Symantec Helps Uncover Cyber Espionage Activity Targeting Satellite, Telecom, Geospatial Imaging and Defense Companies in the US and Southeast Asia

Symantec Corp., the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced that Symantec’s artificial intelligence-based Targeted Attack Analytics (TAA) technology helped researchers expose a new attack campaign from a group called Thrip, which has infiltrated satellite communications, telecoms, geospatial imaging, and defense organizations in the United States and Southeast Asia. TAA’s advanced AI technology was instrumental in the discovery of the attack, alerting Symantec’s Attack Investigations team to activity that on the surface appeared innocuous but set them on the path to uncovering the latest campaign conducted by the Thrip group. Symantec has been…

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NATO’s flagship cyber exercise begins in Estonia

Cyber Coalition, NATO’s biggest and most important cyber defense exercise, is taking place this week. The exercise involves more than 700 participants from 25 Allies, as well as NATO partner countries, the European Union, industry and academia. Taking place for the 10th year in a row, Cyber Coalition tests and trains cyber defenders from across the Alliance in their ability to defend NATO and national networks. From defense against malware, through tackling hybrid challenges involving social media, to attacks on mobile devices, the exercise has a challenging, realistic scenario that…

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Developing cyber defense capabilities for military aircraft

BAE Systems, a leader in advanced threat management solutions, is developing cyber defense capabilities to help aircraft detect and mitigate cyberattacks in real time. The new capabilities — including system analysis, reverse engineering, and intrusion detection — will build upon the company’s state-of-the-art threat management solutions and help protect warfighters and aircraft from a variety of cyber threats. While future platforms are designed with cybersecurity in mind, the current fleet of military aircraft was not always, and may be vulnerable to cyberattacks. These fixed- and rotary-wing platforms were developed to…

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