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Broadcom flips Symantec to Accenture Security

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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Accenture acquires Context Information Security

Accenture Security has entered into an agreement to acquire the MSSP Context Information Security from its previous owner Babcock International Group. The deal’s financial details were not disclosed, but Accenture said all 250 Context employees will be brought over. Context was founded in 1988 and provides cyber defense, intelligence-driven red team, vulnerability research and incident…
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2019 Mergers and acquisitions

January Sophos brings on DarkBytes, AvidThe companies did not release the financial details of the agreement, but Sophos said it plans to use DarkBytes technology as the foundation for new managed detection and response andSecurity Orchestration Automation Response services it plans to offer. Dan Schiappa, Sophos’ senior vice president and general manager of products, said Secure…
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OSX.EvilQuest ransomware targets Macs; Ransom X blamed for TxDOT attack

The crowded ransomware market is now home to three newly discovered players that recently gained the attention of security researchers and malware analysts — including one that targets Mac users and another blamed for a recent attack on the Texas Department of Transportation. Dubbed OSX.EvilQuest, the Mac ransomware was observed being distributed on a Russian…
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Vulnerabilities in two Schneider Electric ICS products reminiscent of Stuxnet

Vulnerabilities reminiscent of Stuxnet found in two Schneider Electric products could allow an attacker to gain operation control of a device by intercepting then retransmitting commands. Trustwave’s Global OT/IoT security research team uncovered the flaws in Schneider’s SoMachine Basic v1.6 and Schneider Electric M221, firmware version, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). By exploiting the flaws,…

Tarah Wheeler: bridging policy and tech

A policy community that often lacks technical experience needs people with cybersecurity backgrounds, as recent calls for assistance have shown. Tarah Wheeler is here to tell you, that transition is tough.
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Unsealed indictment alleges Kazakh man is behind Fxmsp hacking group

Federal prosecutors have indicted Andrey Turchin, a 37-year-old citizen of Kazakhstan, on five criminal counts related to his alleged involvement in a financially motivated cybercriminal hacking collective known as Fxmsp that the Department of Justice says cost victims tens of millions of dollars. Turchin — who also individually goes by the alias Fxmsp — and…
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Cyber Threat Alliance CEO and former White House cyber czar on playing well with others

There’s a good chance that, somewhere within a company’s security stack is at least one product from any of the 26 vendors in the Cyber Threat Alliance – a behind-the-scenes industry threat sharing group that this week announced its 100 millionth shared observable data point.   CTA includes such industry mainstays as Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec, as well as sector-specific…
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