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Blue Cedar joins with OpenSSL, Akamai, NetApp and VMware to develop new FIPS module; to democratize access to cryptographic library

Blue Cedar announced on Thursday that it has joined an industry initiative to develop the next-generation open-source FIPS 140-2 module for OpenSSL. Blue Cedar will collaborate with various vendors including Open SSL, Akamai, NetApp and VMware, in the effort to upgrade and improve secure data transfers using the OpenSSL cryptographic library. Updating the open source FIPS 140-2 module, which is currently used by millions of web servers and internet-connected devices, […]

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Symantec delivers information-centric security on Office 365; provides data loss prevention and data rights management

Symantec Corp. announced on Tuesday enhancements to its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology to protect information in Office 365. With Symantec DLP, data is protected whether at rest or in transit, on-premises or in the cloud, and everywhere it flows through a single management console. As an integral element of Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform, Symantec’s DLP technology leverages a combination of detection technologies backed by advanced machine learning to […]

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McAfee detects cryptocurrency mining surge in second quarter; Windows 10 Cortana vulnerabilities, blockchain attack vectors

McAfee, a device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, released Tuesday its McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2018, examining the growth and trends of new cyber threats in the second quarter this year. In the second quarter, McAfee Labs saw the surge in cryptomining malware growth that began in Q4 2017 continue through the first half of 2018. McAfee also saw the continued adaptation of the type of malware vulnerability exploits used in the […]

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US Signal aligns with Cloudflare to provide DDoS protection as part of expanded managed IT services line

US Signal, an end-to-end IT solutions provider, announced that it has partnered with Cloudflare to bring a fully managed and customizable distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection service to market. This service delivers DDoS mitigation for network, transport and application layers, and is fully backed by SLA. It is powered by Cloudflare’s global Anycast network and implemented by US Signal’s information security and provisioning team, with support and customization from its technical […]

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Couchbase releases commercial implementation of SQL++ with N1QL for analytics

Couchbase Inc., announced Thursday launch of N1QL for Analytics, its commercial query language implementation compatible with the SQL++ language framework. SQL++ specifies how to create principled, next generation query languages that bring together the full power of SQL with the flexibility of JSON, helping advance the adoption of document-oriented data and the JSON data format. The development of the SQL++ framework began nearly a decade ago as UC San Diego’s […]

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WhiteHat Security strengthens application security testing line with Bugcrowd alliance; to reduce risk and improve cost control

WhiteHat Security, an application security provider, announced on Tuesday a partnership with crowdsourced security platform company Bugcrowd, to broaden the WhiteHat Sentinel application security testing portfolio with crowdsourced, continuous vulnerability testing. Together, WhiteHat and Bugcrowd form a coordinated solution combining crowdsourced security testing and automated, cloud-based application testing of application code and runtime behavior across the entire application life cycle. More enterprise organizations trust Bugcrowd to manage their bug bounty, […]

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Privitar now part of Confluent Partner Program to deliver seamless data protection on streaming data

Privitar joined the Confluent Partner program, which will make Privitar’s advanced privacy engineering features directly available into the Confluent streaming platform. The two companies have now begun the process of integrating Privitar’s data privacy software with Confluent Platform. The integration will provide customers with data streaming platform with data privacy, de-identification and governance capabilities. Confluent Platform improves Apache Kafka by expanding its integration capabilities, adding tools to optimize and manage […]

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Kaspersky Lab researchers reveal return of LuckyMouse Trojan, find unique driver tactics in latest scheme

The Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has discovered several infections from a previously unknown Trojan, which is most likely related to the infamous Chinese-speaking threat actor, LuckyMouse. An unusual trait of this malware is its hand-picked driver, signed with a legitimate digital certificate, which has been issued by a company developing information security-related software. LuckyMouse is known for highly-targeted cyberattacks on large entities around the world. The […]

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Keysight, ASUS improve collaboration to accelerate 5G NR device development and verification

Keysight Technologies, a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that ASUS will leverage the company’s 5G network emulation solutions to accelerate 5G New Radio (NR) device development and verification. Keysight offers end-to-end over-the-air (OTA) testing capabilities by combining its network emulation solutions with customizable chambers for radiated testing. ASUS will use the Compact Antenna Test Range chamber, which […]

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