New CEO Bob VanKirk wants to capitalize on SonicWall's distributed network technology and strength in the education and state and local government sectors to expand beyond the company's traditional strength with small and mid-sized businesses and into larger enterprises.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how ransomware groups continue to refine their shakedown tactics and monetization models, highlights from this year's Black Hat conference and why helping those below the "InfoSec poverty line" matters to businesses.
Attackers are attempting to reset the passwords of some DigitalOcean customers, the cloud infrastructure provider says. The email addresses of these customers were likely exposed in a data breach involving Mailchimp, which provided transactional email services for DigitalOcean.
How do you know whether your organization has invested enough money and time in security? As director of information security for Canon EMEA, Quentyn Taylor is often asked this question. "I'll be honest with you - just to set some expectations here, I don't have the correct answer," he admits.
Marketers rely on events to create brand awareness and generate demand, and physical events are coming back after the COVID-19 pandemic, says Gily Netzer of Perimeter 81. But "not everybody is traveling," she says, so hybrid events - and SaaS-driven corporate networks - are the future for companies.
Infoblox has invested in shifting left in the cybersecurity kill chain with on-premises, cloud and hybrid versions of its BloxOne Threat Defense tools, which help security practitioners find and identify threats earlier and mitigate risks, says President and CEO Jesper Andersen.
Thoma Bravo is eyeing its third take-private security deal of 2022, initiating talks with Darktrace months after agreeing to buy SailPoint and Ping Identity. The cybersecurity AI firm says it's in early discussions with private equity giant Thoma Bravo on a possible cash offer for the business.
Signal says 1,900 of its customers have been affected by the recent phishing attack on its third-party vendor Twilio. Signal says phone numbers and SMS verification codes of 1,900 customers are compromised, potentially transferring access of these accounts to the attackers.
Companies continue to struggle with prioritizing which vulnerabilities present the greatest risk to the business and need to be remediated first since vulnerability scoring is too often based on a static set of what could happen if an issue is exploited, says Qualys President and CEO Sumedh Thakar.
When security practitioners lose their initial enthusiam for hunting cyberthreats, their companies begin to fail at cybersecurity, says CISO Marco Túlio Moraes. He discusses how collaborating with the business lines and moving from awareness to education all around can help fix this problem.
A well-managed multi-cloud strategy "is a sensible approach" because it allows organizations to move different workloads between providers, but it gets a "bit more complicated when you start thinking about workload portability," says Lee Newcombe, security director, Capgemini U.K.
Hybrid war includes cyberattacks, critical infrastructure attacks and efforts to get information. Victoria Beckman, director of Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit in the Americas, says Ukraine used a national cybersecurity strategy to withstand such attacks from Russia and so can other countries.
Enterprises spend a lot of time on what zero trust is, but too little time on design thinking - and why cybersecurity solutions need that element baked in from the start. Brian Barnier and Prachee Kale of ThinkDesignCyber and CyberTheory Institute give an overview of their zero trust strategy.
Security executives at Black Hat USA 2022 discuss the latest cybersecurity trends from confidential computing and unified threat hunting languages to attack surface management and recovery services, social engineering campaigns and blockchain vulnerabilities.
A U.S. federal jury convicted former Twitter employee Ahmad Abouammo for spying on Saudi Arabian dissidents on behalf of Saudi Arabia. The jury also found him guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, falsification of records and money laundering.