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Apple has inadvertently given the thumbs up to six new malware variants, according to researchers at Mac security solutions provider Intego. [Read More]
The US Department of the Treasury has announced sanctions against a Russian government institute connected to the destructive Triton malware. [Read More]
Microsoft and MITRE, in collaboration with a dozen other organizations, have developed a framework designed to help identify, respond to, and remediate attacks targeting machine learning (ML) systems. [Read More]
Google has stepped up its effort against websites that have a history of sending abusive notification content, by blocking notification permission requests in Chrome 86. [Read More]
The Iran-linked cyber-espionage group known as Seedworm appears to have added a new downloader to its arsenal and to have started conducting destructive attacks. [Read More]
The FBI and CISA say the Russian state-sponsored hacking group Energetic Bear has successfully compromised government networks and stole data from at least two servers. [Read More]
The FDA has approved the use of a new rubric specifically designed for assigning CVSS scores to vulnerabilities found in medical devices. [Read More]
Malwarebytes security researchers have identified a new campaign in which tech support scammers are exploiting an XSS vulnerability and are relying exclusively on links posted on Facebook to reach potential victims. [Read More]
Cisco has patched 17 high-severity vulnerabilities in its security appliances, specifically ASA, FMC and FTD software. [Read More]
Storage solutions provider QNAP this week published an advisory to warn customers that certain versions of QTS, the operating system for its NAS devices, are affected by the Zerologon vulnerability. [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.