Is A Data Breach Lurking In Your Software Supply Chain?

Chief Product Officer at GrammaTech, where he leads product strategy for the company’s application security testing product portfolio.

Just as the manufacturing sector has adopted the use of third-party providers to build their products, software development has created an extensive supply chain to address cost and time to market pressures for faster delivery of new applications and services. Virtually every modern custom-developed software application contains third-party components. These can be open source (OSS), custom ordered or commercial off the shelf (COTS) components. Lack of visibility into these building blocks poses a significant, and often underestimated, security risk. 

Consider the supply chain analogy in aerospace manufacturing. Today, virtually every part of an airplane is provided by third-party suppliers to the manufacturer for final assembly. Unlike software, each airplane has a detailed bill of materials that contains an audit trail for each component, including the supplier, where it was produced,

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Hackers try to penetrate the vital ‘cold chain’ for coronavirus vaccines, security team reports

The hackers took measures to hide their tracks, and the cyber-sleuths did not name which state might be behind the campaign.

The IBM team said it was not known why the hackers were trying to penetrate the systems. It suggested that the intruders might want to steal information, glean details about technology or contracts, create confusion and distrust, or disrupt the vaccine supply chains.

The hackers probably sought “advanced insight into the purchase and movement of a vaccine that can impact life and the global economy,” the IBM team said.

Because there was “no clear path to a cash-out” as there is in a ransomware attack, there was an increased likelihood of a state actor’s being involved, IBM said. However, the IBM investigators cautioned, it was still possible that criminals could be looking for ways to illegally obtain “a hot black-market commodity” such as an initially scarce vaccine.

The new

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Hackers targeting supply chain that keeps coronavirus vaccines cold, experts warn

Hackers backed by foreign governments are targeting companies involved in the shipping and storing the coronavirus vaccine at a low enough temperature to keep it from spoiling, IBM said in research released Thursday.

The announcement is the latest in a series of cybersecurity research reports that point to foreign governments employing hackers to break into the networks of groups working to rush out a vaccine, and comes as the U.S. prepares to ship refrigerated boxes of vaccines across the country this month.

While not every potential vaccine requires the same refrigeration, the one developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, which was approved Wednesday in the U.K. and may soon become the first coronavirus vaccine approved for distribution in the U.S., has to be shipped in special boxes of dry ice that must be opened quickly before use. The White House has claimed that as many as 20 million doses of the vaccine could

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Hackers Are Targeting the Covid-19 Vaccine ‘Cold Chain’

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, hackers and scammers have focused extraordinary attention on it, whether for espionage or for grift. Now, as pharmaceutical companies prepare to ship long-awaited vaccines, a new round of sophisticated phishing attacks is focused on the complex supply chain that will get them to people in need.

Two of the leading Covid-19 vaccine candidates, by Pfizer and Moderna, have been submitted to the FDA for emergency authorization; the agency is scheduled to evaluate Pfizer’s application on December 10, and Moderna’s one week later. UK regulators approved Pfizer’s vaccine on Wednesday. Which means that the next challenge for both vaccines is transporting them. They must be kept at frigid temperatures—minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit for Moderna, and 94 degrees below for Pfizer—requiring a network of specialists known as the “cold chain.” Today, security researchers at IBM are releasing findings that a campaign has for months targeted a significant

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Global Computer Aided Detection System Market 2020 Ecosystem Player Profiles, Value Chain and Industry Strategies to 2025

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South Korean convenience store chain to offer robot delivery

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (UPI) — A South Korean convenience store chain has announced plans to launch a robot delivery service, as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes the service industry to go contactless.

GS Retail, which runs the ubiquitous GS25 convenience store brand, announced Monday the robot service would be rolled out at its outlet in western Seoul.

“So many South Korean conglomerates and startups are working on the technologies related to delivery robots,” said Choi Sung-lok of the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute. “Technical development and social change will bring about more delivery robots.”

Customers will make orders through an instant messenger, triggering a store clerk to place products on the robot while inputting the destination and the customer’s mobile phone number.

Then the 4.3-foot-tall robot will carry the items to the customer, who can unlock a drawer on the robot’s body by typing a PIN after getting a message that

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Ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain Goes Live as ‘World Computer’ Begins Long-Awaited Overhaul

Ethereum 2.0's Beacon Chain is now live

Serenity is knocking.

The first stage of the next-generation proof-of-stake (PoS) Ethereum 2.0 is now live as of 12:00 UTC Tuesday, according to Beaconcha.in.

A generalized blockchain for decentralizing computer-based applications – from iPhone games to government bonds – Eth 2.0 has been under construction since the genesis of the current proof-of-work (PoW) network in 2015.

Related: First Mover: You Call That a Record? Bitcoin’s November Gains Are 3x Stock Market’s

Tuesday’s launch concludes the opening act, or “Phase 0,” of Ethereum’s consensus mechanism transition, which will see the network – whose native cryptocurrency, ether, is worth $70 billion by market cap – fundamentally change how it settles payments while in motion.

“The launch of the beacon chain is a huge accomplishment and lays the foundation for Ethereum’s more scalable, secure, and sustainable home,” Ethereum Foundation researcher Danny Ryan told CoinDesk in an email. “There is still much work

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COVID-19 Outbreak- Global Medical Practice Management Software Market 2020 Key Players, Industry Overview, Supply Chain and Analysis to 2025

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Top Opportunities Forecast In The Supply Chain Management Software Market

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According to The Business Research Company’s research report on the supply chain management software industry, the top opportunities in the global supply chain management software market segmented by product will arise in the procurement software segment, which will gain $1.71 billion of global annual sales by 2023. The top opportunities in the supply chain management software market segmented by industrial vertical will arise in the others segment, which will gain $1.16 billion of global annual sales by 2023, and top opportunities in the market by type of end-user will arise in the large enterprises segment, which will gain $2.73 billion of global annual sales by 2023. The supply chain management software market share that will gain the most is the USA at $1.42 billion

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Global Virtual Networking Market 2020 Technological Innovations, In-depth Qualitative Assessment and Industry Value Chain to 2026

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