Article: Continuous support is a key to success – ORION grant supports innovative cancer research

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Continuous support is a key to success – ORION grant supports innovative cancer research

The ORION partner and non-profit Czech organisation JCMM (South Moravian Centre for International Mobility)was established in 2005 to support and stimulate an influx of students into the region and counteract the brain drain of scientific talent occurring at that time. Since its foundation, the range of JCMM activities has extended to now support talented young people, students, fellows and teachers. Within the ORION regional call for open science projects on local societal challenges, JCMM distributed 10 grants in 2019 to master/Ph.D.students to carry out projects containing strong elements of open science. 

One of the grant winners was Lucie Pejchalová from Brno University of Technology with a project on ‘Open access to calcium phosphate scaffolds technology for regenerative medicine’. Her project is a part of efforts to develop innovative methods in prostate cancer research and neural regeneration.

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Article: Microsoft open sources CodeQL queries used to hunt for Solorigate activity

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Microsoft open sources CodeQL queries used to hunt for Solorigate activity

A key aspect of the Solorigate attack is the supply chain compromise that allowed the attacker to modify binaries in SolarWinds’ Orion product. These modified binaries were distributed via previously legitimate update channels and allowed the attacker to remotely perform malicious activities, such as credential theft, privilege escalation, and lateral movement, to steal sensitive information.

The incident has reminded organizations to reflect not just on their readiness to respond to sophisticated attacks, but also the resilience of their own codebases.

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