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5 tips to reduce the risk of email impersonation attacks

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Email attacks have moved past standard phishing and become more targeted over the years. In this article, I will focus on email impersonation attacks, outline why they are dangerous, and provide some tips to help individuals and organizations reduce their risk exposure to impersonation attacks. What are email impersonation attacks? Email impersonation attacks are malicious emails where scammers pretend to be a trusted entity to steal money and sensitive information from victims. The trusted entity … More →

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New infosec products of the week: October 23, 2020

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Deepwatch Lens Score: SecOps maturity planning and benchmarking Deepwatch Lens Score allows CISOs to quickly understand data source collection, active analytics, and what their Maturity Score is today and how to improve it. The powerful app is intuitive and delivers valuable data and insights to CISOs in a few minutes in the palm of their hand. Entrust launches direct-to-card solution for instant physical and mobile ID issuance Sigma systems deliver a seamless user experience across … More →

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Cybersecurity is failing due to ineffective technology

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A failing cybersecurity market is contributing to ineffective performance of cybersecurity technology, a Debate Security research reveals. Based on over 100 comprehensive interviews with business and cybersecurity leaders from large enterprises, together with vendors, assessment organizations, government agencies, industry associations and regulators, the research shines a light on why technology vendors are not incentivized to deliver products that are more effective at reducing cyber risk. The report supports the view that efficacy problems in the … More →

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Machine identity related cyberattacks grew by 433% between 2018 and 2019

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The machine identity attack surface is exploding, with a rapid increase in all types of machine identity-related security events in 2018 and 2019, according to Venafi. For example, the number of reported machine identity-related cyberattacks grew by over 400% during this two-year period. “We have seen machine use skyrocket in organizations over the last five years, but many businesses still focus their security controls primarily on human identity management,” said Kevin Bocek, VP of security … More →

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63 billion credential stuffing attacks hit retail, hospitality, travel industries

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Akamai published a report detailing criminal activity targeting the retail, travel, and hospitality industries with attacks of all types and sizes between July 2018 and June 2020. The report also includes numerous examples of criminal ads from the darknet illustrating how they cash in on the results from successful attacks and the corresponding data theft. “Criminals are not picky — anything that can be accessed can be used in some way,” said Steve Ragan, Akamai … More →

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Operator‑billed 5G connections revenue to reach $357 billion by 2025

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Operator‑billed revenue from 5G connections will reach $357 billion by 2025, rising from $5 billion in 2020, its first full year of commercial service, according to Juniper Research. By 2025, 5G revenue is anticipated to represent 44% of global operator‑billed revenue owing to rapid migration of 4G mobile subscribers to 5G networks and new business use cases enabled by 5G technology. However, the study identified 5G networks roll-outs as highly resilient to the COVID-19 pandemic. … More →

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Source Defense’s client-side platform protects online businesses from data-stealing threats

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Source Defense announced its new offering of Website in Page Protection (WiPP), as well as product enhancements and performance improvements to the VICE sandboxing technology within the Source Defense Platform. WiPP’s added security benefits protecting eCommerce and other web interfaces from data-stealing threats arrive at a critical time, as online shopping is expected to increase dramatically this holiday season, along with online banking and demand for telehealth services. The Source Defense Platform protects online businesses … More →

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Ubiq Security unveils API-based encryption platform for developers, reducing encryption complexities

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Ubiq Security announced the launch of its API-based encryption platform for developers. The United States Army, Department of Homeland Security, Verizon, and Hitachi are among the first customers to streamline data protection and security using the Ubiq platform. Ubiq has eliminated the traditional complexities of encryption, allowing developers and information security teams – even those without encryption or cryptography expertise – to integrate data encryption directly into applications in minutes, with nothing more than a … More →

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QuintessenceLabs introduces qStream Plus, a quantum entropy management solution

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Why should I worry about entropy? Entropy, also known as randomness, is the anchor beneath much of the world’s security. Poor-quality entropy compromises security, while low speed entropy compromises performance, and all too often organizations must make a Solomon’s choice between the two. Fortunately, this critical security challenge has a solution, and with over 75% of global value at risk from direct and indirect cyberattacks, according to Raconteur, it’s high time to tackle it. QuintessenceLabs … More →

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Ethernity Networks’ solution aggregates 5G traffic and provides virtual routing within 5G DU

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Ethernity Networks announced it has developed a solution that both aggregates 5G traffic and provides virtual routing directly within the 5G Distributed Unit (DU). The solution is based on the company’s existing ACE-NIC100 FPGA SmartNIC, which offers Ethernity’s exclusive Router-on-FPGA-NIC feature. With many mobile operators planning to employ disaggregated CPU-intensive Network Function Virtualization (NFV) software to handle the primary DU functions, the vast majority of the server’s CPU cores will be occupied, leaving no capacity … More →

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IBM and R3 collaborate to expand choice for clients scaling blockchain technology

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IBM and R3 announced a new collaboration to formally expand choice for clients scaling blockchain technology while delivering their highest levels of performance, compliance and data privacy. As part of the collaboration, R3 announced a new open beta program to bring R3’s enterprise blockchain platform, Corda Enterprise, to IBM LinuxONE next month across the hybrid cloud—both on-premises and the IBM Cloud—delivered via IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Services. The R3 on IBM LinuxONE beta program will … More →

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Inventec, ASOCS, Affirmed and Wave-in launch 5G standalone network for Industry 4.0 apps

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Inventec, ASOCS, Affirmed Networks and Wave-in Communication announced the launch of the first fully-virtualized 5G standalone network used in commercial industrial manufacturing. The 5G private network uses industry spectrum and is deployed in Inventec’s Taoyuan Guishan plant as part of its Smart Manufacturing initiative. The goal of the project is to introduce automation and intelligence to the production line. It is the first 5G network to be used in an active Industry 4.0 production line, … More →

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Clients across industries choosing to run their SAP software workloads on IBM Cloud

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IBM announced new services, partnerships and capabilities designed to help clients accelerate their hybrid cloud journeys and deploy and run SAP software workloads wherever they choose – from the IBM public cloud to on-premises. These new offerings expand on IBM and SAP’s global alliance partnership to help clients optimize their SAP software workloads. Global clients across industries are choosing to run their SAP software workloads on IBM Cloud, including Peruvian construction company Cementos Pacasmayo, Coca-Cola … More →

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Arctic Wolf raises $200M to introduce new security offerings and address new markets

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Arctic Wolf announced it has raised $200 million in Series E funding at a valuation of $1.3 billion. The funding round was led by Viking Global Investors, with additional participation from DTCP and existing investors. This new round of funding will enable Arctic Wolf to accelerate the introduction of new security operations offerings, address new markets, and further cement its leadership position in the security operations and managed detection and response (MDR) markets. Using the … More →

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Sym raises $9M to expand its engineering team and scale sales and marketing operations

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Sym announced it raised $9 million in a Series A funding round led by Amplify Partners, rapidly following a $3M Seed round lead by Andy McLoughlin of Uncork Capital and Robin Vasan of Mango Capital. Angel investors Gerhard Eschelbeck, former CISO of Google, Sri Viswanath, CTO of Atlassian, and Jason Warner, CTO of GitHub also participated. The company will use the funds to expand its engineering team and scale its sales and marketing operations. Sym’s … More →

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Deep Instinct appoints Heather Bellini as CFO

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Deep Instinct announced that Heather Bellini will join as CFO. Bellini was formerly a managing director and partner at Goldman Sachs, leading its Technology Research Group as well as an equity research analyst covering the software sector and select Internet-related companies. “Heather established a phenomenal track record at Goldman Sachs, is highly regarded and well known and joins us as we’re on a strong path to becoming the most comprehensive, integrated and innovative deep neural … More →

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Steven Gatoff joins Absolute as Chief Financial Officer

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Absolute announced the appointment of Steven Gatoff as Chief Financial Officer, effective November 10, 2020. Reporting directly to Christy Wyatt, Absolute’s President and CEO, Steven will have responsibility for all global finance, accounting, financial reporting, audit, tax, investor relations, and capital planning functions. Steven brings to Absolute over 25 years of financial expertise and leadership, and a distinctive track record of driving value creation for software companies, in both large public companies and earlier-stage, hyper-growth … More →

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Data protection predictions for 2021

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2020 presented us with many surprises, but the world of data privacy somewhat bucked the trend. Many industry verticals suffered losses, uncertainty and closures, but the protection of individuals and their information continued to truck on. After many websites simply blocked access unless you accepted their cookies (now deemed unlawful), we received clarity on cookies from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). With the ending of Privacy Shield, we witnessed the cessation of a legal … More →

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Cybercrime capitalizing on the convergence of COVID-19 and 2020 election

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The cybersecurity challenges of the global pandemic are now colliding with the 2020 U.S. presidential election resulting in a surge of cybercrime, VMware research reveals. Attacks growing increasingly sophisticated and destructive As eCrime groups grow more powerful, these attacks have grown increasingly sophisticated and destructive – respondents reported that 82 percent of attacks now involve instances of counter incident response (IR), and 55 percent involve island hopping, where an attacker infiltrates an organization’s network to … More →

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Exploring the prolific threats influencing the cyber landscape

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Some of the world’s most skilled nation-state cyber adversaries and notorious ransomware gangs are deploying an arsenal of new open-sourced tools, actively exploiting corporate email systems and using online extortion to scare victims into paying ransoms, according to a report from Accenture. The report examines the tactics, techniques and procedures employed by some of the most sophisticated cyber adversaries and explores how cyber incidents could evolve over the next year. “Since COVID-19 radically shifted the … More →

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Tasker: Total Automation for Android

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'This was bigger than GNOME and bigger than just this case.' GNOME Foundation exec director talks patent trolls and much, much more

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Snaps vs Flatpaks, losing in mobile, Microsoft and Linux, and avoiding another GNOME 2 to 3 disaster

Interview Patent assertion entities: do not pick a fight with open source. It won't end well for you. This is the message from GNOME Foundation executive director Neil McGovern, who will speak on the subject at the Open Source Summit Europe next week.…