The Biden administration has unveiled its new national cybersecurity strategy, detailing top challenges facing the U.S. and plans for addressing them. Goals include minimum security requirements for critical infrastructure sector organizations and liability for poor software development practices.
With signs pointing to a global economic downturn, cybersecurity organizations are already thinking about managing budgets and doing more than less. Four CISOs share a wide range of belt-tightening tips, from putting the squeeze on your vendors and suppliers to training and hiring from within.
Intel 471 has promoted second-in-command Jason Passwaters to CEO and tasked him with onboarding less-mature security organizations for narrower use cases. The company plans to land more threat intelligence customers by focusing on areas such as vulnerability management and patch prioritization.
Unknown assets combined with thousands of vulnerabilities that are often patched months and months after their release, allow adversaries to have an advantage. Volume, velocity, and variance are the conditions that influence asset visibility.
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Attackers are continuing to target unpatched VMware hosts to infect them with ESXiArgs and RansomExx2 crypto-locking malware and hold them to ransom. VMware urges immediate updating, saying that the attacks don't appear to be targeting zero-day vulnerabilities but rather long-patched flaws.
Microsoft, in its February monthly dump of fixes, is patching three actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities, including one that coaxes users into downloading a file that bypasses Office security features. In all, the computing giant pushed fixes for 77 vulnerabilities.
As the massive ESXiArgs ransomware campaign continues to target unpatched VMware ESXi hypervisors, cybersecurity experts have released a script that can decrypt at least some affected virtual machines. Ransomware trackers count at least 2,803 victims, primarily in France, the U.S. and Germany.
Vulnerability management issues are a common problem for many healthcare entities and can become an even bigger concern when unremediated issues are left to linger for years. That appears to be the case at some VA medical facilities, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General.
Microsoft fixed an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability in 2023's first Patch Tuesday dump. The Redmond giant also issued fixes for 98 other vulnerabilities, including 11 classified as critical and 87 as important. The zero-day vulnerability could be used as part of a ransomware attack.
Software patching is often thought of as a basic cyber security process. On the surface, it appears to be straightforward: simply apply updates to your systems. But as it turns out, patching is not so straightforward after all, especially in industrial/OT environments. In fact, it is likely the single most...
Patch management in an operational technology (OT)/industrial control system (ICS) setting is full of challenges. From proprietary hardware and software to a lack of staff, inadequate or non-existent testing equipment, and regulatory reporting and system maintenance, many organizations struggle to determine what is...
Microsoft upgraded a vulnerability first discovered in September to "critical" after IBM Security researchers discovered attackers could exploit the flaw to remotely execute code. The latest code execution bug has a broader scope and could affect a wider range of Windows systems than EternalBlue.
Microsoft's last monthly dump of patches for 2022 includes a fix for a zero-day exploited by ransomware hackers to bypass the SmartScreen security mechanism for malware execution. The zero-day hinged on hackers creating a malformed Authenticode signature.
The shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the United States includes a scarcity of expertise in medical device security, says Bill Aerts, senior fellow and managing director of the University of Minnesota's recently launched Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity.