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Breaking the Endless Cycle of "Perfect" Cybercrimes
Jack Danahy, Senior Vice President, Security, Alert LogicCommentary
A two-step strategy for creating an attack environment that is more complex, less profitable, and more likely to expose the attacker.
By Jack Danahy Senior Vice President, Security, Alert Logic, 6/26/2019
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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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How to Avoid Becoming the Next Riviera Beach
Todd Weller, Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura CyberCommentary
Be prepared by following these five steps so you don't have to pay a ransom to get your data back.
By Todd Weller Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura Cyber, 6/25/2019
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The Rise of Silence and the Fall of Coinhive
Derek Manky, Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances at Fortinet--Office of CISOCommentary
Cryptomining will exist as long as it remains profitable. One of the most effective ways to disrupt that activity is to make it too expensive to run cryptomining malware in your network.
By Derek Manky Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances at Fortinet--Office of CISO, 6/25/2019
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A Socio-Technical Approach to Cybersecurity's Problems
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers explore how modern security problems can be solved with an examination of society, technology, and security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/24/2019
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Raspberry Pi Used in JPL Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
NASA report shows exfiltration totaling more than 100 GB of information since 2009.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/24/2019
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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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Patrolling the New Cybersecurity Perimeter
Tim Brown, Vice President of Security at SolarWindsCommentary
Remote work and other developments demand a shift to managing people rather than devices.
By Tim Brown Vice President of Security at SolarWinds, 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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Small Businesses May Not Be Security's Weak Link
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Organizations with 250 or fewer employees often employ a higher percentage of security pros than their larger counterparts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/20/2019
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The Hunt for Vulnerabilities
Jim Souders, Chief Executive Officer at AdaptivaCommentary
A road map for improving the update process will help reduce the risks from vulnerabilities.
By Jim Souders Chief Executive Officer at Adaptiva, 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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Critical Firefox Vuln Used in Targeted Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mozilla has released patches for the bug reported by Coinbase.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2019
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Verizon Media, Uber, PayPal Top List of Companies Paying Bug Bounties
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new report from HackerOne lists the top five companies running bug-hunting programs on the ethical hacking platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2019
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Serverless Computing from the Inside Out
Joe Vadakkan, Global Cloud Security Leader, Optiv SecurityCommentary
The biggest 'serverless' risks don't stem from the technology itself. They occur when organizations respond to the adoption from the outside in.
By Joe Vadakkan Global Cloud Security Leader, Optiv Security, 6/19/2019
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6 Security Tips That'll Keep the Summer Fun
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Taking some time off this summer? Before you head out on vacation, make sure your devices and apps are also ready.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 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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Insecure Home IoT Devices a Clear and Present Danger to Corporate Security
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Avast-sponsored study shows wide prevalence of IoT devices, many with weak credentials and other security vulnerabilities.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/19/2019
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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.