Thursday, August 18, 2022

Spot by NetApp launches continuous security solution for cloud frameworks

NetApp®, a cloud-led, data-centric software firm, announced the availability of Spot Security. Built for the cloud, Spot Security delivers a solution for continuous assessment and analysis of cloud security posture. Spot Security enables DevOps and SecOps teams to collaborate to identify misconfigurations, reduce their potential attack surface, and ensure compliance.

One in three companies see malicious insiders as a route for ransomware

Gigamon, the deep observability company, launched its inaugural State of Ransomware 2022 and Beyond research report aimed at providing valuable insights on how the threatscape is evolving across the globe and the severity of the ‘blame culture’ in cybersecurity is escalating.

Research shows 44% of employees have not been trained in cybersecurity

44% of employees haven’t gone through employer-arranged cybersecurity training, according to a study commissioned by NordLocker, an encrypted cloud service provider. This is a worrying statistic because the study reveals that 77% of professionals handle confidential data at work. The study covered 1,500 employees in the US from five different industries that are top targets of ransomware (education, healthcare, law, finance, and IT).

Trellix appoints curated industry ace Vicki Batka to lead APJ business

Trellix, the cybersecurity company delivering the future of extended detection and response (XDR), has appointed tech veteran, Vicki Batka, as Senior Vice President for APJ Sales. Vicki Batka joins Trellix with over 35 years’ industry experience, having held multiple leadership roles at Network Associates (later McAfee), CA Technologies, VMWare, SAP and most recently, at Cisco as Vice President of Partner Sales in Asia Pacific, Japan and China.

Employees often fall for emails that look like they came from HR or IT

KnowBe4, the provider of simulated phishing platform, has released the most frequently clicked phishing methods, including the top email subjects clicked on in phishing tests. Half of those had subject lines related to HR, including vacation policy updates, dress code changes, and upcoming performance reviews. The other top category was IT requests, including password verifications needed immediately. Test results are available on KnowBe4’s website.

Mastercard gains TDIF accreditation to further its digital identity service

Mastercard has secured accreditation under the Australian Gov't’s Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) as an identity provider for identity proofing level 1+, identity exchange and credential provider. In doing so, Mastercard has become the first private sector company or entity to be accredited for more than two roles since the framework’s inception.

Identity security company CyberArk recognised for execution and vision

CyberArk, the Identity Security firm, announced it was named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Privileged Access Management. The firm was positioned both highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision for the fourth time in a row.

Sophos casts Sophos X-Ops to help better defend against cyberattacks

Sophos, a next-gen cybersecurity firm, announced Sophos X-Ops, a cross-operational unit linking SophosLabs, Sophos SecOps and Sophos AI, three established teams of cybersecurity experts at Sophos, to help firms better defend against the increasingly complex cyberattacks. Sophos X-Ops leverages real-time and deeply researched threat intelligence from each group, which collaborate to deliver more innovative protection and response capabilities.

Trellix Threat Labs Report reveals evolving cyber landscape in Russia

Trellix, the cybersecurity firm delivering the future of extended detection and response (XDR), released The Threat Report: Summer 2022, analysing cybersecurity trends. The report also features research from Trellix Threat Labs into connected healthcare and access control systems. It also includes analysis of email security trends and details the evolution of Russian cybercrime related to the conflict in Ukraine where new malware have yet to be observed.

One in three untrained employees likely to click on a phishing link

KnowBe4, the security awareness training and simulated phishing company, has released the 2022 Phishing by Industry Benchmarking Report to measure a firm’s Phish-proneTM Percentage (PPP), which indicates how many of their employees are likely to fall for phishing.