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Several of the most popular antivirus products contain vulnerabilities that can be exploited locally or remotely, a security researcher revealed at the SyScan 360 security conference in Beijing earlier this month.
In this podcast, Chief Technology Officer at Bluebox Security Jeff Forristal, discusses a significant Android vulnerability that lets hackers create a malicious application by copying the ID of a legitimate application to gain the same special privileges of the legitimate app.
Secure embedded L4 (seL4), said to be the world's most highly-assured operating system, has been released as open source.
The Neverquest malware has been updated to target more financial institutions in Japan.
The crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on June 17 continues to make headlines, making it a perfect event for cybercriminals to leverage in their malicious campaigns.
Siemens released version 7.3 of the SIMATIC WinCC SCADA system to address several vulnerabilities, most of which can be exploited remotely.
Many organizations still haven't patched their installations of VMware to address the Heartbleed vulnerability, CloudPhysics reported.
According to new research from Incapsula, 34.3 percent of all the fake Googlebots identified were overtly malicious, with 23.5 percent of these being used for Layer 7 DDoS attacks.
Bugcrowd, the crowdsourced security company that specializes in bug bounty programs, has released a guide to help organizations set up responsible disclosure programs.
Comodo SecureBox is designed to help organizations protect the important applications running on their endpoints.

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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.