Scottish companies warned to urgently investigate new software vulnerability


The Scottish Business Resilience Center (SBRC) has urgently called on all organizations in Scotland to ensure their systems and devices are updated to mitigate the impact of a global vulnerability identified last week.

Log4j, a free software often used on applications and servers to log or log the activity of developers and IT professionals, last week reported a vulnerability – called log4shell – that could allow hackers and cybercriminals to ‘send malicious code to Log4j, potentially causing irreparable damage to devices around the world.

In a year when the National Cyber ​​Security Center (NCSC) has reported more cyber incidents than ever before, the SBRC is monitoring the situation and recommending immediate action from organizations, regardless of industry.

He posted an overview of what log4shell means and the steps individuals and organizations need to take to mitigate the fallout here.

Additionally, to mitigate business and cyber risks, companies are encouraged to download the SRRC app to get the latest updates on Log4j as they are released.

Jude McCorry, Managing Director of SBRC, said: “While the impact of log4shell is yet to be determined, organizations may still be in the dark if they even use Log4j in their systems.

“All organizations must consider themselves at risk from this global vulnerability until it is confirmed that they are not – there is no time to waste here; the SBRC calls on all companies to take action now to avoid potentially catastrophic results.

“It’s not just business devices that are online – personal devices are also at risk and should therefore be part of the update process. “

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