A single application may have hundreds of thousands of vulnerabilities. Increasingly, cybercriminals are targeting people just as much if not more than the systems that underlie an infrastructure, which is why the trusted insider conundrum is exacting renewed attention. In most instances, they represent a cheaper and more accessible conduit to achieve one’s objective. What’s to be done?
The 2021 Insider Threat Virtual Conference, hosted jointly by the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, will bring together security professionals and policy makers across U.S. government and industry to kick off the National Insider Threat Awareness Month (NITAM) campaign. The theme for this year's conference and campaign is Cultural Awareness and Insider Threat.
BlackBerry publicly disclosed that its QNX Real Time Operating System (RTOS) is affected by a BadAlloc vulnerability—CVE-2021-22156, with a CVSS score of 9. BadAlloc is a collection of 25 vulnerabilities affecting multiple RTOSs and supporting libraries of critical infrastructure organizations and other organizations developing, maintaining, supporting, or using affected QNX-based systems.
Four critical infrastructure organizations in a South East Asian country were targeted in an intelligence-gathering campaign that continued for several months, Symantec Threat Hunter Team has found. Among the organizations targeted were a water company, a power company, a communications company, and a defense organization, with evidence the attackers were interested in information about SCADA systems.
Secure and reliable utility operations are vital to national security across the globe. The frequency of attacks on critical infrastructure is rapidly rising, not just in the U.S., but across the globe. Here’s what security leaders can do to protect utilities.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released Version 2.0 (V2.0) of the Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2), a tool designed to help companies of all types and sizes evaluate and improve their cybersecurity capabilities.
CISA has published a new Malware Analysis Report (MAR) on DarkSide Ransomware and updated Alert AA21-131A: DarkSide Ransomware: Best Practices for Preventing Business Disruption from Ransomware Attacks, originally released May 11, 2021.