NIBS (credit image/Pixabay/ Ryan McGuire)Gmail caught the attention of many security companies this week as it celebrated its 20th birthday. One reason for the attention is the new security rules Google is bringing in. It is releasing sweeping anti-spam and phishing changes.

A number of vendors continue to focus on analyzing the xy-utils backdoor breach. Much of the attention is on the need for better security scanning of open-source projects and a software bill of materials to see where such code is used.

A number of vendors also made advance announcements ahead of Identity Management Day on April 9th. Expect to see much more of that this week.


Email security vendor Egress announced that it has been shortlisted for two SC Europe Awards. Egress Prevent has been nominated for Best Data Leakage Prevention Solution and Egress’ Intelligent Email Security Suite is nominated for Best Email Security Solution.


Europol announced the publication of a report entitled “Decoding the EU’s most threatening criminal networks”. It delves into the characteristics of the criminal networks that pose the highest threat. This Europe-wide analysis focuses on criminal actors in a first-of-its-kind mapping of the most threatening criminal networks.

The report covers all sectors of criminality but, importantly, is drawn from all EU countries. Only 9% of those involved in crime are directly identified as being involved in cybercrime. However, other crimes like fraud (15%) and extortion (5%) will also overlap with cybercrime.


In a short but interesting announcement, the FBI Dallas office announced it was collaborating with the SMU-led Texoma Semiconductor Tech Hub. The goal is to exchange resources and information and discuss cybersecurity, insider threats and other crime areas.


Jumpcloud announced that it is a leader in 81 G2 Spring 2024 Grid Reports thanks to over 2,300 reviews from verified G2 users.

“Customer feedback drives product development at JumpCloud,” said Micha Hershman, chief marketing officer, JumpCloud. “What we hear on G2 directly shapes the JumpCloud platform and helps IT leaders Make Work Happen.”

Security news from the week beginning 25 March 2024


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