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Quantum Loop: US Unveils Blueprint for 'Virtually Unhackable' Internet

US officials and scientists have begun laying the groundwork for a more secure "virtually unhackable" internet based on quantum computing technology. At a presentation Thursday, Department of Energy (DOE) officials issued a report that lays out a blueprint strategy for the development of a national quantum internet, using laws of quantum mechanics to transm
Publish At:2020-07-24 15:48 | Read:150 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Security Infrastructure

NSA, CISA Urge Critical Infrastructure Operators to Secure OT Assets

The U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have issued a joint alert urging critical infrastructure operators to take immediate measures to reduce the exposure of operational technology (OT) systems to cyberattacks.The NSA and CISA say it’s imperative that critical infrastructu
Publish At:2020-07-24 11:56 | Read:217 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY SCADA / ICS Virus & Thr

More Countries Waking up to Huawei Threats, US Say

A growing number of countries are recognizing the threat to data privacy from using mobile technology from the Chinese giant Huawei, and are likely to shun the company when building out their 5G networks, the top US security advisor said Wednesday."Each country is going to make their decisions for their own country, but I think there's a growing recognition
Publish At:2020-07-16 06:30 | Read:166 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Security Security Infrastructur

Microsoft Adds New Data Corruption Preventions to Windows

Microsoft this week announced Kernel Data Protection (KDP), new technology that aims to protect the Windows kernel and drivers from data corruption attacks.Such attacks can result in modifications to system security policies, privilege escalation, and security attestation tampering, among others, and Microsoft’s KDP aims to prevent them through virtualizatio
Publish At:2020-07-09 12:54 | Read:284 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Security Architecture Data Protection Se

Cyberattack Simulation Company XM Cyber Raises $17 Million

XM Cyber, an Israel-based company that offers a cyberattack simulation platform, announced on Thursday that it raised $17 million in a Series B funding round.The latest funding round, which brings the total raised by the firm to $49 million, saw participation from Macquarie Capital, Nasdaq Ventures, Our Innovation Fund, and Swarth Group.The money will be use
Publish At:2020-07-09 05:11 | Read:106 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access R

NSA Publishes Recommendations on Securing IPsec VPNs

The National Security Agency (NSA) has published a series of recommendations on how to properly configure IP Security (IPsec) Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).Used within organizations of all sizes for remote connection to assets and for telework, VPNs can deliver the expected level of security if strong cryptography is employed and if admins perform regular
Publish At:2020-07-06 11:32 | Read:100 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access Risk Management Se

Threat Hunting Firm Hunters Raises $15 Million in Series A Round

Threat hunting solutions provider Hunters today announced that it closed a $15 million Series A funding round, which brings the total raised by the company to $20.4 million.The company plans to use the money to scale its solution to help identify attacks in the cloud, on the network, and on endpoints. The funds will allow Hunters to invest further in machine
Publish At:2020-06-30 12:42 | Read:106 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Clo

Microsoft Defender ATP Gets UEFI Scanner

Microsoft has extended the protection capabilities of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with the addition of a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) scanner.With hardware and firmware-level attacks increasing in frequency over the past several years, Microsoft has decided to expand its security solution’s capabilities to ensure it ca
Publish At:2020-06-18 14:15 | Read:205 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Security Architecture

Defending Your Budget: How to Show ROI of Cybersecurity Investments

For those of us who work in cybersecurity, the term “Return on Investment” (ROI) has no doubt made for awkward conversations. The solutions we work with have a return, but one that is commonly only evident during a malware attack or after a data breach has been thwarted. Like testing parachutes or evaluating new safety harnesses, performing a live demon
Publish At:2020-06-18 14:15 | Read:177 | Comments:0 | Tags:INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Security Infrastructure Management & S

Senator Raises Concerns About Ability of U.S. Intelligence to Protect Secrets

Senator Ron Wyden has raised concerns about the ability of U.S. intelligence agencies to protect what he describes as “some of the nation’s most sensitive secrets,” and he has sent a letter to the director of national intelligence asking for information on plans to improve cybersecurity.Sen. Wyden sent the letter to Director of National Intelligence John Rat
Publish At:2020-06-17 08:07 | Read:227 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Risk Management Data Protection Security

CIA Unit That Crafts Hacking Tools Didn't Protect Itself

A specialized CIA unit that developed hacking tools and cyber weapons didn’t do enough to protect its own operations and wasn't prepared to respond when its secrets were exposed, according to an internal report prepared after the worst data loss in the intelligence agency’s history."These shortcomings were emblematic of a culture that evolved over years that
Publish At:2020-06-16 16:40 | Read:151 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Inciden

T-Mobile Outage Mistaken for Massive DDoS Attack on U.S.

Wireless carrier T-Mobile on Monday suffered a major outage in the United States that impacted service at other carriers as well, and it ended up being reported as a “massive” distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.The incident started around noon and continued to impact T-Mobile’s network throughout the day, leaving millions without voice and text serv
Publish At:2020-06-16 14:11 | Read:311 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Incident Response Mo

Vectra Targets SOCs With Microsoft Defender ATP, Azure Sentinel Integration

Vectra Integrates Cognito with Microsoft Defender ATP and Azure Sentinel to Form a SOC Visibility TriadSan Jose, Calif-based threat detection firm Vectra has integrated its network threat detection and response (NDR) Cognito platform with Microsoft Defender and Microsoft Azure Sentinel to deliver Gartner's concept of the SOC Visibility Triad.Gartner introduc
Publish At:2020-06-09 10:56 | Read:249 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Security Infrastructure

US Seeks to Cut Off China's Huawei From Global Chip Suppliers

US officials moved Friday to cut off Chinese tech giant Huawei from global chipmakers, ramping up sanctions on the company seen by Washington as a national security risk.The Commerce Department said it was broadening its sanctions enforcement to include semiconductor designs that are developed using US software and technology.Officials said Huawei had been c
Publish At:2020-05-18 13:55 | Read:372 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Security Infrastructure

U.S. Restriction on Chipmakers Deals Critical Blow to Huawei

The latest U.S. sanctions on tech giant Huawei threaten to devastate the company and escalate a feud with China that could disrupt technology industries worldwide.Huawei Technologies Ltd. is one of the biggest makers of smartphones and network equipment, but that $123 billion-a-year business is in jeopardy after Washington announced further restrictions on u
Publish At:2020-05-18 13:54 | Read:497 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Security Infrastructure


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