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Cybersecurity leader Vectra establishes operations in Asia-Pacific to address growing demand for network detection and response in the cloud

August 19, 2019

Markets Insider

Establishing regional headquarters in Sydney marks a major global expansion for Vectra, fueled by the recent closing of a USD$100 million Series E funding round and increasing demand for the company's industry-leading Cognito platform.

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Network is the biggest ally in ransomware attacks: research

August 19, 2019

Channel Middle East

The Vectra 2019 Spotlight Report on Ransomware by the network threat detection and response (NDR) software vendor sought to shed light on the dangers of ransomware.

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Vectra expands cybersecurity operations to APAC, opens regional headquarters in Sydney

August 19, 2019

Telecompaper

Network threat detection and response services provider Vectra has established business operations in the Asia-Pacific region. Vectra has set up its regional headquarters in Sydney.

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Vectra launches Asia Pacific operations with opening of Sydney office

August 19, 2019

Fintech global

Vectra, a network threat detection and response platform, has launched operations in the Asia Pacific region, months after Series E round close.

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Kaspersky: Ransomware modifications on the rise

August 19, 2019

Channel Futures

Earlier this month, Vectra disclosed that cybercriminals’ most effective weapon in a ransomware attack is the network itself, which enables the malicious encryption of shared files on network servers, especially files stored in IaaS cloud providers.

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What’s in your cloud? Key lessons to learn after the Capital One breach

August 16, 2019

Cloud Tech News

The lack of visibility into the expanded cloud attack surface is a fast-growing problem that is only getting worse.

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Malicious encryption of shared network files in cloud service providers is top ransomware threat

August 15, 2019

Continuity Central

According to Vectra’s 2019 Spotlight Report on Ransomware, recent ransomware attacks cast a wider net to ensnare cloud, data center/centre and enterprise infrastructures.

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The network is the biggest ally in ransomware attacks: research

August 15, 2019

Network Middle East

The Vectra 2019 Spotlight Report on Ransomware by the network threat detection and response (NDR) software vendor sought to shed light on the dangers of ransomware.

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Biggest ransomware threat is the network: Vectra

August 14, 2019

Tahawul Tech

The 2019 Spotlight Report on Ransomware is based on observations and data from the 2019 Black Hat Edition of the Attacker Behavior Industry Report, which reveals behaviours and trends in networks from a sample of over 350 opt-in Vectra customers.

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Vectra reveals most significant ransomware threat

August 14, 2019

Enterprise Channels MEA

“The fallout from ransomware attacks against cloud service providers is far more devastating when the business systems of every cloud-hosted customer are encrypted,” said Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Myers-Briggs study examines employee personality traits and cyber behaviors

August 14, 2019

Security Week

"I will say that scoring users is not a new concept in cyber security," Chris Morales, head of security analytics at threat hunting firm Vectra, told Security Week.

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20-year-old bug in legacy Microsoft code plagues all windows users

August 14, 2019

Threatpost

Possible attacks, according to Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, include sending commands to an elevated command window, reading passwords out of dialogs or escaping app container sandboxes by sending data to an uncontained app.

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Researcher details decades-old design flaws in Microsoft’s CTF protocol

August 14, 2019

SC Magazine

“Normally, an unprivileged process would not be permitted to send input or read data from a high privileged process. CTF breaks these assumptions, and allows an unprivileged processes to send input to privileged processes,” said Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Critical new vulnerability discovered in all versions of windows dating back to XP

August 13, 2019

Silicon Angle

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, said the vulnerabilities also allow for a privilege escalation after an attacker gains access to a system with a user account.

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Data as a hostage - number of IT blackmail is increasing

August 13, 2019

Handelsblatt

Another factor in realigning the criminals is that gangs are increasingly specializing in identifying infrastructure such as cloud services and data centers, according to IT service provider Vectra.

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Ransomware, more and more targeted attacks against companies

August 13, 2019

Le mag IT

According to Vectra data, it is the financial services and insurance sector that appears most exposed to the threat of ransomware hostage-taking in the Europe / Middle East region, in the face of energy.

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Ransomware attacks shift tactics

August 12, 2019

Security Boulevard

“Early in its life ransomware focused on the consumer market,” said Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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4 dating apps pinpoint users’ precise locations – and leak the data

August 12, 2019

Threatpost

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, told Threatpost that it’s problematic if someone concerned about being located is opting to share information with a dating app in the first place.

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Vectra: AI-driven threat detection and response in the cloud

August 11, 2019

Intellyx

Vectra captures and normalizes network metadata at scale and enriches them with machine learning-derived security information. It then uses this information to detect dozens of attack vectors across the software lifecycle.

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Vectra reveals biggest ransomware threat

August 11, 2019

ITP.net

The 2019 Spotlight Report on Ransomware is based on observations and data from the 2019 Black Hat Edition of the Attacker Behavior Industry Report, which reveals behaviors and trends in networks from a sample of over 350 opt-in Vectra customers.

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Vectra reveals biggest ransomware threat

August 11, 2019

Arabian Industry

From January – June 2019, the Vectra Cognito threat-detection and response platform monitored enriched metadata collected from network traffic between more than four million workloads and devices in customer clouds, data centers and enterprise environments.

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Vectra research reveals that the most significant ransomware threat is the malicious encryption of shared network files in cloud service providers

August 8, 2019

Fintech Finance

According to the Vectra 2019 Spotlight Report on Ransomware, recent ransomware attacks cast a wider net to ensnare cloud, data center and enterprise infrastructures.

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Ransomware attacks are getting more ambitious as crooks target shared files

August 8, 2019

ZDNet

The warning about ransomware attacks against shared network files and cloud services comes in the 2019 Spotlight Report on Ransomware paper from cybersecurity company Vectra, which has tracked a rise in network file encryption attacks during 2019.

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Company networks could be causing ransomware threats

August 8, 2019

IT Pro Portal

Network threat detection and response company Vectra recently analyzed the threat landscape and concluded that the network itself, which enables the malicious encryption of anything stored on a network server or with a cloud provider, is a pain point.

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Ransomware sees triple-digit spike in corporate detections

August 8, 2019

Threatpost

First seen in August 2018, Ryuk has targeted more than 100 U.S. and international businesses, including cloud service providers like DataResolution.net, according to Vectra.

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Daily Briefing - 08.08.19

August 8, 2019

The Cyberwire

Vectra research reveals that the most significant ransomware threat is the malicious encryption of shared network files in cloud service providers.

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Vectra research reveals that the most significant ransomware threat is the malicious encryption of shared network files in cloud service providers

August 8, 2019

Global Security Magazine

“The fallout from ransomware attacks against cloud service providers is far more devastating when the business systems of every cloud-hosted customer are encrypted,” said Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Ransomware the most effective weapon for cybercriminals

August 8, 2019

Security MEA

According to the Vectra 2019 Spotlight Report on Ransomware, recent ransomware attacks cast a wider net to ensnare cloud, data center and enterprise infrastructures.

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Cloud, data center and enterprises under attack from Ransomware

August 8, 2019

DC Post MEA

“The fallout from ransomware attacks against cloud service providers is far more devastating when the business systems of every cloud-hosted customer are encrypted,” said Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Vectra: Ransomware attacks are spreading to cloud, datacenter, and enterprise infrastructure

August 7, 2019

Venturebeat

The Vectra 2019 Spotlight Report on Ransomware finds that the most significant ransomware threat — in which hackers steal your data and hold it for ransom — is malicious encryption of shared network files in cloud service providers.

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Ransomware = Biggest threat to cloud, data and enterprise infrastructures

August 7, 2019

Security Magazine

According to the “Vectra 2019 Spotlight Report on Ransomware”, recent ransomware attacks have cast a wider net to ensnare cloud, data center and enterprise infrastructures.

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Microsoft exposes Russian cyberattacks on phones, printers, video decoders

August 7, 2019

Tech News World

The lack of security progress can be frustrating to practitioners, suggested Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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The state of ransomware targeting shared files

August 7, 2019

Politico

The finance and insurance industry is the biggest North American target of ransomware that focus on shared files on network servers, with the education sector a close second, according to a report by Vectra released today.

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Russian hacking group STRONTIUM attacking corporate IoT devices, Microsoft says

August 7, 2019

SC Magazine

“IoT devices are trivial to access with no regulations or guiding principles mandating how secure they should be” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Targeted ransomware attacks on the rise as ‘spray and pray’ attacks decline

August 7, 2019

Verdict

The overall number of ransomware attacks may be on the decline but attacks have become more targeted in an attempt to siphon bigger ransom payments, according to research by cybersecurity firm Vectra.

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Biggest ransomware threat is encryption of shared cloud files

August 7, 2019

BetaNews

"The fallout from ransomware attacks against cloud service providers is far more devastating when the business systems of every cloud-hosted customer are encrypted," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Shared files in the cloud are a top ransomware target

August 7, 2019

Computer Weekly

The network is the most effective weapon for cyber criminals in a ransomware attack, according to researchers at threat detection and response firm Vectra.

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Vectra: Ransomware attacks are spreading to cloud, datacenter, and enterprise infrastructure

August 7, 2019

Business Telegraph

Vectra said artificial intelligence can detect subtle indicators of ransomware behaviors and enable organizations to prevent widespread damage.

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Report on ransomware in 2019: Network file encryption

August 7, 2019

Solutions Review

Recently, cloud security provider Vectra unveiled their 2019 Spotlight Report on Ransomware. In this report, they dive into a new species of ransomware called network file encryption.

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Cyberattacks: ransomware, fewer but more targeted

August 7, 2019

Industrie & Technologies

The Vectra Report is a good tool to explain to companies that attacks are now highly targeted - and more opportunistic - and that they target very specific sectors and targets, so that they can better prepare.

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Network shares are a primary target for ransomware

August 7, 2019

Security Week

The migration from encrypting local files to encrypting network shares is behind what Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, believes will be the next focus for targeted ransomware: cloud providers and MSSPs.

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Enterprises must be wary of ransomware targeting network file shares & cloud assets

August 7, 2019

Dark Reading

A new study from researchers at Vectra shows that the biggest threat to enterprises from ransomware today is malicious encryption of shared network files.

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What’s cybercriminals’ most effective weapon in a ransomware attack?

August 7, 2019

Help Net Security

Cybercriminals’ most effective weapon in a ransomware attack is the network itself, which enables the malicious encryption of shared files on network servers, especially files stored in infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud providers, says Vectra.

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Live from Black Hat: IoT security in 2019: risks and cyber resilience

August 7, 2019

BrightTalk

As the Internet of Things continues to grow, so do the security and privacy risks and vulnerabilities associated with IoT devices on enterprise networks.

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Research reveals criminals’ most effective weapon in ransomware attacks

August 7, 2019

Intelligent CIO Middle East

Vectra, a leader in network threat detection and response (NDR), has disclosed that cybercriminals’ most effective weapon in a ransomware attack is the network itself, which enables the malicious encryption of shared files on network servers, especially files stored in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud providers.

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Cybersecurity catastrophes cured by AI

August 6, 2019

Data Economy

This can impact an organizations’ security posture. Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra revealed that many organizations remain blind to the active attacks that gain access into their networks and cloud instances.

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Is the world's growing reliance on a handful of cloud computing giants setting us on a path to disaster?

August 5, 2019

The Telegraph

On an otherwise quiet Sunday last month, Snapchat failed, YouTube crashed and millions of Gmail users were left unable to log on to see their emails or documents.

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Security planning on a budget

August 2, 2019

Intelligent CISO

Organizations are increasingly transforming into ‘digital businesses’, where almost all of their operations are conducted online – documents created, stored and edited in the cloud, communications via email, meetings held over Skype or Zoom.

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Why every organization needs an incident response plan

August 2, 2019

Dark Reading

While not every attack can be prevented, an organization's IR stance should emphasize anticipation, agility, and adaptation, says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Capital One breach: Cloud services come with unique security risks, says Vectra

August 2, 2019

Only Strategic: Financial Newslink

“Capital One didn’t even know they’d been breached until an external party notified of them on Wednesday 17th July that their customer data appeared to be showing up on GitHub," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra.

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