Joe Uchill

January 29, 2021

Firms with exposed IoT have a higher concentration of other security problems

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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January 28, 2021

‘Don’t take Tom Bossert’s word on Trinity Cyber’: startup snags big-name board additions

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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January 27, 2021

‘One of the most beautiful bugs I’ve seen’: Decade-old sudo bug grants Linux root access

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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January 25, 2021

Speed of White House cyber appointments should make CISOs ‘a bit more confident’

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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January 23, 2021

Sunbust avoided indicators of compromise with SolarWinds hack, but left breadcrumbs

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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January 21, 2021

70% of apps for the manufacturing sector spent all of 2020 with at least one security flaw

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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January 20, 2021

Last-minute Trump order adds new security regulation to cloud providers

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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January 20, 2021

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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January 15, 2021

Intel unveils ransomware-fighting CPUs

The capability is an easy win for CISOs, which can benefit with limited tweaks to machines.

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