EU Parliament Approves Controversial Copyright Law

Infosecurity Magazine | March 27, 2019

EU Parliament Approves Controversial Copyright Law
The European Parliament approved major new changes to EU-wide copyright laws which critics claim could lead to de facto mass censorship of online content. Tech giants like Google and Amazon have been mobilizing their users for months to protest ahead of the vote, but in the end the Copyright in the Digital Single Market directive was voted in by 348 MEPs to 274. Most controversial is Article 13, which requires sites and internet platforms to filter any user-generated content that is being uploaded without permission, or else be held liable for infringement. Although they already scan for unlicensed content, this will put a greater liability on such sites for doing so. While artists have claimed that the new law will help protect their content from infringement, advocates of internet freedom argue that it could amount to backdoor censorship of the web — although memes and use of copyrighted content for parody are excluded.

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Cybersecurity threats are no longer limited to large financial institution targets. Smaller institutions have been identified as vulnerable entry points for cyber-terrorists to infiltrate larger networks in stealth operations designed to disrupt the entire US economy. The global interconnectedness of today’s networks raises operational risks and exposes credit unions of all sizes to cyber-criminals and cyber-terrorists who have acquired programs to compromise data, steal identities, block transactions, and crash financial systems

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CYFIRMA launches Threat Visibility and Cyber Intelligence Capabilities in AWS Marketplace; joins AWS ISV Accelerate Program

CYFIRMA | August 17, 2021

CYFIRMA, a threat discovery and cyber-intelligence platform company funded by Goldman Sachs, Zodius Capital and Z3Partners, today announced the availability of CYFIRMA's two core products, DeCYFIR and DeTCT, in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. AWS offers an unmatched portfolio of cloud services designed to help organizations build secure, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their applications. DeCYFIR and DeTCT provide an added layer of security to help businesses navigate the evolving threat landscape. CYFIRMA has also been inducted into the AWS Independent Software Vendors (ISV) Accelerate program, which provides CYFIRMA with co-sell support and benefits to easily gain access to millions of active AWS customers with AWS field sellers globally. DeCYFIR is a threat discovery and cyber-intelligence platform that arms businesses with personalized and predictive intelligence. To prevent data breaches and cyberattacks, DeCYFIR employs a systematic approach guiding defenders to swiftly identify threats and applying remedial actions to avoid financial and brand damage. The cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform is non-intrusive, can on-board customers within two hours, and provides customers with insights related to their threat landscape within 24 hours. DeCYFIR provides visibility into the external threat landscape by monitoring the dark web, hacker forums and various closed communities to look for threat indicators that would signal cybercriminals planning to exploit security weaknesses that could lead to business disruption. DeCYFIR helps customers complement AWS's robust cloud security features and services by delivering six foundation pillars of threat discovery and cyber-intelligence on a single unified platform. DeTCT is a digital risk protection platform with risk and hackability scores to help cybersecurity leaders gain real-time insights into their security profiles. DeTCT uncovers potential attack surfaces, provides vulnerability and brand intelligence, and discovers data breaches and leaks, impersonation and infringement. DeTCT then assists firms in prioritizing measures to increase their security. By making DeCYFIR and DeTCT available in AWS Marketplace, businesses can further increase cloud security by using threat intelligence to protect themselves against cyberattacks. "Customer safety and their personal information remain our utmost priority at Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. With the rising level of cyberattacks, cybersecurity threat intelligence information becomes paramount as a countermeasure and deterrence to these risks. We are confident that CYFIRMA is the right partner for us to work with," said Mr. Yoshinori Yamane, General Manager of Information Security Management Office, Mitsubishi Motors. "DeCYFIR is a powerful platform that enhances our cybersecurity posture as it goes one step further in providing critical early warning intelligence to identify attack surfaces and vulnerabilities at the earliest stages, allowing our security team to take rapid action in mitigating risk." "As a healthcare services company delivering life-saving medicines to those who need them the most, we own and operate some of the most advanced cold chain facilities, managing temperature-sensitive medicines through innovative and digitalized processes. The rapidly evolving threat landscape in the healthcare industry has shown us the importance of managing cybersecurity in dynamic ways, particularly as we continue rolling out more digitalization initiatives. CYFIRMA's DeCYFIR has guided us in our response to cyber risks by providing us with real-time insights and early warnings to malicious activities targeting us," said Mike Brewster, Vice President Technology, Zuellig Pharma. "At AWS, security will always be our top priority, and the availability of a broad and deep set of Cloud security services is why customers choose AWS Cloud to run their mission-critical workloads. To augment our native cloud security services, AWS is committed to building a partner ecosystem to provide our customers with the most comprehensive range of security offerings available today. The AWS Marketplace helps ASEAN ISVs scale internationally and we are excited to add CYFIRMA's cybersecurity platforms so that AWS's millions of active customers across the globe can benefit from their offerings," said Conor McNamara, Managing Director, ASEAN at AWS. "According to Interpol, in just over a year, cyber threats have increased multifold, leading many firms to reassess how they have been managing cybersecurity. We are happy to make our two key products, DeCYFIR and DeTCT, available in AWS Marketplace to assist businesses globally with strengthening their cloud security. With DeCYFIR, clients will acquire threats insights to perform successful intelligence hunting and attribution, connecting the dots between hacker, motive, campaign, and method to gain a full perspective of their threat landscape - all on a single unified platform. DeTCT's real-time digital risk profiling will enable businesses with the much-needed visibility into their risk state, allowing them to take action to enhance their cybersecurity posture. With both DeCYFIR and DeTCT, businesses of all sizes can accelerate their digitalization journeys knowing we have got their back when it comes to fending off cyberattacks," said Kumar Ritesh, Founder & CEO of CYFIRMA. 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RangeForce Announces Training Partnership with Minority Cyber Professionals International Consortium

businesswire | January 14, 2020

RangeForce, the organization that is upsetting network safety preparing, today reported an association with the International Consortium of Minority Cyber Professionals (ICMCP) to help minority online protection understudies and experts advance their vocations. The coalition makes the RangeForce Interactive CyberSkills Training Platform and its in excess of 400 learning modules available with ease to ICMCP individuals so they can gain new certifiable security abilities all the more rapidly and without any problem. The RangeForce stage empowers clients to utilize driving security instruments from Splunk, Recorded Future, Carbon Black and others to figure out how to protect against and react to mimicked network safety dangers. “The current shortage of cyber security professionals is a classic chicken and egg scenario,” said ICMCP President Larry Whiteside. “Without training we can’t fill open positions, yet many future professionals can’t access the resources to acquire the skills employers want. Our partnership with RangeForce enables our members to eliminate this roadblock.” “RangeForce believes deeply in the power of education to transform lives,” said Gordon Lawson, President of RangeForce. “We are honored to partner with ICMCP and help support its mission to foster diversity within the cyber security community by providing members with affordable access to our industry-recognized self-directed training platform.” ICMCP tries to make enduring and commonly remunerating proficient systems administration and learning openings for network protection experts going about as guides or protégés. The associations' projects and occupation board encourage enrollment, incorporation and maintenance, and bring issues to light and improve value for minorities in network protection. About ICMCP The International Consortium of Minority Cyber Professionals (ICMCP) was created as a 501(c)3 non-profit association dedicated to the academic and professional success of minority cybersecurity students and professionals. Our mission is to achieve the consistent representation of women and minorities in the cybersecurity industry through programs designed to foster recruitment, inclusion and retention – one person at a time. The ICMCP tackles the ‘great cyber divide’ with scholarship opportunities, diverse workforce development, innovative outreach, and mentoring programs. About RangeForce RangeForce makes creating highly skilled cybersecurity defenders simple, flexible, and fast for all enterprises. Powered by the industry’s first SaaS-based, integrated cybersecurity simulation and virtual cyber range, we help customers operationalize a security training program in hours, saving up to 65% over traditional training and up to $1M annually on hosted cyber ranges. RangeForce is revolutionizing cybersecurity training with its adaptive learning to rapidly train and cross-train DevOps, IT, and security professionals, while integrating best-of-breed solutions from a growing ecosystem of RangeForce partners.

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Mandiant Recognized as a Large Provider of Cyber Security Incident Response Services by Independent Research Firm

Mandiant | December 03, 2021

-Mandiant, Inc. the leader in dynamic cyber defense and response, today announced its inclusion in the new Forrester report “Now Tech: Cybersecurity Incident Response Services, Q4 2021.” The report provides an overview of 36 cyber security incident response vendors segmented by capabilities, size, vertical focus and geographic footprint. The purpose of the report is to help security leaders better understand the value organizations can expect from incident response vendors and make more informed procurement decisions. Since 2004, Mandiant has been at the forefront of cyber security and cyber threat intelligence, enabling a deep understanding of both existing and emerging threat actors, as well as their rapidly changing tactics, techniques and procedures. Its expertise derived from more than 200,000 hours responding to attacks per year as well as its proven track record of working on large and highly publicized incidents uniquely qualifies the company to assist clients with all aspects of an incident response—from technical response to crisis management. With Mandiant, organizations can confidently investigate and remediate incidents faster and more efficiently, allowing them to quickly get back to what matters most—their business. “In today’s ever-evolving threat environment, it’s not a question of if an organization will become a target of a cyber attack, but rather when,And with attacks becoming more sophisticated, speed to detection and remediation are key to ensuring business continuity. Mandiant services combined with our cyber security SaaS platform—Mandiant Advantage—enable early threat insights, ensuring our customers can quickly identify, respond to and defend against cyber threats.” Jurgen Kutscher, Executive Vice President, Service Delivery, Mandiant About Mandiant, Inc. Since 2004, Mandiant has been a trusted partner to security-conscious organizations. Effective security is based on the right combination of expertise, intelligence, and adaptive technology, and the Mandiant Advantage SaaS platform scales decades of frontline experience and industry-leading threat intelligence to deliver a range of dynamic cyber defense solutions. Mandiant’s approach helps organizations develop more effective and efficient cyber security programs and instills confidence in their readiness to defend against and respond to cyber threats.

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Cybersecurity threats are no longer limited to large financial institution targets. Smaller institutions have been identified as vulnerable entry points for cyber-terrorists to infiltrate larger networks in stealth operations designed to disrupt the entire US economy. The global interconnectedness of today’s networks raises operational risks and exposes credit unions of all sizes to cyber-criminals and cyber-terrorists who have acquired programs to compromise data, steal identities, block transactions, and crash financial systems