The US-CERT Current Activity web page is a regularly updated summary of the most frequent, high-impact types of security incidents currently being reported to the US-CERT.

Cisco Releases Security Updates

Cisco has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Fabric Switches. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Cisco Security Advisory and apply the necessary updates.

CIS Releases Newsletter on Cleaning Up Data and Devices

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) July Newsletter reminds users to properly dispose of old or unused data and devices. Without careful management of online accounts, cloud storage, physical storage, and electronic devices, users could inadvertently disclose sensitive information that can be exploited by cyber criminals. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), a Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) partner focused on cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for U.S.

Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome

Google has released Chrome version 76.0.3809.87 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses multiple vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Release and apply the necessary updates.

CISA Releases Advisory on Wind River VxWorks Platform

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Advisory on multiple vulnerabilities in the Wind River VxWorks Platform. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

CISA encourages users and administrators to review the following products, apply the recommended mitigations, and refer to vendors for appropriate patches, when available.

Steps to Safeguard Against Ransomware Attacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), National Governors Association (NGA), and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) have released a Joint Ransomware Statement with recommendations for state and local governments to build resilience against ransomware:

Save the Date: 2019 CISA Cybersecurity Summit

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will be hosting the 2019 CISA Cybersecurity Summit from September 18-20, 2019, at National Harbor, MD. This summit will provide a forum for critical infrastructure stakeholders to discuss current cybersecurity topics, including emerging technologies, vulnerability management, incident response, and risk mitigation.

CISA encourages interested participants to visit the 2019 CISA Cybersecurity Summit webpage for more information.

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