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As US takes sweeping action against Russia for years of hacking, industry skeptical of impact

Anticipated for months, the Biden administration unveiled a sweeping set of sanctions and other actions against the Russian government, as well as private individuals and a number of Russian tech and defense companies. While applauded in cyber circles, some remain skeptical that the efforts will deter Moscow’s cyberespionage efforts.

APTs targeting Fortinet, CISA and FBI warn

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and FBI issued a joint advisory Friday that advanced persistant threat groups are scanning for vulnerable Fortinet products. “It is likely that the APT actors are scanning for these vulnerabilities to gain access to multiple government, commercial, and technology services networks,” reads the advisory. The APTs, which CISA…

CISA encourages everyone to follow updated guidance for Microsoft Exchange fixes

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Wednesday issued a supplemental direction to Emergency Directive (ED) 21-02, which lays out hardening, forensic triage and reporting requirements designed to mitigate vulnerabilities found in the wake of the massive Microsoft Exchange vulnerability hacks that have affected tens of thousands of organizations. The update directs federal departments…

Security ratings could raise the bar on cyber hygiene, but won’t stop the next SolarWinds

The concept of security ratings, noted by Biden officials, is one that the cybersecurity community has batted around for some time: place a label on the box that says a product is or is not secure, and let consumers create a market around security. But experts say the simplicity of that concept is both its strength and its weakness.

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