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A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. [Read More]
Valtix emerges from stealth mode with a cloud-native network security platform and $14 million in initial funding. [Read More]
Google is making web browsing with Chrome safer with a new option for reporting suspicious websites and a new warning mechanism for sites that use deceptive URLs. [Read More]
Nine Oregon Department of Human Services employees opened a phishing email and clicked on a link that gave attacker(s) access to their email accounts. [Read More]
Professional services company Accenture this week announced the acquisition of Deja vu Security. [Read More]
Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau, the company that operates American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to a recent data breach affecting millions of individuals. [Read More]
SecurityScorecard, a provider of security ratings, has completed a $50 million Series D financing round led by Riverwood Capital, bringing the company’s total funding to $110 million. [Read More]
Cloudflare releases a new free API designed to help CAs securely issue certificates by ensuring that malicious actors cannot complete the domain control validation process via BGP hijacking and DNS spoofing attacks. [Read More]
The Kremlin on Tuesday said Moscow had been the victim of US cyberattacks "for years" following a New York Times report that Washington is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's power grid. [Read More]
Florida’s county elections departments will retain $2.3 million in unspent grant money aimed at stopping cyber-attacks on the state’s voting system, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday. [Read More]

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Devon Kerr's picture
How healthcare organizations used a trail of digital evidence to identify the type of attack they were experiencing and developed a remediation strategy.
Alastair Paterson's picture
Diversity of thought fosters psychological safety, which is a shared belief among teams that they perceive they are safe to take risks, and is one of the core indicators of highly effective teams.
Jim Gordon's picture
While I have blogged pretty frequently in the past, this is my first official column for any sort of major publication, and I am grateful for the opportunity from SecurityWeek.
Marc Solomon's picture
Security teams should be able to detect threats faster and use that knowledge to pivot and accelerate parallel investigations that are separate but related.
Ashley Arbuckle's picture
The convergence of security products and services is a welcomed development and will lead to improved security.
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Five examples of how insecurity can actually help bolster a security program by allowing an organization to continually learn and make changes, thus improving.
Seema Haji's picture
As OT environments evolve, security is key to thwarting attacks with the potential to cause large and costly disruptions.
Ellison Anne Williams's picture
While threats facing private industry and government may once have looked distinctly different, the line separating attackers pursuing these two arenas is now so blurred that it’s often hard to distinguish one from another.
Marc Solomon's picture
Marc Solomon reviews the list of five characteristics to see how Gartner defined an intelligence-driven SOC four years ago and compare that list to where we are today.
Ashley Arbuckle's picture
Even if SMBs don’t have the resources for a comprehensive security assessment and possible overhaul, incremental change is better than none.