Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Purple Squad Security

Special Episode – EliteCast Episode 1

Episode Notes Here's the first episode of my new podcast, EliteCast! This is intended to be a less technical podcast aimed at business leaders and decision-makers to help explain the importance of information security (or cybersecurity as it's normally...

Half of Government Security Incidents Caused by Missing Patches

Half of Government Security Incidents Caused by Missing PatchesCybersecurity is both a driver and a major barrier to public sector IT modernization, according to new research from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. The cyber consultancy polled 250 managers with IT responsibility...
The Register

Blessed are the cryptographers, labelling them criminal enablers is just foolish

Preserving privacy is hard. I know because when I tried, I quickly learned not to play with weapons Column  Nearly a decade ago I decided to try my hand as a cryptographer. It went about as well as you...
The Hacker News

Ransomware Gang Leaks Metropolitan Police Data After Failed Negotiations

The cybercrime syndicate behind Babuk ransomware has leaked more personal files belonging to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) after negotiations with the DC Police broke down, warning that they intend to publish all data ransom demands are not met. "The...
Security Affairs

NSA and ODNI analyze potential risks to 5G networks

U.S. Intelligence agencies warn of weaknesses in 5G networks that could be exploited by crooks and nation-state actors for intelligence gathering. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), along with the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Office...
The Hacker News

Alert: Hackers Exploit Adobe Reader 0-Day Vulnerability in the Wild

Adobe has released Patch Tuesday updates for the month of May with fixes for multiple vulnerabilities spanning 12 different products, including a zero-day flaw affecting Adobe Reader that's actively exploited in the wild. The list of updated applications includes Adobe Experience Manager,...