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Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) are a principal way that DISA works to safeguard DoD network resilience and protect government information systems from cybersecurity threats and malicious attacks by strengthening baseline security configurations. STIGs provide security standards for a range of specific products and solutions, and consist of controls, requirements and policies for securing networks, software and devices that are part of the DoDIN.

Device Hardening, Vulnerability Scanning and Threat Mitigation for Compliance and Security

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Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) are a series of cybersecurity requirements for IT products deployed within DoD agencies. STIGs are the source of configuration guidance for network devices, software, databases and operating systems. The aim is to lower the risk of cybersecurity threats, breaches and intrusion by making the set-up of the network as secure as possible.

Each control found within the STIG has a compliance level assigned to it. The level corresponds to the degree of risk from the vulnerability or threat. There are three categories of severity, ranked on level of risk or vulnerability. These are known as Severity Category Codes (CAT), with CAT 1, CAT 2 and CAT 3 levels of risk. CAT 1 controls cover the most severe vulnerabilities and risks.

Security teams can now use tools that automate STIG compliance checks, helping to fine-tune and speed up the audit process. For assessing network devices, these tools either scan the network or audit network devices, checking for compliance with the preset configuration rules. Some scanning tools will require that the STIG is uploaded to the tool in Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) format.

In addition to applying mitigations, CISA, FBI, and MS-ISAC recommend exercising, testing, and validating your organization's security program against the threat behaviors mapped to the MITRE ATT&CK for Enterprise framework in this advisory. CISA and co-sealers recommend testing your existing security controls inventory to assess how they perform against the ATT&CK techniques described in this advisory.

Vulnerability Manager Plus is a multi-OS vulnerability management and compliance solution that offers built-in remediation. It is an end-to-end vulnerability management tool delivering comprehensive coverage, continual visibility, rigorous assessment, and integral remediation of threats and vulnerabilities, from a single console. Whether your endpoints are on your local network, in a DMZ (demilitarized zone) network, at a remote location, or on the move, Vulnerability Manager Plus is the go-to solution to empower your distributed workforce with safe working conditions. Learn how to perform step-by-step vulnerability management in your enterprise with Vulnerability Manager Plus.

The MiniMed 600 series pump system has components that communicate wirelessly (such as the insulin pump, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) transmitter, blood glucose meter, and CareLink USB device). For unauthorized access to occur, a nearby unauthorized person (person other than you or your care partner) would need to gain access to your pump while the pump is being paired with other system components.The FDA is not aware of any reports related to this cybersecurity vulnerability.

Cybersecurity Alert: Vulnerabilities identified in medical device software components: PTC Axeda agent and Axeda Desktop ServerThe FDA is alerting medical device users and manufacturers about a cybersecurity vulnerability identified for the Axeda agent and Axeda Desktop Server. The agent and desktop server are used in numerous medical devices across several medical device manufacturers and all versions of Axeda agent and Axeda Desktop Server are affected. On March 8, 2022, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published an advisory, ICSA-22-067-01, on these vulnerabilities.

For additional questions about this vulnerability, medical device manufacturers should reach out to PTC.Users of affected medical devices should contact the associated medical device manufacturer(s) to understand the potential impacts of these vulnerabilities to specific medical devices and follow the associated medical device manufacturer's suggested mitigations.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) agency has established a website with additional information that the FDA encourages medical device manufacturers to review and follow the identified recommendations to address the vulnerability.

Arista goes to great lengths to ensure the ongoing security of its products and rapid mitigation of emerging threats, following industry best practices and leveraging close relationships with suppliers.

In order to maintain a secure network, you need to be aware of the Cisco security advisories and responses that have been released. You need to have knowledge of a vulnerability before the threat it can pose to a network can be evaluated. Refer to Risk Triage for Security Vulnerability Announcements for assistance this evaluation process.

A vulnerability scanner is used at least *fortnightly to identify missing patches or updates for security vulnerabilities in operating systems of workstations, servers, and network devices. (Level 1) *weekly (Level 2-3)

Qualys Multi-Vector EDR collates vast amounts of IT, security, and compliance data collected from its hybrid sensors and augments it with threat intelligence from multiple external sources. It also enriches the data with process graphs to visualize attack paths, thus enabling security teams to unify their incident investigation, reduce false positive and negatives, and prioritize incidents for the appropriate response. Security teams can also monitor and investigate threats through simple, intuitive workflows via the native UI or APIs.

Collate and harmonize inventory, vulnerability and misconfiguration, malware, exploit, network traffic information with technique-based detections for unified threat hunting that helps security teams gain insights into the true endpoint risks.

Regular system and environment risk assessments from internal and external perspectives and access points enables proactive hardening and risk mitigation. Assessments can include vulnerability scanning, multiple levels of penetration testing to include social engineering tests, and mock exercises.

While the periphery of systems and environments have traditionally been the focus of security hardening, as insider threats expand, the importance of developing secure applications within the core of these environments grows in significance. Whether the software is in its inception phase, or already deployed and operational, software assurance enables risk mitigation and protection against multiple attack vectors.

The ability of the device to receive Over-the-Air (OTA) updates is critical to addressing this vulnerability. OTA updates allow you to update your latest hardware, software, and firmware security patches over a wireless network, including 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, Wi-FI, and CDMA connections.

However, there is a lack of automated security options available to address this network layer vulnerability despite serious security threats. With over 65,000 TCP ports and a corresponding number of UDP ports, there is no simple way to open and close ports.

In particular, IoT devices are vulnerable because they lack the necessary built-in security to counter threats. Unlike our phones, laptops, and personal computers, many IoT devices operate unattended, making it easier for criminals to tamper with the devices and go undetected.

Lynis is a free and open source security scanner. It helps with testing the defenses of your Linux, macOS, and Unix systems. Typical use-cases for this software include system hardening, vulnerability scanning, and checking compliance with security standards (PCI-DSS, ISO27001, etc).

This document introduces two baseline configurations for group policy object (GPO) settings: minimum baseline settings and enhanced baseline settings. The minimum baseline settings are required for GC departments. These minimum baseline settings provide most endpoint devices with the required level of mitigation against security threats. If systems and networks hold Protected B information, the enhanced baseline settings and additional security measures must be implemented. However, the additional security measures are not within the scope of this document.

With regard to the GPO settings, departments are required to implement the minimum baseline settings outlined in section 5 of this document. The minimum baseline settings are the standard for GC departments because they provide most endpoint devices with the required level of mitigation against security threats. Departments with systems that may hold sensitive information or assets that, if compromised, could reasonably be expected to cause injury to the individual interest (e.g. a person or an organization) require additional levels of security. Within the GC context, this category of information is designated as Protected B information. Departments with systems operating in Protected B environments are required to implement the enhanced baseline settings, along with additional measures that are not covered in this document, to help protect sensitive information.

The minimum baseline settings are required for GC departments. These settings are considered mandatory for GC departments because they provide most endpoint devices with the level of security required to protect GC information assets and infrastructure against threats.

ENSCO provides full-spectrum threat vulnerability assessment and mitigation services to help our customers assess their current environment and prioritize remediation and mitigation strategies to improve their security posture.

The Solorigate attack uses vulnerable versions of the SolarWinds Orion application so we recommend that you identify devices running vulnerable versions of the application and ensure they are updated to the latest version. The threat analytics report uses insights from threat and vulnerability management to identify such devices. On the Mitigations page in Threat analytics, you can view the number of devices exposed to vulnerability ID TVM-2020-0002, which we added specifically to help with Solorigate investigations: 041b061a72

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