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Could Foster Kids Help Solve the Security Skills Shortage?
Neal O'Farrell, Founder, Foster WarriorsCommentary
Foster Warriors is a new nonprofit initiative focused on helping foster kids find a place in the world, and especially in the world of security. Join us!
By Neal O'Farrell Founder, Foster Warriors, 6/26/2019
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Companies on Watch After US, Iran Claim Cyberattacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
With the cyber conflict between the United States and Iran ramping up, companies traditionally targeted by the countries such as those in the oil and gas and financial industries need to bolster their security efforts, experts say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 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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Four CVEs Describe SACKs of Linux and FreeBSD Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Four new CVEs present issues that have a potential DoS impact on almost every Linux user.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/21/2019
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Pledges to Not Pay Ransomware Hit Reality
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While risk analysts and security experts continue to urge companies to secure systems against ransomware, they are now also advising that firms be ready to pay.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 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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'Democratizing' Machine Learning for Fraud Prevention & Payments Intelligence
Cleber Martins, Head of Payments Intelligence, ACI WorldwideCommentary
How fraud experts can fight cybercrime by 'downloading' their knowledge and experience into computer models.
By Cleber Martins Head of Payments Intelligence, ACI Worldwide, 6/20/2019
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With GDPR's 'Right of Access,' Who Really Has Access?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
How a security researcher learned organizations willingly hand over sensitive data with little to no identity verification.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/19/2019
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How Hackers Emptied Church Coffers with a Simple Phishing Scam
Sam Bocetta, Security AnalystCommentary
Cyber thieves aren't bound by a code of ethics. They look for weak targets and high rewards, which is exactly what Saint Ambrose Catholic offered.
By Sam Bocetta Security Analyst, 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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The Evolution of Identity
Kathleen Peters, SVP & Head of Fraud & Identity, ExperianCommentary
How data and technology can help businesses make the right fraud decisions, protect people's identities, and create an improved customer experience.
By Kathleen Peters SVP & Head of Fraud & Identity, Experian, 6/18/2019
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Power Outage Hits Millions in South America
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The outage, which is not (so far) seen as the result of a cyberattack, still had a significant impact on network and server availability.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/17/2019
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Utilities, Nations Need Better Plan Against Critical Infrastructure Attackers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The attackers behind the Triton, or Xenotime, intrusions into critical infrastructure (CI) safety systems are testing their skills against electric power companies. Options for defense are still limited, however.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 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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Sensory Overload: Filtering Out Cybersecurity's Noise
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
No organization can prioritize and mitigate hundreds of risks effectively. The secret lies in carefully filtering out the risks, policies, and processes that waste precious time and resources.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 6/14/2019
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DNS Firewalls Could Prevent Billions in Losses to Cybercrime
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New analysis shows widespread DNS protection could save organizations as much as $200 billion in losses every year.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/13/2019
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Cyberattack Hits Aircraft Parts Manufacturer
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Belgium's Asco has shut down manufacturing around the world, including the US, in response to a major cybersecurity event, but what happened isn't clear.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/13/2019
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Google Adds Two-Factor Authentication for Its Apps on iOS
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Android-based two-factor authentication now works for Google applications on iPad and iPhone.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/13/2019
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The Rise of 'Purple Teaming'
Joseph R. Salazar, Technical Marketing EngineerCommentary
The next generation of penetration testing represents a more collaborative approach to old fashioned Red Team vs. Blue Team.
By Joseph R. Salazar Technical Marketing Engineer, 6/13/2019
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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.