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Media coverage published in 2020

Personal data of 10.6 million MGM resorts guests published on hacking forum

February 20, 2020

Security Magazine

"As organizations increasingly use the cloud to underpin digital transformation, it is critical that security operations teams have the ability to pervasively detect and respond to attacks and unauthorized access wherever they happen," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra.

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Celebrity A-Listers, millions of guests have data stolen in MGM resorts breach

February 20, 2020

Secure World

"As organizations increasingly use the cloud to underpin digital transformation, it is critical that security operations teams have the ability to pervasively detect and respond to attacks and unauthorized access wherever they happen," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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Millions of ‘MGM Resorts’ clients had their details published on the dark net

February 20, 2020

Tech Nadu

"Attackers don’t operate in silos of local mobile, network, data centers, or cloud – neither should our security capabilities,” says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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BlueKeep flaw plagues outdated connected medical devices

February 19, 2020

Threatpost

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, told Threatpost that part of the problem also stems from a lack of accountability on the manufacturer, as devices are often brought in by medical staff and no one bothers to inform IT or security.

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10 Hot cybersecurity companies to follow in March 2020

February 19, 2020

Cybercrime Magazine

Vectra recently expanded its leadership by appointing Willem Hendrickx as vice president of international sales. With over 25 years of experience, Hendrickx will surely help the company move into new markets, sparking growth and success.

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Greatest cybersecurity threats facing healthcare networks in 2020

February 19, 2020

Security Magazine

"Part of the problem is lack of accountability on the manufacturer. Often devices are brought in by medical staff and no one bothers to inform IT or security,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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What Equifax is still teaching us about security

February 18, 2020

DICE News

“Not only is it clear that nation states are perceived to be as active as cybercriminals, but the prior MO of fraud and stolen IDs itself has evolved to include destructive attacks like ransomware,” said Tim Wade, the technical director of the CTO Team at Vectra.

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Overcoming the complexities of healthcare security

February 18, 2020

Open Access Government

Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra, discusses how security teams within the healthcare industry lack visibility into and control over medical devices connected to the network.

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Vectra AI expands APAC leadership team with new security head

February 18, 2020

Security Brief

Cybersecurity firm Vectra AI has announced the expansion of its Asia Pacific leadership team with the appointment of Chris Fisher as head of security engineering.

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Vectra AI expands APAC leadership team with new security head

February 18, 2020

IT Brief

"Vectra AI has always been at the forefront of detection and response capabilities and I am thrilled to be joining the core team in APJ," says Chris Fisher, head of security engineering at Vectra.

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Vectra launches Account Lockdown

February 17, 2020

International Security Journal

“Effective enforcement has to begin with visibility. You can’t fight what you can’t see. The more clarity you have, the more definitive your outcomes will be,” said Vectra CEO, Hitesh Sheth.

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Vectra relieves the burden of alert fatigue by bringing together high fidelity signals and automated enforcement

February 14, 2020

Global Security Mag

Cyber risk continues to run rampant as security teams struggle with alert fatigue and degrading efficiency as they attempt to keep pace with high volume, indiscriminate signals that steal time and energy from threat mitigation.

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Vectra comments on FBI security alert to US private sector

February 13, 2020

Global Security Mag

"The FBI’s report that threat actors are using digital supply chain infections as a distribution means for Kwampirs opens the door for the possibility of widespread deployments," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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Six critical attack vectors to watch out for in your data center

February 13, 2020

Intelligent CISO

Data centers can be considered a silver-bullet to a successful hack if an attacker gets their hands on the data they contain. Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra, highlights the most critical attack vectors that sophisticated attackers tend to use against data centers.

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Real-time data and cybersecurity: Key to mitigating the risk

February 13, 2020

Information Age

Vectra provides such a solution for customers. Once Texas A&M University implemented it, the institution saved $7 million in one year, plus cut threat investigation times down to a few minutes.

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FBI: Kwampirs malware targeting supply chain software providers

February 12, 2020

Security Magazine

"The FBI’s report that threat actors are using digital supply chain infections as a distribution means for Kwampirs opens the door for the possibility of widespread deployments," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra.

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Vectra detects and blocks O365 attacks

February 12, 2020

Informatiquenews

Vectra launches Cognito Detect, a new solution to protect users and data in Office 365.

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U.S. indicts four Chinese military members over Equifax breach

February 11, 2020

SC Magazine

“The U.S. government is showing that despite the best efforts of the attackers, we are able to trace those attacks back to the source and provide specific attribution of the attack,” said Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Vectra empowers organizations to detect and stop Office 365 breaches

February 11, 2020

Global Security Mag

Cyber risk is becoming an escalating concern for organizations around the world, and Office 365 data breaches are at the forefront.

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New Windows 7 bug a real turnoff

February 11, 2020

E-Commerce Times

"I'm not finding this to be a threat, especially since there are workarounds. More so, servers are very rarely rebooted or shut down," said Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Kwampirs malware - FBI issues warning to US private sector

February 11, 2020

Information Security Buzz

"Remote Access Trojans (RATs) are an insidious set of attacker tools that invade our systems, data and privacy," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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Vectra launches Cognito Detect for Office 365

February 11, 2020

Global Security Mag

Cyber ​​risk is becoming a growing concern for organizations around the world, and in fact, data breaches in Office 365 are at the forefront.

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How are cyber attackers targeting healthcare sector?

February 10, 2020

Arab Health Magazine

"A set of medical records can provide a wealth of data for criminals to conduct fraud or launch more effective targeted attacks," says Matt Walmsley, Director of EMEA at Vectra.

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13 Tips to avoid Valentine's Day online romance scams

February 10, 2020

Tech Republic

"Holidays like Valentine's Day are a particular focal point for social engineering tricks as people tend to have elevated emotions," Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, said.

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Equifax breach: Four members of Chinese military charged with hacking

February 10, 2020

Threatpost

“The U.S. government is showing that despite the best efforts of the attackers, [they] are able to trace those attacks back to the source and provide specific attribution of the attack,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Chinese military hackers charged in Equifax breach

February 10, 2020

Security Magazine

"When an attack is happening, it doesn’t matter who is attacking or why. It only matters that you are aware of the attack and how you will respond to stop the damage," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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What are deepfakes and why should we be concerned?

February 9, 2020

The National

“All cyber criminals need is a voice clip of someone and a few images to create a profile and put their fingers in the puppet, so to speak,” said Matt Walmsley, director of EMEA at Vectra.

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Company profile: Vectra

February 9, 2020

Network Middle East

Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), Vectra and its flagship Cognito threat detection and response platform enables organizations to automatically detect and respond quickly to hidden cyber attacks in the cloud, data center and enterprise environments.

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Interview: Chris Morales, Vectra AI

February 7, 2020

Security Guy TV

Vectra's head of security analytics, Chris Morales, speaks with Security Guy TV for an RSA 2020 pre-show interview.

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Ransomware attack hinders Toll Group operations

February 5, 2020

Threatpost

“What scares me is that the sheer volume of ransomware attacks is starting to make people numb to their existence,”  Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Bouygues Construction paralysed by a major cyberattack - Experts insight

February 3, 2020

Information Security Buzz

"We’ve recently seen multiple Maze ransomware attacks and data leaks, particularly in the US which prompted the FBI to put out warnings late last year," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra.

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Vectra AI expands leadership team with appointment of Willem Hendrickx as Vice President of International Sales

January 31, 2020

Vigilance

“As the attacker surface and threat landscape continues to expand, enterprises are faced with a daily battle between team resources and staying one step ahead of its adversaries,” said Willem Hendrickx, VP International Sales at Vectra.

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Bouygues Construction servers immobilized since yesterday due to ransomware

January 31, 2020

Undernews

Gregory Cardiet, EMEA Pre-sales Director at Vectra, specialist in detection and response to cyber threats, commented on this attack which still immobilizes Bouygues Construction's servers today.

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Vectra AI expands leadership team with appointment of Willem Hendrickx as Vice President of International Sales

January 30, 2020

Global Security Mag

Vectra AI, the leader in network threat detection and response (NDR), today announced the appointment of seasoned sales executive Willem Hendrickx as Vice President of International Sales to its leadership team.

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Data Protection Day: Top tips and advice from security experts

January 28, 2020

Tahawul Tech

"Put people first and create and maintain a security-aware culture. Your employees are on the frontline of the guardianship of your data," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director, Vectra.

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UK Government proposes IoT security measures

January 28, 2020

Bank Info Security

Chris Morales, the head of security analytics at security firm Vectra, notes that the recommendations released in the U.K. Monday address some IoT security issues that have been in the news.

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UK Government proposes IoT security measures

January 28, 2020

Bank Info Security UK

"We cannot put the onus of security on the consumer," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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UK Government proposes IoT security measures

January 28, 2020

Bank Info Security Europe

“The manufacturer needs to be accountable at some level, else the market becomes flooded with cheap devices with complete disregard to consumer security and privacy,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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UK Government proposes IoT security measures

January 28, 2020

Gov Info Security

Chris Morales, the head of security analytics at security firm Vectra, notes that the recommendations released in the U.K. Monday address some IoT security issues that have been in the news.

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UK Government proposes IoT security measures

January 28, 2020

Data Breach Today UK

With the number of installed internet of things devices expected to surpass 75 billion by 2025, the U.K. government is taking the first steps toward creating new security requirements for manufacturers to strengthen password protections and improve how vulnerabilities are reported.

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UK Government proposes IoT security measures

January 28, 2020

Data Breach Today Europe

The U.K. Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on Monday released a set of draft proposals for new IoT security regulations following a seventh-month study.

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UK Government proposes IoT security measures

January 28, 2020

Info Risk Today UK

“The manufacturer needs to be accountable at some level, else the market becomes flooded with cheap devices with complete disregard to consumer security and privacy,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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UK Government proposes IoT security measures

January 28, 2020

Info Risk Today Europe

With the number of installed internet of things devices expected to surpass 75 billion by 2025, the U.K. government is taking the first steps toward creating new security requirements for manufacturers to strengthen password protections and improve how vulnerabilities are reported.

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7 Steps to IoT security in 2020

January 24, 2020

Dark Reading

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, explains, "IoT devices are designed to share information with each other and to remote storage locations for analytics and for providing the business remote access to their data."

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The data scientist, a key player in cybersecurity

January 22, 2020

Les Echos Executive

"Only machine learning can extract what is relevant from traffic, thus allowing the company to be in a logic of anticipation rather than repair”, notes Sohrob Kazerounian, head of AI research at Vectra.

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C-suite career advice: Oliver Tavakoli, Vectra

January 21, 2020

IDG Connect

"If someone explains something to you and you still don't understand it, ask for another explanation," says Oliver Tavakoli, chief technology officer at Vectra.

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What to expect from cybersecurity in 2020

January 20, 2020

CXO Insight Middle East

“Security vulnerabilities plague cloud architectures and The SANS Institute says that one out of five businesses were hit by unauthorized access to their cloud environments in the past year,” says Ammar Enaya, Vectra’s regional director in the Middle East.

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AI In cybersecurity

January 20, 2020

CXO Insight Middle East

“AI in cybersecurity not only expands the scope of what a single security expert is able to monitor, but importantly, it also enables the discovery of attacks that would have otherwise been undetectable by a human,” says Dr. Sohrob Kazerounian, AI research lead at Vectra.

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Windows 7 end of life – What happens next?

January 20, 2020

Arabian Reseller

"It is true that Windows 7 will be more vulnerable to attack. That is the expectation. But I don’t think the actual impact will be catastrophic," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Windows 7 end of life – What happens next?

January 20, 2020

Future Tech

"For home users that want to cling on for whatever reasons, many of the potential problems could be mitigated using other tools and methods, like VPN, encryption, security software, and a good secure home router," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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