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Following the discovery of Heartbleed, the OpenSSL Project has created a new security policy and patched a total of 16 vulnerabilities in the open source library.
Adobe announced on Monday that the Adobe Reader and Acrobat security updates that should have been released Sept. 9, have been delayed until next week due to some problems that need to be addressed.
A phishing campaign targeting Apple IDs was spotted last week on the heels of news that Apple iCloud accounts belonging to several celebrities had been compromised.
Two well known independent antivirus testing labs have published the results of tests performed on security products designed for devices running Mac OS X operating systems.
Microsoft is planning to release four security bulletins next week for Patch Tuesday
The popular Slider Revolution WordPress plugin that enables users to easily create responsive sliders is plagued by a security hole that has been actively exploited by cybercriminals.
The CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University (CERT/CC) has published a list of popular Android applications that fail to properly validate SSL certificates, exposing users to man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks.
In an effort to thank researchers who responsibly disclose security vulnerabilities, Twitter has introduced a bug bounty program powered by the HackerOne platform.
The third edition of Mobile Pwn2Own will take place on November 12-13 alongside the PacSec Applied Security Conference in Tokyo with a prize pool of $425,000.
AVG Technologies will pay $140 million initially, plus an additional $80 million in cash considerations during the next two years based on the achievement of certain performance-related criteria.

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Jason Polancich's picture
Businesses have more data on hand than they think. They key is crafting a plan to track it and combine it with data from outside their own walls against which the internal data can be analyzed.
Marc Solomon's picture
Malvertising underscores the need for an approach to security that addresses the full attack continuum. With ongoing visibility and control, and intelligent and continuous updates, security professionals can take action to stop the inevitable outbreak.
Torsten George's picture
When an organization is solely focused on strengthening its compliance posture to pass an audit, they primarily look at control failures and gaps and try to mitigate them.
Mark Hatton's picture
You need to identify your security shortcomings before someone else does. Simulate attacks and tests to associate known vulnerabilities, previous attack patterns, and security/network data to identify potential attack paths to your company’s most important data.
Scott Simkin's picture
While SSL decryption is necessary for maintaining network security, security admins need to establish strict rules about how they handle decrypted data.
Ryan Naraine's picture
John Hultquist, Manager of Cyber Espionage Threat Intelligence at ISIGHT Partners, joins the podcast to talk about "NEWSCASTER," a cyber espionage operation that uses fictitious social media accounts to launch attacks.
Danelle Au's picture
The protection of connected ( Internet of Things) devices is likely better performed at a network level rather than an endpoint level due to the variety of devices that may exist and the limited endpoint security functions that can be supported.
Mark Hatton's picture
The fact that you aren’t seeing or hearing about potential threats to the organization, or alarms aren’t being raised by the security team, shouldn’t make you feel better as an executive.
Torsten George's picture
A threat is the agent that takes advantage of a vulnerability. This relationship must be a key factor in the risk assessment process and can no longer be treated as risk’s neglected step child.
Marc Solomon's picture
Many continue to click on links or attachments sent via email without taking any steps to verify the origin of the email or the validity of the link or attachment. It only takes one click to for an attacker to establish a foothold in the target’s systems.