Month: December 2019

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Merging storage and security together effectively has been an elusive goal for many technology vendors over the years, but Clumio believes it has a winning formula — and one that can effectively mitigate ransomware threats. Clumio, a backup-as-a-service provider based in Santa Clara, Calif., recently celebrated $135 million in Series C funding. The startup was
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Scott Wolfe, chief executive officer of the New Orleans-based money management and payment startup for contractors in the construction industry, always thought he’d be in the grocery business. His family owned a number of grocery stores around New Orleans and he was readying himself to go into the family business when Hurricane Katrina hit. As
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If you haven’t recently updated your Drupal-based blog or business website to the latest available versions, it’s the time. Drupal development team yesterday released important security updates for its widely used open-source content management software that addresses a critical and three “moderately critical” vulnerabilities in its core system. Considering that Drupal-powered websites are among the
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A bill designed to enhance the cybersecurity of K–12 schools was introduced to the US House of Representatives on Monday.  If passed into law, the K-12 Cybersecurity Act would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create a list of cybersecurity recommendations and a cybersecurity toolkit for educational institutions to use when making improvements to their
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LifeLabs, the largest provider of healthcare laboratory testing services in Canada, has suffered a massive data breach that exposed the personal and medical information of nearly 15 million Canadians customers. The company announced the breach in a press release posted on its website, revealing that an unknown attacker unauthorizedly accessed its computer systems last month
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An internal whistleblower has raised concerns about the cybersecurity of Minnesota’s largest health insurer, BlueCross BlueShield.  As reported yesterday by the Star Tribune newspaper, the whistleblower expressed concern that BlueCross BlueShield had left its system vulnerable to attack by neglecting to make thousands of important updates to its computer system. Internal documents show that despite warnings to executives,
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TrialJectory, which is developing a new technology service to match cancer patients with clinical trials, has raised $2.7 million to finance its continued growth. Led by Contour Venture Partners, the new financing will be used to accelerate TrialJectory’s operations by adding more clinical trials for different cancer types and expanding the company’s outreach to caregivers,
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The office of Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro has reached a settlement with travel websites Orbitz and Expedia following an investigation into a 2018 data breach. The cybersecurity incident, disclosed by Orbitz in March 2018, may have exposed the personal data of 20,755 Pennsylvanian customers.  An investigation into the breach, carried out by Shapiro’s office and led by Deputy Attorney General
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Security researchers disclosed 54 vulnerabilities in Siemens industrial control systems and while many of the flaws are critical, only three patches are currently available. Of the 54 disclosed vulnerabilities, 19 affected Siemens ICS SPPA-T3000 application server and 35 affected the MS3000 migration server. Siemens said in its security advisory that three of the application server
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Programming has five main steps: the identification and definition of the problem, the planning of the solution for the problem, coding of the program, testing, and documentation. It’s a meticulous process that cannot be completed without going through all the essential points. In all of these, security must be taken into account. As you come
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North America’s largest wire and cable manufacturer is reeling after falling victim to a cyber-attack on Monday.  Manufacturing and shipping were disrupted at Southwire Co. after the discovery of suspicious activity on the organization’s computer network prompted a company-wide shut down.  Some critical systems were brought back online early as Tuesday morning, however five days on
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by Danny Bradbury Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced a research effort to explore a decentralised version of the microblogging platform. The idea behind decentralisation is to create services that no single organisation controls, so that there’s no single point of failure and no one dictating the rules. That’s the antithesis of Twitter, which controls