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MITRE has shared information on how China-linked hackers abused VMware for persistence and detection evasion in the recent hack.

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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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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MITRE has shared information on how China-linked hackers abused VMware for persistence and detection evasion in the recent hack.

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.

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Today at BlackBerry DEVCON Asia, Research In Motion launched the beta version of the BlackBerry WebWorks™ SDK for Tablet OS as well as new services and developer tools for BlackBerry devices. New features include access to core functionality in the BlackBerry PlayBook, as well as extensibility and robust security.

In a recent survey, 90 percent of U.S. and UK IT managers said they are planning to implement new mobile applications this year, with half saying that successfully managing mobile applications tops their priority list.

The AMBER Alert program, credited with the safe recovery of 525 children across the country, has a new ally: Facebook. And finally Facebook gets some good press.

Study from Cisco Highlights Surprising Attitudes on Compliance, Standards Adoption, and Challenges Meeting PCI DSS RequirementsSeventy percent of IT decision makers feel that their organization is more secure than it would be if PCI compliance were not required. That’s according to a recent survey of 500 IT decision-makers to uncover their thoughts on PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

Smart phones sales exploding worldwide. Gartner research has shown that smart phone sales in 2010 Q3 accounted for nearly 20% of all mobile device sales, with a growth of nearly 100% since the same quarter the previous year. This number is sure to rise.

RackSpace and Akamai Partner to Provide Hosting, Cloud computing, Content and Application Delivery Services, in a one-stop cloudHosting giant RackSpace, and Internet infrastructure provider Akamai Technologies, announced a partnership today that will bring Akamai’s web acceleration and cloud optimization services to RackSpace customers.

Growth in Mobile Broadband Globally Highlights Need for Increased Protection of Mobile DevicesDuring the course of 2010, mobile broadband subscriptions reached half-a-billion globally. Ericsson estimates that number to double before the end of 2011. The Asia Pacific region is expected to have the largest number of subscriptions with about 400 million, followed by North America and Western Europe with more than 200 million subscriptions each.

Blue Coat Systems today introduced Blue Coat ProxyOne, a Web security appliance that brings the same enterprise-class Web security used by FORTUNE 500 companies to smaller organizations at an affordable price point.

Data and voice communications provider, MegaPath, has entered the growing Managed Security Services market this week, announcing a suite of Security as a Service (SaaS) offerings.MegaPath was founded in 1996 and merged with Speakeasy and Covad Communications in 2010. MegaPath Managed Security Services customers aren’t required to be MegaPath connectivity customers, as it offers on-premises security services, allowing customers to leverage the Internet connection of their choice.

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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.