Meant to provide significantly reduced power consumption and costs at communication ranges similar to those provided by Bluetooth, BLE is used for a broad range of applications in sectors such as automotive, healthcare, security, home entertainment, and more. BLE proximity authentication is typically to unlock or keep unlocked products such as cars, smart locks, access…

Red Canary’s 2022 Threat Detection Report (PDF) analyzed more than 30,000 confirmed threats across the firm’s customer base. The report notes that ransomware criminals have responded to improving target company backups by introducing sensitive data exfiltration and the threat of exposure (double extortion). “Backups will allow an organization to get back up and running more…

The new division provides clients with an integrated offering that combines cyber insurance with vulnerability scanning, email and endpoint security, and backup and recovery services. Headed by Bill Meara, who joins the company from private equity giant Abry Partners, Acrisure Cyber Services expands on the company’s existing products, including insurance, reinsurance, asset management, and real…

The warning comes almost exactly one month after the first disclosure of a Log4j remote code execution vulnerability that threatens major damage on the internet and heightens the urgency for enterprise defenders to find and fix the issue. According to an advisory from NHS Digital, attackers are exploiting the critical vulnerability in the Apache Tomcat…

With this transaction, Somerville, Mass.-based Recorded Future gets a direct entry into the competitive continuous Attack Surface Management (ASM) business and new technology to help organizations with real-time visibility into networks and servers exposed to malicious actors. The $65 million deal comes less than a year after Recorded Future announced an early-stage investment in SecurityTrails…

Citizen Lab teamed up with the threat-intel team at Facebook parent company Meta to expose Cytrox alongside a handful of PSOAs (private sector offensive actors) in the murky surveillance-for-hire industry. In a detailed technical report published late Thursday, Citizen Lab said Cytrox is responsible for a piece of iPhone eavesdropping malware that was planted on…

Eighteen cybersecurity-related acquisitions were announced December 1-12, 2021. Acclaim Technical Services acquires Entegra Systems Acclaim Technical Services (ATS), which specializes in operational support, language, and technology services, has acquired cyber technology solutions provider Entegra Systems. Both companies are US-based government contractors, and the acquisition of Entegra, which provides services to defense and intelligence agencies, will…

The Taiwan-based company, which is well known for its NAS and professional network video recorder (NVR) solutions, on Tuesday urged users to take immediate action to keep their devices protected against the new threat. QNAP says it is currently investigating reports where attackers infect NAS appliances with a Bitcoin miner that can be identified by…

The number of cybersecurity-related mergers and acquisitions announced in the past months has remained constant, with 40 deals announced in November 2021. November 1-7 Appsian Security acquires Q Software ERP data security and compliance firm Appsian Security acquired Q Software, which specializes in security and compliance solutions for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, JD Edwards World, and…