Title: Microsoft Cloud App Security User Interface Updates
Overview: In the coming months, Cloud App Security will be updating its UI to provide a more consistent experience across Microsoft 365 security portals.
Title: Protect your Box
environment and Data using Microsoft Cloud App Security
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Title: What’s new: Dedicated clusters for Azure Sentinel
Overview: If you ingest over 1Tb per day into your Azure Sentinel workspace and/or have multiple Azure Sentinel workspaces in your Azure enrolment, you may want to consider migrating to a dedicated cluster, a recent addition to the deployment options for Azure Sentinel.
Microsoft alerts across data sources in Azure Sentinel
Overview: In today’s security operation centers (SOCs), analysts have a large set of security solutions that they leverage to protect their organization and monitor activity. However, when setting up a SIEM it is challenging to prioritize what data to ingest and what protections each solution provides. SOCs must consider size and cost of ingestion, detections, and necessary use cases for each data source they would like to connect to their SIEM. Because of these considerations, SOCs should focus on ingesting data that is critical and has a low level of overlap to reduce the probability of double ingestion
Deep dive into the Solorigate second-stage activation: From SUNBURST to
TEARDROP and Raindrop
Overview: One missing link in the complex Solorigate attack chain is the handover from the Solorigate DLL backdoor to the Cobalt Strike loader. How exactly does the jump from the Solorigate backdoor (SUNBURST) to the Cobalt Strike loader (TEARDROP, Raindrop, and others) happen? What code gets triggered, and what indicators should defenders look for?
Title: What’s new:
Managed Identity for Azure Sentinel Logic Apps connector
Overview: Now available: Grant permissions directly to a playbook to operate on Azure Sentinel, instead of creating additional identities.
Title: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: Automation defaults are changing
Overview: We are excited to announce that we are about to increase our customers’ protection by upgrading the default automation level of our Microsoft Defender for Endpoint customers who have opted into public previews from Semi - require approval for any remediation to Full – remediate threats automatically.
The dynamic duo: How to build a red and blue team to strengthen your
cybersecurity, Part 2
In this blog Jake Williams, Founder of Rendition InfoSec shares his insights on the 2020 threat landscape—who to watch for and why—and offers cybersecurity guidance and best practices on how to structure and evolve red and blue teaming within your organization.
Free Training in Azure Sentinel
EDPB Publishes Guidelines on Examples Regarding Data Breach Notification
On January 18, 2021, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) released draft Guidelines 01/2021 on Examples regarding Data Breach Notification (the “Guidelines”). The Guidelines complement the initial Guidelines on personal data breach notification under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) adopted by the Article 29 Working Party in February 2018. The new draft Guidelines take into account supervisory authorities’ common experiences with data breaches since the GDPR became applicable in May 2018. The EDPB’s aim is to assist data controllers in deciding how to handle data breaches, including by identifying the factors that they must take into account when conducting risk assessments to determine whether a breach must be reported to relevant supervisory authorities and/or the affected data subjects.
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01/21/2021 07:13 AM EST
Original release date: January 21, 2021
CISA and the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) are aware of multiple vulnerabilities affecting Dnsmasq version 2.82 and prior. Dnsmasq is a widely-used, open-source software that provides Domain Name Service forwarding and caching and is common in Internet-of-Things (IoT) and other embedded devices. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.
CISA encourages users and vendors of IoT and embedded devices that use Dnsmasq to review CERT/CC VU#434904 and CISA ICSA-21-019-01 21 for more information and to apply the necessary update. Refer to vendors for appropriate patches, when available.
Attackers Exploit Poor Cyber Hygiene to Compromise Cloud Security Environments
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|