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Dark Reading Confidential: Meet the Ransomware Negotiators

Episode 2: Incident response experts-turned-ransomware negotiators Ed Dubrovsky, COO and managing partner of CYPFER, and Joe Tarraf, chief delivery officer of Surefire Cyber, explain how they interact with cyber threat actors who hold victim organizations' systems and data for ransom. Among their fascinating stories: how they negotiated with cybercriminals to restore operations in a hospital NICU where lives were at stake, and how they helped a church, where the attackers themselves "got a little religion."

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Microsoft Melds Identity & SSE With Entra Suite

The integration of Entra Identity offerings with new security service edge (SSE) services to provide unified conditional access is seeking enterprise approval.

Google Targets Passkey Support to High-Risk Execs, Civil Society

The tech giant has rolled out passkey support for account authentication within its Advanced Protection Program to complement existing compatibility with FIDO2 hardware keys.

Singapore Banks Ditch One-Time Passwords

Retail banks in the nation-state will eliminate the use of one-time passwords (OTPs) by bank customers in an effort to thwart phishing.

Well-Established Cybercriminal Ecosystem Blooming in Iraq

A malicious Telegram bot is the key to a veritable flourishing garden of nefarious cybercriminal activity, which was discovered via a series of Python packages.

Microsoft's Partnership With Middle East AI Firm Under Scrutiny

The US government worries that Group 42 Holdings, an AI firm based in the United Arab Emirates, could become a backdoor for technology leaks to China.

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