Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Vulnerabilities / Threats

10/19/2020
07:10 PM
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
100%
0%

NSS Labs Shuttered

The testing firm's website says it has "ceased operations" as of Oct. 15.

Security testing firm NSS Labs has halted operations, according to a post on its website that states: 

"Due to Covid-related impacts, NSS Labs ceased operations on October 15th."

Related Content:

A New Risk Vector: The Enterprise of Things

2020 State of Cybersecurity Operations and Incident Response

New on The Edge: Expert Tips to Keep WordPress Safe

Word of layoffs and possible folding of NSS Labs had emerged behind the scenes late last week, and efforts to reach the company and its private equity firm to confirm the details of its status were unsuccessful. Jason Brvenik, CEO of NSS Labs, said in a LinkedIn post today the company had ceased operations. "If you are in need of excellent people that exceed my high standards, please get in touch," he wrote.

NSS Labs in October of 2019 was quietly acquired by private equity firm Consecutive Inc. for an undisclosed figure in a move that was not publicly announced by the companies but which they later confirmed.

Several people close to NSS Labs had described the merger as a fire sale of sorts to restructure the company amid financial woes, but Brvenik told Dark Reading in a February interview that the deal represented a reorganization by the company in order to better focus its resources.

NSS Labs had been under pressure from investors to sell a security-as-a-service threat intelligence offering for exploits, but the now-defunct Cyber Advanced Warning System (CAWS) service failed to gather steam among enterprises. CAWS, which was developed by NSS and had integrated with various threat intel vendors in that space, alerted customers on active exploits in the wild.NSS Labs folded its CAWS technology into its testing as a bundled-service offering.

Earlier this year, NSS Labs launched both a new ratings system for endpoint security product testing for that product category, and a new consumer-focused nonprofit testing organization for security and Internet of Things products.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

Kelly Jackson Higgins is the Executive Editor of Dark Reading. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise ... View Full Bio
 

Recommended Reading:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Commentary
How SolarWinds Busted Up Our Assumptions About Code Signing
Dr. Jethro Beekman, Technical Director,  3/3/2021
News
'ObliqueRAT' Now Hides Behind Images on Compromised Websites
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  3/2/2021
News
Attackers Turn Struggling Software Projects Into Trojan Horses
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  2/26/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
Recent breaches of third-party apps are driving many organizations to think harder about the security of their off-the-shelf software as they continue to move left in secure software development practices.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-21510
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-08
Dell iDRAC8 versions prior to 2.75.100.75 contain a host header injection vulnerability. A remote unauthenticated attacker may potentially exploit this vulnerability by injecting arbitrary ‘Host’ header values to poison a web-cache or trigger redirections.
CVE-2020-27575
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-08
Maxum Rumpus 8.2.13 and 8.2.14 is affected by a command injection vulnerability. The web administration contains functionality in which administrators are able to manage users. The edit users form contains a parameter vulnerable to command injection due to insufficient validation.
CVE-2020-27576
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-08
Maxum Rumpus 8.2.13 and 8.2.14 is affected by cross-site scripting (XSS). Users are able to create folders in the web application. The folder name is insufficiently validated resulting in a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability.
CVE-2020-27838
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-08
A flaw was found in keycloak in versions prior to 13.0.0. The client registration endpoint allows fetching information about PUBLIC clients (like client secret) without authentication which could be an issue if the same PUBLIC client changed to CONFIDENTIAL later. The highest threat from this vulner...
CVE-2021-21503
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-08
PowerScale OneFS 8.1.2,8.2.2 and 9.1.0 contains an improper input sanitization issue in a command. The Compadmin user could potentially exploit this vulnerability, leading to potential privileges escalation.