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Software Developer Arrested in Computer Sabotage Case

04/15/2021
Officials say Davis Lu placed malicious code on servers in a denial-of-service attack on his employer.

Google Brings 37 Security Fixes to Chrome 90

04/15/2021
The latest version of Google Chrome also introduces HTTPS as the browser's default protocol.

US Formally Attributes SolarWinds Attack to Russian Intelligence Agency

04/15/2021
Treasury Department slaps sanctions on IT security firms that it says supported Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service carry out the attacks.

Pandemic Pushes Bot Operators to Redirect Efforts

04/15/2021
As demand for travel, lodging, and concerts plummeted in 2020, bot traffic moved to more popular activities, such as e-commerce, healthcare, and government sites.

6 Tips for Managing Operational Risk in a Downturn

04/15/2021
Many organizations adjust their risk appetite in an economic downturn, as risk is expanded to include supplier and customer insolvency, not to mention cash-flow changes.

Nation-State Attacks Force a New Paradigm: Patching as Incident Response

04/15/2021
IT no longer has the luxury of thoroughly testing critical vulnerability patches before rolling them out.

Malicious PowerShell Use, Attacks on Office 365 Accounts Surged in Q4

04/15/2021
There was also a sharp increase in overall malware volumes in the fourth quarter of 2020, COVID-19 related attack activity, and mobile malware, new data shows.

Thycotic & Centrify Merge to Form Cloud Identity Security Firm

04/14/2021
The combined entity will expand on both companies' privileged access management tools and expects to debut a new brand this year.

CISA Urges Caution for Security Researchers Targeted in Attack Campaign

04/14/2021
The agency urges researchers to take precautions amid an ongoing targeted threat campaign.

FBI Operation Remotely Removes Web Shells From Exchange Servers

04/14/2021
A court order authorized the FBI to remove malicious Web shells from hundreds of vulnerable machines running on-premises Exchange Server.

The CISO Life is Half as Good

04/14/2021
Lora Vaughn was at a crossroads -- and that was before mandated pandemic lockdowns came into play. Here's her story of how life got sweeter after she stepped away from the CISO job.

Bolstering Our Nation's Defenses Against Cybersecurity Attacks

04/14/2021
Shawn Henry, former Executive Assistant Director of the FBI and current CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, shares the top three cybersecurity priorities that the Biden administration needs to address.

Dependency Problems Increase for Open Source Components

04/14/2021
The number of components in the average application rose 77% over two years. No wonder, then, that 84% of codebases have at least one vulnerability.

DNS Vulnerabilities Expose Millions of Internet-Connected Devices to Attack

04/13/2021
Researchers uncover a fresh set of nine vulnerabilities in four TCP/IP stacks that are widely used in everything from powerful servers and firewalls to consumer IoT products.

NSA Alerted Microsoft to New Exchange Server Vulnerabilities

04/13/2021
Microsoft today patched 114 CVEs to address the Exchange Server flaws, more than 50 remote code execution vulnerabilities, and one zero-day.

Compromised Microsoft Exchange Server Used to Host Cryptominer

04/13/2021
Researchers say an unknown attacker is targeting vulnerable Exchange Servers with a payload hosted on a compromised Exchange Server.

Global Dwell Time Drops as Ransomware Attacks Accelerate

04/13/2021
The length of time attackers remain undiscovered in a target network has fallen to 24 days, researchers report, but ransomware plays a role.

Dark Reading to Upgrade Site Design, Performance

04/13/2021
Improvements will make site content easier to navigate, faster, and more functional.

5 Objectives for Establishing an API-First Security Strategy

04/13/2021
With APIs predicted to be the most common attack vector by 2022, an API-first security strategy is critical now more than ever.

Clear & Present Danger: Data Hoarding Undermines Better Security

04/13/2021
Facebook and Google can identify patterns of attack within their own data, but smaller businesses rarely see enough traffic to successfully identify an attack or warn users.