Cisco Strengthens Cloud Security Service

Cisco Systems at RSA Conference 2018 significantly expanded its Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints cloud security service by adding support for machine learning algorithms, analytics and modeling capabilities that collectively serve to thwart spear phishing and other types of cyberattacks launched via email. In addition, Cisco announced it has developed a new engine that..
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Verizon Report Finds More Cybersecurity Gains Than Losses

The annual Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon usually provides cybersecurity professionals with some cold comfort. This year’s report covering 53,000 security incidents, including 2,216 confirmed data breaches, is no exception. Highlights of the report include the fact that almost three-quarters (73 percent) of cyberattacks were perpetrated by outsiders. Members of organized criminal groups were..
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VMware Sets Sights on Desktop Security

VMware is putting the pieces in place to better secure digital workspaces by launching Workspace ONE Trust Network, which includes multiple IT security partners, and moving to acquire user behavioral analytics software E8, which the company plans to integrate into Workspace ONE. VMware Workspace ONE combines desktop and application virtualization with IT management tools including..
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IBM Makes Case for Lattice Cryptography for Encryption

IBM at the IBM Think 2018 conference today made a case for a new approach to cryptography that will be made necessary by the imminent cracking of encryption based on elliptical algorithms by quantum computers. Michael Osborne, manager of the security research group at IBM Research, said that while this may seem like a far-off..
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Rise of SD-WAN Alters Nature of Branch Office Security

The rise of cloud computing has fundamentally changed the way network traffic flows within most organizations. Users in branch offices now typically access applications over public internet connections versus backhauling all network traffic through a secure data center. A new survey of 309 IT professionals at organizations with more than 1,000 employees conducted by Dimensional..
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IBM Survey Finds More Believe They’re Prepared for Cyberattack

A global survey of 2,848 IT and cybersecurity professionals conducted by Ponemon Institute of behalf of IBM suggests many of them may be living in a world their hopes and dreams exceed hard reality when it comes to their response to a cyberattack. The survey finds that nearly three-quarters (72 percent) said the feel their..
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CyberArk Acquires Vaultive for Cloud Access Security Tech

Now that multiple clouds are becoming a standard element of the enterprise there’s a more pressing need to manage who gets access when. That realization has lead to a wave of mergers and acquisitions in which once-standalone cloud access security broker (CASB) software is now being embedded within larger cybersecurity platforms. The latest example of..
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Splunk to Dive Deeper into Cybersecurity with Phantom Buy

For a long time now Splunk has been content to essentially offer up cybersecurity advice made possible by applying analytics to machine data captured within the logs of various systems. That information then would be used to identify anomalies indicative of a cybersecurity breach. But with its move to acquire Phantom Cyber Corp., provider of cybersecurity..
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DevSecOps: Cisco Extends Scope of Security Analytics Platform

Cisco Systems is extending the reach and scope the security capabilities of the Tetration analytics platform to include identification of software vulnerabilities and exposures, baselining process behavior and identifying any deviations. The goal is to provide finer-grained controls over workloads for organizations embracing DevSecOps, said Yogesh Kaushik, senior director for Tetration at Cisco. “You can’t..
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PhishMe Rebrands to Apply AI to Combat Social Engineering Attacks

PhishMe, a provider of training tools employed by organizations to help end users better recognize spear phishing attacks such as social engineering, announced today it will now be known as Cofense, after being acquired by a private equity firm. Cofense CEO Rohyt Belani, who held the same position as the head of PhishMe, said the..
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