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Convergence and adoption of AI and ML countering the cyber threat

During the last few years, we have witnessed an increase in advanced cyber attacks. Cybercriminals utilize advanced technology to breach the digital boundary and exploit enterprises' security vulnerabilities. No industry feels secure; security professionals do their utmost to close security gaps and strengthen their cyber defense. As new technologies pop up at an unprecedented rate, cybersecurity...
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3 Types of Network Attacks to Watch Out For

Cybersecurity is becoming more of a common term in today’s industry. It is being passed around executive meetings along with financial information and projected marketing strategies. Within the cybersecurity lexicon, there are some attack methods that are repeated enough to become part of a “common tongue”. These terms are infrastructure agnostic; it does not really matter the infrastructure type...
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Cyber Threats – The New Norm in Data Security

“Data: We have never had so much of it, and it has never been so challenging to protect.” These are some of the opening words in the new survey published by ISMG and Fortra in the ‘Data Security Survey 2022’. The survey explores how COVID19 has permanently changed how CISOs approach Data Security. It is an important study because it recognises that in a world which is in a rush to return to...
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VERT Threat Alert: August 2022 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s Patch Tuesday VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s August 2022 Security Updates. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1015 on Wednesday, August 10th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2022-34713 According to Microsoft, CVE-2022-34713 is a variant of the Dogwalk vulnerability. There has been a lot of Twitter discussion around this Dogwalk as it...
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Application Security Report 2022: Key Trends and Challenges

At a time when the state of cybersecurity is constantly changing, with new and increasing threats arising each day, it is vital for all organizations to keep it near the top of their list of priorities. Business applications are increasingly targeted by cybercriminals, and their ability to protect and defend themselves against these attacks is a crucial part of their operations. Just as there are...
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Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of August 1, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of August 1st, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories. Windows 11 Smart App Control blocks files used to push malware Smart App Control, a Windows 11 security...
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Weak Cybersecurity is taking a toll on Small Businesses

Life among America’s nearly 32 million small businesses has never been easy. According to the Small Business Administration, about 20% of small business startups fail in their first year and half succumb to failure within five years. Bigger businesses have always had more capital, better access to loans, and more staying power. Lately, survival has become even more difficult for two reasons – one...
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Top trends in Application Security in 2022

The rising number of cyber attacks against software applications has emphasized how security must serve as an important factor in software development. More than the traditional Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) procedures, now security-integrated development lifecycles are being widely adapted. These aren't the typical security assessments that are performed at the very end of development of...
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Aviation Safety and Cybersecurity: Learning from Incidents

The aviation safety sector is the study and practice of managing aviation risks. It is a solid concentration of regulations, legal documents, investigations of accidents and near-miss aviation incidents. On top of them lie lessons learned and shared knowledge; reports, facts and stats forming a cognitive super vitamin, that the aviation community uses to keep their business healthy and safe. The...
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Auto Industry at Higher Risk of Cyberattacks in 2023

Cyberattacks are an increasingly common occurrence for a spectrum of industries. Rising cybercrime affects everyone, but certain sectors are more at risk than others. In 2023, the auto industry could face particularly significant dangers. Attacks in the automotive space can impact automakers, automotive fleets, and consumers alike. Reducing these risks will be crucial as more cybercriminals seek...
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Tripwire Patch Priority Index for July 2022

Tripwire's July 2022 Patch Priority Index (PPI) brings together important vulnerabilities for Microsoft and Adobe. First on the patch priority list this month are patches that resolve 2 vulnerabilities in Edge. Next is a patch that resolves a security feature bypass vulnerability in Office. Up next are patches for Adobe Reader and Acrobat that resolve 22 issues including arbitrary code execution...
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Exploring ESG Through a GRC Lens

Oftentimes, three-letter acronyms trend and become buzzwords. At other times, they act as catalysts by influencing the business environment in which an organization operates. Such acronyms include CSR (corporate social responsibility), GRC (governance, risk, and compliance), and the most recent one, ESG (environmental, social, and governance). These are important business concepts that drive...
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Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of July 25, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of July 25, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories. SonicWall fixed critical SQLi in Analytics and GMS products Security company SonicWall addressed a...
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Email Fraud in 2022: What you Need to Know

With how much of our personal and professional lives take place online, it becomes more important each day for us to understand our vulnerability to cyberattacks. Cybercriminals target emails, domains, and accounts in order to impersonate identities and scam consumers and businesses alike. In 2021 alone, email spoofing and phishing increased by 220% and caused $44 million in losses. It is crucial...
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$10 million reward offered for information on foreign government-linked malicious hackers

A $10 million reward is being offered for information leading to the identification or location of malicious hackers working with North Korea to launch cyber attacks on US critical infrastructure. The offer comes from the US State Department which is understandably eager to disrupt the activities of hacking gangs linked to foreign governments who may have engaged in espionage, cryptocurrency theft...
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Malware on IBM Power Systems: What You Need to Know

Malware – what are the threats? Malware can come from and in a variety of attack vectors. Besides using ‘traditional’ methods of spreading malware, adversaries can leverage more sophisticated methods to turn your Power System into a ‘malware host’. The key target is your data. Data is valuable, and organisations have paid at least $602 million to ransomware gangs in 2021. If they are not stealing...
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Is any organisation risk and data breach free?

I walked into a business the other day. After a long conversation about the client’s need for cybersecurity and the implementation of the ISO27001 security standard, we talked about their risk appetite. "We don't accept any risk. We're risk-averse" said the CEO. But, is this achievable? Given the complexity of our modern world, with diversity in the people, locations, services and technologies...
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The State of Data Security in 2022: The CISOs Perspective

In the two years proceeding from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the business world has been transformed on a grand scale. Organizations have created more data than ever before, data is now spread across a wider attack surface, putting it at a heightened risk of becoming a compromised risk. The manner and location of data storage and correspondence has had to shift to meet the needs of...
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How DevOps and CIS Security Controls Fit Together

The Center for Internet Security’s Critical Security Controls has become an industry standard set of controls for securing the enterprise. Now on version 8, the original 20 controls are down to 18 with several sub controls added. The first six basic controls can prevent 85 percent of the most common cyber attacks, and even though the controls have been developed with traditional data centers and...
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Black Hat USA 2022: What you need to know

Following a successful hybrid event in 2021 that saw more than 6,000 in-person, and more than 14,500 virtual attendees, Black Hat USA returns in 2022 to the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now in its 25th year, this year’s event has three key components, each equally unmissable, namely these are Trainings, Briefings, and The Business Hall. Black Hat USA 2022 will open with...