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Which bad security habits should you be giving up for Lent?

March 21, 2019

ItProPortal

“Come on folks we all know it’s not good practice but most of us have reused a common password at one time or another, and many of us do it habitually. Pick something that’s not obvious, has numbers and special characters, and if you’re really going for it, isn’t a meaningful word or phrase,” says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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Vectra AI adopted by Ardagh Group

March 21, 2019

Channel EYE

David Whelan, group IT director at Ardagh Group said: “Trade secrets, intellectual property, human resources and financial payment data make manufacturers like Ardagh Group a lucrative target for cybercriminals.”

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North Carolina County Suffers Repeat Ransomware Infections

March 21, 2019

Gov Info Security

"I was able to easily go to the Orange County website and gain information on lots of interesting details, which is exactly what an attacker would do when scoping a target. Per the 2010 census, the population of Orange County, North Carolina, is 133,801 with a median income of $42,372,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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North Carolina County Suffers Repeat Ransomware Infections

March 21, 2019

Bank Info Security

"A small county would have limited funds left for cybersecurity, and attackers understand and know this type of information," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. "This is why local governments and small businesses have always made for easy targets."

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North Carolina County Suffers Repeat Ransomware Infections

March 21, 2019

Data Breach Today

“The county budget is driven by property tax, which for 2018 was $139.6 million. These funds are used for public services, schools, and other county needs," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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North Carolina County Suffers Repeat Ransomware Infections

March 21, 2019

Info Risk Today

"A small county would have limited funds left for cybersecurity, and attackers understand and know this type of information," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. "This is why local governments and small businesses have always made for easy targets."

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North Carolina County Suffers Repeat Ransomware Infections

March 21, 2019

Healthcare Info Security

"I was able to easily go to the Orange County website and gain information on lots of interesting details, which is exactly what an attacker would do when scoping a target. Per the 2010 census, the population of Orange County, North Carolina, is 133,801 with a median income of $42,372,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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North Carolina County Suffers Repeat Ransomware Infections

March 21, 2019

Credit Union Info Security

One of the reasons why more local governments are being targeted by ransomware is because they may lack the resources required to maintain robust cybersecurity policies, practices or procedures, says Chris Morales, the head of security analytics at Vectra.

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UK Police Federation Hit by Ransomware

March 21, 2019

Infosecurity Magazine

The initial announcement suggests that the attack was not targeted, though ransomware generally is not a targeted campaign, according to Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra. Walmsley added that ransomware is more opportunistic in nature, and its actions create a lot of noise, making it comparatively easier to spot than more stealthy targeted or advance attacks.

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March Madness Signals Opening of Phishing Season

March 20, 2019

Security Info Watch

“Typically, an organizer will send out links from a sports-centric website to the interested participants to allow them to join a group. This creates a situation where the participant may be unaware of the authenticity or safety of the website for the link sent by the organizer, making their personal data vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks, hidden redirects and website forgery,” says Mike Banic, VP of marketing at Vectra.

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Beware March Madness Phishing Scams And Cyber Attacks

March 20, 2019

Forbes

“Participants should be cautious of shortened URLs which can redirect them to a malicious website that may look to steal their personal information,” says Mike Banic, VP of marketing at Vectra.

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Ardagh Group selects Vectra AI to accelerate threat detection and investigation

March 20, 2019

Digitalisation World

Ardagh Group has selected the Cognito network detection and response platform from Vectra to expose attackers hidden inside its network and perform conclusive incident investigations. Ardagh Group makes metal and glass packaging for the world’s biggest brands, producing 35 billion containers a year for food, beverages, spirits and pharmaceuticals.

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Industry experts comment on Norsk Hydro cyberattack

March 20, 2019

Intelligent CIO

“While the situation for Norsk Hydro is severe as the entire worldwide network is down, which means the attack was able to propagate internally very quickly, I do at least commend Norsk Hydro’s incident response process,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Industry experts comment on Norsk Hydro cyberattack

March 20, 2019

Intelligent CISO

“The important thing here is that breaches happen and for manufacturing and energy who are large adopters of industrial Internet of Things, ransomware has become an unfortunate problem that can easily knock a manufacturing or energy plant offline,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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LockerGoga ransomware blamed for Norsk Hydro attack - impacts aluminium prices

March 20, 2019

SC Magazine UK

Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro has confirmed it was hit by the LockerGoga ransomware variant on Monday evening and had to shut down some of its plants as a result.

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VORTEILE DURCH “INTERNET OF THINGS CYBERSECURITY IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2019”?

March 18, 2019

IT-Daily

"Das Gesetz, das sich mit den Sicherheitsrisiken befasst, die mit IoT-Risiken verbunden sind, ist ein positiver Schritt der US-Regierung", sagt Gérard Bauer, VP EMEA von Vectra.

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Protecting Data Requires Knowledge, Understanding (Video)

March 15, 2019

SC Magazine

It’s all about data. Oliver Tavakoli, CTO at Vectra Networks, tells Executive Editor Teri Robinson that organizations need to let a set of questions guide their data security plans.

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Vectra Names Channel Chief

March 15, 2019

Channel Happy Hour

As IT organizations come to realize how much malware is circumventing those defenses they are focusing more of their efforts on hunting for dormant malware before it gets activated, says Didi Dayton.

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Bill Would Mandate 'Cybersecurity Experts' on Corporate Boards

March 15, 2019

Washington Examiner

At many companies, “board members have made cybersecurity a priority and the chief information security officer is frequently invited to present or submit content for the board members to review,” says Mike Banic, vice president of marketing at Vectra.

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VECTRA ERNENNT NEUEN VICE PRESIDENT OF WORLDWIDE CHANNELS AND ALLIANCES

March 14, 2019

IT-Daily

Vectra gab die Ernennung von Didi Dayton zum Vice President von Worldwide Channels und Alliances bekannt. In dieser Funktion wird Dayton für weltweite Channel-Programme verantwortlich sein.

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Vectra Hires Ex-Cylance Exec to Lead Global Channels, Alliances

March 13, 2019

Channel Futures

“The strategy instead is to build up the existing partnerships with enablement and demand generation, and create a service-rich offering in our channel programs to entice key partners that have competencies in incident response, professional services and red-teaming exercise,” says Didi Dayton.

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Vectra Snags Cylance's Didi Dayton To Grow Partner Services Business

March 12, 2019

CRN

Vectra has brought in former Cylance channel chief Didi Dayton to boost the services business and integration opportunities for the company's partner community.

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Vectra Names Dayton VP of Worldwide Channels and Alliances

March 12, 2019

Channel Vision Magazine

Moving forward, Dayton will lead growth in routes to market with managed detection and response providers who will use the Cognito platform to deliver real-time detection of hidden cyberattacks, AI-assisted threat hunting and incident investigations for their customers.

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Vectra Hires Cylance Veteran Didi Dayton for MDR Partner Push

March 12, 2019

MSSP Alert

Vectra’s Cognito platform is designed for managed detection and response (MDR) partners. The timing for Dayton’s arrival at the company appears ideal.

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Channel Veteran Dayton Jumps From Cylance to Vectra

March 12, 2019

Channelnomics

Dayton has a lengthy track record in the channel. Prior to her three-plus years at Cylance, she’s had mostly brief channel leadership and sales stops at Symantec, Tanium, FireEye, IronKey, Arrow Electronics, and Websense between 2007 and 2015.

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Second Cylance channel boss departs following acquisition

March 12, 2019

CRN UK

"Vectra has significant momentum, and I look forward to working alongside Kevin Moore (SVP of field operations) and the management team to accelerate channel and go-to-market strategy, as well as drive greater value for Vectra channel partners and their customers,” says Didi Dayton.

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ICO data: Only 1 in 4 breached businesses compliant with GDPR due to slow reporting

March 12, 2019

SC Magazine UK

Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra told SC Media UK: "Detection and response capabilities are a major security gap that’s important and urgent for many organisations to still address as the ability to know if one is compromised is fundamental to effective risk management. 

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Google Launches New Cloud Security Services

March 11, 2019

Security Week

“Any type of new services offered by the cloud vendors are useful, but there isn’t anything new being offered that was not already on offer by an existing vendor,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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New Google Cloud Security Services

March 11, 2019

Information Security Buzz

“I think the biggest problem facing the cloud is ensuring only the right people have access to data stored in cloud workloads,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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How We Can Get Beyond The Buzzwords To Understand What’s Real, And What Works In AI

March 11, 2019

Information Security Buzz

“So how can we get beyond the buzzwords to understand what’s real, and what works in AI? Here’s a few tips from Vectra who were founded in 2012 with a singular focus on using AI,” says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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Researcher Claims Iranian APT Behind 6TB Data Heist at Citrix

March 11, 2019

Threatpost

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, told Threatpost that the attack appears to follow the same sequence of events that occurs in almost every major breach including Marriott and Equifax: Command and control, reconnaissance, lateral movement and data exfiltration.

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Citrix Breach: What We Know So Far

March 11, 2019

Secure World

"While we often point to lack of maturity of security operations as to why a company would miss an attack, it is even more unfortunate when a security vendor is compromised who does have the skills and capabilities to defend against cyber attacks,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Iranian Hackers Believed Behind Big Data Breach at Citrix

March 10, 2019

Silicon Angle

“The FBI as a source of breach notification happens far too often and it is unfortunate because once the FBI is aware, it is usually too late as exfiltration of information has already occurred,” says Chris Morales.

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Gartner nennt Top 7 Trends für Security und Risk Management

March 10, 2019

Infopoint Security

"Erkennungs- und Reaktionsmöglichkeiten sind derzeit eine große Sicherheitslücke. Für Unternehmen ist es sehr wichtig, schnell zu wissen, dass sie angegriffen wurden", sagt Gérard Bauer, Vice President EMEA bei Vectra.

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The Ardagh Group uses Machine Learning solution for crucial visibility

March 8, 2019

Intelligent CISO

Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra, says: “We are trying to help our customers with the problem of time and people. It takes too long to find bad actors when they gain a foothold inside an organization – it can take many months before that surfaces.”

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The Ardagh Group uses Machine Learning solution for crucial visibility

March 8, 2019

Intelligent CIO

“We’ve built a piece of software which is fundamentally architected on Machine Learning technology which, in real time, will identify, score and surface indicators of compromise inside the organization and give context of evidence,” says Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra.

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Businesses Go Passwordless into Cloud Security

March 7, 2019

Infosecurity Magazine

“Detection and response capabilities are a major security gap that’s important and urgent for many organizations to still address as the ability to know if one is compromised is fundamental to effective risk management,” says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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9 firms to watch in AI cybersecurity

March 7, 2019

Comparitech

This is a threat detection system that deploys AI methodologies to establish a baseline of activity throughout an enterprise and identify anomalies.

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9 firms to watch in AI cybersecurity

March 7, 2019

Comparitech

In the vanguard of cybersecurity, there’s an elite group of innovative companies building AI into products in order to defeat attackers and win customers.

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Cyber Security Battles: How to Prepare and Win

March 6, 2019

BrightTALK

What is the future of cyber warfare and how does it impact enterprise security? While the world has yet to see a cyber battle between AI systems, experts predict this might be on the horizon in the next three to five years.

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Comment Vectra change le travail des analystes chez Saint Gobain

March 6, 2019

Le Mag IT

Paul Lemesle résume également la mise en œuvre: "c'est simple, c'est une sonde réseau à placer au bon endroit et à se connecter à Cognito", le "cerveau" de Vectra.

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ISACA State of Security Report: Gender Diversity Issues Troubling

March 5, 2019

TechBeacon

"Organizations from Texas A&M to Ottawa Hydro are using AI to perform the manual mundane work of alert triage, scoring and prioritization so security analysts can focus on incidents that represent the greatest risk to their organizations, says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Report: ‘Free’ Electricity for Students Makes College Campuses Major Crypto Miners

March 5, 2019

Yahoo! News

A similar tendency was observed in April of last year, when cyber attack monitoring firm Vectra discovered that both intentional cryptocurrency mining and cryptojacking was becoming more prevalent on college campuses than in any other industry.

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SOCs Are Shifting To Threat Detection And Proactive Response

March 5, 2019

Information Security Buzz

“Time is the most important factor in detecting breaches. To mitigate damage, attacks must be detected in real time before key assets are stolen or damaged,” says Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra.

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Top Security Priority: Network Detection and Response

March 5, 2019

Bank Info Security

The network is much more than just the sum of its endpoints, and the imperative to secure everything has led to network detection and response emerging as a top priority for many organizations, says Chris Morales of Vectra.

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Unterstützung bei der Jagd nach Eindringlingen

March 4, 2019

LanLine

Vectra liefert mit seinem neuen Cognito Stream-Angebot Netzwerk-Metadaten aus Unternehmensumgebungen im Zeek-Format. Diese sind laut Vectra mit Sicherheitsinformationen angereichert, um Sicherheitspersonal bei der Erkennung von Bedrohungen und der Analyse von Sicherheitsvorfällen zu unterstützen.

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Vectra startet Cognito Stream zur Unterstützung von Bedrohungsjägern

March 1, 2019

Infopoint Security

Vectra, der Marktführer bei der Erkennung und Reaktion von Cyberangriffen, kündigt die Verfügbarkeit von Cognito® Stream ™ an. Der neue Service stellt Netzwerk-Metadaten aus Zeek-Unternehmensumgebungen bereit, die mit Sicherheitsinformationen angereichert sind, um Fachleute bei der Untersuchung von Bedrohungen und der Analyse von Sicherheitsvorfällen zu unterstützen.

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Vectra joue l’ouverture en offrant des métadonnées d’activité réseau au format de Bro

March 1, 2019

Le Mag IT.fr

Sa plateforme d’analyse du trafic réseau Cognito va pouvoir remonter des métadonnées enrichies aux plateformes de chasse aux menaces déjà utilisées par les analystes et supportant Zeek.

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How to protect your data when booking a holiday online

March 1, 2019

The Independent

“Anything can be compromised with enough intent, will and desire. It’s a case of focus, time and effort,” according to Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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How to protect your data when booking a holiday online

March 1, 2019

Yahoo Finance UK

According to Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, there’s nothing in particular these companies are doing wrong – but once a hacker has decided to target a business, all they have to do is bide their time.

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