26 Feb 2021

VMware patches bug that put many large networks at risk

VMware has patched a critical vulnerability that was found in its vCenter Server VMware utility that could have allowed for remote code execution on a vulnerable server. Positive Technologies discovered the flaw and reported VMware to the bug. In a press release published on Wednesday, the security company explained how

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08 Dec 2020

The NSA Warns That Russia Is Attacking Remote Work Platforms

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a massive movement towards working from home, inadvertently also creating more opportunities for hackers. The National Security Agency (NSA) released an advisory warning that Russian-state sponsored hackers have been actively attacking a vulnerability in remote-work platforms developed by VMware. The agency also released a security

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04 Aug 2020

VMware Carbon Black Threat Report finds hackers using more aggressive and destructive tactics

A new survey that analyzes the opinions of security professionals concluded that hackers are becoming increasingly aggressive with their attacks and using more sophisticated techniques. The survey is from VMware Carbon Black and is titled the Global Incident Response Threat Report. The report assessed 69 security and consulting firms about

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14 Apr 2020

OODAcast – A Conversation with Technology Executive Lewis Shepherd (Part Two)

In this second of a two part OODAcast, OODA CTO Bob Gourley was joined by Lewis Shepherd, seasoned federal technology executive and a senior director of technology strategy at VMware for an interactive discussion on the actionable lessons we should all be learning from the current crisis but also how the events of today are shaping the future of technology.

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13 Apr 2020

Critical VMware Bug Opens Up Corporate Treasure to Hackers

A new bug classified as level 10 in severity has been discovered in VMware’s Directory Service (vmdir) that could compromise entire corporate virtual infrastructures if exploited. Vmdir is part of the company’s Center Server product, which essentially provides centralized management of virtualized hosts and VMs from one console. A single

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09 Apr 2020

OODAcast – A Conversation with Technology Executive Lewis Shepherd (Part One)

In this two part OODAcast, OODA CTO Bob Gourley was joined by Lewis Shepherd, seasoned federal technology executive and a senior director of technology strategy at VMware for an interactive discussion on the actionable lessons we should all be learning from the current crisis but also how the events of today are shaping the future of technology. Lewis is a member of the OODA Network and was one of the scheduled speakers of our now postponed OODAcon “Future Proof”. 

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03 Jan 2020

VMware Closes $2.7 Billion Acquisition Of Pivotal Software

VMware, a US tech giant, announced that it had formally acquired Pivotal Software, which is a leading platform provider of digital transformation and technology services. After the acquisition was first announced in August, it closed this month for $2.7 million. The acquisition means that Pivotal Software will be essential to

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09 Dec 2019

VMware Patches ESXi Vulnerability That Earned Hacker $200,000

On Thursday, VMware informed customers that it has released an updated version of its software that has patched a vulnerability that allowed for critical remote code execution in ESXi, which was exposed at China’s Tianfu Cup hacking competition earlier this month. The exploit, which only took 24 seconds to execute

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18 Nov 2019

Tianfu Cup Round-Up: Safari, Chrome, D-Link Routers and Office 365 Successfully Hacked

Chinese white-hat hacking competition, the Tianfu Cup, took place over the weekend as hackers used never-before-seen zero days to compromise popular software. The Tianfu Cup aims to identify vulnerabilities through competition between hacking groups and bears many similarities to the international hacking contest Pwn2Own. The Tianfu Cup was created exclusively

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30 Aug 2019

The DoDIIS Conference: Insights into how IT supports some of the most critical missions in the nation

With this post we provide some insights for OODA members from the 2-5 August 2019 DoDIIS conference. We have aimed this overview for three broad types of decision-makers: 1) The startup tech executive seeking to better serve government missions, 2) Business leaders seeking insights into global risks and mitigation efforts relevant to your organization, and 3) The government leader seeking independent views that could impact your approach to enterprise technology.

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