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Darkhotel exploits zero-day in VPN to attack China assets

April 7, 2020

SC Media UK

Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra, told SC Media UK that British firms might expect less of an impact from this particular campaign, but that lessons could still be learned.

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A Brisk Private Trade in Zero-Days Widens Their Use

April 6, 2020

Threatpost

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, said that the advancement of development tools could also be fueling the phenomenon.

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Nearly 10 million people filed for unemployment in the US: What does It mean for the cybersecurity and IT workforce?

April 3, 2020

Security Magazine

“The volume of jobs in cybersecurity and IT far exceeds the available people to do those jobs. The only employees I could imagine are losing their jobs are from companies that are in a very bad position right now and are laying off a large mass of personnel," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Free security resources and services for COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Security Magazine

Vectra is now offering their services for free through May 31, 2020, to detect account takeovers (ATOs) for Office 365 accounts.

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Free Software and Services for Channel Pros and End Users Impacted by COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Channel Pro Magazine

Vectra is providing free Office 365 account takeover detection services through May 31st.

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Free cybersecurity tools to support work from home with COVID-19

April 2, 2020

VM Blog

In response to COVID-19, and the influx of remote workers using Microsoft 365, Vectra is now offering their services for free through May 31, 2020, to detect account takeovers (ATOs) for Microsoft 365 accounts.

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COVID-19 roundup: Channel securing remote workers

April 2, 2020

Channel Futures

Vectra is offering its services for free through May 31 to detect Office 365 account takeover.

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Work from home: Free cybersecurity software, extended trials

April 2, 2020

MSSP Alert

Vectra is offering their services for free through May 31, 2020, to detect account takeovers (ATOs) for Office 365 accounts.

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As unemployment claims soar, cyber workforce remains strong

April 2, 2020

SC Magazine

“Cybersecurity and IT are seeing an upward trend and these staffers are a priority for organizations of all sizes in today’s remote work environment," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Free security resources for work-from-home employees during the COVID-19 crisis

April 1, 2020

CSO Magazine

Vectra is making its Cognito Detect for Microsoft 365 technology to detect Microsoft 365 account takeovers free through May 31, 2020.

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Three attempts to make a Netflix party work

April 1, 2020

E&T Magazine

Matt Walmsley from Vectra, says he checked out Netflix Party after his 14-year-old daughter tried hosting one with a friend. Despite the teenager’s appalling experience, Matt points out Netflix Party’s Chrome plug-in used to be open source until it was maintained privately.

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Marriott suffers new data breach

April 1, 2020

Security Magazine

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, says that, "Recent Vectra research shows that privileged access from unknown hosts occurs inside every industry, leading to unintended exposure of critical systems."

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5.2M Guests affected by new Marriott data breach

March 31, 2020

Hospitality Technology Magazine

"Recent Vectra research shows that privileged access from unknown hosts occurs inside every industry, leading to unintended exposure of critical systems," said Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Cybersecurity training: 4 ways technologists can move ahead

March 30, 2020

DICE News

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra says, "I think learning as you go, and then taking classes to fill in certain gaps, or to learn new techniques, is the right combination.”

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Office 365 security: Kaspersky, Long View MSP unveil new services

March 27, 2020

MSSP Alert

Vectra: Released Cognito Detect for Office 365, which allows organizations to use AI to monitor cyber threats in real-time and provides automated processes and security event consolidation, behavioral context into cyberattacks and visibility into cybercriminal behaviors.

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10 identity management metrics that matter

March 27, 2020

CSO Magazine

Tim Wade, the technical director of CTO team at Vectra says, "organizations investing in IAM must be prepared to iteratively review the effectiveness of the initiative and adapt to emerging requirements by creating, modifying and retiring prior processes."

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Cybersecurity experts come together to fight coronavirus-related cyberattacks

March 26, 2020

Security Magazine

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra says, "I like the idea of the community coming together for altruistic reasons."

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NIST updates flagship SP 800-53 security and privacy controls

March 19, 2020

Security Week

"Basically, security would have the company interest in mind, but not the individual/consumer," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Analyzing Cyberspace Solarium Commission's blueprint for a cybersecure nation

March 18, 2020

Security Week

"It describes a worst-case scenario, which to me does fall into fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD)," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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COVID-19 decoy doc, Cloudflare service used to spread ‘BlackWater’ malware

March 17, 2020

SC Magazine

“This is a good example of the power of using Platform-as-a-Service to build code. Unfortunately, it is a malicious example,” said Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, to SC Media.

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IMDA publishes IoT cyber security guide

March 16, 2020

Enterprise Times

Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra, commented: “The intention to educate and enable consumers around better security practices for their IoT devices is clearly positive and fills an unmet need."

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Security expert on IMDA plans to introduce rules for safer experience of IoT devices

March 16, 2020

Information Security Buzz

"I think Singapore’s CLS announcement is more of a positive statement of intent that needs more development in order to be robust and pervasively used," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra.

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The determination of hackers and the efficiency of cryptolockers are still very alarming

March 16, 2020

Informatique news

Each week, InformatiqueNews receives an exceptional guest from IT. This week, it's Christophe Jolly, Director of Southern Europe at Vectra, who answers Guy Hervier's questions.

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Free VPN users at risk of blackmail, cyber experts warn

March 14, 2020

The National

“The doomsday scenario is they [hackers] will be using your data to find out what you have been doing and use it as leverage for blackmail,” said Matt Walmsley, director for Europe and the MENA region at Vectra.

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Microsoft: New wormable, unpatched bug in SMB file-sharing system

March 12, 2020

Security Magazine

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, says that, “Based on previous attacks like WannaCry that leveraged SMB for propagation, there is a very real risk of this latest SMB flaw to be exploited in a similar manner."

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Device defense

March 10, 2020

USA Today

“The easiest thing to do is create a separate network for IoT devices,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Keys to hiring cybersecurity pros when certification can't help

March 10, 2020

Dark Reading

"Because security is a lifestyle career -- not something you punch into from nine to five -- the largest indicator for me is how a candidate spends their discretionary time," says Tim Wade, technical director for the CTO team at Vectra.

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Privilege security gap

March 9, 2020

Digitalisation World

Vectra AI says that there is a major security gap that is obvious, important and urgent: the ability to know if privileged accounts and services are compromised.

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Security researcher publishes details about zero-day vulnerability in Zoho enterprise product

March 6, 2020

Security Magazine

“Allegedly, Zoho’s reputation for ignoring security researchers who’ve found exploitable bugs in their products factored into the decision for a direct release," says Tim Wade, Technical Director, CTO Team at Vectra.

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T-Mobile's data breach exposes customer's data and financial information

March 6, 2020

Security Magazine

Tim Wade, Technical Director, CTO Team at Vectra, that “While the full details of this attack haven’t yet come to light, the fact that employee email accounts were maliciously accessed is a good reminder that the unauthorized use of valid credentials is among the most popular tools in an adversary’s arsenal.

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Critical Zoho zero-day flaw disclosed

March 6, 2020

Threatpost

Tim Wade, technical director of the CTO Team at Vectra, told Threatpost that the incident highlights the need for better relationships between security researchers and organizations.

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One billion Android phones at hack risk – Which?

March 6, 2020

Silicon UK

“Android device manufacturers, in particular Samsung who is the largest seller, load their devices with tons of features and custom software on top of the default Android,” noted Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Experts on research: Privileged access incursions

March 5, 2020

Information Security Buzz

A report from Vectra reveals that 74 percent of all privileged access anomalous behavior detections came from an unknown host.

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This is why it is important for businesses to have continuous visibility on privileged accounts

March 4, 2020

ITRNews

The new Vectra Spotlight Report indicates that 74% of the abnormal behavior detections related to privileged accesses are accesses from unknown hosts, potentially malicious.

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This is why it is important for businesses to have continuous visibility on privileged accounts

March 4, 2020

Animasoft

"This is proof that traditional access-based approaches, which rely on ad hoc security decisions or predefined lists of privileged identities, continue to fail," said Chris Morales, Security Analysis Manager at Vectra.

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This is why it is important for businesses to have continuous visibility on privileged accounts

March 4, 2020

LaVieNumerique

The new Vectra Spotlight Report indicates that 74% of the abnormal behavior detections related to privileged accesses are accesses from unknown hosts, potentially malicious.

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This is why it is important for businesses to have continuous visibility on privileged accounts

March 4, 2020

ITChannel

"Small businesses (0 to 5,000 employees) are more exposed to lateral movement attacks," says Chris Morales, Security Analysis Manager at Vectra.

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This is why it is important for businesses to have continuous visibility on privileged accounts

March 4, 2020

InfoDSI

In its new report on the behavior of cyber attackers, Vectra AI, reveals that one of the main security gaps observed in a large number of companies comes from privileged accounts (and services) compromised.

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This is why it is important for businesses to have continuous visibility on privileged accounts

March 4, 2020

Tendances IT

In its new report on the behavior of cyber attackers, Vectra AI, reveals that one of the main security gaps observed in a large number of companies comes from privileged accounts (and services) compromised.

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Vectra report on the behavior of cyber attackers

March 4, 2020

Global Security Mag

Chris Morales concludes, “the observations in this report reinforce the importance of visibility on access to privileges and other behaviors of attackers."

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Vectra report on behavior of cyberattackers: Access to more and more privileged accounts put business at risk

March 4, 2020

Decideo

Through this report, Vectra highlights the need for companies to set up continuous monitoring of account behavior once access to a network has been granted.

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#Privacy: Companies at risk from surge in attacker access to privileged accounts

March 4, 2020

PrivSec Report

Vectra AI, a leader in network threat detection and response (NDR) has announced that there is a major security gap that is obvious, important and urgent: the ability to know if privileged accounts and services are compromised.

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Six critical attack vectors to watch out for

March 3, 2020

Network Middle East

Matt Walmsley, EMEA director, Vectra highlights the techniques that sophisticated cyberattackers use against data centers.

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Surge in attacker access to privileged accounts and services puts businesses at risk

March 3, 2020

Security Magazine

The Vectra 2020 RSA Conference Edition of the Attacker Behavior Industry Report and Spotlight Report on Privilege Access Analytics Report provides an analysis of active and persistent attacker behaviors from more than five million workloads and devices from customer cloud, data center and enterprise environments.

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How the cloud has opened new doors for hackers

March 2, 2020

Washington Post

“People don’t know how to configure these databases in the cloud,” said Chris Morales, the head of security analytics at Vectra.

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6 Truths about disinformation campaigns

February 28, 2020

Dark Reading

"Fighting disinformation is hard and comes down to what people will and will not believe," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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The top AI cybersecurity companies

February 27, 2020

Information Age

Vectra‘s cloud-native Cognito platform automates security operations that are usually carried out by in-house security staff.

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What happens to our data after it gets stolen?

February 26, 2020

AMEinfo

Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra, speak with AMEinfo.

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The changing face of compromise

February 25, 2020

BrightTalk

Adversaries are growing in numbers and sophistication regularly employing automation, AI and machine learning and continue to be successful in various different attacks.

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DISA breach likely exposed personal data on at least 200K

February 24, 2020

SC Magazine

Since DISA hasn’t provided many details on the breach, “we don’t know if the Department of Defense (DoD) knew about the breach and didn’t share details, or if they only just discovered the breach,” said Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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