Resolved: Pinnacle will be partially unavailable

PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: Faculty and staff at all Penn State locations who have access to the Pinnacle application. IT SERVICE(S) IMPACTED: Pinnacle will be partially unavailable DATE AND TIME: Pinnacle will be affected from 8:00 PM ET ib 12/13/18 to 8:30 PM ET on 12/13/2018 NOTES: The Pinnacle application requires the vendor to install […] more…

Kanye West tops the charts for year’s worst password pratfall

Kanye, please keep your “all zeroes! all the time!” password away from the media. And Nutella? No, “Nutella” is NOT a good password. more…

Update now! WordPress 5.0.1 release fixes seven flaws

Don’t delay, update your WordPress website today. more…

Shamoon 3 Targets Energy Sector in Middle East

Italian oil and gas services company Saipem has confirmed that its systems were hit recently by a new variant of the notorious Shamoon malware. Shamoon may have also been used in attacks aimed at other energy sector organizations operating in the Middle East. read more more…

AP Exclusive: Iran Hackers Hunt Nuke Workers, US Officials

LONDON — As U.S. President Donald Trump re-imposed harsh economic sanctions on Iran last month, hackers scrambled to break into personal emails of American officials tasked with enforcing them, The Associated Press has found — another sign of how deeply cyberespionage is embedded into the fabric of U.S.-Iranian relations. read more more…

What is Kali Linux

Offensive Security Introduces Kali Linux Free All-in-One Solution for Professional Security Auditing Popular BackTrack Linux Evolves Into Mature, Enterprise-Ready Penetration Testing Toolkit. Black Hat Europe, Amsterdam – March 13 – Offensive Security today announced the availability of Kali Linux, the evolution of its popular BackTrack Linux, a free security auditing operating system and toolkit. Showcased at Black Hat Europe in Amsterdam, […] more…

McAfee India Hosts NASSCOM’s ‘Cyber Security Gurukul’ – An Exclusive Initiative for Women Professionals

The Cyber Security Gurukul Series is an initiative by the ‘Women Wizards Rule Tech (W2RT)’, a unique program designed exclusively for Women professionals in Core Technologies by noted industry body NASSCOM. Focused specifically on the IT-ITES/BPM, Product and R&D Firms, the key aim of this initiative is to enable women with deeper knowledge various technologies […] more…

Computer chip vulnerabilities discovered

A research team has uncovered significant and previously unknown vulnerabilities in high-performance computer chips that could lead to failures in modern electronics. more…

How to Stay Secure from the Latest Volkswagen Giveaway Scam

You’re scrolling through Facebook and receive a message notification. You open it and see it’s from Volkswagen, claiming that the company will be giving away 20 free vehicles before the end of the year. If you think you’re about to win a new car, think again. This is likely a fake Volkswagen phishing scam, which […] more…

Maintenance: IBM BigFix endpoint clients will be updated

PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: No impact to students, staff, or faculty at any Penn State Location IT SERVICE(S) IMPACTED: IBM BigFix endpoint clients will be updated to version 9.5.9 DATE AND TIME: IBM BigFix endpoint clients will be updated at 5:30 AM ET on 01/02/2019. NOTES: The operations of the endpoints will not be affected. […] more…

Arctic Wolf Acquires Risk Assessment Firm RootSecure

Security operations center (SOC)-as-a-service provider Arctic Wolf Networks this week announced plans to add risk-based vulnerability assessment capabilities to its portfolio, with the acquisition of RootSecure Corp.  read more more…

The Stages Of Security Analysis

An analysis can determine if your network is protected from unwanted intrusion. To perform a security analysis you must develop a plan, perform the audit, then report your findings. Site scans: Test port and application layers against internal defenses Remote Audits: Test external services from attacks (ISP, Hosts, Servers, Etc) Penetration Tests: This tests the […] more…

Kubernetes Security Firm Tigera Raises $30 Million

Tigera, a San Francisco-based company that provides security and compliance solutions for Kubernetes platforms, announced on Wednesday that it raised $30 million in a Series B funding round. read more more…

Russia-Linked Phishing Attacks Hit Government Agencies on Four Continents

A recent campaign attributed to the Russian cyber-espionage group Sofacy hit government agencies in four continents in an attempt to infect them with malware, Palo Alto Networks security researchers say. read more more…

"Operation Sharpshooter" Hits Global Defense, Critical Infrastructure Firms

Global Cyberattack Campaign Hits 87 Organizations Using “Rising Sun” Malware read more more…

Several Vulnerabilities Patched With Release of WordPress 5.0.1

WordPress developers announced on Thursday the availability of version 5.0.1 of the content management system (CMS), which addresses several types of vulnerabilities. read more more…

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