In the News 2017-10-13T21:18:05+00:00

In the News

NSA tracking program watched foreign hackers in action, Tech Target, March 9, 2018, with comments by Satya Gupta;

NSA tracking program watched foreign hackers in action Tech Target, March 9, 2018, with comments by Satya Gupta Yes, governments do spy on other nation states It might surprise most people to learn that their government actively spies on other nation state operations – and even breaks into private networks – to track advanced threat activity. In the US, the [...]

International Women’s Day: Women in security weigh in

SC Magazine, March 8, 2018, interview with Shauntinez Jakab, Director Product Marketing, Virsec Another trip around the sun, another International Women's Day. Women in cybersecurity have accomplished some amazing feats and bringing their talents to bear. The industry still has a long way to go to achieve true diversity, though. Today, SC Media is highlighting women who have made their [...]

ICS vulnerabilities could be exploited to cause ‘severe operational impact,’ report warns

SC Magazine and IS Buzz News, March 5, 2018, with comments by Ray DeMeo; Cyberthreats in 2017 showed the considerable danger level industrial control systems (ICS) face when it comes to potential attacks. It’s long been known that ICS networks are vulnerable, but the level of attack tools available now to a broad number of bad actors is greater than [...]

SEC’s new cybersecurity guidance falls short

CSO Online, March 5, 2018, the Green Sheet & Information Security Buzz, February 28, 2018, comments by Willy Leichter On Monday, February 26, 2018, the SEC gave publicly-traded companies new cybersecurity guidelines to follow. What’s included in the SEC new guidelines Much information is in their document, but their primary areas of emphasis are noted below. “Given the frequency, magnitude [...]

2018 Market Outlook: Ray DeMeo of Virsec Systems, Inc.

We look forward to a new year and new opportunities for innovation and growth in the government contracting community. This past year, we experienced an increased emphasis on big data, insider threat, merging technology with health care, and the internet of things, among others. WashingtonExec reached out to those most knowledgeable and experienced in the federal contracting space. We asked executives [...]

FedEx Data Breach

ISBuzzFeed, February 19, 2018, comments by Willy Leichter; FedEx customers exposed on AWS cloud storage server Personal information of thousands of FedEx customers worldwide was exposed on the web due to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage server, which was not secured with a password. Security researchers from Kromtech Security found the open AWS bucket which contained 119,000 scanned [...]

Blackout: Critical Infrastructure Attacks Will Soar in 2018, February 09, 2018, with comments by Satya Gupta; Triton malware infects Schneider Electric SIS Attacks on industrial control systems (ICS) have already begun. The Triton, aka Trisis attack, discovered in December 2017, targeted Schneider Electric’s Triconex Safety Instrumented System (SIS) and infected a critical Middle East infrastructure. The attack likely began with a social engineering and phishing ploy that tricked [...]

Guest Blog: Explaining the latest chip flaws to my mother (Spectre & Meltdown)

by Adi Gadwale, Chief Enterprise Architect at General Dynamics The New York Times declares “all phones and computers at risk”! How? How can every modern processor going back to the early '90s have the same architectural choices leading to a flaw today? How can a vulnerability be so bad that it can’t be fixed until the next generation of processors? The [...]

How Flawed Intel Chips Could Ignite Next-Gen Hacking

Inc Magazine, January 18, 2018, comments by Satya Gupta; 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' vulnerabilities present a fresh attack vector -- accessible on every type of computing device. When the news about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities came out a couple weeks ago, the fix was supposed to be routine patch applications from the proper prominent vendors in question (Google, Amazon, Microsoft, [...]

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