Cybrary, a Greenbelt, Md., startup that runs a cybersecurity training website, nabbed $3.5 million in a recent funding round led by Arthur Ventures. The financing will be used to develop new content and tools, while significantly ramping up new training course offerings.
Gaithersburg-based Emergent BioSolutions has received a $63 million federal contract to manufacture the first antidote spray for combating cyanide poisoning. The intranasal spray device will provide a one-shot drug dose that will be used by first responders and medical staff.
The Maryland Board of Elections, which last year voted to certify a new statewide online balloting system, told the General Assembly that state lawmakers must approve the actual security changes.
Research shows that traditional methods of training employees in cybersecurity aren't effective, which is why some companies are turning to new methods. Games, prizes and rewards for following security protocols, and making employees more comfortable with instructors, are among the updated methods companies are using to boost training and security awareness.
Data breach costs in North America have climbed to $1.3 million for large companies and $117,000 for small- and midsize businesses, a Kaspersky Lab and B2B International report states. The primary costs for enterprise recovery come from paying additional staff wages and a decrease in business, but the report notes that most firms are boosting their IT security budgets to handle increasing infrastructure complexity.
Oracle Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison has released details -- with more to follow Oct. 1 -- on two programs that reduce the cost of moving workloads to and using services on Oracle Cloud. The Bring Your Own License program permits use of existing software licenses for platform-as-a-service products, while universal credits pay for whatever cloud consumption a customer expects to use under one contract.
Two hundred LED streetlights in Atlanta have been equipped with sensors with the help of AT&T, Georgia Power and Current by GE. The sensors, which connect to a data system, detect gunshots and provide traffic details to address parking and congestion.
Organizations should consider training more of their IT personnel on using threat intelligence data to help handle the ongoing rise in cybersecurity threats, writes Sue Poremba. "IT staff are the ones already working with the infrastructure and have a better understanding of the organization's mission than other employees, and many already do frontline cybersecurity defense or mitigation as part of their regular duties," she writes.
The three largest cyberthreats in August were the Roughted malvertising campaign, Globeimposter ransomware and HackerDefender Rootkit, a Check Point report states. These attacks show just how sophisticated attacks are becoming, so it's more important than ever for cybersecurity professionals to remain vigilant in defending against these attacks, says Check Point's Maya Horowitz.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Aruba is touting its 360 Security Fabric product, which offers end-to-end enterprise security components such as continuous monitoring of multiple devices, including internet of things endpoints, and a network access control and policy management solution.