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Defensive Security

Defensive Security is a weekly information security podcast which reviews recent high profile cyber security breaches, data breaches, malware infections and intrusions to identify lessons that we can learn and apply to the organizations we protect.

Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 260

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3647209/why-you-should-secure-your-embedded-server-management-interfaces.html https://www.csoonline.com/article/3646613/cybercrime-group-elephant-beetle-lurks-inside-networks-for-months.html https://www.zdnet.com/article/when-open-source-developers-go-bad/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-resumes-rollout-of-january-windows-server-updates/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 258

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/malicious-pypi-packages-caught-stealing-developer-data-and-injecting-code/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/feds-list-the-top-30-most-exploited-vulnerabilities-many-are-years-old/ https://www.securityweek.com/hospital-network-reveals-cause-2020-cyberattack https://www.csoonline.com/article/3628331/recent-shadow-it-related-incidents-present-lessons-to-cisos.html https://www.natlawreview.com/article/another-court-orders-production-cybersecurity-firm-s-forensic-report-data-breach https://www.secureworld.io/industry-news/ciso-lawsuit-solarwinds
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 257

https://therecord.media/using-vms-to-hide-ransomware-attacks-is-becoming-more-popular/ https://blog.erratasec.com/2021/07/ransomware-quis-custodiet-ipsos-custodes.html?m=1 https://www.databreachtoday.com/how-mespinoza-ransomware-group-hits-targets-a-17086 https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/07/dont-wanna-pay-ransom-gangs-test-your-backups/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/kaseya-gets-master-decryptor-to-help-customers-still-suffering-from-revil-attack/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 256

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3623760/printnightmare-vulnerability-explained-exploits-patches-and-workarounds.html#tk.rss_all https://www.securityweek.com/continuous-updates-everything-you-need-know-about-kaseya-ransomware-attack https://www.databreachtoday.com/kaseya-raced-to-patch-before-ransomware-disaster-a-17006
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 255

https://www.reuters.com/technology/us-sec-official-says-agency-has-begun-probe-cyber-breach-by-solarwinds-2021-06-21/ https://www.databreachtoday.com/cisa-firewall-rules-could-have-blunted-solarwinds-malware-a-16919 https://www.wired.com/story/the-full-story-of-the-stunning-rsa-hack-can-finally-be-told/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-admits-to-signing-rootkit-malware-in-supply-chain-fiasco/

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Security Affairs

A flaw in Rust Programming language could allow to delete files and directories

The maintainers of the Rust programming language fixed a high-severity flaw that could allow attackers to delete files and directories from a vulnerable system. The maintainers of the Rust programming language have released a security update for a high-severity...

MoleRats APT Launches Spy Campaign on Bankers, Politicians, Journalists

State-sponsored cyberattackers are using Google Drive, Dropbox and other legitimate services to drop spyware on Middle-Eastern targets and exfiltrate data.

DHS Sounds Alarm on Potential for Major Russian Cyberattacks on US

Latest bulletin out of DHS advises state and local governments, critical infrastructure operators to be on alert.

The Case for Backing Up Source Code

As enterprise data security concerns grow, security experts urge businesses to back up their GitLab, GitHub, and BitBucket repositories.