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Monitoring Matters

The nature of our emergency

May 22, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

The security industry has a problem, and unlike the title suggests an AI doctor probably isn’t going to fix it. In the past week I’ve probably seen half a dozen references to the shortage of manpower in the security industry. Which sector of the industry? All of it probably, but the two that stood out to me have been CISO’s and security operations centers personnel. Two cogs that are definitely needed for the larger machine to function, and currently AI isn’t...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), CISO, Cybersecurity, Fortinet, Jamison Peevyhouse, RapidSOS, security industry, security operations centers (SOC)


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Fortinet Global Threat Landscape Report shows a need for security professionals

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Fortinet Global Threat Landscape Report shows a need for security professionals

May 20, 2024SSN Staff

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Research by cybersecurity company Fortinet has found that sophisticated cyberattacks targeting infrastructure and large entities increased in the latter half of 2023. Fortinet has released its semi-annual Global Threat Landscape Report that examines threats and challenges faced in the cybersecurity field, both physical and existential. “If the growing number of attacks weren’t enough to keep most CISOs awake at night, the cybersecurity domain is simultaneously...

CISO, Cybersecurity, Fortinet, Global Threat Landscape Report, supply chain


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File hosting service Dropbox breached by cyberattack

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File hosting service Dropbox breached by cyberattack

May 8, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

SAN FRANCISCO — There’s been another major disruption to hit the cybersecurity world, as online file hosting service Dropbox has reported a data breach with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC).  In its SEC filing, the company says it became aware of the incident in April.  “When we became aware of the incident, we launched an investigation with industry-leading forensic investigators to understand what happened and mitigate risks to our users,”...

Andy Kays, Cybersecurity, data breach, Dropbox, Socura, U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)


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Z-Wave Alliance announces support of cyber labeling programs for IoT devices

May 3, 2024SSN Staff

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Z-Wave Alliance, the standards development organization, announced its full support of the latest cybersecurity labeling programs for IoT and connected devices. In conjunction with the recent Z-Wave Alliance Summit & Unplug Fest 2024, the Alliance announced that the Z-Wave protocol security framework meets, and in some cases exceeds, the regulations and requirements set forth by the recently announced U.S. Cyber Trust Mark. “Robust device security has...

Avi Rosenthal, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), Z-Wave Alliance


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SimSpace welcomes Matt Knutsen as new CRO

May 2, 2024SSN Staff

BOSTON – SimSpace has announced the appointment of Matt Knutsen as its new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Knutsen is expected to spearhead the company’s global sales and revenue growth strategy, drive expansion initiatives, and foster strategic partnerships to stress test businesses’ and state agencies’ people, processes and technologies. A two decade veteran of the field, Knutsen most recently held the position of CRO at cyber training provider Immersive Labs, where he...

chief revenue officer, Cybersecurity, Matt Knutsen, SimSpace, William Hutchison


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Kodem Security announces advancements in application security, team expansion

April 30, 2024SSN Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – Kodem Security, a runtime-powered application security company, have announced several cybersecurity enhancements with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and additions to their team. Kodem Security recently revealed its latest innovation, a runtime-powered static application security testing (SAST) solution, extending Kodem’s platform, which offers software supply chain security (SCA) and Container Security. These new capabilities reportedly give product and...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Aviv Mussinger, Cybersecurity, Kodem Security, static application security testing (SAST)


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Tim Rains joins ADT as new CISO

March 29, 2024SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – ADT has announced the appointment of its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Tim Rains. With over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry, Rains is being tasked with spearheading initiatives in cybersecurity strategy, assurance, compliance, vulnerability management, risk management, and governance for ADT. “I’m eager to see Tim’s influence on ADT’s cybersecurity efforts and know he will make a meaningful addition to an...

ADT, chief information security officer (CISO), Cybersecurity, Sam Jaddi, Tim Rains


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Quorum Cyber finalist for Security MS Excellence awards

March 22, 2024SSN Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Quorum Cyber recently revealed that it is a double award finalist for both the Security MSSP of the Year as well as the Security Customer Champion in the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards. The company was honored among a global field of industry leaders that demonstrated success across the security landscape during the past 12 months. “We are thrilled to be shortlisted as a finalist in not one, but two, categories at the upcoming Microsoft Security Excellence Awards...

Award, Cybersecurity, Federico Charosky, managed security services provider (MSSP), Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), Quorum Cyber


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Allied Universal nails assessment amid push to secure ports

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Allied Universal nails assessment amid push to secure ports

March 13, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

IRVINE, Calif. — Allied Universal’s client, the Helen Delich Bently Port of Baltimore, has received a top U.S. Coast Guard security assessment for the 15th consecutive year, a noteworthy accomplishment as the nation begins a push to better secure its ports.  In late February, the White House issued an executive order (E.O.) designed to strengthen its maritime cybersecurity, supply chains and industrial base, and improve onshore domestic manufacturing. The White House is putting...

Allied Universal, Cybersecurity, executive order (E.O.), guarding services, Security Systems News (SSN), Tracey Fuller, White House


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Monitoring Matters

Thrillogy

March 6, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

The return of dreaded continuity. I swear that three is our lucky number and this will be the last time I discuss ransomware in this space, at least for a little while. BlackCat/ALPHV is apparently falling apart this week if you’ve been following that story closely. The official word is that they stole the $22 million payment from UnitedHealthcare and collectively ghosted the world. Which, you know, that money is kind of already stolen? I mean, that’s what blackmail basically is, guys....

ALPHV, Artificial Intelligence (AI), BlackCat, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, UnitedHealthcare


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