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Okta innovations to help companies harden security posture

Cybersecurity

Okta innovations to help companies harden security posture

July 16, 2024SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine — Okta has announced new innovations that it says help organizations reduce their Identity attack surface, stay ahead of evolving threats, and support financial services companies in securing and streamlining sensitive digital experiences. Why does it matter? According to Okta Identity has become the #1 attack vector in today's threat landscape. Over 80% of data breaches involve some kind of compromised identity - including legacy password compromises, privileged account...

Arnab Bose, attack surface, cybercriminals, Multifactor Authentication (MFA), Okta, Shiven Ramji, software as a service (SaaS)


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Snyopsys releases OSSRA report

Cybersecurity

Synopsys releases OSSRA report

February 27, 2024SSN Staff

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Synopsys, Inc. just released the ninth edition of its annual “Open Source Security and Risk Analysis” (OSSRA) report. Research in the report highlights that nearly three-quarters of commercial codebases assessed for risk contain open source components impacted by high-risk vulnerabilities, Which Synopsys said represents a sharp uptick from the previous year. In the 2024 OSSRA report, the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) analyzes anonymized...

cybercriminals, Jason Schmitt, Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report, Synopsys, Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC)


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Monitoring Matters

Bit defenders

February 21, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

This week international members of law enforcement patted themselves on the back for slaying the proverbial dragon of LockBit, but in reality, it’s just one head of the Hydra. I don’t mean to lessen or downplay that accomplishment either. This has been a serious blow to global cybercriminal activity and a victory against destabilizing actions taken by politically aligned criminal organizations (because let’s not pretend the ransomware gangs are largely state sponsored)....

Artificial Intelligence (AI), BlackCat, Cl0p, cybercriminals, data breach, LockBit, MOVEit, Ransomware


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SMS 2FA out at Twitter for non-subscribers

Cybersecurity

SMS 2FA out at Twitter for non-subscribers

February 20, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter users are having a case of the blues, or not, as may be the case this week with the upcoming removal of SMS two-factor authentication (2FA) from non-subscribers. On Feb. 15 in a product update blog, Twitter announced that the popular security process is being disabled on the platform by March 20 due to security issues stemming from what Twitter said are “Bad Actors” abusing the system. While SMS 2FA is one of the less secure forms of 2FA, it...

Andy Kays, cybercriminals, Cybersecurity, Multifactor Authentication (MFA), Rachel Tobac, Security, security key, sms, Socura, Twitter


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KPMG joins forces with Vectra AI to reduce hybrid cloud cyber risk

December 13, 2022SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine – KPMG Netherlands (KPMG) has partnered with AI security solutions company Vectra to bolster the AI-driven behavioral attack intelligence of KPMG’s cybersecurity services. KPMG says Vectra gives clients 24/7 internal security monitoring in real time. That allows it to leverage Attack Signal Intelligence and AI-driven threat intelligence to provide clients high-fidelity alerts and actionable security detection. The company states that Vectra is part of their Effective...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), cybercriminals, Cybersecurity, Effective Security Observability (ESO) proposition, Henrik Smit, KPMG Netherlands (KPMG), security detection, Vectra, Willem Hendrickx


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