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Massive ransomware attack targets VMware ESXi servers worldwide

Cybersecurity agencies globally — including in Italy, France, the US and Singapore — have issued alerts about a ransomware attack targeting the VMware ESXi hypervisor.


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Vulnerabilities and exposures to rise to 1,900 a month in 2023: Coalition

The cyber insurer predicts that the 1,900 CVEs would include 270 high-severity and 155 critical-severity vulnerabilities. The predictions are based on data collected over the last ten years.


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OPSWAT mobile hardware offers infrastructure security for the air gap

A new, tablet-sized media scanner boasts a wide range of capabilities for critical infrastructure defense.


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Microsoft attributes Charlie Hebdo attacks to Iranian nation-state threat group

NEPTUNIUM group claims access to the personal information of more than 200,000 Charlie Hebdo customers and uses sockpuppet accounts to taunt France’s cybersecurity sector.


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Will your incident response team fight or freeze when a cyberattack hits?

CISOs train their teams to fight hackers but often overlook the human tendency to freeze up during a crisis. Planning for the psychology of incident response can help prevent a team from seizing up at the wrong moment.


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Critical vulnerability patched in Jira Service Management Server and Data Center

Atlassian has issued fixed versions of the software and described a workaround to the flaw that could make access tokens available to attackers.


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New US CISO appointments, January 2023

Keep up with news of CSO, CISO, and other senior security executive appointments.


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Remote code execution exploit chain available for VMware vRealize Log Insight

Researchers found four vulnerabilities in vRealize Log Insight that were relatively non-threatening on their own but lead to significant compromise when used together.


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NTT, Palo Alto partner for managed SASE with AIOps

Using a managed services provider to deliver SASE can streamline deployment and free up enterprise resources.


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Foreign states already using ChatGPT maliciously, UK IT leaders believe

Most UK IT leaders are concerned about malicious use of ChatGPT as research shows how its capabilities can significantly enhance phishing and BEC scams.


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APT groups use ransomware TTPs as cover for intelligence gathering and sabotage

Changing tactics by North Korean, Russian, and Chinese APT groups suggest that Western companies are at greater risk.


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New “MITRE ATT&CK-like” framework outlines software supply chain attack TTPs

The OSC&R Framework aims to help security professionals better understand and measure software supply chain risk.


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Misconfiguration and vulnerabilities biggest risks in cloud security: Report

About 87% of container images include a high or critical vulnerability, while 90% of granted permissions are not used, according to cybersecurity firm Sysdig.


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US DOJ applies carrot-and-stick approach to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act policy

Corporations (and their CISOs) that discover wrongdoing or corruption within their own business are well-advised to self-report such activities and cooperate with prosecutors. The stakes are high for those who don’t.


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Why you might not be done with your January Microsoft security patches

Microsoft released a flurry of security patches and updates in January, so it would be easy to overlook these two.