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In this week's news for midmarket IT executives:  

AT&T Cybersecurity Revamps As 'LevelBlue'  

LevelBlue is the new name of AT&T's cybersecurity spin-off, which was formally unveiled Monday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.  The new entity -- supported by AT&T and Chicago-based private equity firm WillJam Ventures -- offers managed security services, cybersecurity consulting, threat intelligence and Security Operations Center (SOC) support. 

10 Hot New Cybersecurity Tools Announced At RSAC 2024 

Here are ten new security tools announced at RSAC, which caught our attention as new entrants into fast-growing segments of the cybersecurity market. 

Top 5 States Worst Hit By Business Email Compromise Scams (And The 5 Least) 

HoustonTech, a Texas-based managed IT services company, just released its report, based on FBI data, on the U.S. states with the highest per capita losses due to BEC and ones with the least. 

Microsoft Vows To Overhaul Security, Tie Executive Pay To Performance After String Of Breaches 

The company has pledged to make security its top priority, even if it comes at the expense of new features or legacy system support. 

LockBit Leader Unmasked 

A joint operation by law enforcement agencies in the UK, USA and Australia has unmasked and sanctioned the leader of the infamous LockBit ransomware gang. 

Other Tech News And Info 

An Expert's Incident Response Planning Checklist for Mid-Market IT Leaders 

Because of limited resources, mid-sized businesses will typically turn to third-party services to aid them in their incident and response strategies. However, Kevin Mekler, an attorney and partner at law firm Mullen Coughlin, stressed the importance of understanding what your organization's needs are when it comes to incident response planning (IRP) and to have clear insight into what is happening at all levels of IRP, even if outsourcing.     

10 Annoying Windows 11 Issues Users Are Reporting 

A look through the Microsoft Windows 11 community forum, Reddit and even Microsoft's own Windows 11 blog, shows there are some issues with the OS that are puzzling as to why they still exist six months after the software's release. After scouring several Windows 11 forums and blogs, here are some of the most reported issues users are having with Microsoft's latest client operating system. 

TikTok Sues US Government 

TikTok's parent company ByteDance has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, arguing that a recent law forcing its sale is unconstitutional and violates the First Amendment guarantee of free speech. 

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