Modern applications and architectures are permeating more deeply into organizations to transform back-office functions as well as those that directly affect the customer experience, according to Kara Sprague, F5's executive vice president and general manager of application delivery.
The discovery and subsequent exploitation of a critical zero-day vulnerability in Apache's Log4j open-source library has highlighted the importance of code security in today's threat landscape, says Steve Wilson, security chief product officer at Contrast.
Business-critical applications, the crown jewels of the modern enterprise, are increasingly targeted due to their significant value, and many organizations are struggling to secure them. These systems must be properly deployed, monitored and maintained, says Onapsis CEO Mariano Nunez.
Microsoft’s June rollout of security flaw fixes includes patching Follina, a zero-day exploit launched via malicious Office documents which has been spotted being exploited in the wild. From July users with E3 licenses and above will have the option of automatic updates instead of manual Patch Tuesday fixes.
Organizations face major challenges gaining visibility into networks that grow more complex by the day, and Corelight CEO Brian Dye says the open-source community can help with gathering evidence and insights from networks so that the perimeter is better secured.
The use of software-as-a-service applications has dramatically increased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the changing consumption patterns have ushered in a new set of security challenges, according to Obsidian Security co-founder and chief product officer Glenn Chisholm.
Microsoft has not yet released patches for two zero-days, Follina and DogWalk, that both exploit vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows Support Diagnostic Tool. But the company has released a workaround for Follina, and micropatching service 0Patch has offered a temporary fix for DogWalk.
Software bills of material, or SBOMs, are still "years away" from being ubiquitous, says Grant Schneider, senior director for cybersecurity services at Venable. He says it will take time for them to catch on, and a set of standards and other critical components for industry need to be defined.
Individuals who work on developing software - even if not employed by a technology firm - are under more stress than ever before, says Sonahi Shah, chief product officer at Invicti Security, who explains the ever-increasing pressure to develop secure code.
In the digitally transformed world, APIs suddenly are among the hottest attack vectors. Yet too many organizations fail to even have visibility into their API inventory, much less security. Oz Golan, CEO of Noname Security, discusses API security trends.
Atlassian has issued a patch for its Confluence workspace collaboration tool, which is being targeted in the wild with a zero-day vulnerability that gives attackers unauthenticated remote code execution privileges. The vulnerability has a CVSS score of 10 out of 10 for criticality.
A zero-day vulnerability in Atlassian Confluence, a workspace collaboration tool that serves millions of daily active users, is being targeted in the wild. The flaw, according to the company's security advisory, gives attackers unauthenticated remote code execution privileges.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has added 75 flaws to its catalog of known exploited software vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities were disclosed in three separate batches of 21, 20 and 34 vulnerabilities on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
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.