01/13/2021 02:44 PM EST
Original release date: January 13, 2021
CISA is aware of several recent successful cyberattacks against various organizations’ cloud services. Threat actors used a variety of tactics and techniques, including phishing and brute force logins, to attempt to exploit weaknesses in cloud security practices.
In response, CISA has released Analysis Report AR21-013A: Strengthening Security Configurations to Defend Against Attackers Targeting Cloud Services which provides technical details and indicators of compromise to help detect and respond to potential attacks.
CISA encourages users and administrators to review AR21-013A and apply the recommendations to strengthen cloud environment configurations.
Title: Increasing resilience against Solorigate and other sophisticated attacks with Microsoft Defender
Published On (YYYY-dd-MM): 2021-14-01
This blog is a guide for security administrators using Microsoft 365 Defender and Azure Defender to identify and implement security configuration and posture improvements that harden enterprise environments against Solorigate’s attack patterns.
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Original release date: January 14, 2021
Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Cisco products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. For updates addressing lower severity vulnerabilities see the Cisco Security Advisories page.
CISA encourages users and administrators to review the following Cisco Advisories and apply the necessary updates:
Zyxel has released a patch for the hardcoded credential vulnerability of firewalls and AP controllers recently reported by researchers from EYE Netherlands. Users are advised to install the applicable firmware updates for optimal protection.
What is the vulnerability?
A hardcoded credential vulnerability was identified in the “zyfwp” user account in some Zyxel firewalls and AP controllers. The account was designed to deliver automatic firmware updates to connected access points through FTP
What versions are vulnerable—and what should you do?
After a thorough investigation, we’ve identified the vulnerable products and are releasing firmware patches to address the issue, as shown in the table below. For optimal protection, we urge users to install the applicable updates. For those not listed, they are not affected. Contact your local Zyxel support team if you require further assistance.
|Affected product series||Patch available in|
|ATP series running firmware ZLD V4.60||ZLD V4.60 Patch1 in Dec. 2020|
|USG series running firmware ZLD V4.60||ZLD V4.60 Patch1 in Dec. 2020|
|USG FLEX series running firmware ZLD V4.60||ZLD V4.60 Patch1 in Dec. 2020|
|VPN series running firmware ZLD V4.60||ZLD V4.60 Patch1 in Dec. 2020|
|NXC2500 running firmware V6.00 through V6.10||V6.10 Patch1 on Jan. 8, 2021|
|NXC5500 running firmware V6.00 through V6.10||V6.10 Patch1 on Jan. 8, 2021|
Title: Terranova Security Gone Phishing Tournament reveals continued weak
spot in cybersecurity
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Title: Data Connector Health - Push Notification Alerts
Overview: This enhanced solution builds on the existing “Connector Health Workbook” described in this video. The Logic App leverages underlying KQL queries to provide you with an option to configure “Push notifications” to e-mail and/or a Microsoft Teams channel based on user defined anomaly scores as well as time since the last “Heartbeat” from Virtual Machines connected to the workspace. Below is a detailed description of how the rule and the logic app are put together. The solution is available for deployment from the official Azure Sentinel GitHub repo on this link .
Title: Becoming resilient by understanding cybersecurity risks: Part 2
Overview: Whilst this may be uncomfortable reading, the ability to pre-empt and respond quickly to these attacks is now an organizational imperative that requires a level of close collaboration and integration throughout your organization (which may not have happened to date).
Title: A breakthrough year for passwordless technology
Overview: Learn how Microsoft and its partners are advancing IAM through secure passwordless access.
Title: A “quick wins” approach to securing Azure Active Directory and
Office 365 and improving your security posture
Overview: This blog post will explain simple Microsoft security defaults and Secure Score—two features you should take advantage of that are easy to utilize and can significantly improve security in Azure AD and Office 365 configurations.
Title: New Advanced Hunting data source assists recent nation-state
Overview: We are happy to announce the availability of a new data source in Microsoft 365 Defender Advanced Hunting.
Title: Announcing new Microsoft Information Protection capabilities to
know and protect your sensitive data
Overview: Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) is a built-in, intelligent, unified, and extensible solution to protect sensitive data in documents and emails across your organization. MIP provides a unified set of capabilities to know and protect your data and prevent data loss across Microsoft 365 apps (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook), services (e.g., Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Exchange, Power BI), on-premises locations (e.g., SharePoint Server, on-premises files shares), devices, and third-party apps and services (e.g., Box and Dropbox).
Title: Collaborative innovation on display in Microsoft’s insider risk
Overview: Partnering with organizations like Carnegie Mellon University allows us to bring their rich research and insights to our products and services, so customers can fully benefit from our breadth of signals.
Title: New Threat analytics report shares the latest intelligence on
recent nation-state cyber attacks
Overview: Microsoft security researchers have been investigating and responding to the recent nation-state cyber-attack involving a supply-chain compromise followed by cloud assets compromise.
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