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Scary Cyber Threats of 2023 and How to Vanquish Them

In terms of new critical vulnerabilities released, each year seems to be worse than the last. Unfortunately, it’s a trend that security analysts are unlikely to see decrease anytime soon. As businesses integrate new technology into their tech stack, they also introduce new avenues of attack. And these attackers are relentless. Malicious actors are able […]
IT Community Shaken By Shellshock Vulnerabilities

IT Community Shaken By Shellshock Vulnerabilities

In the wake of Heartbleed, comes a new form of exposure that could potentially do much more damage than any other vulnerability of its kind. It is known as Shellshock. Shellshock affects Linux and UNIX implementations that use the BASHcommand interpreter.
Tips for Protecting Information While on the Go: What Summer Travelers Need to Know About Security

Tips for Protecting Information While on the Go: What Summer Travelers Need to Know About Security

As the summer travel season quickly approaches, most people envision exchanging work clothes and school books for shorts, flip flops, and beach umbrellas as they look forward to that well-deserved vacation. Unfortunately, hackers have their own plans this summer...
Internet Explorer 8 - People Still Love It, But There’s a Problem

Internet Explorer 8 - People Still Love It, But There’s a Problem

This type of issue with a browser is so damaging because computer hackers who take advantage of it, can execute malicious code on the affected machines without the user needing to download anything or without any indication that the machine has been compromised. All a user has to do to be infected is to go to a website that has a malicious script embedded on it, and viola you have been hacked!
Vulnerability Management and Protection: Think Like a Hacker

Vulnerability Management and Protection: Think Like a Hacker

Today’s modern attack surface encompasses the network, cloud, endpoints, mobile devices, and applications and is constantly under attack from well-armed cyber criminals. Vulnerability management offers strategic insight into vulnerable applications and devices from the viewpoint of a cyber criminal, that you can plug before attackers can exploit. Vulnerability management is for service providers as well as their end-customers.
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Transforming Cybersecurity: Lumifi’s Journey with Azure Sentinel in the Accounting Industry

Description of Pain or Challenge:​An accounting company’s internal IT strategy prompted the move to a colo data center, which offered security monitoring services. While the accounting team initially favored our service, they were not given the option to retain it. After observing another partner’s attempt to manage a SIEM (now required to use Azure Sentinel), […]
Three Indicators of Attack

Three Indicators of Attack

For many years now, the security industry has become somewhat reliant on ‘indicators of compromise’ (IoC) to act as clues that an organization has been breached. Every year, companies invest heavily in digital forensic tools to identify the perpetrators and which parts of the network were compromised in the aftermath of an attack.

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How to Detect and Mitigate Compromised Credential Attacks

Most security technologies are ineffective against unauthorized users with stolen credentials.  Cybersecurity vendors spend a great deal of time and money warning against technical exploits and ransomware attacks. These are undoubtedly serious threats, but they are not nearly as complex or dangerous as compromised credential attacks.  In fact, although ransomware dominates headlines in the cybersecurity […]
Universal Plug and Play - New Report on an Old Problem

Universal Plug and Play - New Report on an Old Problem

In the dark ages of personal computers (1980′s and 90′s), you either needed to be a computer geek or have access to one if you wanted any device to work with your computer. You had to go through a complicated driver installation process, and possibly replace system files. My how the world has changed.
Square Cash - A Money Transfer Game Changer?

Square Cash - A Money Transfer Game Changer?

Square strives to make financial transactions simple enough so that the average person on the street can participate. Before Square, a regular person without a bank supplied merchant account could not take credit cards. Today, Square allows everyone with a smart phone to accept credit cards, and now the company is focusing on another market – person to person cash payments.
Target Has A Bullseye On Its Chest

Target Has A Bullseye On Its Chest

When Target announced that it had suffered a major breach of approximately 40 million credit cards and 70 million customer records, the nation as a whole took a collective gasp in shock. In the aftermath of the initial disclosure, the public then heard from Neiman Marcus that it too had suffered an electronic breach of data that may include credit cards.
Venom Vulnerability exposes most Data Centers to Cyber Attacks

Venom Vulnerability exposes most Data Centers to Cyber Attacks

Just after a new security vulnerability surfaced Wednesday, many tech outlets started comparing it with HeartBleed, the serious security glitch uncovered last year that rendered communications with many well-known web services insecure, potentially exposing millions of plain-text passwords. But don’t panic. Though the recent vulnerability has a more terrific name than HeartBleed, it is not going to cause as much danger as HeartBleed did.
OpenSSL 3.0.7 Released: Everything You Need to Know About the High-Severity Vulnerability

OpenSSL 3.0.7 Released: Everything You Need to Know About the High-Severity Vulnerability

OpenSSL originally warned this patch would fix a critical vulnerability impacting all OpenSSL 3.0 installations. OpenSSL has released a patch fixing the headline-making vulnerability it first announced on October 27th, 2022.  
OpenSSL Critical Vulnerability: Everyone Must Update to Version 3.0.7

OpenSSL Critical Vulnerability: Everyone Must Update to Version 3.0.7

The open-source cryptographic library is an industry-standard found in an enormous range of applications. In late October, the OpenSSL Project announced it would release a patch for a critical security vulnerability on November 1st, 2022. The organization did not share any details about the vulnerability itself, other than the fact that it impacts all OpenSSL […]
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Public WiFi: Top Dangers for Remote Work

Public Wifi & Working From Home By 2025, upwards of 36 million Americans will have entirely remote or flexible occupations, an 87 percent post-pandemic rise, according to some analysts. One might infer that having the opportunity to work outside of the office has led many employees to select open areas like cafés, diners, railway stations, […]
Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS Vulnerability: What Users Need to Know

Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS Vulnerability: What Users Need to Know

The flaw has been exploited in real-world attacks, but most Palo Alto customers will remain unaffected.  In the second week of August, Palo Alto Networks issued a security warning for a high-severity vulnerability in its PAN-OS operating system. Many of the company' networking hardware products use this operating system, but not all of them are […]
Everything You Need to Know About the Spring4shell Vulnerability

Everything You Need to Know About the Spring4shell Vulnerability

A newly discovered Spring vulnerability enables remote code execution on enterprise Java applications. In late March, a developer publicly posted exploit code describing a zero-day vulnerability in the popular Spring Framework, a popular solution for building enterprise applications in Java. Spring is part of VMWare's suite of enterprise products, designed to let developers quickly and […]
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What is Penetration Testing?

A penetration test or pen test is a simulated cyber-attack against computer systems, application systems, and IT infrastructure to discover loopholes. These simulated cyber-attacks come in diverse forms with the intent of breaching a system through its servers, web or mobile applications, and other endpoints. The purpose of pen testing is to discover exploitable vulnerabilities in […]
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What is Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and How Does it Work?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, formerly known as Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, provides enterprise-level protection to endpoints to prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats. The platform provides preventative protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response to possible threats or breaches in security. Whether your company is considering implementing Microsoft Defender for Endpoint or […]
Insider Threat Activity

Behavioral Indicators of Insider Threat Activity

Contrary to popular beliefs, an insider threat is not always a security risk within an organization's immediate perimeter. Current employees and managers aside, an insider threat could be a former employee who had access to specific information, a third-party consultant, or a business partner. In any case, malicious insiders account for about 38 percent of […]
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Best Practices for Vulnerability Management

One can broadly define vulnerability management as a set of processes and procedures to identify, analyze, and manage vulnerabilities across a critical service's operating environment. This broad definition extends to IT systems and infrastructure, which are now as critical as power generation facilities and resource gathering operations. Keeping in mind the growing number and sophistication of […]
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What are Managed Security Services?

The use of managed services is growing as organizations struggle supervising multiple sophisticated software systems and advanced corporate networks. One specific area of company outsourcing is the implementation and management of cyber defenses to protect digital assets against ever-evolving security threats.  Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) address several business-critical issues organizations face when it comes to cybersecurity. A managed security service provider can assist in creating and deploying complex security infrastructure, managing platforms and tools, performing incident response, and providing continuous 24/7/365 monitoring.  […]
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What is SCADA and IoT?

Learn about the difference between SCADA and IoT systems and how they work and compare to one another. What are SCADA systems? Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems have been used for decades to monitor and control production facilities or equipment across industries such as oil and gas refining, energy distribution, water management, waste […]
Top 5 Cybersecurity Steps to Take in 2019

Top 5 Cybersecurity Steps to Take in 2019

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Adblocking

Adblocking is becoming a more and more contentious topic in recent days. Publications, understandably, do not want people to block ads - they derive much of their revenue from them. Users find them to be intrusive and often feel that they impede their usage of a site; and, given the recent meteoric rise of malvertising, […]

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