MITRE presents ATT&CK for ICS, a knowledge base for ICS

Security Affairs

MITRE announced the initial release of a version of its MITRE ATT&CK knowledge base that focuses on industrial control systems (ICS). Now the organization is going to propose a knowledge base that focused on ICS systems for its MITRE’s ATT&CK.

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MITRE Releases 'Shield' Active Defense Framework

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The Data Privacy Loophole Federal Agencies Are Still Missing

Dark Reading

Why knowledge-based authentication is leaving federal contact centers vulnerable to an increasingly sophisticated hacker community

How pre-answered caller authentication helps prevent telephone bank fraud

Dark Reading

Based on the level of information the customer is requesting, the bank representative may ask a number of challenge questions. At this point, they’ve already taken up a minute or more of the customer’s valuable time using knowledge-based authentication (KBA) methods that, quite frankly, can no longer assure that the person on the other end of the line is who they say they are. Prevention vs. clean up. It’s a security question all financial institutions should ask themselves.

GAO: After Equifax Breach, KBA No Longer Effective

Data Breach Today

New Report Calls for Other Methods of Authentication at Federal Agencies Some federal agencies inappropriately continue to rely on knowledge-based authentication to prevent fraud and abuse even though this method is no longer trustworthy because so much personal information that's been breached is readily available to fraudsters, a new U.S.

The Case for Integrating Physical Security & Cybersecurity

Dark Reading

You must look inside and outside your traditional knowledge base for the best way to defend against attacks Aggregating threat intel from external data sources is no longer enough.

US CISA published a guide to better use the MITRE ATT&CK framework

Security Affairs

In 2018, MITRE announced the MITRE ATT&CK , a globally accessible knowledge base of adversary tactics and techniques based on real-world observations. The U.S.

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Hacked Data Broker Accounts Fueled Phony COVID Loans, Unemployment Claims

Krebs on Security

KrebsOnSecurity reviewed dozens of emails the fraud group exchanged, and noticed that a great many consumer records they shared carried a notation indicating they were cut and pasted from the output of queries made at Interactive Data LLC , a Florida-based data analytics company.

E-Verify’s “SSN Lock” is Nothing of the Sort

Krebs on Security

Password reset questions selected, the site proceeded to ask four, multiple-guess “knowledge-based authentication” questions to verify my identity.

MY TAKE: Equipping SOCs for the long haul – automation, edge security solidify network defenses

The Last Watchdog

We can use SOAR playbooks to gather context based on past incidents as well as data from other sources. Automation has a bigger role to play in ingesting and correlating information from knowledge bases as well as integrating the outputs of other security tools, such as endpoint detection and response systems. And more and more decisions are going to be made based on the data that’s available, which means you can also automate the response activity.”.

Bank Attacks Put Password Insecurity Back in the Spotlight

The Security Ledger

Two separate attacks on banks in the United States and Pakistan revealed this week highlight once again the inherent weakness of a security practice that relies on passwords or knowledge-based credentials to protect critical information. International bank HSBC said it was a victim of a credential-stuffing and became aware of unauthorized access. Read the whole entry. »

RSAC insights: SolarWinds hack illustrates why software builds need scrutiny — at deployment

The Last Watchdog

Out of this comes whitelists and blacklists on which malware filters are based. ReversingLabs, for instance, relies quite a bit on MITRE ATT&CK — a knowledge base of real-world observations describing threat actor tactics and techniques – a resource that is used widely as a foundation for threat modeling.

RSAC insights: Security Compass leverages automation to weave security deeper into SecOps

The Last Watchdog

This information gets automatically correlated to a comprehensive knowledge base of potential security and compliance issues, which triggers creation of corresponding countermeasures and controls that are added automatically to product backlogs. In a day and age when the prime directive for many organizations is to seek digital agility above all else, cool new apps get conceived, assembled and deployed at breakneck speed. Related: DHS instigates 60-day cybersecurity sprints.

Tacit Knowledge Vs. Explicit Knowledge


You may click these links to jump to a specific section: What Is Knowledge Management? Tacit Knowledge vs. Explicit Knowledge. Strategies for Making Tacit Knowledge More Explicit. What Is Knowledge Management? Tacit Knowledge vs. Explicit Knowledge.

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Expert found a DoS flaw in Windows Servers running IIS

Security Affairs

Microsoft published a knowledge base article to explain how to define thresholds on the number of HTTP/2 settings parameters exchanged over a connection. Windows servers running Internet Information Services (IIS) are vulnerable to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks carried out through malicious HTTP/2 requests. Microsoft revealed that Windows servers running Internet Information Services (IIS) are vulnerable to denial-of-service ( DoS ) attacks.

DocuWare Adds DocuSign to its Content Service Portfolio

Document Imaging Report

The costs are scalable, allowing DocuWare customers to select their subscription level based on usage and demand. DocuWare includes this new service as part of its cloud-based solutions to all cloud customers. Pricing options based on usage are available to on-premises customers.

Software Converges with Hardware: Infosource Acquires HSA

Document Imaging Report

Infosource, which is based in Switzerland, has used the acquisition of New York – based HSA to create a new US-based corporation – Infosource (USA) Inc. Leading research firm Infosource expands its breadth with the acquisition of Harvey Spencer Associates.

U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service

Krebs on Security

The final step in validating residents involves answering four so-called “knowledge-based authentication” or KBA questions. A year ago, KrebsOnSecurity warned that “Informed Delivery,” a new offering from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) that lets residents view scanned images of all incoming mail, was likely to be abused by identity thieves and other fraudsters unless the USPS beefed up security around the program and made it easier for people to opt out.

Palo Alto Networks fixes a critical flaw in firewall PAN-OS

Security Affairs

OS ) that powers its next-generation firewalls that could allow unauthenticated network-based attackers to bypass authentication. base score of 10. Admins could determine if their installs are vulnerable following the instructions provided by the company in a knowledge base article.

What are the Best Document Management Capabilities?


When the knowledge base grows, it quickly makes finding specific documents a challenge. Document Management is the use of a software application to track digital documents from creation through approval and publication.

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APTs will exploit Palo Alto Networks’s PAN-OS flaw soon, US Cyber Command says

Security Affairs

The flaw could allow unauthenticated network-based attackers to bypass authentication, it has has been rated as critical severity and received a CVSS 3.x base score of 10. Admins could determine if their installs are vulnerable following the instructions provided by the company in a knowledge base article. Cyber Command believes foreign APTs will likely attempt to exploit the recently addressed flaw in Palo Alto Networks’s PAN-OS firewall OS. Bypasses Credit Freeze PIN

Krebs on Security

It then asked a series of four security questions — so-called “knowledge-based authentication” or KBA questions designed to see if I can about my recent financial history. Most people who have frozen their credit files with Equifax have been issued a numeric Personal Identification Number (PIN) which is supposed to be required before a freeze can be lifted or thawed.

MY TAKE: How advanced automation of threat intel sharing has quickened incident response

The Last Watchdog

based security vendor in the thick of helping companies make more of their threat feeds. The idea was to pool intel from all sources, and make it readily available to all teams, so everyone operated off a common knowledge base. “It Threat intelligence sharing is such a simple concept that holds so much promise for stopping threat actors in their tracks. So why hasn’t it made more of an impact stopping network breaches?

GUEST ESSAY: Why corporate culture plays such a pivotal role in deterring data breaches

The Last Watchdog

People should have the opportunity to pursue new careers within your organization based on their security expertise. A knowledge-base that’s understandable and accessible to all staff. About the essayist: Max Emelianov is CEO of HostForWeb , a Chicago-based web hosting services provider. Picture two castles. The first is impeccably built – state of the art, with impenetrable walls, a deep moat, and so many defenses that attacking it is akin to suicide.

Here's What I'm Telling US Congress about Data Breaches

Troy Hunt

Do keep in mind that the context here is the impact on identity verification in "a post-breach world" My task is to ensure that the folks at the hearing understand how prevalent breaches are, how broadly they're distributed and the resultant impact on identity verification via knowledge-based authentication. Last week I wrote about my upcoming congressional testimony and wow - you guys are awesome!

AI Is Becoming a Trusted Sidekick for Legal and HR Departments


For example, starting with a knowledge base of language that is common to problematic contracts, machine learning algorithms can scour millions of similar contracts to find other warning signs that humans might miss. One thing that legal, contract management and human resources departments have in common is the need to deal with a lot of documents.

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MITRE evaluates Enterprise security products using the ATT&CK Framework

Security Affairs

In April, MITRE announced a new service based on its ATT&CK (Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge) framework to evaluate products based on their ability in detecting advanced persistent threats. Duff explained MITRE adopt a transparent methodology and knowledge base that will make easy to interpret results obtained with its service.

10 Tips on how to improve data quality


Documenting the progress, actions, and results further adds to the organizational knowledge base for powering future initiatives. The importance of high-quality data is documented throughout the top verticals and is especially significant with the recent pandemic.

Q&A: How certifying in-house IT staffers as cyber analysts, pen testers can boost SMB security

The Last Watchdog

Instead, getting trained and certified gives them a knowledge base to and contract out that expertise when their company needs it. Nowadays anyone working in IT needs at least that level of security knowledge. But in today’s environment, it has become important not just to have a pen test done, but also to do something proactive with that knowledge.

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California Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Social Media Companies to Obtain Parental Consent for California-based Children Under 13

Hunton Privacy

If signed into law by the Governor, the bill would require a business that operates a social media website or application, beginning July 1, 2021, to obtain verifiable parental consent for California-based children that the business “actually knows” are under 13 years of age (hereafter, “Children”).

Open Source Solutions for IBM i

Rocket Software

As I covered in a previous post , IBM i DevOps systems typically “ship” with all the functionality required to power a modern DevOps-based developer team or IT organization. Moreover, for those who need a higher level of support, IBM offers professional support options for organizations that don’t have the time or the knowledge-base to maintain the tools themselves.

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Public Library Staff: Making a Difference


s Professional Skills and Knowledge Base framework to gauge which skills, if any, came to the fore during lockdown. Public Library Staff: Making a Difference. Public library staff are an integral part of library services and arguably its most vital asset.

Kofax Awarded Nine New Patents, Validating Its Intelligent Automation Platform to Help Businesses Work Like Tomorrow – Today

Document Imaging Report

“These new patents provide further evidence that our Intelligent Automation platform is based on highly differentiated technologies that provide Kofax with competitive advantage and allow our customers to achieve a more rapid and compelling ROI,” said Jim Nicol, Executive Vice President of Research & Development at Kofax. Kofax’s 200+ Patents Lead Innovation across RPA, Process Orchestration, Cognitive Capture, Mobility & Engagement and Advanced Analytics .

FTC Releases Guidance on COPPA Compliance

Hunton Privacy

The revised guidance addresses two newly-approved methods for obtaining parental consent: (1) answering a series of knowledge-based challenge questions that would be difficult for someone other than the parent to answer; or (2) verifying a picture of a driver’s license or other photo ID submitted by the parent and then comparing that photo to a second photo submitted by the parent, using facial recognition technology.

EU Commission Issues Draft AI Regulation

Data Matters

The techniques listed in Annex I include machine learning approaches, logic and knowledge based approaches and statistical approaches (including search and optimization methods). On April 21, 2021, the European Commission ( EC ) issued its eagerly awaited draft proposal on the EU Artificial Intelligence Regulation ( Draft AI Regulation ) – the first formal legislative proposal regulating Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) on a standalone basis.

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Improve User Experience With Custom-Branded Client Portals


Customers have more choices than ever before, and competition among brands is fierce. To stand out, companies need to provide an excellent customer experience in addition to a great product or service. A Client Portal is an effective way to create this experience.

Personal data of thousands of users from the UK, Australia, South Africa, the US, Singapore exposed in bitcoin scam

Security Affairs

Effective monitoring and blockage should involve the automated machine-learning powered brand protection system fueled by the regularly updated knowledge base about cybercriminals’ infrastructure, tactics, and tools.

5 Reasons to Join the Adept Community Forum

Synergis Software

So, If you’re an Adept customer interested in extending your knowledge of Adept or if you’re a non-user and want to know what our customers are saying about the product before you buy, here are five great reasons why you need to join the community forum now. While our Helpdesk support team is widely accessible whenever you encounter an issue or have a question, the Adept community forum offers a unique knowledge base for users to quickly and easily retrieve information.

Kofax Named to Constellation ShortList for Robotic Process Automation

Document Imaging Report

Kofax RPA helps companies add workforce capacity without additional headcount by automating front and back office operations, allowing the human workforce to focus on higher-value knowledge based work. Irvine, CA, August 20, 2018 – Kofax ® , a leading supplier of software to automate and digitally transform information intensive processes, today announced the company has been named to the Constellation ShortList for Robotic Process Automation in Q3 2018.

Medical Thrillers and Digital Transformation

Perficient Data & Analytics

Physicians want an app that has the ability to provide them knowledge base, reach out to peers upon emergency, or just use it to keep track of their patients. Knowledge is power when you apply it correctly. I have been listening to an audio book called “Cell” by author Robin Cook.