A Guide to Improving Security Through Infrastructure-as-Code

Modern organizations evolved and took the next step when they became digital. Organizations are using cloud and automation to build a dynamic infrastructure to support more frequent product release and faster innovation. This puts pressure on the IT department to do more and deliver faster. Automated cloud infrastructure also requires a new mindset, a change … Continue reading A Guide to Improving Security Through Infrastructure-as-Code

Mitigating the top 10 security threats to GCP using the CIS Google Cloud Platform Foundation Benchmark

As one of the proud contributors to the newest version of the CIS Google Cloud Platform Foundation Benchmark, I wanted to raise awareness about the new version release of this benchmark [1] by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and how it can help a company to set a strong security baseline or foundation for … Continue reading Mitigating the top 10 security threats to GCP using the CIS Google Cloud Platform Foundation Benchmark

Shaking The Foundation of An Online Collaboration Tool: Microsoft 365 Top 5 Attacks vs the CIS Microsoft 365 Foundation Benchmark

As one of the proud contributors to the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Microsoft 365 Foundation Benchmark, I wanted to raise awareness about the new version release by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) released on February 17th, and how it can help a company to have a secure baseline for their Microsoft 365 tenant. … Continue reading Shaking The Foundation of An Online Collaboration Tool: Microsoft 365 Top 5 Attacks vs the CIS Microsoft 365 Foundation Benchmark

Technical Advisory: SQL Injection and Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities in Oracle Communications Diameter Signaling Router (CVE-2020-14787, CVE-2020-14788)

Vendor: Oracle Vendor URL: https://www.oracle.com/ Versions affected: 8.0.0.0-8.4.0.5 Systems Affected: Oracle Communications Diameter Signaling Router CVE Identifier: CVE-2020-14787 (XSS), CVE-2020-14788 (SQL Injection) Advisory URL: https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuoct2020.html Risk: Medium – 6.1 (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N) (SQL injection) Risk: Medium - 5.4 (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N) (Reflected Cross-Site Scripting) Authors: Viktor Gazdag - viktor.gazdag[at]nccgroup[dot]com Ioannis Charalambous - ioannis.charalambous[at]nccgroup[dot]com Summary Based on the Oracle product … Continue reading Technical Advisory: SQL Injection and Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities in Oracle Communications Diameter Signaling Router (CVE-2020-14787, CVE-2020-14788)

Story of a Hundred Vulnerable Jenkins Plugins

Jenkins is an open source tool supporting building, deploying and automating software development and delivery, and can be extended by plugins to introduce additional functionalities like Active Directory authentication, or solve reoccurring tasks such as executing a static code analyser or copying a compiled software to a CIFS share. Similar to WordPress, the core framework … Continue reading Story of a Hundred Vulnerable Jenkins Plugins