Veracity Consulting’s Vice President of Technology, Amy Krohn delivers the following recap of the cybersecurity happenings for the end of January 2018 time period.

Misconfigured Jenkins Servers Leak Sensitive Data

Analysis of Jenkins servers found that many of them leak sensitive information, including ones belonging to high-profile companies. Jenkins is an open source automation server used by some software developers for continuous integration and delivery.  Check in with your development teams to investigate and close this security hole.

The Spectera Diabolical Continues…

Last Wednesday, Intel delivered information on the performance impact of the “Meltdown and Spectre” patches on data centers, and the company told customers that systems with several types of processors may experience more frequent reboots after firmware updates are installed. The company reported seeing performance penalties ranging from 2-14% on these types of systems.

Cisco Patches Flaws in Email Security and a Few Other Products: Cisco has patched several high severity vulnerabilities, including ones that allow privilege escalation and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, in its Unified Customer Voice Portal (CVP), Email Security, and NX-OS products. Check with your engineers on the status of getting these patches installed.

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity Consulting is a Kansas City-based technology firm with a reputation of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. Our mission is to change the complex world of technology into a more efficient and profitable solution for businesses and communities. We use a collaborative approach with our clients to create and implement viable and relevant solutions. We offer a comprehensive range of commercial and government solutions in the areas of Program Management, Data Management and Analytics, Strategy and Architecture, Managed Infrastructure, and Security.

About Amy Krohn

Amy Krohn has served as a leader in the technology industry for over 20 years.  Her areas of expertise include leading organizations and companies in executive leadership, strategic planning, enterprise architecture, as a mentor, leadership development, organizational change management, delivery management, vendor management, service management, and process improvements.  Amy currently serves as Veracity Consulting’s Vice President of Technology.