Poor security configurations, weak controls and gaps in authentication protocols are among the common initial access vectors "routinely exploited" by threat actors, the Five Eyes cybersecurity alliance says. Firms offering cybersecurity services weigh in on the gaps and implementation challenges.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has announced that it is temporarily removing a Windows protection defect from its Known Exploited Vulnerability Catalog because of a risk of authentication failures after the recent Microsoft patch update.
Hundreds of thousands of Konica Minolta printers used in businesses have reportedly been vulnerable to three critical flaws since 2019. Although a patch was available, deployment was delayed as the firmware update required physical access to the printers and COVID-19 made that difficult.
Australian software firm Atlassian has issued fixes for a critically rated vulnerability in its Jira software that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to remotely bypass authentication protections in place. Both Jira and Jira Service Management are vulnerable to this bug.
A week after Microsoft announced the Windows Autopatch feature and declared that, come July, the tradition of Patch Tuesday will end, it's Patch Tuesday again, and the company has issued more than 100 security fixes for software that resolve critical issues, including two zero-day vulnerabilities.
Starting in July, the second Tuesday of every month will "just be another Tuesday," Microsoft says. After releasing patches for vulnerabilities in its software every second Tuesday of every month since 2016, Microsoft says it is now set to roll out automatic updates. Some security experts weigh in.
Google's threat analysis team has detected a new remote code execution flaw leveraged by North Korean nation-state attackers targeting cryptocurrency, fintech and other industries. Although not named in the report, there appears to be a link to the notorious Lazarus cybercrime group.
(ISC)² released results of an online poll about the Log4j vulnerability and the human impact of the efforts to remediate it. CISO Jon France shares findings from the survey, revealing the severity and long-term consequences of the Log4j attack for security teams and the organizations they protect.
A security researcher found two critical vulnerabilities and one high-severity vulnerability in two separate Veeam products that may allow attackers to perform remote code execution and allow local privilege execution on victims' systems, respectively. Veeam has issued patches for all three bugs.
Russian state-sponsored threat actors are exploiting default MFA protocols, along with PrintNightmare, the Windows Print Spooler vulnerability, to illegally access the network of a nongovernmental organization, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI say.
Sanctions levied against Russia and Belarus for the invasion of Ukraine are affecting security researchers signed up with bug bounty platforms, which can no longer legally make payments. A researcher in Belarus says he's locked out from accessing $25,179 in his HackerOne account.
The U.S. OMB recently released its latest deliverable as part of President Biden's cybersecurity executive order. Former federal CISO Grant Schneider discusses this guidance and shares best practices for agencies and organizations to improve the security of their software supply chain.
Federal authorities are warning about seven vulnerabilities affecting a software agent used to remotely manage an array of medical devices and other connected gear. If exploited, the vulnerabilities could enable hackers to gain full control of the affected devices or alter their configurations.
A newly revealed flaw in the Linux kernel dubbed "Dirty Pipe" could potentially allow attackers to take complete control over a device, read private messages and gain admin-level privileges. The Linux Foundation has patched the flaw.
As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, what should global CISOs and security teams do to ensure that their organizations stay protected? Beyond following cybersecurity agencies' guidance, experts offer advice on how to brief the board of directors, appeal for resources, support teams and more.