Welcome to Zero Day's Week In Security, our roundup of notable security news items for the week ending July 23, 2015. Covers news and business, is allergic to press releases: Enterprise, controversies, reports, and more.
Microsoft's Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) product will be generally available in August. ATA, Microsoft's on-premises cybersecurity software based on technology Microsoft acquired when it bought Aorato last year. ATA is meant to help businesses block targeted attacks by automatically analyzing, learning and identifying all normal and abnormal behavior, using machine learning. Microsoft this week also may have purchased cybersecurity vendor Adallom to bolster its cloud-security play.
Lockheed said Monday it will review alternatives for its IT services unit amid shifts in the cybersecurity market. Strategic alternatives typically means an acquisition, spin off or initial public offering of a division. Lockheed Martin said its review is likely to result in a spin-off or sale.
Authorities arrested four people in Israel and Florida and revealed a complex securities fraud scheme tied to the computer hacks of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other financial institutions. Behind the alleged crimes described Tuesday is a remarkable story of unpredictable alliances in modern computer crime involving, if true, a multi-layered organization with tentacles reaching Moscow, Tel Aviv and West Palm Beach.
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