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  • How to navigate the new Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) June 11, 2021
    The Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) passed yesterday in the state's senate and will go into effect in July 2023 – creating an additional  regulation that organizations must comply with or face hefty fines and eroding consumer trust. 
  • Registration is open for webinar on increasing your organization's operational resilience June 11, 2021
    The move to a platform economy, the foundation of which is cloud and mobility, is accelerating a new imperative to address security and resilience holistically. The growing challenge of sustaining business operations in this hyperconnected world has created a need for a comprehensive and integrated approach to both. The ultimate goal is operational resilience. Microsoft’s […]
  • Cloud security priorities of “pandemic-evolved” businesses June 11, 2021
    Devo Technology announced the results of a report assessing the current state and pace of change with regards to enterprise cloud transformation initiatives and the ramifications on teams running a Security Operations Center (SOC). The report found that the global pandemic accelerated business transformation far past the cloud tipping point and uncovered severe and far-reaching implications […]
  • Increased cybersecurity mandates coming for state and local governments June 11, 2021
    The past year’s COVID-19 pandemic marked an unparalleled turning point that has completely changed the world as we know it. When businesses and organizations from many industries rushed to establish business continuity from home, hackers took full advantage of the remote work conditions that provided easy targets in unsecure environments. Although people are returning to […]
  • 10 most popular cybersecurity metrics June 10, 2021
    Among highly regulated, global organizations, Panaseer has determined that the top ten most frequently used security metrics are (in order of popularity): 
  • 48% of businesses don't use a user verification policy for password reset calls to IT service desks June 10, 2021
    Nearly half (48%) of organizations do not have a user verification policy in place for password reset calls to IT service desks, according to a new Specops Software survey, which highlights social engineering vulnerabilities among IT service help desks.
  • The buyer’s dilemma: Insights and tips on finding the right cybersecurity vendor June 10, 2021
    Enterprise security professionals face a difficult task. The growth of the cybersecurity market has led to increased clutter and overwhelming fragmentation. Before we dig into the tips that enterprise security professionals should keep top of mind when seeking out the right vendor, let’s delve into the primary pain points that buyers face.
  • Zero Trust, a core component of any modern security strategy June 10, 2021
    In the spirit of building a solid foundation, Zero Trust security has once again come into the forefront. Whie the concept of Zero Trust is not new, the reality is that not enough organizations have adopted those in IT and security, the concept of identity-centric protection isn’t anything new.
  • US and Australian law enforcement hack into app to read millions of encrypted messages to disrupt organized crime internationally June 9, 2021
    The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Dutch National Police (Politie), and the Swedish Police Authority (Polisen), in cooperation with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and 16 other countries have carried out with the support of Europol one of the largest and most sophisticated law enforcement operations to date in the fight against […]
  • Kimsuky APT continues to target South Korean government June 9, 2021
    The Kimsuky APT—also known as Thallium, Black Banshee, and Velvet Chollima— continues to target the South Korean government, according to the Malwarebytes Threat Intelligence team, who is actively monitoring this actor and has been able to spot phishing websites, malicious documents, and scripts that have been used to target high profile people within the government of […]

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  • Investing in the right future for the cloud June 14, 2021
    In the last decade we have seen cloud technology evolve from a useful competitive business tool to one of the key foundations of the business world. Migrating assets, application and infrastructure to the cloud is an underpinning objective for most digital transformation strategies, with the aim of creating a more agile and adaptable operation. While […]
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  • Business leaders now feel more vulnerable to cyber attacks June 14, 2021
    45% of business leaders claim that their company has experienced more network security incidents as a result of the pandemic, according to a new survey from Telia Carrier. Geographically speaking, 55% of US and 49% of UK respondents have experienced the most severe impact to their network security due to these attacks (suggesting that their […]
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  • Phishing maintained near-record levels in the first quarter of 2021 June 14, 2021
    The APWG’s new Phishing Activity Trends Report reveals that phishing maintained near-record levels in the first quarter of 2021, after landmark increases of 2020 in which reported phishing websites doubled. The number of reported phishing websites peaked in January 2021 with an all-time high of 245,771 before declining later in the quarter. Still, March suffered […]
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  • PrivacyMic: A smart home system that doesn’t record speech June 14, 2021
    Microphones are perhaps the most common electronic sensor in the world, with an estimated 320 million listening for our commands in the world’s smart speakers. The trouble is that they’re capable of hearing everything else, too. But now, a team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a system that can inform a smart home […]
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  • Data teams are discovering the benefits of automation and flexible coding June 14, 2021
    Ascend.io announced results from its research study about the work capacity and priorities of data teams, including data analysts, data scientists, data engineers, and enterprise architects. Conducted in Q2 2021, findings from more than 400 U.S.-based data professionals reveal key insights on their teams’ current workload, productivity bottlenecks, and their organizations’ accelerated need for data […]
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  • Week in review: Microsoft Teams risks, open-source dependencies, DNS’s role in network security June 13, 2021
    Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: Data sharing in a smart city: Choosing the right approach To achieve a true smart city and improve the quality of life for citizens, it should be a citywide effort. This entails sharing data for collaboration and coordination between previously disconnected people […]
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  • Cyborg Security’s capabilities combat attacks on critical infrastructure and supply chains June 13, 2021
    Cyborg Security unveiled new capabilities within the HUNTER content platform. These capabilities are designed to defend against rapidly evolving threats, including growing attacks on critical infrastructure and supply chains, while reducing Mean-Time-to-Deployment (MTTDp) of threat hunting and detection content. Cyberattacks against critical infrastructure and supply chains not only impact federal, state and local governments, but […]
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  • Snowpark enables AtScale to execute complex analytical functions within the Snowflake Data Cloud June 12, 2021
    AtScale announced integration with Snowflake’s Snowpark Java UDFs. Snowpark enables AtScale to execute advanced analytic functions within the Snowflake Data Cloud, further optimizing complex analysis, query performance and resource consumption, resulting in unparalleled ROI. This initial integration provides a foundation for embedding additional, high-value services within the Snowflake Data Cloud. The AtScale semantic layer provides […]
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  • Honeycomb Metrics bridges the gap between traditional debugging practices and modern systems June 12, 2021
    Honeycomb announced the availability of Honeycomb Metrics. The new feature enables customers already using observability to quickly identify and resolve application issues by allowing them to correlate metrics-based indicators of system health from the same interface. This streamlined view bridges the gap between traditional monitoring and modern observability practices, providing engineering teams with simplicity and […]
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  • Adrian Szwarcburg joins DigitSec as SVP of business development June 12, 2021
    Software industry veteran Adrian Szwarcburg has joined DigitSec, provider of the AppSec testing platform purpose-built for Salesforce, as senior vice president of business development. Szwarcburg most recently was vice president of channel sales and partnerships at AutoRABIT, a DevOps and data protection provider. He has led global channel sales and partnerships at software and SaaS […]
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