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Do You Know Who's Lurking in Your Cloud Environment?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security researcher explains the dangers of poor visibility in the cloud and a new strategy to evaluate IAM exposure in Google Cloud Platform.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/25/2020
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3 Steps CISOs Can Take to Convey Strategy for Budget Presentations
Vinay Sridhara, CTO at BalbixCommentary
Answering these questions will help CISOs define a plan and take the organization in a positive direction.
By Vinay Sridhara CTO at Balbix, 11/23/2020
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10 Undergraduate Security Degree Programs to Explore
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Colleges and universities are ramping up cybersecurity education with a wider range of degree programs and more resources for students to build their infosec careers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/23/2020
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Cybercriminals Get Creative With Google Services
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attacks take advantage of popular services, including Google Forms and Google Docs.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/19/2020
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COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
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By Dark Reading Staff , 11/19/2020
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2021 Cybersecurity Spending: How to Maximize Value
Gidi Cohen, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Skybox SecurityCommentary
This is a pivotal moment for CISOs. As their influence increases, so does the pressure for them to make the right decisions.
By Gidi Cohen Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Skybox Security, 11/19/2020
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Cisco Webex Vulns Let 'Ghost' Attendees Spy on Meetings
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Three vulnerabilities, patched today, could let an attacker snoop on meetings undetected after the host removes them.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/18/2020
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Zoom Debuts New Tools to Fight Meeting Disruptions
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Two new capabilities in version 5.4.3 let hosts and co-hosts pause Zoom meetings to remove and report disruptive attendees.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/16/2020
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CISA Director Expects to Be Fired Following Secure Election
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Meanwhile, key legislators and former DHS officials are speaking out in support of CISA director Chris Krebs, who has led the agency's efforts in election security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/13/2020
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New 'CostaRicto' Hack-for-Hire Group Targets Global Businesses
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The group of APT mercenaries uses bespoke malware and strong operation security to target a range of organizations, located primarily in Southeast Asia.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/12/2020
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5 Steps Every Company Should Take to Avoid Data Theft Risk
Bradford K. Newman, Principal, Litigation / Chair of North America Trade Secrets PracticeCommentary
It's never been easier for employees to download company data and take it with them to their next gig.
By Bradford K. Newman Principal, Litigation / Chair of North America Trade Secrets Practice, 11/12/2020
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Want to Avoid an Extreme Cyberloss? Focus on the Basics
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
New analysis of attacks and breaches -- to the tune of more than $20 million in damages and losses of at least 20 million records -- underscores the importance of planning for these events.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/11/2020
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Security Hiring Plans Remain Constant Despite Pandemic
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Although we saw workforce gains this year, 56% of businesses surveyed report staff shortages are putting their organization at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/11/2020
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3 Tips For Successfully Running Tech Outside the IT Department
Patrick Kehoe, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, CoalfireCommentary
When marketing opts for "extra-departmental IT," coordination and communication are required to keep things secured.
By Patrick Kehoe Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Coalfire, 11/11/2020
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How to Avoid Getting Killed by Ransomware
Karthik Krishnan, Founder & CEO, ConcentricCommentary
Using a series of processes, infosec pros can then tap automated data hygiene to find and fix files that attackers key in on.
By Karthik Krishnan Founder & CEO, Concentric, 11/11/2020
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Microsoft Patches Windows Kernel Flaw Under Active Attack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
This month's Patch Tuesday addressed a Windows zero-day in a release of 112 vulnerabilities, 17 of which are critical.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/10/2020
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Cloud Usage, Biometrics Surge As Remote Work Grows Permanent
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report reveals organizations are increasing their adoption of biometric authentication and disallowing SMS as a login method.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/10/2020
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How COVID-19 Changed the VC Investment Landscape for Cybersecurity Companies
Salvatore Minetti, CEO, Fountech.VenturesCommentary
What trends can startups and investors expect to see going forward?
By Salvatore Minetti CEO, Fountech.Ventures, 11/6/2020
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Digital Transformation Means Security Must Also Transform
James Hadley, CEO at Immersive LabsCommentary
Being successful in this moment requires the ability to evolve in terms of team management, visibility, and crisis management.
By James Hadley CEO at Immersive Labs, 11/5/2020
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Disinformation Now the Top Concern Following Hack-Free Election Day
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
After an Election Day without foreign interference and cyberattacks, security experts turn their focus to disinformation.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/4/2020
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CVE-2020-29378
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. It is possible to elevate the privilege of a CLI user (to full administrative access) by using the password [email protected]#y$z%x6x7q8c9z) for the e...
CVE-2020-29379
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D4L V1.01.49 and V1600D-MINI V1.01.48 OLT devices. During the process of updating the firmware, the update script starts a telnetd -l /bin/sh process that does not require authentication for TELNET access.
CVE-2020-29380
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. TELNET is offered by default but SSH is not always available. An attacker can intercept passwords sent in cleartext and conduct a man-in-...
CVE-2020-29381
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. Command injection can occur in "upload tftp syslog" and "upload tftp configuration" in the CLI via a crafted filename...
CVE-2020-29382
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. A hardcoded RSA private key (specific to V1600D, V1600G1, and V1600G2) is contained in the firmware images.