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      Federal Agencies Issue Cybersecurity Warning Ahead of Thanksgiving

      2021-11-24

      New York Post: Two federal agencies warned Americans to “remain vigilant” about their online security during the long Thanksgiving weekend after a year full of high-profile hacks.

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      US Government Issues Thanksgiving Ransomware Warning

      2021-11-22

      CNN: US officials are telling American businesses and government organizations to take extra precautions against hackers this Thanksgiving following multiple ransomware attacks during previous holiday periods.

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      Senators Look to Defense Bill to Move Cybersecurity Measures

      2021-11-18

      The Hill: The Senate is eyeing the annual defense bill as a vehicle to attach critical provisions to improve the nation’s cybersecurity following a devastating year in which major attacks left the government flat-footed.  

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      Cloud Security Firm Lacework Secures $1.3 Billion In New Funding Round

      2021-11-18

      ZDNet: The Series D funding round was led by existing investors Sutter Hill Ventures, Altimeter Capital, D1 Capital Partners, and Tiger Global Management. 

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      US, UK Warn of Iranian Hackers Exploiting Microsoft Exchange, Fortinet

      2021-11-17

      Bleeping Computer: The warning was issued as a joint advisory released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and the United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

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      FBI Left Out of the Loop In Cyberattack Reporting Bill

      2021-11-16

      Politico: The FBI could be sidelined in new cybersecurity legislation, a top Bureau official told lawmakers. And, in the view of America’s most powerful law enforcement agency, that would be a big problem.

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      Ethical Hackers Reduce $27 Billion In Risk During COVID-19 Vulnerability Surge

      2021-11-26

      Cision: Bugcrowd, the world's first crowdsourced cybersecurity platform for multiple solutions, released its annual Inside the Mind of a Hacker '21 report, which provides CIOs and CISOs valuable insight on ethical hackers and the economics of security research.

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      DHS Announces New Program to Attract and Retain Cybersecurity Talent

      2021-11-15

      The Hill: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new program to attract and retain cybersecurity professionals, as major cyber incidents have ticked up over the past year and are drawing more government attention.

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      VP Harris Announces US Support for International Cybersecurity Partnership in Paris

      2021-11-11

      ZDNet: US Vice President Kamala Harris said the US will be joining the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace -- a voluntary agreement between more than 80 countries, local governments, and tech companies centered on advancing cybersecurity and "preserving the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet."

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      SolarWinds Vulnerability Exploited In First Stage of Clop Ransomware Attacks

      2021-11-10

      Dark Reading: A recent surge in Clop ransomware attacks led researchers to spot a common thread in the first stage of the attack: the exploitation of a known and patched vulnerability in SolarWinds Serv-U file server software.

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