Author Archives: Joe Uchill
Exposed enterprise IoT devices can be an indicator of security issues to come, with firms sporting exposed devices having a 62% higher density of other security problems, new research shows. For example, companies with exposed IoT are more than 50% more likely to have email security issues, according to a new report and blog post…
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The analyst from FireEye that discovered the SolarWinds attack and the co-founder of Tenable will join the advisory board of Trinity Cyber – contributing expertise to the company that counts former homeland security adviser Tom Bossert among its top executives.
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Cybersecurity researchers and the U.S. Cyber Command are warning users about a decade-old buffer overflow bug in sudo that can grant root access to malicious users with low level access to systems. The vulnerability, discovered by Qualys and nicknamed “Baron Samedit,” affects all versions of Linux Qualys has tested against. The glitch allows users, even…
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The appointments and presumed future appointments draw heavily from people with public sector experience, a move that some praise and others criticize as a failure to consider private sector expertise.
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Joe Slowik, senior security researcher at DomainTools, spoke to SC Media about how the SolarWind attackers remained undetected for so long, and how domain data could be used to weaponize network observables against sophisticated attackers.
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With public administration apps, the number that went a year with an unpatched security flaw dropped to 67 percent, and nine other sectors ranged between 50 and 60 percent, according to research from WhiteHat Security.
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An eleventh-hour executive order will require infrastructure-as-a-service providers to log the identity of foreign clients. The executive order will stand, unless specifically repealed by new President Joe Biden.
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With all eyes on the inauguration, lessons in the convergence of physical and digital security emerge
Washington, D.C. is on high alert, extending a special designation for security that always applies to inaugurations to Jan. 21, and calling in the National Guard. But in the wake of the attack on the Capitol, protection of digital assets is paramount.
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