Vulnerability could leave users with bricked systems. Intel has fixed a flaw that could prevent a system from booting, to cause it to operate in an unusual way, or execute arbitrary code during the system boot sequence.
Organisations need to apply patch to prevent malicious code execution from USB flash drives. Linux systems could be a risk from malware on USB memory sticks, according to security researchers.
The majority of businesses lack cyber-security expertise to prevent cyber-attacks and protect customers, according to a recent study.
Companies have for years relied on the detection/response model - utilising technologies like anti-virus, sandboxes, and even EDR - to protect themselves but a change in emphasis from detection to prevention is predicted.
With employees and endpoints the weak links in the cyber-security chain, David Angwin says organisations must break away from traditional protection and switch focus to preventing sophisticated attacks before it's too late.