Tag Archives: cyberattacks

Accenture Acquires Context Information Security to Accelerate U.K., International Security; Kelly Bissell, Nick Taylor Quoted

Accenture has acquired Context Information Security, a leading cyber defense consultancy, to accelerate growth of Accenture Security in the U.K. and across the globe, the company announced on Friday.

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MeriTalk Study: Threat Monitoring & Protection Automation Could Save Federal Govt $5B Annually

A new MeriTalk study estimates the federal government can save up to $5 billion in annual cybersecurity funds through optimized threat monitoring, correlation and protection automation. The report titled “Pedal to the Metal: Mitigating New Threats Faster with Rapid Intel and Automation” is underwritten by Palo Alto Networks and is based on an online survey of …

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House Lawmakers Urge FTC to Address Consumer Concerns Over Internet of Things Security

Reps. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) have called on the Federal Trade Commission to oversee manufacturers’ efforts to secure connected devices and protect consumers from cyber attacks. Pallone and Schakowsky told FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez in a joint letter published Thursday that FTC should urge manufacturers to patch vulnerabilities and require consumers to change default …

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Reuters: Federal Reserve Records Reveal More Than 50 Cyber Breaches in 2011-15

The U.S. Federal Reserve has recorded more than 50 cybersecurity breaches from 2011 through 2015, Reuters reported Wednesday. Reuters obtained Federal Reserve records which cover cyber attacks that affected the Board of Governors since it is subject to public records laws, Jason Lange and Dustin Volz wrote. The central bank’s national cybersecurity team identified majority …

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