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Daily Tech Briefing May 17

Microsoft Calls on Governments to Stop Stockpiling Software Flaws VIDEO

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DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft's president decries the practice of weaponizing software flaws; TIBCO Software will acquire data science platform maker Statistica; Google finds implementing the EU's right to be forgotten mandate difficult; and there's more.
Crowdstrike Falcon

CrowdStrike Raises $100M to Advance Internet Security

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CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz explains why incidents like WannaCry prove the need for advanced security technologies.
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WannaCry Ransomware Kill Switch Thwarts Spread of Malware VIDEO

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DAILY VIDEO: WannaCry ransomware kill switch triggered as exploit risk remains; Technologists say Trump cyber-security executive order only a 'plan of a plan'; Sprint reportedly wants to restart merger talks with T-Mobile; and there's more.
Mocana

Mocana Aims to Advance IoT Security with Increased Investment

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Embedded security vendor Mocana raises a new $11 million round of funding to help directly integrate security into IoT devices.
Ransomware Poses Evolving Threat to Enterprises in 2017, Report Finds

WannaCry Is the Ransomware Attack We Should Have Been Ready For

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NEWS ANALYSIS: The ransomware that’s sweeping the globe has been a while showing up, but we knew we would see it, and we knew what to do to prevent it, so how did so many get caught?
ransomware

Companies That Patched Software Dodged WannaCry Ransomware

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The ransomware program, which spreads like a worm, took advantage of legacy systems and poor patching—issues victimized companies should have been able to fix to thwart the attack.
Ransomware

Microsoft President Decries Practice of Weaponizing Software Flaws

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Brad Smith, Microsoft's president and top lawyer, calls on governments to rethink the stockpiling of software vulnerabilities.
Andy Ellis, CSO Akamai Technologies

Akamai CSO Details Cyber-Security Challenges and Improvements VIDEO

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VIDEO: Andy Ellis, chief security officer at Akamai Technologies, discusses the technology behind DDoS mitigation and why supporting IoT technology will become increasingly challenging.
ransomware

WannaCry Ransomware Kill Switch Triggered as Exploit Risk Remains

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A hidden mechanism within the WannaCry ransomware worm was discovered, enabling a kill switch that temporarily can halt infections, as payouts top $50,000.
Cybersecurity Bill

Trump's Cyber-Security Executive Order Is a Good First Step

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NEWS ANALYSIS: The new executive order adds important requirements and assessments missing from previous efforts, but without further action those first steps will accomplish little.
Ransomware

WannaCry Ransomware Attack Hits Victims With Microsoft SMB Exploit

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A massive attack is spreading globally by way of a vulnerability in Microsoft's Server Message Block that was patched in March.
OpenStack Security

OpenStack Cloud Security Moves Forward

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At the OpenStack Summit Boston, security experts talked about cloud security misconceptions and what's working well in cloud security today.

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