Security

May 23, 2017

SECURITY

Cisco IoT Threat Defense: Securing the IoT at Scale

Protect Vital Services in Advanced Medical Care, Automated Manufacturing, and Power Generation and Delivery From time to time, I find it’s helpful to pause and take stock of why I do what I do. Recently, I found myself talking with a CEO of a medical startup. Their goal was to improve the care of cancer […]

May 22, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Cisco Coverage for Adylkuzz, Uiwix, and EternalRocks

When the WannaCry attack was launched a little over a week ago, it was one of the first large scale attacks leveraging the data that was leaked by the Shadow Brokers. At the time the real concern was how quickly we would begin to see other threats leverage the same vulnerabilities. Over the past couple […]

May 18, 2017

SECURITY

The Network’s Role in Securing the IoT

Over the past few weeks, I’ve blogged about the importance of having a holistic security strategy for the Internet of Things (IoT). Now is the time to really amp up security and privacy by design at the endpoint device level. Everyone has a role to play. We know that enterprises are struggling to secure their […]

May 18, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Terror Evolved: Exploit Kit Matures

Talos is monitoring the major Exploit Kits(EK) on an ongoing basis. While investigating the changes we recently observed in the RIG EK campaigns, we identified another well known candidate: Terror Exploit Kit. Terror EK is one of the new players who showed up after the big Exploit Kit market consolidation last year. When Angler and […]

May 17, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Beers with Talos Podcast Now Available

When Talos decided to make a threat intelligence podcast, we wanted to make it different than your typical buttoned down, subdued security podcast.

May 16, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerabilities in MuPDF Identified and Patched

Talos is disclosing the presence of two vulnerabilities in the Artifex MuPDF renderer. MuPDF is a lightweight PDF parsing and rendering library featuring high fidelity graphics, high speed, and compact code size which makes it a fairly popular PDF library for embedding in different projects, especially mobile and web applications. Both of these vulnerabilities, if […]

May 15, 2017

SECURITY

Cisco AMP for Endpoints Meets PCI and HIPAA Requirements for Compliance

Cisco AMP for Endpoints was recently the subject of a thorough technical review and test to validate that the solution satisfies requirements in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2 and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. The Cisco Security Team is pleased to report […]

May 12, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Player 3 Has Entered the Game: Say Hello to ‘WannaCry’

This post was authored by Martin Lee, Warren Mercer, Paul Rascagneres, and Craig Williams. Executive Summary A major ransomware attack has affected many organizations across across the world reportedly including Telefonica in Spain, the National Health Service in the UK, and FedEx in the US. The malware responsible for this attack is a ransomware variant known as […]

May 12, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Threat Round-up for May 05 – May 12

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between May 05 and May 12. As with previous round-ups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve observed by highlighting key behavior characteristics, indicators of compromise, and how our customers are automatically […]

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