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Media coverage published in 2019

'Sea Turtle' DNS Hijackers Expand Reach

July 15, 2019

Bank Info Security

Organizations need to be vigilant to protect themselves against DNS-focused campaigns such as those waged by Sea Turtle, says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at security firm Vectra.

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'Sea turtle' DNS hijackers expand reach

July 15, 2019

CU Info Security

"Data collection and phishing campaigns are much easier when you redirect that user to malicious site and the user doesn't notice," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at security firm Vectra.

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'Sea turtle' DNS hijackers expand reach

July 15, 2019

Gov Info Security

Organizations need to be vigilant to protect themselves against DNS-focused campaigns such as those waged by Sea Turtle, says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at security firm Vectra.

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'Sea turtle' DNS hijackers expand reach

July 15, 2019

Healthcare Info Today

Organizations need to be vigilant to protect themselves against DNS-focused campaigns such as those waged by Sea Turtle, says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at security firm Vectra.

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'Sea turtle' DNS hijackers expand reach

July 15, 2019

Info Risk Today

"Data collection and phishing campaigns are much easier when you redirect that user to malicious site and the user doesn't notice," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at security firm Vectra.

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'Sea turtle' DNS hijackers expand reach

July 15, 2019

Careers Info Security

Organizations need to be vigilant to protect themselves against DNS-focused campaigns such as those waged by Sea Turtle, says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at security firm Vectra.

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'Sea turtle' DNS hijackers expand reach

July 15, 2019

Data Breach Security

"Data collection and phishing campaigns are much easier when you redirect that user to malicious site and the user doesn't notice," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at security firm Vectra.

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Unusual Linux Ransomware Targets NAS Servers

July 12, 2019

Threatpost

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, told Threatpost that it isn’t as common to deploy endpoint monitoring to a Linux dedicated network file server — thus, the QNAPCrypt malware represents the evolution and adaptation of an attack to bypass security controls.

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Artificial Intelligence must improve work, not be competitive”, Christophe Jolly, Vectra

July 12, 2019

Informatiquenews.fr

The chief economist of the Bank of England recently stated that artificial intelligence would soon make many trades obsolete.

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Amazon Alexa offers UK users health advice in NHS partnership

July 11, 2019

Verdict Medical Devices

Vectra EMEA director Matt Walmsley said: “Users need to be informed and comfortable with how Amazon and NHS Choices are processing and using their data.”

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Healthtech industry reacts to Amazon Alexa NHS partnership

July 10, 2019

Digital Health Age

“This a new way to access existing information from NHS Choices, and the type of inquiry data is unlikely to be any more sensitive than that used in utilizing their website to access the same clinical information and advice," Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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Kaspersky on the news that Amazon Alexa will be used by the NHS to provide health advice

July 10, 2019

Information Security Buzz

"Users need to be informed and comfortable with how Amazon and NHS Choices are processing and using their data," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra.

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Android app publishers won't take 'no' for an answer on personal data

July 8, 2019

Dark Reading

"Apps capturing and using data in unintended ways is not new and has been a problem since the first smartphone app was introduced," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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San Jose funding news: Artificial intelligence tops recent local investments

July 5, 2019

Hoodline

San Jose-based network security company Vectra AI has secured $100 million in Series E funding, according to company database Crunchbase, topping the city’s recent funding headlines. The cash infusion was announced on June 10 and led by TCV.

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Designing a user interface? Seven elements to remember

July 1, 2019

Forbes

Once you understand the story and the purpose of this chapter in it, you can focus the design in on the goals the user will want to accomplish at this point. Good designers will tell you the story before they show you the design. - Oliver Tavakoli, Vectra AI

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More women in the pipeline

July 1, 2019

SC Magazine

Together our individual actions can make a real impact. Women have made strides in cybersecurity, technology and other male-dominated fields, but there’s plenty more progress to be made. After more than 20 years in cybersecurity and tech, I’ve come to realize that bringing—and retaining—women into the field is everyone’s responsibility.

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Industry reactions to nation-state hacking of global telcos

June 28, 2019

Security Week

“The point being these attacks involved the use of already known tools common to anyone on the internet, yet the attacks still work,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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What is a botnet? When armies of infected IoT devices attack

June 27, 2019

CSO Magazine

Often, the owners of the devices never find out that they've been infected and are part of a botnet. "Consumers have no security controls to monitor botnet activity on their personal networks," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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What is a botnet? When armies of infected IoT devices attack

June 27, 2019

IT World

Often, the owners of the devices never find out that they've been infected and are part of a botnet. "Consumers have no security controls to monitor botnet activity on their personal networks," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Vectra integriert Lösung für Bedrohungserkennung in Amazon Web Services

June 26, 2019

Infopoint Security

Vectra gibt bekannt, dass seine Cognito Plattform nun Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Traffic Mirroring nutzt sowie mit dem Amazon Web Services Security Hub integriert wird. Dies ermöglicht es Unternehmen, die Cognito Plattform nun nativ in AWS-Umgebungen zu betreiben, um Cyberbedrohungen in der Cloud schnell zu erkennen und darauf zu reagieren.

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Humans are 'better than AI' at discovering vulnerabilities, say humans

June 25, 2019

SC Magazine

Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra said: "Human creativity, intuition and contextual understanding remains at the very heart of good cyber-security practice and staying current with your patching is a key task to reducing your attack surface."

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NASA hack blamed on unauthorised Raspberry Pi

June 20, 2019

IT Pro

"There's been a failing of appropriate policy definition and demonstrable compliance issues," said   Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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Vectra raises $100 million for AI cloud cybersecurity

June 19, 2019

TMCNet.com

Network threat detection company Vectra, recently closed a $100 million round of funding led by TCV, one of the largest growth equity firms backing private and public technology companies.

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Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra has 'fundamentally bad design', claims top bitcoin developer

June 19, 2019

The Telegraph

Matt Walmsley, director at artificial intelligence security firm Vectra, said regulators would still want to have oversight of the proposed new currency. “There are scant details of the proposed Libra block chain architecture. The UK’s Financial Services Authority would undoubtedly want to exert some kind of regulatory oversight.”

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Cyber security challenges in healthcare IoT devices

June 19, 2019

Tripwire

“In a hospital, the moving of patient data is quite normal,” explains Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP protects client confidentiality

June 18, 2019

Digitalisation World

Vectra says that Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP has selected the Cognito AI-driven network detection and response platform from Vectra to gain 360-degree visibility into unknown and hidden threats that could otherwise compromise client confidentiality.

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Vectra raises $100 million more for cybersecurity AI

June 13, 2019

Security Boulevard

Vectra has garnered another $100 million in funding to accelerate development of a threat detection and response system running in the cloud that makes extensive use of artificial intelligence (AI). This latest round of funding brings the total investment in Vectra to $200 million.

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The active cyber defense bill is back on the table

June 13, 2019

Security Week

"Notice that after any major cyber-attack, it usually takes weeks to determine who's responsible for it, and even those determinations are hedged with uncertainty," warns Hitesh Sheth, CEO of threat detection firm Vectra.

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Cash injection for Vectra

June 13, 2019

CRN

Security start-up Vectra received $ 100 million in another round of financing, nearly doubling its previously raised capital. The round of financing was led by TCV, which already owns tech companies like Datto and Splunk, and is one of the early investors in Facebook, Netflix and Spotify.

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Vectra threat detection and response: New funding for channel partner expansion?

June 13, 2019

MSSP Alert

Vectra, a company that provides an artificial intelligence-based threat detection and response platform, has raised $100 million in a Series E funding round led by growth equity firm TCV. The funding brings Vectra’s total financing to date to more than $200 million.

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Cybersecurity startup Vectra raises $100 million

June 12, 2019

Presse-Citron

The US startup Vectra has announced that it has raised not less than $ 100 million in its last round, an amount it will invest to accelerate its expansion into global markets.

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Cybersecurity: Vectra raises $100 million

June 12, 2019

Informatiquenews.fr

Vectra Networks has completed a $ 100 million TCV-led fundraising drive to stimulate global market expansion and research and development efforts.

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Travelers’ photos stolen after CBP subcontractor breached

June 11, 2019

SC Magazine

Since a subcontractor’s network was compromised, “this is more akin to an internal misuse,” said Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. “The trusted insider is the hardest thing to protect for and even harder to monitor.”

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Comparing Vectra and Verizon Threat Research: internal errors in healthcare is very real

June 11, 2019

Healthcare Business Today

Echoing what Vectra observed from its own healthcare customers, the Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report indicated that a key security risk for the healthcare industry is its susceptibility to internal errors and misuse.

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Artificial intelligence threat detection firm Vectra raises $100 million

June 11, 2019

Security Week

Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth told SecurityWeek that the new funds will primarily be used for global market expansion.

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Vectra raises $100 million

June 11, 2019

Digitalisation World

Vectra has closed a $100 million round of funding led by TCV, one of the largest growth equity firms backing private and public technology companies. Existing investors also participated in the funding round, bringing the company’s total funding to date to more than $200 million.

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Ireland Strategic Investment Fund invests $5 million in cybersecurity company

June 11, 2019

Irish Times

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) has taken part in a $100 million (€88.4 million) funding round in Vectra, an artificial intelligence cybersecurity company which has a presence in Dublin.

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Ireland's strategic fund increases its investment in California cybersecurity specialist Vectra

June 11, 2019

The Irish Independent

THE State-owned Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (Isif) is understood to have invested around $5m as part of a $100m (€88.4m) funding round by California artificial intelligence cybersecurity firm Vectra.

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Vectra plans to ramp up operations with $100 million investment

June 11, 2019

CRN

Security vendor Vectra has closed a successful Series E investment round with $100m (£78.6m) in funding. The round was led by private equity house TCV, which also counts the likes of Webroot, Splunk and Datto among its investment companies.

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AI for cloud security attracts venture funding

June 11, 2019

Enterprise AI

Vectra, the cloud security platform vendor, has raised an additional $100 million in its latest funding round led by TCV, an early investor in technology companies ranging Facebook to Splunk.

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Vectra scores $100 million in funding to expand threat detection and response fare

June 11, 2019

Channelnomics

Network security vendor Vectra on Monday closed a $100M round of Series E funding led by growth equity firm TCV along with the company’s previous backers, Khosla Ventures and Accel.

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Vectra raises $100 million to protect cloud environments with AI

June 11, 2019

The Entrepreneur Fund

This latest round brings Vectra’s total raised to over $200 million, which president and CEO Hitesh Sheth said will fuel the company’s global market expansion, research and development efforts, and the growth of its workforce of over 100 people.

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Vectra raises $100 million led by TCV to secure the cloud using network threat detection and response

June 11, 2019

AIThority.com

Vectra, the leader in network threat detection and response (NDR), closed a $100 million round of funding led by TCV, one of the largest growth equity firms backing private and public technology companies.

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Vectra raises $100 million led by TCV to secure the vloud using network threat detection and response

June 11, 2019

IT Security Guru

“TCV has an extensive track record of partnering with enterprise security companies, including Rapid7 and Splunk, from growth stage to public,” said Tim McAdam, general partner at TCV and a member of the Vectra board of directors.

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TCV leads $100 million in Vectra

June 11, 2019

Silicon Valley Daily

“The cloud has inherent security blind spots, making it imperative to eliminate cyber-risks as enterprises move their business to the cloud,” said Hitesh Sheth, president and chief executive officer at Vectra.

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TCV backs Vectra in $100 million fundraising round

June 11, 2019

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Technology-focused growth equity investor TCV led a $100 million fundraising round for Vectra, which offers network detection and response solutions.

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TCV leads $100 million round for cloud cybersecurity specialist Vectra

June 11, 2019

Alt Assets

The latest round brings Vectra’s total funding to $200m, with the company saying it would use the new capital to accelerate global market expansion and R&D innovation.

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Vectra raises $100 million to optimize AI-driven cloud and network security

June 11, 2019

Toolbox Tech

Vectra recently announced that it had closed a $100 million round of funding driven by TCV, an equity firms backing private and public technology organizations.

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Vectra brings in $100 million

June 11, 2019

Pitchbook

Vectra, a developer of AI tech used to detect cyberattacks, has raised a $100 million round led by TCV.

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Vectra closes $100 million funding round

June 11, 2019

VC News Daily

"TCV has an extensive track record of partnering with enterprise security companies, including Rapid7 and Splunk, from growth stage to public," said Tim McAdam, general partner at TCV and member of the Vectra board of directors.

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