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Bolster has raised $14 million in Series B funding for technology integrations for its AI-powered phishing protection platform.

The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) is informing nearly 55,000 individuals that they have been impacted by a ransomware attack.

Under the new U.S. Cyber Trust Mark Initiative, manufacturers can affix the label on their products if they meet federal cybersecurity standards.

Attackers are getting more sophisticated, better armed, and faster. Nothing in Rapid7’s 2024 Attack Intelligence Report suggests that this will change.

It will be interesting to see how AI continues to evolve and how it is used by defenders as they attempt to leapfrog attackers and protect the organization against new forms of AI attacks.

Unfading Sea Haze has been targeting military and government entities in South China Sea countries since 2018.

The personal information of 400,000 individuals was compromised in a data breach at El Centro Del Barrio (CentroMed).

Intercontinental Exchange, the company that operates NYSE and other exchanges, has agreed to pay a $10 million fine related to a 2021 hack.

Mastercard is integrating AI into its fraud-prediction technology that it expects will be able to see patterns in stolen cards faster and allow banks to replace them before they are used by criminals.

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Delaware startup secures a $25 million Series B funding round from PeakSpan Capital and Oxx. SOCRadar has raised to $30.2 million to date.

People on the Move

Wendy Zheng named as CFO and Joe Diamond as CMO at cyber asset management firm Axonius.

Intelligent document processing company ABBYY has hired Clayton C. Peddy as CISO.

Digital executive protection services provider BlackCloak has appointed Ryan Black as CISO.

Joe Levy has been appointed Sophos’ permanent CEO, and Jim Dildine has been named the company’s CFO.

CISA executive assistant director for cybersecurity Eric Goldstein is leaving the agency after more than three years.

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Attackers are getting more sophisticated, better armed, and faster. Nothing in Rapid7’s 2024 Attack Intelligence Report suggests that this will change.

As chatbots become more adventurous, the dangers will increase.

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CISA has added CVE-2023-43208, an unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability, to its KEV catalog. 

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Bolster has raised $14 million in Series B funding for technology integrations for its AI-powered phishing protection platform.

The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) is informing nearly 55,000 individuals that they have been impacted by a ransomware attack.

Under the new U.S. Cyber Trust Mark Initiative, manufacturers can affix the label on their products if they meet federal cybersecurity standards.

Attackers are getting more sophisticated, better armed, and faster. Nothing in Rapid7’s 2024 Attack Intelligence Report suggests that this will change.

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Boulder, Colorado-based identity and access management firm Symplified, on Wednesday announced “Symplified Structure”, a platform that enables telcos, cloud service providers, cloud application brokers, and cloud application hosting companies to integrate identity and access management (IAM) into their cloud services offerings.

Security giant Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) today reported the results of its fourth quarter and the fiscal year 2012, ended March 30, 2012. For the fiscal year, GAAP revenue was $6.73 billion, up 9 percent year-over-year and up 6 percent after adjusting for currency.The company reported GAAP revenue of $1.68 billion for its fiscal fourth quarter, flat year-over-year and up 1 percent after adjusting for currency.Key financial metrics reported today include:

Ice Cream is Always Tastier on the Other Cone. Why Cloud SEM is Better Than Your SEM.I'm going to take you through a story, then a rant and then I’ll sprinkle on some clarity. Although the correlation might be hard to grasp, I promise to take it full circle. If you get one thing out of this post, it’s that the cloud is tasty.

Wave Systems, a Massachusetts-based provider of security, data protection and encryption solutions, today launched "Scrambles", a new service designed to enable users to post secure content across social media sites.Scrambls is free and allows businesses and consumers to encrypt text over services including Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail, and define who can and cannot see the “scrambled” posts.

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute have come together to create a layered approach for enterprises to deal with insider threats. The Insider Threat Security Reference Architecture (ITSRA) was born from existing best practices and data taken from 700 cases of insider related crime.There are four layers to the ITSRA:

Verizon Wireless, the largest carrier in the U.S., has signed an agreement with Cellcrypt, a provider of mobile encryption software, to market its offerings to the government. At present, the co-branded service is undergoing testing; it will be widely available this fall.

There is more to the Flashback attacks than simply infecting computers. According to Symantec, a version of the malware targets Google in an advertising fraud scheme that could generate up to $10,000 a day in profits for the fraudsters.Symantec dubbed the variant Flashback.K. After some reverse engineering, the firm determined the malware is being used in a click fraud scheme designed to hijack clicks on legitimate Google ads and send them to websites that paid them to generate traffic.

Pindrop Security, a startup focused on combating phone-based fraud, today announced that it has closed a $1 million seed round of financing, coming from a sizable pool of investors that the company says will be used to grow its customer base and expand product development.

Attack Traffic Originating from The United States Jumped Nearly 37% in Q4 2011, Says Akamai Report.Internet infrastructure giant Akamai Technologies, released its Fourth Quarter, 2011 State of the Internet report on Monday which provides insights into global statistics including Internet penetration, mobile traffic and data consumption, connection speeds, and Internet attack traffic.

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A critical vulnerability tracked as CVE-2024-34359 and dubbed Llama Drama can allow hackers to target AI product developers.

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Google is invoking the 'monoculture' word in response to a scathing U.S. government report on Microsoft's inadequate cybersecurity practices.