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Zyxel has released patches for several network attached storage (NAS) devices to address a critical vulnerability that is already being exploited by cybercriminals. [Read More]
With $40 million in bug bounties paid in 2019, hacker-powered bug bounty platform HackerOne nearly doubled the amount paid out in all previous years combined, reaching $82 million. [Read More]
A group of researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and NYU Abu Dhabi have discovered a new attack on 4G and 5G mobile networks that can be used to impersonate users. [Read More]
Google has patched a zero-day vulnerability in Chrome that its Threat Analysis Group has seen being exploited in the wild. [Read More]
A group of business email compromise (BEC) scammers that targeted thousands in the United States employed Google’s G Suite for their infrastructure. [Read More]
Vulnerabilities found by Cisco researchers in an industrial networking device made by Moxa can expose industrial environments to attacks. [Read More]
Electronics protection company Slickwraps has revealed that user data was compromised recently after a third party accessed an unprotected database left accessible from the Internet. [Read More]
Researchers discovered that Honeywell’s Notifier fire alarm systems are affected by two serious vulnerabilities that can be exploited to hack the system. [Read More]
Just weeks into this year’s election cycle, Russia already is actively interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign in hopes of reelecting President Donald Trump, and is also trying to help the candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side. [Read More]
Workplace experience and facility management company ISS World was hit this week by a malware attack that forced its systems offline. [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.