Day: October 7, 2021

Department of Justice Announces New Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team

by Kim Peretti and Kristen Bartolotta On October 6, 2021, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco announced the creation of a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET). This team was created to tackle complex investigations and prosecutions of criminal misuses of cryptocurrency, particularly crimes committed by virtual exchanges and money laundering infrastructure actors. Because of the …

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IBM partners with MonetaGo to bring secure financing to ASEAN region

MonetaGo announced that the company has teamed with IBM and started collaborating on deployments, beginning with the ASEAN region. Top banking regulators have been moving quickly following a new spate of large-scale frauds across trade finance, demanding that more be done to identify risks in the sector. The collapse of Greensill and Hin Leong in …

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Cohesity Helios integrates with Cisco SecureX to strengthen data security postures

Cohesity and Cisco have joined forces to integrate Cohesity Helios, a next-gen data management platform, with Cisco SecureX, a unified platform for simplified security experience. This integrated data protection solution with Cisco SecureX, based on Cohesity DataProtect, automates the delivery of critical security information to organizations facing ransomware threats, helping to accelerate time to discovery, …

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Google warns 14,000 Gmail users targeted by Russian hackers

Google has warned about 14,000 of its users about being targeted in a state-sponsored phishing campaign from APT28, a threat group that has been linked to Russia. The campaign was detected in late September and accounts for a larger than usual batch of Government-Backed Attack notifications that Google sends to targeted users every month. Fancy …

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Telia Company partners with VMware to accelerate its transition to a cloud-native infrastructure

A cloud-native architecture is fundamental to the success of deploying 5G networks. Leading service providers are cloudifying their networks from core to edge to radio access network (RAN) to achieve greater operational efficiency and flexibility to deliver innovative 5G services. Telia Company is working with VMware to accelerate Telia’s transition to a cloud-native infrastructure – …

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Thales and Google Cloud deliver cloud offering for French companies and public sector institutions

Thales and Google Cloud announced a strategic agreement to co-develop a sovereign hyperscale cloud offering for France. Operated by a joint company with Thales as the majority shareholder, it will meet the criteria of the French ‘Trusted Cloud.’ With this new offering, French companies and public sector organizations will benefit from all the power, security, …

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iXsystems partners with Futurex to give TrueNAS users more cryptographic control of their data

iXsystems and Futurex announced the integration of TrueNAS Enterprise with Futurex’s Key Management Enterprise Server (KMES) Series 3 and Futurex’s VirtuCrypt Enterprise Key Management Service, to enable full-spectrum key management, giving TrueNAS users additional security, flexibility, and control. TrueNAS is Open Source storage that enables unified and secure data management and data sharing over a …

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Keysight collaborates with NXP Semiconductors to advance the development of 5G FWA solutions

Keysight Technologies is collaborating with NXP Semiconductors to advance the development of 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) solutions. The multi-generation collaboration includes 5G market deployment of non-standalone (NSA) mode for the initial phase, as well as stand-alone (SA) for the future. NXP, a technology provider of solutions critical in communications infrastructure, internet of things (IoT) …

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Coalition acquires Attune to expand its commercial insurance offerings

Coalition announced that it has acquired Attune, a managing general agent (MGA) and technology-powered broker platform for commercial insurance. The acquisition of Attune creates the world’s largest commercial insurtech and positions the combined entity to capture a $100 billion+ market opportunity in the P&C insurance market. This acquisition brings together two companies with a vision …

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Microsoft to disable Excel 4.0 macros, one of the most abused Office features

Microsoft plans to disable a legacy feature known as Excel 4.0 macros, also XLM macros, for all Microsoft 365 users by the end of the year, according to an email the company has sent customers this week, also seen by The Record. Introduced in 1992 with the release of the Excel 4.0 software — from …

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MalKamak, the Iranian hacking group targeting telecommunications and aerospace companies

Cybersecurity specialists report the detection of a new Iranian hacking group that has been employing a never seen before variant of remote access Trojan (RAT). The cybercriminal group was identified as MalKamak and the campaign is known as Operation GhostShell. The campaign, identified by security firm Cybereason, was first detected in June 2021, with attackers …

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CCSK Success Stories: From a Managed Service Engineer

This is part of a blog series interviewing cybersecurity professionals who have earned their Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). In these blogs we invite individuals to share some of the challenges they face in managing security for cloud computing and how they were able to leverage knowledge from the CCSK in their current roles. …

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42Crunch expands its global team with two key executive appointments

42Crunch announced two key senior additions to its growing global team. Stephen Gomann has been appointed as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) to lead the company’s sales organization, overseeing global sales and business development. Hugh Carroll has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to lead the company’s global marketing strategy. 42Crunch offers enterprises end-to-end protection for …

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Cinq lectures dignes d’intérêt : Identité décentralisée – Restituer les données à leurs propriétaires

Cinq lectures dignes d’intérêt est une rubrique régulière consacrée à cinq éléments dignes d’intérêt que nous avons découverts en faisant des recherches sur des sujets tendances et intemporels. Cette semaine, nous explorons l’identité décentralisée, c’est-à-dire l’identité auto-souveraine. De l’embarquement dans … The post Cinq lectures dignes d’intérêt : Identité décentralisée – Restituer les données à …

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Amenazas internas. Todo lo que hay que saber para estar protegido.

Muchas organizaciones alrededor del mundo centralizan sus esfuerzos de seguridad en proteger sus equipos de ciberataques externos, pero todos sabemos que en esta nueva era la mayor parte de la fuerza laboral se encuentra trabajando desde sus casas y algunos … The post Amenazas internas. Todo lo que hay que saber para estar protegido. appeared …

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Thoma Bravo-backed Riskonnect Acquires ICIX

Privateequitywire, October 7, 2021 Riskonnect, a specialist in integrated risk management (IRM) solutions, has acquired ICIX, a California-based value chain governance company that empowers businesses to manage, monitor, and verify ESG performance. The acquisition accelerates Riskonnect’s global growth by expanding its IRM product suite to better serve the increasing risk and compliance demands […] The …

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Microsoft is disabling Excel 4.0 macros by default to protect users

​Microsoft will soon begin disabling Excel 4.0 XLM macros by default in Microsoft 365 tenants to protect customers from malicious documents. Excel 4.0 macros, or XLM macros, were first added to Excel in 1992 and allowed users to enter various commands into cells that are then executed to perform a task. Malicious XLS document with …

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Versa Network names Lalit Kumar as CFO

Versa Networks announced it has named former Medallia and NetSuite financial executive Lalit Kumar as its first Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Kumar joins Versa to further develop the financial infrastructure, teams, and processes which will increase the company’s already impressive growth. “Great people build world-class products and serve illustrious companies,” said Mr. Kumar. “The …

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Eric Schou joins Cisco AppDynamics as CMO

Cisco AppDynamics has today announced a significant addition to its executive leadership team with the appointment of Eric Schou as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). The appointment comes at a key moment for AppDynamics as it continues to assert its leadership in Full-Stack Observability – a fast-growing, multi-billion dollar technology market. Eric joins AppDynamics from Splunk …

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Women Needed in Cyber for Australia’s Economic Prosperity

Many of you in the cybersecurity industry already know about my dedication and passion to encourage more women to enter into and remain in the cybersecurity and broader tech sector. Having spoken around the world at numerous conferences, founded ISACA’s SheLeadsTech program, and participated in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in …

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Report links Indian company to spyware that targeted Togolese activist

A new report from Amnesty International links an Indian cybersecurity firm called Innefu Labs to spyware used to target an unidentified “prominent human rights defender” in Togo.  The Togolese activist was targeted with the spyware that previous reports have linked to the Donot Team in late 2019 and early 2020—a particularly contentious political period in …

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Solving Digital Identity

Jeremy Grant is the managing director of technology business strategy for Venable and was previously the managing director of The Chertoff Group. Grant has been a major contributor to improving the privacy and security of sensitive online transactions as a senior executive advisor to the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, which is part …

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