A vulnerability that can impede the boot-loading process of an operating system could potentially affect billions of Linux and Windows machines, according to Eclypsium. The flaw, called "BootHole," could enable an attacker to gain near total control of an infected device.
The speed at which IoT is enabling innovation is far outpacing the ability of the security custodians to implement appropriate controls before these devices hit the market. That creates a classic target-rich environment for the bad guys - one that will require vigorous defense and oversight.
CISA is warning that threat actors are actively exploiting a remote code execution vulnerability in F5's BIG-IP network products that can lead to data exfiltration and other security issues. Earlier, researchers and F5 had urged users to patch the flaw.
The NSA and CISA issued a joint warning that U.S. critical infrastructure is increasingly becoming a hacking target and organizations need to guard against attacks. The alert notes that remote access to OT systems by a decentralized workforce creates risk.
The rapid pace of change for the the industrial internet of things will open up new risks for attacks and will require close attention to security, according to a new study from the Lloyd's Register Foundation.
The New York State Department of Financial Services has filed civil charges against First American Title Insurance Co., which has been accused of exposing hundreds of millions of documents that contained customers' mortgage and personal data.
As organizations that shifted to a remote workforce consider allowing some workers to return to the office environment, CISOs must reassess their security infrastructures, says Chris Kubic of Fidelis Cybersecurity, who formerly was CISO at the National Security Agency.
How do organizations protect themselves against lateral movement?
"The State of Security Segmentation" Report summarizes the results of a survey of over 300 IT professionals conducted by Virtual Intelligence Briefing (ViB) to understand how companies segment today and what difficulties they face.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has officially designated China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. as "national security threats," barring American telecommunications firms from using certain federal funds to buy their equipment, such as for building 5G networks.
Many ethical hackers and other security professionals, such as penetration testers, have weaponized cloud platforms to host online attack infrastructure or have used the platforms to conduct reconnaissance, according security researchers at Texas Tech University.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes why cyberattacks against banks have surged in recent weeks. Plus: The increasingly ruthless tactics of ransomware gangs; cybersecurity strategies for small businesses.
Small and midsize companies don't need to spend money on expensive security products, says cybersecurity consultant Nic Miller, but they must consider several critical factors as they devise their strategies.
Last week, security researcher Bill Demirkapi said that Trend Micro used a trick to get one of its drivers to pass Microsoft's approval process. Trend Micro has withdrawn the driver and says it's working with Microsoft on incompatibility issues that are unrelated to the researcher's findings.