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Trends that will shape the security industry in 2022

Entering 2022, the world continues to endure the pandemic. But the security industry has, no doubt, continued to shift, adapt, and develop in spite of things. Several trends have even accelerated. Beyond traditional “physical security,” a host of frontiers like AI, cloud computing, IoT, and cybersecurity are being rapidly pioneered by entities big and small in our industry. By all appearances, the security industry is in a stage of redefining itself. It is moving from … More

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IR and SimEx: Can and should they be standardized?

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) intends to launch a new assurance scheme for incident response (IR) and simulated exercises (SimEx) in Q2 2022, which could become a real gamechanger for the security sector. This will effectively see the standardization of IR and SimEx across the board and extend the commercial reach, opening new markets to assured providers. But is standardization necessary and how will it change things? Previously, the NCSC only provided the Cyber … More

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Video surveillance systems market to grow steadily by 2026

The video surveillance systems market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.06% over the forecast period 2021 to 2026, according to ResearchAndMarkets. Commercial segment is to dominate the video surveillance systems market The infrastructure segment includes road, rail, airports, stadiums, etc. Technological advancements in the video surveillance industry have led to the development of night vision cameras designed to work in low-lit areas. Infrastructure segments, specifically roads, need night-vision cameras to monitor traffic … More

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ZeroFox acquires IDX to address emerging security challenges and goes public through a merger with LNFA

ZeroFox and L&F Acquisition Corp. (LNFA) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that will result in ZeroFox becoming a publicly traded company with an expected equity value of approximately $1.4 billion, assuming no redemptions. As part of the transaction, ZeroFox will acquire IDX, a digital privacy protection and data breach response services company, resulting in the creation of a cybersecurity provider addressing the full lifecycle of external cyber … More

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LogMeIn establishes LastPass as an independent cloud security company

LogMeIn, a provider of cloud-based solutions such as LastPass, GoToConnect, GoToMeeting, and Rescue, announced the intent to establish LastPass as a standalone company. The category leader in zero-knowledge password management, LastPass is used by more than 30 million users and 85,000 businesses worldwide and is set for strong and sustained growth as consumers and businesses continue prioritizing password security. By establishing LastPass as a standalone business, the company plans to increase investment in the customer … More

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Week in review: Apache Log4j 0day exploited, Kali Linux 2021.4 released, Patch Tuesday forecast

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, articles and interviews: Critical RCE 0day in Apache Log4j library exploited in the wild (CVE-2021-44228) A critical zero-day vulnerability in Apache Log4j (CVE-2021-44228), a widely used Java logging library, is being leveraged by attackers in the wild. Kali Linux 2021.4 released: Wider Samba compatibility, The Social-Engineer Toolkit, new tools, and more! Offensive Security released Kali Linux 2021.4, which comes with a number of improvements: … More

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Cybercrime supply chain: Fueling the rise in ransomware

Trend Micro released a research detailing the murky cybercrime supply chain behind much of the recent surge in ransomware attacks. Demand has increased so much over the past two years that many cybercriminal markets now have their own “Access-as-a-Service” sections. “Media and corporate cybersecurity attention have been focused only on the ransomware payload when we need to focus first on mitigating the activity of initial access brokers,” said David Sancho, senior threat researcher for Trend … More

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Week in review: How CISSP can change a career, rural hospitals cybersecurity, Patch Tuesday forecast

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, articles and interviews: Attackers are exploiting zero-day RCE flaw to target Windows users (CVE-2021-40444) Attackers are exploiting CVE-2021-40444, a zero-day remote code execution vulnerability in MSHTML (the main HTML component of the Internet Explorer browser), to compromise Windows/Office users in “a limited number of targeted attacks,” Microsoft has warned. September 2021 Patch Tuesday forecast: It’s new operating system season Microsoft has released Server 2022 … More

Optilan appoints Kari Williams as Sales and Marketing Director

Optilan has appointed Kari Williams as its new Sales and Marketing Director. Kari Williams joins Optilan from the iconic Rolls Royce brand, which she was most recently Vice President of Marketing, responsible for Services. Having spent time in both the UK and Thailand, Kari has worked globally with customers, suppliers and governments across diverse sectors such as Civil Aerospace, Defence and Energy markets with a focus on Sales, Business Development, Marketing and Transformation. Kari provided … More

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Week in review: The state of maritime cybersecurity, zero trust architecture challenges

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, articles and interviews: Patched: Critical bug with public PoC exploit in Cisco infrastructure virtualization software (CVE-2021-34746) A critical vulnerability (CVE-2021-34746) that affects Cisco Enterprise NFV Infrastructure Software (NFVIS) has been patched and Cisco is urging enterprise admins to quickly upgrade to a fixed version, as proof-of-concept exploit code is already available. Ransomware gangs target organizations during holidays and weekends Ransomware gangs may take advantage … More

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Getting ahead of a major blind spot for CISOs: Third-party risk

For many CISOs and security leaders, it was not long ago that their remit focused on the networks and digital ecosystems for their organization alone. In today’s digital world, those days are a thing of the past with a growing number of businesses relying on third-party vendors to scale, save time and outsource expertise in order to stay ahead. With this change, new security risks affiliated with third-party vendors are more prevalent than ever before. … More