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Large US hospital chain hobbled by Ryuk ransomware

3 hours 15 minutes ago

US-based healtchare giant Universal Health Services (UHS) has suffered a cyberattack on Sunday morning, which resulted in the IT network across its facilities to be shut down. Location of UHC facilities What happened? UHS operates nearly 400 hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the US, Puerto Rico and the UK. “We implement extensive IT security protocols and are working diligently with our IT security partners to restore IT operations as quickly as possible. In the meantime, … More →

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Permanent remote work puts greater pressure on IT teams

7 hours 3 minutes ago

82% of IT leaders think their company is at a greater risk of phishing attacks, and 78% believe they are at a greater risk of an insider attack, when employees are working from home, according to a report from Tessian. The research addresses the IT and security challenges companies must overcome to deliver a safe remote working experience, long-term. IT teams under pressure It reveals that 85% of IT leaders believe permanent remote work puts … More →

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Review: ThreadFix 3.0

8 hours 3 minutes ago

Maintaining a strong organizational security posture is a demanding task. Most best practices – e.g. CIS Controls, the OWASP Vulnerability Management Guide – advocate a continuous program of asset discovery and vulnerability management. Due to fundamental changes in infrastructure provisioning and paradigm shifts like Infrastructure as Code (IaC), most organizations had to shift their regular vulnerability assessments to a more frequent pattern. Adoption of Agile and DevOps practices in managing infrastructure, as well as frequent … More →

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The lifecycle of a eureka moment in cybersecurity

10 hours 3 minutes ago

It takes more than a single eureka moment to attract investor backing, especially in a notoriously high-stakes and competitive industry like cybersecurity. While every seed-stage investor has their respective strategies for vetting raw ideas, my experience of the investment due diligence process involves a veritable ringer of rapid-fire, back-to-back meetings with cybersecurity specialists and potential customers, as well as rigorous market scoping by analysts and researchers. As the CTO of a seed-stage venture capital firm … More →

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Cybersecurity is a top priority for digital transformation

11 hours 3 minutes ago

Cybersecurity is the number one technology priority for planned digital transformation projects as businesses adapt to a surge in remote working as a result of COVID-19. Cybersecurity: Main focus for planned projects IT leaders also revealed that adapting culture quickly to new ways of working is the number one challenge they need to overcome in the next 12 months. The findings are unveiled following a survey of 600+ attendees for the upcoming DTX: NOW event. … More →

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114 5G commercial networks now live worldwide

11 hours 33 minutes ago

Mobile network operators continued to bring 5G networks online despite the pandemic and economic downturn, even as new 5G subscriber growth tempered in some areas, according to 5G Americas. In Q2 2020, an additional 30 5G networks went live, bringing the total up to 114 5G commercial networks globally, a number which is expected to nearly double to 204 by the end of 2020, according to data from TeleGeography. Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas said, … More →

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Report: Hunting Evasive Malware

12 hours 3 minutes ago

Today’s networks have more sophisticated automated defenses than ever, yet cybercriminals are taking full advantage of business disruptions and distractions in 2020. Adversaries are exploiting user behavior and leveraging trusted operating system tools to pursue “actions on objective” and evade detection. When used in combination, these techniques are effective at bypassing automated defenses to gain initial access. Get new insights and defensive guidance from this Threat Intelligence Spotlight: Hunting Evasive Malware that draws on data … More →

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Cohesity SiteContinuity: Protecting business-critical apps across a single platform

13 hours 3 minutes ago

Cohesity announced Cohesity SiteContinuity, an automated disaster recovery solution that is integrated with the company’s backup and continuous data protection capabilities — making it the only web-scale, converged solution to protect applications across tiers, service levels, and locations on a single platform. Cohesity is making this announcement as organizations are concerned about losing data to ransomware attacks, natural disasters, or human error. This new integrated solution will help companies ensure data isn’t lost, applications are … More →

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Red Hat and Samsung deliver 5G network solutions built on Red Hat OpenShift

14 hours 3 minutes ago

Red Hat announced collaboration with Samsung to deliver 5G network solutions built on Red Hat OpenShift, and will help service providers make 5G a reality across use cases, including 5G core, edge computing, IoT, machine learning and more. It is important for telecommunications service providers to adopt a consistent horizontal cloud-native platform hardened for their environments. This telco cloud enables them to use the same infrastructure for multiple use cases and reduce management and operational … More →

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Phunware Smart Workplace solution for employers now featured in Cisco Meraki Marketplace

14 hours 33 minutes ago

Phunware announced that Cisco Meraki will now feature the Company’s Smart Workplace solution for employers in its Meraki Marketplace. Developed on Phunware’s patented Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform, this mobile-first solution has been designed to effectively address critical challenges brought on by managing a workplace not only in a post-pandemic world, but also one that has now become mobile-first. Cisco Systems acquired Meraki in 2012, and today, Cisco Meraki is a leader in cloud controlled WiFi, routing … More →

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EdgeVerve and Minit to offer improved operational efficiency and increased business value to clients

15 hours 3 minutes ago

EdgeVerve Systems recently signed a partnership with Minit to help clients accelerate process excellence. The two market leaders will jointly create a solution that will empower enterprises with superior insights for business transformation, leading to better operational efficiency and enhanced business results. Often, enterprises struggle to identify root causes of unexpected outcomes like resource underutilization, process inefficiency, failed automation deployments resulting from biased interpretation of processes. This end-to-end solution will not only address these concerns … More →

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BridgeComm partners with Nokia to enable ultra-broadband connectivity and faster adoption of 5G

15 hours 33 minutes ago

BridgeComm announced its partnership agreement with Nokia in efforts to develop high-speed optical communications. Leveraging BridgeComm’s background in freespace optical technology and Nokia’s portfolio of network equipment and services backed by Nokia Bell Labs, the partnership will facilitate faster deployment of 5G networks. With opportunities for both public and private sectors, this partnership will bring about an ultra-high-speed throughput solution that will provide a faster and more secure network optimized for citizens and governments alike. … More →

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NTT Communications and IDSA develop global platform for cross-field data utilization

16 hours 3 minutes ago

NTT Communications announced that beginning October 1 it will collaborate with the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) in a demonstration test as the first phase of contributing to the development of a secure, global data-management platform that assures interoperability between data platforms built and managed in countries worldwide. The test environment for sharing highly confidential data securely will include IDS Connectors, the core technology of GAIA-X, a federated data infrastructure for Europe, and NTT Com’s … More →

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Arista Networks acquires Awake Security to deliver proactive security for customers

16 hours 18 minutes ago

Arista Networks announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Awake Security, a Network Detection and Response (NDR) platform provider that combines artificial intelligence (AI) with human expertise to autonomously hunt and respond to insider and external threats. The Awake platform is recognized for bringing great value with outstanding ROI between features and cost within the NDR market and ranked #1 by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). Awake is also widely acknowledged for … More →

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Ivanti acquires MobileIron and Pulse Secure to further automate and secure endpoints

16 hours 33 minutes ago

Ivanti announced it has signed definitive agreements to acquire MobileIron and Pulse Secure. Under the terms of the agreement with MobileIron, Ivanti will acquire all outstanding shares of MobileIron common stock for a total value of approximately $872 million. MobileIron stockholders will receive $7.05 in cash per share, representing a 27% premium to the unaffected closing stock price as of September 24, 2020. MobileIron’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the deal and recommended that stockholders … More →

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Hardware security: Emerging attacks and protection mechanisms

1 day 9 hours ago

Maggie Jauregui’s introduction to hardware security is a fun story: she figured out how to spark, smoke, and permanently disable GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter – the two button protections on plugs/sockets that prevent you from electrocuting yourself by accident with your hair dryer) wirelessly with a walkie talkie. “I could also do this across walls with a directional antenna, and this also worked on AFCI’s (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupts – part of the circuit … More →

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Mirko Zorz

Cybersecurity lessons learned from data breaches and brand trust matters

1 day 10 hours ago

Your brand is a valuable asset, but it’s also a great attack vector. Threat actors exploit the public’s trust of your brand when they phish under your name or when they counterfeit your products. The problem gets harder because you engage with the world across so many digital platforms – the web, social media, mobile apps. These engagements are obviously crucial to your business. Something else should be obvious as well: guarding your digital trust … More →

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Measuring impact beyond a single incident

1 day 10 hours ago

Determining the true impact of a cyber attack has always and will likely be one of the most challenging aspects of this technological age. In an environment where very limited transparency on the root cause and the true impact is afforded we are left with isolated examples to point to the direct cost of a security incident. For example, the 2010 attack on the Natanz nuclear facilities was and in certain cases is still used … More →

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Rising reports of fraud signal that some COVID-related schemes may just be getting started

1 day 11 hours ago

As the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, a research from Next Caller, reveals the pervasive impact that COVID-related fraud has had on Americans, as well as emerging trends that threaten the security of contact centers, as we head towards what may be another wave of call activity. The company’s latest report found that 55% of Americans believe they’ve been a victim of COVID-related fraud, up more than 20% from when the … More →

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Financial risk and regulatory compliance pros struggling with collaboration

1 day 11 hours ago

After several months of working from home, with no clear end in sight, financial risk and regulatory compliance professionals are struggling when it comes to collaborating with their teams – particularly as they manage increasingly complex global risk and regulatory reporting requirements. According to a survey of major financial institutions conducted by AxiomSL, 41% of respondents said collaborating with teams remains a challenge while working remotely. “During the pandemic, financial firms quickly adapted to major … More →

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