Week in review: Attackers trying to access Check Point VPNs, NIST CSF 2.0 security metrics evolution

RansomLord: Open-source anti-ransomware exploit toolRansomLord is an open-source tool that automates the creation of PE files, which are used to exploit ransomware pre-encryption.
Attackers are probing Check Point Remote Access VPN devicesAttackers are trying to gain access to Check Point VPN devices via local accounts protected only by passwords, the company has warned on Monday.
How to combat alert fatigue in cybersecurityIn this Help Net Security interview, Ken Gramley, CEO at Stamus Networks, discusses the primary causes of alert fatigue in cybersecurity and DevOps environments.
The evolution of security metrics for NIST CSF 2.0Combining effective use of metrics plus a deeper understanding of how security processes play out is the best way to build more security agility and enable teams to react more quickly and effectively.
Check Point VPN zero-day exploited since beginning of AprilAttackers have been exploiting CVE-2024-24919, a zero-day vulnerability in Check Point Security Gateways, to pinpoint and extract password hashes for local accounts, which they then used to move laterally in the target organizations' network.
Encrypted Notepad: Open-source text editorEncrypted Notepad, an open-source text editor, ensures your files are saved and loaded encrypted with AES-256.
Cybersecurity jobs available right now: May 29, 2024We've scoured the market to bring you a selection of roles that span various skill levels within the cybersecurity field.
Check out this weekly selection of cybersecurity jobs available right now.
Chronon: Open-source data platform for AI/ML applicationsChronon is an open-source, end-to-end feature platform designed for machine learning teams to build, deploy, manage, and monitor data pipelines for machine learning.
NIST says NVD will be back on track by September 2024The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded a contract for an unnamed company/organization to help them process incoming Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures for inclusion in the National Vulnerability Database, the agency has announced on Wednesday.
Moonstone Sleet: A new North Korean threat actorMicrosoft has named yet another state-aligned threat actor: Moonstone Sleet, which engages in cyberespionage and ransomware attacks to further goals of the North Korean regime.
How fraudsters stole $37 million from Coinbase Pro usersA convincing phishing page and some over-the-phone social engineering allowed a group of crooks to steal over $37 million from unlucky Coinbase Pro users.
PoC exploits for critical FortiSIEM command execution flaws releasedHorizon3.
Ai researches have released proof-of-concept exploits for CVE-2024-23108 and CVE-2023-34992, vulnerabilities that allow remote, unauthenticated command execution as root on certain Fortinet FortiSIEM appliances.
Avoiding the cybersecurity blame gameCyber risk management has many components.
Cybersecurity teams gear up for tougher challenges in 2024In this Help Net Security video, Tom Gorup, VP of Security Services at Edgio, discusses the continually changing threat landscape.
Human error still perceived as the Achilles' heel of cybersecurityWhile fears of cyber attacks continue to rise, CISOs demonstrate increasing confidence in their ability to defend against these threats, reflecting a significant shift in the cybersecurity landscape, according to Proofpoint.
NIST unveils ARIA to evaluate and verify AI capabilities, impactsThe National Institute of Standards and Technology is launching a new testing, evaluation, validation and verification program intended to help improve understanding of artificial intelligence's capabilities and impacts.
34% of organizations lack cloud cybersecurity skillsIncident response today is too time consuming and manual, leaving organizations vulnerable to damage due to their inability to efficiently investigate and respond to identified threats, according to Cado Security.
Digital ID adoption: Implementation and security concernsAs digital transformation accelerates, understanding how businesses are preparing for and implementing digital ID technologies is crucial for staying ahead in security and efficiency, according to Regula.


This Cyber News was published on www.helpnetsecurity.com. Publication date: Sun, 02 Jun 2024 08:13:06 +0000


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