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How to mitigate the most important vulnerabilities in 2020

Toward the end of March, a new vulnerability was discovered in Windows operating systems. This remote code execution vulnerability could allow a cyberattacker to compromise her victim’s computer with just one click on a malicious document. Shortly after it was discovered, groups of hackers were spotted exploiting this vulnerability to carry out attacks
Publish At:2020-06-15 05:31 | Read:234 | Comments:0 | Tags:Panda Security Security b2b patch management vulnerabilities

Patch management: A pressing need

In mid-March of this year, the attack surface suddenly increased in size. From that moment on, a large proportion of the world’s population have been working from home, outside the company network. Some of them have even been using their personal computers. All these factors increase IT systems’ exposure to multiple cyberthreats, since IT teams h
Publish At:2020-06-11 12:43 | Read:150 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Panda Security b2b patch management vulnerabilities

10 best practices for MSPs to secure their clients and themselves from ransomware

Lock-downs and social distancing may be on, but when it comes to addressing the need for IT support—whether by current of potential clients—it’s business as usual for MSPs. And, boy, is it a struggle. On the one hand, they keep an eye on their remote workers to ensure they’re still doing their job securely and safely in the comfort of their own homes.
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:20 | Read:252 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos account management B2B backup backups best MSP pract

Refocusing Cybersecurity Best Practices on Security Hygiene

While organizations around the world are rightly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of cybersecurity must continue. In fact, attackers often increase their efforts to breach networks and systems during times of trouble, counting on the chaos as a useful distraction. In such times, the best cybersecurity practices should actually refocus on the most b
Publish At:2020-05-24 06:18 | Read:226 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Antivirus Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cyb

Ad Hoc or Managed Penetration Testing: Which One Is Best for You?

Penetration testing is no longer an extraordinary security engagement. Due to regulatory mandates, internal policies, business executive requests and the overall desire to avoid becoming the next breach victim, testing is now commonplace among many organizations. The kind of testing, however, can still be a question. Do you need ad hoc testing, that as-neede
Publish At:2020-05-03 08:13 | Read:316 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security Data Protection Risk Management Securit

7 Spring Cleaning Tasks to Improve Data Security

This year, March 19 ushered in spring in the Northern Hemisphere — the first time since 1896 that the season has started so early. So why not take advantage of the season’s early arrival to do some spring cleaning, not only of your physical space, but of your data and systems, too? Digital spring cleaning can make your life easier and dramatically impr
Publish At:2020-03-20 10:40 | Read:542 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Mobile Security Application Security Cloud C

ICS Environments and Patch Management: What to Do If You Can’t Patch

The evolution of the cyber threat landscape highlights the emerging need for organizations to strengthen their ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate cyber risks before they evolve into security incidents. Although the terms “patch management” and “vulnerability management” are used as if they are interchangeable, this is not the case. Most are confused
Publish At:2020-03-19 00:24 | Read:536 | Comments:0 | Tags:ICS Security ICS Systems Patch Management

IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Cybersecurity Brief: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Global events such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) make all of us attractive targets for cybersecurity criminals. Whether it’s phishing emails or new targeted scams, these tactics are meant to take advantage of citizens who are understandably concerned about their safety and health during this challenging time. COVID-19 email exploits can deliver damagin
Publish At:2020-03-17 18:13 | Read:416 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Threat Intelligence Threat Research IBM X-F

How Retail Security Can Welcome IoT Innovations Without Putting Customers at Risk

Retail businesses, from mom-and-pop shops to major department stores, are investing heavily in technology to enhance the in-store experience. With the imminent arrival of mainstream 5G, smarter systems are expected to dominate the retail space as the internet of things (IoT) expands. But as we know from connected device deployments in other sectors, such as
Publish At:2020-03-11 08:47 | Read:424 | Comments:0 | Tags:Retail IoT Access Management Connected Devices Customer Expe

3 Tips for Enterprise Patch Management

A few weeks ago, I woke up one morning to discover that Android had 34 software updates waiting for me. This was followed by my laptop wanting to reboot after installing the latest patches from Microsoft; my tablet needing a reboot after its latest firmware update; and my server screaming for me to put “yum” into action to install the latest patches availabl
Publish At:2020-03-09 07:25 | Read:698 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Vulnerability Management Patch Management

What’s Old Is New, What’s New Is Old: Aged Vulnerabilities Still in Use in Attacks Today

As reported in the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2020, X-Force research teams operate a network of globally distributed spam honeypots, collecting and analyzing billions of unsolicited email items every year. Analysis of data from our spam traps reveals trending tactics that attackers are utilizing in malicious emails, specifically, that threat actor
Publish At:2020-02-26 10:55 | Read:654 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat Intelligence Dark Web Exploit Macro Malware Macros Ma

To Rank or Not to Rank Should Never Be a Question

Let’s face it: Vulnerability management is not what it used to be a decade ago. Actually, it is not what it used to be a couple of years ago. Vulnerability management is one of those ever-evolving processes. Whether it is because of compliance mandates, board demands, an overall desire to reduce risk, all of these objectives or none, almost every organ
Publish At:2020-02-20 10:49 | Read:804 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Risk Management Software & App Vulnerabilities Clou

How Do You Measure the Success of Your Patch Management Efforts?

If you follow the news, you will often see that yet another company has been breached or taken hostage by ransomware. If you read the full details of these stories, usually they have one main thing in common: These organizations are behind in patch management. The question that arises, then, is why? There are two sides to this story: A technical one and a pr
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:30 | Read:540 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Risk Management Business Continuity Common Vulnerab

The new critical vulnerability in Windows 10 has a solution: UPDATE NOW

Yesterday, January 14, Microsoft launched a patch for a critical security vulnerability in Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016 and 2019, among others. The vulnerability, categorized as CVE-2020-0601, which was discovered by the NSA, affects a component known as CryptoAPI (Crypt32.dll). Among the features of the CryptoAPI component is its use in digital signa
Publish At:2020-01-15 16:15 | Read:691 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business News patch management vulnerabilities windows 10 Vu

How to Tell Safe Advertisements From Dangerous Malvertising

Advertising is the life blood of the internet. Some of the world’s biggest and most influential tech companies earn a large chunk of their revenue through harmless and safe advertisements, but some of the most successful cybercriminals also rely on advertising. When good ad networks are tricked into delivering malware, it’s known as malvertising.
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:20 | Read:942 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Fraud Protection Adware Artificial Intelligence (AI

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