Akamai Extends Security Services to the Enterprise

Akamai Extends Security Services to the Enterprise

Akamai today extended the reach of its managed security services beyond websites to include applications running in on-premises IT environments and in the cloud. Lorenz Jakober, director of product marketing for Akamai, said the company’s Enterprise Defender service combined with the company’s existing managed security services will enable organizations to ... Read More
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WhiteHat Security Enlists Rural Sourcing to Close DevSecOps Gap

WhiteHat Security Enlists Rural Sourcing to Close DevSecOps Gap

WhiteHat Security this week announced it has formed a technology alliance with Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI) to close the gap between when application vulnerabilities discovered and remediated. Matthew Hutchinson, vice president of marketing for WhiteHat Security, said his company provides a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application to discover application vulnerabilities, but customers ... Read More
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Verizon Cybersecurity Report: Sweat the Small Stuff

Verizon Cybersecurity Report: Sweat the Small Stuff

The 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report published recently finds 69% of the 2,013 data breaches analyzed were perpetrated by outsiders, with organized crime rings accounting for 39% of breaches and state-sponsored entities accounting for 23%. More than half of the breaches studied (52%) involved some form of hacking, while ... Read More
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McAfee Survey IT Cybersecurity Fault

McAfee Survey Finds IT at Cybersecurity Fault Most

McAfee this week published a report that finds most cybersecurity breaches are the result of lax IT processes rather than mistakes made by end users. Based on a survey of 700 cybersecurity professionals working in organizations with over 1,000 employees, the “Grand Theft Data II” report finds 52% of respondents ... Read More
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Qualys Partners With CIS to Identify Lapsed Site Certificates

Qualys Partners With CIS to Identify Lapsed Site Certificates

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) will leverage a cloud-based service from Qualys that will enable CIS to notify members of expiring, vulnerable or misconfigured site certificates as part of the customized monthly reports they already receive. Qualys already provides Qualys CertView, a free service to inventory and assess all ... Read More
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U.S. Army, Towson University Aim to Advance Intrusion Detection

U.S. Army, Towson University Aim to Advance Intrusion Detection

Researchers at the Army Research Lab (ARL) within the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command and Towson University are collaborating on an effort to make intrusion detection alerts more useful to cybersecurity teams by making it possible to include more actionable intelligence within those alerts. One of the inherent challenges ... Read More
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Overcoming the Shadow IT Catch-22

Survey: Security Patches Put IT Leaders Between Rock and Hard Place

A global survey of more than 504 CIOs and CISOs finds 81% of respondents admit they have refrained from implementing an important security update or patch because of concerns about the impact those updates or patches might have on business operations. More than half of the respondents (52%) said they ... Read More
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Ensure a Secure Cloud Migration

Sophos Shines a Light on Cloud Security

Sophos published a report this week that suggest cloud servers on average are attacked within 40 minutes of being deployed. The Sophos report is based on a 30-day test spanning 10 honeypots Sophos set up in 10 data centers belonging to Amazon Web Services (AWS). On average, the cloud servers ... Read More
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Survey Cybersecurity Crowdsourcing

Survey: Cybersecurity Crowdsourcing Achieves Acceptance

A survey of 200 cybersecurity decision-makers suggests the chronic shortage of cybersecurity is driving organizations to embrace alternative crowdsourcing approaches to application penetration testing. The survey, which was conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) on behalf of Bugcrowd, a provider of crowdsourcing platform for cybersecurity professionals, finds almost 90% of ... Read More
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Cybersecurity Struggles Continue

Fortinet Weaves Stronger Cybersecurity Fabric

At its Accelerate 2019 conference, Fortinet expanded its campaign to unify network and security operations with the release of an update to the operating system on its switches. The update adds more than 300 capabilities to the Fortinet switching fabric. In addition, Fortinet unveiled what is describes as the first ... Read More
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