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The latest iteration of the Chrome browser ditches support for the FTP protocol and removes several features to improve security. [Read More]
Armed with an exploit chain targeting CVE-2021-21224 and CVE-2021-31956, the EK can now target Chromium-based browsers on Windows systems. [Read More]
Zerodium is looking to buy zero-day exploits targeting the Windows versions of the ExpressVPN, NordVPN and Surfshark VPN applications. [Read More]
Just over half of these deal with vulnerabilities that could be exploited remotely without authentication. [Read More]
CISA warns that the BlackMatter ransomware has targeted multiple critical infrastructure entities in the United States, including organizations in the food industry. [Read More]
Symantec is warning about a threat actor targeting multiple entities in South Asia, with a focus on Afghanistan - for data theft and cyberespionage. [Read More]
White hat hackers have earned nearly $1.9 million at China’s Tianfu Cup hacking contest for exploits targeting Windows 10, Ubuntu, iOS 15, Chrome, Safari, VMware and other products. [Read More]
The open source monitoring system is used by roughly 800 cloud-native organizations, including Slack and Uber, but added TLS and basic authentication support only recently. [Read More]
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson condemned the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper for exposing a flaw in a state database that allowed public access to thousands of teachers' Social Security numbers, even though the paper held off from reporting about the flaw until after the state could fix it. [Read More]
FBI, CISA, EPA and NSA issue a joint advisory to warn organizations in the water and wastewater sector of attacks targeting IT and OT systems. [Read More]

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Keith Ibarguen's picture
Far too many engineers in the trenches don’t take the time to lift their heads to see context, so when good (and bad) things happen, this is a great management opportunity that you should take full advantage of.
Yaniv Vardi's picture
Supply chain cyber risk is complicated and spans the entire lifecycle of a product—across design, manufacturing, distribution, storage, and maintenance.
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.