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Stellar Cyber unveiled Novel XDR Kill Chain, a new model to address the current realities of cyberattacks and enable security operations teams to stop an attack earlier.
relationship with Xantaro to provide fiber access for more than two million homes in the UK with 10 Gbps speeds.

IoT News

Smart agriculture is a major market for IoT. Rabobank and TELUS Agriculture have acquired Conservis, a company that integrates disparate farm technologies into one streamlined interface to manage the business of farming. In the UK, BT and Associated British Ports are trialing next-generation IoT and sensor technology to speed the movement and processing of cargo goods and digitize port logistics and operations processes. 

AI and Analytics News

AI news and analytics headlines touched on themes of innovation and agility, too. RingCentral is leveraging its own AI-trained data to enable the company to root out bad actors, protecting customers from the increasing problem of robocalls and spam calls. Atos has launched ThinkAI, a secure end-to-end scalable offering giving organizations the capability to successfully design, develop, and deliver high-performance AI applications. Nokia and Vodafone have launched a jointly developed machine learning product, running on Google Cloud, to quickly detect and remediate network anomalies before they impact Vodafone customers.

In healthcare AI news, MajorBoost is a new AI-based communication and decision support company designed to improve efficiency in healthcare billing systems, the product of collaboration at the Allen Institute for AI. With new funding in place, Modulus Therapeutics will expand development of its platform that combines key technology components, including gene editing, machine learning, and multi-omics, for AI-powered cell therapy.

Northrop Grumman has issued a report outlining its approach for secure and ethical AI, emphasizing that developing robust, reliable, and accountable AI systems is imperative, and these attributes must be verified and validated.

Cybersecurity News

The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance has joined forces with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and cybersecurity response teams from more than 50 participating companies to adopt FEMA's Incident Command System
framework for response structure, roles, and interoperability. This is the system used globally by first responders in response to natural disasters.

In the US, the Federal Communications Commission adopted an Order to secure US communications infrastructure in accordance with the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021. The rule update and additional funds primarily affect supply chain reimbursement regulations when it comes to communications equipment.  

In other security news, Positive Technologies unveiled its Cybersecurity Threatscape Q1 2021 research report, which finds cyber incidents continue to rise, ransomware accounts for nearly two-thirds of all malware attacks, and more cybercriminals are customizing malware for attacks on virtual infrastructure.

Atos and Ooredoo are working to deliver cybersecurity threat detection and response services for a Qatar smart city project. In Europe, Allot announced its selection by a mobile and fixed CSP for cybersecurity solutions and services. And in the US, Stellar Cyber unveiled Novel XDR Kill Chain, a new model to address the current realities of cyberattacks and enable security operations teams to stop an attack earlier.


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