Threat Update | GNU C Library (glibc) Vulnerability: "GHOST"
A new UNIX vulnerability has been published - CVE-2015-0235. This is a critical vulnerability within the GNU C library (glibc) that allows an attacker the ability to execute malicious code. The vulnerability lies within the “_gethostbyname” function call, hence the name GHOST. This vulnerability is present in nearly all versions of glibc as far back as glibc-2.2 (Released in November... Read More
Blank Check for Cyber Security?
Bloomberg recently released an article in which Bank of America CEO Brian T. Moynihan stated, “The only place that doesn’t have a budget constraint is that area (cyber security) because how would I know how to assess, why would I take my judgment and say you could do this cheaper”. This blank cheque approach is not surprising given that 2014... Read More
2014: The Year of The Breach
Many are considering 2014 to be the year of the breach. We saw targeted attacks against large corporations, infrastructures and government systems. The FBI reported that organizations believing they have never been attacked likely already have, and highlighted the power of malware, capable of remaining dormant in systems for for many months exfiltrating critical data. We have seen significant increases... Read More
January 9, 2015 Security News
Cloud Computing in Canada: Robert Herjavec On The World Of IT Privacy
Mediaplanet sat down with Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO of Herjavec Group and leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit Shark Tank for an exclusive interview. Today, Herjavec Group is recognized as a global leader in information security specializing in managed security services, compliance, incident response, and remediation efforts for enterprise level organizations. In this exclusive, he shares his experiences... Read More
A New Cold War
We’re facing a new cold war. Robert Herjavec & Matt Anthony discuss the rising threat of targeted attacks in Herjavec Group’s latest Thought Leadership Blog. Senator John McCain issued a statement saying that cyber security is the least understood, most dangerous element of the US’ national security today. With the recent attacks on Sony, there has been a pivotal change in... Read More
Threat Update | Network Time Protocol Vulnerabilities
Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize time between systems. Keeping time synchronized is important in the operation and logging information between systems. There are multiple vulnerabilities in NTP in versions prior to 4.2.8. These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to run software with privileges of the NTP software. It is recommended that versions of NTP software be upgraded... Read More
Threat Update | X.Org Security Advisory
This advisory outlines vulnerabilities affecting servers running "X Windows", a graphical user interface common in Unix, Linux and related platforms, and less commonly on MS Windows computers when installed by end-users. This is rated CRITICAL due to the possibility of denial of service attacks or the possibility of allowing unauthorized and undesirable programs to execute. There are effective controls and... Read More
Matt Anthony, VP of Remediation Security Services at Herjavec Group shares his views on managing risk. Prior to joining Herjavec Group, Matt held numerous leadership positions focused in enterprise security programs, most recently at Alberta Health Services, a $14 billion, 115,000 seat enterprise. Matt has been at the forefront of the information security practice for many years, building and implementing... Read More
Have We Entered the Age of Brand Terrorism?
Have We Entered the Age of Brand Terrorism? Why foreign operatives have their sights set on America's famous brand names Originally posted on AdWeek November 30, 2014 By Robert Klara In October, FBI director James Comey no doubt caused a sleepless night for many an executive when he told CBS' 60 Minutes that "there are two kinds of big companies in the United States... Read More
Robert Herjavec on ABC News
New Warning From the FBI: You Will Be Hacked ABC News reports that over 500 million financial records have been breached this year. The FBI advises it is not a matter of if you will be hacked, it is a matter of when. Hear from Herjavec Group Founder & CEO Robert Herjavec in the following reel from ABC News. Subscribe... Read More