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An updated pipeline security directive is underway, reflecting TSA struggles

The TSA directives issued after the Colonial Pipeline attack have been widely criticized, but the agency is working with the industry to improve them.


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NIST names new post-quantum cryptography standards

One public-key encryption and three digital signature algorithms determined to provide the best defense against quantum attacks.


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What is decentralized identity?

Decentralized identity, also referred to as self-sovereign identity, is a model for identity management that gives individuals control over their own data. It is a concept that almost certainly will play a role in digital identity...


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How to keep attackers from using PowerShell against you

New guidance shows how to harden PowerShell and make it more difficult for threat actors to hijack for malicious purposes.


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APT campaign targeting SOHO routers highlights risks to remote workers

The ZuoRAT remote access Trojan malware can compromise multiple router brands and likely has been active for years.


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SQL injection, XSS vulnerabilities continue to plague organizations

Errors that allow SQL injection and cross-site scripting attacks are still the top vulnerabilities that pen-testers find, especially at smaller companies.


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LockBit explained: How it has become the most popular ransomware

Criminal use of the LockBit ransomware as a service is growing rapidly thanks to updates to the malware and the decline of other ransomware gangs.


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6 signs your IAM strategy is failing, and how to fix it

Mistakes when implementing identity and access management systems, especially during upgrades, can have lasting effects. Here's how to spot and avoid the worst of them.


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Asia could be placing all the wrong cybersecurity bets

Only 12% of companies in Asia quantify their financial exposure to cyber threats, less than half the global average of 26% according to a recent study by Microsoft and Marsh.


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Zero-day flaw in Atlassian Confluence exploited in the wild since May

Atlassian has issued emergency patches for the vulnerability, which could allow attackers to perform remote code execution.


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11 top cloud security threats

More data and applications are moving to the cloud, which creates unique infosecurity challenges. Here are the "Pandemic 11," the top security threats organizations face when using cloud services.


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Security Recruiter Directory

To find the right security job or hire the right candidate, you first need to find the right recruiter. CSO's security recruiter directory is your one-stop shop.


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Google Cloud previews advanced new API security features

Google’s latest security update for Google Cloud is aimed at curbing API-based attacks.


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How you handle independent contractors may determine your insider threat risk

Outside experts can be willing or accidental security threats. Reduce that risk by changing how you onboard, train and offboard them.


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Key takeaways from CSA’s SaaS Governance Best Practices guide

Security and governance policies and practices are failing to keep up with the growth of SaaS usage. The Cloud Security Alliance's guidance aims to get that back on track.