Google Buys Siemplify to Get Ahead in Cloud Security
Security

Google Buys Siemplify to Get Ahead in Cloud Security

Google has acquired security services provider Siemplify in an effort to add security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) capabilities to its Google Cloud security portfolio, augment its Chronicle security analytics platform, and further its efforts to make security "invisible," the two companies announced today. While neither company officially disclosed the value of the transaction, sources including Reuters report Google paid $500 million for Siemplify, a cloud-based provider of tools for integrating and automating security operations. Its tech allows companies to present a single platform for security analysis and response, bringing together existing tools and allowing for security playbooks to be automated. SOAR services allow analysts to more quic...
What Is Brand Reputation Management in 2022?
Reputation

What Is Brand Reputation Management in 2022?

Many might wonder what brand reputation management is. Others may wonder why it’s so important. Well, it is quite simple. In today’s tech-driven society, consumers turn to the internet for answers more than ever. And for your brand, this could spell disaster, particularly when reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor, Groupon and others pop up during searches of your name. That is why managing a positive brand image online is crucial. With a strong brand reputation strategy, you can take the reins and build the positive first impressions you need to thrive online. Have you ever scrolled through Facebook or Instagram only to find a great piece of shareable content? Read More: https://bit.ly/3t0oVJ1
Reputation

Wikipedia editors, propaganda, and whitewashing

WhiteWash Is Wikipedia even reliable? Although the website dominates search results and offers a quick reference point for a wide variety of information, its user-generated editing model is often cause for concern.  Since anybody can create a Wikipedia account and start editing articles, there is plenty of room for foul play on the platform.  Do governments use Wikipedia for propaganda purposes? Do PR firms whitewash articles for clients? Do activist editors police pages as they see fit? Do competitors vandalize pages? This environment creates an opportunity to spread propaganda, destroy reputations, thwart elections, and more. This article will talk about how Wikipedia is being abused behind the scenes. Read more: https://bit.ly/3G0y3kh
Risk

Are Medical Devices at Risk of Ransomware Attacks?

In May 2017, the first documented ransomware assault on networked medical equipment happened. The worldwide ransomware assault WannaCry compromised radiological and other instruments in several hospitals during its height, after a software failure caused by a cyberattack on its third-party vendor's oncology cloud service, cancer patients having radiation therapy at four healthcare institutions had to reschedule appointments. These examples show how cyberattacks and data breaches may have a significant impact on the healthcare industry, heavily reliant on connected medical equipment. PHI (patient health information) captured and stored in these connected medical devices must be secured. Because PHI is transferred over the cloud via server-based systems, making it very susceptible to...
CISOs Plan What to Buy With Funds From the Infrastructure Bill
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CISOs Plan What to Buy With Funds From the Infrastructure Bill

Shopping Last fall, President Joe Biden signed into law one of the largest infrastructure packages in history, allocating more than $1 trillion to improve the nation's bridges, help climate resilience, bring broadband Internet to rural areas, and upgrade the water and energy systems. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act also includes almost $2 billion for cybersecurity, half of which goes to a grant program for state, local, and tribal governments. The cybersecurity funding comes at a time when pipelines, power grids, water systems, and local governments have various adversaries, ranging from ransomware gangs to sophisticated state actors. The money is meant to help them transition from weak security practices and implement advanced security models, such as zero trust. In p...
Creating the Next Generation of Secure Developers
Security

Creating the Next Generation of Secure Developers

As companies migrate to more resilient cloud infrastructures, threat actors continue to turn their attention to the application landscape as an entry point for compromising systems. With no less than 76% of applications plagued by at least one security flaw, securing software must be a priority. Unfortunately, a startling lack of training and education opportunities has left many developers ill-prepared to write secure code and build systems that are secure by design — right at the time when we need them most. Despite finding ourselves at this crunch point, the cybersecurity skills gap remains huge. This is compounded by a consistent lack of workplace training to teach employees secure coding principles and how they affect the software development life cycle. Meanwhile, threat a...
Log4j Highlights Need for Better Handle on Software Dependencies
Security

Log4j Highlights Need for Better Handle on Software Dependencies

It's a new year and the cybersecurity community now faces the long-term consequences of yet another software supply chain security nightmare. After a year full of application security zero-day fallout, the Log4j vulnerability debacle (also referred to as Log4Shell) was like a thematic bookend for 2021 that closed out the year much in the way SolarWinds started it. The real-world consequences of these incidents schooled enterprise IT teams in too many ways to count. But perhaps the most important lesson to bubble up is how much work many organizations need to do to truly understand and manage what code is running under the hood across their software portfolios. Like the SolarWinds incident before it, the Log4j fiasco highlighted how many hidden software dependencies exist in enterpr...
The Relationship Between Reputation and Brand
Reputation

The Relationship Between Reputation and Brand

The quote is from one of the most famous advertisements in which McGraw-Hill brings forward the thought that a company’s reputation is a requirement for the successful selling of a product or service. Sales must start before the salesperson calls on the would-be customer. That is possible only when the brand has an admirable and first-rate reputation in the market. A brand having a good reputation contributes to the enhancement of its products and services’ value. Likewise, a bad reputation devalues products and services and brings in further decline. Furthermore, if a brand is consistently projecting a lucid image of itself, it is more likely to build a more substantial reputation and be remembered in the future. Brand reputation is the determining factor that decides whether cons...
Do You Need to Invest in All Meme Tokens to Become Rich? (1) CoinGecko’s API Free Data Problem
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Do You Need to Invest in All Meme Tokens to Become Rich? (1) CoinGecko’s API Free Data Problem

CoinGecko.com is a gateway to explore cryptocurrency data. It’s catchy and worth making your next good friend if you are interested in crypto. For quants and field researchers their API could be a plug into stream of real-time crypto-market data accessed via a number of clients (e.g. C++, NodeJs, R, Python, Java, Ruby, etc.). CoinGecko’s free API has a rate limit of 50 calls/minute. If you need to fetch data more frequently, you have three paid plans to choose from. Let’s focus for a moment on what you can get for free if you’re a Python user. Say, our project is expressed by the title of this article and you are a newbie to the crypto-world seeking for a quick way to download some data and perform calculations. What do you need? For sure it would be a list of all Meme Tokens. It w...
Grow Employee Engagement with a Strong Investigation Process
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Grow Employee Engagement with a Strong Investigation Process

In a tight labor market, employers are seeking to gain or retain a workforce with more pay, work for home and other perks. They can also improve retention through a culture of trust and consideration. Improve how you listen and investigate when someone on your team speaks up about compliance. If you investigate with urgency and respond, then you’ll gain trust and build employee engagement. Here is an anecdotal case, from the perspective of the business: An anonymous report comes in from a small foreign office, that says “It seems like there is something going on between the marketing lead and a partner. I suspect they are wasting marketing funds.” The seriousness of the issue is not entirely clear—maybe the person reporting the issue is questioning the quality of the marketing camp...