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In the News2019-04-09T22:18:06+00:00


When Older Windows Systems Won’t Die

By |June 6th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Dark Reading, May 17, 2019, with comments from Satya Gupta; Microsoft's decision to patch unsupported machines for the critical CVE-2019-0708 flaw is a reminder that XP, 2003, and other older versions of Windows still run in some enterprises. In the last couple of weeks, a number of cyber security flaws made news but the capturing the most attention is the [...]

Microsoft ‘Bluekeep’ Flaw Threatens Medical Devices, IoT

By |June 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Virsec in the News|

Security Ledger, May 28, 2019, with comments by Satya Gupta; Microsoft’s worm-friendly Bluekeep flaw affects medical devices and other Internet of Things endpoints, security experts are warning. ‘Bluekeep’ is a zero-day vulnerability that can strike Windows Remote Desktops and threatens medical devices and other endpoints that are connected to the Internet. Internet of Things – IoT – systems are especially [...]

Snapchat employees abused data access privileges to spy on users

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

ThreatPost, May 24, 2019, with comments by Willy Leichter Report finds Snap employees misused privileges of internal SnapLion tool to access Snapchat user data; experts warning that insider threats a top challenge for privacy In Q3 of 2018, Snapchat had 186 million users. SnapChat’s mother company - Snap – is on the defensive after last week’s report that Snap employees [...]

ZombieLoad Affects Data Centers and Here’s What You Can Do About It

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Virsec in the News|

Data Center Knowledge, May 15, 2019, with comments by Satya Gupta; Experts say exploits would be sophisticated and take a long time to build, but operators should act now. Yesterday more news of another Intel chip vulnerability was revealed where attackers can grab sensitive data while processes are running. Nearly all Intel chips manufactured in the last ten years are [...]

GDPR One Year Later – Cybersecurity Industry Comments

By |May 19th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Information Security Buzz, May 17, 2019, comment by Willy Leichter The one-year anniversary of GDPR passed this month, about a week ago. Information Security Buzz gathered comments from 13 industry experts. Included in the lineup: Willy Leichter, VP at Virsec. “In many ways, the leadup to the GDPR going live last year felt like Y2K – a global scramble to [...]

New Cyber Security Directive Forces Federal Agencies to Patch Vulnerabilities in 15 Days

By |May 18th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

CPO Magazine, May 10, 2019, with comments by Willy Leichter DHS issues mandate to patch vulnerabilities twice as fast as before The Department of Homeland Security has issued a new cybersecurity mandate to US federal government agencies that they must now patch critical vulnerabilities twice as fast as before. Their previous timeframe for patching critical category vulnerabilities was within 30 [...]

Chinese Hacking Group Used Stolen NSA Hacking Tools Ahead of Shadow Brokers’ Leaks

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Security Ledger, May 9, 2019, with comments by Ray DeMeo NSA Hacking tools Stolen in 2016 Were Leaked into the Wild in 2016 and 2017 In August of 2016, the mysterious group called The Shadow Brokers released its first round of stolen NSA hacking tools into the wild. They reportedly stole these prized hacking tools from the Equation Group, the [...]

The 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigative Report Is Out – Shows Major Perimeter Weaknesses for Enterprises

By |May 14th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Brilliance Security Magazine, Payments Next & Solutions Review, May 8, 2019, with comments by Satya Gupta Report reveals C-suite executives are hacker targets 12 times more often than average employees   Verizon’s Data Breach Investigative Report shows several areas of perimeter weakness, some critical. One such critical vulnerability concerns high-level executives, targeted by hackers 12 times more than average employees [...]

Q&A: The drivers behind the stark rise — and security implications — of ‘memory attacks’

By |May 9th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

May 6, 2019, Byron V. Acohido’s interview with Willy Leichter and Shauntinez Jakab with Virsec. Watch the interview A distinctive class of hacking is rising to the fore and is being leveraged by threat actors to carry out deep, highly resilient intrusions of well-defended company networks. These attacks are referred to in the security community as “fileless attacks” or “memory [...]