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The liquid software company, JFrog has announced its intention to acquire Vdoo Connected Trust Ltd. (“Vdoo”). The company plans to accelerate its efforts to provide an industry-leading security offering to support DevOps users as they respond to the disruption in the market for continuous software delivery. As part of the JFrog Platform, Vdoo will accelerate JFrog’s vision of becoming the company behind all software updates and creating a world of Liquid Software by expanding its...

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Despite the increased use of mobile device management (MDM), mobile phishing among financial services was at an all-time high last year. A report conducted by endpoint security expert, Lookout, revealed a 125% increase in exposure to considerable risk in both financial services and insurance organisations. The financial report also uncovered that the risk exposure to malware and risky applications increased by over 400%, leaving employees and customers in this industry vulnerable to a breach. Phishing...

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Supplier: Edgescan Website: www.edgescan.com Price: Based on assets Scores Performance 5/5 Features 5/5 Value for Money 4/5 Ease of Use 5/5 Overall 5/5 Verdict: Fullstack vulnerability management made easy - Edgescan does all the hard work so you don’t have to The pandemic has undoubtedly led to a massive surge in cyber-attacks but even as restrictions start to ease, businesses can’t afford to relax as these threats will keep evolving and continue long into the...

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Latest Version Of Synopsys’ BSIMM10 Study Highlights The Impact Of DevOps On Software Security.

Synopsys, Inc. has released its 2021 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report, which examines the result of more than 1,500 audits of commercial codebases. Produced by  the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) and performed by the Black Duck® Audit Services team, the report highlights trends in open source usage within commercial applications, while simultaneously providing insights to help commercial and open source developers better understand the interconnected software ecosystem they are part of. It also presents the widespread risks posed by unmanaged open source, including security vulnerabilities, outdated or abandoned components, and license compliance issues.  Open source software provides the foundation for the vast majority of applications across all industries. Unfortunately, these industries, to varying degrees, are struggling to manage the associated risk. As a matter of fact,...

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It has been revealed today that social media platform LinkedIn is the latest to suffer a website scraping attack at the hands of cyber criminals. Data belonging to over 500 million of its users has been posted online and is reportedly being sold to hackers. The news comes only days after it was revealed that over half a billion Facebook users had their data posted online following website scraping. Facebook has been downplaying the incident...

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As 2020 concluded, it was widely accepted that remote working was here to stay. In fact, 60% of the UK workforce have transferred to a remote model during the first lockdown, and the trend will likely continue long after the pandemic as workers come to expect more flexibility from their employers. However, while this may prompt office workers around the world to celebrate the death of the morning commute, there is a darker side to remote working. According...

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Waving Goodbye to Enterprise Passwords

Hitachi Europe limited and My1Login have announced a Technology Partnership to deliver enhanced security solutions to address one of the cybersecurity industry’s most compelling challenges – passwords. The combined solution optimises security and convenience whilst enabling a significant ROI as a result of a number productivity and efficiency benefits. The two companies will deliver solutions utilising Hitachi’s VeinID Five product together with My1Login’s Identity and Access Management software to eliminate the need for passwords in...

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New technique designed to prevent medical imaging cyberthreats

A new artificial intelligence technique has been created to protect medical devices from malicious operating instructions in a cyberattack as well as other human and system errors. Tom Mahler, a researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, presented his research, “A Dual-Layer Architecture for the Protection of Medical Devices from Anomalous Instructions” on August 26 at the 2020 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2020). Complex medical devices such as CT (computed...

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The rise of Community-Powered Threat Hunting

Next-Gen SIEM provider, Securonix has announced availability of its SearchMore functionality that helps operations teams better detect and respond to threats that bypass preventative and detection controls. The company states that "SearchMore delivers the industry’s first Community-Powered Threat Hunting capability and provides the ability to search on real-time, streaming data, as well as long-term data." CEO Sachin Nayyar elaborated: “This is a huge step in cybersecurity monitoring. With a combination of cloud-native and big data...

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Who are the new heads at NCSC and MI6?

Lindy Cameron, the first woman CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre – a public facing division of GCHQ and primary technical authority on cybersecurity - is replacing its first CEO, Ciaran Martin, when he steps down on 31 August. Cameron will then formally become CEO in October following a handover period. Cameron has excellent credentials for the role with more than twenty years’ experience in national security policy and crisis management. These include responsibility...

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