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IBM’s surprise departure from cybersecurity software this week didn’t just rearrange the competitive landscape — it also reshuffled the procurement plans and vendor relationships for many CISOs rebuilding their SOCs. IBM has agreed to sell the QRadar SaaS portfolio to Palo Alto Networks for an undisclosed sum. After years of development, IBM started rolling out…

Only five months into 2024, and the year has been a busy one for cybersecurity practitioners, with multi-year supply chain attacks, nation-state actors exploiting multiple vulnerabilities in network gateways and edge devices, and multiple ransomware incidents against large healthcare entities. What’s ahead for the rest of year? At last week’s RSA Conference, Ed Skoudis, the…

Since the pandemic forced unprecedented adoption of remote access and delivery of government services, telehealth, and education, cybersecurity has rapidly shot to the top of priority lists for IT leaders. What was once a shiny object that agencies didn’t have the resources to implement is now mission critical. However, governments are grappling with several challenges…

“Software supply chain attacks are at the top of all CISOs’ minds,” says ReliaQuest CISO Jeff Music. Music attributes the popularity of software supply chain attacks to the fact that these attacks are relatively easy to conduct and have a significant payoff for the attacker. “This is especially the case if the vulnerable hardware or…

The holy month of Ramadan is a period where Middle East-based companies step up cybersecurity with extra vigilance and outsourced support amid shortened working hours and increased e-commerce activity. The ninth month of the Muslim calendar is observed around the world as followers take the time to reflect and practice fasting, and cybersecurity teams often…

Globally, cybersecurity threats continue to accelerate in pace and scale with rising malware and deepfake attacks. Over a third of organizations worldwide suffered a material cyber incident from malicious actors in the past year, while 73% were affected by ransomware attacks in 2023. With these cyberattacks come serious financial costs — global damages total an…

A dangerous vulnerability in Apple Shortcuts has surfaced, which could give attackers access to sensitive data across the device without the user being asked to grant permissions. Apple’s Shortcuts application, designed for macOS and iOS, is aimed at automating tasks. For businesses, it allows users to create macros for executing specific tasks on their devices,…

Global law-enforcement authorities including the FBI have disrupted the activities of the formidable LockBit ransomware gang, taking control of its platform and seizing data associated with its global ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation. Information obtained by the operation — called Operation Cronos — includes source code, details of ransomware victims, stolen data, decryption keys, and the amount…