• Masergy goes deeper with SASE to strengthen SD-WAN security

    Digital enterprise software-defined network and cloud platform provider Masergy has announced that it is strengthening its software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) Secure products to offer secure access service edge (SASE) capabilities.

    Masergy said a recent IDG study had found that 91% of companies are interested in SASE, which is no surprise given how Covid-19 has reshaped the business arena. Gartner coined the term secure access service edge in August 2019 when it published The future of network security is in the cloud, detailing how SASE is the natural evolution of two trends – network as a service and network

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  • Resident Evil studio Capcom confirms scale of Ragnar Locker breach

    Resident Evil developer Capcom has referred itself to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after confirming that the personal data of up to 350,000 people is likely to have been stolen in a Ragnar Locker double extortion ransomware attack.

    The Osaka, Japan-based videogame studio was first attacked on 2 November 2020 by the Ragnar Locker gang. The ransomware operators claimed at the time to have stolen 1TB of Capcom’s data from networks located in Canada, Japan and the US. It said the data included financial information, intellectual property, personal data and corporate contracts, among other things. The group demanded

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  • Privacy advocates call for European probe into Palantir

    Dutch privacy group SOMI is calling for a wide-ranging investigation into the activities of controversial data analytics firm Palantir across the European Union (EU) and wants to raise awareness about European governments’ collaboration with tech companies from outside the EU on surveillance and profiling technology.

    The Amsterdam-based Foundation for Market Information Research (Stichting Onderzoek Marktinformatie, or SOMI), is a non-profit organisation that advocates for data privacy and consumer issues in the Netherlands and around Europe.

    It says it is taking action because neither Palantir nor the multiple European agencies that use its technology have been willing to share any information

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