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Malwarebytes said it was targeted by the state-sponsored threat actor that breached SolarWinds. [Read More]
DNSpooq is the name given to 7 Dnsmasq vulnerabilities that could expose millions of devices to DNS cache poisoning, remote code execution and DoS attacks. [Read More]
FireEye has released an open source tool that checks Microsoft 365 tenants for the use of techniques associated with the SolarWinds hackers. [Read More]
Security researchers see 5,447 devices still connecting to a sinkholed VPNFilter C&C domain on a single day. [Read More]
Defender for Endpoint users who opted into public previews are no longer required to approve remediation for identified threats. [Read More]
Symantec researchers have uncovered another piece of malware used in the SolarWinds attack, namely Raindrop, which has been used for lateral movement and payload deployment. [Read More]
In one attack, the cybercriminals found an employee via the company’s chatroom and then convinced them to log into a fake VPN page to reveal their credentials. [Read More]
An expired domain allowed a researcher to hijack the country code top-level domain (TLD) of Congo. [Read More]
Going after high profile victims appears to have allowed Ryuk ransomware operators to build a highly lucrative malware enterprise. [Read More]
A couple of researchers have earned $50,000 from Apple for finding some serious vulnerabilities on the tech giant’s servers. [Read More]

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Gunter Ollmann's picture
CISOs are increasingly partnering with DevOps leaders and vigilantly modernizing secure development lifecycle (SDLC) processes to embrace new machine learning (ML) approaches.
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Performing gap analysis well and remediating findings appropriately can help reduce both the number of weak points within your enterprise and your susceptibility to attack at each of them.
John Maddison's picture
Organizations must adopt a holistic approach to securing their distributed networked environment that enables them to see and manage their entire distributed network, including all attack vectors, through a single pane of glass.
Gunter Ollmann's picture
With years of bug bounty programs now behind us, it is interesting to see how the information security sector transformed – or didn’t.
Marie Hattar's picture
There are good and bad ways to make vulnerabilities known. A premature “full disclosure” of a previously unknown issue can unleash the forces of evil, and the “black hats” often move faster than vendors or enterprise IT teams.
Gunter Ollmann's picture
Any bug hunter, security analyst, software vendor, or device manufacturer should not rely on CVSS as the pointy end of the stick for prioritizing remediation.
Gunter Ollmann's picture
In a world of over-hyped bugs, stunt hacking, and branded vulnerability disclosures, my advice to CISOs is to make security lemonade by finding practical next steps to take.
David Holmes's picture
Architects and IT security teams are looking for technology evolutions to help them manage real problems in endpoint storage and messaging.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
Regardless of which framework you use, it’s crucial to operationalize it in the context of your organization’s unique environment and risk factors.
Devon Kerr's picture
Devon Kerr explains what happened when a municipality inadvertently deployed a brand-new endpoint protection technology across a small part of their production network.