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Sophisticated state-supported actors are following cybercriminals in exploiting the coronavirous pandemic and posing an “advanced persistent threat" (APT). [Read More]
A new feature that Microsoft is adding to its Edge browser will alert users if the passwords saved to autofill have been compromised. [Read More]
The financially-motivated hacking group FIN7 has started mailing malicious USB devices to intended victims to infect them with malware, the FBI warns. [Read More]
IBM and FireEye have spotted a campaign that relies on fake “COVID-19 Payment” emails to deliver the Zeus Sphinx banking trojan to people in the US, Canada and Australia. [Read More]
The Utah Attorney General’s Office is investigating the hacking of a video call hosted by a gubernatorial candidate who saw the call hijacked by pornographic images and racial slurs. [Read More]
Malicious actors have been exploiting vulnerabilities in some DrayTek enterprise routers in attacks that started before patches were released. [Read More]
Google says it has seen a drop in the number of warnings sent for potential government-backed phishing or malware attempts last year, mainly due to improved protection systems. [Read More]
Russian cybercriminals targeted pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies in Western Europe and the attack likely involved two Windows vulnerabilities which Microsoft did not expect to be exploited. [Read More]
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has sent letters to six Internet networking device vendors urging them to ensure that their products remain secure during the COVID-19 social distancing efforts. [Read More]
GitHub this week announced that it has paid out over $1 million in rewards to the security researchers participating in its bug bounty program on HackerOne. [Read More]

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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.
Alastair Paterson's picture
Organizations may not be able to mitigate BEC scams entirely; however, tightening up processes will ensure data exposure is kept to a minimum.