Cyber world is starting 2022 in crisis mode with the log4j bug

The newest culprit is the log4j software bug, which Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly called “the most serious vulnerability I have seen in my decades-long career.” It forced many cybersecurity pros to work through the holidays to protect computer systems at Big Tech firms, large and small companies and government agencies. 

But crises like log4j have become the norm rather than the exception during the past few years. 

Last year kicked off with the SolarWinds hack — a Russian government operation that compromised reams of sensitive information from U.S. government agencies and corporations. The year also began with a raft of baseless election hacking claims from former president Donald Trump and a drive by government officials to defend the election’s credibility. 

Read the original article by Joseph Marks at the Washington Post.

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