The newly published U.K. Cyber Security Strategy demonstrates "the depth of ambition that the U.K. has got for the cyber sector," says Dan Patefield, program head of cyber and national security at techUK. He discusses the opportunities and challenges the new strategy brings.
The Log4j vulnerability has underscored once again the widespread dependence on open-source software projects and the lurking risks. Patrick Dwyer of OWASP says such projects deserve more resources to avoid major security vulnerabilities.
For anyone hoping to celebrate the decline and fall of ransomware by year's end, think again. While some notable operations have bowed out - at least in name - threat intelligence firm Intel 471 warns that newcomers now account for the majority of attacks, and attack volume is "still on the rise."
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including mitigating the Apache Log4j zero-day vulnerability, findings from a new report analyzing the Conti ransomware attack on Ireland's Health Services Executive and President Biden's drive to...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the Log4j security flaw, including the risks and mitigation techniques, how to patch Log4j, and CISO Dawn Cappelli on Log4j response.
Attackers tied to China, Iran, North Korea and Turkey have been targeting or testing exploits of the ubiquitous Apache Log4j vulnerability. Vendors are rushing to identify and patch supported software and hardware as cybersecurity agencies urge organizations to mitigate the threat and beware exploit attempts.
Security and IT teams racing to mitigate the threat posed by the ubiquitous Apache Log4j 2.14 flaw are facing a new problem: Which version of the patched software should they deploy - 2.15.0 or the newly released 2.16.0?
What's in store for defenders as attackers increasingly try to target the ubiquitous Apache Log4j vulnerability? "Everyone is a target," says veteran cybersecurity leader Etay Maor, whose team at Cato Networks has been analyzing hundreds of attacks that already attempt to exploit the flaw.
Like CISOs everywhere, Dawn Cappelli of Rockwell Automation awoke last Friday to news about the Log4j vulnerability and the risk it posed to her company, customers and partners. Here is how she approached triage, response and capturing insights to be shared with other security leaders.
The year is ending with a cybersecurity bang - not whimper - due to the widespread prevalence of the Apache Log4j vulnerability. Researchers warn that at least 40% of corporate networks have been targeted by attackers seeking to exploit the flaw. More than 250 vendors have already issued security advisories.
Ultimate Kronos Group, a U.S.-based multinational firm that provides workforce management and human resource management systems, says that its private cloud service has fallen victim to a ransomware attack. An executive with the company says service restoration may take "several weeks."
Multiple security researchers have spotted threat actors already exploiting the Apache Log4j vulnerability by deploying Muhstik and Mirai botnets to target Linux devices. Their advice: Ensure to remove any existing compromise before patching, and expect this flaw to be exploited for the long term.
For many security teams, it's been all hands on deck since the Apache Log4j zero day vulnerability recently came to light. Experts say the flaw may be the most serious security vulnerability to have emerged in years, and organizations are now racing to identify their exposure and defenses they can deploy.
A massive wave of ongoing attacks has been targeting more than 1.6 million WordPress sites, researchers at Wordfence say. So far, they've counted more than 13.7 million individual attacks in just 36 hours, focused on exploiting four different WordPress plug-ins and several Epsilon framework themes.