Principles Of External Attack Surface Protection: Discover Everything

Jessica Wong

CEO & Co-Founder of CyCognito. Offensive security expert. Empowering organizations to find and eliminate the paths attackers easily exploit.

Imagine a cybersecurity team that is working hard with the usual tools and best practices. All seems on course for protecting the enterprise attack surface. But there’s an attractive path for attackers to assets the security team doesn’t manage and may not even be aware of.

In this case, which happens to be a true story, a Fortune 500 financial services company prevented exploitation of hidden danger from ransomware. Global operations entailed more than 200 subsidiaries and almost half

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Respiratory study launches to discover how Apple Watch can predict COVID

Jessica Wong

Researchers at the University of Washington have partnered with Apple to study how Apple Watch may be used to predict illnesses such as coronavirus, or flu.

As part of Apple’s series of health partnerships, the company is working with the University of Washington and the Seattle Flu Study. If accepted onto the coronavirus study program, participants will be provided with an Apple Watch.

“The goal of the study is to see if the information collected by the Apple Watch and iPhone can detect early signs of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19,” say the organizers on the recruitment page.

The

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Researchers discover molecular signatures of aging process in mice

Jessica Wong

Researchers have identified molecular signatures of the aging process in mice, publishing their results today in the open-access eLife journal.

Their analyses provide one of the most comprehensive characterisations of the molecular signatures of aging across diverse types of cells from different tissues in a mammal, and will aid future studies on aging and related topics.

Aging leads to the decline of major organs and is the main risk factor for many diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. While previous studies have highlighted different hallmarks of the aging process, the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms remain unclear.

To gain

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Feds Discover Additional Microsoft Exchange Vulnerabilities

Jessica Wong

The U.S. National Security Agency discovered and notified Microsoft of two Exchange Server vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to persistently access and control enterprise networks.

The latest flaws impact on-premises Microsoft Exchange Servers 2013, 2016, and 2019, and could be exploited by adversaries to gain access and maintain persistence on the target host, according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. These flaws are likely to be weaponized, and CISA said there’s high potential they could compromise the integrity and confidentiality of agency information.

“CISA has determined that these vulnerabilities pose an unacceptable risk to the Federal enterprise and require

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Homebuyer Shocked to Discover Half of Property Missing

Jessica Wong

Bishnu Aryal saved for over a decade to pay $700,000 for what looked like his dream property in Sydney.

The mortgage broker, who moved from Nepal to Australia, saved for a deposit on a $398,950 block of land in Edmonson Park, south-west Sydney, to build the house. He later signed a building agreement with construction company Zac Homes in 2016 for a custom off-plan build, which cost him a further $322,000.

But later he got a shock, realizing that what he paid for was a house half the expected size. That wasn’t the only issue — one side of it

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