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Cybersecurity promoted as part of Canadian Indo-Pacific strategy

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Cybersecurity promoted as part of Canadian Indo-Pacific strategy

November 28, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

OTTAWA – On Nov. 27, Canada produced its anticipated Indo-Pacific strategy which outlines among other commitments a strong interest in boosting cybersecurity for the region. In a press release issued by the Canadian Global Affairs office they described Canada as a pacific nation, and state that the Indo-Pacific region will play a role in Canada's future. The document outlines Canada's roadmap in the area over the course of the next decade beginning with an investment of $2.3...

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Cybersecurity, Indo-Pacific, infrastructure, Justin Trudeau, Mélanie Joly, Ransomware


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NightDragon partners with Stratascale for cybersecurity tech

November 22, 2022SSN Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – Investment and advisory firm NightDragon has announced a strategic partnership with Stratascale, a subsidiary of SHI, to provide innovative cybersecurity technology to consumers. NightDragon described SHI as being unique in its ability to show leadership around innovation, including the launch of Stratascale which is a dedicated advisory organization building and implementing outcome-based solutions and professional services. Stratascale identifies and validates practitioners,...

automation, Cybersecurity, Dave DeWalt, David Olzak, NightDragon, SHI, Stratascale


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Third of global orgs breached over seven times in 2022

November 21, 2022SSN Staff

DALLAS – As many as 32% of organizations across the globe have been compromised multiple times in the past year according to Trend Micro. The cybersecurity company wrote in their Cyber Risk Index (CRI) report that the globes risk had become elevated on the index from a previous -0.04 in 2021 to -0.15 in 2022 due to increasing cyber risks in North America and Asia. North America was the highest of all the regions with a -0.33 on the index. "You can't protect what you can't see,"...

Cyber Risk Index (CRI), Cybersecurity, Jon Clay, Larry Ponemon, Trend Micro


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World Cup security conditions plagued with shortcomings, vulnerabilities, and rights violations

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World Cup security conditions plagued with shortcomings, vulnerabilities

November 21, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

DOHA, Qatar – Today marks the opening of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, a first for the small Middle Eastern country, however the security conditions in place for one of the world's largest sporting events are concerning to many. Reuters reported earlier this month that the country had trained as many as 50,000 to provide security during the events. That number is bolstered by a number of experts and staff from visiting countries participating in the World Cup. For the U.S.,...

2022 FIFA World Cup, Andrew Wroblewski, China, COVID-19, Cybersecurity, Ehteraz, Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Hayya, Iran, private security sector, Qatar, Security


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Axonius No. 3 fastest growing company on 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500

November 17, 2022SSN Staff

NEW YORK – Cybersecurity asset manager Axonius announced that the company was ranked third on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the fastest growing tech companies in North America. Axonius credits their ranking to their success and momentum in gaining continuous visibility into the complex modern IT infrastructure. "Having an accurate inventory of devices, applications, and users is foundational to everything in IT and cybersecurity, and our ability to deliver that information...

Axonius, Christie Simons, Cybersecurity, Dean Sysman, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, IT infrastructure


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Palo Alto announces acquisition of Cider Security

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Palo Alto announces acquisition of Cider Security

November 17, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – During its Q1 2023 financial results webcast Palo Alto Networks announced it had signed a definitive agreement to Israeli cybersecurity company Cider Security. Palo Alto Networks said that with the addition of Cider Security’s software supply chain security capabilities, combined with the recent announced Software Composition Analysis (SCA) capabilities, the Prisma Cloud security platform becomes a “must-have” for organizations using cloud...

Cider Security, Cybersecurity, Guy Flechter, Lee Klarich, Nikesh Arora, Palo Alto Networks, Prisma Cloud, Software Composition Analysis (SCA), supply chain security


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International cybersecurity experts debut ransomware prevention guide

November 15, 2022SSN Staff

MISSOULA, Mont. – LMG Security announced today the debut of a new book, Ransomware and Cyber Extortion: Response and Prevention, to help prepare organizations against a growing problem.  The book is written by LMG cybersecurity experts Sherri Davidoff, founder and CEO, Matt Durrin, director of training and research, and Karen Sprenger, COO and chief ransomware negotiator. Ransomware and other forms of cyber extortion have reached such a volume that many businesses and organizations...

CISO, Cybersecurity, Karen Sprenger, LMG Security, Matt Durrin, Ransomware, Sherri Davidoff


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Monitoring Matters

¡Lotería!

November 9, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

As the name of the blog series implies, today we’ll be discussing a topic I’ve been monitoring closely. It’s been the hot topic for the past few weeks as whose potential outcomes have divided the nation. I’m talking about the Powerball drawing of course. Yeah, yeah, I guess we could talk about the United States Midterm Elections, but after weeks of non-stop advertisement and harassment I think we could all use a break. Besides, as I write this the results aren’t...

Cybersecurity, Eddie Raymond Tipton, Internal Revenue Service, Lottery, Midterm Elections, Minnesota State Lottery, physical security, Powerball, Security


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CYPFER executes European strategy, appoints Kadir Levent

November 1, 2022SSN Staff

TORONTO and MIAMI – Kadir Levent has been appointed as the Managing Partner to CYPFER, managing the UK head office, serving the UK and European marketplace per CEO Daniel Tobok. "The UK and European Union is under attack," said Daniel Tobok, CYPFER's CEO. "The geopolitical shift caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine has produced deliberate inconsistencies in EU Member States' applications of international law governing cyberspace and adherence to the United Nations cyber norms...

Cyber Resilience Act, Cybersecurity, Cypfer, Daniel Tobok, Digital Forensics, European Union, incident response, Kadir Levent


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BrightTower assists CRA in acquiring CSS

October 26, 2022SSN Staff

NEW YORK – BrightTower, an investment banking and M&A advisory services firm has helped broker a deal that sees the CyberRisk Alliance (CRA) acquire Cyber Security Summit (CSS) and TECHEXPO Top Secret, a pair of networking events aimed at C-Suite leaders in tech and cybersecurity. Founded over a decade ago by Bradford Rand, CSS has grown to prominence as a national conference aimed at leadership and showcasing a variety of content from industry and product experts. TECHEXPO Top Secret...

Bradford Rand, BrightTower, Cyber Security Summit (CSS), CyberRisk Alliance (CRA), Cybersecurity, Doug Manoni, TECHEXPO Top Secret


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