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Apple Scraps CSAM Detection Tool for iCloud Photos

Apple has scrapped plans to ship a controversial child pornography protection tool for iCloud Photos, a concession to privacy rights advocates who warned it could have been used for government surveillance.Instead, the Cupertino, California device maker said it would expand investments into different tooling and features to warn children if they receive or a
Publish At:2022-12-08 14:29 | Read:30298 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privac

TikTok Hit by US Lawsuits Over Child Safety, Security Fears

TikTok was hit Wednesday with a pair of lawsuits from the US state of Indiana, which accused it of making false claims about the Chinese-owned app's safety for children.The legal salvo came as problems are mounting for TikTok in the United States, with multiple accusations that the extremely popular app is a national security threat and a conduit for spying
Publish At:2022-12-08 10:31 | Read:46597 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk

Apple Adding End-to-End Encryption to iCloud Backup

Apple on Wednesday announced plans to beef up data security protections on its flagship devices with the addition of new encryption tools for iCloud backups and a feature to help users verify identities in the Messages app.The security-themed upgrades, scheduled to ship in 2023, includes a new feature called Advanced Data Protection for iCloud offering end-t
Publish At:2022-12-07 22:24 | Read:39055 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Audits

Big Tech Vendors Object to US Gov SBOM Mandate

The U.S. government’s mandates around the creation and delivery of SBOMs (software bill of materials) to help mitigate supply chain attacks has run into strong objections from big-name technology vendors.A lobbying outfit representing big tech is calling on the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to “discourage agencies” from requiring
Publish At:2022-12-07 18:26 | Read:37811 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Endpoint Security Network Security NEWS & I

Google Documents IE Browser Zero-Day Exploited by North Korean Hackers

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has shared technical details on an Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability exploited in attacks by North Korean hacking group APT37.Tracked as CVE-2022-41128 (CVSS score of 8.8), the vulnerability was identified in the browser’s ‘JScript9’ JavaScript engine and can be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary co
Publish At:2022-12-07 18:26 | Read:30976 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Endpoint Security Network Security NEWS & I

Investors Pour $200M Into Compliance Automation Startup Drata

High-flying security compliance and automation startup Drata continues to attract major venture capital investor interest, banking $200 million in Series C funding that values the company north of $2 billion.The $200 million cash infusion comes less than two years after the San Diego, Calif-based company emerged from stealth with ambitious plans to design an
Publish At:2022-12-07 14:28 | Read:45365 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Appli

Vaultree Raises $12.8 Million for Data-in-Use Encryption Solution

Ireland-based Vaultree announced on Wednesday that it has raised $12.8 million in Series A funding for its data-in-use encryption technology.The investment, which brings the total raised by the startup to more than $16 million, was led by Molten Ventures and Ten Eleven Ventures, with participation from SentinelOne, Elkstone Partners, CircleRock Capital, Cybe
Publish At:2022-12-07 11:55 | Read:30462 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Data Protection Management & Strateg

Online Event Today: Security Operations Summit

You're invited to join us today (12/6) for SecurityWeek's 2022 Security Operations Summit, an immersive online event that will offer insights and strategies to maximize the efficiency of enterprise security operations centers (SOCs).The event will address common security operations challenges and demonstrate how efficient workflow and collaboration can lead
Publish At:2022-12-06 10:30 | Read:55078 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Cloud Security Securit

Balance Theory Scores Seed Funding for Secure Workspace Collaboration

Balance Theory, a seed-stage startup working on technology to help security teams collaborate and manage data flows securely, has closed a $3 million funding round.The Columbia, Maryland-based Balance Theory said the early-stage investment was led by DataTribe with participation from TEDCO.Balance Theory, the brainchild of former Decision Lab founders Greg B
Publish At:2022-12-05 14:28 | Read:42982 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Endpoint Security Network Security NEWS & I

How To Help Your Family Protect Their Online Data

Whether you’re standing around the water cooler at work, waiting for your kids at the school gate or sitting around the dinner table, data breaches are without doubt the hot topic of conversation. In late September, we were all shaken when news of the biggest Australian data breach to date broke – a record 10 million Optus customers had their details s
Publish At:2022-12-02 14:16 | Read:53048 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety data protection online protection family prote

Report: California Gun Data Breach Was Unintentional

California’s Department of Justice mistakenly posted the names, addresses and birthdays of nearly 200,000 gun owners on the internet because officials didn’t follow policies or understand how to operate their website, according to an investigation released Wednesday.The investigation, conducted by an outside law firm hired by the California Department of Jus
Publish At:2022-12-02 10:30 | Read:57224 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Risk Management Data Protection Cybercri

Investors Double Down on Pangea Cyber API Security Bet

Pangea Cyber, an early stage startup working on technology in the API security services space, has banked $26 million in a new funding round led by Google Ventures.The $26 million Series B brings the total raised by Pangea to $51 million and underscores a push by venture capital investors to bet on companies that help developers embed security services and A
Publish At:2022-12-01 14:28 | Read:81141 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Appli

Transitioning to Quantum-Safe Encryption

With their vast increase in computing power, quantum computers promise to revolutionize many fields. Artificial intelligence, medicine and space exploration all benefit from this technological leap — but that power is also a double-edged sword. The risk is that threat actors could abuse quantum computers to break the key cryptographic algorithms we de
Publish At:2022-12-01 11:36 | Read:47394 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Data Protection quantum cryptography quantum cybersecur

One Year Later: Log4Shell Remediation Slow, Painful Slog

Almost exactly a year after the Log4Shell security crisis sent defenders scrambling to reduce attack surfaces, new data shows that remediation has been a long, slow, painful slog for most organizations around the world.According to telemetry data from vulnerability scanning pioneer Tenable, more than 70 percent of scanned organizations remain vulnerable to t
Publish At:2022-11-30 14:29 | Read:97356 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Disaster Recovery Endpoint Security Network Sec

Investors Bet $31 Million on Sphere for Identity Hygiene Tech

Venture capital investors have invested another $31 million into Sphere Technology Solutions, a New Jersey startup building technology to help defenders manage identities and access to sensitive data.Sphere, a woman-owned company led by Rita Gurevich, said the $31 million Series B was led by growth equity firm Edison Partners. Forgepoint Capital, the venture
Publish At:2022-11-30 10:30 | Read:80341 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Endpoint Security Network Security NEWS & I

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