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GBA to Launch Cyber Supply Chain Threat Mitigation Subsidiary

Global Business Alliance | July 19, 2021

GBA to Launch Cyber Supply Chain Threat Mitigation Subsidiary
The Global Business Alliance (GBA) has announced the launch of GBA Sentinel.  It is a wholly-owned subsidiary that focused on assisting worldwide companies in identifying and addressing possible supply chain and cyber susceptibilities rapidly.

Global companies know it is authoritative for the private sector to cooperate with federal agencies to confirm a safer atmosphere. Through GBA Sentinel, worldwide businesses can gain access to industry-leading supply chain risk management compliance tools of Fortress Information Security. Fortress exclusively delivers actionable risk visions on the supply chain ecosystem of resources and sellers, thereby allowing companies to alleviate their cybersecurity risks and assure controlling compliance logically.

Today, Fortress secures the supply chains of dangerous infrastructure for more than 40 percent of the U.S. power grid. In addition, it works carefully with key federal agencies to improve their supply chain cyber flexibility. This inventiveness is a first for the Global Business Alliance, representing 200 of the major global companies operating in the US.

About the Global Business Alliance

The Global Business Alliance (GBA), as the premier voice of international companies in the United States, energetically encourages and protects an open economy that welcomes global companies to invest in America. Our associates are American companies with worldwide heritage and a crucial part of our nation's economic success. When America is open for business, we all take advantage of it.

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Feitian Technologies and Secret Double Octopus Collaborate to Expand the Passwordless Workforce's Reach

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Online Gaming is according to Nexusguard Research, a hotbed for DDoS attacks

businesswire | December 15, 2020

The expansion in web based gaming stood out from assailants, coming about in almost 77% of digital assaults focusing on internet gaming and betting enterprises in Q3 2020, as per the Nexusguard Q3 2020 Threat Report. In excess of 33% of these amusement assaults zeroed in on internet gaming targets. Nexusguard experts likewise revealed a 287% expansion altogether DDoS assaults in the second from last quarter contrasted with a similar period a year ago. Web based gaming stages' affectability to idleness and accessibility issues makes them ideal DDoS assault targets, and the internet gaming climate is target-rich for culprits to underwrite during the pandemic. The lockdown and social separating measures upheld during the pandemic caused commitment in home diversion—internet gaming, specifically—to take off while films, bars and other regular amusement scenes stayed shut. Gamers have become a powerful objective for aggressors, especially in light of the fact that they are genuinely connected with, socially dynamic, and regularly spend discretionary cashflow on their gaming accounts. Albeit web based gaming is profoundly touchy to idleness and bundle misfortune, Nexusguard scientists caution delicate discovery and high-limit alleviation alone are inadequate to defeat enormous DDoS assaults. Gaming ventures and specialist organizations should team up to battle assault strategies through a blend of innovation, information sharing and best security rehearses. “Online gaming is snowballing in part due to the growth of cloud computing as well as the limited options for home entertainment during the pandemic, providing cyber attackers with a wide population of targets to exploit,” said Juniman Kasman, chief technology officer for Nexusguard. “Game service providers, CSPs and other organizations should take steps to safeguard service, including segregating applications to minimize collateral damage or rehearsing incident response drills to reduce service disruption during attacks.” Concerning internet gaming, 99.5% of digital assaults were volumetric in nature, with 99.4% of assaults comprising of single vector assaults. Culprits expect to devour all transmission capacity so gamers endure the symptoms of idleness and afterward change to game worker has with quicker and more steady network. Nexusguard's DDoS danger research provides details regarding assault information from botnet examining, honeypots, CSPs and traffic moving among aggressors and their objectives to assist organizations with distinguishing weaknesses and remain educated about worldwide network protection patterns. Peruse the full Nexusguard Q3 2020 Threat Report for additional subtleties. About Nexusguard Founded in 2008, Nexusguard is a leading cloud-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) security solution provider fighting malicious internet attacks. Nexusguard ensures uninterrupted internet service, visibility, optimization and performance. Nexusguard is focused on developing and providing the best cybersecurity solution for every client across a range of industries with specific business and technical requirements. Nexusguard also enables communications service providers to deliver DDoS protection solution as a service. Nexusguard delivers on its promise to provide you with peace of mind by countering threats and ensuring maximum uptime. Visit www.nexusguard.com for more information.

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A Cybersecurity Startup Vulcan Cyber Raises $21 Million for Expansion of Vulnerability Remediation SaaS Platform

Vulcan Cyber | March 18, 2021

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