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Hijacking of popular ctx and phpass packages reveals open source security gaps

The Python module “ctx” and a fork of the PHP library “phpass” have recently been modified by an unknown attacker to grab AWS credentials/keys and send them to a Heroku app. But what at first seemed like the work of a malicious actor turned out to be an exploit by a security researcher, who wanted to demonstrate how easy it is to take control of popular...

When it comes to remote work, 71% of IT leaders say security is the main challenge

Workspot announced a survey report which reveals that in the past year, due to remote work, 83% of IT leaders expanded or accelerated their cloud strategies, while still facing increasing challenges with security (71%), and concerns about employee compliance to new controls (60%). With that in mind, budgets are expected to increase throughout the year...

XONA raises $7.2 million to provide secure remote access control systems for critical infrastructure

XONA announced that it closed a $7.2 million Series A funding round led by DataTribe Opportunities Fund with participation from TFX Capital and individual investors. The investment brings XONA’s total raised since inception to $9.4 million. XONA will use the funding to build on its global presence in more than 25 countries, fuel product innovation,...

Sigstore: Signature verification for protection against supply chain attacks

Software supply chain attacks have been increasing over the past few years, spurring the Biden administration to release an executive order detailing what government agencies are supposed to do to protect themselves against them. These attacks consist of several different types of threats, but the result is always the same: attackers gaining access...

Review: Hornetsecurity 365 Total Protection Enterprise Backup

Hornetsecurity 365 Total Protection Enterprise Backup is a cloud-based security solution that provides protection against spam, malware, and other advanced threats, combined with backup and recovery features. The solution is specifically designed for and fully integrated with Microsoft 365, offering email and data protection to customers. Its main objective...

Why are current cybersecurity incident response efforts failing?

Business-critical applications, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems provided by SAP and Oracle, are considered the crown jewels of the enterprise. These assets hold an organization’s most valuable data: from confidential financial information to private customer and partner details. Attackers that gain access to these applications can...

Most organizations do not follow data backup best practices

Apricorn announced new findings from a survey, which revealed that while the majority organizations have data backup plans in place, data for many are at risk. Nearly 400 veteran IT security practitioners were surveyed, in industries such as healthcare, IT, education, financial services and manufacturing about security practices around remote and hybrid...

How confident are companies in managing their current threat exposure?

Crossword Cybersecurity has released a report based on the findings of a survey of over 200 CISOs and senior UK cyber security professionals. The paper reveals companies are more concerned and exposed to cyber threats than ever before, with 61 percent describing themselves as at best only “fairly confident” at managing their current cybersecurity threat...

Netenrich Resolution Intelligence platform allows analysts to view security status of critical assets

Netenrich disrupts legacy security ops with a major shift focused on data, taking an AI-driven approach to security operations. The company introduced its Resolution Intelligence platform to analyze real-time security data to determine which high business impact resources are most vulnerable, at critical risk, and need immediate response. The Netenrich...

Onfido Real Identity Platform enhancements optimize user experience for organizations

Onfido announced the expansion of its Real Identity Platform, improving fraud accuracy by 54% and fully automated performance by 12x. The platform simplifies identity for everyone. Now customers can reduce the complexity of sourcing and managing multiple identity verification vendors to meet local compliance regulations and can more easily mitigate...

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