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VMware Carbon Black Cloud

VMWare Carbon Black Cloud does the work of multiple endpoint security solutions, using only one agent and console for more efficient operation. This software applies analytics and machine learning to the endpoint and cloud to identify and reduce vulnerabilities and misconfigurations and make systems harder to compromise. The use of multiple security tools increases system…

BlackBerry Spark

BlackBerry Spark operates as an endpoint-centric and prevention-focused security suite. It offers a range of security capabilities and visibility to protect people, devices, networks, and apps, while its AI-backed malware and threat detection stops malicious processes before they execute. The BlackBerry Spark suite consists of three modules: BlackBerry Protect, BlackBerry Protect for Mobile, and Blackberry…

Union Pacific tracks cyber risk via its own probability modeling methodology

Rick Holmes, assistant VP and CISO at Union Pacific Railroad, detailed at InfoSec World 2020 how the transportation giant incorporates cybersecurity risk into its larger enterprise risk management process in order to help senior executives estimate losses caused by potential cyber incidents and make better decisions on where to invest in defenses. “We think that…

First Look: Secure Data’s SecureDrive BT

Company Name: Secure Data Product Name: SecureDrive BT Basic Price: $250-$3,700 for 250GB to 8TB SSP What it does: A hardware encrypted storage device that unlocks wirelessly with a mobile device via Bluetooth. What we liked: The remote management-ready capability allows for total control over every aspect of the drive no matter where it’s located…

Glupteba malware leverages blockchain as a communications channel

Glupteba malware does something novel: It uses the bitcoin blockchain as a communications channel to receive updated configuration information. That’s important because malware always needs a way to go back to its home base, preferably without being detected, according to a paper released this week by Sophos Labs researchers. The new form of malware sprinkles…

Dem bill would ban federal law enforcement from using facial recognition technology

Democrats in the House and Senate today introduced legislation banning federal law enforcement from using facial recognition technology. “Facial recognition technology doesn’t just pose a grave threat to our privacy, it physically endangers Black Americans and other minority populations in our country,” said Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., who introduced the bill along with Sen.…

Mobile ransomware disguised as upcoming Canadian Covid-19 contact tracing app

Capitalizing on a Canadian government announcement pertaining to the development of a nationwide, voluntary Covid-19 contact tracing app, malicious actors this month created a fake version of such an app that in reality infects Android users with mobile ransomware. According to a new blog post from ESET, the ransomware, dubbed CryCryptor, was found being distributed…

Zoom taps Salesforce’s Jason Lee as CISO

As Zoom completes its ambitious 90-day security and privacy plan, the teleconferencing company has tapped seasoned veteran and former Salesforce Senior Vice President of Security Operations Jason Lee as CISO. Lee will report directly to Zoom COO Aparna Bawa. Zoom had suffered a number of growing pains – most of them around privacy – exploded…

OneClass unsecured S3 bucket exposes PII on more than one million students, instructors

An unsecured database belonging remote learning platform OneClass has exposed information associated with more than a million students in North America who use the platform to access study guides and educational assistance. “By not securing its users’ data, OneClass has created a goldmine for criminal hackers, jeopardizing the privacy and security of over a million…

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