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Industry News: ESG5

Women In Cybersecurity Think Equality Will Take At Least 10 Years

2021-03-04

Beta News: The poor state of diversity in the cybersecurity industry is shown by a new report in which 57 percent of women working in the industry believe it will take at least a decade for them to be treated as equals to men, with 20 percent believing it will never happen.

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France to Boost Cyberdefense After Hospital Malware Attacks

2021-02-18

Yahoo Finance: French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday unveiled a plan to better arm public facilities and private companies against cybercriminals following ransomware attacks at two hospitals this month and an upsurge of similar cyber assaults in France.

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UK’s Cybersecurity Sector Experiences Record Growth

2021-02-18

Info Security: The latest DCMS Annual Cyber Sector Report revealed there was a record £821m of investment raised by companies in this field across 73 deals in 2020, more than doubling the amount recorded in 2019.

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Cyber Security Levels Not Consistent Among UK Pension Schemes

2021-02-11

Professional Pensions: The levels of cyber security are not consistent among UK pension schemes, according to research by Aon. The firm's Cyber Threats to Corporate Pension Schemes survey revealed a mixed state of cyber security, finding three in five schemes have a cyber strategy.

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Israeli Cybersecurity Group CYE Raises $100 Million from EQT, 83North

2021-02-10

Reuters: Israeli cybersecurity company CYE said on Wednesday it had raised $100 million from Swedish private equity firm EQT and London-based venture capital firm 83North as it looks to expand in European and North American markets.

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U.K. Merger Watchdog Suffers 150 Data Breaches In Two Years

2021-02-09

BNN Bloomberg: The U.K. government’s antitrust regulator was hit by 150 personal data breaches in the last two years, as hackers targeted its trove of sensitive business information.

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Hackers Steal StormShield Firewall Source Code In Data Breach

2021-02-04

Bleeping Computer: Leading French cybersecurity company StormShield disclosed that their systems were hacked, allowing a threat actor to access the company's support ticket system and steal source code for Stormshield Network Security firewall software.

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IT Directors Flag Risk of Employees Building Their Own Software

2021-02-03

Funds Europe: According to a survey of IT directors and chief technology officers by consulting firm Sionic, 93% of asset management firms have employees creating and designing their own applications.

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WisdomTree Deepens Thematic Offering with Cybersecurity Launch

2021-01-28

Investment Week: WisdomTree Cybersecurity UCITS ETF (WCBR) has been developed alongside venture capital firm Team8 and will track the bespoke WisdomTree Team8 Cybersecurity index. It will be available to investors on the London Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana and Börse Xetra for a total expense ratio of 0.45%.

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Cybercops Derail Malware Botnet, FBI Makes Ransomware Arrest

2021-01-28

Yahoo Finance: European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections. The operation appears to strike a major blow against criminal gangs that have used that network for years to install ransomware for extortion schemes and to steal data and money.

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