Security & Privacy

Kaspersky Shuts Down U.S. Operations

Security software company Kaspersky has announced it is closing down its United States operations. The news comes just days before a federal ban on sales of its products was set to take effect, due to concerns about cyber espionage.

Researchers Provide Taxonomy of Gen AI Misuse

To clarify the potential risks of GenAI and provide "a concrete understanding of how GenAI models are specifically exploited or abused in practice, including the tactics employed to inflict harm," a group of researchers from Google DeepMind, Jigsaw, and recently published a paper entitled, "Generative AI Misuse: A Taxonomy of Tactics and Insights from Real-World Data."

Human Error Remains the Leading Cause of Cloud Data Breaches

Human error is still one of the biggest threats to cloud security, despite all the technology bells and whistles and alerts and services out there, from multi-factor authentication, to social engineering training, to enterprise-wide integrated cybersecurity platforms, and more.

Report: Generative AI Agents Can Exploit Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

A new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) found that large language model agents can autonomously exploit real-world cybersecurity vulnerabilities, raising critical concerns about the widespread deployment and security of these advanced AI systems.

Feds Ban Kaspersky Sales, Citing 'Unacceptable' Security Risk

Effective this fall, the United States government is banning all sales of Kaspersky Lab software to businesses and private citizens due to concerns about cyber espionage.

FCC Cybersecurity Funding Pilot Moves Forward

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a $200 million, three-year program to help schools and libraries purchase eligible cybersecurity services and equipment — and to gather data on how well the products and services address cyber threats.

Only Half of Ransomware-Compromised Data Will Be Recovered, According to Survey Report

Organizations are vulnerable to substantial data loss and negative business impact from a ransomware attack, according to a recent Veeam Software survey.

Microsoft's 'Recall' Feature Will No Longer Be a Default Setting Due to Security Concerns

Microsoft's controversial new AI Recall feature (currently in preview) will not be activated by default for Windows users, the company announced.

KnowBe4-MobileMind Integration to Simplify Security Training Management

It's now easier for MobileMind users to track and manage teachers' progress with KnowBe4's security training campaigns.

Free Resources and Consulting Services Available to Help Secure School Violence Protection Funding

Ed tech provider Bluum is offering free grant resources and consulting services to help school districts apply for funding from the COPS School Violence Protection Program, a grant opportunity from the United States Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services with awards totaling $73 million.