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Open Source Software Projects Up Their Security Game but Face More Attacks

Patches for dependencies are trickling up through the open source ecosystem faster than ever — a good thing because attackers are focusing more on open source software.

Patches for dependencies are trickling up through the open source ecosystem faster than ever — a good thing because attackers are focusing more on open source software.


Google: New Privacy Feature Will Affect 'Billions' of Android Devices

Starting in December, Google will expand its "permissions auto-reset feature" to devices using Android 6.0 and higher.

Starting in December, Google will expand its "permissions auto-reset feature" to devices using Android 6.0 and higher.



F5 Networks to Buy Threat Stack

F5 Networks plans to combine its application and API security tools with Threat Stack's cloud protection capabilities.

F5 Networks plans to combine its application and API security tools with Threat Stack's cloud protection capabilities.


Mirai Botnet Exploiting OMIGOD Azure Vulnerability

Microsoft patched four Open Management Infrastructure flaws earlier this week.

Microsoft patched four Open Management Infrastructure flaws earlier this week.


International Insider Threat: DoJ Fines US Intel Officials Who Aided UAE

Three former US intelligence operatives have been fined $1,685,000 for aiding the United Arab Emirates in widespread hacking campaigns.

Three former US intelligence operatives have been fined $1,685,000 for aiding the United Arab Emirates in widespread hacking campaigns.


IoT 'Nutrition' Labels Aim to Put Security on Display

NIST has laid the groundwork for an easy-to-understand way to communicate to consumers the security of software and connected devices.

NIST has laid the groundwork for an easy-to-understand way to communicate to consumers the security of software and connected devices.


New Report Examines Top Threats Discussed at Black Hat USA

Supply chain security and vulnerabilities in enterprise software were among the threats most dicussed at this year's show, survey data reveals.

Supply chain security and vulnerabilities in enterprise software were among the threats most dicussed at this year's show, survey data reveals.


Microsoft Warns of Uptick in MSHTML Attacks

Attackers leveraging the flaw are using infrastructure associated with other criminal groups, including ransomware-as-a-service operators, the company says.

Attackers leveraging the flaw are using infrastructure associated with other criminal groups, including ransomware-as-a-service operators, the company says.


Latest Commentary

Elizabeth Kolade on How AI Is a 'Double-Edged Sword' & the Challenge of Harmonizing Cyber and Physical Securit...

An analyst at the Defence Space Administration, Nigeria, Elizabeth Kolade was named in the list of 'One to watch: Security' for the IFSEC Global Influencers in Security and Fire 2021. Julian Hall put some quickfire questions to her on the trends and issues she's witnessing in the sector.

Sep 21, 2021


Why Cryptomining Malware Is a Harbinger of Future Attacks

Crypto thieves rely on users not noticing installation of their tiny payload on thousands of machines, or the CPU cycles being siphoned off to perpetuate the schemes.

Sep 21, 2021



White House Cybersecurity Summit: A Missed Opportunity

Last month's summit with the president was missing something crucial: representation from those who deal with critical infrastructure.

Sep 20, 2021


Infrastructure, Security, and the Need for Visibility

Government authorities are increasingly trying to bolster critical infrastructure security. But investments in next-generation solutions won't go far enough without also addressing security and operational fundamentals.

Sep 17, 2021


Grappling With Growth, Employee Needs, and Security Amid a Return to Offices

As organizations strive for a new version of business-as-usual, executives must prepare for challenges around infrastructure, varying guidelines, and balancing employee flexibility with office collaboration.

Sep 16, 2021


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