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Cybersecurity leaders are anticipating mass resignations within the year

A new survey from Bridewell, a cybersecurity services company, found that 95% of respondents are experiencing factors that would make them likely to leave in the next 12 months. Of the 521 critical national infrastructure decision makers who were surveyed, 40% said stress could push them to leave their job with the next year. These […]

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Pro-PRC Influence Operation Dragonbridge Targets Rare Earth Mining Companies

A report released by Mandiant on June 28th found a coordinated effort to generate outrage and protests against an Australian rare earth mining company, Lynas Rare Earths Ltd. Lynas, the world’s largest rare earth mining company outside of China, is planning an expansion into Texas to extract materials which are valuable to consumer and defense […]

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Chinese Hackers Distributing SMS Bomber Tool with Malware Hidden Inside

Israeli cybersecurity company Check point said in a report that they had found a threat cluster, tied to the hacking group Tropic Trooper, which had been spotted using a previously undocumented malware coded in Nim language. Tropic Trooper, also known by the monikers Earth Centaur, KeyBoy, and Pirate Panda, has a track record of striking targets located […]

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Obrela sponsors open-source Commix project

Obrela Security Industries, a security analytics and cyber risk management services, has announced its sponsorship of Commix, an open-source pen-testing tool, to address command injection vulnerabilities. Obrela aims to address the emerging demand for end-to-end security services by offering an ‘umbrella’ of security solutions. George Patsis, CEO, at Obrela Security Industries said that this sponsorship […]

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Survey Finds IT Leaders Eager to Eliminate Passwords

The age of the password may soon be over. A survey conducted by Ping Identity and Yubico concluded that leaders of the IT industry have serious issues with the modern password-based security system. 94% of IT leaders have serious issues with user-generated passwords and half of those surveyed believe that passwords are too weak for […]

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Avera Health Data Breach Affects 700 Patients

A news release from Avera Health, a Sioux Falls-based healthcare system, confirms that a data breach in March exposed the sensitive data of 700 patients. Among the stolen information was names, Social Security numbers, phone numbers, addresses, birth dates and email addresses. The healthcare group learned about the data breach on March 25th yet only […]

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New cybersecurity bill to require mandatory reporting of ransomware, other attacks

The Canadian legislature plans to introduce a bill on June 14th which would make the reporting of cybersecurity breaches mandatory for private-sector organizations. The legislations aims to target the underreporting of ransomware attacks which has proven to be a problem for cybersecurity regulators. According to SecOps report released by Deep Instinct, 38% of surveyed cybersecurity professionals […]

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Searchlight Security appoints Cylance and Blackberry’s Eric Milam to lead its dark web intelligence product strategy

Searchlight Security appointed Eric Milam as their new Executive Vice President of Product. Milam is a renowned cybersecurity expert who brings deep expertise in threat intelligence and research, a decisive leadership style, and a creative approach to cyber-security problem-solving and solution design. Milam has worked previously as a VP of Research & Intelligence at Blackberry […]

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Kaiser Permanente Discloses Data Breach at WA Health Plan, 69K Impacted

On April 5th, Kaiser Permanente discovered and, within an hour, terminated an unauthorized parties’ breach into an employee’s emails from the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington. Access to these emails exposed the names, dates of service, medical record numbers, and laboratory test result information. Kaiser has so far not found any indication that the […]

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45% of cybersecurity pros are considering quitting the industry due to stress

The results of the third edition of the annual Voice of SecOPs Report found that 45% of respondents in C-suite and senior cybersecurity roles were considering exiting the industry due to stress and incessant threats from ransomware. 46% of those surveyed knew someone in the past year who left due to stressors. Threats from ransomware […]

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