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Cyber Highlights

Microsoft July Patch Tuesday: Patches for 116 Vulnerabilities Released, Including Four Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Exploited In The Wild

In this month’s Patch Tuesday security update, Microsoft includes patches for 116 vulnerabilities, of which four are zero-day vulnerabilities exploited in the wild. Out of the 116 vulnerabilities, the vendor rated 12 as Critical and 103 as important in severity.

Industry impacted: Information Technology

  • CISA Mapped Risk and Vulnerability Assessment to MITRE AT&CK, Identifying Popular Techniques
  • Zloader Malware Uses New Infection Technique To Evade Detection
  • SolarWinds Zero-day Vulnerability Actively Exploited, Patch Available
  • Deep Analysis of the Conti Ransomware Evolution and Comparing Functionality Across Versions
  • REvil Group’s Blog Found Offline or Unreachable

Geopolitical Highlights

New EU Climate Change Package to Prompt new Green Policies and Controls Abroad

Industry impacted: Energy, Industrials, Materials, Utilities

On 14 July, the European Commission proposed a new Green Deal package to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels by 55 percent until 2030. The proposal sets measures to reduce emissions, apply emissions trading to new sectors, increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and promote a faster roll-out of low emission transport and fuels, among others. These measures are likely to face opposition by affected industries and eastern European countries, as they rely heavily on fossil fuels. Nevertheless, the proposal could be approved with some changes, prompting non-EU countries to adapt their policies given EU tariffs on imports with associated climate-related costs.

Industry impacted: Government, Information Technology

  • Germany Sets Up Space Command to Counter Threats in Outer Space
  • INTERPOL Calls to Increase Global Cooperation Against Ransomware
  • US Plans for a New Digital Trade Deal in the Indo-Pacific
  • European Central Bank to Launch Digital Euro


Industry impacted: Government

15 July – Germany – US Bilateral Meeting