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Apple has patched a total of four vulnerabilities across macOS Catalina, High Sierra and Mojave. [Read More]
Someone claims to have leaked tens of gigabytes of Microsoft source code, including for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. [Read More]
Cisco has patched 34 high-severity vulnerabilities in its IOS software, including some that can be exploited remotely without authentication for DoS attacks. [Read More]
Microsoft says it has observed threat actors actively targeting the Zerologon vulnerability affecting Windows Server. [Read More]
Google recently patched a privilege escalation vulnerability in a Cloud service designed for managing operating systems running on VM instances. [Read More]
The Samba team has released patches for a critical-severity elevation of privilege vulnerability impacting the Microsoft Windows Netlogon Remote Protocol (MS-NRPC). [Read More]
A cybersecurity enthusiast has discovered that Airbnb accounts can be hijacked due to recycled phone numbers, and the issue does not appear to have been fixed. [Read More]
Hacker-powered bug hunting platform HackerOne on Tuesday announced that it paid more than $44.75 million in bounty rewards over the past 12 months, with the total payouts to date surpassing $107 million. [Read More]
Microsoft has detailed the steps involved in the processing of vulnerability reports, so that reporting researchers know what to expect when submitting information on a bug. [Read More]
A vulnerability in Firefox for Android can be exploited to remotely open arbitrary websites on the targeted user’s phone without any interaction, malicious apps or MitM attacks. [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.
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.
Marc Solomon's picture
Recalculating and reevaluating priorities based on a continuous flow of new data, learnings and your risk profile, helps to ensure you’re staying focused on what matters in a highly dynamic environment.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
Proper evaluation of business risk requires insight into the likelihood that a vulnerability will be exploited, and if exploited, how that vulnerability could impact the company on a macro level.