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Two Years on from GDPR: Has It Driven Growth in Cybersecurity Insurance?
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
Whilst GDPR has put the spotlight on data privacy and cyber issues, there are other more prominent trends that are driving a greater take-up of cyber insurance, says Ben Maidment, Class Underwriter Cyber, Physical & Technology at Brit Insurance.
By IFSEC Global Staff, 9/10/2020
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Why We Need to Pay Attention to Attacks on the Smart-Built Environment
Sarb Sembhi, CISM, is CTO & CISO at  Virtually InformedNews
Are attacks on IoT physical security devices real or just theoretical? Why professionals need to be aware of the real-life examples in an effort to guard against future attacks on their own businesses.
By Sarb Sembhi CISM, is CTO & CISO at Virtually Informed, 9/9/2020
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New Jersey Man Sentenced to 7+ Years for Cyber Breaking & Entering
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The man installed keyloggers, stealing credentials and information on emerging technology development.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/2/2020
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New Cybersecurity Code of Practice for Installers Unveiled by BSIA
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
The British Security Industry Association's (BSIA) cybersecurity group has released a new code of practice for installers responsible for safety and security systems.
By IFSEC Global Staff, 8/24/2020
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Dark Reading Launches New Section on Physical Security
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, Commentary
Partnership with IFSEC enables Dark Reading to cover new areas of security and expand its audience.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 8/24/2020
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Why Should Physical Security Professionals Learn Cybersecurity Skills?
Sarb Sembhi, CISM, is CTO & CISO at  Virtually InformedNews
In the first of a series of columns set to be hosted exclusively on IFSEC Global, Sarb Sembhi, CISM, CTO & CISO, Virtually Informed outlines why physical security professionals should be investing in their cyber security skillset.
By Sarb Sembhi CISM, is CTO & CISO at Virtually Informed, 8/24/2020
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Huawei Role in UK 5G Network Set to Be Removed
James Moore, Editor, IFSEC GlobalNews
The Digital Secretary for the UK, Oliver Dowden, has told the House of Commons that Huawei is set to be stripped of its role in the countys 5G network due to security concerns.
By James Moore Editor, IFSEC Global, 8/24/2020
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Hacking It as a CISO: Advice for Security Leadership
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security leader shares tips for adopting a CISO mindset, creating risk management strategies, and "selling infosec" to IT and executives.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/10/2020
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PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
XSS exists in the MobileFrontend extension for MediaWiki before 1.34.4 because section.line is mishandled during regex section line replacement from PageGateway. Using crafted HTML, an attacker can elicit an XSS attack via jQuery's parseHTML method, which can cause image callbacks to fire even witho...
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
An issue was discovered in the FileImporter extension for MediaWiki before 1.34.4. An attacker can import a file even when the target page is protected against "page creation" and the attacker should not be able to create it. This occurs because of a mishandled distinction between an uploa...
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
An issue was discovered in MediaWiki 1.34.x before 1.34.4. On Special:Contributions, the NS filter uses unescaped messages as keys in the option key for an HTMLForm specifier. This is vulnerable to a mild XSS if one of those messages is changed to include raw HTML.
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
In MediaWiki before 1.31.10 and 1.32.x through 1.34.x before 1.34.4, Special:UserRights exposes the existence of hidden users.
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
In MediaWiki before 1.31.10 and 1.32.x through 1.34.x before 1.34.4, XSS related to jQuery can occur. The attacker creates a message with [javascript:payload xss] and turns it into a jQuery object with mw.message().parse(). The expected result is that the jQuery object does not contain an <a> ...