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Cyber Insurance Firms Start Tapping Out as Ransomware Continues to Rise (Dark Reading) A global insurance carrier refuses to write new ransomware policies in France, while insurers rewrite policies. Are we heading toward a day when ransomware incidents become uninsurable?

Senserva Joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — Senserva, LLC, a leading Cloud Security provider that delivers Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) with enhanced visibility into Role and…

Cyber Insurance: Higher Premiums, Limited Coverage (Bank Info Security) The increasing number of cyberthreats, especially ransomware attacks, is leading some cyber insurers to raise premiums and limit some coverage in hard-hit sectors,

Huawei to move toward software development in wake of US restrictions (The Hill) Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei’s leadership is moving the company toward software development in the face of crippling pushback by many Western nations against use of the company’s hardware.

Defying US sanctions, Russian cybersecurity firm aims for 2022 IPO (Reuters) Russian cybersecurity firm Positive Technologies is pressing ahead with plans for an initial public offering (IPO) next year, despite the imposition of U.S. sanctions in April that ban it from working with U.S. financial institutions.

Insurers Set Limits On Risky Sectors Amid Cybercrime Spike (Law360) The mushrooming pace of cyberattacks has led many insurance providers to set coverage limits on sectors like health care and education that are known to be a common target for hacks, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has found.

RSA Conference 2021 – Summary of Vendor Announcements (SecurityWeek) The 2021 edition of the RSA Conference — a fully virtual event this year — took place May 17-20 and several companies used the opportunity to announce new products, services, initiatives, and other resources.

WSJ News Exclusive | Google Unit DeepMind Tried—and Failed—to Win AI Autonomy From Parent (WSJ) The artificial intelligence unit’s desire for an independent legal structure has been thwarted by its parent company.

CNA Paid $40 Million in Ransom After March Cyber Attack (Insurance Journal) CNA Financial Corp., among the largest insurance companies in the U.S., paid $40 million in late March to regain control of its network after a ransomware

Bitcoin Miners Are Giving New Life to Old Fossil-Fuel Power Plants (WSJ) The lofty prices of cryptocurrencies have investors sinking money into electricity generation, risking a backlash.

How an unemployed day-trader burned by both GameStop and dogecoin ended up owning 20 billion units of a cryptocurrency known as ASS coin (Business Insider) Day-trader Eric Hackney is a ‘thrill-seeking amateur, goaded on by social media,’ Bloomberg reported.

Security agencies and police beef up iPhone-cracking contracts (The Telegraph) Cellebrite helps governments spill citizens’ smartphone secrets when Apple, Google and Facebook will not

DISA posts cyber vulnerability RFI | Intelligence Community News (Intelligence Community News) On May 20, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) posted a request for information (RFI) for cyber vulnerability services.

Support for early-stage startups key to cementing global cyber leadership (Information Age) Saj Huq, director at LORCA, discusses how support for early-stage startups can cement cyber leadership for the UK

EXCLUSIVE: Dimension Data’s parent opts to stay in the game (BusinessLIVE) Japanese parent doubles down on its investment in the Johannesburg-based IT company

Massachusetts bets on cyber to boost economic recovery, add jobs (SC Media) Massachusetts is investing in cybersecurity as a means to restore jobs and the local economy, state officials said at the RSA Conference.

Will Positive Earnings Change the Trajectory of Booz Allen Hamilton Stock? (Entrepreneur) Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) stock are struggling to find direction in advance of the company’s earnings report on May 21, 2021. Investors in the data analytics company have had a volatile ride so far in 2021.  

ConnectWise partners promised cyber security growth with new programme launch (Channel Pro) Company says it will provide more proactive sales support for those looking to grow their service offering

Palo Alto Networks earnings exceed estimates amid worries about cybersecurity (CNBC) Work from home and cybersecurity issues have brought a greater focus on security, Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora said, as the company posted 25% growth.

Lookout Wins Three Cyber Defense Magazine Global InfoSec Awards (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — Lookout, Inc., an integrated endpoint-to-cloud security company, today announced that it has been awarded the titles of Mobile Endpoint…

How ransomware is reshaping the cyber insurance market (SC Media) In the wake of Colonial Pipeline and other recent incidents, more shifts in coverage could emerge – and priorities of the insurers might not match up with those of victims.

Splunk’s TruSTAR acquisition could add 4% to cloud ARR, says bull (SeekingAlpha) Yesterday, Splunk (SPLK) announced signing a definitive agreement to acquire cloud-native security startup TruSTAR for undisclosed terms

Minerva Labs Posts Positive Results for Cybersecurity Business Despite COVID-19 Restrictions (BusinessWire) Minerva Labs, a leading provider of anti-malware endpoint platform, today announced that the company has achieved positive business results and compan

ISRAEL/EUROPE : Excem, Israeli cyber’s bridgehead in Spain (Intelligence Online) Although Spain has developed its own cyber intelligence capacities with firms the likes of Mollitiam Industries, this has not stopped Israeli firms from trying to edge into the country, especially

SPAC Selloff Bruises Individual Investors (WSJ) Shares of special-purpose acquisition companies and firms they have taken public are tumbling, punishing individual investors who piled into the once-hot sector.

SPAC Market is Healthier Than Most Think (Boardroom Alpha) It’s painful, and often boring, for many in the SPAC markets these days, but today’s market is healthier than during “peak SPAC” and that bodes well for its long-term viability.

Cisco reports solid product order growth in Q3, supply chain challenges (ZDNet) The company’s third quarter results were slightly ahead of market estimates, with growth across categories. However, Cisco said it will face supply chain issues at least through the rest of the calendar year.

Rome company among ‘Best Places to Work’ (Rome Daily Sentinel) For a third consecutive year, Assured Information Security (AIS), headquartered in Rome, has been named one of Central New York’s Best Places to Work for 2021 by BizEventz in collaboration with The Business Journal News Network and Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc.

Products, Services, and Solutions

StorCentric’s Retrospect Announces Retrospect Backup 18 with Ransomware Protection and Security Enhancements (PRWeb) WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (PRWEB) May 25, 2021

Retrospect™, a StorCentric company, today announced the general availability of Retrospect Backup 18 and Retrospect Virtual 2021, featuring new ransomwar

One Identity Doubles Down on its Cloud-First Strategy, Delivering a Modular, Integrated Platform to Address Emerging Identity-Centric Security Requirements (One Identity)
One Identity’s core PAM, IGA and Active Directory security solutions are now all available in SaaS models and ISO 27001 certified
This Cloud without Compromise vision delivers optimal flexibility to help organizations secure, manage and gover…

Quantum Xchange Completes Integration with Cisco to Enable Quantum-Safe Networking Equipment with No Key Delivery Limitations (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — Quantum Xchange, a leader in quantum-safe products and services for crypto agility and quantum readiness, today announced that its key…

Tesserent tapped to resell Claroty OT security solutions (CRN Australia) Will be delivered through its analytics brand Rivium.

SailPoint Recognized as the 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Identity Governance and Administration (Yahoo Finance) SailPoint Recognized as the 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Identity Governance and Administration

Avast Partners with Generali Global Assistance (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, today announced a partnership with assistance and insurance provider,…

Leading Dutch telephone retailer Belsimpel launches identity verification platform Verifai (Verifai) Telecom retailer Belsimpel launches its spin-off Verifai, a privacy-first identity service provider.

Onfido announces Face Authenticate and enhanced security tools for its enterprise-grade Real Identity Platform (Onfido) Build trust and security – at onboarding and throughout the customer journey – while increasing revenue, thanks to a three-second, user-friendly authentication experience

New Privacy Compliance Product: Only Comprehensive Solution For Monitoring And Blocking Non-compliant Creatives In Real Time; Insulates Publisher Reputation And Liability (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — In the race to further protect the $50-billion-plus programmatic advertising industry from bad actors, Confiant, on the fourth year anniversary…

PDI Innovation Connects the Convenience and Petroleum Industry Ecosystem (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — PDI (www.pdisoftware.com), a global provider of leading software to the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries, announced today…

WatchGuard Delivers Endpoint Security for Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G PCs (AiThority) WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, multi-factor authentication, advanced endpoint protection, and secure Wi-Fi

FireEye Mandiant Introduces Cyber Risk Management Services (MSSP Alert) FireEye Mandiant offers Cyber Risk Management Services. Customers gain threat intelligence to optimize their security programs.

Human error is still one of the most common causes of cyber-attacks – Nixu strengthens its security awareness services (News Powered by Cision) Nixu Corporation, Press release May 24, 2021 at 8.30 AM EEST
European cybersecurity company Nixu

Aqua Security Experts Tapped by MITRE ATT&CK® to Contribute to New Container Framework  (Aqua) Aqua’s Team Nautilus researchers were tapped by the MITRE ATT&CK team to contribute to the development of the new Container Framework.

Ermetic Partners with Identity Defined Security Alliance to Raise Awareness for Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (BusinessWire) Cloud infrastructure entitlement management is becoming an urgent concern as companies move more and more sensitive workloads to AWS, Azure and Google

ThetaRay’s New SONAR Solution Unleashes $25 Trillion Cross-Border Payments Sector by Eliminating Money Laundering Risk (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — ThetaRay, a leading provider of AI-based Big Data analytics, today launched SONAR, the industry’s most advanced financial crime prevention…

Kudelski Security Launches FusionDetect™ to Strengthen Managed Detection & Response (MDR) for Enterprises (Kudelski Security) New cloud-native integrated platform enables enhanced threat detection and faster response at scale Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, and Phoenix (AZ), USA, May…

Charles River Associates (CRA) Expands Forensic Services Practice (StreetInsider.com)
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Insurance Industry Continues to Select Verisk’s AIR as its Modeler of Choice for Catastrophe Risk Management, Including Class of 2020 (GlobeNewswire) Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide announced that newly established international insurance and reinsurance companies from the “Class of 2020,” have selected AIR as their modeler of choice to help manage their catastrophe risk.

Avast launches new Business Hub platform for partners and businesses (IT Brief) Avast has announced the official launch of its security platform Avast Business Hub for partners and businesses.

Avast helps UK charity tackle tech-enabled domestic abuse (Telecompaper) Digital security and privacy company Avast has partnered with Refuge, a national domestic abuse charity in the UK, to combat technology-enabled domestic abuse.

Arete Introduces Arsinal Cyberthreat Protection Software (CIO Applications) The new offering provides substantially broader security for organizations of all types and sizes…

Microsoft releases SimuLand, a test lab for simulated cyberattacks (BleepingComputer) Microsoft has released SimuLand, an open-source lab environment to help test and improve Microsoft 365 Defender, Azure Defender, and Azure Sentinel defenses against real attack scenarios.

Happiest Minds in pact with CyberArk for managed services provider (mint) Happiest Minds aims to address the evolving need for credentials management in multi-cloud environments, DevOps pipeline, and robotic process automation through end-to-end consulting, implementation, maintenance services

ServiceNow doubles down on cybersecurity with expanded Microsoft alliance (SiliconANGLE) ServiceNow doubles down on cybersecurity with expanded Microsoft alliance – SiliconANGLE

Sophos develops detection capabilities to thwart in-memory cyber threats (SecurityBrief) Fileless malware is a type of covert threat that injects code directly into the memory of a compromised machine, often to avoid detection.

Emergo by UL, MedCrypt pair on cybersecurity (Medical Design and Outsourcing) Emergo by UL and MedCrypt will jointly offer cybersecurity risk management and mitigation for connected medical devices and systems. Medtech and

CleanINTERNET for the Healthcare Industry (CTOvision.com) Read Byron Rashed explain how Centripetal Networks’ CleanINTERNET can help protect the most vulnerable healthcare sector against cyber attacks on their blog : The healthcare industry incurs the highest average data breach costs at a huge $7.13 million, 84% more than the global average. In the wake of high-profile breaches like the SolarWinds attack and

PKWARE to offer their data discovery tool as part of TrustArc’s platform (Help Net Security) TrustArc and PKWARE announced a partnership to offer PKWARE’s data discovery tool, DG Discovery, as part of the TrustArc platform.

New infosec products of the week: May 21, 2021 (Help Net Security) The featured products this week are from the following vendors: ReversingLabs, Qualys, 1Password, Eclypsium, and WatchGuard.

Johnson Controls partners with DigiCert to bring the next level of digital trust to smart building solutions (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, announced today it has partnered with DigiCert,…

Palo Alto Networks pushes enterprise zero trust (Network World) Palo Alto Networks has added products and features to for enterprises looking to a zero-trust protection environment.

Wind River Delivers Cybersecurity and Anti-tamper Protections for Mission-Critical Intelligent Systems (Wind River) ALAMEDA, CA — May 19, 2021 — Wind River®, a global leader in delivering software for intelligent systems, today announced security enhancements to Wind River Studio, a cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems.

Introducing MITRE ATT&CK Defender (GovInfoSecurity) A recent study showed that even though 82% of cybersecurity professionals are familiar with the MITRE ATT&CK framework, only 8% said they used it regularly. This

Nozomi Networks Integrates with ServiceNow to Help Automate, Optimize and Secure Manufacturing Operations Worldwide (Nozomi Networks) Solution combines process workflows and detailed network, OT and IoT asset information to maximize productivity, reduce waste, and achieve higher profitability

Acuant and Airside Partner to Make Privacy First Digital ID for a Secure Reopening of Borders and Economies (GlobeNewswire) The new Airside Digital Identity App provides robust identity verification and secure sharing of IDs, and COVID health status information

Hunters Announces its Open XDR: Closing the Gap Between Detection and Response (GlobeNewswire) RSA Conference — Hunters announced today the launch of Hunters XDR, the company’s Open Extended Detection and Response Platform, a vendor-agnostic cloud-native platform that applies an open approach to data.

Netskope Launches Online Community Connecting Network, Data, and Cloud Security Professionals Through Peer Collaboration (Netskope) Highlights increased demand for Netskope’s leading SASE solution SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 19, 2021 – Netskope, the SASE leader, today launched the Netskope Online Community, a forum built for customers to come together with like-minded professionals to learn from one another, share tips, ideate, and gain valuable perspective on the industry in a peer-driven […]

Infosec Institute Brings Award-Winning Cybersecurity Training to Coursera Share Article (PRWeb) New partnership provides Infosec Skills courses to more than 82 million learners and 6,000 campuses, businesses and governments

Thales’s new data solutions protect and control sensitive data in multicloud environments (Help Net Security) Thales announced new data protection solutions for Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services.

KnowBe4 Launches PhishFlip To Turn Active Phishing Attacks Into Safe Templates (KnowBe4) KnowBe4 Launches PhishFlip To Turn Active Phishing Attacks Into Safe Templates

Cowbell Cyber Joins Marshberry’s Connect Platform As Premier Partner (Cowbell Cyber) Cowbell Cyber brings AI-powered, standalone, and admitted cyber insurance to MarshBerry’s members.

Exabeam and Pcysys Partner to Arm Customers Against Latest Advanced Attack Techniques (BusinessWire) Exabeam and Pcysys today announced a partnership to enable organizations to defend against ever-changing attack techniques.

Appdome Releases No Code Solution to Preempt Mobile Fraud (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — Appdome, the industry leader in no code Appdome Mobile App Security, today announced the immediate release of no code Appdome Mobile Fraud…

VicTrack taps Juniper Networks to boost its network and infrastructure (iTWire) VicTrack delegates Juniper Networks to upgrade its statewide network to provide safer and more efficient commuting experience in Victoria, one of the most populated states in Australia.

Offensive Security Launches Federal Practice Area (BusinessWire) Offensive Security, the leading provider of hands-on cybersecurity training and certification for information security professionals, today announced

Rubrik Forward Begins with Palo Alto, ServiceNow Ransomware Team-Up (Channel Futures) The Rubrik Forward conference begins with the announcement of a partnership with Palo Alto Labs to enable more rapid recoveries from ransomware attacks.

Driving ISV success: CyberHound and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (CRN Australia) How one Australian software company went global through an OEM partnership.

IronNet Partners With Nutanix to Bring Collective Defense to Hybrid and Multicloud Environments (BusinessWire) IronNet Cybersecurity, in its mission to transform cybersecurity through Collective Defense, announced today its Nutanix Ready validated solution with

Mandiant Cyber Risk Management Services addresses critical business and security requirements (Help Net Security) FireEye announced new Cyber Risk Management Services from Mandiant to enhance security strategies and optimize risk reduction.

Tanium Adds OCI to its Multi-Cloud Strategy (Database Trends and Applications) Tanium, a provider of endpoint management and security built for demanding IT environments, has turned to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) as part of its multi-cloud approach to deliver its flagship SaaS platform, Tanium-as-a-Service (TaaS). ‘Adopting Oracle as a cloud partner gives our customers an industry-leading, security-first approach to endpoint management,’ said Orion Hindawi, co-founder and CEO of Tanium.

AttackIQ Introduces New Partner Academy to Help Channel Partners Around the World Accelerate Adoption of Threat-Informed Defense Practice (AttackIQ) In the wake of recent ransomware attacks, AttackIQ helps customers and partners embrace proactive defense strategies to reduce their chances of breaches and attacks SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 20, 2021 – AttackIQ®, the leading independent vendor of Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) systems, today announced the launch of AttackIQ Partner Academy, a central hub […]

Druva Expands Salesforce Data Protection, Delivering Industry’s Most Comprehensive Offering (Druva) Druva Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced the availability of its enhanced data protection for Salesforce

CyberGRX Announces Client Services to Support Customers’ TPCRM Journey (BusinessWire) CyberGRX announces availability of CyberGRX Client Services to help businesses capture more value from the CyberGRX Exchange.

SteelCloud Publishes “CMMC For Dummies” eBook (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — SteelCloud LLC, a leading STIG and CIS compliance automation software developer, announced today the release of “CMMC For Dummies,” an eBook to…

Vectra and Zscaler Enable Zero Trust Visibility into Business-Critical Applications (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — Vectra AI, a leader in threat detection and response, today announced a deep product integration with Zscaler Private Access™ (ZPA) to provide…

Napatech Extends Multi-Year Design-Win with Innovative Cybersecurity Leader (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — Napatech™ (OSLO: NAPA.OL), the leading provider of FPGA-based programmable SmartNICs, announced that a high-growth cybersecurity original…

Celerium Announces Supply Chain Cybersecurity Education Program Featuring CMMC Insights Course (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — Celerium Inc., the leading company focused on supply chain cybersecurity, today announced its new Supply Chain Cybersecurity Compliance…

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BakerHostetler’s DADM Practice Group expands in Dallas with the addition of Craig Carpenter (Southeast Texas Record) DALLAS – BakerHostetler announced today that Craig Carpenter has joined the firm as a partner in its Dallas office. Carpenter will serve as a member of the firm’s Digital Assets and Data Management (DADM) Practice Group in the Privacy Governance and Technology Transactions team, a press release states.

Open Systems snaps up new CEO from VMware Carbon Black (SecurityBrief) Haydon is tasked with building out Open Systems’ cybersecurity platform and increasing the company’s share of the managed security market.

Beyond Identity Appoints Tony Shadrake as EMEA Vice President (Beyond Identity) Company adds proven leadership in EMEA region to accelerate growth

Strata Identity Appoints Industry Luminary Gerry Gebel to Lead Standards Initiatives (BusinessWire) Gerry will manage initiatives around new identity standards that enable interoperability, break lock-in, and promote flexibility for multi-clouds.

Forcepoint Appoints Transformational Sales Leaders to Accelerate Global Growth of Data-first SASE Security (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — Forcepoint, a global leader in data-first cybersecurity solutions that protect critical information and networks for thousands of customers…

Nuspire Appoints J.R. Cunningham to Chief Security Officer (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — Nuspire, a leading managed security services provider (MSSP), today announced the appointment of industry veteran, J.R. Cunningham, as Chief…

Resilience Cyber Insurance Solutions makes seven key hires (Insurance Business Magazine) Moves strengthen the company’s operations across underwriting, data science and more

HackerOne hires new leaders to drive the product roadmap (Help Net Security) HackerOne announced that it is doubling down on its investment in innovation with the hiring of new leaders to drive the product roadmap.

N-able Hires New Chief Security Officer As Spinout From SolarWinds Looms (CRN) Dave MacKinnon joins N-able as its new chief security officer as the company prepares for life independent of its parent company, SolarWinds.

Bud Cramer, Ellen McCarthy, Bryan Ware Join Exiger Advisory Board (GovCon Wire) Looking for the latest GovCon News? Check out our story: Bud Cramer, Ellen McCarthy, Bryan Ware Join Exiger’s Advisory Board. Click to read more!

Verve Industrial Expands Leadership Team to Accelerate Growth in Key Markets (GlobeNewswire) OT/ICS Cyber Security Innovator Taps Developer of Tripwire Whitelist Profiler to Drive Customer Success; Former Forescout Sales

Bishop Fox Appoints Industry Veteran as Chief Marketing Officer (GlobeNewswire) Julie Albright Brings Proven Leadership to Accelerate Growth for Leader in Offensive Security Market

SentinelOne Hires Former Dell Executive to Lead Americas Sales (MSSP Alert) Endpoint security platform provider SentinelOne hires former Dell executive Daniel Donovan as VP of Americas sales. SentinelOne IPO speculation continues.

SafeGuard Cyber Names Rusty Carter as Chief Product Officer (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — SafeGuard Cyber, the only SaaS platform dedicated to managing the full lifecycle of Digital Risk Protection, is pleased to announce that it has…

HackerOne Welcomes Product and Engineering Leaders to Scale the World’s Most Trusted Hacker-Powered Security Platform (HackerOne) Rand Wacker joins as Senior Vice President of Product and Ashish Warty appointed as Senior Vice President of Engineering

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