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January 15, 2021

With insured losses estimated at $90 billion, did cyber insurance firms dodge financial calamity?

The number of SolarWinds victims will likely grow in the upcoming months, but direct insured costs should remain close to the current estimate since many of the organizations hit – particularly federal agencies – do not carry insurance against cyber risks.

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January 14, 2021

Early-stage cybersecurity investment flowing, despite pandemic

While most industries saw a significant dip in seed and Series A investments last year, cybersecurity investment remained resilient.

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January 14, 2021

CISA says multiple attacks on cloud services bypassed multifactor authentication

Threat actors have used a variety of tactics and techniques—including phishing, brute force login attempts, and possibly a so-called “pass-the-cookie” attack that bypassed multifactor authentication to exploit cloud security weaknesses.

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January 14, 2021

Apple nixes feature that let its apps skip VPNs and firewalls, after criticism from researchers

The software essentially exempted Apple's own programs from being routed through its Network Extension Framework, which the company created for third-party security products to monitor and filter network traffic.

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January 14, 2021

Google: Attacker ‘likely’ had access to Android zero-day vulnerabilities

Google’s Project Zero this week introduced a six-part series that offers an analysis of four zero-day vulnerabilities on Windows and Chrome, and known-day Android exploits it found during the team’s extensive research last year.

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January 13, 2021

JumpCloud land $100 million in funding, as secure remote access market continues surge

Over the past two decades, businesses have piled a patchwork of different products and services – multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, identity governance and administration policies and others – on top of their directory. That introduces risk and complexity, says Jumpcloud CEO Rajat Bhargava.

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January 13, 2021

Sunspot malware scoured servers for SolarWinds builds that it could weaponize

Software company says 2 customer inquires, in hindsight, appear linked to supply-chain attack

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January 13, 2021

Digital nationalism and the complexity of emerging threats for multinational companies

Nicolas Reys of Control Risks spoke with SC Media about how companies can position themselves to rebound from a year complicated by the pandemic, climate change challenges and deteriorating U.S.-China relations.

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January 13, 2021

Perils of coding errors play out in Parler slip up

Applied to internet applications in general, the IDOR problems that led to the Parler exposure could extend to anything stored sequentially and not secured individually — receipts, posts, and in many instances entire accounts.

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