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Founder & CEO @ Vicarius LTD

20 posts, Location: Jerusalem, Israel, Michael Assraf's website,

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
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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. A Bug That Wasn't Squashed Even though a fix was released by the Apache Software Foundation, the IT team did not take action to mitigate the issue, probably due
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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: Not your ordinary industry event Industry events can get pretty tense. Whether you came on behalf of your company or decided to come on your own, expect to be
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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. But with the use of software comes software vulnerabilities. Luckily, Vicarius doesn't wait for cyber threats to be exposed to eliminate them. Instead, vulnerabilities are found and dealt with BEFORE they become
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The Microsoft Vulnerability That Went Global In One Zero-Day

Microsoft Windows OS went from 100 to Zero-Day in little to no time on August 27, 2018. Although not many systems were affected, the attack went global. Here is a breakdown of the vulnerability that traveled the world: What Happened On August 27, 2018 A vulnerability was found that affected Windows 7 through 10 when Advanced Local Procedure Calls (ALPS) were being misused. Basically, attackers were able to gain access to the computer they were targeting and take control with
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