Firewall maker Check Point Software in an earnings call touted a strong fourth quarter - and a future that won't involve co-founder Gil Shwed as company CEO. Shwed has headed the publicly traded, $19 billion Israeli pure-play cybersecurity company for three decades.
Existing security operations tools focus too much on detecting threats and creating alerts rather than stopping attacks before they happen, says Check Point CEO Gil Shwed, who claims the firm's new MPR and XPR tools will reduce the number of events security analysts handle by at least 90%.
James Foster has been swimming against the current for months, taking ZeroFox public by merging with a special-purpose acquisition company despite the worsening economic conditions. The Nasdaq Stock Exchange listing makes ZeroFox the first cybersecurity company to go public in all of 2022.
Fortinet has raised prices on products and services to address macroeconomic challenges including shipping delays, longer activation timelines and the suspension of sales in Russia. The company says price hikes have more than offset supply chain and geopolitical headwinds in recent months.
Security and IT organizations must protect against new attacks at scale — and safeguard data in use, at rest and in motion — in radically cloud-centered environments where perimeters are fading as quickly as the distinctions between work and home. To do so, they need to leverage more intelligence, more automation...
A hacker breached a Florida city's water treatment network, increasing the amount of lye that would be added to the water to a dangerous level. Officials say they caught the change immediately and reversed it. Reuters reports that the system was accessed via the city's TeamViewer remote access software.
Kubernetes brings some specific security requirements to the table. For a managed Kubernetes service like GKE, users have three main layers that require action: the workloads running on the cluster, the cluster and its components, and the underlying GCP services on which the cluster depends, and more.
Actors behind threats have a toolbox of exploit techniques at their disposal. They often
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The increasing use of internet-connected devices in manufacturing facilities is opening up new ways for hackers to target so-called "smart" factories with unconventional attack methods, according to an analysis by security firm Trend Micro and the Polytechnic University of Milan.
Security experts and law enforcement officials have long argued that paying ransoms doesn't pay. For starters, it directly funds the cybercrime ecosystem and makes it attractive for criminals to keep launching ransomware attacks.
Time for a fresh edition of "learn from how others get breached" focusing on Equifax. The goal is not blame, but rather to highlight specific missteps so others can avoid making the same mistakes. The Equifax breach offers a plethora of takeaways to help organizations better repel attackers.
Proof-of-concept code has been released to exploit a severe Citrix vulnerability present in tens of thousands of enterprises. Citrix says it's developing permanent patches but that enterprises should use its mitigation guidance. In the meantime, attackers are hunting for vulnerable machines.
In today's security environment, organizations have to realize that attackers are likely inside a company's environment already - no matter how well they're protected. As a result, security programs are now more proactive with analysts actively searching for the hackers that defeated their defenses.
With the volume of data breaches and cyberattacks continuing to rise, organizations are increasingly relying on breach and attack simulation tools to provide more consistent and automated validation of controls, says Cymulate's Tim Ager.
Banks in West Africa have been targeted by at least four hacking campaigns since mid-2017, with online attackers wielding commoditized attack tools and "living off the land" tactics to disguise their efforts, Symantec warns.