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What would Cyber-Insurance [Not] Cover?

5 Situations in Which Cyber Liability Insurance Would Be Helpful   source article here Check Point Research reports that ransomware attacks increased 93% in the first half of 2021 — having cyber liability coverage can help your company recover from damages that these attacks cause. Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog contribution from CoverWallet.com Sales […]

Security Tip (ST04-014) – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks source What is a social engineering attack? In a social engineering attack, an attacker uses human interaction (social skills) to obtain or compromise information about an organization or its computer systems. An attacker may seem unassuming and respectable, possibly claiming to be a new employee, repair person, or researcher […]

Microsoft, CISA, Confirm Windows 10 Zero-Day Attack: Can You Stop It?

source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2021/09/09/warning-microsoft-confirms-new-windows-10-attack-heres-the-fix/?ss=cybersecurity&sh=482b904c4267 “Microsoft has warned Windows 10 users that a previously unknown, and therefore unpatched, security vulnerability is being exploited by cybercriminals. The zero-day is a high-rated vulnerability (falling just short of critical) that could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on the target computer and potentially gain complete control.   Additionally, Microsoft has […]

Actively exploited Mac 0-day neutered core OS security defenses

source: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/actively-exploited-mac-0-day-neutered-core-os-security-defenses/ Excerpt: When Apple released the latest version 11.3 for macOS on Monday, it didn’t just introduce support for new features and optimizations. More importantly, the company fixed a zero-day vulnerability that hackers were actively exploiting to install malware without triggering core Mac security mechanisms, some that were in place for more than a decade.   […]

Windows 10 bug corrupts your hard drive on seeing this file’s icon

source: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-10-bug-corrupts-your-hard-drive-on-seeing-this-files-icon/ An unpatched zero-day in Microsoft Windows 10 allows attackers to corrupt an NTFS-formatted hard drive with a one-line command. In multiple tests by BleepingComputer, this one-liner can be delivered hidden inside a Windows shortcut file, a ZIP archive, batch files, or various other vectors to trigger hard drive errors that corrupt the filesystem index instantly. “Critically underestimated” NTFS vulnerability In […]

Google discloses a zero-day vulnerability in Windows, currently exploited in the wild

Excerpt: “Google’s Project Zero team known to discover security threats has disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Windows that affects versions from Windows 7 all the way to Windows 10 version 1903. The company’s post says that it has evidence of active exploits, which could allow attackers to execute code with elevated permissions. What’s interesting is that the […]

News Release: DHS Awards $2M to University of Illinois-Led Consortium to Create National Network of Cybersecurity Institutes

Excerpt: News Release: DHS Awards $2M to University of Illinois-Led Consortium to Create National Network of Cybersecurity Institutes WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), has awarded $2 million to the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI), a DHS Center of Excellence (COE) led by the […]

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