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A security researcher has uncovered several vulnerabilities, including a critical issue that exposed sensitive information, on the website of home automation company Nest Labs.
A team of researchers examine the impact of the infamous Heartbleed vulnerability.
Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.152, released on Tuesday, addresses a total of 12 security vulnerabilities, many of which could be exploited for code execution.
In Chrome 39, HTTPS whose certificates use SHA-1 and are valid past January 1, 2017, will no longer appear fully trustworthy in Chrome's user interface.
All totaled, Microsoft patched 42 vulnerabilities in the Patch Tuesday update.
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.
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.

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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.
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.
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.