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Storms & Silver Linings: Avoiding the Dangers of Cloud Migration

06/24/2021
We hear a lot about the sunlit uplands of cloud-powered business, but what about the risks of making information available across the organization?

John McAfee, Creator of McAfee Antivirus Software, Dead at 75

06/24/2021
McAfee, who was being held in a Spanish jail on US tax-evasion charges, had learned on Monday he would be extradited to the US.

rMTD: A Deception Method That Throws Attackers Off Their Game

06/24/2021
Through a variety of techniques, rotational Moving Target Defense makes existing OS and app vulnerabilities difficult to exploit. Here's how.

79% of Third-Party Libraries in Apps Are Never Updated

06/23/2021
A lack of contextual information and concerns over application disruption among contributing factors.

VMs Help Ransomware Attackers Evade Detection, But It's Uncommon

06/23/2021
Some ransomware attackers use virtual machines to bypass security detection, but adoption is slow for the complicated technique.

Microsoft Tracks New BazaCall Malware Campaign

06/23/2021
Attackers use emails to prompt victims to call a fraudulent call center, where attackers instruct them to download a malicious file.

New DNS Name Server Hijack Attack Exposes Businesses, Government Agencies

06/23/2021
Researchers found a "novel" class of DNS vulnerabilities in AWS Route53 and other DNS-as-a-service offerings that leak sensitive information on corporate and government customers, with one simple registration step.

Survey Seeks to Learn How 2020 Changed Security

06/23/2021
Respondents to a new Dark Reading/Omdia survey will be entered into a drawing for a Black Hat Black Card.

When Will Cybersecurity Operations Adopt the Peter Parker Principle?

06/23/2021
Having a prevention mindset means setting our prevention capabilities to "prevent" instead of relying on detection and response.

Expecting the Unexpected: Tips for Effectively Mitigating Ransomware Attacks in 2021

06/23/2021
Cybercriminals continually innovate to thwart security protocols, but organizations can take steps to prevent and mitigate ransomware attacks.

Despite Heightened Cyber-Risks, Few Security Leaders Report to CEO

06/22/2021
A new report suggests that top management at most companies still don't get security.

Transmit Security Announces $543M Series A Funding Round

06/22/2021
The passwordless technology provider says the funding will be used to increase its reach and expand primary business functions.

Chart: Strength in Numbers

06/22/2021
More companies are heeding expert advice to beef up their incident-response teams.

NSA Funds Development & Release of D3FEND Framework

06/22/2021
The framework, now available through MITRE, provides countermeasures to attacks.

Identity Eclipses Malware Detection at RSAC Startup Competition

06/22/2021
All 10 finalists in the Innovation Sandbox were focused on identity, rather than security's mainstay for the last 20 years: Malware detection.

Majority of Web Apps in 11 Industries Are Vulnerable All the Time

06/22/2021
Serious vulnerabilities exist every day in certain industries, including utilities, public administration, and professional services, according to testing data.

7 Powerful Cybersecurity Skills the Energy Sector Needs Most

06/22/2021
Those looking to join the fight might want to polish up or acquire some (or all) of these hottest skills on the market.

Does Your Cyberattack Plan Include a Crisis Communications Strategy? 5 Tips to Get Started

06/22/2021
Don't overlook crisis communications in your cybersecurity incident response planning.

Did Companies Fail to Disclose Being Affected by SolarWinds Breach?

06/21/2021
The SEC has sent out letters to some investment firms and publicly listed companies seeking information, Reuters says.

Software-Container Supply Chain Sees Spike in Attacks

06/21/2021
Attackers target companies' container supply chain, driving a sixfold increase in a year, aiming to steal processing time for cryptomining and compromise cloud infrastructure.