Alert overload still plagues the cybersecurity industry, according to Critical Start. Forty-seven percent of respondents reported personally investigating 10 to 20 alerts each day, a 12% increase from 2019. Moreover, 25% of respondents said they investigate 21 to 40 alerts each day, up from 14% the year prior. “Just like businesses and organizations from both…

Before the recent pandemic, many executives began appreciating the risks and opportunities associated with cybersecurity. A 2019 survey on cybersecurity priorities from Optiv Security found that 96% of CISOs are taking “a more strategic approach to cybersecurity,” and many were even willing to slow business development to account for cybersecurity-related risks. This was great news…

Despite the uncertainties of the last year, the transformation of the transportation sector forged ahead, dominated by the prevailing trend of CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electrified) technologies. Despite small setbacks caused by COVID-19 that impacted the automotive industry at large, analysts predict electric vehicle (EV) demand will continue on its upward trajectory in 2021, driven…

SolarWinds was recently targeted in a sophisticated supply chain attack that resulted in thousands of organizations receiving malicious updates for the company’s Orion monitoring product, and a few hundred — ones that presented an interest to the attackers — getting other malware that may have given the hackers deep access into their networks. Following the…

Apple has release a new batch of security updates and has fixed three iOS zero-days that “may have been actively exploited” by attackers. The three zero-days Two of the zero-day vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-1870 and CVE-2021-1871) are logic issues affecting the WebKit browser engine, which may allow a remote attacker to achieve code execution on devices running…

Over the past few months, hackers have been trying to surreptitiously backdoor the computer systems of a number of security researchers working on vulnerability research and development at different companies and organizations, the Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has revealed on Monday. The hackers’ tactics The hackers, who Google TAG believes are backed by the…

As part of its crowdsourced security program, Zoom has recently increased the maximum payout for vulnerabilities to $50,000. Such figures make great headlines and attract new talent in search of the big bucks, but here is a question that begs to be answered: how much is a vulnerability worth? I have previously found several bugs…

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, healthcare organizations are scrambling to ensure the safety and support of patients and staff, while also integrating and learning new technologies to support telehealth practices. The constantly evolving healthcare environment has placed immense financial strain on hospitals and increased pressure on healthcare staff, which has been made worse by the…

Bugs in several messaging/video chat mobile apps allowed attackers to spy on targeted users’s surroundings. The vulnerabilities – in Signal, Google Duo, Facebook Messenger, JioChat, and Mocha – could be triggered by simply placing a call to the target’s device – no other action was needed. Searching for bugs in video chat apps In early…