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Michael Assraf

CEO @ Vicarius

How To Secure Your Computer for #ComputerSecurityDay?

Vicarius’ TOPIA is the best-in-class enterprise software to prioritize, reduce and act against cyber risks and vulnerabilities. However, it’s main use is with corporate organizations and large-scale networks. For everyone else and for #ComputerSecurityDay, we came up with simple and easy actions you can take to reduce risk immediately, mitigate vulnerabilities, and protect your privacy and anonymity online.

In: #protect

The Linux 'sudo' Flaw is the Real Deal

In October of 2019, a flaw was found in sudo, a core command utility that is an integral part of all Linux distributions. This vulnerability allows Linux users to gain access as a root (admin) user and run commands that would otherwise be restricted to them. With a low level of difficulty for exploitation and a CVSS score of 7.8, this sudo flaw is the real deal.

In: #patching

Vicarius Named 2020 TAG Cyber Distinguished Vendor

New York, NY – Sept. 24, 2019 – Vicarius, a leading provider of software to protect against exploitation, announces today its selection by TAG Cyber as a Distinguished Vendor in this year’s 2020 Security Annual.

9.8 CVSS on an App Downloaded 3B+ Times?

In July 2019, a severe vulnerability was found in VLC, an extremely popular media player, used to playback different types of videos on computers and mobile phones. VLC boasts impressive total downloads of over 3 billion, and the vulnerability has a highly critical CVE score of 9.8, making this one of the most dangerous and substantial cyber threats to date.

What Is An Attack Surface?

In 2017, there were over 130 large-scale, targeted breaches in the U.S., and the numbers are growing every year by 27%. Professionals are always saying there is no such thing as perfect security. If this is true, then why aren’t all cyber vulnerabilities being exploited? It all has to do with what it's worth for the attacker. But to make sure the cost to exploit your organization outweighs the benefits, you need to understand the concept of an “attack surface.”

In: #attack

Could Equifax’ 2017 Data Breach Be Avoided?

In 2017, sensitive information of over 140m US consumers was stolen from the major credit bureau -- Equifax. This was due to a known software bug within the Apache Struts framework, a popular application used by web developers to host Java applications, which was in use by the Equifax' IT infrastructure.

In: #attack

A Cybersecurity Expert's Impression of Infosecurity Europe 2019

For those of you who were one of the 20,000 security professionals to attend this year’s Infosecurity Europe expo, we hope you had as great of a time as we did! And for those of you who didn’t attend, here is the breakdown of what you’ve missed:

Vicarius and Wise Solutions - Reaching New Heights With IT

With information technology taking over the world, across almost every industry, there is no surprise that more companies are looking for advice on how to use these technologies to better their results. This is where Wise Solutions comes into play -- Helping organizations reach new heights with IT.

In: #mssp

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