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CISA Apache Log4j Vulnerability Guidance Webpage Up and Running with Mitigation Guidance from JCDC Partners

Relative to other incidents in the last few months, Log4j is proving a severely problematic cyber incident   If you are in the middle of your impact and mitigation assessment, hands down the most important resource available is the webpage CISA launched yesterday to address the current activity: Apache Log4j Vulnerability Guidance | CISA.

OODA CEO Matt Devost wants the OODA Loop membership to know that “this is a great page and we should highlight that it exists for OODA Loop members.  CISA has done a great job here.”  Log4j is also the first US-CERT notification to put front and center private sector collaboration through the newly formed DHS CISA Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC):

“CISA and its partners, through the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, are tracking and responding to active, widespread exploitation of a critical remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) affecting Apache Log4j software library versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1. Log4j is very broadly used in a variety of consumer and enterprise services, websites, and applications—as well as in operational technology products—to log security and performance information. An unauthenticated remote actor could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.”

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