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January 7, 2020
By Kayla Coco-Stotts Posted January 7, 2020 Has Active Directory adapted to incorporate the explosion of technological innovation to provide the same overarching, dominant presence on all systems and applications? In an age where software updates and new systems are released at a rapid pace, it is important to evaluate whether Microsoft has been able...
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Cyber risks were cited as the top concern among businesses of all sizes in 2019, according to a Travelers report released in October. Of the 1,200 business leaders who participated in an insurer-sponsored survey, 55% said they worry some or a great deal about cyber risks, ahead of medical cost inflation (54%), employee benefit costs...
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The “MDB Leaker” vulnerability in the Microsoft Access Database could lead to a memory leak if left unpatched. Researchers today disclosed the details behind their discovery of CVE-2019-1463, a flaw inside the Microsoft Access database application that could lead to a memory leak if left unpatched. The “MDB Leaker” vulnerability could potentially affect more than...
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Home > Security News > Company News Armis was acquired by the venture capital firm Insight Partners in a $1.1 billion cash deal. The five-year-old Armis, which specializes in enterprise-level IoT security, will operate as an independent entity under the direction of its two co-founders Yevgeny Dibrov, CEO, and Nadir Izrael, CTO and the current...
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The US Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with a Utah company and its former CEO over allegations that shoddy security practices led to the personal information of over a million customers’ being illegally accessed in multiple hacks. InfoTrax Systems, L.C. and its founder and former CEO Mark Rawlins allegedly failed to use reasonable, low-cost, and...
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Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business has been purchased by Accenture Security from Broadcom, almost five months to the day from when the latter firm paid $11 billion for the unit. Accenture announced the acquisition on January 7 which includes Symantec’s enterprise level business unit that operates six security operations centers located in the United States,...
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Watch out! If you have any of the below-mentioned file managers and photography apps installed on your Android phone—even if downloaded from the official Google Store store⁠—you have been hacked and being tracked. These newly detected malicious Android apps are Camero, FileCrypt, and callCam that are believed to be linked to Sidewinder APT, a sophisticated...
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The Mirai botnet that made headlines in 2016 for taking out infrastructure through large-scale network attacks has become a reference point in the security industry for the damage that large IoT botnets can inflict. Since its source code was published and made available to anyone interested in building their own botnet, many Mirai variants have...
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The purchase, for an undisclosed amount, is scheduled to close in March. Accenture has announced that it will purchase Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business from Broadcom. The acquisition will add Symantec Cyber Security Services’ portfolio of services, including global threat monitoring and analysis, real-time adversary, and industry-specific threat intelligence and incident response services to that...
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Sir Richard Branson is so hacked off with cyber-criminals ripping off his name and image that he has released an animated guide to spotting online scams.  The video features two extremely pink cartoon renderings of the Virgin founder who work together to highlight a variety of scamming tactics over a soundtrack that conjures the most daring of James...
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Amazon has assembled a team of high-powered executives to retain its dominance and fend off rivals including Microsoft and Google. AWS still leads the cloud-computing market, and it’s not even close. Gartner’s most recent public-cloud market-share report, released in July, showed Amazon’s 2018 market share was more than three times the size of Microsoft’s –...
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Google has temporarily disconnected Xiaomi’s IP cameras from its Home Hub service after a user reported that he was seeing images from other people’s devices. Google’s Home Hub is the company’s answer to Amazon’s Echo – a connected home automation display controlled via the GUI and a voice assistant. You can use it to control...
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In the first major cybersecurity acquisition of 2020, Israeli company Armis has been acquired by private equity firm Insight Partners.  Under the terms of the agreement, Insight will acquire the company for cash at a valuation of $1.1bn, with participation from CapitalG for $100m and rollover from certain existing stockholders.  The deal represents the largest ever...
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January 14, 2020, is a day cybersecurity stakeholders should pay attention to, as it marks the end of Microsoft support in Windows 7. From a security perspective, both the routine monthly security patches as well as hotfixes for attacks in the wild will not be available, effectively making any newly discovered vulnerability a Windows 7...
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The new year means the roll out of Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). It’s the biggest change in Medicare’s payment methodology for home healthcare since the home health Prospective Payment System (PPS) was implemented and, like PPS, means that providers have to make significant changes to their operations under the new rules. What will it take...
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With help from Eric Geller, Mary Lee and Martin Matishak Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Cybersecurity is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Cybersecurity subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. Learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services at www.politicopro.com. Story...
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Emerging specs and protocols expected to make the simple act of opening an email a less risky proposition Email is one of the most successful communications media ever invented, and its reach continues to grow. Almost 300 billion emails are sent worldwide every day, and the number of worldwide users continues to grow at a...
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Mimecast, a London-headquartered cybersecurity company focused on email and data, announced this week that it was acquiring Israeli company Segasec, a provider of digital threat protection, for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2017, Segasec’s cyber tech protects companies from phishing, pharming, business email compromise, and ransomware. Get our weekly newsletter directly in your inbox! Sign...
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Cybersecurity firm Imperva recently announced the appointment of Pam Murphy as the new CEO, effective immediately. Interim CEO Charles Goodman will continue as chairman of the board. Previously, Pam Murphy served as COO of enterprise software company Infor. Prior to Infor, Murphy served multiple leadership positions at Oracle Corp. and Andersen Consulting. Her background includes...
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By day, Dr. Ali Hadi is a professor that teaches cybersecurity courses as Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. At night, he researches various aspects of cybersecurity. It was his research and conference presentations around network security and the Zeek framework that caught our attention. So, we reached out to him and asked him to participate...
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