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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]
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]
Vulnerabilities in two popular WordPress themes plugins, ThemeREX Addons and ThemeGrill Demo Importer, are being exploited to hack websites. [Read More]
Over 22,000 vulnerabilities were disclosed in 2019 and one-third of them had an exploit or PoC available, according to Risk Based Security. [Read More]
Several F-Secure business products were affected by a vulnerability that could have been exploited to bypass their scanning engine using malformed archives. [Read More]
A researcher looking for vulnerable enterprise VPN products has discovered several serious vulnerabilities in SonicWall’s SMA and SRA appliances. [Read More]
Peripheral devices with unsigned firmware can expose Windows and Linux machines to attacks, allowing hackers to steal data or take control of a computer. [Read More]
A serious vulnerability found in a WordPress themes plugin with over 200,000 active installations can be exploited to wipe a website’s database and gain admin access to the site. [Read More]
Iranian hacking groups APT33 and APT34 have been working together for the past 3 years to target dozens of organizations worldwide, and their attacks involved some of the enterprise VPN vulnerabilities disclosed last year. [Read More]
Rising interest in electronic voting has heightened concerns among security experts who fear these systems are vulnerable to hacking and manipulation that could undermine confidence in election results. [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.
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.
Torsten George's picture
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) provide hackers with multiple venues to access an organization’s data and can even be used to cause massive business disruptions.