Valuations are down, some companies have left the market altogether, and some even have announced deep rounds of layoffs. Yet, Alberto Yépez of Forgepoint Capital retains optimism for the cybersecurity marketplace in 2023 and says now is the ideal time to be ramping up investments in innovation.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Chris "Tito" Sestito discusses technology to protect neural networks and artificial intelligence and machine-learning models, and John Kindervag explains how such technology fits into the zero trust framework.
North Korea's Lazarus Group was behind the $100 million theft from the Horizon blockchain bridge, the U.S. federal government confirmed. The FBI vowed "to expose and combat North Korea's use of illicit activities - including cybercrime and virtual currency theft - to generate revenue."
Spanish authorities arrested three senior executives of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange platform Bitzlato, Europol announced. The crime coordination agency says about 46% of the assets exchanged through Bitzlato, worth roughly 1 billion euros, were linked to criminal activities.
Bad news for ransomware groups: Experts find it's getting tougher to earn a crypto-locking payday at the expense of others. The bad guys can blame a move by law enforcement to better support victims, and more organizations having robust defenses in place, which makes them tougher to take down.
Thoma Bravo, Vista Equity Partners and rival Francisco Partners have set their sights on a new target: Sumo Logic. Each of the three private equity firms has approached the Silicon Valley-based data analytics software vendor expressing interest in a possible acquisition, The Information reports.
Optiv has gone beyond examining log data and classic managed security services work to pursue threats across a broader swath of structured and unstructured data. The company has focused on finding threats outside of a log environment by examining system-to-system interfaces and transactional data.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss why being a CISO is like being the first family doctor in a small village, why you can't trust ransomware gangs such as LockBit, and why cloud security vendor Netskope took on $401 million in debt from Morgan Stanley to fuel its SASE offering.
Cryptocurrency wallet BitKeep says it will compensate victims of a December 2022 hack that cost the users $8 million. The wallet says it will pay victims in USDT stablecoin to counter asset fluctuation. This isn't the first time BitKeep has made customers whole following a hack.
BlueVoyant has strengthened its ability to monitor the remediation of supply chain issues and integrate that with questionnaire activity, CEO Jim Rosenthal says. Existing supply chain tools tend to generate lots of risk information but then put the burden on the client to interact with suppliers.
The total amount of ransom payments being sent by victims to ransomware groups appears to have taken a big dip, declining by 40% from $766 million in 2021 to $457 million in 2022 due to victims simply being unwilling to pay, blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis reports.
Essential reading for network defenders: CircleCI's report into its recent breach, which began when malware infected an engineer's laptop. After stealing "a valid, 2FA-backed" single sign-on session cookie, attackers stole customers' secrets and gained unauthorized access to third-party systems.
Healthcare workers should think twice about using AI tools such as ChatGPT as productivity boosters, privacy experts warned after a Florida doctor publicized on TikTok how he had used one to write a letter to an insurer arguing for patient coverage. What are the risks?
The U.S. Department of Defense is looking for a few good hackers to penetrate a facilities network underpinning the Pentagon's basement, mezzanine, and the command and communications center used by the president and the secretary of defense. Defense has hosted white hat hacking sessions since 2016.
Cybereason has gone all-in on helping customers mitigate threats beyond the endpoint to minimize the impact of ongoing SOC staffing challenges, CEO Lior Div says. The company's focus on tracking and following malicious operations sets Cybereason's approach to XDR apart from rivals.