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Code42 Incydr enhanced detection monitors Git to protect source code and avoid IP theft

Code42 has enhanced source code exfiltration detection within its Code42 Incydr product to specifically support Git push commands to personal or unsanctioned code repositories, whether GitHub, Bitbucket, Azure DevOps, and other Git-supported platforms. Incydr detects and prioritizes data transfer to locations other than your sanctioned locations and then alerts security analysts with the context they need to take swift action through an appropriate response control. This capability is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and VDI … More

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Lookout extends collaboration with Verizon to bring data-centric cloud security to businesses

Lookout has expanded its partnership with Verizon to deliver the Lookout Cloud Security Platform to Verizon business customers. The Lookout Cloud Security Platform helps safeguard an organizations’ data, identify and mitigate threats and facilitates secure access to the web, private apps and cloud services (SaaS) deployed in a multi-cloud environment. The Lookout Cloud Security Platform safeguards data everywhere it goes While cloud connectivity has boosted productivity and collaboration, it has also amplified security gaps as … More

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Vector Capital invests $100 million in Malwarebytes to improve cyberprotection for organizations

Vector Capital announced it will make a strategic $100 million minority investment in Malwarebytes. As part of the transaction, Vector Capital Managing Directors Sandy Gill and Dave Fishman will join the company’s Board of Directors. Malwarebytes plans to leverage the investment to further innovate the company’s product portfolios, accelerate momentum with channel partners and consolidate its ownership structure. Malwarebytes will add intuitive new features to its award-winning consumer protection and privacy suite and continue to … More

Appointments

Napier names Greg Watson as CEO

Napier has named its current Chief Operations Officer Greg Watson, as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect, as former CEO Julian Dixon moves into a full-time role as Founder and Board Member. Greg’s tenure at Napier as well his wealth of experience in operational management and business strategy, gained at the likes of Fenergo, HSBC and UBS, makes him the ideal choice to lead Napier into its next phase of growth, building on the past … More

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US to award $1B to state, local, and territorial governments to improve cyber resilience

The US government will award $1 billion in grants to help state, local, and territorial (SLT) governments address cybersecurity risks, strengthen the cybersecurity of their critical infrastructure, and ensure cyber resilience against persistent cyber threats. “Applicants have 60 days to apply for a grant, which can be used to fund new or existing cybersecurity programs,” the US Department of Homeland Security pointed out in the announcement. About the grant program SLT governments face many challenges … More

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ActiveState Artifact Repository reduces the risk of securing Python supply chain

ActiveState releases ActiveState Artifact Repository to enable organizations to securely build Python dependencies directly from source code. Rather than developers importing prebuilt Python dependencies from a public repository like the Python Package Index (PyPI), or from some internal build process that may not be secured from supply chain attacks, all Python artifacts are created via ActiveState’s secure build service and stored directly in their own private ActiveState Artifact Repository for distribution, creating a closed-loop environment … More

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Belden and Cylus join forces to provide cybersecurity platform for rail operators

Belden has joined forces with Cylus, and will enable customers that use Belden’s Firewall to supplement it with an optimized version of CylusOne software available for license from Cylus. The combination of Belden and Cylus solutions that customers will be able to implement offers a cybersecurity platform for rail operators for both rolling stock and signaling systems. As the rail industry continues to adopt automated, wireless, and connected technologies – both trackside and onboard – … More

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Rick Jackson joins Veeam Software as CMO

Rick Jackson is an experienced marketing leader who most recently held chief marketing roles at Qlik, Rackspace and VMware. He will lead Veeam’s global marketing organization as it continues to drive brand preference and ongoing growth as the market leader of Modern Data Protection solutions spanning Cloud, Virtual, Physical, Hybrid, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Kubernetes environments. Jackson has been at the forefront of technology throughout his career. He joins Veeam after eight years at Qlik, where … More

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Splunk names Tom Casey as SVP and GM, Platform

Splunk has named Tom Casey as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Platform, effective September 20, 2022. Reporting to Gary Steele, President and Chief Executive Officer of Splunk, Casey will lead the company’s platform strategy, including development and operations of the Splunk Platform. Casey brings over 25 years of experience in technology, with a focus on helping scale cloud and enterprise software companies into multi-product platforms. Most recently, Casey served as Senior Vice President, Engineering … More

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Take cybersecurity out to where employees and data are coming together

Every morning, we wake up and chances are, we start immediately accessing and consuming information. Whether it’s accessing personal emails, downloading sales reports, or paying bills, we’re switching devices constantly, and are used to managing both our personal and work lives from anywhere. Cybercriminals are keenly aware that users are constantly switching between personal and corporate devices, or even blurring the lines between the two. Thanks to cloud technologies, we’ve made huge convenience and productivity … More

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The 25 most popular programming languages and trends

CircleCI released the 2022 State of Software Delivery report, which examines two years of data from more than a quarter billion workflows and nearly 50,000 organizations around the world, and provides insight for engineering teams to understand how they can better succeed. “Our findings show that elite software delivery teams are adopting developer-friendly tools and practices that allow them to automate, scale, and successfully embrace change when necessary. The ability to move quickly is crucial … More

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Open-source software usage slowing down for fear of vulnerabilities, exposures, or risks

Anaconda released its annual 2022 State of Data Science report, revealing the widespread trends, opportunities, and perceived blockers facing the data science, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) industries. The global study targeted the open-source community through three cohorts of academics, industry professionals, and students. While open-source software was created by and for developers, it is now an integral part of commercial software development and the backbone for continuous enterprise innovation. Of those surveyed, … More