Since Jan. 1, security researchers have identified six vulnerabilities affecting hundreds of thousands of WordPress websites. Cybersecurity experts say that the ubiquity of the content management platform makes it a prime target for attackers, and they offer holistic security solutions.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss the state of cyber insurance today and why its future is uncertain; applying a security-by-design reliability model to analyze vulnerabilities; and how Russia takes down members of the REvil ransomware group as cyber aggressions in Ukraine rise.
Although flaws in Apache Log4j software that need remediating remain widespread in organizations, "some of them are aware of the issue, some of them aren't aware of the issue, and likely this issue is going to be persisting with us for many, many years," says Jeff Macko, an offensive security expert at Kroll.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether the cyberattacks that hit Ukraine's government agencies last week are attributable to any group or nation-state along with updates to the cybersecurity executive order and illicit cryptocurrency trends.
Among the simplest things that vendors can do to help improve the cybersecurity of their products is providing better transparency, especially regarding the third-party components contained in their technology, says Rob Suárez, CISO of medical device maker Becton Dickinson.
Attackers have been actively targeting Log4j vulnerabilities, or Log4Shell, vulnerabilities in the servers of virtualization solution VMware Horizon to establish persistent access via web shells, according to an alert by the U.K. National Health Service.
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.
The defacement of Ukrainian government websites may have been intended as a smokescreen for a destructive malware attack that failed to execute or has yet to be unleashed, some security experts warn. Ukraine continues to investigate the attack, which it suggests may trace to Russia, Belarus or both.
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...
Mozilla has released its latest Firefox browser version 96 with a host of new features and improvements for both desktop and mobile browsing. Mozilla has also fixed 18 security vulnerabilities, including 9 high-severity issues and 9 other medium- or low-severity flaws.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how attackers are distributing Night Sky crypto-locking malware to exploit Log4j vulnerabilities, lessons learned from Log4j and a security flaw that affects some Tesla-built vehicles.
We began last January with the realization that we have met a new and far more difficult class of cyber threat with the SolarWinds attack followed by the Colonial Pipeline attack in May. Both point to a fully wired world where physical and digital are colliding at unprecedented speeds.
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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.
Proofpoint, which was acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo in 2021, has merged with Dathena, a New York-based AI data protection platform. Dathena's platform will address the need in Proofpoint's cloud management platform for safeguards against breaches and data exposure.
Amid a surge in cryptocurrency investment - particularly across DeFi - blockchain experts warn that lax security was a main factor in $1.3 billion in cryptoassets being lost to hacks, exploits and scams in 2021. The losses, according to CertiK, rose from $500 million in 2020.