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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

week in review

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


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

Norton Security UWP app helps protect Lenovo laptop PCs from hackers and online scams

NortonLifeLock announced that the Norton Security Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app will be pre-installed on select new Lenovo laptop PCs. Expanding its collaboration of more than two decades, NortonLifeLock will help protect Lenovo’s always-on, always-connected laptops, including the Yoga 5G (known as Lenovo Flex 5G in the US), IdeaPad 5G and IdeaPad 4G LTE, bringing a trusted level of security to consumers. “We’re thrilled to expand our work with a forward-thinking brand like Lenovo that … More


User data privacy decisions can be easily manipulated

Data privacy is an important topic in the digitalized economy. Recent policy changes have aimed to strengthen users’ control over their own data. Yet new research from Copenhagen Business School finds designers of cookie banners can affect users’ privacy choices by manipulating the choice architecture and with simple changes can increase absolute consent by 17%. A website cookie banner is the consent management tool that allows users to give their consent to process their personal … More


Digital criminals turn toward vaccines to capitalize on COVID-19

Cybercriminals continue to capitalize on the hysteria and worry caused by COVID-19, both in the physical sphere and digital ecosystem, exploiting the significant global unmet demand for vaccines. Over the past year, my firm has continuously monitored the surface, deep, and dark web for malicious activity related to COVID-19, witnessing a trend in the manipulation of the digital ecosystem for commercial gain or other malicious ends related to the topic of vaccines. Back in 2019, … More

VMware and Vapor IO build a Multi-Cloud Services Grid to simplify the delivery of distributed 5G systems

VMware and Vapor IO announced they are building a Multi-Cloud Services Grid that integrates the VMware Telco Cloud Platform with Vapor IO’s Kinetic Grid platform, allowing developers and service operators to hypercompose grid services on-demand. The collaboration aims to greatly simplify and lower the costs of deploying distributed 5G systems and real-time applications by stitching together multiple cloud and edge environments into a unifying framework that can serve up resources for use, on-demand, across shared … More

Group-IB opens MEA Threat Intelligence & Research Center in Dubai

Group-IB has officially announced the opening of its Middle East & Africa Threat Intelligence & Research Center in Dubai. The grand opening, held at the Habtoor Palace Dubai, was attended by representatives of the local financial organizations, government institutions, and the guest of honor, Mr. Craig Jones, INTERPOL Cybercrime director. Group-IB’s leadership views the opening of its MEA Threat Intelligence & Research Center as a critical milestone toward achieving the strategic goal of building the … More

IntSights enhances its platform to expand investigation capabilities and threat library

IntSights announced enhancements to the company’s External Threat Protection Suite, offering customers a brand new experience and functionality to its TIP module that greatly streamline research and investigation workflows, reducing timelines from days to hours. The result is faster research for threat hunters and SOC analysts while they are working both within and outside of the IntSights platform. Delivered through an elegant single pane of glass and deployed in a matter of hours, IntSights’ External … More

NetSPI raises $90M to fuel innovation, growth, global expansion and product innovation

NetSPI announced it has raised $90 million in growth funding led by KKR, with participation from Ten Eleven Ventures. The investment will be used to further accelerate NetSPI’s rapid growth by expanding the company’s cyber security and client experience teams, investing in product innovation, and deepening operations across U.S. and international markets. “The reality is that cyber security attacks today are inevitable and put organizations at grave risk,” said NetSPI President and Chief Executive Officer … More