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In Q2 2019 the MS-ISACobserved a 55% increase in the quantity of reported breaches when compared to the previous quarter and 53% decrease year to year. The significant decrease year to year is attributed to the absence of third-party breaches affecting multiple educational entities. The education sector experienced the most breaches, accounting for 71% of the breaches in Q2. The most prolific identified vector in Q2 was phishing, accounting for a combined 30% of reported breaches. The MS-ISAC did not identify any reports of W2 phishing scams affecting SLTT governments in Q2 2019, scams of this nature typically phase out in the second half the year.

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Last Advisory 16 Jul 2019

Oracle Quarterly Critical Patches Issued July 16, 2019 MS-ISAC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2019-073 DATE(S) ISSUED: 07/16/2019 OVERVIEW: Multiple vulnerabilities have been…

Oracle Quarterly Critical Patches Issued July 16, 2019

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On July 11, 2019, the Cyber Threat Alert Level was evaluated and is remaining at Blue (Guarded) due to multiple vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft products. On July 9, the MS-ISAC released two advisories for multiple vulnerabilities affecting Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft products, the most severe of which could allow for arbitrary code execution. Organizations and users are advised to update and apply all appropriate vendor security patches to vulnerable systems and to continue to update their antivirus signatures daily. Another line of defense includes user awareness training regarding the threats posed by attachments and hypertext links contained in emails especially from un-trusted sources.

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