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FireEye’s M-Trends 2020 report says over 500 new malware families were identified last year and the global median dwell time has continued to drop. [Read More]
VMware has patched serious vulnerabilities, including remote code execution and authentication bypass issues, in vRealize Operations for Horizon Adapter. [Read More]
The U.S. Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA) has disclosed a 2019 data breach in which personal information may have been compromised. [Read More]
An active supply chain campaign that has been ongoing since late 2017 has infected at least 20,000 websites — likely much more — via trojanized WordPress themes and plugins. [Read More]
Georgian authorities on Thursday accused Russia’s military intelligence of launching a large-scale cyberattack that targeted the government and private organizations with the goal of destabilizing the ex-Soviet nation. [Read More]
Cisco has released patches for sixteen vulnerabilities across its products, including one rated critical, six high severity, and nine medium risk. [Read More]
Over 400 ICS vulnerabilities were disclosed in 2019 and more than a quarter of them had no patches when their existence was made public, according to industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos. [Read More]
Microsoft this week announced the general availability of Microsoft Threat Protection, its integrated security solution aimed at offering protection across users, email, applications, and endpoints. [Read More]
Britain and the United States on Thursday accused Russian military intelligence of orchestrating a "reckless" campaign of cyber attacks against Georgia last year. [Read More]
Wandera has warned that document management apps made by Cometdocs can expose users’ files, but the vendor has disputed the severity of the findings and has threatened legal action against reporters. [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.