Organizations Still Failing to Apply Patches - Top 10 Software Vulnerabilities
New research from Recorded Future claims that hackers are exploiting many of the same security vulnerabilities as last year, demonstrating how failure to apply security updates is leaving organizations vulnerable to attack.
Microsoft and NIST Partner to Create Enterprise Patching Guide
Microsoft has partnered up with the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create a guide designed to make enterprise patch management simpler.
FDA Issues Warning over Vulnerabilities in Medical Devices
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a formal warning on Tuesday on vulnerabilities detected in decades-old software used in many of today's medical devices and hospital networks.
System Hardening, and Why it's Harder Than it Looks
Want the safest vehicle you can buy? Volvo? Hummer? A Challenger Tank is fitted with composite ceramic and tungsten-alloy armor and can withstand a direct missile strike. It’s noisy and slow, and maneuvering in tight spaces is difficult although this may not be much of an issue: You can literally park it anywhere you want.
Is system hardening like an appendectomy?
In the United States, more than 10 million people a year contract appendicitis, with in excess of 50,000 cases resulting in death. For more than 300,000, the treatment prescribed won’t be antibiotics or any other medication. Instead, the appendix will be eliminated.
$700 Million Settlement Reached in 2017 Equifax Data Breach
Equifax has agreed to pay up to $700 million to state and federal regulators following the 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of almost 150 million people.
Freedom Mobile Exposes Details of Customer Payment Card Data
Canada's fourth largest mobile network operator, Freedom Mobile, announced this week that they have suffered a data breach through a third party service provider.
Ransomware Attack Takes Down City of Del Rio
Officials based out of the City of Del Rio, Texas, were forced to abandon all electronic services and go back to the days of pen and paper after a ransomware attack rendered City Hall servers useless.
UK Government Unveils “World First” IoT Code of Practice
Today the UK government released a new Code of Practice (CoP) intended to drive security-by-design in the manufacture of IoT products.
Google Shutting Down Google+ Platform Following Privacy Vulnerability
Google is shutting down its Google+ social network following the disclosure of a software glitch within Google+ that resulted in the exposure of personal-profile data belonging to hundreds of thousands of Google+ users.