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Profile on Srinivas Mukkamala, RiskSense CEO

January 2, 2018 | Security Current

Srinivas Mukkamala grew up in India, where he attained his undergraduate degree in Computer Sciences and Engineering. His focus of study was artificial intelligence (AI). He began his career working as an intern for the Indian Space Research Organisation, the space agency of the Government of India, working on artificial neural networks for space trajectory.

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Venture Beat

5 Characteristics of AI Technologies Worth Investing In

November 1, 2017 | Venture Beat, Ken Elefant

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are timely subjects that spark the public imagination. In 2016, between $26 billion and $39 billion was invested in AI, according to recent estimates from the McKinsey Global Institute, a leading private-sector think tank. That number is three times the amount spent just three years prior, an increase driven by entrepreneurial activity and technological advancements.

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IT World Canada

Bad Rabbit Ransomware Site Up Only For Six Hours

October 25, 2017 | IT World Canada, Howard Solomon

CISOs are holding their breath and hoping that the latest ransomware strain being detected in Eastern Europe and Russia isn’t the beginning of a widespread campaign. The strain, dubbed Bad Rabbit, masquerades as an Adobe Flash update.

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Information Week Dark Reading

Kaspersky Lab and the AV Security Hole

October 12, 2017 | Dark Reading, Jai Vijayan

It’s unclear what happened in the reported theft of NSA data by Russian spies, but an attacker would need little help to steal if he or she had privileged access to an AV vendor’s network, security experts say.

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SC Media

WannaCry and NotPetya: Who, what, when and WHY?

October 2, 2017 | SC Media, Doug Olenick

There isn’t a cybersecurity professional in the world that is not sick and tired of hearing about WannaCry and NotPetya, and with good reason as the NSA’s EternalBlue exploit and DoublePulsar backdoor tool were known to the cybersecurity community well before either attack was launched.

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Albuquerque Journal

Cybercrime Wake Up Call

September 25, 2017 | Kevin Robinson-Avila, Albuquerque Journal

Cybersecurity experts say the massive breach of credit-reporting company Equifax Inc.’s data systems may be a needed wake-up call to galvanize business and government into much more aggressive action to protect online data in today’s hyperconnected cyber world.

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Asia Pacific Security Magazine

IoT, Cloud & CyberSecurity Innovation Awards 2017 – Finalists Announced

September 15, 2017 | Asia Pacific Security Magazine

Finalists have been announced for six categories of the prestigious IoT and Cloud Innovation Awards 2017. There are now SIX categories, judging by IT gurus, VCs, technology media and analysts. For each of the Hot Start Up award categories, three finalists have been announced, in alphabetical order, as follows: Hot Start Up – CyberSecurity: Javelin Networks, RiskSense and Zimperium.

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Alburquerque Business First

Four Takeaways From ABF’s Cybersecurity Summit

September 14, 2017 | Albuquerque Business First, May Ortega

With the recent Equifax data breach that left 143 million people’s information vulnerable, business owners have been looking for ways to protect themselves. Some of those became clear at Albuquerque Business First’s Cybersecurity Summit.

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Albuquerque Journal

Equifax Data Breach Riles NM Credit Unions

September 8, 2017 | Albuquerque Journal, Kevin Robinson-Avila

New Mexico Credit Union Association CEO Paul Stull is rallying the state’s credit unions into action to aggressively push for federal standards to protect consumers against cyber crime following credit-reporting company Equifax Inc.’s announcement Thursday of a potentially massive breach of its data systems.

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Threat Post

Window Search Bug Worth Watching, and Squashing

August 14, 2017 | ThreatPost, Michael Mimoso

Between Conficker and WannaCry, there was a nearly a decade when network worms went dark. WannaCry changed that, riding into enterprises globally on the coattails of a leaked nation-state exploit. In the months since the May 12 ransomware attack, vendors, researchers and network admins have been on edge looking in corners and under couches for wormable bugs.

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Alburquerque Business First

Growing ABQ company adds new face to its C-suite

August 11, 2017 | Albuquerque Business First, May Ortega

In a show of progress, Albuquerque-based RiskSense has hired its first-ever chief technology officer, the company announced Thursday. Danny Quist, formerly head of security operations and engineering for Bechtel Corp., has joined the New Mexico company’s highest ranks.

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Bleeping Computer

Microsoft Will Not Patch SMBLoris Vulnerability

August 4, 2017 | Bleeping Computer, Catalin Cimpanu

Microsoft has declined to patch a vulnerability in the Server Message Block (SMB) file sharing protocol that affects all versions of the Windows operating system released in the past two decades, since Windows 2000. The vulnerability is named SMBLoris and was discovered by two RiskSense security researchers – Sean Dillon and Jenna Magius – while exploring the NSA’s EternalBlue SMB exploit back in June.

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IT Business Edge

Ransomware Devastating to SMBs

August 2, 2017 | IT Business Edge, Carl Weinschenk

Last week, Malwarebystes released the Second Annual State of Ransomeware Report, which was conducted on its behalf by Osterman Research. The study looked at 1,054 companies with 1,000 or fewer employees in North America, France, the UK, Germany, Australia, and Singapore.

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