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  1. Industrial cybersecurity solutions provider Nozomi Networks on Tuesday announced the formal launch of the company’s research department, Nozomi Networks Labs.

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  2. Security services provider Cloudflare on Monday announced the release of two new tools related to HTTPS interception detection. 

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  3. Blue Cedar, a San Francisco-based company that specializes in securing mobile applications, on Tuesday announced that it raised $17 million in a Series B funding round.

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  4. Eight of the top ten most exploited vulnerabilities in 2018 affected Microsoft products. Only one -- but the second most exploited -- was an Adobe vulnerability. The last one, ranking at the ninth most exploited vulnerability of 2018, was an Android vulnerability.

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  5. A security researcher working with Google Project Zero has discovered a novel bug class that impacts Windows and some of its drivers. 

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  6. Norwegian metals and energy giant Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s biggest aluminum producers, has been hit by a ransomware attack that has impacted operations, forcing the company to resort to manual processes.

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  7. One of the world's biggest aluminium producers, Norway's Norsk Hydro, said Tuesday it had been hit by a cyber-attack of unknown origin.

    "Hydro became victim of an extensive cyberattack in the early hours of Tuesday, impacting operations in several of the company's business areas," the energy group said in a statement.

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  8. Perimeter-based DLP Enforcement Has Increasingly Taken a Backseat to Host-based Implementations

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  9. Google on Monday announced that it has made available its Sandboxed API as open source in an effort to make it easier for software developers to create secure products.

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  10. A recently discovered variant of the infamous Mirai botnet is targeting devices specifically intended for businesses, potentially signaling a focus toward enterprise. 

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  11. Slack on Monday announced the introduction of Enterprise Key Management, an Enterprise Grid add-on feature that gives customers complete control over their encryption keys.

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  12. Scammers are trying to cash in on the Christchurch mosque massacres, using phishing emails with links to fake bank accounts to ensnare people keen to donate, New Zealand's cyber security body said Monday.

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  13. Released in Beta 1 last week, the latest Android iteration (Android Q) arrived with new privacy protection improvements and other security enhancements. 

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  14. Europol on Monday announced the adoption of a new protocol for how law enforcement authorities in the European Union and beyond will respond to major cross-border cyberattacks.

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  15. Context has always been a critical delineator in threat intelligence. It’s what distinguishes data from information, information from intelligence, and the meaningless from the meaningful. But while the importance of context is irrefutable, there seems to be less of a consensus on what specific types of context intelligence should include in order to be relevant and actionable for decision makers.

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  16. Microsoft is extending the protection capabilities of Windows Defender Application Guard with the release of browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox. 

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  17. The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), Australia's intelligence agency responsible for foreign signals intelligence, has joined America's NSA and the UK's GCHQ in publishing an account of its vulnerabilities disclosure process. All three agencies are part of the Five Eyes western intelligence alliance -- the remaining being Canada and New Zealand.

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  18. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke expressed regret Friday over writings he contributed as a teenage member of the Cult of the Dead Cow hacker group.

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  19. Industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos on Monday announced the acquisition of NexDefense, a company that specializes in visibility technology for industrial control systems (ICS), and the launch of free ICS security assessment tools.

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  20. At the headquarters of Ukraine's SBU security service more than a dozen local and Western security experts watch a simulated foreign cyber attack on several big screens ahead of this month's presidential vote.

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