Day: October 12, 2021

Softchoice strengthens cloud migration and modernization service offerings through AWS

Softchoice announced a multi-year agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build on Softchoice’s cloud expertise and develop new capabilities so that organizations can transform and innovate in the cloud. Working together, Softchoice and AWS will create solutions for organizations to launch, migrate, modernize, and scale workloads on AWS even faster. “Together, Softchoice and AWS …

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IBM partners with Raytheon to advance new aerospace, defense and intelligence solutions

IBM and Raytheon Technologies will jointly develop advanced artificial intelligence, cryptographic and quantum solutions for the aerospace, defense and intelligence industries, including the federal government, as part of a strategic collaboration agreement the companies announced. Artificial intelligence and quantum technologies give aerospace and government customers the ability to design systems more quickly, better secure their …

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Don’t Let Old Accounts Haunt You: How to Maintain Your Digital Graveyard

What was the first online service that you signed up for? Perhaps it was your middle school email address (“soccerloveR1450@hotmail.com” anyone?) or your very first Tumblr or Myspace account. Whatever it was, it’s likely that you haven’t used these accounts in years — but did you ever actually delete the account?   Over the past decade, you’ve likely collected …

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Google launches free cyber security Advanced Protection Program for journalists, human rights activist and officers. How to enroll?

As part of its Advanced Protection Program (APP), Google will give away more than 10,000 security keys to journalists, activists and political dissidents, as well as offer its advice to protect against cyberattacks sponsored by nation states. The technology firm signed an alliance with various non-profit organizations in order to distribute these devices. Titan security …

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Citrix collaborates with Google Cloud to help customers accelerate and embrace hybrid work

Citrix Systems and Google Cloud are expanding their strategic partnership to deliver the future of hybrid work for enterprise customers. The companies announced a new collaboration which will include Citrix launching a new Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering on Google Cloud. The service will leverage Citrix’s management plane and HDX protocol to enable seamless delivery of virtualized …

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Accenture acquires BRIDGEi2i to enhance AI skills and data science capabilities

Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire BRIDGEi2i, an artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics firm headquartered in Bangalore, India, with additional offices in the US and Australia. The acquisition will add more than 800 deeply skilled professionals to Accenture’s Applied Intelligence practice, strengthening and scaling up its global capabilities in data science, machine learning …

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Australia’s new ransomware plan to create ransomware offences and reporting regime

The Australian government has announced a new set of standalone criminal offences for people who use ransomware under what it has labelled its Ransomware Action Plan. Under the new plan [PDF], people who use ransomware to conduct cyber extortion will be slapped with new stand-alone aggravated criminal charges. A new criminal offence has also been …

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The Impact of Data Security Incident Trends on Commercial Transactions: Part II – Development Agreements

The 2021 edition of BakerHostetler’s annual Data Security Incident Response Report – a report based on the firm’s experience with data security incident response and litigation over the past year – features a number of important insights previously covered in this blog, including trends in global breach notification, healthcare industry risks and ransomware. The report is …

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VERT Threat Alert: October 2021 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s October 2021 Security Updates. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-968 on Wednesday, October 13th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2021-40449 Up first this month, we have an elevation of privilege in Win32k that has been exploited in-the-wild via MysterySnail. This vulnerability appears to …

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cloudtamer.io raises $9.5M to expand its sales and marketing operations

cloudtamer.io announced that it has raised a $9.5 million Series A funding round led by Blue Heron Capital and TDF Ventures, with participation from Blu Venture Investors, Early Light Ventures and Gaingels. This funding will be used to expand its sales and marketing operations as well as its engineering team to fuel company growth and …

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Necro botnet now targets Visual Tools DVRs

The FreakOut (aka Necro, N3Cr0m0rPh) Python botnet evolves, it now includes a recently published PoC exploit for Visual Tools DVR. Operators behind the FreakOut (aka Necro, N3Cr0m0rPh) Python botnet have added a PoC exploit for Visual Tools DVR, a professional digital video recorder used in surveillance video systems. The POC exploit code for this vulnerability is publicly …

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Brushing Scams: Free stuff at a high price

Brushing Scams: What are they?  Brushing scams occur when someone receives unordered packages in the mail from an online marketplace, such as Amazon. At first sight, this may seem harmless – what’s the problem with receiving a few free products?  Unsolicited packages may indicate you’ve been targeted in a brushing scam: an online e-commerce scam …

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Dutch police send warning letters to DDoS booter customers

Dutch authorities gave a final warning to more than a dozen customers of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) website, letting them know that continued cyber offenses lead to prosecution. The letters from the Dutch Police aim to reduce cybercrime and steer the offenders towards legal alternatives to improve their skills. Cautionary advice On Monday, 29 Dutch …

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MITRE launches two organizations to protect critical infrastructure and clinical health data

MITRE has created two new organizations intended to help the company better focus on cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure and new approaches to public health challenges. The Cyber Infrastructure Protection Innovation Center and Clinical Insights Innovation Cell are part of MITRE Labs, which MITRE established in 2020 to drive breakthroughs in applied science and advanced …

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IntelePeer promotes Andre Simone to COO and appoints Thomas Conway as CFO

IntelePeer announced the promotion of its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Andre Simone to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the appointment of Thomas Conway to CFO. Both Andre and Thomas bring decades of industry experience to their new roles, as well as insight and leadership capabilities that will be invaluable to the continued growth of the …

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Records Shed New Light on Trump White House Officials’ Efforts to Punish Social Media

Within a day of Twitter fact-checking President Donald Trump’s May 2020 false tweets about mail-in voting, federal officials began trying to find out how much government agencies spent to advertise on social media. This inquiry was likely part of a planned effort to cut that funding, according to records released last month. The records, released …

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Top Network Security Mistakes in AWS, and How to Fix Them

This blog was originally published by Valtix here. Written by Jigar Shah, Valtix. A Two-part Blog Series and Cloud Security Alliance Webinar In talking with end-user organizations, we’ve seen and heard lots of misconceptions and mistakes over the years – and even espoused a few ourselves. As Head of Products for Valtix, I’ve been in …

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