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Cyber insurance protection for potential losses – Schneier analysis.

# A Cyber Insurance Backstop In early January, pharmaceutical giant Merck settled a lawsuit with its property and casualty insurers over a $700 million claim resulting from the NotPetya cyberattack in 2017. The insurers argued that the attack, attributed to the Russian government, was excluded from coverage. This raised the question of who should bear… 

Russia creates AI tool to disrupt US democracy.

# Russia Utilizing AI for Cyber Warfare: Implications for US Elections ## Introduction Amidst growing concerns over cyber warfare, reports have surfaced regarding Russia’s advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) for spreading misinformation. Under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, Russia has allegedly developed sophisticated AI-based cyber tools aimed at manipulating news narratives, with potential implications for… 

Cloud Migration: Strategies and Best Practices for Data Security Concerns.

# Cloud Migration: Navigating Data Security Challenges In recent years, cloud migration has emerged as a pivotal strategy for organizations seeking to modernize their IT infrastructure, enhance scalability, and streamline operations. While the benefits of cloud adoption are undeniable, the process of transitioning sensitive data to the cloud raises significant security concerns. From data breaches… 

AI-powered ransomware-resistant data storage solutions available from IBM.

# IBM Introduces AI-Driven Ransomware Resilience Solution for Data Storage In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, IBM has unveiled a cutting-edge AI-driven ransomware resilience solution designed to combat the growing threat of file-encrypting malware. Leveraging the power of IBM FlashCore Module technology and Storage Defender Software, this innovative offering aims to provide robust protection for… 

Sophos offers scholarships to honor Black History Month.

# Sophos Supports National Society of Black Engineers Scholarship Fund To mark Black History Month, Sophos is proud to announce our contribution to the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) scholarship fund. The NSBE helps fund around 125 African American students each year, from high school seniors to graduate students, in a wide range of… 

China surveillance company breached in cyberattack – Schneier on Security.

# China Surveillance Company I-Soon Hacked Last week, a significant data breach occurred when someone leaked around 570 files, images, and chat logs from the Chinese company I-Soon. This company is known for providing hacking and espionage services to Chinese national and local government agencies. The leaked information has shed light on the inner workings… 

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# APT29 moves from Government infrastructure towards Cloud Service Providers APT29, also known as Midnight Blizard or Cozy Bear and associated with Russian Intelligence, appears to have altered its approach from targeting government infrastructure to focusing on cloud service providers. This strategic shift is driven by the increased challenges posed by law enforcement efforts against… 

FTC fines Avast $16.5m for selling browser data.

# AVAST Faces FTC Penalty for Selling User Data: A Lesson in Cybersecurity Accountability ## Introduction In a recent turn of events, cybersecurity company AVAST has come under fire for selling user data to marketing and advertising firms, sparking concerns over privacy breaches. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) uncovered AVAST’s clandestine data-selling scheme, leading… 

Apple Introduces New Encryption for iMessage with Quantum Security.

# Apple Announces Post-Quantum Encryption Algorithms for iMessage Apple recently announced PQ3, its post-quantum encryption standard based on the Kyber secure key-encapsulation protocol. This algorithm was selected by NIST in 2022, making it a reliable choice for securing iMessage communications. The security analysis conducted by Douglas Stabila provides further insights into the new encryption standard.… 

Cloud repatriation on the rise due to cybersecurity concerns.

# The Complexities of Cloud Adoption: Challenges and Considerations ## Introduction The shift in attitudes towards cloud adoption has been noticeable in recent years, with organizations reevaluating their strategies and considering the concept of cloud repatriation. This shift highlights the complexities and challenges involved in migrating workloads to the cloud, especially in terms of security,…