Day: July 13, 2022

Seclore partners with TD SYNNEX to help organizations solve their data protection challenges

Seclore announced a new partnership with TD SYNNEX, a global IT distributor and solutions aggregator formed through the merger of Tech Data and Synnex. This partnership enables enterprises to access complete solutions to solve their data protection challenges. “Seclore has been innovating data-centric security for many years. Starting a partnership with TD Synnex for North …

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Impact Litigation in Action: Building the Caselaw Behind a Win for Free Speech

A recent District Court decision in In re DMCA 512(h) Subpoena to Twitter, Inc. is a great win for free speech. The Court firmly rejected the argument that copyright law creates a shortcut around the First Amendment’s protections for anonymous critics. In the case, a company tried to use copyright law and the DMCA processes …

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Researchers Devise New Speculative Execution Attacks Against Some Intel, AMD CPUs

Researchers at ETH Zurich have found a way to overcome a commonly used defense mechanism against so-called speculative execution attacks targeting modern microprocessors. In a technical paper published this week, the researchers described how attackers could use their technique — dubbed “Retbleed” — to steal sensitive data from the memory of systems with Intel and …

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Sygnia hires Rafael Maman as VP of Operational Technology Security

Sygnia announced the appointment of Rafael Maman as Vice President of Operational Technology (OT) Security. Rafael joins Sygnia with over 25 years of practical and management experience in OT Security, data analytics, secure digital supply chain management and strategic consulting. His career to-date has transcended several regions, working in EMEA, North America, and Singapore. Before …

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Amazon Faces Heat For Giving Police Access To Ring Videos

By Allison Grande (July 13, 2022, 10:41 PM EDT) — Amazon’s Ring unit has turned over video recordings to law enforcement without a warrant or users’ permission nearly a dozen times so far this year, the company disclosed in response to privacy and government surveillance concerns raised by a Democratic senator.  Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., last …

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DataDome appoints Aurelie Guerrieri as CMO

DataDome announced that Aurelie Guerrieri has joined its leadership team as Chief Marketing Officer. Guerrieri brings twenty years of experience helping technology companies scale from $50M to $500M and achieve successful outcomes. In this role, she will accelerate DataDome’s expansion within the cybersecurity market, ultimately helping digital businesses succeed—securely. “Aurelie’s go-to-market expertise comes at a …

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Ben Goodman joins Contrast Security as SVP of Corporate Development and Strategic Alliances

Contrast Security announced the appointment of Ben Goodman, who will serve as the company’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Alliances. In addition to deepening Contrast’s current alliances with strategic partners such as Amazon/Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, GitHub and Deloitte, Goodman will be responsible for identifying, assessing, negotiating, and executing on alliances, …

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PhishFirewall appoints Gregory Sims as COO

PhishFirewall has hired a new Chief Operating Officer, Gregory Sims. He will report to CEO Joshua Crumbaugh. Gregory’s decades of experience in the field of human intelligence (HUMINT) at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will heighten the company’s focus on the human element in cybersecurity, support product development, and help scale its operations. He primarily …

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Virtana names Amit Rathi as VP of Engineering

Virtana has named Amit Rathi Vice President of Engineering. This addition will further Virtana’s commitment to building a strong leadership team and a customer-focused software company. Amit brings a strong software engineering, customer-centric background and 20+ years of experience in Virtana’s specific Information Technology Operations Management (ITOM) domain. This new leadership will expand Virtana’s platform …

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WithSecure creates a new unit to improve cyber resilience for enterprises

The world’s increasingly fraught geopolitical situation has precipitated a concerning variety of cyber attacks targeting individuals, corporations, civil infrastructure, and governments. These threats have become progressively abundant and sophisticated in nature, leading WithSecure (formerly known as F-Secure Business) to create a new unit to help combat these adversaries. WithSecure Intelligence–WithIntel for short–combines approaches from threat …

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Kroll expands in Central Europe to address raising cyber risks in the region

Kroll announced that its Cyber Risk practice has expanded across Central Europe in response to the heightened cyber risks organizations are facing in the region. A new office and operations have launched in Belgium, led by Vito Rallo, Associate Managing Director in the EMEA Cyber Risk practice. With particularly strong expertise in securing Supervisory Control …

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CompTIA Linux+ certification exam validates the skills of technology professionals

CompTIA announced the worldwide release of a new CompTIA Linux+ certification exam, a job-focused Linux certification covering the latest foundational skills demanded by hiring managers. The new CompTIA Linux+ exam validates the skills technology professionals need to secure the enterprise, power the cloud and keep today’s tech systems running. “As organizations opt for Linux-based solutions …

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GAO: State Department Needs to Do More to Address IT Workforce Challenges

The U.S. Department of State has implemented some leading recruitment and retention practices to address its IT workforce challenges, but more is needed to strengthen and measure the effectiveness of these steps, according to a watchdog report released to the general public on July 12. The U.S. Government Accountability Office examined 15 recruitment and retention …

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Student Who Hacked Over a Dozen Email and Snapchat Accounts of Female Students from the University of Puerto Rico Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On July 13, 2022, Iván Santell-Velázquez pled guilty to cyberstalking before United States District Court Judge Silvia Carreño-Coll, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2261A(2), announced W. Stephen Muldrow, U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. According to the parties’ stipulation of facts, Santell-Velázquez, while a student at the …

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A Survey of FedRAMP's New Supply Chain Requirements

This blog was originally published by Coalfire here. Written by Adam Smith, Senior Director, Cloud Infrastructure, Coalfire. Supply Chain Management Over the past few years, supply chain management has shifted from a background requirement that everyone unknowingly relies upon, to being a commonly talked about aspect of our everyday lives. The Federal government has ramped …

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Big Health Data: Top Privacy, Security Considerations

Many healthcare providers, health plans, business associates and similar organizations are undertaking big health data initiatives involving the collection, analysis and sharing of large volumes of health data. Their potential is a better understanding of clinical care outcomes, ways to reduce healthcare costs, and the exploration of new medical discoveries, but they also come with …

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July Patch Tuesday Fixes 1 Zero-Day, 84 Flaws

Microsoft Also Officially Launches Windows Autopatch Prajeet Nair (@prajeetspeaks) • July 13, 2022     Microsoft’s newest bundle of patches includes a fix for a zero-day vulnerability actively exploited in the wild that allows hackers to elevate their system privileges. See Also: OnDemand Crowdsourced Security and DevOps: A Few Things You Probably Didn’t Know The …

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CyberRatings.org Issues AAA Rating on Forcepoint's Cloud Network Firewall

AUSTIN, Texas, July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CyberRatings.org, the non-profit entity dedicated to providing transparency on cybersecurity product efficacy, has completed an independent test of the Forcepoint Cloud Network Firewall (CNFW). Forcepoint received the highest possible overall rating of ‘AAA’ with excellent security and performance. The instance used for this test was c5.9xlarge (36 vCPU, …

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Ransomware rolled through business defenses in Q2 2022

Ransomware has given security professionals a headache for the better part of a decade. Fast forward to 2022, and the headache has become a migraine—not just for IT teams but business owners, employees, and customers as well. Over the last three months, ransomware gangs have increased the pressure by multiplying in number and unleashing targeted …

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Elevate Your Protection Strategy at CSO’s Future of Cybersecurity Summit

Elevate Your Protection Strategy at CSO’s Future of Cybersecurity Summit | CIO Skip to content Photos courtesy of Aravind Swaminathan, Kathryn Knerler and Adam Fletcher Here’s the secret to creating a board presentation on cybersecurity, according to Victor Shadare, head of cybersecurity at the international publishing giant Condé Nast: “The board doesn’t have time to …

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