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  1. Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solutions provider Perimeter 81 has closed a $40 million Series B funding round that brings the total raised by the company to $65 million.

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  2. The Israeli defence ministry said on Wednesday that it had foiled an attempted cyber attack by a foreign group targeting the country's defence manufacturers.

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  3. Cloud Security Summit

    SecurityWeek will host its 2020 Cloud Security Summit virtual event on Thursday, August 13, 2020.

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  4. Hackers have breached Michigan State University’s online store, gaining access to customer credit card numbers and other personal information, the university said.

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  5. An attack launched in May 2020 against a South Korean company involved an exploit that chained zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer, Kaspersky reported on Wednesday.

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  6. The official Call for Presentations (speakers) for SecurityWeek’s 2020 Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyber Security Conference, being held October 19 – 22, 2020 in SecurityWeek’s Virtual Conference Center, has been extended to August 31st.

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  7. Google this week announced that an update for Chrome 84 includes 15 security patches, including for a serious vulnerability for which the tech giant awarded a $10,000 bug bounty.

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  8. Mitchell Baker, the CEO of Mozilla Corporation and chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation, announced on Tuesday that the company has laid off roughly 250 people, and former employees say the list includes cybersecurity staff.

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  9. The SANS Institute has disclosed a security incident which resulted in 28,000 records of personally identifiable information (PII) being forwarded to an unknown email address.

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  10. SAP this week announced the release of 15 new Security Notes as part of the August 2020 SAP Security Patch Day, including some that address serious vulnerabilities in NetWeaver.

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  11. Intel informed customers on Tuesday that it has patched many potentially serious privilege escalation vulnerabilities in its Server Board products.

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  12. A malicious actor was at one point in control of roughly 23% of the entire Tor network’s exit capacity, a security researcher has discovered.

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  13. Sara Andrews, Chief Information Security Officer at PepsiCo, Joins FireEye Board of Directors

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  14. Microsoft has addressed 120 vulnerabilities with its August 2020 Patch Tuesday updates, including a Windows spoofing bug and a remote code execution flaw in Internet Explorer that have been exploited in attacks.

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  15. Citrix on Tuesday released patches to address multiple vulnerabilities in Citrix Endpoint Management (CEM), which allow an attacker to gain administrative privileges on affected systems.

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  16. More Cyber Security Tools Can Increase Cost, Increase Complexity, and Reduce an Organization's Ability to be Effective

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  17. Adobe on Tuesday informed customers that it has patched 26 vulnerabilities in its Acrobat and Reader products, including 11 critical flaws that can be exploited to bypass security features and for arbitrary code execution.

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  18. vBulletin developers on Monday rushed to address a zero-day remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in the forum software, one day after the issue was publicly disclosed.

    Written in PHP, vBulletin is highly popular among numerous large brands, including Electronic Arts, Pearl Jam, Sony, Steam, Zynga, and others.

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  19. Vulnerabilities in HDL Automation smart products could be abused to take over user accounts and remotely control devices deployed in homes, commercial buildings or hotels, SentinelOne reports.

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  20. Tens of researchers showcased their work last week at the DEF CON hacking conference. They presented research on hacking phones, cars, satellite communications, traffic lights, smart home devices, printers, and popular software services, among many others.

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