Malvuln is the creation of security researcher John Page (aka hyp3rlinx), who told SecurityWeek that he came up with the idea when he got bored during a COVID-19 lockdown. The Malvuln website currently has 26 entries describing remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerabilities and privilege escalation flaws related to insecure permissions. The list of targeted malware…

The security industry had a terrible year in 2020—some even think the worst ever. You can point to failures in working from home after COVID-19 struck, various election narratives, the SolarWinds breach, foreign nation-state cyberattacks, new ransomware, the global lack of cybertalent, government leader mistakes or a long list of other items. My favorite quote…

The main story of 2021 won’t be the disease, but the vaccine. With three effective, promising vaccines in development as of November, COVID-19 (and its treatment) will continue causing major shifts in nearly every facet of our lives. COVID cybersecurity That is particularly true for cybersecurity. Our sector transformed in 2020, and we have still…

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many companies to adapt to a new work-from-home reality. We’re now past the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced many companies to quickly adapt to a new work-from-home reality. In the early days, business continuity, often at the expense of security, was the priority in decision making around remote…

Gartner recently released its 2020 Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Services. Reading the fifth edition of this report reminds me of how far the industry has come and just how far it needs to go. I remember 2016 and working with Gartner analysts to champion a new category that better described what…

Cybersecurity company Cynet has released a report detailing changes in cyberattacks they’ve observed across North America and Europe since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report shares the cyberattack volume change observed across industry sectors, the increased use of spear phishing as an initial attack vector, and the approaches being used to distribute malware…

77 percent of IT professionals believe they were prepared to manage the rapid shift to remote work during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to TeamViewer. Among those surveyed, the percentage working from home had abruptly jumped from 28 percent prior to the pandemic to 71 percent during the outbreak. The survey included more than 200 IT…

38 percent of businesses have scaled infrastructure to meet new levels of demand during the lockdown period (March-June), highlighting how the pandemic has accelerated businesses’ digital transformation plans, according to Aptum. The findings also demonstrate that organizations that adopted cloud technologies prior to the pandemic have been best positioned to deal with the unprecedented crisis,…