MSU, Mississippi Small Business Development Center partner to provide cybersecurity resources, support

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Mississippi State and the Mississippi Small Business Development Center are partnering to provide free cybersecurity training and resources to the state’s small business owners. (Photo by Getty Images)

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STARKVILLE, Miss.—With more small businesses moving parts of their sales and operations online, a new initiative from Mississippi State and the Mississippi Small Business Development Center is providing cybersecurity resources and support to the state’s business owners.

The MSU Small Business Development Center Cybersecurity project brings together the resources of the university’s Small Business Development Center and MSU’s Center for Cyber Innovation to give business owners the information they need to make cost-effective cybersecurity decisions.

“MSU has a long history of supporting Mississippi small businesses and a reputation as a national leader in cybersecurity,” said MSU College of Business Dean Sharon Oswald. “I am incredibly proud that we can merge these two areas and create an invaluable resource for

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How To Manage Your Social Media Footprint In A Cybersecurity Career

As CISO for SoftBank IA, Gary Hayslip advises executive leadership and oversees enterprise-wide cybersecurity strategy.

Following my previous articles on developing a cybersecurity career, I want to discuss why your social media footprint is important. Ten years ago, when social media was in its infancy, there would have been very little need to be concerned. However, in today’s hyper-converged global business environment, 70% of hiring managers search the candidate they are about to interview by reviewing their social media profiles, according to a 2018 CareerBuilder survey.

The cybersecurity field is highly competitive, and your profiles tell a story about you. Let’s make sure you control the story. 

To get started, do an internet search on yourself and inventory all of your social media accounts, including the inactive ones. I recommend closing inactive accounts first. Then, you should review your current social media accounts and look for pictures, profanity-laden

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TEL AVIV, Israel & SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 18, 2020–, a startup revolutionizing authorization policy management, today announced $6 million in seed funding led by YL Ventures with participation from cybersecurity luminary George Kurtz, CEO and Co-founder of CrowdStrike. Founded by industry veterans Amit Kanfer (CEO) and Dekel Braunstein (CTO), is offering a new approach to authorization, providing developers with the building blocks they need to quickly generate and manage best-practice authorization controls across enterprise applications at scale.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: co-founders Amit Kanfer, CEO (rt.); Dekel Braunstein, CTO (Photo: Business Wire)

Joining this seed round are Michael Sutton, former CISO of Zscaler; Sounil Yu, former Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America; Dan Amiga, former CTO and Co-founder

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Why Banks And Financial Institutions Must Increase Cybersecurity Measures During the Festive Season

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As the holiday season returns with its customary pomp and splendor, a surge in e-commerce, retailing and e-banking proceedings are widely expected. With the festive fever gripping the nation and the volume of online and offline transactions rising substantially, cybercriminals are provided with the perfect opportunity to intensify the scale of cyberattacks on financial institutions, organizations and even individuals. With the rampant increase in purchasing activities, online payment platforms are at a greater risk of succumbing to the hostile attacks of cyber-miscreants.

The financial and retail sectors continue to be the primary targets of malicious threat actors who are relentless in their efforts to steal hi-rated assets, money, and valuable data. The distractions that are typical to the festive season can render financial institutions offguard, thus,

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Cato Networks raises $131M to converge networking with cybersecurity

Cato Networks Inc. today said that it has closed a $131 million round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners at a pre-money valuation of $1 billion.

Tel Aviv-based Cato Networks competes in a market Gartner Inc. refers to as the secure access service edge or SASE segment. SASE platforms provide networking features that enterprises can use to transport data between locations such as offices and security features for protecting that data. This integrated approach eases infrastructure management because networking and security tasks historically had to be performed using different products, often from different suppliers.

Cato Networks’ SASE platform runs on a global network backend operated by the startup that consists of more than 50 so-called points of presence worldwide. Organizations can use the network to route data traffic among their cloud environments, data centers, offices and other sites. It also lends itself to supporting remote workers.

The platform’s cybersecurity layer, in

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Wipro’s Annual State of Cybersecurity Report Finds Increasing Adoption of AI in Cybersecurity to Tackle Advanced Adversaries

Nearly half (49%) of organizations plan to extend Cognitive and AI capabilities for security to detect and respond to attacks faster

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today released its annual State of Cybersecurity Report (SOCR) that presents changing perspectives of cybersecurity globally.

The report provides fresh insights on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be leveraged as part of defender stratagems as more organizations lock horns with sophisticated cyberattacks and become more resilient. There has been an increase in R&D with 49% of the worldwide cybersecurity related patents filed in the last four years being focussed on AI and Machine Learning (ML) application. Nearly half the organisations are expanding cognitive detection capabilities to tackle unknown attacks in their Security Operations Center (SOC).

The report also illustrates a paradigm shift towards cyber resilience amid the rise in global

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IBM and AMD Begin Cooperation on Cybersecurity and AI=

International Business Machines  (IBM) – Get Report and Advanced Micro Devices  (AMD) – Get Report said they began a development program focused on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

The development agreement will build on “open-source software, open standards, and open system architectures to drive confidential computing in hybrid cloud environments,” the companies said in a statement. 

The agreement also will “support a broad range of accelerators across high-performance computing and enterprise critical capabilities, such as virtualization and encryption,” they said.

AMD, Santa Clara, Calif., is one of the world’s biggest chipmakers and is thriving. IBM, the storied Armonk, N.Y., technology services company, has struggled to regain the glory of its past, when it led the computer-making industry.

AMD’s commitment to technology innovation “aligns with our mission to develop and accelerate the adoption of the hybrid cloud,” said Dario Gil, IBM’s director of research.

As for AMD, “this

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