The security world continues its fight against potential widespread exploitation of the critical remote code execution vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-44229 - in Apache's Log4j software library, versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, known as "Log4Shell" and "Logjam." This is a digest of ISMG's updates.
Most organizations deploy defenses to reduce the risk of cyber threats entering their environment. But what about the threats that are already inside? Whether the result of malicious, negligent or compromised users, insider threats pose serious business risks, and most organizations just aren’t prepared.
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As Russia masses troops on its border with Ukraine, the White House says Russian disinformation campaigns have been aimed at destabilizing Ukraine's government, while experts have seen a surge in "cyber intrusions" against infrastructure, banking and government targets in advance of a potential invasion.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the most recent developments in the Log4j security flaw crisis, ransomware-era incident response essentials and what to expect from cybersecurity in 2022.
The Belgian Ministry of Defense, which is responsible for national defense and the Belgian military, announced on Monday that it has fallen victim to a cyberattack officials say relates to the widespread Apache Log4j vulnerability. The attack "paralyzed the ministry's activities for several days."
Apache has released Log4j version 2.17 to fix yet another high-severity denial-of-service vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-45105 with a CVSS score of 7.5 - that affects all versions from 2.0-beta9 to 2.16.0.
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.
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.
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.
Several cybersecurity officials charged with safeguarding U.S. critical infrastructure on Thursday outlined both current progress and the complexity of today's network defense. Oversight officials also testifying before the House discussed top-line items that remain outstanding among major agencies.
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