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Application isolation and virtualization provide a false sense of cybersecurity

A recently discovered critical vulnerability presents yet another case study for the shortcomings of the isolation/virtual machine model for cybersecurity. The vulnerability, CVE-2019-14378, has a severity of 8.8, and was first published in the National Vulnerability Database on July 29th, 2019. The vulnerability affects QEMU, the popular open source machine emulator and virtualizer. Short for…

Get ahead of the cybersecurity curve

Experienced cybersecurity leaders are beginning to call for a move from reactive detection to proactive prevention. It’s clear that the need to get ahead of the cybersecurity curve is real. Over the past decade, experts talked about the number of days that malware is in your system, and now the discussion is fast becoming how…

Cybersecurity executive changes

December 17Marty Edwards was named by Tenable as its vice president of operational technology (OT) security. In this role Edwards will serve as an evangelist for the company’s OT security vision with a particular focus on furthering government and industry initiatives to improve critical infrastructure security. July 23LogRhythm named Mark Logan as CEO. Previously, he…

Marrying VDI and security: Choose the right tools, not more tools

Virtualization has long been perceived as the holy grail of business agility, simplified management, return on investment, and even security. While the benefits of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) are undeniable, the security aspect is, unfortunately, a myth. The security aspect of VDI is not only misunderstood, it is also often perceived as a drag on…

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Japan joins in NATO cyber exercise

Concern over the cybersecurity threat posed by China helped push Japan to become a full participant in NATO’s recent cybersecurity wargames. Japan had participated in previous Cyber Coalition exercises, but held only observer level status but this year a team of 20 attended in various drills including a hack back scenario, reported the Nikkei Asian…

Spanish security company Prosegur hit with Ryuk

The Madrid-based security firm Prosegur was hit and taken down by a Ryuk ransomware attack late last week. The firm tweeted on November 27 that it suffered a security incident in its telecommunications platforms and had implemented its defensive and security protocols to try and mitigate and limit the damage to itself and customers. It…

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AnteFrigus ransomware leaves C alone, goes after other drives

Security researchers have come across and analyzed an oddly behaving ransomware variant that bypasses the victim’s C drive instead targeting the device’s other drives. An analyst who tweets under Mol69 and Bleeping Computer took a look at the odd behavior presented by AnteFrigus ransomware. Instead of going after the one place where most people store…

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