AppSec Is Dead, but Software Security Is Alive & Well

AppSec Is Dead, but Software Security Is Alive & Well

Everyone agrees that an enterprise’s application ecosystem must be protected, especially when data breaches are reported with alarming frequency and the average total cost of a breach comes in at $3.62 million. However, defeating increasingly severe threats requires a holistic approach to security, one that places an emphasis on managing ... Read More
Apache Struts, RCEs, and the Equifax Breach Anniversary

Apache Struts, RCEs, and the Equifax Breach Anniversary

We just passed the one-year anniversary of Equifax’s announcement of their massive data breach due to an exploit of an Apache Struts vulnerability (CVE-2017-5638) – and incidentally, at nearly the same time that Apache announced another critical Apache Struts security flaw (). The latest Apache Struts vulnerability, CVE-2018-11776, was published ... Read More
Don’t Look Away, Peekaboo Vulnerability May Allow Hackers to Play the Long Game

Don’t Look Away, Peekaboo Vulnerability May Allow Hackers to Play the Long Game

The newly named Peekaboo vulnerability is a zero-day flaw in China-based Nuuo’s video recorder technology.The flaw in NVRMini2, a network-attached storage device, has remained unfixed in the three months since the vendor was alerted. This vulnerability put internet-connected CCTV cameras at risk, a grave concern for organizations using the service ... Read More
GovPayNow Breach Demonstrates Long & Short Term Impacts of Security Slips

GovPayNow Breach Demonstrates Long & Short Term Impacts of Security Slips

On Tuesday, security researcher Brian Krebs announced an issue with a service offered by Government Payment Service Inc. called GovPayNow. This service is used by U.S. state and local governments across 35 states, and it looks like it exposed 14 million customer records online. Whose records did they have, and ... Read More