Socure announced Scott Slipy joining as its chief people officer. In this executive leadership position, Slipy will support Socure’s hypergrowth by scaling up strategies to attract, retain, and develop innovative and high-performing teams as he furthers the impact-driven culture at Socure. Slipy has held executive roles with global, market-leading organizations, including Microsoft, Cisco, and UnitedHealth Group, as well as earlier-stage businesses. He brings deep expertise and practical solutions to leadership development and organization design, creating … More →
Secret Double Octopus (SDO) named Horacio Zambrano as Chief Marketing Officer. In his role, he will lead go-to-market planning and marketing operations at Double Octopus, with the goals of growing the company’s marketing effectiveness and extending its recognition as category leader. Double Octopus was named “best-in-class” passwordless MFA solution recently in an independent and broad market review conducted by the AITE Group. Zambrano joins the company as interest in workforce passwordless authentication is accelerating. While … More →
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The definitive OWASP Top 10 2021 list is out, and it shows that broken access control is currently the most serious web application security risk. How is the list compiled? “We get data from organizations that are testing vendors by trade, bug bounty vendors, and organizations that contribute internal testing data. Once we have the data, we load it together and run a fundamental analysis of what CWEs map to risk categories,” the Open Web … More →
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Another zero-day in Apple’s software (CVE-2021-30869) is being actively exploited by attackers, forcing the company to push out security updates for macOS Catalina and iOS 12. About CVE-2021-30869 Flagged by researchers Erye Hernandez and Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group and Ian Beer of Google Project Zero, the vulnerability is a type confusion issue found in XNU, the kernel of Apple’s macOS and iOS operating systems. As usual, Apple did not share any details … More →
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Here’s a look at the most interesting product releases from the past week, featuring releases from CoSoSys, Druva, McAfee, Nutanix and Stairwell. CoSoSys Endpoint Protector 188.8.131.52 enables users to override a DLP policy Endpoint Protector 184.108.40.206 brings a host of new features to customers, including support for user remediation, and the ability to use the Azure AD API in Microsoft Graph to synchronize user profiles. Nutanix Cloud Platform improves support for mission-critical workloads with AOS … More →
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With a myriad of risks and limited security budgets, how do organizations decide which projects to prioritize? Many governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) professionals believe risk quantification is the answer. Because risk-free operations don’t exist, risk quantification isn’t merely desirable — it’s necessary. And it plays an essential role in every business decision and risk type. When incorporated into an existing GRC program, this tactical tool helps companies understand and evaluate key risk scenarios … More →
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The shift of daily production workloads from on-premises to cloud has also impacted approaches to protection of business assets and operations. When it comes to protecting critical information and achieving the ability to recover following a disruptive event such as a natural disaster, power outage, technical failure, or cyber incident, the methods and innovations of recovery have evolved to meet the demands of modern business and customers. One of these more recent evolutions in the … More →
Last month, President Biden hosted a group of technology and insurance executives to build support for a “whole-of-nation effort” to improve cybersecurity. The executive summit was one of a series of steps the Biden administration has taken to try to stem the tide of criminal activity targeting the nation’s public and private computer networks. Ransomware attacks increased by 288% between January-March 2021 and April-June 2021. The Biden administration, in addition to using its convening power … More →
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There has been a significant year-on-year leap in companies planning to move business-critical applications to the cloud, despite cybersecurity concerns, Equinix has found. The need to remain competitive and cater to increased user demands has prompted a 15% jump to 37% of companies saying they plan to move business-critical applications to the cloud in 2020-21, compared to the previous year. Despite security concerns, IT infrastructure is being moved to the cloud As digital leaders build … More →
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Enterprises worldwide continue to migrate from proprietary, licensed software to software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscriptions as they seek innovation, better user experience and lower cost, according to a report published by Information Services Group (ISG). The report on the global market finds enterprise SaaS demand rebounding from a slowdown caused by the COVID-19 crisis. A 21 percent growth in combined SaaS and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) annual contract value is predicted in 2021. “Enterprises in all industries are adapting … More →
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The global server market size is expected to reach $145.31 billion by 2028, according to ResearchAndMarkets. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2021 to 2028. The demand for servers is anticipated to grow considerably over the forecast period owing to the growing focus on the timely update of IT infrastructure worldwide. The rising adoption of data analytics among enterprises to understand consumer trends has resulted in the growing adoption of … More →
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Qumulo unveiled Qumulo Recover Q, a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that bolsters existing strategies to help guard against and react to ransomware threats. The new solution helps customers minimize the attack surface threat actors target and leverages disaster recovery (DR) on-premises or in the cloud to quickly resume operations. A core component of Recover Q is a new low-cost cloud disaster recovery-as-a-service capability. This solution allows customers to replicate data and snapshots offsite, … More →
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NS1 announced DDoS Overage Protection. This new premium offering prevents unexpected cost increases in the event of usage spikes due to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against NS1’s Managed DNS. DDoS attacks are on the rise. Recent research shows that compared to 2020, the monthly volume of network DDoS attacks in 2021 jumped by 200% and attack intensity skyrocketed 300%. These powerful cyberattacks take websites and applications offline, crippling businesses, impacting revenue, and causing substantial surges … More →
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Elastic announced enhancements across the Elastic Search Platform and its solutions. The general availability of the Elastic App Search web crawler in Elastic Enterprise Search enables users to ingest content directly from publicly accessible web sites and create enhanced web search experiences for any use case. Web crawler improvements include automatic crawling controls, content extraction tools, and the ability to natively analyze logs and metrics in Kibana, giving users a single platform to search all … More →
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SCADAfence announced a partnership with Keysight Technologies to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, to amplify network visibility and cybersecurity to some of the world’s most complex OT networks. This new partnership will help organizations gain better control over their industrial environments and detect malicious activities, reducing risk through continuous monitoring and proactive mitigation. As more critical network infrastructures adopt advanced automation systems to integrate their OT and SCADA technologies, securing the … More →
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BT Group has selected Oracle Communications Cloud Native Converged Policy Management to optimize its network resources and bring new 5G offerings to market faster. The solution will enable BT to test and implement 5G services—such as live streaming and zero-rated 5G content—across its EE mobile network. Oracle Communications Cloud Native Converged Policy Management makes it easier for network engineers to design, test and deploy new services across both 4G and 5G networks. Oracle’s easy-to-use policy … More →
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Jscrambler announced it has raised $15 million in Series A financing for website and mobile app security to rewrite the rules of website security. The round was led by Ace Capital Partners, with the participation of existing investors including Portugal Ventures. With previous investor Sonae IM and now Ace Capital Partners, Jscrambler is supported by two of the largest cybersecurity-focused growth investors in Europe. The funding will be used to augment marketing and sales resources … More →
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Okera announced that Sanjeev Mohan, former Research Vice President, Big Data and Advanced Analytics at Gartner, has joined the Okera advisory board as a strategic advisor. Sanjeev, an expert in data management and governance, will work with Okera to better illuminate the governance complexities that data stakeholders experience and overcome. He will also help educate the market on the benefits of maturing Universal Data Authorization (UDA) solutions. The foundation of digital transformation is the ability … More →
StorMagic announced the addition of its new chief executive officer, Danial Beer. Beer was selected as CEO to transform, optimize and efficiently grow the company as it expands into key market areas including edge, HCI, security and video surveillance. Beer brings more than 25 years’ senior management experience in the global software industry, where he successfully transformed and grew multinational software companies and divisions with annual revenues ranging from $25-$500 million. His diverse skill set … More →
SafeBase announced its newest feature, Subscribe. On top of the already robust portal, which includes the Security Status Page, NDA automation, and Knowledge Base, SafeBase is now the go-to place when communicating important updates about your company’s security posture. Companies can subscribe to a Security Status Page to be automatically alerted when there are updates. Some examples are new SOC2 audit reports, security breach alerts, among others. Upon this release, Chris Castaldo, CISO at Crossbeam, … More →
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