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‘Know thyself:’ To combat external ATP threats, first look inward

To most effectively combat sophisticated and stealthy cyberattacks by advanced nation-state actors, today’s modern-day security operations center must first truly understand their own businesses, according to Monzy Merza, vice president of security research at Splunk. “They have to understand where the risks are, where the threats are based on the environment that they’re living. So…

Report: More than 15,000 vulnerabilities in nearly 4,000 applications reported in 2014

Meltdown, Spectre updates aplenty, but the fix is more complicated

A pair of flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre that take advantage of the speculative execution performance feature in modern CPUs make the memory of virtually all computers and devices accessible to hackers.  “The Meltdown [CVE-2017-5754] and Spectre [CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715] exploitation techniques abuse speculative execution to access privileged memory—including that of the kernel—from a less-privileged user process…

Accentuate the negative: Accenture exposes data related to its enterprise cloud platform

Yet another company has mistakenly exposed its sensitive internal information after storing data on misconfigured cloud-based servers from Amazon Web Services. The culprit in this case – the $32.9 billion consulting and professional services company Accenture – was found to be insecurely storing data that, ironically, has to do with its own cloud-based enterprise solution,…

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