The US-CERT Current Activity web page is a regularly updated summary of the most frequent, high-impact types of security incidents currently being reported to the US-CERT.

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Cisco Releases Security Updates

Cisco has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Adaptive Security Appliance Software Release 9.16.1 and Firepower Threat Defense Software Release 7.0.0. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.

CISA encourages users and administrators to review Cisco Advisory cisco-sa-asa-ftd-ipsec-dos-TFKQbgWC and apply the necessary updates.

Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome

Google has released Chrome version 91.0.4472.164 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system. One of these vulnerabilities—CVE-2021-30563—has been detected in exploits in the wild.

CISA encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Release Note and apply the necessary updates.

Ransomware Risk in Unpatched, EOL SonicWall SRA and SMA 8.x Products

CISA is aware of threat actors actively targeting a known, previously patched, vulnerability in SonicWall Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 series and Secure Remote Access (SRA) products running unpatched and end-of-life (EOL) 8.x firmware. Threat actors can exploit this vulnerability to initiate a targeted ransomware attack.

Juniper Networks Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products

Juniper Networks has released security updates to address vulnerabilities affecting multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

CISA encourages users and administrators to review the Juniper Networks security advisories page and apply the necessary updates.

New StopRansomware.gov website – The U.S. Government’s One-Stop Location to Stop Ransomware

The U.S. Government launched a new website to help public and private organizations defend against the rise in ransomware cases. StopRansomware.gov is a whole-of-government approach that gives one central location for ransomware resources and alerts. We encourage organizations to use this new website to understand the threat of ransomware, mitigate risk, and in the event of an attack, know what steps to take next.

CISA Insights: Guidance for MSPs and Small- and Mid-sized Businesses

CISA has released CISA Insights: Guidance for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Small- and Mid-sized Businesses, which provides mitigation and hardening guidance to help these organizations strengthen their defenses against cyberattacks. Many small- and mid-sized businesses use MSPs to manage IT systems, store data, or support sensitive processes, making MSPs valuable targets for malicious cyber actors.