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SANS Institute suffers data breach due to phishing attack

August 13, 2020

Security Magazine

Lessons to be learned from the SANS Institute breach are that security is about the capacity to perform timely detection and response before material damage is done even after preventative controls have failed.

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SANS Institute breach proves anyone can fall victim to a ‘consent phishing’ scam

August 13, 2020

SC Magazine

While anyone can fall victim to phishing scams, we can all learn from the steps that SANS Institute is taking to both complete a thorough investigation and use the outcome of that activity to further instruct and prepare the rest of the security community.

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Ransomware victim Travelex forced into bankruptcy

August 12, 2020

Security Magazine

Tim Wade, Vectra Technical Director, comments on how cyberattackers are holding data for ransom and that disabling default accounts and credentials, and using strong passwords with multi-factor authentication (MFA) can go a long way to reducing risk.

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Cybersecurity training and certification firm SANS Institute suffers data breach

August 12, 2020

SiliconANGLE

Tim Wade comments that the SANS Institute breach show that any organization can be vulnerable and that modern security is about resilience to attacks.

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Unlocking the Potential of Security Operation

August 10, 2020

Betanews

Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra, answers the hard hitting questions on how businesses can truly unlock their full potential to protect their systems.

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Collaboration Is The Key To Staying Secure In Uncertain Times

August 7, 2020

Cybersecurity Magazine

Our Matt Walmsley writes on the pressures of security teams and CISOS to protect their networks during times of remote working.

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More Attackers Trying to Sabotage Incident Response Tactics

August 7, 2020

SC Media

“Sometimes attackers also use these techniques on broader and less sophisticated attacks to slow the pace of development of automated countermeasures and increase the active shelf-life of an attack,” says Oliver Tavakoli, Chief Technology Operations at Vectra.

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Canon Ransom Attack Highlights Rise of "Name and Shame" Tactics

August 6, 2020

Verdict

“These attackers will attempt to exploit, coerce, and capitalise on organisations’ valuable digital assets.” said Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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Canon said to be latest Maze ransomware victim

August 6, 2020

Computer Weekly

Canon is the latest victim of the Maze ransomware, which is even more dangerous as data is not only encrypted and held to ransom, but stolen and leaked using "name and shame" tactics.

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Cyber attack Camera giant Canon hit by Maze ransomware attack

August 6, 2020

Teiss

Matt Walmsley comments on the Canon ransomware attack and and how attackers are exploiting privileged accounts which can allow them to deploy their tools and access all the data they need in order to finalise their ransomware attack and coerce their victims.

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Considerations when selecting your managed security services provider (MSSP)

August 6, 2020

Intelligent CISO

While many organisations outsourcing specific security capabilities to MSSPs in order to cope with challenges in the cybersecurity sector, here's some advice on key things you consider when choosing an MSSP.

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Chinese-speaking hackers increase activity and diversify cyberattack methods

August 5, 2020

TechRadar

Our own Matt Walmsley explains why there’s plenty of opportunities for RATs to operate undiscovered for extended periods as they hide in plain sight, especially during this time when there is so much legitimate remote access going on.

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China targets networks with new Taidoor malware attacks

August 5, 2020

SC Magazine

Governments agencies warning and providing guidance and identification about for RATs such as TAIDOOR is good, this also shows that the pathways and services that RATs exploit remain open and hard to monitor for many organizations. More from Matt Walmsley in this article.

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How AI is helping in the fight against coronavirus and cybercrime

August 5, 2020

Software Testing News

Learn why data centres represent such a valuable target for cybercriminals and how, despite the vast security measures put in place by enterprises, they are able to infiltrate a data centre system and how you can protect yourself.

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Securing Data and Remote Workers During COVID

August 5, 2020

Security Guy TV

Our CEO, Hitesh Sheth, speaks with Chuck Harold from Security Guy TV about three fundamentals platforms for security operations centers and how to secure data and your remote workers during this global pandemic.

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CISA, FBI and DoD issue alert on TAIDOOR, new Chinese malware variant

August 4, 2020

Security Magazine

Learn why with so much legitimate remote access happening across our networks and hosts, there’s plenty of opportunity for skilled attackers can easily customize or build their own RATs using common remote desktop tools such as RDP to exert remote access.

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US Carlson Wagonlit Travel pays a $4.5m ransom to get its data back

August 4, 2020

Security Magazine

Learn why ransomware attackers tend to seek privileged entities associated to accounts, hosts and services due to the unrestricted access they can provide and to ease replication and propagation.

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Misconfigured servers contributed to more than 200 cloud breaches

August 4, 2020

SC Magazine

Vectra's Chris Morales comments on the recent Accurics report that most cloud deployments had at least one major security exposure and why this is not surprising due to rapid cloud development and lack of understanding to how cloud configuration works and the potential pitfalls by an industry historically versed in securing access to physical systems.

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Observing Privilege to Reduce Risk In Software as a Service

August 4, 2020

Security Weekly - podcast

Chris Morales, head of security analytics, discusses risk in a SaaS environments and why it is largely an identity problem — specifically, it is a misuse of identity and the privileged access granted to that identity.

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First Rule of Ransomware Club is Do Not Pay the Ransom, but it Looks Like Carlson Wagonlit Travel Didn't Get the Memo

July 31, 2020

The Register

Our Matt Walmsley comments on the devious tactics that go behind ransomware attacks.

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CWT Travel Agency Faces $4.5M Ransom in Cyberattack

July 31, 2020

Threatpost

"The bullying tactics used by these ransomware groups are making attacks even more expensive, and they are not going to stop any time soon, particularly within the current climate," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra

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SEI Investments: Vendor Hit by Ransomware, Data Leaked

July 28, 2020

Bank Info Security

Tim Wade, CTO technical director at Vectra, comments on the increased cybersecurity risks of third-party vendors.

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Vectra Expands Global Footprint Through Enriched Channel Partner Program

July 27, 2020

E-ChannelNews

Our Jessica Couto interviews with E-ChannelNews on how Vectra's new channel partner program is designed to support partner's unique needs and focus on securing customer success.

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Vectra Refond Son Programme Pour Toucher plus de Partenaire

July 24, 2020

Distributique

En France, Vectra compte une cinquantaine de clients, dont principalement des grands groupes et une douzaine de partenaires, comme Nomios ou Exclusive Networks. Installé sur le territoire depuis 2017, l’éditeur souhaite désormais élargir son réseau de partenaires pour toucher les entreprises de toutes tailles, y compris les petites entreprises. Objectif : compter 20 partenaires fin 2020.

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New Advisory And Operational Cybersecurity Services

July 22, 2020

Security Buyer

“We bring an experienced lens during this transformation that enables customers to understand and address the full scope of risks across the new threat landscape,” says Jennifer Wang, vice president of customer success at Vectra.

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Vectra Launches New Advisory And Operational Cybersecurity Services

July 22, 2020

AiThority

Vectra rolls out new range of advisory and operational cybersecurity services to reduce the risk of data breaches for enterprises.

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Vectra Launches New Advisory and Operational Cybersecurity Services

July 22, 2020

Financial Times

"As we continue to grow and expand our global presence, protecting our customers' business and fully enabling their security capabilities is fundamental to our 'customer-first' company culture," says Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth.

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Vectra Announces a Range of New Advisory and Operational Cybersecurity Services

July 22, 2020

Security MEA

Vectra's new new advisory and operational services provide organizations gives organization 24/7 access to consultants and analysts.

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Vectra Introduces Advisory And Operational Cybersecurity Services

July 22, 2020

CXO Insight

“We bring an experienced lens during this transformation that enables customers to understand and address the full scope of risks across the new threat landscape," says Jennifer Wang, vice president of customer success at Vectra.

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Vectra’s New Services Enable Enterprises to Increase Security Operations

July 22, 2020

TECHx

Vectra's new advisory and operational services allows for accelerated time-to-value on NDR projects and improved maturity of security operations.

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Vectra launches new advisory and operational cybersecurity services

July 21, 2020

WFMZ.com

Learn about the new range of advisory and operational cybersecurity services that enable enterprises to increase security operations efficiency and significantly reduce the risk of data breaches from Vectra.

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“Confusing and reeks of politics”: Cybersecurity Community Reacts to Russia Report

July 21, 2020

Verdict

“It’s a phenomenon we’ve seen in our own analysis from inside operators of critical national infrastructure. For example, attackers have tested and mapped-out attacks against energy and utilities networks for years," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra

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Embrace the New Normal to Win

July 20, 2020

Khosla Ventures

Khosla Venture features CEO Hitesh Sheth perspective on how companies can radically rethink their businesses by reimagining their business as a whole.

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Vectra Targeting Fresh Customer Base with Partners

July 17, 2020

Microscope

Vectra opens more doors for partners with its enhanced channel partner program that was announced earlier this month.

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Industry Reactions to Twitter Hack: Feedback Friday

July 17, 2020

Security Week

Industry professionals, including Battista Cagnoni, Senior Consultant of Advisory Services at Vectra, comment on twitter attack of several high profile accounts.

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Hackers Breach Twitter, Steal Thousands of Dollars in Cryptocurrency

July 16, 2020

Gulf Business

Thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency were stolen on Wednesday when several high-profile verified twitter accounts, including Bill Gates and Apple, were hacked by unknown cybercriminals.

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Verified Twitter Accounts of Prominent Figures Hacked in a Major Bitcoin Scam

July 16, 2020

Network Middle East

"Rogue insider or duped employee aside the illegitimate use of administration tools by legitimate users is challenging to detect, which is why privileged access remains a critical attack vector in so many breaches," says Battista Cagnoni, senior advisor of advisory services at Vectra.

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Twitter hack: Cybersecurity Experts Share Top Insights and Advice

July 16, 2020

Tahawul Tech

Cybersecurity experts weigh in as twitter accounts of top U.S. personalities were compromised on Wednesday.

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Apple, Gates, Biden, Musk and Other High-Profile Twitter Accounts Hacked

July 16, 2020

Security Magazine

"This high-profile attack on one of the world’s largest social media platforms looks to have limited success in terms of financial gain, but for obvious reasons, has significant impact in terms of visibility and the potential to damage to brand reputation," says Battista Cagnoni, senior consultant of advisory services at Vectra.

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Vectra Expands Global Footprint Through Enriched Channel Partner

July 15, 2020

Intelligent Tech Channels

Intelligent Tech Channels covers Vectra's accelerated channel partner program and highlights how this program meets the new market demand.

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Vectra Expands Global Footprint Through Enriched Channel Partner

July 15, 2020

TECHx

Vectra's global channel partner program breaks ground and is designed to strengthen partner relationships and global support.

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Vendor Collaboration in Cyber Security Industry Essential During Covid-19

July 14, 2020

Information Age

Our Matt Walmsley talks about how essential vendor collaboration in the cybersecurity industry is during Covid-19 times.

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Network Threat Detection and Response Specialist Vectra Seeks Partners

July 14, 2020

ITEuropa

Vectra expands into the commercial market with new accelerated channel partner program.

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U.S. Top in Significant Cyberattacks on CSIS List

July 14, 2020

SC Magazine

New data shows the U.S. has been hit the hardest than any other country in the world with 156 "significant" cyberattacks since 2006.

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As Secret Service Launches Task Force, Coinbase Criticized for Licensing Blockchain Software

July 13, 2020

Silicon Angle

Tim Wade, technical director and chief technology officer at Vectra, notes on the convergence of the physical and digital world as the U.S. Secret Service announces new task force to protect against cyber crimes.

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Vectra AI Launches Expanded Global Channel Partner Program

July 13, 2020

ChannelVision Magazine

"The Vectra offering is flexible to address business models so they can apply multiple approaches to this single platform," says Jessica Couto, Vectra Vice President of North America Channels.

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Vectra Expands Global Footprint

July 10, 2020

Digitalisation World

“NDR is gaining unprecedented traction and we look forward to strengthening our partnerships with a scalable partner framework and training program,” says Hitesh Sheth, president and CEO at Vectra.

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Vectra revamps channel program around partner business models

July 9, 2020

ChannelBuzz.ca

Jessica Couto, VP of Channels, America at Vectra talks to ChannelBuzz.ca about the new Vectra global Partner Program and it's focus on helping partners succeed.

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Vectra AI Revamps Partner Program

July 9, 2020

Channelnomics

The Vectra Partner Program, announced Thursday, is designed to make it easier and more profitable for partners to sell Cognito, the company’s network threat detection and response (NDR) platform.

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Vectra AI Expands Global Channel Partner Program

July 9, 2020

VM Blog

"Vectra has always been a channel-focused company and we are thrilled to roll out new benefits that strengthen the way our partners conduct business," says Hitesh Sheth, president and CEO at Vectra.

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