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Content posted in January 2019
Is Your Cisco Router Leaving Your Enterprise Vulnerable?
Larry Loeb  
1/31/2019   8 comments
If your network uses Cisco's RV320 or RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN routers, you are already under attack.
Four Security Questions You Need to Answer for SD-WAN Success
Alan Zeichick  
1/31/2019   7 comments
Before you select an SD-WAN vendor, read this.
Should All IAM Be CIAM?
Joe Stanganelli  
1/30/2019   6 comments
CIAM vendors are right that traditional IAM isn't going to cut it for customer-facing solutions – but their sound premises have led to the perverse conclusion of keeping in-house IAM systems suboptimal. What if the power of CIAM could help employees realize better usability and security too?
Japanese Government to Use 'Credential Stuffing' to Survey Consumer IoT Devices
Larry Loeb  
1/30/2019   18 comments
The Japanese government is concerned about the security of IoT devices – but is a mass attempt to log into consumers' devices the right approach to the issue?
'Steganography' Obsfucation Hides Old PDF Exploits From Antivirus Tools
Larry Loeb  
1/28/2019   20 comments
EdgeSpot has found two new obsfucation methods to hide old PDF exploits from various antivirus tools.
Four Enterprise Identity & Access Management Trends to Watch in 2019
Alan Zeichick  
1/25/2019   25 comments
For CISOs, Identity and Access Management, or IAM, is a must-have for the security tool box. However, the technology is rapidly evolving. Here are four important trends to watch this year.
DNS Tampering Prompts Homeland Security Warning
Larry Loeb  
1/24/2019   10 comments
Despite the partial federal government shutdown, DHS has managed to issue a warning to the public about possible tampering with DNS addresses that appear to have originated in Iran.
Enterprises Are Getting Smarter When It Comes to Patching Vulnerabilities – Study
Larry Loeb  
1/22/2019   11 comments
A joint analysis from Kenna Security and the Cyentia Institute finds that enterprises are getting better at patching vulnerabilities, specifically by focusing on critical flaws as opposed to trying to fix very problem that is published.
Microsoft Looks to Squash Bugs in its Azure DevOps Product
Larry Loeb  
1/21/2019   18 comments
Microsoft's latest bug-hunting program is targeting the company's Azure DevOps platform, which looks to make software development more secure.
Vulnerability Puts Millions of Fortnite Players at Risk, Check Point Finds
Jeffrey Burt  
1/18/2019   3 comments
Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, fixed vulnerabilities in its web infrastructure that researchers said exposed the sensitive information of users of the wildly popular online game.
Intel Patching SGX Flaw That Can Lead to Escalation of Privileges
Larry Loeb  
1/18/2019   4 comments
A security researcher has found another flaw in Intel's SGX software than can allow an attacker to escalate administrative privileges within an infected machine.
Federal Judge: Police Can't Force Suspects to Unlock Devices Using Biometrics
Larry Loeb  
1/16/2019   1 comment
A federal judge in California finds that police can't force suspects to unlock their smartphones or other mobiles using biometrics. The court found biometrics are protected much the same way passwords are.
US Government Shutdown Preventing SSL Certificates From Being Renewed
Larry Loeb  
1/14/2019   Post a comment
The shutdown of the federal government is not only affecting federal workers, but the websites that various departments run. Specifically, SSL certificates are not being renewed.
Iran Suspected of 'Stealthy & Sophisticated' DNS Hijacking Campaign
Larry Loeb  
1/11/2019   Post a comment
New research from FireEye suggests that a group working within Iran is behind a large-scale DNS hijacking scheme that involves web traffic all across the globe.
ServHelper & FlawedGrace Malware Highlight Shift in Cyber Attacks
Jeffrey Burt  
1/11/2019   Post a comment
The ServHelper and FlawedGrace malware developed by threat group TA505 exemplify the move away from smash-and-grab ransomware toward more stealthy, longer campaigns, according to a recent analysis by Proofpoint.
Wi-Fi 6 Bakes in Additional IoT Security
Larry Loeb  
1/10/2019   8 comments
At CES this week, the Wi-Fi Alliance offered new details on the new Wi-Fi 6 protocol, which bakes in some additional safeguards for IoT security.
Windows, Linux Susceptible to New Side-Channel Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
In a new paper co-authored by a researcher who discovered Spectre, it appears that Windows and Linux are susceptible to a new type of side-channel vulnerability that can target the page cache of an operating system.
Spectre, Meltdown Vulnerabilities Will Haunt Industry for Years
Jeffrey Burt  
1/8/2019   2 comments
Chip makers such as Intel have released patches and fixes to mitigate Spectre and Meltdown issues, but the problem won't be solved until they come out with new architectures, which is two to three years away.
Academics Look to Bolster the Optimization of Neural Networks
Larry Loeb  
1/7/2019   2 comments
A trio of academic papers looks at the current methods used to train neural networks and where the techniques can be improved in order to benefit the businesses that use them.
US Air Force: 5G Dominance Critical to National Security
Joe Stanganelli  
1/7/2019   1 comment
In a November 2018 report, the US Air Force's Electromagnetic Defense Task Force ranks control of 5G networks and spectrum as a top priority for national security in the event of a substantial electromagnetic disturbance.
New USB Type-C Standards Offer Cryptographic-Based Security
Larry Loeb  
1/4/2019   19 comments
The USB-IF has published new guidelines that looks to bring tougher security protocols, including cryptography, to USB Type-C devices to better protect against attacks.
EU's FOSSA Project Launches New Bug Bounty Program
Larry Loeb  
1/3/2019   4 comments
The European Union's FOSSA project is launching its first-ever bug bounty program that will focus on 15 different software platforms starting later in January.
Ten Cybersecurity Predictions That I Don't Like for 2019
Alan Zeichick  
1/1/2019   32 comments
If 2018 turned into a security headache for enterprises, our writers predicts that 2019 won't be much better – maybe even worse.




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