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Midnight Blizzard: Guidance for responders on nation-state attack

Midnight Blizzard: Guidance for responders on nation-state attack

The Microsoft security team detected a nation-state attack on our corporate systems on January 12, 2024, and immediately activated our response process to investigate, disrupt malicious activity, mitigate the attack, and deny the threat actor further access. The Microsoft Threat Intelligence investigation identified the threat actor as Midnight Blizzard, the Russian state-sponsored actor also known … Read more

Cisco patches critical vulnerability in Unified Communications products

Cisco patches critical vulnerability in Unified Communications products

Cisco fixed a critical flaw this week that affects multiple Unified Communications and Contact Center Solutions products and could be exploited remotely by unauthenticated attackers to execute arbitrary code on impacted devices. Medium severity vulnerabilities have also been patched in Cisco Small Business Series Switches and Cisco Unity Connection. The critical bug is tracked as … Read more

Who is Alleged Medibank Hacker Aleksandr Ermakov?

Who is Alleged Medibank Hacker Aleksandr Ermakov?

Authorities in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States this week levied financial sanctions against a Russian man accused of stealing data on nearly 10 million customers of the Australian health insurance giant Medibank. 33-year-old Aleksandr Ermakov allegedly stole and leaked the Medibank data while working with one of Russia’s most destructive ransomware groups, … Read more

Data Privacy Day 2024: Part 2

Data Privacy Day 2024: Part 2

With Data Privacy Day coming up, we spoke to cybersecurity industry experts about the latest data privacy trends… Alex Hazell, Head of Legal and Privacy for Acxiom EMEA, says: “In 2024, we can no longer discuss data privacy without talking about AI. Up until now, the overarching challenge for businesses has been that pre-existing legislations … Read more

Data Privacy Day 2024: Part 1

Data Privacy Day 2024: Part 1

With Data Privacy Day coming up, we spoke to cybersecurity industry experts about the latest data privacy trends… Allon Mureinik, senior manager, software engineering at the Synopsys Software Integrity Group: “In today’s world of social media and open-source development, sharing seems to be the social norm. After all, we were all taught that sharing is … Read more

Nineteen Group acquires SASIG

Nineteen Group acquires SASIG

Today, the award-winning Nineteen Group, who runs a number of industry events and exhibitions such as the International Cyber Expo, has announced that it has acquired The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG), a networking and thought leadership forum for the cyber security industry. Over its twenty years, SASIG has created a strong networking community … Read more

Microsoft threat report: Russian actors seize on Ukraine war fatigue

Microsoft threat report: Russian actors seize on Ukraine war fatigue

As Russia’s war on Ukraine stretches on, Microsoft is closely monitoring the situation to gather relevant threat intelligence. We then use this visibility to share information across our customer base and the broader security ecosystem to help increase global awareness and enhance collective cyber defenses. Russian cyber and influence operators have demonstrated adaptability throughout the … Read more

Top cybersecurity M&A deals for 2024

Top cybersecurity M&A deals for 2024

Cybersecurity continues to remain one of the biggest concerns in global information technology in 2024 following a year that saw security incidents continue to grow at an alarming rate. After cybersecurity mergers and acquisitions dropped more than 18 % in 2023 over the prior year, a robust and active M&A environment is expected in 2024. … Read more