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Check Point Software
Check Point Research finds vulnerabilities in Xiaomi's mobile payment mechanism
Check Point Software's research teams have uncovered vulnerabilities in Xiaomi's mobile payment mechanism.
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Cloud Security
Tenable makes additions to Cloud Security portfolio
Tenable has announced additions to Tenable Cloud Security that represent the next step in assessing threats related to cloud vulnerabilities.
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Security vulnerabilities
Flashpoint says vulnerability disclosure ‘highly volatile’
Flashpoint has released The State of Vulnerability Intelligence: 2022 Midyear Edition, finding that the current state of the vulnerability disclosure landscape is ‘highly volatile’.
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Palo Alto Networks
New study reveals opportunistic behaviour of cyber criminals
"Ransomware attackers are also becoming more organised [...] as they engage with cyber criminals and the victimised organisations."
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Mobile Device Management / MDM
Claroty's Team82 uncovers two vulnerabilities in FileWave’s MDM system
Claroty’s research arm (Team82) has uncovered and disclosed two critical vulnerabilities in FileWave’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) system.
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Cloud
Rapid7 unveils new capabilities for InsightCloudSec offering
Rapid7 has added new layered context capabilities to its InsightCloudSec offering to give security teams a consolidated, unified, real-time view of risk signals.
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Ransomware
Sophos reveals latest tactics of BlackCat ransomware group
Sophos has revealed that the ransomware gang BlackCat has added Brute Ratel, a pentesting tool, to its arsenal of attack tools.
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Ransomware
Zero-day attacks climb as hackers get more sophisticated
Hackers are moving fast to exploit security vulnerabilities. There was a surge in widespread zero-day attacks last year, with the average time to exploitation down from 42 days in 2020 to just 12 days in 2021. 
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Ransomware
Secureworks reveals new information on BRONZE STARLIGHT threat group
New research from Secureworks has uncovered new information on the Chinese threat group BRONZE STARLIGHT and how they are using targeted ransomware to initiate complicated attacks.
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Vendor
Forescout reveals top vulnerabilities impacting OT vendors
Forescout’s Vedere Labs has disclosed OT: ICEFALL, naming 56 vulnerabilities affecting devices from 10 operational technology vendors.
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Advent One
Advent One partners with US vulnerability management company
Advent One has partnered with New York based vulnerability management company, Vicarius to accentuate cybersecurity detection and response capabilities
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Cloud
Sophos uncovers latest cyber attack trends in Playbook report
Research finds that there has been a 36% increase in cyber attack dwell time, with a median intruder dwell time of 15 days in 2021 versus 11 days in 2020.
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Security vulnerabilities
New Qualys solution enables better vulnerability management
The new cloud-based solution gives insights into an organisation's risk posture along with the ability to use drag and drop workflows to orchestrate responses.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Micro Focus unveils Data Center Automation for SaaS delivery
MicroFocus has released Data Center Automation (DCA) for software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery, offering more cost-effective vulnerability risk and IT compliance management.
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Cloud
Armis risk management solution hones in on entire attack surface
Armis' new solution for risk-based vulnerability management enables businesses to prioritise mitigation efforts across the entire asset attack surface.
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Microsoft
Elevation of Privilege the top 2021 Microsoft vulnerability
BeyondTrust has released its 2022 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report, finding that Elevation of Privilege is the top vulnerability category for the second consecutive year.
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New Relic
New Relic launches vulnerability management platform
New Relic has introduced New Relic Vulnerability Management to help organisations find and address security risks faster and with greater precision.
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Malware
New vulnerabilities found in Nuspire’s Q1 2022 Threat Report
“Threat actors are quickly adjusting their tactics and these exploits tend to get industry attention, but the threat posed by older and attacks still persists."
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Cloud
Qualys updates Cloud Platform solution with rapid remediation
The new update is designed to enable organisations to fix asset misconfigurations, patch OS and third-party applications, and deploy custom software.
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Remote Working
How zero trust and SD-WANs can support productive remote working
The way people connect with applications and data has changed, users are remotely accessing resources that could be stored anywhere from a corporate data center to the cloud.
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Phishing
Developments in phishing and how to protect your business
Phishing, the practice of sending malicious emails to encourage users to perform actions that benefit an attacker, is a key security concern for modern businesses due to its prevalence and impact.
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Cybersecurity
NCSC, international partners issue cyber security advisory
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a cyber security advisory in collaboration with its international partners detailing common vulnerabilities and exposures.
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Healthcare
Attacks on critical infrastructure continue - Trellix report
“We’re at a critical juncture in cybersecurity and observing increasingly hostile behaviour across an ever-expanding attack surface."
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Digital Transformation
Vulnerabilities on the rise - public sector at risk
New Invicti Research has found that vulnerabilities are rising, and that government and education sectors are particularly at risk.