IoT security threat to become real post-Mirai at RSA Conference 2017
In addition to IoT, experts including Qualys' Chris Carlson pointed to turmoil in global politics being a thread that could present in a number of different ways at the RSA Conference USA 2017. "The EU GDPR will change how organizations approach cybersecurity protection, possibly moving from a mandate or compliance-based approach to a best-practices approach to protecting and defending an organization."
Microsoft Delays Windows Zero Day Patch; Researcher Drops Exploit Code
Qualys' Amol Sarwate explains the risks related to a recent Microsoft Windows Server Message Block vulnerability.
The 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors Of The 2017 Cloud 100
Qualys provides a single integrated security suite for customers and MSPs who want to consolidate their security and compliance solutions onto a single, cloud-based platform. The flagship Qualys Cloud Platform includes asset discovery, network security, threat protection, compliance monitoring and web app security.
Is IoT turning into the Internet of Thugs?
The rise in attacks on connected devices is underscored by the overall rise of vulnerabilities disclosed by companies like Microsoft.
Banks Try to Thwart Hackers, Take Aim at Vendors
Qualys Chief Product Officer Sumedh Thakar discusses the investments Qualys has made to help customers achieve assurance in the company's own security policies.
Is Antivirus Getting Worse?
Qualys Vulnerability Labs Director Amol Sarwate discusses the need for a combination of multiple technologies to help address a threat landscape that now increasingly evades anti-virus technologies.
Oracle Patches Raft of Vulnerabilities in Business Applications
"Oracle updates are huge and touch a wide range of products," said Amol Sarwate, director of vulnerability labs at Qualys. "As compared to older CPUs this was a regular-sized update but is bound to keep administrators busy due to the sheer number of vulnerabilities and products it touches."
2017 IT Forecast: Cloudy With A Chance Of Security Concerns
Jason Kent, VP of product management, Web app security at Qualys, discusses the benefits of hybrid cloud, but warns of security challenges in storing an app's front end in one place and database in another.
Oracle's Monster Security Update: 270 Fixes and Over 100 Remotely Exploitable Flaws
"Security firm Qualys notes that over 100 of the flaws fixed in this update can be used by a remote attacker without requiring credentials."
Microsoft Rings in New Year With Light January Patch Tuesday
"Remote attackers and unauthenticated attackers -- so, an attacker who doesn't have any credentials on the box or anything like that -- [can] send a special request, a special authentication request, to the server, which would cause the server to reboot," said Amol Sarwate, director of vulnerability labs for Qualys Inc., in Redwood City, Calif.
Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Issues Two Critical Fixes
Qualys Director of Vulnerability Labs Amol Sarwate explains howe Microsoft's new security portal is driven by an online database and instead of having to browse through an index of documents, enabling users to sort, search, and filter the database to find details about a specific security bulletin and its associated updates.
Hackers are Having a Field Day with Stolen Credentials
Qualys Vulnerability Labs Director Amol Sarwate summarizes 2016 trends in credential breaches and offers related best practices for software vendors, website owners and end users.