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​Allarme di Mattarella: l’Italia si svegli e aiuti le start up

Oggi il presidente della Repubblica ha visitato due start up di segno italiano come la Kong fondata da Augusto Marietti e Marco Palladino. Il business della Kong (alla ricerca di un fatturato da un miliardo di dollari) si concentra, in sostanza, su un software che permette di proteggere e mettere in sicurezza le API (Application Programming Interface), tecnologia che consente a un server di comunicare con un altro server. La seconda è la Nozomi Networks, il cui co-fondatore e Ceo è Andrea Carcano, con Moreno Carullo, esperto in Intelligenza Artificiale. La soluzione di cybersecurity messa a punto da Nozomi sta riscontrando un crescente interesse internazionale.

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Energy companies at constant risk of cyberattack

The drone attacks on the Aramco facilities in Saudi Arabia on Sept. 14 are well documented, but Marcus Josefsson, director for Middle East, Africa and Russia at Nozomi Networks, said cyber criminals were always lurking in the background.

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Teen TalkTalk hacker accused of cryptocurrency fraud in US

Nozomi Networks CEO Edgard Capdevielle commented: “If the charges against Elliott Gunton are upheld, he could face a lengthy prison sentence, which is clearly intended to make him realise his crimes were not worth it. Law enforcement are clamping down on cyber crime and the risk of getting caught is greater than ever.

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UK Teen TalkTalk Hacker Indicted in US

“While there can be no denying hacking tools are increasing in sophistication, the tools law enforcement use to track cyber-criminals are also improving,” he argued. “We are likely to continue to see more and more perpetrators charged for cybercrimes, making hackers think twice before launching attacks, as traces will always be left.”

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LookBack in Anger: 17 US Utilities Firms Targeted by RAT

Andrea Carcano, co-founder of Nozomi Networks, argued that cyber-criminals will often look to exploit human weaknesses to reach targeted systems. “Therefore, utility providers need to take the time to teach staff to recognize phishing emails and not to click on links or open attachments from unknown sources,” he said.

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Personal Data Of Entire 16.6 Million Population Of Ecuador Leaked Online

Edgard Capdevielle, CEO of Nozomi Networks, said “this arrest shows how seriously authorities are taking the security of people’s personal information. While it is not clear how Novaestrat came to be in possession of the data, the Ecuadorian authorities have acted quickly and are demonstrating an urgency to find out.”

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Two billion critical infrastructure devices at risk of hacking

Urgent/11 vulnerabilities affects several devices we can find in our daily lives, especially in healthcare. In fact VxWorks is an operating system commonly used in real-time devices like MRI machines and patient monitors. Attacking these kinds of devices can lead to critical impacts like changing the behaviour of those devices and providing wrong information to doctors/patients.

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Siemens SCALANCE X Switches Vulnerable to DoS Attacks

According to advisories published by Siemens and the DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), SCALANCE X-200 switches are affected by a security hole that allows an unauthenticated attacker to cause a device to enter a DoS condition by repeatedly sending large message packets to the Telnet service.The vulnerability was reported to Siemens by industrial cybersecurity firm Nozomi Networks.

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Nozomi Networks, especialista en ciberseguridad industrial, llega a México

Nozomi Networks anunció su inicio de operaciones en México. La marca es especialista en soluciones de seguridad cibernética en Sistemas de Control Industrial, (ICS, por sus siglas en inglés), teniendo un enfoque especial a industrias mexicanas de automatización industrial, como manufactura, energía, constructoras y petroquímica, entre otras.

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Nozomi Networks Issues Major Update, Expanded Cybersecurity Solution

Nozomi aims to greatly improve operator effectiveness and bridge the gap between the converging domains of information technology and operational technology (IT and OT), and the rapidly growing world of the Internet of Things (IoT).  Version 19.0 of Guardian promises a more holistic approach to cybersecurity that addresses some of the more specific aspects of IoT such as remote monitoring of distributed assets, expanded protocol support, and more effective visualization of alerts.

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Why Hackers Abuse Active Directory

In April, researchers Oleg Kolesnikov and Harshvardhan Parashar at Securonix reported other attacks that infected organizations with LockerGoga also tapped Active Directory. “In some incidents, the actors have also been using Active Directory management services to distribute the payload in the network,” they wrote, referencing additional research conducted by Nozomi Networks.

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How vulnerable is the US electric grid this summer?

What is the likelihood of a cyberattack on the U.S. electric grid this summer?  This answer to this is complex as there are a number of aspects that factor into it.  To evaluate this, we must consider the types of threat actors, the types of threats and the target – the U.S. electric grid.

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