SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today announced the expansion of its MVISION portfolio with three all-in-one software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution offerings – McAfee Device-to-Cloud suites. These suites are designed for customers who are adopting a cloud first stance and desire a simplified portfolio approach for device-to-cloud protection. Available today, all three suites include McAfee MVISION Insights, the industry’s first proactive and actionable threat posture capability that prioritizes risk, predicts the success of countermeasures and prescribes remedial actions. The solutions will be showcased as part of MPOWER Digital 2020, McAfee’s free, virtual event taking place October 29 through November 13.

“Customers are facing a rise in cyber activity that can expose them to damaging threats. At the same time, they’re struggling with control, management and visibility across their organization as they enable their teams to work from anywhere,” said Anand Ramanathan, vice president of product management, McAfee.

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Businesses are prioritising investment in cybersecurity despite the overall IT budget cuts amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a Kaspersky report on ‘Investment adjustment: aligning IT budgets with changing security priorities’.

The share of cybersecurity in IT spending has grown from 23 per cent in 2019 to 26 per cent in 2020 for small and medium businesses (SMBs). For enterprises, cybersecurity’s share in spending has increased to 29 per cent in 2020 from 26 per cent last year.

“Cybersecurity remains a priority for investment among businesses. This is despite overall IT budgets decreasing in both segments amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and cybersecurity cuts affecting the most economically hit SMBs,” the report said.

“External conditions and events can influence IT priorities for businesses. As a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, organisations have had to adjust plans to meet changing business needs – from emergency digitalisation to cost optimisation,” it further said.

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As school, socializing, and many aspects of life moved online in 2020, experts warned it was more important than ever to protect your digital devices and steer clear of cybercriminals. 

October was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a designation intended to raise awareness surrounding online threats. 

Terrence McGraw, the President of PC Matic Federal, said Americans are overly connected with internet-enabled devices, which become more integrated into our lives with each passing day. From voice assistance to security cameras on our smartphones, everything is available at the tap of a finger on your smartphone’s screen.

However, all of these marvels of technology also introduce a slew of potential risks and avenues for cyberattacks.

“Cybercrime is very effective. It works, and unfortunately the only thing required is a willingness to commit crime,” McGraw said. “The tools you need are all available on the internet.”

McGraw said as businesses struggled to recover financially

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October 5, 2020

NEWINGTON—Businesses are invited to take a safe look inside the dark web as Daystar hosts a one-hour webinar on Digital Risk: Protecting Your Business From the Dark Web on Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. Daystar CEO Keith Bamford will host the discussion that will include expert insight from Kaseya’s Will Bishop.

The dark web is an unregulated part of the Internet that can only be accessed by special browsers. Although not everything on the dark web is illegal, it is well-known as a hotbed for digital criminal activity. A vast online marketplace where hackers and other cyber criminals can anonymously trade stolen credentials, sensitive customer or financial data, malware infections and more pose a serious risk to an organization’s data security.

“Businesses across New England are challenged with increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. With most attacks going undetected for approximately seven months, many businesses don’t even realize their employees’

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In an effort to make IT pros’ jobs easier, Jack Wallen offers cybersecurity tips to end users–in particular, what not to do to keep company networks, equipment, and data secure.


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First, a note to IT admins about this open letter. The admin’s job is never done. Ever. Period. End of story. You work all day, you go home, you think about work, you dream about work, you eat your work feelings, and you do it all over again.

Part of the reason for this is because you’re always fighting an uphill battle named end users. I hope the following security advice for end users (which you might consider passing along to the people you support) helps make your job easier. And seeing as how it’s Cybersecurity Awareness month, this is the perfect time to remind your end users just how important it is that they do their part

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According to Statista, there are about 4.57 billion active internet users globally as of July 2020. This number is great for businesses, especially those that are powered by the digital economy.

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As businesses continue to embrace the tech age as well as the opportunities that come with it, the presence of cybercriminals is increasing, too. The activities of these criminals cannot be ignored, as they are capable of crashing any business. Business leaders who wish to remain in business must pay better attention to cybersecurity.


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Whilst there is no definitive solution to what is seen as the biggest threat to modern businesses – cybercrime — business owners like you can take advantage of available cybersecurity solutions and knowledge to protect your business and its digital assets.

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A group of bipartisan House and Senate lawmakers on Friday introduced legislation to increase resources to help local governments, small businesses and nonprofit groups to defend themselves against cyberattacks. 

The Improving Cybersecurity of Small Organizations Act would require the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to develop and issue guidance on cybersecurity policies for small businesses, nonprofits and local governments. 

Both CISA and the Small Business Administration (SBA) would be required to promote the guidance, and the SBA would additionally be required to issue a report on the state of small business cybersecurity every two years.

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Red tape is the primary barrier to implementing proper cybersecurity measures in the industrial sector according to Kaspersky’s ‘State of Industrial Cybersecurity in the Era of Digitalization’ report.

As per the report, 46 per cent of organisations face red tape delays in implementation of industrial cybersecurity projects.

Common obstacles

Other common obstacles for these projects include “the inability to stop production (34 per cent), lengthy approval process (31 per cent) and having too many decision-makers (23 per cent).

Also read: How cyberattackers tried to execute a $15-million ransomware attack

“These barriers may become a critical point in light of Covid-19 because they can affect the implementation of pandemic-driven operational technology (OT) security initiatives,” said Kaspersky.

According to the report, 46 per cent of organisations are expecting to see changes in their OT security priorities as a result of the pandemic.

“These organisations will probably need to shift their security strategy

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HOUSTON–(Business Wire)–SURGE ENGINEERING, a recognized leader in process controls and automation, announced the launch of a new website. As part of their scaling effort and new growth plan, SURGE is also pleased to announce that it is a founding member of the ISA Global CyberSecurity Alliance. SURGE provides solutions to the most demanding challenges within multiple industries including Oil & Gas, Power, Wastewater, and Government sectors.

With 20 years of experience, SURGE’s reputation is built on solving the difficult problems while delivering the highest level of system performance. “I’ve been involved in nearly every facet of the electrical instrumentation and automation industry,” Founder and CEO Charlie Souza commented. “I’ve worked client-side, service-side, served on the board of ISA and trained hundreds of engineers. I founded SURGE to scale the trust and experience I built over the years to deliver broader, full turn-key capabilities.”

Part off these turn-key capabilities will

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FULTON, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DataTribe, a global cyber foundry that invests in and co-builds next-generation cybersecurity and data science companies, announced today the launch of its third-annual DataTribe Challenge. The competition is poised to identify and curate Pre-Series A, seed high-technology start-ups with a vision to disrupt cybersecurity and data science.

Three finalists will split $20,000 in prize money, and one winner will be eligible to receive up to $2 million in seed capital from DataTribe.

“When we first launched the DataTribe Challenge, we sought to give founders the opportunity to present their companies to an esteemed group of judges. Three years later, we have found that the Challenge not only gives entrepreneurs a platform to get incredibly valuable feedback and potentially raise a seed round, but also to gain broad exposure within the cybersecurity industry at large,” said Mike Janke, Co-founder of DataTribe.

“The caliber of entrepreneurs we encounter

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