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Cisco Duo warns that breach exposed phone numbers, phone carriers, metadata and other logs that could lead to downstream social engineering attacks.

NightVision, an early stage startup in the application security testing space, has raised $5.4 million in seed funding.

The Dark Angels (Dunghill) ransomware group claims to have stolen 1 Tb of data from Nexperia, which is investigating the incident.

Juniper Networks patches dozens of vulnerabilities in Junos OS, Junos OS Evolved, and other products.

ICS malware Fuxnet allegedly used by Ukrainian Blackjack group to disrupt industrial sensors and other systems belonging to a Moscow infrastructure firm.

Authorities in Australia and the US have arrested and charged two individuals for developing and selling the Hive RAT.

Former security engineer Shakeeb Ahmed was sentenced to prison for hacking and defrauding cryptocurrency exchanges.

Palo Alto Networks has started releasing hotfixes for the firewall zero-day CVE-2024-3400, which some have linked to North Korea’s Lazarus. 

The bill was approved on a bipartisan basis, 273-147, though it will still have to clear the Senate to become law.

A state-sponsored threat actor has been exploiting a zero-day in Palo Alto Networks firewalls for the past two weeks.

Financial terms of the translation were not disclosed but reports out of Tel Aviv valued the deal in the range of $350 million.

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Professional services company Slalom has appointed Christopher Burger as its first CISO.

Allied Universal announced that Deanna Steele has joined the company as CIO for North America.

Former DoD CISO Jack Wilmer has been named CEO of defensive and offensive cyber solutions provider SIXGEN.

Certificate lifecycle management firm Sectigo has hired Jason Scott as its CISO.

The State of Vermont has appointed John Toney as the state’s new CISO.

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Palo Alto Networks has started releasing hotfixes for the firewall zero-day CVE-2024-3400, which some have linked to North Korea’s Lazarus. 

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The US government says Midnight Blizzard’s compromise of Microsoft corporate email accounts “presents a grave and unacceptable risk to federal agencies.”

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Cisco Duo warns that breach exposed phone numbers, phone carriers, metadata and other logs that could lead to downstream social engineering attacks.

NightVision, an early stage startup in the application security testing space, has raised $5.4 million in seed funding.

The Dark Angels (Dunghill) ransomware group claims to have stolen 1 Tb of data from Nexperia, which is investigating the incident.

Juniper Networks patches dozens of vulnerabilities in Junos OS, Junos OS Evolved, and other products.

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Vienna, Virginia based C² Technologies announced that it has developed and delivered an iPhone Application to help train U.S. Army Patriot Missile crews. The Patriot Missile Defense System helps defend against advanced threats, including aircraft, missiles and UAVs by shooting them out of the sky.

Dell announced this morning that it is delivering new cloud-based services to simplify secure information access and sharing for physicians and hospitals and improve healthcare efficiency from the point of care to the data center and business office. The service offerings are designed for hospitals and physician practices that want to focus less on managing information and more on using it to improve patient care and to maximize reimbursements.

Einstein was credited with stating, "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." Change can look daunting when you’re the one responsible for optimizing your company’s security, risk and compliance posture. Past investments in point products make a change in direction feel like an unnatural act, but there are plenty of indicators that the status quo just doesn’t cut it any longer.

The Canadian government has recently been under cyber attack, resulting in foreign hackers gaining access to classified government information, according to a report from CBC News of Canada.

Smartphone security firm, Lookout, today released the findings of its second App Genome Report, based on an analysis of over 500,000 mobile apps across different device platforms and app markets. The results show that the Android Market is growing at a rate nearly three times faster than the Apple App Store.

In an interview earlier this year, Kristin Lovejoy, Vice President of Security Strategy at IBM, addressed growing security concerns across the North American business landscape. Lovejoy focused on global security threats facing organizations, unique challenges of managing security across IBM, and how security leaders can improve in 2011 and beyond.

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” - Satires of Juvenal“Good, Bad, I’m the one with the gun” - Bruce Campbell as Ash in “Army of Darkness” (1992)

Websense today unveiled a new Mobile DLP solution to help prevent sensitive data loss via mobile devices, whether connected through cellular carriers or WiFi. The new solution, Websense Mobile DLP™, helps prevent the loss of confidential data on iPads, iPhones, Android, and other mobile devices by utilizing content security controls.

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco today, Scott Charney, corporate vice president of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, urged public and private sectors to adopt a proposal for a global Internet health model. In his keynote address about Microsoft’s Collective Defense vision, Charney said that existing technology and organizational policies could be used to implement a device health model that promotes trusted online experiences.

RSA today announced a new solution designed to automate the identification, prioritization and resolution of enterprise security incidents and enabling CISOs to visualize and prioritize security threats while reducing the time-consuming investigation processes.

ipTrust today announced the availability of ipTrust Intelligence Service, a new service which enables technology, reseller and service provider partners to integrate ipTrust's reputation analytics into their solutions, adding a significant layer of protection against today's most sophisticated attacks.

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Financial terms of the translation were not disclosed but reports out of Tel Aviv valued the deal in the range of $350 million.