XM Cyber has purchased Cyber Observer to help customers ensure their security products are installed and configured correctly and not opening up potential attack vectors. The deal will help customers see both their areas of exposure as well as how their existing security controls can react.
In this edition, Ari Redbord and Grant Schneider join ISMG editors to discuss the challenges ahead for the U.S. government as it plans to roll out EDR deployments at more than half of federal agencies this year, how stable the stablecoin economy really is and how to improve industry collaboration.
Palo Alto Networks' product portfolio is paying dividends as customers look to reduce their vendor footprint, says CEO Nikesh Arora. He says despite pressures in the global economy, enterprises aren't currently stressing about their IT budgets.
Sophos bought early-stage vendor SOC.OS to help customers detect abnormalities in their IT environment earlier by ingesting data from third-party platforms. SOC.OS will allow customers to extract information sooner from non-Sophos firewalls, network proxies and endpoint security technology.
CrowdStrike, Microsoft and Trend Micro sit atop the Forrester Wave for endpoint detection and response as vendors grapple with business data increasingly moving to the cloud. This has forced EDR providers to build out full-fledged Extended Detection and Response platforms that protect cloud data.
SentinelOne plans to buy security firm Attivo Networks, and the acquisition is scheduled to close sometime this summer. Some cybersecurity analysts and experts speak with Information Security Media Group about the gains and possible pitfalls of this $615.5 million deal.
Change is afoot at Trellix, which is the new name of the cybersecurity software business formed from the merger of McAfee Enterprise and FireEye. CEO Bryan Palma says the extended detection and response - aka XDR - software imperative for his customers is to do more, but with fewer suppliers and management overhead.
Kyle Flaherty has worked with a range of companies, changing the worlds of big data, IoT, BYOD, SaaS, open-source software, network security, fraud detection, data analytics, marketing automation and network management. He weighs in on brands and how metrics feed different audiences.
The current state of the XDR market is a "chaotic jumble of different features," according to Forrester analyst Allie Mellon, who has authored a new study to identify the top XDR providers in the industry: The Forrester New Wave: Extended Detection And Response (XDR) Providers, Q4 2021.
Israeli officials say they have fended off a wave of attempted cyberattacks on several hospitals and healthcare entities in recent days, as Hillel Yaffe Medical Center continues to recover from a ransomware attack last week that authorities reportedly suspect was carried out by Chinese hackers.
The Ragnar Locker ransomware operation has been threatening to dump victims' stolen data if they contact police, private investigators or professional negotiators before paying a ransom. But as one expert notes: "Perhaps the criminals watched too many TV shows, because this isn’t how the real world works."
Rapid7 has acquired Velociraptor, an open-source endpoint-monitoring organization and community that will continue to operate as a stand-alone entity while the security firm adopts some of its technology. Meanwhile, Zscaler had announced a deal to buy Trustdome.
Good news on the cybercrime front: "Cryptocurrency-related crime fell significantly in 2020," compared to 2019, reports blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis. Unfortunately, in the same timeframe, ransomware profits surged 311%, stoking calls for a crackdown on ransom payments.
An investigation at the U.S. Treasury Department has found that it suffered a "significant" breach as a result of the SolarWinds Orion supply chain attack, a top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee reports. Meanwhile President-elect Joe Biden said of the attack: "I promise you, there will be a response."
The need for enhanced business agility and secure remote access to support digital transformation has led to the adoption of the security access service edge, or SASE, model, says Rajpreet Kaur, senior principal analyst at Gartner.