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The NSA has published information on the targeting of Exim mail servers by the Russia-linked threat actor known as Sandworm Team. [Read More]
GitHub recently learned that tens of open source NetBeans projects were targeted by a piece of malware named Octopus Scanner as part of an apparent supply chain attack. [Read More]
Germany said Thursday it is seeking EU sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament at a time when evidence shows he was working for Russian intelligence. [Read More]
Cisco this week announced that it has patched two actively exploited Salt vulnerabilities, but not before malicious actors leveraged the flaws to hack some of the company’s servers. [Read More]
NTT Communications, a subsidiary of Japanese tech giant NTT Corp, has disclosed a data breach that impacted hundreds of customers. [Read More]
The U.S. National Security Agency says a Russian military hacking group has been exploiting a major email server program since last August or earlier. [Read More]
Google this week announced an expansion for its Vulnerability Rewards Program (VRP) to include critical open-source dependencies of Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). [Read More]
Threat actors have targeted industrial suppliers in Japan and several European countries in sophisticated attacks that employed various techniques to make malware detection and analysis more difficult. [Read More]
Recent versions of the Valak malware have been used in attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange servers at organizations in the United States and Germany. [Read More]
Google says an Iran-linked hacker group known as Charming Kitten has targeted healthcare and medical professionals, including WHO employees. [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.