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Windows XP Alive & Well in ICS/SCADA Networks

End-of-life for XP support not raising many red flags in critical infrastructure environments, where patching is the exception. Read more

Apr 10, 2014

Windows XP Deadline Slows PC Market Decline

Gartner and IDC analysts say PC shipments continue to be under pressure by the popularity of smartphones and tablets. Read more

Apr 9, 2014

See If Sites You Use are Vulnerable to Heartbleed and How to Change Passwords

A flaw in the most popular web encryption system could leave people vulnerable to data theft according to security researchers. Read more

Apr 9, 2014

Which Sites Have Patched the Heartbleed Bug?

We compiled a list of the top 100 sites across the Web, and checked to see if the Heartbleed bug was patched. Read more

Apr 9, 2014

Rest in Peace, Windows XP

This is the end. Your Windows XP computer will get its last update today. Read more

Apr 8, 2014

Microsoft drops Windows XP support

Microsoft ended support of Windows XP on Tuesday, leaving the many still clinging to the outdated software exposed to cyberattacks. Read more

Apr 8, 2014

Hackers Lurking in Vents and Soda Machines

Companies scrambling to seal up their systems from hackers and government snoops are having to look in the unlikeliest of places for vulnerabilities. Read more

Apr 7, 2014

Microsoft Issues Emergency Fix it for Exploited 0-day Vulnerability in Word

Microsoft yesterday issued an advisory and Fix it for a vulnerability in Word that is already being exploited in 'limited, targeted attacks.' Read more

Mar 25, 2014

Outlook Users Face Zero-Day Attack

Simply previewing maliciously crafted RTF documents in Outlook triggers exploit of bug present in Windows and Mac versions of Word, Microsoft warns. Read more

Mar 25, 2014

Windows XP Hackers Prep for April 8 End of Patching

A huge opportunity for hackers to infiltrate thousands of SMBs and enterprises is about to open up. Read more

Mar 25, 2014

Building Management Security

Terry McCorkle, Product Manager, Vulnerability Management, Qualys, discusses flaws in building management security that most people are not aware of. Read more

Mar 14, 2014

Understanding the Top 20 Critical Security Controls

In this podcast, Wolfgang Kandek, CTO at Qualys, talks about the 20 Critical Security Controls, which provide proven guidelines for protecting IT environments. Read more

Mar 10, 2014

Microsoft to Push out Penultimate XP Patch on March Patch Tuesday

Plus: A fix for hacker's delight IE 0-day... Read more

Mar 7, 2014

Microsoft to Release Critical IE Patch Next Week

Microsoft plans to release five security bulletins next week for this month's Patch Tuesday Read more

Mar 6, 2014

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft to address IE problems

As end of support nears for Windows XP it gets patched, too Read more

Mar 6, 2014

The Security of Embedded Devices

In this podcast recorded at RSA Conference 2014, Billy Rios, Director of Threat Intelligence at Qualys, provides an understanding of these systems Read more

Mar 5, 2014

Qualys, SANS Launch Free Cloud Service to Halt Top Cyberattacks

Qualys Inc. has teamed up with the SANS Institute and the Council on CyberSecurity on a free service to help enterprises implement the Top 4 Security Controls Cloud Service to ward off cyberattacks Read more

Mar 5, 2014

Window XP’s Lingering and Troubling Market Share

Market share numbers for February are out, and it looks like XP is set to die standing up with nearly a third of the global OS market in its grip Read more

Mar 4, 2014

RSA Conference 2014: Qualys Adds Cloud-based Continuous Monitoring and Web App Firewall

At this week's RSA Conference in San Francisco, Qualys has unveiled a pair of new security offerings meant to enhance companies’ cloud security profiles. Read more

Feb 27, 2014

Qualys Introduces Cloud-based Continuous Monitoring

Qualys this week added Continuous Monitoring to its flagship QualysGuard suite of applications for security and compliance. Read more

Feb 26, 2014

Free Tool Helps Fend off Most Cyber Attacks

Qualys announced that it has collaborated with the SANS Institute and the Council on CyberSecurity to release a new free tool to help organizations implement the Top 4 Critical Security Controls to fend off attacks. Read more

Feb 26, 2014

Avoid 85% of Cyber Attacks with Free Tool from Qualys

Qualys introduced Qualys Top 4—a free tool to help companies address the four most important controls from the 20 Critical Security Controls. Read more

Feb 26, 2014

Windows EMET Tool Guards Against Java Exploits

Microsoft unveiled the technology preview of EMET 5.0 at the RSA Conference in San Francisco Read more

Feb 26, 2014

Qualys Goes Live With Web Application Firewall

Qualys today said that its QualysGuard Web Application Firewall (WAF) service for web applications running in Amazon EC2 and on-premise is now available. Read more

Feb 25, 2014

Qualys Introduces Cloud Continuous Monitoring

Qualys has been morphing its products to better address the needs of modern enterprises who now have to cope with distributed applications and a far more complex security risk profile than before. Read more

Feb 25, 2014

Daily News Digest- 25th Feb- RSA News Round-up

Here we are on day two of RSA and the news has been rolling in. We have rounded up a selection of announcements for the IT Security Guru. Read more

Feb 25, 2014

Qualys Introduces Continuous Monitoring Cloud Service

Qualys introduced Continuous Monitoring, the most recent addition to its QualysGuard Cloud Platform Read more

Feb 25, 2014

Security at Scale for the Enterprise: Borrowing a Page from Home Security Handbooks

Guest blog from Qualys CEO Philippe Courtot Read more

Feb 23, 2014

Qualys Chief Talks Network Security

Philippe Courtot surveys the landscape as high profile hacking and M&A premiums increase the market value of cybersecurity technology companies Read more

Feb 21, 2014

Microsoft, Adobe Release Emergency 0-Day Fixes

For the second time in a month Adobe has released an out-of-band emergency fix for a Flash vulnerability. Read more

Feb 21, 2014

Microsoft, Windows Crash Report Reveal New APT, POS Attacks

Researchers discover zero-day attacks after studying the contents of various "Dr. Watson" error reports Read more

Feb 19, 2014

How the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Can Help Secure the Enterprise

Now that the National Institute of Standards and Technology has finalized the much-discussed cybersecurity framework, organizations can use it as the guideline for measuring how well their systems are secured. Read more

Feb 14, 2014

Hacked X-Rays Could Make TSA Scanners Useless

New research suggests a weapons-detection feature found in airport x-ray machines could be subverted to mask weapons or other contraband hidden in carry-ons. Read more

Feb 12, 2014

Microsoft Addresses Critical IE Vulnerabilities for Patch Tuesday

Administrators hoping to slack off a bit for this month’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday will have no opportunity to do so. Read more

Feb 11, 2014

February 2014 Patch Tuesday: Late Additions Include Fixes for IE Flaws

Microsoft uncharacteristically included two late additions to its February 2014 Patch Tuesday release today Read more

Feb 11, 2014

TSA Carry-On Baggage Scanners Easy To Hack

Researchers reveal weak security that could allow malicious insiders or attackers to spoof the contents of carry-on baggage Read more

Feb 11, 2014

Hacked X-Rays Could Slip Guns Past Airport Security

Could a threat-simulation feature found in airport x-ray machines around the country be subverted to mask weapons or other contraband hidden in a traveler’s carry-on? Read more

Feb 11, 2014

Patch Tuesday Preview: February 2014

Microsoft yesterday released its advance notification of the content of next week's monthly Patch Tuesday security bulletins. Read more

Feb 7, 2014

Microsoft to Release Five Fixes and Restrict MD5 Hash on Patch Tuesday

Microsoft's upcoming Patch Tuesday will bring five fixes to vulnerabilities that could allow for remote code execution, elevation of privilege, information disclosure and denial-of-service. Read more

Feb 7, 2014

Target Hack Shows Danger of Remotely Accessible HVAC Systems

Qualys says about 55,000 Internet-connected heating systems lack adequate security Read more

Feb 7, 2014

Patch Tuesday: Windows 8, Exchange in Danger

Two critical patches, again nothing for Internet Explorer Read more

Feb 6, 2014

Building Control Systems to can be Pathway to Target-like Attack

Credentials stolen from automation and control providers were used in Target hack Read more

Feb 6, 2014

Heat System Called Door to Target for Hackers

Investigators say they believe they have identified the entry point through which hackers got into Target’s systems Read more

Feb 6, 2014

A Case for Opportunistic Encryption on the Web

After scanning about 90 million websites, Qualys Director of Engineering Ivan Ristic describes the challenges to securing websites Read more

Feb 5, 2014

Accuvant, Qualys Launch Vulnerability Service

Accuvant, arguably one of the more successful solution providers in the North America market, is launching its VMS based on the QualysGuard Cloud Platform to provide its managed service customers with active and ongoing vulnerability scanning and remediation support. Read more

Feb 4, 2014

Growing Threat Environment Spurs Security Software

The spiraling growth of the Internet has helped companies strengthen their relations with customers and vendors. It has also provided a haven for criminal hackers seeking new ways to steal customer credit card numbers, bank account numbers and other sensitive data. Read more

Jan 31, 2014

The Top 10 Cloud-Based Security Tools to Protect Your Network in a Hurry

You need to get security measures in place and fast. We talked to experts in the security community to compile this initial list of the top-tier providers. Read more

Jan 30, 2014

Stumbling Blocks That Faceplant Security Analytics Programs

Understanding the people and process problems that get in the way of analytics effectiveness Read more

Jan 28, 2014

Security Software Maker Qualys Hires Yousuf Khan as CIO

Security software maker Qualys has hired Yousuf Khan as CIO to support the company’s global push into threat prevention. Read more

Jan 22, 2014

Lumension and Qualys Offer Combined Vulnerability Management Solution

Lumension and Qualys have announced a partnership to provide customers with comprehensive vulnerability assessment and patch management solutions. Read more

Jan 21, 2014

SRA to help government agencies with cybersecurity

Companies, including Qualys, have been contracted for the Department of Homeland Security's Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program Read more

Jan 21, 2014

January 2014 Oracle CPU Fixes 36 Java Vulnerabilities, 144 Total

Oracle's first quarterly Critical Patch Update of 2014 included fixes for 144 total vulnerabilities last week in a wide range of its software Read more

Jan 21, 2014

Don't be a DDoS Dummy: Patch Your NTP Servers, Plead Infosec Bods

Popular attack method could be stopped with a config tweak Read more

Jan 21, 2014

Oracle Joins Adobe, Microsoft in Giant January Patch Tuesday

It's a trifecta of software patches, with Microsoft, Adobe, and Oracle all releasing security updates on the same day. Read more

Jan 15, 2014

Microsoft Patches Word Flaw; Oracle Repairs Java Errors

Microsoft, Oracle and Adobe Systems issued security updates this week, giving system administrators plenty of work to do as part of the first round of patches issued in 2014. Read more

Jan 15, 2014

Microsoft Starts 2014 With Four Security Advisories

For the first time in more than a year, Microsoft is not including an Internet Explorer patch in a Patch Tuesday update. Is that a cause for concern? Read more

Jan 14, 2014

10 Common Misconceptions About Security Professionals

When it comes to working in security, there are plenty of misconceptions in the public Read more

Jan 14, 2014

Patch Tuesday: Fairly Quiet on the Microsoft Front

Security analysts advise applying critical Oracle and Adobe patches before the Microsoft ones Read more

Jan 14, 2014

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Brings Fixes to Office, Windows

The first Patch Tuesday of 2014 is a light beginning to the year with four important and no critical bulletins. Read more

Jan 14, 2014

Light January 2014 Patch Tuesday Offers Fix for Windows XP Zero Day

Microsoft started the new year with four relatively light bulletins Read more

Jan 14, 2014

Patch Tuesday Preview: January 2014

Microsoft is extending the holiday period for Sys Admins this month Read more

Jan 10, 2014

Top 5 IT Risk Management Resolutions For 2014

Priorities for improving risk management practices for better security in the coming year Read more

Jan 9, 2014

Critics Cut Deep on Yahoo Mail Encryption Rollout

Yahoo rolled out HTTPs by default this week for its email service, bringing it in line with other Internet companies that have been securing users’ communication for years Read more

Jan 9, 2014

Microsoft Plans the Lightest Patch Tuesday in Years

Microsoft issued its advance notification for next week’s Patch Tuesday, and it only includes four security bulletins—and none of them are Critical. Read more

Jan 9, 2014

Yahoo Email Encyrption Standard Needs Work

The company's HTTPS implementation still needs some improvements, security expert says Read more

Jan 8, 2014

How Windows 'Crash Dumps' Aid Defenders

The NSA is reportedly using crash dumps to collect feedback on its attempts to exploit flaws in targeted companies and networks, but crash dumps still remain a successful defensive technology Read more

Jan 7, 2014

Network Baseline Information Key to Detecting Anomalies

Establishing 'normal' behaviors, traffics, and patterns across the network makes it easier to spot previously unknown bad behavior Read more

Jan 3, 2014

Snapchat Breach Seen as Startup Growing Pains

Experts say breach a sign of prioritizing growth over security Read more

Jan 2, 2014

CISO: The Great Enabler?

The CISO role is now working with lines of business, says Arthur Lessard, CISO, Universal Music Group. Read more

Jan 2, 2014

How to Migrate from Windows XP Before Microsoft Pulls the Plug

April 8, 2014 is when Microsoft will officially end support for Windows XP. You may be perfectly happy with your XP system, but it's now time to move on to either Windows 7 or Windows 8. Here's how. Read more

Jan 2, 2014

Small Tech Best Placed To Take On Big Brother

The lesson of 2013 was that there are grievous flaws in security systems once thought virtually impenetrable. Business needs better protection. The most credible providers may be smaller tech players. Read more

Jan 2, 2014

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