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Parsons Awarded Cyber Space Engineering Contract

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  • Published date: 2020-01-21 19:30:00

CENTREVILLE, Va., Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Parsons Corporation (NYSE:PSN) has been awarded a task order by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide secure and resilient architecture development, systems engineering and integration, secure com…

CENTREVILLE, Va., Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Parsons Corporation (NYSE:PSN) has been awarded a task order by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide secure and resilient architecture development, systems engineering and integration, secure com… [+1447 chars]

Know Your Enemy: The Difficulty of Defining Deepfakes

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  • Published date: 2020-01-21 19:18:00

Facebook recently promised that it would increase efforts to remove so-called "deepfake" videos, including content that included "misleading manipulated media." In addition to fears that deepfakes -- altered videos that appear to be authentic -- could impact …

How One Company Saved More Than $6.3 Million AnnuallyOpus Research surveyed a selection of Helpshift customers to establish the business value of using a conversational engagement model for customer support. Get your copy of the report to learn how to reduce … [+13629 chars]

Brazil charges journalist Glenn Greenwald for colluding with hackers

  • Igor Bonifacic
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 19:12:00

Brazilian federal prosecutors have charged Glenn Greenwald with violating the country's cybersecurity laws, reports The New York Times. According to a 95-page complaint, Greenwald was part of the "criminal organization" that hacked into the phones of...

At the center of the case is the allegation that Greenwald did more than merely receive and publish the private messages that were sent to The Intercept. The prosecutors allege he played a "clear role" in "facilitating" the original hacking. They also claim t… [+744 chars]

UPS Store Phishing Incident Exposes Customer Personal Info

  • Sergiu Gatlan
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 19:09:15

Sensitive personal and financial information of UPS Store customers was exposed in a phishing incident affecting roughly 100 local store locations between September 29, 2019, and January 13, 2020. [...]

Sensitive personal and financial information of UPS Store customers was exposed in a phishing incident affecting roughly 100 local store locations between September 29, 2019, and January 13, 2020. "Email accounts at less than two percent of The UPS Store loc… [+3391 chars]

Reminder: Safeguard Websites from Cyberattacks

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  • Published date: 2020-01-21 19:09:08

Posted by US-CERT on Jan 21 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Logo National Cyber Awareness System: Reminder: Safeguard Websites from Cyberattacks [ https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/01/21/reminder-safeguard-websites-cyberattac…

CERT mailing list archives Reminder: Safeguard Websites from Cyberattacks From: "US-CERT" <US-CERT () ncas us-cert gov>Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:09:01 -0600 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Logo National Cyber Awareness System: Rem… [+2364 chars]

Y2K … Two Decades Later

  • C. Warren Axelrod
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 19:07:00

Why didn’t I use the title “Y2K at Twenty” for this column to match “The FS-ISAC at Twenty” that was posted on BlogInfoSec on January 6, 2020? Good question … easy answer. Because The New York Times commandeered “Y2K @ 20” for their online presentations. I wi…

Why didnt I use the title Y2K at Twenty for this column to match The FS-ISAC at Twenty that was posted on BlogInfoSec on January 6, 2020? Good question … easy answer. Because The New York Times commandeered Y2K @ 20 for their online presentations. I wil… [+6151 chars]

What is Cloud Security?

  • Lorraine Bellon
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 19:04:40

In this series of educational posts, we’ll demystify some common terminology used in the cybersecurity world, starting with one of the most basic questions: what is cloud security? Cloud security is a subcategory of cybersecurity. It is a broad term that can …

In this series of educational posts, well demystify some common terminology used in the cybersecurity world, starting with one of the most basic questions: what is cloud security? Cloud security is a subcategory of cybersecurity. It is a broad term that can … [+4869 chars]

Snyk is Latest Cybersecurity Unicorn After Adding $150 Million in Funding

  • Ionut Arghire
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 19:02:35

Developer-focused cybersecurity solutions provider Snyk today announced a $150 million funding round, at a valuation of more than $1 billion, earning the company “ unicorn ” status. read more

Developer-focused cybersecurity solutions provider Snyk today announced a $150 million funding round, at a valuation of more than $1 billion, earning the company unicorn status.  Snyk, which helps software developers discover and patch vulnerabilities in ope… [+1263 chars]

How to reinvent your career with computer science

  • Matt Mayo Editor
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 19:00:31

There is great news for anyone looking to make a career switch into computer science. So, what does it take to make the leap? Check out three top tips for budding computer scientists, as well as the Computer Science online MSc from the University of Bath.

There is great news for anyone looking to make a career switch into computer science. So, what does it take to make the leap? Check out three top tips for budding computer scientists, as well as the Computer Science online MSc from the University of Bath. S… [+4360 chars]

MTS Advantage Wins $99M Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic IDIQ For Cyber Red Team Services and Vulnerability Testing

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  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:59:00

ARLINGTON, Va. Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Corporation announced today that its joint venture MTS Advantage LLC has won a $99.9M single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide worldwide Cyber Red Team services, o…

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Corporation announced today that its joint venture MTS Advantage LLC has won a $99.9M single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide worldwide Cyber Red Team services, … [+2803 chars]

#cybersecurity | hacker | FTCODE ransomware acquires info-stealing powers

  • Angela Dennis
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:59:00

Researchers from the Zscaler ThreatLabZ team, who say they first discovered the PowerShell-based malware, detailed the latest changes in a blog post late last week. The new iteration, version 1117.1, contains code that steals credentials from Internet Explore…

The recently discovered ransomware FTCODE has evolved to include new information-stealing capabilities, and is now infecting victims via VBScript links in phishing emails. Researchers from the Zscaler ThreatLabZ team, who say they first discovered the PowerS… [+1170 chars]

#infosec | US Cybersecurity Firm Founder Admits Funding DDoS Attacks

  • Wire_Services
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:59:00

Tucker Preston, of Macon, Georgia, confessed to having paid threat actors to launch a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks between December 2015 and February 2016. DDoS attacks prevent a website from functioning by bombarding it with so much…

An American businessman who co-founded a cybersecurity company has admitted to hiring criminals to carry out cyber-attacks against others. Tucker Preston, of Macon, Georgia, confessed to having paid threat actors to launch a series of distributed denial-of-s… [+2648 chars]

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 21 January 2020

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  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:59:00

by Joe Panettieri • Jan 21, 2020. Managed Security Services Each business day, MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across that managed security services provider ecosystem. The Content: Written for MSSPs, SOC as a Service (…

by Joe Panettieri Jan 21, 2020 Each business day, MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across that managed security services provider ecosystem. <ul><li>The Content: Written for MSSPs, SOC as a Service (SOCaaS), Managed De… [+5230 chars]

Ignition Technology and Cybereason Announce Distribution Partnership to Drive European Channel Expansion for EDR

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  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:56:00

Cybereason’s Cyber Defense Platform offers endpoint prevention, detection and response and active monitoring. The solution delivers multi-layered endpoint prevention by leveraging signature and signatureless techniques to prevent known and unknown threats i…

Cybereasons Cyber Defense Platform offers endpoint prevention, detection and response and active monitoring. The solution delivers multi-layered endpoint prevention by leveraging signature and signatureless techniques to prevent known and unknown threats in c… [+2643 chars]

Cyber Security in BFSI Market Will Generate Massive Revenue - openPR

  • AMA Research & Media LLP
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:47:00

Advance Market Analytics released the research report of Global Cyber Security in BFSI Market, offers a detailed overview of the factors influencing the global business scope. Cyber Security in BFSI Market research report shows the latest market insights with…

Advance Market Analytics released the research report of Global Cyber Security in BFSI Market, offers a detailed overview of the factors influencing the global business scope. Cyber Security in BFSI Market research report shows the latest market insights with… [+8800 chars]

Why Accenture's New Cyber Ranges Form A Critical Element In Security Posture - Built In

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  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:47:00

“[We’re] seeing an increase in the competency and capability of criminals, and the nexus between criminal organizations and nation states that want to do the U.S. and our allies harm,” said Toler, who now works as Executive Director of the Georgia Cyber Cente…

As a former U.S. Army colonel and NSA commander, Eric Toler knows a thing or two about the volatility of the internet. Digital technology now touches almost every aspect of our lives from personal finance to the electrical grid and its people like Toler who u… [+8463 chars]

ENA sets 'Cyber Security for Small Businesses' - Wilmington News Journal, OH

  • Wilmington News Journal
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:47:00

WILMINGTON — “Cyber Security for Small Businesses” will be the featured topic of the Feb. 6 Economic Network Alliance meeting in partnership with the Clinton County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). The meeting will be held 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at the W…

WILMINGTON — “Cyber Security for Small Businesses” will be the featured topic of the Feb. 6 Economic Network Alliance meeting in partnership with the Clinton County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). The meeting will be held 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at the … [+1230 chars]

Closing the cybersecurity skills gap: a guide for the C-suite - World Economic Forum

  • Sandra Wheatley Smerdon
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:47:00

For the CEO and chief financial officer (CFO), increased cybersecurity proficiency can correlate directly with eliminating or reducing downtime due to an outage, a lower risk of breach-related revenue loss, and fewer penalties for compliance violations.

<ul><li>Cybersecurity can't be left to technology - it needs human input, too.</li><li>C-suite leadership on this issue can have multiple benefits.</li><li>Training doesn't need to be expensive; free resources are available.</li><li>As well as saving money, c… [+8458 chars]

India witnesses drop in cyber threats in 2019: Report - Livemint

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  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:47:00

According to the firm, India has shown positive progress in their fight against cybercriminals and 38.8 per cent of the overall Kaspersky users in the country were attacked at least once by a web-based attacks in 2019 as compared to 2018 when it stood at 40.4…

New Delhi: India witnessed a fall in the number of cyber threats in 2019 as compared to 2018, said a new report by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky on Tuesday.According to the firm, India has shown positive progress in their fight against cybercriminals and 38.8 … [+1618 chars]

UT Dallas announces cybersecurity degree program - Community Impact Newspaper

  • Olivia Lueckemeyer
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:47:00

Starting in the fall, graduate students at The University of Texas at Dallas can pursue a master’s degree in cybersecurity. Implementation of the program was motivated by the rising threat of cyber attacks, according to the university. The Heritage Foundation…

Starting in the fall, graduate students at The University of Texas at Dallas can pursue a masters degree in cybersecurity. (Courtesy Adobe Stock) Starting in the fall, graduate students at The University of Texas at Dallas can pursue a masters degree in cybe… [+646 chars]

Budget 2020: SMEs seek more support in hiring older workers, push for digitalisation | Video

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  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:44:00

The costs of retaining and training older workers is a key concern businesses have and help in this area tops the wishlist of small- and medium-sized enterprises for the upcoming Budget. They are also seeking support in navigating cybersecurity requirements a…

By Brandon Tanoto22 Jan 2020 12:05AM(Updated: 22 Jan 2020 12:12AM)The costs of retaining and training older workers is a key concern businesses have and help in this area tops the wishlist of small- and medium-sized enterprises for the upcoming Budget. They a… [+122 chars]

TIA Starts New Effort to Secure Telecom Supply Chain

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  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:41:00

Industry association TIA said it is launching a major new initiative to 'build industry-driven telecommunications supply chain security standards and programs.'

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced a new initiative to build industry-driven telecommunications supply… [+3818 chars]

Missouri Appoints New CIO to Continue Modernization Efforts

  • Patrick Groves
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:36:00

Missouri has named a permanent chief information officer to continue consolidation and modernization efforts within the Office of Administration IT Services. Jeffrey Wann, who recently retired as vice president of information technology at Illinois Mutual Lif…

Missouri has named a permanent chief information officer to continue consolidation and modernization efforts within the Office of Administration IT Services. Jeffrey Wann, who recently retired as vice president of information technology at Illinois Mutual Li… [+2881 chars]

DISA Embraces ‘Zero Trust;’ Might Stop The Next Snowden

  • Barry Rosenberg
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:34:00

“We met with a vendor on the West Coast -- I can’t say who -- and saw how they had implemented it end-to-end in their own infrastructure. They looked at (cybersecurity) holistically from the user identity, to the identity of the endpoint, to the application. …

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks with the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Christopher Krebs, at CISAs 2nd annual national cybersecurity summit, National Harbor, MD, Sept. 19, 2019 The Defense Information Systems Agency… [+10217 chars]