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Past articles by James:

Why private equity firms are vetting cybersecurity at deal targets

Some investors now require extensive controls before any deals happen → Read More

Capital One Hacker Gets Probation for 2019 Breach

Paige Thompson, a former Seattle tech worker, was sentenced to five years of probation and time served in data-theft case → Read More

Cyber Companies and Universities Are Building ‘Cyber Talent Hub’

Cybersecurity firms will make practical training on their technology available to students in an attempt to address a skills shortage. The effort comes as fears mount that global competitors like China are outpacing the West on talent. → Read More

Smaller Companies Are Urged to Adopt Multifactor Authentication

Too many small and medium-size businesses rely on usernames and passwords alone to secure their systems, leaving them vulnerable to cyberattacks that could otherwise be prevented, government officials and cybersecurity chiefs say. → Read More

Russian Cyber Threat Remains High, U.S. Officials Say

Senior U.S. cyber officials urged companies to remain on high alert for cyberattacks as a consequence of Russia’s war in Ukraine, saying the warnings are based on intelligence assessments of potential strikes. → Read More

Cyber Defense Confidence Ebbs as Ransomware Attacks Multiply

Despite Washington’s recent attempts to expand cybersecurity rules and disrupt hacking gangs, ransomware continues to proliferate and executives report unease about their companies’ ability to ward off the threat. → Read More

Cyber Insurers Raise Rates Amid a Surge in Costly Hacks

Insurers significantly increased premiums for cyber coverage over the course of 2021, as a string of high-profile attacks and government action helped boost demand for products, data collected by industry bodies shows. → Read More

Businesses Seek to Soften SEC Cyber Rules

Lobbying groups and companies are expressing concern over public disclosure requirements. → Read More

Abnormal Security Raises $210 Million in Series C Funding Round

Email security company Abnormal Security Corp. has raised $210 million in a Series C funding round led by Insight Partners. → Read More

Cyber Chiefs Try New Tricks to Attract Talent

Many security and risk executives aren’t just looking at their immediate cybersecurity staffing requirements but also at what they’ll need if people leave. “You have to start planning way in advance,” said Visa Inc. Chief Risk Officer Paul Fabara. → Read More

Ukraine Thwarts Cyberattack on Electric Grid, Officials Say

The attack, which was set for last Friday, used software similar to the ‘industroyer’ code used in a 2016 hack of Kyiv’s grid, experts noted. → Read More

Okta Under Fire Over Handling of Security Incident

The identity-protection company’s acknowledgment of the attack two months after spotting suspicious activity offers ‘a case study in mismanaging a third-party breach,’ an analyst said. → Read More

Crypto an Unlikely Route for Russian Sanctions Evasion, Experts Say

Lawmakers introduce a bill that would sanction crypto platforms that do business with already-sanctioned entities. → Read More

Ukraine Conflict Shows Wartime Norms Don’t Exist for Cyber Operations

Cyberattacks before and during the Ukraine conflict have targeted civilians and private companies as well as government agencies, demonstrating the legal gray area in which cyber operations often live. → Read More

Push to Explain What Software Contains Gains Steam After Log4j Flaw

A software bill of materials is an old idea that has taken on new importance as a way to help avoid future hacking attempts. → Read More

Cyberattack on Payroll Provider Sets Off Scramble Ahead of Holidays

A cyberattack on a popular payroll software provider sent work-tracking systems offline this week, forcing companies to resort to manual methods to pay workers. → Read More

Inside Intel’s Secret Warehouse in Costa Rica

The chip maker is stockpiling legacy technology at a facility in Costa Rica for security tests that can be done from anywhere in the world and it plans to expand the facility to house 6,000 pieces of equipment. → Read More

Cybersecurity Companies Are Raking in Millions. Many Don’t Turn Profits.

Share prices of most publicly traded cybersecurity companies have risen during the pandemic, but profits haven’t necessarily materialized. → Read More

Cyber Private Eyes Go After Hackers, Without Counterattacking

Some companies work within the confines of a federal law against invading someone’s computer to take action against attackers, stopping short of hacking back. → Read More

U.S. Convenes International Summit on Ransomware

The Russian government wasn’t invited to attend, a senior Biden official said. → Read More