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As Businesses Move Critical Data to Cloud, Security Risks Abound
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Companies think their data is safer in the public cloud than in on-prem data centers, but the transition is driving security issues.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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Mastercard, GCA Create Small Business Cybersecurity Toolkit
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new toolkit developed by the Global Cybersecurity Alliance aims to give small businesses a cookbook for better cybersecurity.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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9 Years After: From Operation Aurora to Zero Trust
Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer, AkamaiCommentary
How the first documented nation-state cyberattack is changing security today.
By Andy Ellis Chief Security Officer, Akamai, 2/20/2019
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Microsoft Expands AccountGuard to Help Europe Prep for Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A recent wave of cybercrime has targeted organizations with employees in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Serbia.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/20/2019
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'Formjacking' Compromises 4,800 Sites Per Month. Could Yours Be One?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybercriminals see formjacking as a simple opportunity to take advantage of online retailers and all they need is a small piece of JavaScript.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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19 Minutes to Escalation: Russian Hackers Move the Fastest
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New data from CrowdStrike's incident investigations in 2018 uncover just how quickly nation-state hackers from Russia, North Korea, China, and Iran pivot from patient zero in a target organization.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/19/2019
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6 Tax Season Tips for Security Pros
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Here are some practical ways to keep your company safe as Uncle Sam comes calling.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/19/2019
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Palo Alto Networks to Buy Demisto for $560M
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
This marks Palo Alto Networks' latest acquisition and its first of 2019.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/19/2019
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Staffing Shortage Makes Vulnerabilities Worse
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Businesses don't have sufficient staff to find vulnerabilities or protect against their exploit, according to a new report by Ponemon Institute.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/15/2019
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Hackers Found Phishing for Facebook Credentials
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A "very realistic-looking" login prompt is designed to capture users' Facebook credentials, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/15/2019
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ICS/SCADA Attackers Up Their Game
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
With attackers operating more aggressively and stealthily, some industrial network operators are working to get a jump on the threats.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/15/2019
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Post-Quantum Crypto Standards Arent All About the Math
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The industry needs to keep in mind the realities of hardware limits and transitional growing pains, according to Microsoft, Utimaco researchers.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/15/2019
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From 'O.MG' to NSA, What Hardware Implants Mean for Security
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
A wireless device resembling an Apple USB-Lightning cable that can exploit any system via keyboard interface highlights risks associated with hardware Trojans and insecure supply chains.
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 2/14/2019
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Valentine's Emails Laced with Gandcrab Ransomware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
In the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day 2019, researchers notice a new form of Gandcrab appearing in romance-themed emails.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/14/2019
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New Professional Development Institute Aims to Combat Cybersecurity Skills Shortage
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The (ISC)2 announces a new institute for working cybersecurity professionals to continue their education.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/14/2019
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Coffee Meets Bagel Confirms Hack on Valentine's Day
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The dating app says users' account data may have been obtained by an unauthorized party.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/14/2019
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Diversity Is Vital to Advance Security
Joan Pepin, CISO & VP of Operations, Auth0Commentary
Meet five female security experts who are helping to propel our industry forward.
By Joan Pepin CISO & VP of Operations, Auth0, 2/14/2019
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How to Create a Dream Team for the New Age of Cybersecurity
Gaurav Banga, Founder and CEO, BalbixCommentary
When each member of your security team is focused on one narrow slice of the pie, it's easy for adversaries to enter through the cracks. Here are five ways to stop them.
By Gaurav Banga Founder and CEO, Balbix, 2/14/2019
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Security Spills: 9 Problems Causing the Most Stress
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Security practitioners reveal what's causing them the most frustration in their roles.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/14/2019
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2018 Was Second-Most Active Year for Data Breaches
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Hacking by external actors caused most breaches, but Web intrusions and exposures compromised more records, according to Risk Based Security.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/13/2019
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CVE-2019-3474
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-20
A path traversal vulnerability in the web application component of Micro Focus Filr 3.x allows a remote attacker authenticated as a low privilege user to download arbitrary files from the Filr server. This vulnerability affects all versions of Filr 3.x prior to Security Update 6.
CVE-2019-3475
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-20
A local privilege escalation vulnerability in the famtd component of Micro Focus Filr 3.0 allows a local attacker authenticated as a low privilege user to escalate to root. This vulnerability affects all versions of Filr 3.x prior to Security Update 6.
CVE-2019-10030
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-20
A sandbox bypass vulnerability exists in Jenkins Script Security Plugin 1.52 and earlier in RejectASTTransformsCustomizer.java that allows attackers with Overall/Read permission to provide a Groovy script to an HTTP endpoint that can result in arbitrary code execution on the Jenkins master JVM.
CVE-2019-10030
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-20
A exposure of sensitive information vulnerability exists in Jenkins Cloud Foundry Plugin 2.3.1 and earlier in AbstractCloudFoundryPushDescriptor.java that allows attackers with Overall/Read access to connect to an attacker-specified URL using attacker-specified credentials IDs obtained through anoth...
CVE-2019-10030
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-20
A server-side request forgery vulnerability exists in Jenkins Mattermost Notification Plugin 2.6.2 and earlier in MattermostNotifier.java that allows attackers with Overall/Read permission to have Jenkins connect to an attacker-specified Mattermost server and room and send a message.