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The United States Cyber Command warns that users should apply the recent patches for Microsoft software, particularly for the “Bad Neighbor” Ping of Death Windows flaw. [Read More]
SAP released 15 Security Notes on October 2020 Security Patch Day, including one that addresses a critical vulnerability in CA Introscope Enterprise Manager. [Read More]
Bluetooth vulnerabilities that a Google security researcher has identified in the Linux kernel could be exploited to run arbitrary code or access sensitive information. [Read More]
One of the vulnerabilities that Microsoft addressed as part of the October 2020 Patch Tuesday is a Windows ‘Ping of Death’ vulnerability. [Read More]
A Cisco Talos researcher has found several remotely exploitable DoS vulnerabilities in Allen-Bradley 1794-AENT Flex I/O adapters. [Read More]
PDF software developer Foxit has released patches to address several high-risk vulnerabilities affecting both Windows and macOS applications. [Read More]
Microsoft fixes over 80 vulnerabilities with October 2020 Patch Tuesday updates, including several flaws that have been publicly disclosed. [Read More]
Adobe announced on Tuesday that it has patched a critical code execution vulnerability in Flash Player. This is the only flaw fixed this Patch Tuesday. [Read More]
Acronis has released patches for its True Image, Cyber Backup, and Cyber Protect products to address vulnerabilities that could lead to elevation of privileges. [Read More]
A scan of 2,200 virtual appliance images revealed the existence of over 400,000 vulnerabilities, including in the appliances of major vendors. [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.