CompTIA has updated its vendor-neutral networking certification program Network+ by adding new areas of emphasis, including IP addressing, connecting networks, wireless standards, network availability and network security. According to the IT trade association, these updates are designed to validate an IT pro’s fluency in modern networking and security technologies and build a foundation for early […]
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College football team names and mascots appear more than 77 million times on breached password lists, according to SPECOPS.
According to a new study, over 90% of IT teams feel pressured to compromise security if it benefits their organization’s business continuity, reinforcing the narrative that remote and hybrid work practices are not conducive to a strong cybersecurity posture. The findings come from the HP Wolf Security study, Rebellions & Rejections, that uncovers workforce security […]
Microsoft is warning of a new zero-day vulnerability in Windows MSHTML that allows attackers to perform remote code execution via a malicious ActiveX control and a Microsoft Office document. Microsoft and CISA issued warnings about the vulnerability this week, with both saying the vulnerability has been exploited in the wild. It has been assigned to […]
It took me just a few months into writing about the world of IT to realize that I was the annoying end user that admins love to complain about. I looked for ways to communicate with my organization’s IT professionals outside of the preferred channels, I asked for urgency with every request, used my work […]
CISOs must be able to clearly communicate cybersecurity to the board in today’s evolving business and tech landscape.
CISA has added the use of single-factor authentication for remote or admin access to its list of “Bad Practices.”
Microsoft is warning thousands of its customers of a vulnerability in Azure that left customer data – including for several Fortune 500 companies – completely exposed. Cloud security company Wiz said in lengthy and detailed post that the flaw – dubbed Chaos DB – is in Azure’s Cosmos DB database. A successful exploit would give […]
Tech companies pledge to invest in new cyber security initiatives, such as improving security through tech supply chains at White House meeting.
System administrators and other IT professionals are urged to apply Microsoft’s May 2021 security updates as threat actors are actively exploiting a previous vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said over the weekend that multiple threat actors are exploiting three ProxyShell Vulnerabilities, which could allow an attacker to install […]