As applications are no longer tied to infrastructure, you need security controls at the workload level that are shared dynamically with security in your network - for real-time, multi-layered protection. Micro-segmentation allows you to isolate critical resources to control access and is an important part of Zero...
The Office of Management and Budget is ordering federal agencies to begin identifying "critical software" that needs protection as part of the effort to fulfill President Biden's cybersecurity executive order. Executive branch agencies then will have a year to implement security measures.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday rollout addressed two additional security issues within Windows Print Spooler, including one zero-day. Microsoft's August security update covers 44 vulnerabilities, with seven rated critical. Intel and Adobe also made security fixes.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how ransomware attackers share about their inclinations, motivations and tactics. Also featured: The rise of integrity attacks; dispelling vaccine myths.
Researchers at Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 say they have demonstrated how exploits of Microsoft Jet Database Engine vulnerabilities could lead to remote attacks on Microsoft Internet Information Services and Microsoft SQL Server to gain system privileges. Microsoft recently patched the flaws.
The Russian-linked group that targeted SolarWinds using a supply chain attack compromised at least one email account at 27 U.S. attorneys' offices in 15 states and Washington, D.C., throughout 2020, according to an update posted by the Justice Department.
Researchers discovered an unauthenticated operating system command injection vulnerability in the Sunhillo SureLine surveillance application that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary commands with root privileges. The flaw has since been patched.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not always protected its Mobile Passport Control applications, making travelers' personally identifiable information vulnerable to exploitation, according to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of ongoing investigations into the use of NSO Group's Pegasus spyware to spy on dissidents, journalists, political rivals, business leaders and even heads of state - and discussion of whether the commercial spyware business model should be banned.
A patch is forthcoming for a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Windows operating system that can allow hackers to gain a foothold. Meanwhile, Linux OS users also need to adopt system upgrades to fix a flaw, and Oracle and Juniper have announced product patches.
New guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology spells out security measures for "critical software" used by federal agencies and minimum standards for testing its source code. The best practices could be a model for the private sector as well.
A new exposé tracking how spyware has been used to target journalists and human rights advocates suggests attackers have been exploiting zero-day flaws in Apple applications and devices. Apple says the flaws, while serious, likely pose no risk to the vast majority of its users.