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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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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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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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Worldwide revenue for mobile security client software grew 16% between the first and second quarter of 2010, according to Infonetics Research, a market research firm.Infonetics' Security Client Software report provides regional and worldwide market size, select market share, forecasts through 2014, and analysis for security client software for consumer and enterprise desktops/laptops, and for mobile security clients, including data protection clients for smartphones.Some excerpts from its updated 2010 report:

WhiteHat Security, a provider of website risk management solutions, unveiled its Threat Research Center (TRC) this week. The company has assembled a team of website security gurus to operate as an extension of an organization's information security team.

HP’s acquisition of ArcSight has been completed and ArcSight is now officially a subsidiary of HP. HP paid approximately $1.5 billion for the company, shelling out $43.50 per share in cash.

BAE Systems has named Paul Falkler to lead its Cyber Security Solutions business area. Falkler comes to BAE from SAIC, where he served as vice president of Strategic Development. At SAIC, he led the development of a portfolio of cyber security services while also overseeing cyber-related acquisitions.

Pennsylvania’s Chief Information Officer Brenda Orth will resign, effective October 31, according to an announcement made today.The commonwealth's chief technology officer, Tony Encinias, will serve as interim chief information officer while retaining his current position. Brenda Orth was appointed in January 2008. She previously served as chief technology officer for the commonwealth.

Rapid7, a Boston, Massachusetts based provider of vulnerability management and penetration testing solutions, today announced the availability of Metasploit Pro, its new software targeted to security professionals in enterprises, government agencies and consulting firms who need to test the security of networks.

The industrialized hackers are intent on one goal--making money. They also know the basic rules of the business of increasing revenues while cutting costs. (Part IV In a Series on Cybercrime.

Ridge Global names former US-CERT Director and former Director of the National Cyber Security Division at the Department of Homeland Security to Board of AdvisorsRidge Global, the security and risk management services company founded by Tom Ridge, nation's first secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, today announced is has named Amit Yoran, CEO of Netwitness Corporation, to the company's board of advisors.

Company Announces New Solution for Cloud Risk Assessment, Monitoring and Assurance Target Compliance, Security and Threats in Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud Environments As Global 2000 private and large public sector organizations face increasing compliance and security demands, they are virtualizing more of their IT operations through private and public cloud environments. In this transition, organizations still need to "gracefully lose control" without undermining governance, risk management and compliance requirements.

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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.