- Hackers have shaken the free-software movement that once symbolized the Web’s idealism. Using open-source software without additional controls can expose valuable data to risk, said Chase Cunningham, threat intelligence lead for cloud-computing company FireHost Inc. “It’s like going and buying a safe that a million people have been able to use for the last five years,” he said. “I guarantee at least two or three of them will have figured out how to crack the safe.”
- Russian hackers targeted sensitive documents related to the recent NATO summit in Wales, using a security flaw in Microsoft Windows that affects tens of millions of computers. “When you force an A-actor to move quicker, they’re going to take chances that they would not normally take,” said Jeff Schilling, a former operations chief for the U.S. Army Cyber Command and FireHost’s chief security officer.
- The Health Information Trust Alliance, in collaboration with several healthcare-related organizations including secure cloud provider FireHost, has developed and is piloting an automated early warning system to share cyberthreat intelligence.
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