Oracle, in response to a 2020 survey that found 78% of companies use more than 50 separate cybersecurity products, announced new features to its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure service that aim to simplify user management and help prevent user errors and misconfigurations that put organizations at risk of security breaches, according to SiliconANGLE.
The first feature, called the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Web Application Firewall for Flexible Load Balancers, provides web applications with protection from threats that are distributed through internet traffic. Users can apply the protections directly to the Flexible Load Balancer and shield their apps from the top 10 most common web vulnerabilities named by the Open Web Application Security Project. It is available through the Oracle Free Cloud on a trial basis.
The second, the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Vulnerability Scanning Service, allows users to assess and observe cloud hosts to better identify and manage risks created by open ports and unpatched vulnerabilities. The feature enables speedy identification of vulnerabilities thanks to its integration with Cloud Guard. It is available for free to all Oracle Cloud Infrastructure users.
Modern integrated graphics processing units, including those manufactured by AMD, Arm, Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, and Nvidia, could be targeted to expose sensitive data through the new GPU.zip side-channel attack, which exploits graphical data compression, The Hacker News reports.
U.S. critical infrastructure organizations have been noted by the Department of Homeland Security to be at risk of cyberattacks leveraging artificial intelligence, with China and other nation-states exploiting the technology to deploy more advanced malware attacks and influence operations, CyberScoop reports.