Cybersecurity Advisories

NEW YORK STATE CYBER ALERT LEVEL

Today's Cyber Alert Level is: Guarded

On May 8, the Cyber Threat Alert Level was evaluated and is remaining at Blue (Guarded) due to vulnerabilities in Google and Mozilla products. On May 6, the MS-ISAC released an advisory for multiple vulnerabilities in Google Android OS, the most severe of which could allow for privilege escalation. On May 7, the MS-ISAC released two advisories. The first advisory for a vulnerability in Mozilla PDF.js that could allow for arbitrary code execution. The second advisory was for multiple vulnerabilities in Google Chrome, the most severe of which could allow for arbitrary code execution. Organizations and users are advised to update and apply all appropriate vendor security patches to vulnerable systems and to continue to update their antivirus signatures daily. Another line of defense includes user awareness training regarding the threats posed by attachments and hypertext links contained in emails especially from un-trusted sources.


Guarded indicates a general risk of increased hacking, virus or other malicious activity. The potential exists for malicious cyber activities, but no known exploits have been identified, or known exploits have been identified but no significant impact has occurred.

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