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Microsoft issued patches today for critical vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer.
HP patches Support Solution Framework vulnerability. The flaw can be exploited to trigger arbitrary file downloads and user data harvesting.
A new drive-by-download attack vector dubbed "drive-by-login" is used to deliver malware only to targeted users. Researchers expect an increase in such attacks.
Forty-eight percent of IT decision makers surveyed in the U.S. said their organization had failed an audit or experienced a breach, according to a new report.
The "Re-Direct to SMB" vulnerability impacts all versions of Windows, including the upcoming Windows 10, as well as products from major software makers such as Adobe, Apple, Oracle, and Symantec.
Facebook refuses to reward a researcher for a vulnerability in third-party software. The expert expected a considerable bounty for his findings.
Siemens has released patches to address man-in-the-middle (MitM), denial-of-service (DoS), and authentication vulnerabilities in SIMATIC HMI devices.
The "rootpipe" privilege escalation vulnerability in OS X has been fixed by Apple half a year after it was reported by a researcher.
Black Duck Software has launched a new solution that helps security and development teams find and remediate security vulnerabilities in open source software.
The education sector struggles the most with botnet infections, according to a report from BitSight.

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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.
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.