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Dark Reading to Upgrade Site Design, Performance
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, Commentary
Improvements will make site content easier to navigate, faster, and more functional.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 4/13/2021
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Handcuffs Over AI: Solving Security Challenges With Law Enforcement
Charles Herring, CTO and Co-Founder, WitFooCommentary
We've tried everything else ... now it's time to make the prospect of getting caught -- and punished -- a real deterrent to cybercrime.
By Charles Herring CTO and Co-Founder, WitFoo, 4/8/2021
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Cartoon Caption Winner: Something Seems Afoul
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
And the winner of Dark Readings's March cartoon caption contest is ...
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 4/7/2021
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Manufacturing Firms Learn Cybersecurity the Hard Way
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Although 61% of smart factories have experienced a cybersecurity incident, IT groups and operational technology groups still don't collaborate enough on security.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/29/2021
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Data Bias in Machine Learning: Implications for Social Justice
Christelle Kamaliza & Suzannah Hicks, Market Research Specialist / Data Scientist & Strategist, IAPPCommentary
Take historically biased data, then add AI and ML to compound and exacerbate the problem.
By Christelle Kamaliza & Suzannah Hicks Market Research Specialist / Data Scientist & Strategist, IAPP, 3/26/2021
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Exec Order Could Force Software Vendors to Disclose Breaches to Federal Gov't Customers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A decision on the order, which contains several recommendations, is still forthcoming.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/25/2021
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How to Protect Our Critical Infrastructure From Attack
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
Just how worried should we be about a cyber or physical attack on national infrastructure? Chris Price reports on how the pandemic, the growth of remote working, and IoT are putting assets at risk.
By IFSEC Global Staff, 3/24/2021
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Russian Man Pleads Guilty in Thwarted Tesla Hack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Egor Kriuchkov will be sentenced in May on conspiracy charge
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/19/2021
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COVID, Healthcare Data & the Dark Web: A Toxic Stew
Greg Foss, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, VMware Security Business UnitCommentary
The growing treasure trove of healthcare data is proving irresistible -- and profitable -- to bad actors.
By Greg Foss Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, VMware Security Business Unit, 3/17/2021
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Power Equipment: A New Cybersecurity Frontier
Herv Tardy, Vice President and General Manager of Eaton's Distributed Power InfrastructureCommentary
Power systems, HVAC systems, and other network-connected devices are exposing new vulnerabilities that must be secured.
By Herv Tardy Vice President and General Manager of Eaton's Distributed Power Infrastructure, 3/12/2021
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'Thousands' of Verkada Cameras Affected by Hacking Breach
James Moore, Editor, IFSEC GlobalNews
Thousands of Verkada cameras have been affected by a breach from a group of hackers, who have reportedly gained access to surveillance systems inside several high-profile companies, police departments, hospitals, prisons and schools.
By James Moore Editor, IFSEC Global, 3/10/2021
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New Social Security Scam Spoofs Government Badges
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Criminals text or email photos of fake government identification badges to trick people into sending money.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/4/2021
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After a Year of Quantum Advances, the Time to Protect Is Now
Tim Hollebeek, Industry and Standards Technical Strategist at DigiCertCommentary
Innovations in quantum computing mean enterprise and manufacturing organizations need to start planning now to defend against new types of cybersecurity threats.
By Tim Hollebeek Industry and Standards Technical Strategist at DigiCert, 2/26/2021
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How to Submit a Column to Dark Reading
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
Have a new idea, a lesson learned, or a call to action for your fellow cybersecurity professionals? Here's how to submit your Commentary pieces to Dark Reading.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/15/2021
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Zero Trust in the Real World
Jerry W. Chapman, engineering fellow at Optiv SecurityCommentary
Those who are committed to adopting the concept have the opportunity to make a larger business case for it across the organization, working with executive leaders to implement a zero-trust framework across the entire enterprise.
By Jerry W. Chapman engineering fellow at Optiv Security, 2/10/2021
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Cartoon Caption Winner: Insider Threat
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
And the winner of Dark Reading's January cartoon caption contest is ...
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 2/8/2021
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RF Enables Takeover of Hostile Drones
Jeffrey Starr, CMO, D-Fend SolutionsCommentary
Tempting as it may be to blast drones out of the sky, a less aggressive approach may yield better data about attackers and keep bystanders safe.
By Jeffrey Starr CMO, D-Fend Solutions, 2/2/2021
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Increase in Physical Security Incidents Adds to IT Security Pressures
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
A new study shows that many organizations have changed their physical security strategies to address new concerns since the COVID-19 outbreak.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 2/1/2021
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Privacy Teams Helped Navigate the Pivot to Work-from-Home
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Annual Cisco privacy study also reports that 90% of organizations say their customers won't buy from them if they are not clear about data policy practices.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 1/26/2021
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2020's COVID Accelerated Digitalization Demands Stronger Cybersecurity in 2021
Leo Simonovich, VP & Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens EnergyCommentary
As critical infrastructure faces increasing and sophisticated attacks, these trends will enable the energy sector to shore up its cybersecurity defenses.
By Leo Simonovich VP & Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens Energy, 1/25/2021
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CVE-2021-20527
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-19
IBM Resilient SOAR V38.0 could allow a privileged user to create create malicious scripts that could be executed as another user. IBM X-Force ID: 198759.
CVE-2021-27028
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-19
A Memory Corruption Vulnerability in Autodesk FBX Review version 1.4.0 may lead to remote code execution through maliciously crafted DLL files.
CVE-2021-27029
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-19
The user may be tricked into opening a malicious FBX file which may exploit a Null Pointer Dereference vulnerability in FBX's Review causing the application to crash leading to a denial of service.
CVE-2021-27030
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-19
A user may be tricked into opening a malicious FBX file which may exploit a Directory Traversal Remote Code Execution vulnerability in FBX’s Review causing it to run arbitrary code on the system.
CVE-2021-27031
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-19
A user may be tricked into opening a malicious FBX file which may exploit a use-after-free vulnerability in FBX's Review causing the application to reference a memory location controlled by an unauthorized third party, thereby running arbitrary code on the system.