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Hackers could deliver malware to a macOS system using an Office document containing macro code, simply by getting the victim to open the document. [Read More]
Lafayette, Colorado, officials announced Tuesday the city’s computer systems were hacked and they were forced to pay a ransom to regain access. [Read More]
Vulnerabilities found in protocol gateway devices can allow hackers targeting industrial systems to launch stealthy attacks. [Read More]
Researchers analyzed DJI’s Pilot app for Android and found some security issues, but the Chinese drone giant says the claims are “misleading.” [Read More]
Researchers have described how a botnet powered by high-wattage IoT devices can manipulate the energy market. [Read More]
Google has patched over 50 vulnerabilities in the Android operating system with the August 2020 security updates. [Read More]
Microsoft says it has paid out nearly $14 million through its bug bounty programs in the past year, with the highest rewards paid out for Hyper-V vulnerabilities. [Read More]
The U.S. government has attributed a piece of malware named Taidoor, which has been around for more than a decade, to threat actors sponsored by the Chinese government. [Read More]
Global police body Interpol warned Monday of an "alarming" rate of cybercrime during the coronavirus pandemic, with criminals taking advantage of people working from home to target major institutions. [Read More]
Researchers have developed a worm to demonstrate that design flaws and vulnerabilities in legacy programming languages can be leveraged by malicious actors to attack industrial robots. [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.