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‘Device intelligence is an underutilized security tool’-SSN discusses Fintech with Dan Pinto

Cybersecurity

Fingerprint's Dan Pinto - ‘Device intelligence is an underutilized security tool'

February 5, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and the popularity of electronic currencies and digital wallets, fintech is becoming an important tool for consumers, and few people recognize that better than Fingerprint CEO Dan Pinto. Fingerprint is a platform dedicated to empowering developers to detect and prevent online fraud. Security Systems News (SSN) had the opportunity to speak recently with its CEO and co-founder Dan Pinto about some of the latest concerns and...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Dan Pinto, Device intelligence, fintech, malware, Security Systems News (SSN), social engineering


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Honesty is the best policy, according to SSN News Poll results

General News

Honesty is the best policy, according to SSN News Poll results

April 21, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – The numbers are in, and the results are rather brisk and breezy in reader responses from this month’s SSN News Poll. In discussing the prevalence and explosion of data breaches and ransomware events, Security Systems News asked readers to chime in and give their thoughts on what were the best practices when handling the fallout from malware-related events. Let’s break down your responses below: What is the best way to reduce or eliminate the possibility and...

cyber-attacks, data breaches, malware, News Poll, Ransomware, Security, Security Systems News (SSN), zero trust


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ChatGPT AI is changing the face of cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

ChatGPT AI is changing the face of cybersecurity

March 17, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

SAN FRANCISCO – On March 14, artificial intelligence (AI) research laboratory OpenAI released the latest iteration of its popular AI deep learning model, GPT-4. Built on that framework, OpenAI’s ChatGPT program has taken the world by storm in recent months as people and businesses come to terms with both the limitations, and the potential of the AI application. Some of those boundaries are already being pushed with this latest version of GPT.  “For example, it passes...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), BlackMamba, ChatGPT, Cybersecurity, deep learning, GPT-4, malware, Migo Kedem, OpenAI, Sean Gallagher, security software, SentinelOne, Sophos


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Ring seemingly hit by ransomware group

Residential

Ring seemingly hit by ransomware group

March 14, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Ransomware gang ALPHV has claimed to have breached Ring LLC and is threatening the release of its data. News began making the rounds on March 13 that the video doorbell and security camera company had been breached by the group who left the message, “There’s always the option to let us leak your data.” In response Ring has denied the breach to various news outlets, stating instead the victim was a third-party vendor, however reporting by Joseph...

ALPHV, BlackCat, Jamie Siminoff, Jason Koebler, Joseph Cox, malware, Ransomware, Ring LLC., security camera, security teams, video doorbell, vx-underground


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HUB Security launches Confidential Computing cyber solution for insurance industry

March 9, 2023SSN Staff

MOUNTAINVIEW, Calif. – HUB Cyber Security Ltd., developer of Confidential Computing cybersecurity solutions and services has launched a new cyber risk management solution for the insurance industry. The solution allows insurance carriers and reinsurers to evaluate, price, and underwrite cyber insurance policies HUB stated. Users are provided a secure file vault that reduces the chances of attack and minimizes potential damage from lost or corrupted data. “As a result, insurance based...

Confidential Computing, cyber risk management, Cybersecurity, HUB Cyber Security Ltd., insurance industry, malware, Security, Sinan Geylani, Uzi Moskowitz, Virtual I Technologies (VIT)


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U.S. Marshals suffer Ransomware breach containing personal data

Cybersecurity

U.S. Marshals suffer ransomware breach containing personal data

February 28, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) suffered a cybersecurity data breach in February, affecting what it referred to as “sensitive personal data.” First reported by NBC News, USMS spokesperson Drew Wade, chief of the Office of Public Affairs, told the outlet that a ransomware attack occurred and constituted a major incident. The breach occurred on Feb. 17, according to Wade, and was limited to a “stand-alone USMS System." An investigation revealed that...

cyber security, data breach, Drew Wade, malware, NBC News, Picus Labs, Suleyman Ozarslan, United States Department of Justice (DOJ), United States Marshals Service (USMS)


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