Wed 13 February, 2019

That VPN may not be as secure as you think

2019-02-14T01:36:15+00:00Wed 13 February, 2019|Tags: , , |

If you’re a VPN subscriber and have ever wondered just how secure the supposedly encrypted pipe that you’re using through the internet is — and whether the anonymity promise made by the VPN provider is indeed protecting your privacy— well, your hunches may be correct. It turns out several of these c..

Mon 11 February, 2019

Red Hat announces container flaw CVE-2019-5736

2019-02-12T00:45:28+00:00Mon 11 February, 2019|Tags: , |

Red Hat announced a vulnerability this morning – one that can be exploited if a user runs malicious or modified containers. The flaw in runC (a lightweight portable container runtime) and Docker that this vulnerability exposes allows an attacker to escape a container and access the underlying file s..

Fri 8 February, 2019

SD-WAN creates new security challenges

2019-02-08T14:53:58+00:00Fri 8 February, 2019|Tags: , , |

SD-WAN products have been available for the better part of five years. Early adopters of the technology focused primarily on transport-related issues such as replacing or augmenting MPLS with broadband. As any technology matures and moves out of the early adopter phase, the buying criteria changes —..

Thu 7 February, 2019

Get TotalAV Essential AntiVirus for $19.99 (80% off)

2019-02-07T22:36:19+00:00Thu 7 February, 2019|Tags: |

The term “computer virus” calls to mind imagery of pathogenic creepy-crawlies bringing down a device’s operating system, their flagella wriggling as they multiply into hordes that infiltrate its chips and wires. And while it’s true that our computers can be infected with literal biological bacteria ..

Fri 1 February, 2019

National pen test execution standard would improve network security

2019-02-01T19:39:05+00:00Fri 1 February, 2019|Tags: , , , |

As the number of cyber attacks increases, the demand for penetration tests – to determine the strength of a company’s defense – is also going up. People are worried about their companies’ networks and computer systems being hacked and data being stolen. Plus, many regulatory standards such PCI and H..

Thu 31 January, 2019

DARPA explores new computer architectures to fix security between systems

2019-01-31T19:31:34+00:00Thu 31 January, 2019|Tags: , , |

Solutions are needed to replace the archaic air-gapping of computers used to isolate and protect sensitive defense information, the U.S. Government has decided. Air-gapping, used often now, is the practice of physically isolating data-storing computers from other systems, computers, and networks. It..

Fri 25 January, 2019

Batten down the DNS hatches as attackers strike Feds

2019-01-26T00:59:28+00:00Fri 25 January, 2019|Tags: |

If enterprise IT folks haven’t taken a look at their DNS ecosystem recently now may be a good time. This week the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) told all federal agencies to bolt down their Domain Name System in the face of a series of glob..

Fri 25 January, 2019

Cisco patches serious SD-WAN software security holes

2019-01-26T00:59:30+00:00Fri 25 January, 2019|Tags: , |

Cisco has patched security vulnerabilities in four packages of SD-WAN Solution software that address buffer overflow, arbitrary file override and privilege access weaknesses that could have led to denial-of-service attacks or access problems. The first patch, called “Critical” by Cisco, fixes a vuln..