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The company will use the investment to expand marketing and sales initiatives and accelerate product roadmap. [Read More]
CISA has issued an alert on the Conti ransomware, just as a second major U.S. farming cooperative confirmed being hit by ransomware. [Read More]
Netgear warns that an attacker on the same network as a vulnerable device could intercept and manipulate router traffic to execute code as root. [Read More]
VMware releases an urgent security patch for a flaw in its vCenter Server product and warned users to expect public exploit code within minutes of disclosure. [Read More]
Cisco Talos researchers say the backdoor is installed as a service and constantly contacts its command and control (C&C) to receive commands. [Read More]
The iOS 15 makeover also includes patches for at least 22 documented security vulnerabilities, some serious enough to expose iPhone and iPad users to arbitrary code execution attacks. [Read More]
Limited in scope, the incidents abuse the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) feature to cross the boundaries between operating systems and avoid detection. [Read More]
The Mirai botnet has started exploiting the OMIGOD vulnerability just as Microsoft released more guidance on protections. [Read More]
Endpoint security platform Kolide gets a fresh round of capital from venture capital investors. [Read More]
Google announced plans to support the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund in launching its Managed Audit Program to review critical open source projects. [Read More]

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Marc Solomon's picture
Today’s email-based attacks don’t occur at a single point in time and use multiple methods to evade detection. To bolster protection, organizations may turn to a set of disparate products that don’t – and can’t – work together.
Torsten George's picture
To limit the risk of having drive-by malware attacks planted on their websites, organizations should monitor the payload of their different Internet properties, which for larger organizations can easily become a huge undertaking.
Marc Solomon's picture
Malvertising underscores the need for an approach to security that addresses the full attack continuum. With ongoing visibility and control, and intelligent and continuous updates, security professionals can take action to stop the inevitable outbreak.
Aviv Raff's picture
Just as offices need to detect break-ins to keep criminals from committing industrial espionage, enterprises need to put more focus on detecting APTs and other advanced threats to keep adversaries from their network.
Michael Callahan's picture
While obscuring website code, server architecture, and security mechanisms doesn’t provide bullet-proof security on its own, it is actually pretty effective.
Wade Williamson's picture
Even with the basics covered, we also have to be on the lookout for unknown threats and anomalies in our networks that can be an indicator of compromise.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Was the Mayan Apocalypse was a myth? Since I am a security geek, I just happen to talk about security a lot. What are some security myths I have heard in my conversations with some very bright people?
Andrew Jaquith's picture
As with most stories Mac-related, the malware-is-finally-coming story attracted a lot of press. But the desktop Mac OS might not be attractive to attackers as you might think.
Ram Mohan's picture
We still don't know who created Conficker or what that person’s motivations were. What we do know: Conficker could have proved much more damaging than it ultimately did, but the threat has not entirely disappeared.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!