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Facebook to Cut off Huawei to Comply With U.S. Sanctions

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Facebook said Friday it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech giant considered a national security threat by...
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Spain Extradites 94 Taiwanese to China on Phone Scam Charges

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Spain has extradited 94 Taiwanese to China to face telephone and online fraud charges, drawing protest from Taiwan's government. The suspects arrived Friday morning at Beijing airport on a chartered flight....
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Attackers Piece Together Malicious Tools Used for Targeted Attacks

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A recently detected cyberattack campaign utilized tools built by combining multiple open-source techniques, Cisco Talos security researchers say. Dubbed Frankenstein, the campaign involved attacks carried out between January and April 2019...
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Washington of Director, Victoria Samson, Quoted in C4ISRNET on Benefits of Commercial Space




By:   6 days ago SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Arabsat 6A lifts off from Space Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, April 12, 2019. (2nd Lieutenant Alex Preisser/Air Force) The...
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OMB Publishes Memorandum on U.S. Federal Data Strategy

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"Data is the new oil," said mathematician Clive Humby in 2006 when designing a supermarket clubcard. But like crude oil, it is what can be extracted (in this case, information) that...
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Rail System Cybersecurity Firm Cylus Raises $12 Million

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Rail and metro cybersecurity company Cylus today announced that it has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round, bringing the total amount raised by the company to date to...
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Many iOS Developers Don’t Use Encryption: Report

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Many developers who are creating applications for Apple's iOS do not use encryption in their software, a report from security startup Wandera shows. Apple is mandating developers to build end-to-end encryption into...
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Cisco to Acquire OT Security Firm Sentryo

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Cisco on Thursday announced that it has agreed to acquire privately-held operational technology (OT) cybersecurity firm Sentryo for an undisclosed sum.  Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Lyon, France, Sentryo, provides...
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VMware Patches Vulnerabilities in Tools, Workstation

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VMware announced on Thursday that it has patched two high-severity vulnerabilities in its Tools and Workstation software. The first security hole, CVE-2019-5522, impacts VMware Tools 10.x on Windows and it has...
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macOS Catalina Brings Several Security Improvements

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Apple this week unveiled the latest version of its Mac operating system, macOS 10.15 Catalina. In addition to many functionality improvements, the latest macOS introduces several significant security-related changes. According to...
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Elastic to Acquire Endpoint Security Firm Endgame for $243 Million

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Elastic (NYSE: ESTC), the publicly traded company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, announced today that it has agreed to acquire endpoint security firm Endgame in a $234 million deal. Built...
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Several Vulnerabilities Found in Cisco Industrial Network Director

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Cisco on Wednesday informed customers that several vulnerabilities, including a code execution flaw classified as “high severity,” have been found in the company’s Industrial Network Director product. Cisco Industrial Network Director...
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SWF Insight Piece, "African Perspectives on the Space Resources Dialogue," re-printed in Space in Africa

The Authority on News, Data and Market Analysis for the African Space Industry.  Space in Africa produces authoritative business and market analysis reports for the different segments of the African Space...
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Platinum Hackers Use Steganography to Mask C&C Communications

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Hackers Use Steganographic Technique to Hide Communications With Command and Control Servers  Attacks recently attributed to the "Platinum" cyber espionage group have employed an elaborate, previously unseen steganographic technique, researchers from Kaspersky...
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Critical Vulnerabilities Lead to Account Takeover in Major IPTV Streamer

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Critical vulnerabilities have been found in the Ukrainian IPTV video streaming platform Ministra, which uses Infomir-manufactured set top boxes (STBs) to transmit streaming content from the platform to end users' televisions....
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Russia Effort in 2016 US Election Was 'Vast,' 'Professional'

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Russia's efforts to sow misinformation on Twitter ahead of the 2016 US election was more extensive and professional than earlier believed, security researchers said Wednesday. A report by the security firm...
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Unofficial Patch Available for Recent Windows 10 Task Scheduler Zero-Day

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An unofficial patch has been released for a recently disclosed zero-day vulnerability in Windows 10’s Task Scheduler.  An exploit for the vulnerability was posted online a couple of weeks ago by...
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Building a Successful OT SOC

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OT Environments Need Security Monitoring that Provides Enhanced Visibility and Traceability Into OT Systems As manufacturing ramps up digital transformation strategies to be more competitive, factories are now adding more sensors...
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Ransomware Attack Costs Norsk Hydro Tens of Millions of Dollars

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Norwegian aluminum giant Norsk Hydro lost $35-41 million in the first quarter of 2019 as a result of the ransomware attack and expects additional losses of $23-29 million in the second...
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Vietnam Cyber Threat: Government-Linked Hackers Ramping Up Attacks

Vietnam, a Growing Asian Cyber Threat
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Hackers Likely Associated With Vietnamese Government Are Attacking Foreign Economic Competitors and Governments Alike Threat intelligence firm IntSights has issued a threat brief on the growing offensive cyber capabilities of Vietnam....
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