SecureX cloud platform launched by Cisco for improved security visibility

Cisco on Monday unveiled SecureX, a new cloud-native security platform that aims to give businesses better visibility across their security portfolio via analytics and workflow automation. Cisco said SecureX will unify visibility into a company’s existing security products, including those from Cisco and third-party providers. The platform can analyze data across endpoints, cloud, network, and applications, allowing customers …

Cisco partners with Interpol to share data on cyber criminals

Just one day after Amazon Web Service (AWS) announced a “secret” cloud service for the CIA, another tech company is aligning itself with a government agency. Cisco will now share “cybercrime” data with the international police network Interpol, the company announced Tuesday. That data includes “threat intelligence” to support Interpol’s work “targeting both ‘pure cybercrime’ and …

CISCO to Obama, Stop NSA from hacking my equipment

(Reuters) – Cisco Systems Inc’s chief executive officer has written a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to curtail government surveillance after evidence circulated showing the National Security Agency had intercepted Cisco equipment, a company spokesman said on Sunday. In a letter dated May 15, John Chambers, chief executive officer and chairman of the …

Companies pull the plug on facial recognition, but major issues linger

In response to protest calling for police reform around the country, some of the biggest names in tech are taking a closer look at their facial recognition technologies. In recent weeks, protests calling for police and criminal justice reform continue to sweep the Untied States. These demonstrations have also spurred conversations surrounding flawed, racially-biased technologies …

Twitter asks all staff to work from home to slow spread of coronavirus

Twitter Inc.has asked all of its employees to work from home in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. In a blog statement today, the company wrote Beginning today, we are strongly encouraging all employees globally to work from home if they’re able. Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the …

Google Nest Cam IQ can be used to hijack the camera, leak data

The Google Nest Cam IQ Indoor camera contained a plethora of security vulnerabilities which could be used to hijack or disrupt the device. On Monday, Lilith Wyatt and Claudio Bozzato from the Cisco Talos research team said a set of major vulnerabilities in the Nest Cam IQ, one of a selection of home security and …

Fin7 hacking group targets more than 130 companies after it’s leaders’ arrest in 2018

Following the arrest in 2018 of a number of suspected leaders of the notorious Fin7/Carbanak cyber-gang, the group was believed to have disbanded. But Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected a number of new attacks by the same groups using GRIFFON malware. According to the company’s experts, Fin7 might have extended the number of groups operating …

Sundar Pichai says Google is still considering the Dragonfly, censored search engine in China

Google is still considering whether to launch a censored version of its search product in China, CEO Sundar Pichai said Monday. “It’s very early. We don’t know whether we could or would do this in China, but we felt it was important for us to explore,” Pichai said at the Wired25 conference in San Francisco. …

Ex Google CEO Eric Schmidt predicts that the internet will split into two: Chinese-led and US-led versions

Eric Schmidt, who has been the CEO of Google and executive chairman of its parent company, Alphabet, predicts that within the next decade there will be two distinct internets: one led by the U.S. and the other by China. Schmidt shared his thoughts at a private event in San Francisco on Wednesday night convened by …

Coinbase Launches A Merchant Tool to Accept Cryptocurrencies

Digital-assets exchange Coinbase Inc. is releasing a service for merchants to accept Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin payments, and deposit them into their own digital wallets, according to a blog post by the San Francisco-based company. The setup requires just an email address and a phone number. The product, called Coinbase Commerce, can be …