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Container Shipping Group CMA CGM Restores Online Business After Cyber Attack

CMA CGM, the world’s fourth-largest container shipping group, said it has restored its online business services after a cyber attack last month paralyzed activity. France-based CMA CGM first reported the incident on Sept 28, saying it had shut down access to its online services after malware targeted its peripheral servers.

“The CMA CGM Group’s e-commerce sites are once again live with all their main functionalities up and running,” the company said in a statement on Sunday. “Applications and essential functionalities are now operational and secured.”

In a separate incident, U.N. shipping agency the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said on Oct. 1 that its website and intranet had been disabled by a sophisticated cyber attack and its IT specialists had shut down key systems to prevent further damage.

The IMO resumed full services a week later and an IMO spokeswoman said it had thwarted cyber attacks in the past, but this

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Container shipping group CMA CGM resumes online services after cyber attack

The CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery container ship sits docked during its official inauguration in Le Havre, France September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

LONDON (Reuters) – CMA CGM, the world’s fourth-largest container shipping group, said it has restored its online business services after a cyber attack last month paralysed activity.

France-based CMA CGM first reported the incident on Sept 28, saying it had shut down access to its online services after malware targeted its peripheral servers.

“The CMA CGM Group’s e-commerce sites are once again live with all their main functionalities up and running,” the company said in a statement on Sunday. “Applications and essential functionalities are now operational and secured.”

In a separate incident, U.N. shipping agency the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said on Oct. 1 that its website and intranet had been disabled by a sophisticated cyber attack and its IT specialists had shut down key systems

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Maryland Risk Management Consultants Discuss Cyber Risk Assessments – Press Release

Hartman Executive Advisors | IT Strategy Consulting Firm

Hartman Executive Advisors, a Maryland risk management consultant company, recently released a blog discussing the importance of performing cyber risk assessments.

Timonium, Maryland – October 10, 2020 – Hartman Executive Advisors, a Maryland risk management consultant company, recently discussed the importance of performing risk assessments. Hartman Executive Advisors is an independent operated technology firm working with businesses to align their IT solutions with business goals. By aligning these solutions and goals, Hartman sets up a path to advance and transform organizations.

Cyber risk assessments are a great tool to utilize in business. They have the ability to identify risks that the company is currently facing as well as potential risks in the future. Once blindspots have been identified from these assessments, businesses can put IT infrastructure in place in order to prevent them. By implementing this practice, businesses are taking steps toward

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Ankura Honored as Consulting Practice of the Year by Cyber Security Awards

LONDON, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ankura, a global business advisory and expert services company, today announced that the firm has received Cyber Security Awards’ distinction as Consulting Practice of the Year for 2020. This recognition demonstrates the breadth of Ankura’s growing cybersecurity practice and the firm’s commitment to enhancing and delivering solutions for technology and data privacy for its global clientele.

Based in the United Kingdom, Cyber Security Awards is an independent organization that recognizes individuals, teams and companies within the cybersecurity industry for their excellence and innovation. The recipients for the merit-based awards are vetted and decided upon by a panel of industry experts from a wide array of cybersecurity backgrounds, including well-regarded corporate executives and independent advisers. The Consulting Practice of the Year Award recognizes the firm that best demonstrates excellence, innovation, strong leadership and teamwork that enable client success.

“Ankura is honored to accept

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Training the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

At Georgia State University’s Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group, students are tasked with determining whether existing tools are effective at stopping threats. Source: Georgia State University

“Companies are struggling to find resources to help them survive these attacks,” Maimon says. “Everybody is trying to keep their budgets reasonable, and many companies pay a lot of money for cybersecurity tools that, at the end of the day, they’re not really sure if they’re effective or not.

“Companies require these skills,” Maimon adds, “and they want the students that they’re going to hire in the future to have those skills.”

Industry relevance weighs heavily on the focus and design of the program. In fact, Maimon says, the entire concept behind the Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group came from conversations with industry stakeholders.

“We came up with this program based on our conversations with our advisory board, which is made up of people in industry,”

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‘North Korean cyber attackers masters in impersonation’

The cyber attackers being deployed by North Korea targeting its adversaries, especially the United States, are increasingly turning masters at impersonation.

This was among the fascinating insights offered by Ryan Sherstobitoff, senior analyst with the advanced threat research wing of software security giant McAfee, in a session at the 13th edition of the two-day cOcOn, the international hacking and cybersecurity conference organised by the Kerala Police, which got under way virtually on Friday.

He was talking about Hidden Cobra, the name given to North Korea’s cyber offensive programme by the US, which has spotted four major groups identified as Lazarus, Bluenoroff, Andariel, and APT37 as active under the programme.

Mr. Sherstobitoff said actors associated with Hidden Cobra had been impersonating defence sector employees since 2016 through fake profiles in LinkedIn, a US-based business and job-oriented online service. In fact, the US government tracked the number of impersonation campaigns targeting defence

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