Tag Archives: Symantec

Greg Clark: Symantec’s New Venture Capital Arm to Focus on Cybersecurity Tech

Symantec has launched a venture capital business in a push to help startup companies accelerate the introduction of new technology platforms to the cybersecurity market. Symantec Ventures will offer entrepreneurs access to the firm’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform and Digital Safety Platform, artificial intelligence expertise, go-to-market resources and civilian threat intelligence network, the company said …

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Michael Daniel Joins Cyber Threat Alliance as President

Michael Daniel, former White House cybersecurity coordinator, has been named president of the Cyber Threat Alliance following CTA’s incorporation as an independent nonprofit organization in January. CTA said Tuesday it expects Daniel to bring to the alliance his experience in the development of strategic cyber programs and partnerships that span …

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6 Tech Firms Team Up to Boost Internet-of-Things Security

AT&T, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic have forged an alliance with the goal to help businesses and consumers address security risks tied to the internet of things. The IoT Cybersecurity Alliance aims to promote awareness on cybersecurity measures designed to increase safety of the IoT ecosystem, foster partnership and support technology development, AT&T said …

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Leidos to Sponsor Air Force Association’s Cyber Education Program; Chuck Heflebower Comments

Leidos will continue to sponsor the Air Force Association’s cyber education program for the eighth consecutive year. AFA said Monday Leidos has supported CyberPatriot as a Cyber Silver sponsor since the program’s inception in 2009 to help develop students’ cyber skills and interest in science, technology, engineering and math careers. “We at Leidos are …

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Tech Industry Vet Brett Shirk Named VMware Americas Region SVP, General Manager

Brett Shirk, former senior vice president of the Americas sales organization at Veritas‘ software business, has joined Dell Technologies subsidiary VMware as SVP and general manager for the Americas region. He will report directly to Maurizio Carli, executive VP of worldwide sales at VMware, and oversee strategic planning, business operations, go-to-market strategy and management …

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Symantec Combines Threat Intell System with Blue Coat’s Security Telemetry; Greg Clark Comments

Symantec has integrated the company’s threat intelligence systems with the security telemetry of Blue Coat in an effort to provide threat visibility and protection to customers. The companies have applied the brute data-crunching force of artificial intelligence to help analyze large volumes of security data, Symantec said Wednesday. “By fast-tracking the …

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ThreatConnect, Symantec Partner to Advance Threat Intelligence & Management Platform

ThreatConnect will install Symantec Cyber Security Services‘ reputation data feeds on the former’s intelligence-driven defense platform in an effort to advance threat intelligence and management functions for users. The ThreatConnect platform will work to provide access to Symantec’s DeepSight Intelligence data feeds, provide insight on threat intelligence data and allow users to …

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Symantec: Cybercriminals Use Consumer IoT Devices to Launch Attacks Against Companies

Symantec has published new research that indicates cybercriminals work to hijack home networks and consumer Internet of Things devices to launch distributed denial of service attacks against large companies. The company said Thursday its security response team has found that cybercriminals gain cheap bandwidth through a web of consumer devices to spread malware and create zombie networks …

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DLT to Feature Cloud Consulting Offerings at AWS Public Sector Summit

DLT Solutions will feature its Amazon Web Services offerings and cloud consulting services during the AWS Public Sector Summit from June 20 to 21 in Washington D.C.’s Washington Marriott Wardman Park. The public sector technology provider will showcase how it works to help government clients determine their Cloud Readiness Factor and how its managed services offering supports the …

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Symantec: SWIFT Financial Messaging Network Hack Linked to Sony, Asian Bank Attacks

A Symantec analysis has found that malware used by hackers to steal money from Bangladesh’s central bank via the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication system is similar to malware that affected a Philippine bank in October, Reuters reported Friday. Dustin Volz writes the security company also linked the Bangladesh Bank heist to an attempted SWIFT wire fraud on a …

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Report: Fortinet, Intel Move to Help Combat Online Crime

Fortinet has established a Network Security Academy in a push to help address a shortage of cybersecurity professionals, San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday. Pete Carey writes the academy seeks to collaborate with several universities worldwide to train students to thwart sophisticated threats. “We’re going help those students be armed with the necessary skill …

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