bastard child of security.
By Ira Winkler CISSP, President, Secure Mentem, 5/22/2019
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World Password Day or Groundhog Day?
Stephen Cox, VP & CSA, SecureAuthCommentary
Despite decades trying to fortify our passwords with bolt-on solutions, attackers have always found ways to defeat them. Here are four reasons why.
By Stephen Cox VP & CSA, SecureAuth, 5/2/2019
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1 in 4 Workers Are Aware Of Security Guidelines but Ignore Them
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Even more are knowingly connecting to unsecure networks and sharing confidential information through collaboration platforms, according to Symphony Communication Services.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 4/23/2019
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GoT Guide to Cybersecurity: Preparing for Battle During a Staffing Shortage
Orion Cassetto, Senior Product Maester, ExabeamCommentary
Faced with an overwhelming adversary, Game of Thrones heroes Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow have a lot in common with today's beleaguered CISOs.
By Orion Cassetto Senior Product Maester, Exabeam, 4/18/2019
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7 Tips for an Effective Employee Security Awareness Program
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
Breaches and compliance requirements have heightened the need for continuous and effective employee training, security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/17/2019
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Ignore the Insider Threat at Your Peril
Bryan Sartin, Executive Director, Global Security Services, at VerizonCommentary
Attacks from insiders often go undiscovered for months or years, so the potential impact can be huge. These 11 countermeasures can mitigate the damage.
By Bryan Sartin Executive Director, Global Security Services, at Verizon, 4/8/2019
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The Matrix at 20: A Metaphor for Today's Cybersecurity Challenges
Stephen Cox, VP & CSA, SecureAuthCommentary
The Matrix ushered in a new generation of sci-fi movies and futuristic plotlines with a relentless, seemingly invulnerable set of villains. Twenty years later, that theme is all too familiar to security pros.
By Stephen Cox VP & CSA, SecureAuth, 4/5/2019
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Ex-NSA Director Rogers: Insider Threat Prevention a 'Contract'
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Ret. Admiral Michael Rogers who served as head of the NSA and the US Cyber Command from 2014 to 2018 on how to handle the risk of insiders exposing an organization's sensitive data.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/26/2019
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IT Leaders, Employees Divided on Data Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Execs and employees have dramatically different ideas of how much information is being lost and why a gap that puts enterprise data in grave danger.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/25/2019
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SaaS Ecosystem Complexity Ratcheting Up Risk of Insider Threats
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Even with common security platforms like CASBs, organizations struggle to deal with the volume of apps and accounts that interact with business-critical data.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 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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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...