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The Ransom Disclosure Act Proposed — Gives 48 Hours to Report Ransom Payments

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The Ransom Disclosure Act proposed by Senator Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Representative Deborah Ross would require the victims of ransomware attacks to report payments to their hackers within 48 hours. Futurum analysts Shelly Kramer and Fred McClimans explore the proposed act as part of the Futurum Tech Webcast, Cybersecurity Shorts series, along with an exploration of the current state of ransomware threats, and insights on why this proposed act would provide an assist to the Department of Homeland Security as it seeks a deeper understanding of the ransomware threat landscape.

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VMware Announces Security Innovations on Zero Trust Architecture

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Futurum Research lead analyst Shelly Kramer covers VMware’s VMworld 2021 announcements including an overview of Zero Trust architecture-based security innovations, VMware’s Carbon Black cloud offering designed to target ransomware, a disaster recovery as a service solution, and a solution that is designed to afford protection for the hybrid workplace that is our new reality.

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Biden Administration Appeals to Big Tech to Raise the Bar on Cybersecurity

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the focus by the Biden Administration over the last few months and the meetings on Capitol Hill last week to address recent security breaches. With Big Tech being summoned to engage with the administration against a backdrop of cyberattacks and ransomware incidents becoming more high profile and frequent, a coordinated government and private sector response is becoming increasingly called for by a bi-partisan coalition of lawmakers.

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T‑Mobile’s Massive Data Breach Impacts 100 Million+ T-Mobile USA Customers

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Futurum analysts Steven Dickens and Shelly Kramer take a look at the massive T-Mobile data breach affecting some 100+ million T-Mobile USA customers. Their analysis includes a look at how the news broke, who has claimed responsibility for the attack and why, how an allegedly insecure backup server is the claimed point of entry and where and how customer data is being sold.

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SUSE Earns Highest Level Accreditation for its SLES Linux Distribution, Doubles Down on Security

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his analysis of recent announcements by Linux Operating System vendor SUSE concerning the security posture of its core SLES Linux distribution. In a move that is a clear nod toward doubling down on security, SUSE has announced that SLES SP 2 has achieved EAL 4+ certification for the Arm, Intel x86-64 and IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms.