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A presentation on cracking the anonymity of the TOR network scheduled to be held at the upcoming Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas has been cancelled.
IBM is advising the owners of certain KVM switches to update the firmware on their devices to address a total of three security holes that can be exploited remotely.
Four recently-patched OpenSSL vulnerabilities have been found to affect several industrial products from Siemens.
Nearly half of the IT professionals surveyed at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit believe that the Java applications used by their organizations are vulnerable.
Security researchers have conducted an in-depth analysis of both the client side and the command and control (C&C) servers of the malware dubbed "Mayhem."
Software developer vBulletin announced on Wednesday that it had released a patch to address a serious SQL injection vulnerability affecting the its forum software.
Researchers at Sentinel Labs say the malware is believed to originate from Russia and may have been designed to target government organizations.
A buffer overflow flaw affecting the Web server embedded into Cisco devices can be leveraged by a remote, unauthenticated attacker to inject arbitrary commands and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
LibreSSL, the open-source implementation of the SSL/TLS protocol forked from OpenSSL, is unsafe on Linux due to a flaw in the pseudorandom number generator (PRNG), a researcher said. But some say the issue has been overblown.
Oracle has addressed a total of 113 security vulnerabilities across its product base with the release of the Critical Patch Update (CPU) for July 2014.

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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.
Mark Hatton's picture
Here are five things I recommend security pros keep in mind when navigating the line between tight security and keeping the organization running at peak proficiency.
Chris Hinkley's picture
Whether you’re buying a smart refrigerator for your home or a printer for your company, your first step is deciding the risk involved and how to deploy the device in a secure manner while preserving the functionality you require.