Cybersecurity blog

Vulnerabilities in open source software have made headlines and caused security issues for many organizations. What should we be thinking about open source? How can we better manage it? How can these organizations do better next time?

Cybersecurity goes hand in hand with compliance. And compliance is often tied to reviewers or auditors. The task of auditors is to determine whether an organization meets the requirements of any standard (cybersecurity standard because that is our theme). To accomplish this, they employ several types of verification activities, and these activities more often than not result in a request to prove that control X accomplishes what is required by the standard.

A critical vulnerability present in all current versions of Windows and Windows server was discovered on September 7, 2021. Microsoft reports that this vulnerability is currently being actively exploited by malicious groups.

The usual situation In organizations, there are computer networks, with computer systems, which run applications (web or other). There is also a whole bunch of people who have access to the network: employees, consultants, partners, family (eg: the boss who gives access to the network to his student nephew), suppliers, and others. These people use …

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Securing data, whether professional or personal, requires day-to-day actions. Create complex and diverse passwords, refrain from opening emails and private messages the origin of which we are not sure about, maintain updated, protected computer tools; all this sounds simple, even when we do not understand WHY it is necessary, which could decrease our watchfulness. As a company specialized in cybersecurity since 1993, Sémafor Conseil knows this issue quite well and offers you articles, advisories, awareness tools fine-tuned by experience and training programs that will introduce the cyber world to you.

What do the years 2012, 2016 and 2021 have in common? These are years of data leaks from the social network LinkedIn. And the years 2013, 2018 (twice!), 2019 (5 times !!!), 2021? These are the years of Facebook data leaks. Other social networks have also had their unfortunate years.

100% of the worldwide economy depends on the web and its security. Nevertheless, web and web application security are neglected by companies and governments. Discover below how to easily remediate this problem.