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.
Google will offer customers access to the same technology it uses to lock down developer workflows to ensure open-source dependencies are addressed. Assured Open Source Software will allow clients to ensure third-party software they're using is scanned, analyzed and fuzz-tested for vulnerabilities.
In the latest "Troublemaker CISO" post, security director Ian Keller discusses the issue of supply chain security and whether you should disclose information about your supply chain to companies as part of the effort to secure it. His conclusion: Build your defenses and trust no one.
An exploit has been created using critical remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2022-1388 in BIG-IP network traffic security management appliances. F5 BIG-IP admins are advised to immediately implement the patches for this vulnerability, which were released last week.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has revised its guidance for organizations to counter supply chain risks. The new document addresses how to identify, assess and respond to cybersecurity risks throughout the supply chain at all levels of an organization.
Michael Lines is working with ISMG to promote awareness of the need for cyber risk management, and the CyberEdBoard is posting draft chapters from his upcoming book, "Heuristic Risk Management: Be Aware, Get Prepared, Defend Yourself." This chapter is titled "Recognize Their Attacks."
SonarSource has raised $412 million on a $4.7 billion valuation to establish a physical presence in Asia and increase its wallet share with existing customers. The company wants to open an office in Singapore and pursue opportunities in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan and Australia.
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.
Gartner heaped praise on Synopsys for having the most complete vision and strongest execution ability around application security testing, while Checkmarx took the silver. Veracode was awarded bronze for its execution ability, while HCL Software took the bronze for completeness of vision.
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.
A week after the Spring4shell vulnerability was first detected, security companies Microsoft, Check Point and Akamai have identified exploitation attempts, and Trend Micro has confirmed the first successful attempt - the Mirai botnet leveraging CVE-2022-22965 for its malicious operations.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at ISMG discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the lessons we can learn from Okta's breach fallout and subsequent response, how the first NFT rug pull of 2022 has amounted to over $1 million, and the much-anticipated return to in-person events.
Two serious remote-code-execution vulnerabilities have been discovered in VMware's widely used Spring, which is a platform for building online applications. With at least one of the vulnerabilities already being actively exploited, VMware urges immediate patching.