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Senators Call for End to Controversial NSA Program
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The program for collecting telephone call metadata has faced increased scrutiny and restrictions since Edward Snowden revealed its existence in 2013.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2019
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Success Enablers or Silent Killers?
Douglas Ferguson, Founder & CTO, Pharos SecurityCommentary
These five success enablers will help CISOs report, measure, and demonstrate ROI to the C-suite.
By Douglas Ferguson Founder & CTO, Pharos Security, 12/6/2019
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SOC 2s & Third-Party Assessments: How to Prevent Them from Being Used in a Data Breach Lawsuit
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
Assessments can be used against your company in court proceedings. Here's how to mitigate this potential risk.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 12/5/2019
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What's in a Botnet? Researchers Spy on Geost Operators
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The investigation of a major Android banking botnet yields insights about how cybercriminals structure and run an illicit business.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/4/2019
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Navigating Security in the Cloud
Diya Jolly, Chief Product Officer, OktaCommentary
Underestimating the security changes that need to accompany a shift to the cloud could be fatal to a business. Here's why.
By Diya Jolly Chief Product Officer, Okta, 12/4/2019
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Application & Infrastructure Risk Management: You've Been Doing It Backward
John Worrall, Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorthCommentary
Before getting more scanning tools, think about what's needed to defend your organization's environment and devise a plan to ensure all needed tools can work together productively.
By John Worrall Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorth, 12/4/2019
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What Security Leaders Can Learn from Marketing
Christopher Kenessey, Chief Executive Officer at NetMotion SoftwareCommentary
Employees can no longer be pawns who must be protected all the time. They must become partners in the battle against threats.
By Christopher Kenessey Chief Executive Officer at NetMotion Software, 12/3/2019
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DHS to Require Federal Agencies to Set Vulnerability Disclosure Policies
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) publishes a draft document mandating a vulnerability disclosure policy and a strategy for handling reports of security weaknesses.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/2/2019
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StrandHogg Vulnerability Affects All Versions of Android
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The bug enables malware to pose as any legitimate Android app, letting attackers track messages, photos, credentials, and phone conversations.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/2/2019
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Practical Principles for Security Metrics
Nik Whitfield, Computer Scientist & Security Technology EntrepreneurCommentary
A proactive approach to cybersecurity requires the right tools, not more tools.
By Nik Whitfield Computer Scientist & Security Technology Entrepreneur, 11/27/2019
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5 Ways to Champion and Increase Your 2020 Security Budget
George Wrenn, Founder and CEO, CyberSaint SecurityCommentary
Give your organization's leadership an impactful, out-of-office experience so they know what's at stake with their budgeting decisions.
By George Wrenn Founder and CEO, CyberSaint Security, 11/26/2019
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T-Mobile Prepaid Hit by Significant Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The breach, estimated to have affected more than a million customers, came from malicious external actors.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/25/2019
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Time to Warn Users About Black Friday & Cyber Monday Scams
Michael Landewe, Chief Privacy Officer at AvananCommentary
Warn your employees to avoid the inevitable scams associated with these two "holidays," or you risk compromising your company's network.
By Michael Landewe Chief Privacy Officer at Avanan, 11/25/2019
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The 5-Step Methodology for Spotting Malicious Bot Activity on Your Network
Avidan Avraham, Security Researcher at Cato NetworksCommentary
Bot detection over IP networks isn't easy, but it's becoming a fundamental part of network security practice.
By Avidan Avraham Security Researcher at Cato Networks, 11/22/2019
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Employee Privacy in a Mobile Workplace
Michael J. Covington, Vice President of Product Strategy at WanderaCommentary
Why businesses need guidelines for managing their employees' personal information -- without compromising on security.
By Michael J. Covington Vice President of Product Strategy at Wandera, 11/20/2019
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Former White House CIO Shares Enduring Security Strategies
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Theresa Payton explains the strategies organizations should consider as they integrate layers of new technology.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/20/2019
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Why Multifactor Authentication Is Now a Hacker Target
Tanner Johnson, Senior Analyst, Connectivity & IoT, IHS MarkitCommentary
SIM swaps, insecure web design, phishing, and channel-jacking are four ways attackers are circumventing MFA technology, according to the FBI.
By Tanner Johnson Senior Analyst, Connectivity & IoT, IHS Markit, 11/20/2019
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TPM-Fail: What It Means & What to Do About It
Ari Singer, CTO at TrustPhiCommentary
Trusted Platform Modules are well-suited to a wide range of applications, but for the strongest security, architect them into "defense-in-depth" designs.
By Ari Singer CTO at TrustPhi, 11/19/2019
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Most Companies Lag Behind '1-10-60' Benchmark for Breach Response
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Average company needs 162 hours to detect, triage, and contain a breach, according to a new CrowdStrike survey.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/19/2019
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Americans Fed Up with Lack of Data Privacy
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Eight out of every 10 US adults are worried over their inability to control how data about them is used, a new Pew Research survey shows.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/18/2019
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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...