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Comcast Buys AI-Based Cyber Tech Developer BluVector

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has purchased Arlington, Va.-based cybersecurity firm BluVector for an undisclosed sum. BluVector develops and provides platforms based on artificial intelligence and machine learning designed to help government agencies and companies detect and address zero-day malware, ransomware and other cyber threats, Comcast said Friday. Eric Malawer, a more …

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U.S.: North Korea Behind Spate of Cyber Attacks Since 2009

North Korea has deployed an army of hackers called “Hidden Cobra” against financial, aerospace, critical infrastructure and media assets within the U.S. and around the world over the past eight years, according to a technical alert issued jointly by Homeland Security and the FBI. Cyber tools deployed by North Korea include …

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HHS: ‘Healthcare Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition’

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said “healthcare cybersecurity is in critical condition” in its report to Congress Friday. Hospitals and health care facilities are a honeypot for hackers and prime targets for ransomware attacks because of the huge amounts of personal information that they collect. While cyber criminals have grown …

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Symantec: Threat Intell Sharing, Machine Learning Helped Protect Customers Against Ransomware

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 18, 2017 — Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) has revealed it utilized machine learning technologies and threat intelligence sharing through its Global Intelligence Network to provide protection to Symantec Endpoint Protection and Norton users during the recent global ransomware attack, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Monday it was able …

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Synopsys VP Kuehlmann: WannaCry is ‘A Wake-up Call for the World’

Over 200,000 devices in at least 150 countries had been infected with WannaCry by Sunday, a piece of ransomware that holds your computer hostage until you pay hackers $300 in bitcoin. WannaCry is the largest cyberextortion scheme ever, reports CNet, and experts are warning that many governments are susceptible due to outdated technology. …

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Fortinet, Intel Launch Programs to Address Cyber Workforce, Info-Sharing Challenges

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 23, 2016 — Fortinet (Nasdaq: FTNT) and Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) have unveiled separate cybersecurity initiatives that seek to address shortages in the workforce and information-sharing activities, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday Fortinet will open a Network Security Academy while Intel works to drive threat intelligence …

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