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Microsoft Outlook flaw opens door to 1-click remote code execution attacks

Microsoft Outlook flaw opens door to 1-click remote code execution attacks

Microsoft released its batch of monthly security updates this month covering 73 vulnerabilities, including two zero-day flaws exploited in the wild. While organizations should prioritize all critical and high-risk issues, there is one critical vulnerability in Outlook that researchers claim could open the door to trivial attacks that result in remote code execution. Dubbed MonikerLink … Read more

Lawmakers see power grid security risks from Chinese storage batteries

Lawmakers see power grid security risks from Chinese storage batteries

Concern over Chinese technology in US critical infrastructure has been rising for years, given that US dominance in industrial technology manufacturing has given way over the past several decades to cheaper and often better Chinese suppliers. From bulk power system components to port cranes to video surveillance equipment and more, Chinese-made gear and technology now … Read more

ISC2 Collaborates with IBM to Launch Entry-Level Cybersecurity Certificate

ISC2 Collaborates with IBM to Launch Entry-Level Cybersecurity Certificate

ISC2 – the world’s leading nonprofit member organization for cybersecurity professionals – announced a partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to launch the IBM and ISC2 Cybersecurity Specialist Professional Certificate. The new entry-level program, available exclusively via the Coursera platform, is designed to prepare prospective cybersecurity professionals for a career in the field. By completing a joint 12-course series, … Read more

Google launches a slew of AI initiatives to enhance cybersecurity

Google launches a slew of AI initiatives to enhance cybersecurity

Tech giant Google launched the AI Cyber Defense Initiative to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost cybersecurity and to reverse the “Defender’s Dilemma,” the company said in a blog post.    A key initiative in this is the open-sourcing of Magika, an AI-powered tool for file type identification to detect malware. It is already being … Read more