2021 Trends in Vendor Security and Privacy Assessments

This post is part of G2’s 2021 digital trends series. Read more about G2’s perspective on digital transformation trends in an introduction from Michael Fauscette, G2’s chief research officer and Tom Pringle, VP, market research, and additional coverage on trends identified by G2’s analysts.

Iranian RANA Android Malware Also Spies On Instant Messengers

A team of researchers today unveiled previously undisclosed capabilities of an Android spyware implant—developed by a sanctioned Iranian threat actor—that could let attackers spy on private chats from popular instant messaging apps, force Wi-Fi connections, and auto-answer calls from specific numbers for purposes of eavesdropping on conversations. In September, the US Department of the Treasury…

ServiceNow Bolsters AI Capabilities With Acquisition of Element AI

On November 30, 2020, ServiceNow, a large cloud-based IT services company, announced their plans to acquire Canadian artificial intelligence (AI) startup, Element AI, which helps companies across industries deploy AI solutions. According to TechCrunch, the purchase price was around $500 million, with a valuation between $600 and $700 million.