Day: October 8, 2021

Visa selects Callsign as their behavioral biometric and device intelligence identity provider

Visa chooses Callsign, as their preferred behavioral biometric digital and device intelligence identity provider. Under the agreement, Visa will introduce Callsign’s behavioral biometric and device fingerprinting solutions to the Visa network of financial institutions, payment service providers (PSPs), and merchants across Europe. Callsign joins the Visa Fintech Partner Connect programme giving banks, merchants and the …

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Protecting the US Government from Cyber Attacks

The US government–along with private organizations regardless of size or industry–has been a prime target this year for cyber attacks and cyber espionage. As a dominant economic, political, and military force in the world, US federal agencies are under constant siege from both cybercriminals and nation-state adversaries. This week, we launched a new subsidiary—Cybereason Government, …

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Concentric integrates with Box to protect data, build ransomware resiliency and mitigate risk

Concentric announced its status as a Box Technology Partner. Concentric’s Semantic Intelligence solution for data access governance now integrates with Box’s leading Content Cloud to provide seamless content discovery, data categorization and risk assessment. With Concentric, Box customers can now easily find, evaluate, and protect business-critical data, including private information, intellectual property, sensitive business documents, …

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SecZetta partners with One Identity to automate identity access for third-party users

SecZetta announced a new integration in partnership with One Identity. The integration of the SecZetta Third-Party Identity Risk solution with the One Identity Active Roles solution enables seamless provisioning and deprovisioning of AD accounts and allows organizations to collaborate among multiple contributors, across the organization and with external vendors, partners, or other entities. Digital Transformation …

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How the king of Dubai used money from his country to spy on his ex-wife and her lawyers

A dispute in the royal family of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) became a cybersecurity and privacy issue after a member of Citizen Lab accused Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of infecting the smartphones of his wife and her lawyers with the controversial Pegasus spyware, developed by NSO Group. The sheikh and Princess Haya bint …

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The U.S. Government Is Moving to Zero Trust Cybersecurity. So Should You.

Earlier this year, the Biden Administration announced ambitious plans to improve cybersecurity across the federal government — and, … Read More The post The U.S. Government Is Moving to Zero Trust Cybersecurity. So Should You. appeared first on Hyperproof. The post The U.S. Government Is Moving to Zero Trust Cybersecurity. So Should You. appeared first …

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eSentire and Guidewire apply risk modeling and proprietary data for cyber security risk reduction

eSentire and Guidewire announced that eSentire is leveraging Guidewire Cyence’s internet-scale cyber data listening and modeling capabilities to support in financially quantifying and reducing cyber risk. “Cyber threats pose one of the greatest risks to businesses today, yet it is becoming increasingly harder to identify and protect against those risks – and secure insurance coverage,” …

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Emily Rollin joins McAfee Board of Directors

McAfee announced the addition of former Deloitte Partner Emily Rollins to its Board of Directors and the Audit Committee. Over the course of a 30-year career, Rollins has served more than 50 Technology, Media and Telecommunications companies. Rollins has a great history in helping companies navigate complex and challenging corporate governance, audit, and reporting processes, …

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McAfee/FireEye merger completed, CEO says automation only way forward for cybersecurity

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye completed their merger on Friday, closing the $1.2 billion, all cash transaction that merges the two cybersecurity giants.  FireEye announced the sale of its FireEye Products business to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group (STG) in July, separating the company’s network, email, endpoint and cloud security products from Mandiant’s software …

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Aura appoints Kelly Merryman as President and COO

Aura announced the appointment of Kelly Merryman as its President and chief operating officer (COO). Merryman joins Aura from YouTube, where she served as vice president of content partnerships since 2015. As President and COO of Aura, Merryman will lead the company’s product and go-to-market strategy, delivering on its mission to make the internet safer …

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Beware- FontOnLake Rootkit Malware Attacking Linux Systems

According to ESET’s researchers, components of FontOnLake malware are divided into three groups: Trojamized app, Rootkit, and Backdoor.  Researchers at Slovak cybersecurity company ESET have identified a new malware family utilizing custom and well-designed modules. In ESET’s white paper [PDF], researchers revealed that the malware dubbed FontOnLake Rootkit malware targets Linux systems and its modules …

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Ann Chaplin joins Qualcomm as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Qualcomm announced that Ann Chaplin has been appointed general counsel and corporate secretary, reporting directly to Cristiano Amon, president and chief executive officer of Qualcomm Incorporated, effective November 1. Don Rosenberg, general counsel and corporate secretary since 2007, will serve as Special Advisor for Policy, Regulation and Strategic Initiatives until his retirement at the end …

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CompTIA updates CASP+ certification for security architects and senior security engineers

CompTIA launched an update to CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+), a credential for senior level personnel responsible for an organization’s cybersecurity planning and readiness. Individuals who are CASP+ certified have proven they can design and implement effective cybersecurity solutions on complex enterprise networks and lead the technical teams responsible for these tasks. “Information security threats …

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What the Facebook Whistleblower Tells Us About Big Tech

Through her leaks and Congressional testimony, Frances Haugen, the “Facebook Whistleblower,” revealed a lot about Facebook’s operation. Many of these revelations are things we’ve long suspected but now have proof of: Facebook focuses on growth—of users and time spent on its platforms—to the exclusion of everything else. For Facebook, growth trumps all, even the health …

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White House, Congress Target Ransomware Payments

The surge in ransomware attacks in the last year have spurred attempts by government officials to bolster cybersecurity defenses, and those actions advanced on multiple fronts this week. In an op-ed piece published by CNBC, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco wrote that the threat of ransomware to the country’s national security and public safety …

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Firefox reveals sponsored ad “suggestions” in search and address bar

Mozilla is trying a novel experiment into striking a balance between ad revenue generation and privacy protection by implementing a new way to deliver ads in its Firefox web browser—presenting them as “suggestions” whenever users type into the dual-use search and URL address bar. The advertising experiment lies within a feature called “Firefox Suggest,” which …

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The Week in Ransomware – October 8th 2021 – Making arrrests

This week’s big news is the arrests of two ransomware operators in Ukraine responsible for hundreds of attacks targeting organizations worldwide. The US is also proposing new bills and initiatives to force companies to disclose ransom payments and government contractors to disclose breaches. Under the new Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative, the US DOJ will allow government contractors to be …

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Mandating Vaccines? How Tracking Tech Can Help with the Next Step

Human Resource Executive, October 7, 2021 Organizations looking to verify that their workforces are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have plenty of options. With President Biden’s recent announcement that employers with at least 100 employees will soon need to start mandating vaccines or requiring weekly COVID-19 testing—all while companies continue to debate safely having […] The …

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Google Says Russian APT Targeting Journalists, Politicians

Company Outlines Added Security for High-Profile Users, Announces 2FA EnrollmentSome 14,000 Google users were warned of being suspected targets of Russian government-backed threat actors on Thursday. The next day, the tech giant announced cybersecurity updates – particularly for email accounts of high-profile users, including politicians and journalists.Read the article

58% of all nation-state attacks in the last year were launched by Russian nation-state actors

Microsoft revealed that Russia-linked cyberespionage groups are behind the majority of the nation-state cyber attacks on US government agencies. Microsoft revealed that most of the cyber attacks on US government agencies are orchestrated by Russia-linked cyberespionage groups. According to the IT giant, approximately 58% of all nation-state attacks between July 2020 and June 2021 were …

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Data leak Malindo Air: data of tens of thousands of Dutch people currently for sale on hacker forum

Personal data of an expected 15 to 20 thousand Dutch people who flew with Malaysian airline Malindo Air are currently being offered for sale on a surface web hacker forum. Phone numbers and passport details, among other things, have been captured and are being traded. If you’ve flown with Malaysian Malindo Air in recent years, chances …

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Ransomware groups ‘victim’ of their own malware supplier

Several ransomware gangs have recently become victims of cyber criminals themselves. The ransomware groups are not always the people who make the ransomware themselves, but rent it from other criminals or groups. To our great surprise, it turns out that the malware makers cannot be trusted either. They make off with the hard-earned ransom that …

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Viper – Intranet Pentesting Tool With Webui

Viper is a graphical intranet penetration tool, which modularizes and weaponizes the tactics and technologies commonly used in the process of Intranet penetrationViper integrates basic functions such as bypass anti-virus software, intranet tunnel, file management, command line and so onViper has integrated 80+ modules, covering Resource Development / Initial Access / Execution / Persistence / …

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Trolls defaced Twitch's website with pictures of Jeff Bezos, the latest security concern

Written by Tonya Riley Oct 8, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Two days after an unnamed hacker leaked a trove Twitch data including the streaming platform’s source code and information about payments to streamers, users are still seeking answers. Instead, they’re getting trolled. Users complained Friday that the header image for a game listings section on the …

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