Security News

Storage systems vulnerabilities: Act now to avoid disasters
2021-10-14 03:00

Continuity issued a research report which provided an analysis of the vulnerabilities and misconfigurations of enterprise storage systems. The findings revealed that storage systems have a significantly weaker security posture than the other two layers of IT infrastructure: compute or network.

Why organizations are slow to patch even high-profile vulnerabilities
2021-09-29 17:22

A report released Wednesday by cybersecurity firm Trustwave looks at why security flaws often go unpatched and how organizations can beef up their patch management. The report found that despite the high severity of some of the security flaws that popped up, more than 50% of the servers were unprotected weeks and even months after an update had been released.

Leveraging threat intelligence to tackle supply chain vulnerabilities
2021-09-29 05:00

In this interview with Help Net Security, Brandon Hoffman, CISO at Intel 471, talks about the growing threat of supply chain attacks, the most common supply chain vulnerabilities and how the right threat intelligence can help stay on top of these threats. We are witnessing a growing number of supply chain attacks lately, and cybercriminals are becoming stealthier and smarter.

Cisco fixes highly critical vulnerabilities in IOS XE Software
2021-09-24 07:23

Cisco has patched three critical vulnerabilities affecting components in its IOS XE internetworking operating system powering routers and wireless controllers, or products running with a specific configuration.The worst of the flaws received the highest severity rating, 10 out of 10; it affects the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Family Wireless Controllers that includes the enterprise-class Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controllers for Cloud.

Nagios XI vulnerabilities open enterprise IT infrastructure to attack
2021-09-23 11:32

Researchers have unearthed 11 vulnerabilities affecting Nagios XI, a widely used enterprise IT infrastructure/network monitoring solution, some of which can be chained to allow remote code execution with root privileges on the underlying system.Attackers are likely to try to exploit vulnerabilities in network management systems like Nagios because their oversee critical network components and core servers and often contain many network secrets so they can do their job, Claroty researchers noted.

Google, Microsoft and Oracle amassed the most cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the first half of 2021
2021-09-21 14:48

A recent AtlasVPN report highlights the companies that have amassed the most security vulnerabilities through the first half of 2021. In the first six months of 2021, Google and Microsoft have "Accumulated the most vulnerabilities," according to Atlas VPN findings based on a recent Telefonica Tech report.

46% of On-Prem Databases Globally Contain Vulnerabilities: Is Yours Safe?
2021-09-21 13:00

One of the symptoms of this rampant and global technological epidemic are the vulnerabilities that exist in internal databases globally - those that often store an organization's most sensitive data. Despite the increasing adoption of cloud infrastructure and database environments, it's estimated that 50% of data is stored on-premises.

Researchers compile list of vulnerabilities abused by ransomware gangs
2021-09-18 14:00

Security researchers are compiling an easy-to-follow list of vulnerabilities ransomware gangs and their affiliates are using as initial access to breach victims' networks. While these bugs have been or still are exploited by one ransomware group or another in past and ongoing attacks, the list has also been expanded to include actively exploited flaws, as security researcher Pancak3 explained.

How to protect your on-premises databases from security vulnerabilities
2021-09-15 14:13

A report released Tuesday by cybersecurity firm Imperva Research Labs examines why databases are vulnerable and offers advice on how to better protect your data from falling into the wrong hands. Based on analysis covering 27,000 on-premises databases around the world, Imperva found that one out of every two databases contains as least one vulnerability.

Microsoft fixes remaining Windows PrintNightmare vulnerabilities
2021-09-14 20:43

Microsoft has released a security update to fix the last remaining PrintNightmare zero-day vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to gain administrative privileges on Windows devices quickly. In June, a zero-day Windows print spooler vulnerability dubbed PrintNightmare was accidentally disclosed.