InfoSec News Nuggets 06/09/2021

Software bug to blame for global internet outage, Fastly says Fastly, the company behind a major global internet outage this week, said on Wednesday the incident was caused by a bug in its software that was triggered when one of its customers changed their settings. Tuesday’s outage raised questions about the reliance of the internet on a few infrastructure companies. Fastly’s issue knocked out high traffic sites including news providers such as The Guardian and…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 03/01/2021

78% of top security leaders say their organizations are unprepared for a cyberattack Seventy-eight percent of senior IT and security leaders believe their organizations lack sufficient protection against cyberattacks, according to research conducted by IDG Research Services on behalf of Insight. The high level of concern expressed by these leaders resulted in 91% of organizations increasing their cybersecurity budgets in 2021 — a figure that nearly matches the 96% that boosted IT security spending in…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 6/16/2020

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos agrees to testify before antitrust hearing Amazon and a handful of other major tech companies are facing increased pressure from a series of investigations from the US House and Senate, the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission into their potential monopolistic practices. For Amazon, the investigations have often focused on Amazon's use of private label items to compete against much smaller retailers on its platform. Calls for Bezos to testify before…
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