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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Rhode Island Sues Alphabet Over Google+ Security Incidents

A government organization in Rhode Island announced on Wednesday that it has filed a lawsuit against Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., over the recent security incidents involving the Google+ social network.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Tor Project Releases Financial Documents

The Tor Project, the organization behind the Tor anonymity network, has published financial documents for the past two years, and while they show that its revenue has increased significantly, it’s still small compared to the budgets of potential adversaries.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Kaspersky’s U.S. Government Ban Upheld by Appeals Court

The U.S. government’s ban on software made by Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab remains in place, a federal appeals court in Washington, DC, ruled on Friday.

The court said Kaspersky had failed to demonstrate that the ban was an unconstitutional legislative punishment.

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Kaspersky’s U.S. Government Ban Upheld by Appeals Court

The U.S. government’s ban on software made by Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab remains in place, a federal appeals court in Washington, DC, ruled on Friday.

The court said Kaspersky had failed to demonstrate that the ban was an unconstitutional legislative punishment.

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Acceptto Emerges from Stealth with Behavioral Biometric Authentication Platform

Portland, Ore-based startup Acceptto has emerged from stealth today to launch its cognitive authentication platform and announce an unspecified Series A funding round from Aetna Ventures, Millennium Venture Partners and Celeres Investments. Aetna is now both an investor and an early adopter. Its CSO, James Routh, joins the Acceptto Board of Directors.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Acceptto Emerges from Stealth with Behavioral Biometric Authentication Platform

Portland, Ore-based startup Acceptto has emerged from stealth today to launch its cognitive authentication platform and announce an unspecified Series A funding round from Aetna Ventures, Millennium Venture Partners and Celeres Investments. Aetna is now both an investor and an early adopter. Its CSO, James Routh, joins the Acceptto Board of Directors.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: When to Cut Your Losses on a Wasteful Security Project

In a December 2011 Forbes article entitled "How To Waste $100 Billion: Weapons That Didn't Work Out", author Loren Thompson discusses a number of government weapons programs that were scrapped after billions of dollars were sunk. The circumstances under which each project went south vary, but they do share one very interesting point in common.

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CVSS Scores Often Misleading for ICS Vulnerabilities: Experts

While the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) can be useful for rating vulnerabilities, the scores assigned to flaws affecting industrial control systems (ICS) may be misleading, which can have negative consequences for organizations, particularly if they rely solely on CVSS for prioritizing patches.

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OPM Security Improves, But Many Issues Still Unresolved: GAO

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has improved its security posture since the data breaches disclosed in 2015, but many issues are still unresolved, according to a report published this week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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