Category: Security

Security is more important than ever. Cybersecurity has been a problem from the start of IT and it will be till the end. It all started with endpoint and network security, but today, we are also facing with cloudsecurity and managing employees to incorporate good security practices.

All these new technologies that help us innovate also helps cybercriminals and state sponsored hackers to get new tools they can use to get access to our systems, and in a worst case scenario, access to our most valuable data and business secrets. Also, with new legislation in place like GDPR, you need to make sure everything is secure, otherwise you just don’t lose your reputation, but you can also be fined by the government. Protecting IT-environments is more important than ever.

Endpoint Security

Your first line of defense is usually endpoint protection. The devices your employees work with need to be protected against ransomware and other malware which can bring lots and lots of trouble. This nowadays the most basic form of protection and many of the bigger vendors and suites can help you achieve this.

Network security

Network security is a bit more advanced, where you can manage which traffic goes across your network. You can also connect different networks together with e.g. SD-WAN. So, you can run protection software and share data between multiple locations. The trend we see in network protection on the datacenter side is to lock down the traffic by only allowing known, benevolent traffic sources. Regarding office networking, we see new initiatives like ZScaler coming up, where you tunnel all your staff over the network of ZScaler so they can analyse the traffic and block patterns that they marked as malicious. Especially for companies with employees that travel a lot, this is a smart solution.

Cloud security

Many thought that bringing workloads to the cloud would reduce their responsibility of doing security. It is now clear that this is not the case. Most cloud vendors practice the “shared responsibility” approach. This means that big hyperscalers can offer a first line of defense against well known threats and port scanners. For the more sophisticated attacks that are directly pointed at your servers, you need to have your protection in place.

Risk of security incidents due to supply chain increases

Risk of security incidents due to supply chain increases

The risk that companies are faced with a cyber incident due to a relationship with a supplier or "fourth party" in the supply chain is increasing. This according to SecurityScorecard and The Cyentia Institute in a joint study. The survey found that 98 percent of companies surveyed have a relatio... Read more

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Massive leak of Yandex code reveals 1922 search ranking factors

Massive leak of Yandex code reveals 1922 search ranking factors

The Russian tech giant was quick to assure everyone that they had not been hacked. This week Ars Technica reported that 44.7GB of source code files leaked source code have revealed the underpinnings of Russian tech giant Yandex's many apps and services. The files had been stolen by a former empl... Read more

date6 days ago
Horizon3 discovers new exploit VMware vRealize Log Insight

Horizon3 discovers new exploit VMware vRealize Log Insight

Security researchers from security testing organization Horizon3 have discovered a new exploit for VMware vRealize Log Insight appliances. This exploit combines a number of previously found and patched vulnerabilities into a new exploit that can remotely execute code as root. Security specialist... Read more

date7 days ago
CISA is renewing its warning about attacks leveraging RMM tools

CISA is renewing its warning about attacks leveraging RMM tools

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is sounding the alarm about a significant threat that's been brewing for a while now - the malicious use of remote management tools. Last fall, a massive cyberattack campaign used legitimate remote management software, which was quit... Read more

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15-year-old Python bug puts 350,000 open-source projects at risk

15-year-old Python bug puts 350,000 open-source projects at risk

Researchers at Trellix said they have patched nearly 62,000 open-source projects susceptible to a 15-year-old path traversal vulnerability in the Python ecosystem. The bug, tracked under CVE-2007-4559, was discovered by Trellix's team in Python’s tarfile module late last year. It was first rep... Read more

date10 days ago
‘FBI and Europol take down ransomware group Hive’

‘FBI and Europol take down ransomware group Hive’

Hive's infrastructure is down. Europol claims the ransomware group was tackled by a partnership of Dutch, German and US authorities. "The FBI seized this site as part of a coordinated law enforcement action", reads the banner referred to by Hive's website since Thursday. The statement is signed ... Read more

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