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New infosec products of the week: November 16, 2018

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:21

Cequence Security announces application security platform to stop bot attacks Cequence ASP is an application security platform that provides a scalable defense against the growing number of bot attacks affecting today’s hyper-connected organizations. Cequence ASP was built not only as a distributed, extensible, open software platform, but also as automated solution leveraging a patent-pending analytics engine (CQAI), which combines applied artificial intelligence, machine learning, and behavioral analysis. Cryptowerk introduces blockchain-based technology to certify data integrity … More →

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Vaporworms: New breed of self-propagating fileless malware to emerge in 2019

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:15

WatchGuard Technologies’ information security predictions for 2019 include the emergence of vaporworms, a new breed of fileless malware with wormlike properties to self-propagate through vulnerable systems, along with a takedown of the internet itself and ransomware targeting utilities and industrial control systems. “Cyber criminals are continuing to reshape the threat landscape as they update their tactics and escalate their attacks against businesses, governments and even the infrastructure of the internet itself,” said Corey Nachreiner, CTO … More →

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Online shoppers continue to engage in risky behavior

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:00

Findings from a new McAfee survey reveal the risky habits of online shoppers, including using unsecured Wi-Fi for online shopping and purchasing items from online retailers they are not fully confident are genuine (51 percent). This highlights the need for consumers to slow down and consider the risks of unsafe purchasing behavior that could lead to identity theft or financial loss. Last year consumers spent $453.46 billion on the web for retail purchases, which was … More →

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What senior finance executives think about payments security

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:30

A WEX survey of more than 1,000 CFOs and senior financial executives from the U.S., Europe and Asia/Oceana revealed that for this group, security is paramount in payments solutions or platforms. Security – both of information and settlements – is raised by executives as a concern in multiple aspects of payments processing. In fact, according to those surveyed, security of transactions is the single most important attribute of payments. More than half of American executives—53 … More →

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Cloud interoperability and app mobility outrank cost and security for primary hybrid cloud benefits

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:15

Enterprises plan to increase hybrid cloud usage, with 91% stating hybrid cloud as the ideal IT model, but only 18% stating they have that model today, according to Nutanix. Application mobility across any cloud is a top priority for 97% of respondents – with 88% of respondents saying it would “solve a lot of my problems.” IT decision makers ranked matching applications to the right cloud environment as a critical capability, and 35% of organizations … More →

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Organizations unable to achieve business resilience against cyber threats

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:00

The Resilience Gap study, which surveyed over 4,000 business decision makers across the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan found that while 96% of the global business decision makers believe that making technology resilient to business disruptions should be core to their firm’s wider business strategy, the reality is very different. In fact, only 54% of respondents claim that it definitely is. Barriers to achieving business resilience Despite 96% of respondents claiming that … More →

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Law firms are increasingly investing in cybersecurity programs

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 23:30

Logicforce released the results of its most recent Law Firm Cybersecurity Scorecard, a periodic study designed to assess cybersecurity preparedness across the legal industry and educate law firms on data protection best practices. Results of the study indicate that law firms are increasingly investing in cybersecurity programs, but most law firms are not implementing many of the protocols that will comprehensively protect them and their clients over time. Many firms’ clients and potential clients are … More →

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Tripwire Enterprise now collects digital forensic data to support incident response

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 22:00

Tripwire Enterprise now features the ability to collect digital forensic data in the event of a data breach. “Tripwire Enterprise monitors systems in real-time for changes that could be indicative of a breach,” said Tim Erlin, vice president of product management and strategy at Tripwire. “When a security breach is suspected, Tripwire Enterprise’s new Incident Response Rules can be used to collect in-depth data on what happened on a system to speed and support incident … More →

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Dragos Announces $37M in Series B funding for ICS cybersecurity threat detection and response

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 21:00

Dragos raised $37M in Series B funding. The new investment comes at a time of growth in the ICS cybersecurity market, and demand for Dragos’ asset identification and threat detection software. The round was led by Canaan, with participation from existing investors as well as Emerson, National Grid Partners and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). With the investment, Joydeep Bhattacharyya, Partner at Canaan, joins the company’s board of directors. “Industrial equipment is one of the last … More →

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EZShield launches Mobile Defense Suite

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 21:00

EZShield protects Personally Identifiable Information (PII) through the Mobile Defense Suite. “Mobile devices positively influence and impact our personal and business lives, but they are also a gateway to identity theft and corporate data breaches,” said Rich Scott, Chief Commercial Officer at EZShield + IdentityForce. “Today, we are redefining how we all think about identity protection. And, how Information Technology (IT) and Information Security (InfoSec) stakeholders can further pave the way to drive and defend … More →

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Sixgill backstops security with blockchain data integrity for IoE applications

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 20:00

Sixgill unveiled its blockchain or distributed ledger-based solution for sensor network data integrity. Sixgill Integrity is a ledger-agnostic solution and is designed from the ground up to solve the fundamental need for an end-to-end, real-time sensor data authenticity system. With Integrity, organizations are assured that their emitted data, transmitted data, ingested data, and acted-upon data are the same. Sixgill is taking a fresh approach to fundamental industry challenges of data security and authenticity: Cloud processing … More →

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Eurofins Digital Testing launches Cyber Security Division

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 20:00

Eurofins Digital Testing launched a new Cyber Security Division to serve the media and entertainment industry, Internet of Things providers, and other key markets. Concurrently, the company announced the appointments of Marcel Mangel, Erik Rutkens, and Sean Walls as Managing Directors of Cyber Security, overseeing a team of nearly 100 security experts around the globe. Today, media and entertainment companies in particular face numerous security threats. These span their internal enterprise software applications and hardware, … More →

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ThreatConnect expands TIP capabilities with new automation

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:30

In an effort to address the growing threat intelligence market need for automation, ThreatConnect has extended its product offering to include Playbooks in its TC Analyze product. Built for analysts, by analysts, TC Analyze provides a place to see teams’ tasks, analyze data, and connect all available security tools. TC Analyze with the Playbooks feature increases threat intelligence platform (TIP) flexibility by adding automation to formerly disconnected security tools. Customers now have the ability to … More →

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Online shopping fraud to surge during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 04:31

New benchmark data from ACI Worldwide revealed a projected 14 percent increase in fraud attempts during the upcoming 2018 peak holiday season. Based on hundreds of millions of merchant transactions, the data shows that fraud attempts are going to be at their highest across the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. Principal findings from the data include: Fraud attempts expected to increase 14% during 2018 peak holiday season Cross Channel fraud continues to grow: In … More →

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IoT related security missteps cost enterprises millions

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 02:15

Enterprises have begun sustaining significant monetary losses stemming from the lack of good practices as they move forward with incorporating the IoT into their business models, according to a new study from DigiCert. Among companies surveyed that are struggling the most with IoT security, 25 percent reported IoT security-related losses of at least $34 million in the last two years. These findings come amid a ramping up of IoT focus within the typical organization. Eighty-three … More →

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Container strategies don’t take security seriously enough

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 02:00

Most organizations do not feel prepared to adequately secure cloud-native applications, despite the surging adoption of containers and Kubernetes, according to StackRox. Notable findings: More than a third of organizations with concerns about their container strategy worry that their strategies don’t adequately address container security An additional 15 percent believe their strategies don’t take seriously enough the threat to containers and Kubernetes deployments More than one-third of respondents haven’t started or are just creating their … More →

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What’s keeping Europe’s top infosec pros awake at night?

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 01:45

As the world adapts to GDPR and puts more attention on personal privacy and security, Europe’s top information security professionals still have doubts about the industry’s ability to protect critical infrastructure, corporate networks, and personal information. Black Hat Europe’s new research report entitled, Europe’s Cybersecurity Challenges, details the thoughts that are keeping Europe’s top information security professionals awake at night. The report includes new insights directly from more than 130 survey respondents and spans topics … More →

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60% of firms believe a major security event will hit in the next few years

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 01:30

Only 30 percent of 1,250 senior executives, management and security practitioners in the U.S., U.K. and Canada are confident their business will avoid a major security event in the coming two years and 60 percent believe an attack will hit in the next few years, according to eSentire. In terms of cyberattack preparedness in global organizations, the research also uncovered gaps between the C-suite, board and technical leaders. Among CEO and board members surveyed, 77 … More →

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Employees aren’t taking the proper steps to keep information safe while traveling

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 01:15

Employees aren’t taking the proper steps to keep their organizations’ information safe while traveling. ObserveIT surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. employees ages 18 – 65+ who have traveled with corporate devices in the past year and found that the majority are putting connectivity and efficiency above security; using public Wi-Fi and unauthorized devices to access work email and/or files on the go. While they may not have malicious intent, the negligent actions of employees caused … More →

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Vade Secure launches IsItPhishing Threat Detection to help SOCs identify phishing URLs

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:00

Vade Secure launched IsItPhishing Threat Detection, an anti-phishing solution that helps Security Operations Centers (SOCs) identify and block targeted phishing attacks. Easily integrating with existing SIEM and SOAR solutions through a lightweight API, IsItPhishing Threat Detection delivers a real-time verdict on whether a suspicious URL is phishing or not. These verdicts can be leveraged in SOC workflows to accelerate phishing detection, response and resolution. Real-time phishing detection powered by machine learning To detect unknown, targeted … More →

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