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Thales Acquires California-Based Cybersecurity Company Imperva for $3.6B

Thales has completed the acquisition of Imperva, a California-based cybersecurity company, for approximately $3.6 billion.  The French aerospace, defense and security company reached an agreement to make the purchase from software investment firm Thoma Bravo in July, a transaction that was initially expected to end in the first quarter of 2024. The addition of Imperva expands Thales’ cybersecurity portfolio....


EU Cyber Response Team Warns of Spearphishing Campaigns From Russian Hackers

A group of Russian hackers is targeting European governments with spearphishing campaigns to breach their digital systems, according to a new advisory from the European Union’s Cyber Emergency Response Team. The cybersecurity note identified at least seven EU countries on the target list of the hacking group Fancy Bear, Politico reported. The cyberthreat actors deployed...


Owl Cyber Defense Enters Australia, NZ Markets With GME Agreement

GME, a Sydney-based communication technology company, has signed a memorandum of understanding for the distribution of Owl Cyber Defense’s cybersecurity solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Formerly known as Owl Computing Technologies, Owl Cyber Defense is based in Columbia, Maryland. The MOU’s delivery and support mechanism will be based in Australia and cover Owl’s cybersecurity...


TNO, Airbus Netherlands To Build Optical Ground Station for Space-Based Quantum Key Distribution System

The SES-led EAGLE-1 consortium has selected TNO and Airbus Netherlands to design and build an optical ground station for the program. The parties finalized the agreement at the Space Tech Expo in Bremen, Germany. According to SES Chief Technology Officer Milton Torres, the new partners will support the program’s mission of securing an end-to-end solution...


BlackBerry Secures Cybersecurity Deal With Malaysia, to Offer Cyber Training in Kuala Lumpur

BlackBerry is working with the government of Malaysia to secure the Southeast Asian nation’s communications agency and upskill the local workforce. The Canadian company recently signed a long-term software and services agreement to deploy its full cybersecurity suite to strengthen the integrity of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.  The cybersecurity provider offers BlackBerry SecuSuite, a...


US, Australia Cyber Agencies Introduce Guide for Small Businesses Recovering From Cyberattacks

U.S. and Australian cyber agencies issued new resources that businesses could use to recover following a cyberattack.  On Monday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Australian Cyber Security Centre unveiled the Business Continuity in a Box, a set of instructions for organizations that have become victims of a cyber incident. The Business Continuity in...


Zimperium to Offer Sovereign-Hosted Mobile Threat Defence Capability to Australian Government

Zimperium, a mobile security company, has conducted an IRAP assessment of its mobile threat defense platform at a sovereign Australian data center.  The move is part of the company’s efforts to support the Australian government’s cybersecurity initiatives.  IRAP, short for Information Security Registered Assessors Program, enables Zimperium to offer a sovereign-hosted MTD service, eliminating the need to...


KBR Helps Develop Cognition Analytica Cyber Tool for Australian Defence Force

KBR is investing in the development of Achilles, a bespoke cyber terrain mapping tool from software developer Cognition Analytica, to improve the cyberworthiness of the Australian Defence Force. Cognition Analytica is a veteran-owned small business based in Brisbane. According to KBR, Achilles can be applied to major military operating systems for better cyberworthiness visibility. Cyberworthiness, like sea-...


White House Facilitates Policy Discussions in Global Meeting to Combat Ransomware Attacks

The White House hosted the third meeting of the International Counter Ransomware Initiative in Washington, D.C., where delegates discussed new projects and policies to combat evolving cyberthreats. The 2023 edition of the CRI gathered 50 members, comprising 48 countries and two representatives from the European Union and the International Criminal Police Organization. During the two-day...

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