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SolarWinds Attack Underscores 'New Dimension' in Cyber-Espionage Tactics
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Meanwhile, Malwarebytes is the latest victim, Symantec discovers a fourth piece of malware used in the massive attack campaign, and FireEye Mandiant releases a free tool to help spot signs of the attack.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/19/2021
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More SolarWinds Attack Details Emerge
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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A third piece of malware is uncovered, but there are still plenty of unknowns about the epic attacks purportedly out of Russia.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/12/2021
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FireEye's Mandia: 'Severity-Zero Alert' Led to Discovery of SolarWinds Attack
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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CEO Kevin Mandia shared some details on how his company rooted out the major cyberattack campaign affecting US government and corporate networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/7/2021
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State Dept. to Create New Cybersecurity & Technology Agency
Dark Reading Staff,
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Bureau of Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies (CSET) will serve as diplomatic arm for US cybersecurity interests.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/7/2021
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FBI, CISA, NSA & ODNI Cite Russia in Joint Statement on 'Serious' SolarWinds Attacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
The attacks appear to be an "intelligence-gathering" mission, the agencies said.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/5/2021
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CISO New Year's Resolutions for 2021
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
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Six resolutions for forward-looking cyber-risk leaders.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 1/4/2021
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Overcoming Challenges of Securing Cloud-Native Applications
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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With the trend toward cloud native applications, a new set of security challenges are arising. Here are solutions to address these head-on.
By Cindy Blake, Senior Security Evangelist, GitLab , 1/4/2021
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Microsoft Reveals That Russian Attackers Accessed Some of Its Source Code
Dark Reading Staff,
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Malicious SolarWinds Orion backdoor installed in Microsoft's network led to the attackers viewing some of its source code.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/31/2020
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CISA: SolarWinds Not the Only Initial Attack Vector in Massive Breach
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Agency says it has "evidence of additional initial access vectors" besides SolarWinds' Orion software.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/17/2020
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Nation-State Hackers Breached FireEye, Stole Its Red Team Tools
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
"Novel techniques" used by the attackers cheated security tools and forensics, according to FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/8/2020
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Former NSS Labs CEO Launches New Security Testing Organization
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Member-based CyberRatings.org to offer free and tiered paid access to tested security product and services ratings.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/1/2020
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Predicting How Biden Might Tackle Tech Policy
James Kobielus, Tech Analyst, Consultant and Author
Commentary
Here's how one independent tech industry analyst thinks the Biden administration will tackle a wide range of tech industry issues in its first 90 days and beyond.
By James Kobielus Tech Analyst, Consultant and Author, 11/18/2020
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CISA Director Expects to Be Fired Following Secure Election
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
News
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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NSF-Funded Research Aims to Help Disrupt Cybercrime Supply Chains
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
News
The National Science Foundation awarded a grant to Georgia State University (GSU) to come up with innovative ways to thwart the supply chains for counterfeiting, loan- and unemployment fraud.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 11/11/2020
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California's Prop. 24 Splits Privacy Advocates
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing Writer
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Critics worry that the curatives in Prop. 24 are worse than the disease of privacy-rights violations.
By Seth Rosenblatt Contributing Writer, 11/2/2020
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Russian Military Officers Unmasked, Indicted for High-Profile Cyberattack Campaigns
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
US Department of Justice charges members of Sandworm/APT28 for BlackEnergy, NotPetya, Olympic Destroyer, and other major attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/19/2020
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US Treasury Warns of Sanctions Violations for Paying Ransomware Attackers
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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An alarming new advisory issued today by the federal government could upend ransomware response.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/1/2020
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FBI, DHS Warn of 'Likely' Disinformation Campaigns About Election Results
Dark Reading Staff,
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Nation-state actors and cybercriminals could wage cyberattacks and spread false information about the integrity of the election results while officials certify the final vote counts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/23/2020
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Deepfake Detection Poses Problematic Technology Race
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
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Experts hold out little hope for a robust technical solution in the long term.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/18/2020
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Researchers, Companies Slam Mobile Voting Firm Voatz for 'Bad Faith' Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
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In a letter, almost 70 different security firms and individual researchers criticize Voatz for misrepresenting to the US Supreme Court widely accepted security research practices.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/14/2020
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