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Apple's new Secure Kernel Extension Loading (SKEL) security feature, set to be implemented in the upcoming macOS 10.13 High Sierra, is trivial to bypass, a security researcher claims. [Read More]
Equifax confirms that an Apache Struts vulnerability exploited in the wild since March has been used to breach its systems [Read More]
DHS orders government agencies to stop using Kaspersky products due to concerns about the company’s ties to Russian intelligence [Read More]
Zerodium is offering a total of $1 million for Tor Browser zero-day exploits that it will sell to governments [Read More]
SEC Consult discloses details of several vulnerabilities affecting IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Information Server [Read More]
SAP on Tuesday released 16 security notes as part of its SAP Security Patch Day, to which it also added 1 out-of-band release and 6 updates to previously released Security Notes, for a total of 23 Notes. [Read More]
US Energy Department announces $50 million investment in tools and technology to improve resilience and security of energy infrastructure. Over $20 million allocated for cybersecurity [Read More]
Microsoft patches 80 vulnerabilities, including a .NET framework zero-day flaw exploited to deliver spyware [Read More]
Microsoft patches .NET zero-day vulnerability exploited to deliver FinFisher spyware to Russian users [Read More]
Adobe patches only two vulnerabilities in Flash Player this month, but they are both critical and allow remote code execution [Read More]

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Dan Cornell's picture
Being able to properly defend applications requires organizations to first identify their attack surfaces before meaningful risk management can take place.
Marie Hattar's picture
When done successfully, continuous testing and training prevents bugs and performance issues from going out the door, while enabling developers to better spot problems in the future.
Jack Danahy's picture
It seems as though competing vendors spend more of their marketing dollars describing the insufficiency of existing solutions than they do explaining the added value that their new advancements bring.
Travis Greene's picture
To reduce exposure to malware, security teams need to learn the DevOps techniques that are being adopted across the rest of the IT organization.
Jim Ivers's picture
Medical devices are indeed vulnerable to attack, but the industry is waking up to the breadth of the problems, and several organizations are forming a vanguard to show the way forward.
Jennifer Blatnik's picture
If the WannaCry incident taught us anything, it’s that global, widespread ransomware can and will impact organizations without any notice. The time to prepare is now.
Torsten George's picture
Hackers are exploiting known vulnerabilities and are betting on the fact that organizations don’t know how to fix what really matters.
Jim Ivers's picture
With the advent of connected devices, privacy and security have become tightly linked because theft of private data is often the goal of malicious attacks.
Jim Ivers's picture
If we agree that quality and security problems are both a form of defect, then we must sufficiently address both to produce software of the highest integrity.
Adam Meyer's picture
As with anything new, you need to prepare and plan for IoT devices being in your environment to maximize the value they provide, while minimizing the inherent risk of these network-enabled devices.