How Private Equity Firms Can Mitigate Portfolio Company Cybersecurity Risk

Driven by investors’ demands and regulatory expectations, private equity firms have made significant progress in protecting their data. However, many of their portfolio companies don’t have those same incentives and have not put the same level of cybersecurity protections in place. In a guest article, Jason Elmer, the managing partner at Drawbridge Partners, explains how…

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RISK ALERT: GOOGLE CHROME VULNERABILITY

Recently, Google identified a zero-day vulnerability affecting Chrome internet browsers. The vulnerability is a memory management error which could allow a remote attacker to read the contents of files stored on a user’s computer. Google addressed the vulnerability in Chrome version 72.0.3626.121. Check if your Chrome browser is up-to-date:

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CYBERSECURITY RISK ALERT: CISCO WEBEX VULNERABILITY

Cisco has identified a vulnerability in its Webex Meetings Desktop App and Webex Productivity Tools. By invoking the update service command with a crafted argument, an authenticated, local attacker could run arbitrary commands with SYSTEM level user privileges. The vulnerability may also be exploited remotely in Active Directory deployments by leveraging operating system remote management…

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