Insights on the Cybersecurity Community

Jen Greco

Jen brings her journalism background to the Connection blog, digging up the latest updates in the industry and engaging with subject-matter experts for topical interviews.

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This Week in Cyber News: Catching the Bad Guys

Jan 19, 2022 11:37:32 AM / by Jen Greco posted in Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

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This week in cyber news, we're heading over to the former Soviet Union for a peek at a bunch of bad guys getting their just desserts, hearing an official CISA update on log4j, and more news topics. Wondering where the Data Connectors Cybersecurity Community will be this week? Read on for your can't-miss events.

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Around the Community: Partner Blogs

Jan 17, 2022 3:50:11 PM / by Jen Greco posted in Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

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Welcome to this week’s Community Partner Roundup, where we take a look at what’s happening on our partners’ blogs. Looking for deeper insights? Catch up with these and many other solution providers at the Salt Lake City Cybersecurity Conference on Jan. 27.

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Cybersecurity Failures Among Top International Risks: World Economic Forum

Jan 12, 2022 9:54:55 PM / by Jen Greco posted in Industry News

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If you were feeling optimistic about the direction 2022 is going, the World Economic Forum’s “Global Risk Report” is here to quell that sunny disposition.

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This Week in Cyber: The Year of Cryptomining?

Jan 10, 2022 10:18:18 PM / by Jen Greco posted in Industry News, Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

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This Week in Cyber takes a look at a few of the top news stories across the industry. Plus, get a peek at what's coming up on the Data Connectors Community calendar.

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Expert on US, Chinese Relations Offers Insights for Cyber Industry

Jan 5, 2022 11:15:45 AM / by Jen Greco

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As an international expert on US and Chinese relations, Data Connectors’ featured keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan Ward spent most of 2021 discussing the intricate politics of these two nations for television audiences on behalf of the Atlas Organization

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In Case You Missed It: Log4j’s Holiday Week

Dec 29, 2021 11:40:42 AM / by Jen Greco posted in Industry News, Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

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Fifth Patch Released: Log4j continues to make news during the final week of 2021, as Apache issues the fifth patch, 2.17.1, since the initial vulnerability was uncovered earlier this month.

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DHS Bug Bounty Program Offers Cash for Vulnerabilities

Dec 29, 2021 10:48:47 AM / by Jen Greco posted in Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

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Did you resolve to pull in some extra cash in the new year? Ethical hackers have heaps of options.

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Third Party Risk Assessment Gains Importance Following Log4j

Dec 21, 2021 9:56:25 AM / by Jen Greco posted in Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

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Thanks to the log4j vulnerabilities, businesses across the world got a not-so-friendly reminder earlier this month, that it’s vital to ensure that all third-party software within the organization is assessed frequently. 

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Patch Released for Second Log4j Vulnerability

Dec 16, 2021 4:03:53 PM / by Jen Greco posted in Industry News, Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

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A second log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-45046) was uncovered on Dec. 15 and has already been patched. In the description, it is stated that the original fix to address CVE-2021-44228 “was incomplete in certain non-default configurations.” The release of log4j 2.16.0 fixed the issue by removing support for message lookup patterns, according to the CVE record.

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A Look Back at 2021

Dec 13, 2021 2:45:00 PM / by Jen Greco posted in Industry News, Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

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One might think after a year like 2020, anything that may follow would be a breeze, but 2021 hasn’t been the easiest year for cybersecurity professionals, thanks to widespread attacks and ever-changing threats from advanced actors. Our community has responded to these threats seeking out ways to navigate them, with help from the experts. 

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