Security – 80,000 firms with Industrial Control system exposures

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SANS ISC shares that improvements are being made to reduce Industrial Control system exposures over the internet.  Still, an estimated 80,000 firms are exposed based on recent research. Number of industrial control systems on the internet is lower then in 2020…but still far from zero (sans.edu) With the recent ransomware attack that impacted operation of […]

FBI – Best Practices to Prevent DarkSide Ransomware

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DarkSide Ransomware is the malware that disrupted the Colonial pipeline creating a massive outage for gasoline throughout the eastern USA, with about 50% reduction of availability.  CISA & FBI share an awareness & best practices to prevent similar occurrences within our national infrastructure & service firms Joint CISA-FBI Cybersecurity Advisory on DarkSide Ransomware | CISA […]

Microsoft MAY 2021 – Patch now for possible worm vulnerability

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SANS ISC shares potential for one of the critical CVEs patched to work without interaction on unpatched systems (as a network “worm” attack).  ADMINs should promptly update all vulnerable systems Microsoft May 2021 Patch Tuesday (sans.edu) One of the critical vulnerabilities which requires special attention this month is a remote code execution (RCE) on HTTP Protocol […]

Microsoft Security Updates – MAY 2021

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Microsoft has released important “Patch Tuesday” monthly security updates. These should applied promptly as some of these vulnerabilities have potential to be actively exploited in-the-wild later: https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+May+2021+Patch+Tuesday/27408/ https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2021/05/microsoft-patch-tuesday-for-may-2021.html https://www.zerodayinitiative.com/blog/2021/5/11/the-may-2021-security-update-review https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/current-activity/2021/05/11/microsoft-releases-may-2021-security-updates https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/releaseNote/2021-May https://patchtuesdaydashboard.com/ https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary Microsoft released its monthly security update Tuesday, disclosing 55 vulnerabilities across its suite of products. There are three critical vulnerabilities patched in […]


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