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Choice Hotels Data Breach Hits 700,000 Customer Records

Choice Hotels data breach including names, addresses, emails and possibly phone numbers of 700,000 hotel chain customers, report says.

Texas Ransomware Attacks: 20 Government Entities Hit

Coordinated ransomware attacks hit at least 20 Texas government entities, according to the state’s Department of Information Resources (DIR).

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 16 August 2019

Today’s MSSP news involves Cloudflare IPO, Exabeam SIEM & UEBA, Fidelus Technologies, Global Cyber Alliance, Mcfee, ShieldX, Spinnaker Support, Symantec & more.

Exabeam Study: Red Team vs. Blue Team Cyberattack Tests

Security professionals often prefer red team security testing, aka “ethical hacking,” over blue team security assessments & analyses, an Exabeam survey shows.

Microsoft Addresses Windows Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

Microsoft releases updates to address the CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182 remote code execution vulnerabilities, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 15 August 2019

Today’s MSSP news involves Accenture, Chalice Financial Networks, Cisco Security, Cofense, CriticalStart, Microsoft Windows 10 security patches, Synnex & more.

Barracuda Acquires Bot Mitigation Technology Company InfiSecure

Barracuda Networks acquires InfiSecure Technologies & plans to add advanced bot detection & mitigation capabilities to its Advanced Bot Protection service.

HR Solutions Provider Paychex Unveils Cyber Liability Protection

Paychex, a payroll & human resources solutions provider, now offers cyber liability protection via the Paychex Insurance Agency & AXIS Insurance Company.

Motorola Introduces System Security Solutions for Radio Networks

Motorola Solutions unveils a radio site video service & a KVL 5000 key variable loader for ASTRO 25 radio networks at the APCO 2019 conference in Baltimore.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 14 August 2019

Today’s MSSP news involves Armor, BlackLake Security, eSentire MDR (managed detection & response), ILTA, NormShield, Presidio & more.