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China-Backed APT Pwns Building-Automation Systems with ProxyLogon

06/28/2022
The previously unknown state-sponsored group is compromising industrial targets with the ShadowPad malware before burrowing deeper into networks.

Atlassian Confluence Exploits Peak at 100K Daily

06/28/2022
Swarms of breach attempts against the Atlassian Confluence vulnerability are likely to continue for years, researchers say, averaging 20,000 attempts daily as of this week.

Can Zero-Knowledge Cryptography Solve Our Password Problems?

06/28/2022
Creating temporary keys that are not stored in central repositories and time out automatically could improve security for even small businesses.

A WAF Is Not a Free Lunch: Teaching the Shift-Left Security Mindset

06/28/2022
Developers need to think like WAF operators for security. Start with secure coding and think of Web application firewalls not as a prophylactic but as part of the secure coding test process.

Ransomware Volume Nearly Doubles 2021 Totals in a Single Quarter

06/28/2022
Like a hydra, every time one ransomware gang drops out (REvil or Conti), plenty more step up to fill the void (Black Basta).

How to Find New Attack Primitives in Microsoft Azure

06/28/2022
Abuse primitives have a longer shelf life than bugs and zero-days and are cheaper to maintain. They're also much harder for defenders to detect and block.

New Vulnerability Database Catalogs Cloud Security Issues

06/28/2022
Researchers have created a new community website for reporting and tracking security issues in cloud platforms and services — plus fixes for them where available.

NIST Finalizes macOS Security Guidance

06/27/2022
NIST SP800-219 introduces the macOS Security Compliance Project (mSCP) to assist organizations with creating security baselines and defining controls to protect macOS endpoints.

Federal, State Agencies' Aid Programs Face Synthetic Identity Fraud

06/27/2022
Balancing public service with fraud prevention requires rule revisions and public trust.

LockBit 3.0 Debuts With Ransomware Bug Bounty Program

06/27/2022
LockBit 3.0 promises to 'Make Ransomware Great Again!' with a side of cybercrime crowdsourcing.

Shadow IT Spurs 1 in 3 Cyberattacks

06/27/2022
Cerby platform emerges from stealth mode to let users automate security for applications outside of the standard IT purview.

Thrive Acquires DSM

06/27/2022
DSM is now the third acquisition by Thrive in Florida in the past six months.

It's a Race to Secure the Software Supply Chain — Have You Already Stumbled?

06/27/2022
If you haven't properly addressed the issue, you're already behind. But even if you've had a false start, it's never too late to get back up.

Threat Intelligence Services Are Universally Valued by IT Staff

06/24/2022
Most of those surveyed are concerned about AI-based attacks and deepfakes, but suggest that their organization is ready.

Why We're Getting Vulnerability Management Wrong

06/24/2022
Security is wasting time and resources patching low or no risk bugs. In this post, we examine why security practitioners need to rethink vulnerability management.

APT Groups Swarming on VMware Servers with Log4Shell

06/24/2022
CISA tells organizations running VMware servers without Log4Shell mitigations to assume compromise.

Only 3% of Open Source Software Bugs Are Actually Attackable, Researchers Say

06/24/2022
A new study says 97% of open source vulnerabilities linked to software supply chain risks are not attackable — but is "attackability" the best method for prioritizing bugs?

7 Steps to Stronger SaaS Security

06/24/2022
Continuous monitoring is key to keeping up with software-as-a-service changes, but that's not all you'll need to get better visibility into your SaaS security.

The Cybersecurity Talent Shortage Is a Myth

06/24/2022
We have a tech innovation problem, not a staff retention (or recruitment) problem.

Without Conti on the Scene, LockBit 2.0 Leads Ransomware Attacks

06/24/2022
Analysts say an 18% drop in ransomware attacks seen in May is likely fleeting, as Conti actors regroup.