GAO auditors say in a new report that the federal government's response to both the SolarWinds software supply chain attack and the exploitation of Microsoft Exchange Servers in 2021 sharpened its coordination efforts, but also exposed information-sharing gaps.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the importance of incident repose planning; the worldwide impact of the LOg4j flaw, which may lead to 2022 being the year of the SBOM; and the increasingly blurred line between conventional...
In the wake of the explosive Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, the White House hosted tech leaders and federal agencies in a summit to discuss ways to improve open-source software security. The meeting was hosted by Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emergency Technology Anne Neuberger.
Microsoft released its first rollout of 2022 patches that covers 96 new CVEs, plus 24 CVEs patched by Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) earlier this month and two other CVEs fixed previously in open-source projects. This makes a January total of 122 CVEs. Nine are rated critical in severity.
The security world continues its fight against potential widespread exploitation of the critical remote code execution vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-44229 - in Apache's Log4j software library, versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, known as "Log4Shell" and "Logjam." This is a digest of ISMG's updates.
A vendor that provides clinical reviews notified nearly 135,000 individuals and dozens of clients of a cyberattack involving the exploitation of a product vulnerability and data exfiltration. Experts say the incident is the latest reminder of the importance of comprehensive vulnerability management.
Top U.S. cybersecurity leaders continue to warn against the peril of Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, confirming on Monday that hundreds of millions of devices worldwide are likely affected by the logging utility flaw, although the response, in terms of scope and speed, has been "exceptional."
Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., who chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said this week that his committee convened a virtual briefing with both CISA and National Cyber Director Chris Inglis to discuss efforts to mitigate the threat posed by the Log4j vulnerability.
The JFrog research team discovered a new RCE vulnerability, which will be tracked by NIST as CVE-2021-42392, in the H2 database console. Although the researchers say the root cause of this critical flaw is similar to the flaw in Apache's Log4j, they believe the differences may lessen its impact.
A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against a practice management and electronic health records vendor in the wake of a 2021 cyberattack affecting nearly 320,000 individuals. Among other demands, the lawsuit seeks a long list of security improvements by the company.
The Apache Log4j vulnerability capped the end of a long year for CISOs and incident responders, and it left them with a mitigation project that carries them well into the New Year. CISOs John Bassett and Martin Dinel discuss how their teams have tackled Log4j - and significant lessons learned.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the nation's top consumer protection agency, issued notice that it "intends to use its full legal authority to pursue companies" failing to mitigate against Apache's Log4j vulnerabilities – or similar vulnerabilities in the future.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features highlights from interviews in 2021 and examines President Joe Biden's executive order on cybersecurity, ransomware response advice and assessing hidden business risks.
As network defenders continue to patch or mitigate against the remote code execution vulnerability in the Java-based logging utility Log4j, several cybersecurity vendors - and the U.S. CISA - have issued scanning and assessment tools to speed up the identification process.
ISMG's global editorial team reflects on the top cybersecurity news and analysis from 2021 and looks ahead to the trends already shaping 2022. From ransomware to Log4j, here is a compilation of major news events, impacts and discussions with leading cybersecurity experts on what to expect in the new year.