F5 Warns of a New Critical BIG-IP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
At Measured Analytics and Insurance, we aim to mitigate cyber risk with technology and education. On a continuous basis, we scan the internet for infrastructure assets that are vulnerable to various cyber security threats. After the F5 BIG-IP vulnerability was first released, we quickly developed a detection capability based on the new vulnerability. We have run the new […]
Five ways to protect yourself against ransomware with backups.
The best way to protect yourself against ransomware is to ensure you have high-quality data in a backup that can be restored. Below we examine some of the most important factors to consider. Ransomware is the fastest-growing cybercrime threat today. Last year, ransomware attacks outstripped theft of payment card information, according to security firm Trustwave. […]
What is MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication)?
MFA is short for multi-factor authentication. It is a multi-layered approach to verifying a user’s identity in order to ensure they can access a protected website, application, network, or other digital systems or perform a protected task within a digital system. The purpose of MFA is to ensure that users successfully present two or more […]
Here are a few things you need to know about the Okta hack.
Okta, a provider of centralized authentication services to thousands of organizations around the world, has now admitted that one of its corporate laptops was hacked in January 2022 and that an attacker (Lapsus$) had access to Okta’s internal network and support tools for five days. Okta’s claim is “that its service remains secure and fully […]
Assessing the impact of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis on Cyber Insurance.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it makes sense to ask: Should America be concerned about cyberattacks right now? There are mixed opinions. By analyzing previous events, we can gain insight into how potential Russian attacks could look. According to Glenn Gerstell, former General Counsel of the United States National Security Agency from 2015 to 2020, […]