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CrowdStrike Enhances Visibility and Automates Analysis into Incident Response Investigations

CrowdStrike Enhances Visibility and Automates Analysis into Incident Response Investigations

Introduction of new module offers incident response partners the augmented ability to remediate faster in the wake of a security incident

Fal.Con 2020 –– CrowdStrike Inc. (Nasdaq: CRWD), a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint and cloud workload protection, today announced the availability of CrowdStrike Falcon Forensics to empower incident response (IR) partners. Through the power of rapid cloud deployment, Falcon Forensics will provide increased visibility and automation, working collaboratively with partners and organizations to handle critical security incidents and conduct forensic triage analysis to investigate cyber breaches.

In today’s modern threat landscape, speed of response is crucial to help businesses get back on track in the wake of an incident. While modern cyber threat actors will target businesses seeking intellectual property (IP), financial data and more, Falcon Forensics was introduced to solve the massive pain points that many modern organizations face when dealing with a cybersecurity breach. Falcon Forensics provides IR partners with the ability to investigate security incidents faster and with granular detail, offering in-depth data analysis through convenient pre-packaged dashboards to help identify adversaries’ past activity in the environment. Through the cloud-native architecture of CrowdStrike Falcon®, Falcon Forensics is deployed remotely and at scale to minimize business interruptions.

“It’s crucial that today’s organizations who experience a security incident are able to respond quickly. Speed is of the utmost importance. The introduction of Falcon Forensics empowers organizations to do just that. The tailored intelligence, deep analysis and automation we provide through leveraging the cloud offers a complete picture to support timely IR investigations. This enables businesses to get back on track faster and mature their security postures, so that they can avoid a breach in the future,” said Thomas Etheridge, vice president of CrowdStrike Services.

Additionally, Falcon Forensics provides the following:

  • Deep-level forensic triage data provided for

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New Zealand’s Covid-19 response the best in the world, say global business leaders

New Zealand’s Covid-19 response the best in the world, say global business leaders

New Zealand’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been the best in the world and is the country that gives business leaders the most confidence for future investment, according to a Bloomberg Media survey.



a group of people on a city street: Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images


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New Zealand ranked strongly for political stability, the economic recovery, virus control and social resilience in Bloomberg’s market crisis management index, published on Thursday.

The index scores New Zealand at 238, above second-placed Japan at 204 and Taiwan in third on 198. Australia was sixth with 151, while the UK and US – despite their high case numbers and fatalities from Covid-19 – were ninth and 10th.

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In a boost for Jacinda Ardern’s chances of winning a second term in the election on 17 October, New Zealand scored the highest ranking in each of the categories.

Its political stability ranking was its best score and was also the most preferred holiday destination for executives once it was safe to travel.

As Auckland enjoyed its first day free of restrictions since a second wave hit, New Zealand’s finance minister, Grant Robertson, said the government’s plan to go “hard and early” against the virus had been a success.

“We have one of the most open economies in the world because we set out a plan and stuck to it. We have eliminated our second wave, as others are still grappling to get this virus under control.

“Our clear plan to deal with Covid-19 is being noticed, particularly by global businesses. Our strong and steady Covid response means we’re opening up investment opportunities to support the recovery and rebuild.”

More than half of the business leaders surveyed said they were still highly concerned

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Bank of Canada head says pandemic response will boost risks from future economic shocks

Bank of Canada head says pandemic response will boost risks from future economic shocks

By Julie Gordon and David Ljunggren

OTTAWA, Oct 8 (Reuters)Bold policy actions taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic were needed but will make Canada’s economy and financial system more vulnerable to economic shocks down the road, the governor of the Bank of Canada said on Thursday.

Tiff Macklem, speaking by video conference to a financial risk management group, said Canada came into the pandemic with a number of vulnerabilities and that it “seems certain” the country would exit with higher levels of government debt.

“As much as a bold policy response was needed, it will inevitably make the economy and financial system more vulnerable to economic shocks down the road,” Macklem said.

“Without the fiscal and monetary policy actions, the economic devastation of the pandemic could have been much, much worse,” he added.

Macklem reiterated that a full recovery from the COVID-19 crisis would take a long time and noted that many risks remain, particularly as a second wave of infections takes hold in parts of Canada.

“Nobody wants to return to lockdown, but a second wave could test our resolve to practice physical distancing and keep the pandemic from spreading uncontrollably again,” he said.

The Canadian dollar held on to modest gains after Macklem’s speech, up 0.1% at 75.52 cents, or 1.3242 to the U.S. dollar.

Macklem also said the Bank of Canada was keeping a close eye on household debt levels and Canada’s housing market, both of which were vulnerabilities coming into the pandemic.

As bank mortgage deferral programs have expired, the vast majority of people have returned to regular payments, he said. The housing market, meanwhile, has not returned to “frothy” conditions seen in 2016, he said.

Macklem said the central bank is watching Canada’s financial system to assess the risk that

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