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When Every Attack Is a Zero Day
Saumitra Das, CTO and Co-Founder of Blue HexagonCommentary
Stopping malware the first time is an ideal that has remained tantalizingly out of reach. But automation, artificial intelligence, and deep learning are poised to change that.
By Saumitra Das CTO and Co-Founder of Blue Hexagon, 4/23/2019
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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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7 Ways to Get the Most from Your IDS/IPS
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Intrusion detection and prevention is at the foundation of successful security in-depth. Securing the perimeter requires a solid understanding of these two critical components.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/23/2019
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4 Tips to Protect Your Business Against Social Media Mistakes
Guy Bunker, CTO of ClearswiftCommentary
Don't let social media become the go-to platform for cybercriminals looking to steal sensitive corporate information or cause huge reputational damage.
By Guy Bunker CTO of Clearswift, 4/22/2019
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Third-Party Cyber-Risk by the Numbers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Recent stats show that the state of third-party cyber risk and vendor risk management remains largely immature at most organizations.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/19/2019
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Cloud Security Spend Set to Reach $12.6B by 2023
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Growth corresponds with a greater reliance on public cloud services.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/18/2019
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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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Facebook Accidentally Imported 1.5M Users' Email Data Sans Consent
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The social media giant says it did not access the imported data and is notifying affected users.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/18/2019
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In Security, All Logs Are Not Created Equal
Joe Partlow, Chief Technology Officer, ReliaQuestCommentary
Prioritizing key log sources goes a long way toward effective incident response.
By Joe Partlow Chief Technology Officer, ReliaQuest, 4/11/2019
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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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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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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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War on Zero-Days: 4 Lessons from Recent Google & Microsoft Vulns
Paul Makowski, CTO, PolySwarmCommentary
When selecting targets, attackers often consider total cost of 'pwnership' -- the expected cost of an operation versus the likelihood of success. Defenders need to follow a similar strategy.
By Paul Makowski CTO, PolySwarm, 4/2/2019
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Airports & Operational Technology: 4 Attack Scenarios
Edy Almer, VP Product, CyberbitCommentary
As OT systems increasingly fall into the crosshairs of cyberattackers, aviation-industry CISOs have become hyper-focused on securing them.
By Edy Almer VP Product, Cyberbit, 4/2/2019
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ShadowHammer Dangers Include Update Avoidance
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
More fallout from the compromise of Asus's automated software update.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/1/2019
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Enterprise Data Encryption Hits All-time High
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new report by the Ponemon Institute shows 45% of organizations have a comprehensive encryption policy in place.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/28/2019
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Threat Hunting 101: Not Mission Impossible for the Resource-Challenged
David Mashburn, IT Security Manager & SANS Certified InstructorCommentary
How small and medium-sized businesses can leverage native features of the operating system and freely available, high-quality hunting resources to overcome financial limitations.
By David Mashburn IT Security Manager & SANS Certified Instructor, 3/27/2019
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GAO Finds Deficiencies in Systems for Handling National Debt
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
IT systems at the Bureau of the Fiscal Service and the Federal Reserve Bank show vulnerabilities that could lead them open to exploitation and breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/27/2019
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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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Security Lessons from My Game Closet
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDRRA Commentary
In an era of popular video games like Fortnite and Minecraft, there is a lot to be learned about risk, luck, and strategy from some old-fashioned board games.
By Joshua Goldfarb Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDRRA , 3/22/2019
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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.