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In Q1 2019 the MS-ISAC observed a 36% decrease in the quantity of reported breaches when compared to the previous quarter and 80% decrease year to year. The significant decrease from 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 55% of the breaches in Q1. The most prolific vectors in Q1 were misconfigured servers and phishing, accounting for a combined 44% of identified breaches.

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Last Advisory 15 May 2019

Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco WebEx Network Recording Player for Advanced Recording Format Files Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution MS-ISAC…

Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco WebEx Network Recording Player for Advanced Recording Format Files Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution

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Explanation of the Current Alert Level of GUARDED

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On May 15, 2019, the Cyber Threat Alert Level was evaluated and is remaining at Blue (Guarded) due to vulnerabilities in Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe products. On May 14, the MS-ISAC released 4 advisories for multiple vulnerabilities affecting multiple Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe 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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