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Tenable™, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 24,000 organizations of all sizes around the globe rely on Tenable to manage and measure their modern attack surface to accurately understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable built its platform from the ground up to deepl ...
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Surge of Attacks Targeting Network Infrastructure Devices – What You Need to Know
Based on the recent surge of attacks on network devices by Russian state-sponsored cyber actors, the US-CERT has released Technical Alert (TA18-106A). As of now, targets are primarily government and private-sector organizations, critical infrastructure providers and the internet service providers (ISPs) that support U.S. infrastructure. Tenable has warned about such attacks before, including as recently as last week. Impact assessment Network devices are ideal targets because all traffic must ...
Tenable Pledges to Fight Global Cyberattacks with 33 Leading Companies
In today’s digital economy, it has become paramount for companies to defend customers from malicious attacks by criminal enterprises and nation states. This is why Tenable, along with 33 other companies including Microsoft, DocuSign and LinkedIn have signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord. This pledge is a pact among the largest-ever group of tech and cybersecurity companies to fight cyberattacks and improve foundational cyber hygiene at all levels. Cybersecurity Tech Accord: the four pil ...
Putting the S.M.A.R.T. in Smart Cities: How to Address the Expanding Attack Surface
The concept of a smart city came of age in conjunction with another now ubiquitous term: digital transformation. Cities and counties rely heavily on their taxing authority to provide critical services such as public safety, public works and infrastructure maintenance. By using the latest IP-enabled technology, local jurisdictions, or smart cities, can improve the efficiency of service delivery, freeing up revenues to support additional – or enhanced – services to their residents. Sm ...
Tenable Research: February and March Vulnerability Disclosure Roundup
Tenable Research has a dedicated team that performs vulnerability research on software and hardware from third-party vendors. The goal is to discover zero-day vulnerabilities and work with vendors to get them addressed before hackers discover and exploit them. This post provides an overview of all the vulnerabilities discovered by Tenable Research in February and March. You can access all Tenable Research advisories here. EMC VASA Virtual Appliance Default Credentials and Arbitrary File Upload ...
Tenable Research Advisory: AXIS Camera App Malicious Package Distribution Weakness
Tenable Research recently audited an AXIS M3044-V network camera and learned that AXIS has introduced an application platform to their cameras. The camera even came with an app pre-installed: AXIS Video Motion Detection. During the audit, we discovered that it’s possible for a malicious actor to tamper with the firmware and replace it with a malicious package. What do you need to know? Tenable Research has discovered that the underlying operating system used in the AXIS M3044-V Networ ...
Cisco Smart Install – How to Prevent Attacks on Switches
There’s been a flurry of activity around the Cisco Smart Install feature recently. Last week, we posted a tech blog about CVE-2018-0171, a critical vulnerability in Cisco’s Smart Install feature that called for immediate mitigation as proof-of-concept code was released publicly. Now, a wave of attacks has moved through data centers across the internet targeting Cisco switches with Smart Install in various countries across the globe. This time around, attackers are (mis)using the Smar ...
Choosing an OT Security Solution? Here Are the 7 Questions to Ask
Look before you leap is excellent advice for security leaders to heed before they select security solutions to reduce Cyber Exposure in Operational Technology (OT) environments. And, who is better qualified to deliver that advice than Gartner? Gartner recently published a research note, 7 Questions SRM Leaders Aren’t Asking OT Security Providers During Technology Selection, to help you define important requirements for OT security that you might have overlooked. I’ll outline how Ten ...
More Visibility into Metrics: Tenable.io Gets New Dashboards
Tenable.io users have been asking for new dashboards to make implementing Cyber Exposure easier, and the Tenable dashboard and reporting teams have delivered. We’ve added five new dashboards to Tenable.io, allowing you to gain more visibility into key topics like vulnerability metrics, risk mitigations and exploit reporting. These five new dashboards are popular dashboards available in SecurityCenter, now upgraded for the Cyber Exposure Lifecycle. Let’s take a peek: #1. Executive Su ...
Microsoft Defends Windows Defender from Remote Code Execution: CVE-2018-0986
Over the years, Microsoft has developed an anti-virus and anti-malware suite of security tools for the Windows environment. However, recently, a critical flaw has been found, which affects Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, or mpengine.dll, the core of Windows Defender in all Windows Defender supported versions of Windows and Windows Server. According to Microsoft, “a remote code execution vulnerability exists when the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine does not properly scan a speciall ...
Nessus Turns 20!
Twenty years ago this week, I released the first public version of Nessus. Little did I know at the time the profound impact it would have both on the industry and on me personally. Over this period of time, Nessus quite literally redefined the vulnerability management industry and profoundly influenced the security industry as a whole. Nessus is one of the most widely used security tools on the market today. I’m very proud to say that Nessus has helped 1.6 million enthusiasts become cyber ...
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