Vulnerability: CVE-2017-6074 Linux Kernel DCCP double free

On Friday February 17th, 2017 the Linux Kernel team released a patch for a double-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel. On Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 the bug was revealed to the oss-sec mailing list. This Privilege Escalation vulnerability is a…

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Bringing security up to speed with microsegmentation

Microsegmentation is one of the hottest buzzwords in an industry full of them. It has undoubtedly appeared as a bullet point on countless board slides while CEOs briefly talk up “Our Bleeding Edge Security Practices.” Regardless of how useful it…

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RSA award roundup

It’s been a banner week for us here at CloudPassage! In this season of Grammys, Globes, Oscars, Spammies, and so many more, we’ve garnered four technical excellence awards for Halo. While this may not impress Patriots fans, we’re extremely gratified…

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A look at CloudPassage Halo and Amazon Inspector

As much as we’d enjoy not facing competition, the fact remains that other companies endeavor to provide some of the same services we do. Let’s just say that some of these companies are small, some of them are large, and…

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CloudPassage Halo update — Making PCI Easier

We’re happy to announce a CloudPassage Halo update! In this release we’ve focused on simplifying customers’ compliance efforts, deepening integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) using EC2 metadata, and increasing the accuracy of known software vulnerabilities detection for the Microsoft…

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New Slack integration for Halo: Don-Bot

There’s a new tool in the Halo Toolbox and it’s called Don-Bot, and it has nothing to do with the Futurama character. This Don-Bot is named after our mascot, Don T. Daemon. Don-Bot is a Slack bot that allows you…

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Will we see you at RSA?

It’s hard to believe that RSA San Francisco 2017 is right around the corner. This year, CloudPassage is a part of several events surrounding RSA. We’ll also be on the show floor with plenty of activities and giveaways! Here are…

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IT security sucks — part 2

Why do 77% of IT security professionals think that their information security policies and teams are slowing IT down? (Click this link to go back and read my prior blog post if you haven’t seen it.) It is because the IT security…

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IT security sucks

It’s rare to find a bunch of people who agree on anything. It’s even rarer when you find a bunch of people who agree that they all suck. Welcome to a rare situation. A few weeks ago, I spoke at…

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