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Capital One replaces security chief after data breach

Capital One replaces security chief after data breach Capital One has replaced its cybersecurity chief, four months after the company disclosed a massive data breach involving the theft of sensitive data on more than 100 million customers. A spokesperson for Capital One confirmed the news in an email to TechCrunch. “Michael Johnson […]

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No one could prevent another ‘WannaCry-style’ attack, says DHS official

No one could prevent another ‘WannaCry-style’ attack, says DHS official The U.S. government may not be able to prevent another global cyberattack like WannaCry, a senior cybersecurity official has said. Jeanette Manfra, the assistant director for cybersecurity for Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt […]

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Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted a 2020 presidential candidate

Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted a 2020 presidential candidate Microsoft said it has found evidence that hackers associated with Iran have targeted a 2020 presidential candidate. The tech giant’s security and trust chief confirmed the attack in a blog post, but the company would not say which candidate was the target. The […]

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The lack of cybersecurity talent is “a national security threat,” says DHS official

The lack of cybersecurity talent is “a national security threat,” says DHS official One of the most senior officials tasked with protecting U.S. critical infrastructure says that the lack of security professionals in the U.S. is one of the leading threats to national cyber security. Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Jeannette Manfra, […]

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Wikipedia blames malicious DDOS attack after site goes down across Europe, Middle East

Wikipedia blames malicious DDOS attack after site goes down across Europe, Middle East Wikipedia was forced offline in several countries Friday after a cyber attack hit the global encyclopedia. Users across Europe and parts of the Middle East experienced outages shortly before 7pm, BST, according to downdetector.com. Wikimedia’s German Twitter account posted: […]

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Reps from DHS, the FBI and the ODNI met with tech companies at Facebook to talk election security

Reps from DHS, the FBI and the ODNI met with tech companies at Facebook to talk election security Representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security met with counterparts at tech companies including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter to […]

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Democratic Presidential nominees are ignoring the issue of our cybersecurity infrastructure

Democratic Presidential nominees are ignoring the issue of our cybersecurity infrastructure Robert Ackerman Jr. Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of AllegisCyber, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a cybersecurity startup “studio” in metropolitan Washington, D.C. More posts by this contributor Cyber breaches […]

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Cybereason raises $200 million for its enterprise security platform

Cybereason raises 0 million for its enterprise security platform Cybereason, which uses machine learning to increase the number of endpoints a single analyst can manage across a network of distributed resources, has raised $200 million in new financing from SoftBank Group and its affiliates.  It’s a sign of the belief that SoftBank […]

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United Airlines CISO Emily Heath joins Sessions: Enterprise this September

United Airlines CISO Emily Heath joins Sessions: Enterprise this September In an era of massive data breaches, most recently the Capital One fiasco, the risk of a cyberattack and the costly consequences are the top existential threat to corporations big and small. At TechCrunch’s first-ever enterprise-focused event (p.s. early bird sales end […]

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Senate Intelligence Committee releases first volume of its investigation into Russian election hacking

Senate Intelligence Committee releases first volume of its investigation into Russian election hacking The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today released the first volume of its bipartisan investigation into Russia’s attempts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. elections. Helmed by Select Committee Chairman Richard Burr, the Republican from North Carolina, and Virginia […]

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