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Roses are Red, Romance Scammers Make You Blue

February 14, 2019

Data Breach Today

Social-engineering attacks appear to be popular with criminals because they're simple and effective. "Hacking people is easier than hacking technology," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Roses are Red, Romance Scammers Make You Blue

February 14, 2019

Bank Info Security

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra says, ”why break into a user's digital bank account when you can just have them send you the money? Why hack a password when you can just call a user and have them give you the password instead?”

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Protect Your Heart, Data on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2019

SC Magazine

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

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LIEBESGRÜSSE VOM HACKER - SOCIAL ENGINEERING AM VALENTINSTAG

February 14, 2019

IT-Daily

Der Valentinstag wird nach Ansicht von Vectra wieder zahlreiche Cyberkriminelle an den Tatort bringen. Die Experten auf der Basis künstlicher Intelligenz glauben, dass viele Betrüger den "Tag der Liebe" für Social-Engineering-Angriffe missbrauchen werden.

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Romance Can Be Costly If You Fall for These Scams

February 14, 2019

Techspective

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, explains, “cybercrime is associated with technological tricks and an attacker’s ability to bypass and evade security controls, but what is just as commonly used are social engineering tricks that manipulate the human psyche through emotions.”

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Romance Can Be Costly If You Fall for These Scams

February 14, 2019

Security Boulevard

“Defending against technology-based attacks like malware necessitates the use of technology controls but defending against social engineering becomes a mental game,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Scammers Fall in Love with Valentine's Day

February 13, 2019

Dark Reading

"No matter how desirable a person may sound online, everyone must tread with caution," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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FTC Warns About Online Romance Scams Ahead of Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2019

Silicon Angle

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, said that cybercrime is associated with technological tricks and an attacker’s ability to bypass and evade security controls, but it’s just as common to use social engineering tricks that manipulate people’s emotions.

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Tech companies are collecting 'creepy' amounts of data on your every move: Here's what they know

February 13, 2019

The Telegraph

“Taking this data just flat out seems creepy,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. “This was always going to happen,” he said. “Let's call it what it is, Amazon and Google are data companies. Honestly, living in the Bay Area, knowing tech companies, they will try to get as much as they can until somebody says no to them.”

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The CyberWire Daily Podcast

February 13, 2019

The CyberWire

"This kind of destructive attack, with no stated motive or demands, is quite rare,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Hacker stereotype is putting grads off cyber security roles

February 12, 2019

IT Pro

"The traditional cyber landscape and attack surface is growing and changing at too fast a pace, meaning that knowledge and certifications based upon yesterday's tactics and battles ultimately won't win tomorrow's cyberwars," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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Security Certifications: Are They Worth Earning?

February 12, 2019

Dice News

“Personally, I like the hands-on qualifications like those provided by SANS that show practical skills. They offer classes, such as ethical hacking, which I think would help any security practitioner understand how attacks really work,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Hacker Erases Email Provider's Servers, Backups

February 12, 2019

Security Week

"This kind of destructive attack, with no stated motive or demands, is quite rare. An organization losing all of their data, and all of their customer data, is a nightmare scenario that could easily put a small company out of business and cause a huge financial impact on a large enterprise,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Hacker Hits 'Secure Email' Company, Wipes Out U.S. Database

February 12, 2019

Secure World

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra says, ”the first thought that comes to mind is this is a service being sold as a secure email. The second is that if this is secure email then where are the offline backups and archives?”

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Key Lessons from the VFEmail Incident for Businesses

February 12, 2019

Solutions Review

“Offline backups might not give a full restore to the exact date data was lost, but it would prevent the complete loss of all historical user data,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Attackers Completely Destroy VFEmail’s Secure Mail Infrastructure

February 12, 2019

Threatpost

“An organization losing all of their data, and all of their customer data, is a nightmare scenario that could easily put a small company out of business and cause a huge financial impact on a large enterprise,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Devastating Cyberattack on Email Provider Destroys 18 Years of Data

February 12, 2019

Dark Reading

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, said attacks that have such extreme consequences are rare and highlight the value of maintaining offline backups and archives of data.

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L’IA pour mener la chasse contre les cyberpirates Grégory Cardiet, Vectra

February 11, 2019

Informatiquenews.fr

La surveillance des menaces depuis le cœur du réseau protège contre la plupart des cyberattaques, y compris celles ciblant des objets connectés. Cette technique est plus efficace que celle des dispositifs de sécurité traditionnels qui recherchent simplement un code malveillant pour le neutraliser.

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Mumsnet reports data breach to ICO after problematic cloud move

February 8, 2019

IT Pro

"It's not clear to what degree pre-rollout testing occurred or if the ‘move to the cloud’ was material in the incident,” says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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The Jeff Bezos Privacy Nightmare Could Happen to You — Here’s How to Prevent It

February 8, 2019

MarketWatch

“If a photo is stored in the cloud, it should be assumed there is a risk of compromise and the photo being leaked,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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The Jeff Bezos Privacy Nightmare Could Happen to You — Here’s How to Prevent It

February 8, 2019

Morningstar

Images may be at a higher risk if kept on a cloud rather than securely stored on a device, says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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The Jeff Bezos Privacy Nightmare Could Happen to You — Here’s How to Prevent It

February 8, 2019

The Daily Herald

Celebrities had sensitive images stolen from them in a massive iCloud hack in 2014. These images would have been more secure on a device, says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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National Enquirer Threat to Reveal Intimate Bezos Pics Puts Focus on Privacy Protection

February 8, 2019

SC Magazine

“If a photo is stored in the cloud, it should be assumed there is a risk of compromise and the photo being leaked,” said Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, who advises first not to take photos. “If the photo must be taken, then it would be wise to not store them in a place where they could be compromised.”

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Vectra gehört zu den innovativsten Startups für künstliche Intelligenz

February 8, 2019

Infopoint Security

CB Insights hat den Sicherheitsanbieter Vectra zu seinem dritten jährlichen "AI 100" -Ranking hinzugefügt und präsentiert die 100 vielversprechendsten privaten AI-Unternehmen. Die Cognito-Plattform von Vectra ist die branchenweit führende Lösung zum Erkennen und Reagieren auf Bedrohungen aus dem Netzwerk.

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7 Tips For Communicating With the Board

February 6, 2019

Dark Reading

"Metrics should be related directly to business objectives," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. "How does operational process impact the company's ability to respond, and how does that relate to selling product in the market?"

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Half a million Ubiquiti devices potentially vulnerable

February 5, 2019

SC Media

"Making device discovery ports and management interfaces available to public IP address ranges is never going to end well. This is an example of simplicity being traded against security, and in many cases, I suspect unknowingly so,” says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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Speak Up Malware Targets Linux, Mac in New Campaign

February 4, 2019

Infosecurity

“By monitoring the internal network with machine learning, the listed behaviors becomes a list of behaviors that every attack must perform, and every one of these behaviors is detectable. In fact, the more the attack does, the easier it becomes to notice,” says said Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Flaw in SS7 Lets Attackers Empty Bank Accounts

February 4, 2019

Infosecurity

“SMS is increasingly become a low-trust infrastructure, and there are other choices available to provide additional factor authentication, including local token generators and biometrics,” says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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Cyberattaques: 3 raisons pour lesquelles l’IA est beaucoup plus efficace pour les contrer

February 4, 2019

Silicon.fr

"Une bonne protection de l'IA fonctionne à partir d'un point central du réseau pour analyser les flux qui passent et déclencher le signal d'alarme lorsqu'il détecte un comportement malveillant contre une cible", déclare Gregory Cardiet, directeur EMEA SE de Vectra.

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Experts Comment on National Change Your Password Day

February 1, 2019

Solutions Review

“There is a long-running myth that complex phrases using characters, numbers, and letters is secure. They are not,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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Why All Users Should Change Passwords Today

February 1, 2019

Infosecurity

Simple phrases, rather than complex combinations of characters and numbers, make better passwords. “‘The quick red fox jumped over the lazy brown dog' is a much stronger and infinitely easier to remember password than '1W33$^Adgfi*()tyu,’” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

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DZ BANK selects Vectra for network threat-detection and response solution

January 31, 2019

Digitalisation World

DZ BANK has selected Vectra's Cognito cyberattack-detection and threat-hunting platform to reveal hidden attackers inside its network.

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This is how DZ BANK tracks down attackers

January 30, 2019

IT-Zoom

Um versteckte Bedrohungen besser zu erkennen, hat sich die DZ Bank für die Cognito-Plattform entschieden, mit der die Bank Bedrohungen in Echtzeit erkennen, automatisch Warnmeldungen auslösen und schnell auf versteckte Hacker auf Rechenzentren sowie Benutzer- und IoT-Geräte reagieren kann.

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DZ BANK relies on artificial intelligence from Vectra

January 30, 2019

Infopoint Security

Insbesondere für Banken ist der Schutz von IT-Systemen, Firmen- und Kundendaten eine äußerst sensible und zentrale Aufgabe. Um die Belastung der eigenen Sicherheitsexperten drastisch zu reduzieren und Cyberattacken so schnell wie möglich automatisch zu erkennen, setzt die DZ Bank nun auf die Cognito-Plattform von Vectra, um Eindringlinge und gefährliche Prozesse im Datennetz rund um die Uhr zu identifizieren und zu analysieren.

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DZ BANK taps Vectra to combat cyberthreat

January 30, 2019

Retail Banker International

German lender DZ BANK has chosen Vectra’s Cognito cyberattack-detection and threat-hunting platform to identify hidden threats within its network in real time.

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DZ BANK selects Vectra for network threat-detection and response solution to protect critical assets and ensure GDPR compliance

January 30, 2019

Compelo

To detect hidden threats faster, DZ BANK chose the AI-driven Cognito cyberattack-detection and threat-hunting platform from Vectra. Cognito enables DZ BANK to detect threats in real time, automatically triage alerts and respond quickly to hidden attackers in data center workloads and user and IoT devices.

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DZ BANK selects Vectra for network threat detection

January 29, 2019

Intelligent CISO

“With Cognito, I can focus on the highest-risk threats,” said Matthias Tauber, Senior Services Manager for IT Security at DZ BANK. “With other solutions, I have to filter to get rid of hundreds or thousands of false positives.”

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DZ BANK selects Vectra for network threat-detection

January 29, 2019

Finextra

Cognito enables the DZ BANK security operations team to find threats faster and quickly investigate suspicious activities. “Cognito is easy to use and understand,” says Tauber. “Cognito helps close the skills gap.”

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Privacy versus security is the new cyber battleground in 2019

January 28, 2019

SecurityInfoWatch

"This raises the question, are cybersecurity and privacy mutually exclusive? Or is it possible to have both? A quick analysis of the commercial solutions available from cybersecurity suppliers provides valuable insight,” explains Mike Banic, vice president of marketing at Vectra.

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Employing AI to detect attackers and hunt for threats

January 25, 2019

HostingAdvice

Leveraging the power of AI, Vectra’s Cognito takes a proactive approach to reducing online business risk. Through behavior-based detection, the platform grants enterprises full visibility into their networks to shine a spotlight on attackers before they inflict damage.

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Cumbria NHS trust suffers more than 150 cyber attacks in five years

January 25, 2019

Building Better Healthcare

“More-progressive organizations recognize that swift and accurate detection and response to cyberattacks that evade defensive controls is critical,” says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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French privacy regulator fines Google $57M for GDPR violation

January 22, 2019

SC Media

Saying that CNIL was flexing its muscle, Mike Banic, vice president of marketing at Vectra, called the action a “clear exercise of authority signals that others will follow.”

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French data protection regulator issues Google with €50 million fine

January 22, 2019

Intelligent CISO

"And so CNIL, the French supervisory authority flexes its muscles and Google is the first big scalp for GDPR fines," says Matt Walmsley. "Others will follow."

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Cryptocurrency mining poses a new threat to college campuses

January 22, 2019

EdTech: Focus on Higher Education

Higher education IT resources have taken the brunt of this attack. A recent report from Vectra links 85 percent of cryptomining efforts to computers on college campuses. Here are five tips to handle this newest menace.

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50 Mio-Strafe gegen Google wegen Verstoß gegen DSGVO: Vectra kommentiert

January 22, 2019

SecuPedia

Vor einigen Tagen gab die französische SNIL bekannt, dass gegen ein Unternehmen erstmals eine erhebliche Geldstrafe wegen Verstößen gegen die DSGVO verhängt wurde. Gérard Bauer, VP EMEA bei Vectra, einem Anbieter von Cybersicherheitssystemen, die auf künstlicher Intelligenz und maschinellem Lernen basieren, kommentiert.

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Google fined €50m in “one of the first high-profile tests of GDPR”

January 21, 2019

Verdict

“I’d expect Google to challenge the ruling, and we may see the conclusion produce an important test in law that will bring clarity around GDPR implementation for others,” says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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Google fined €50 million for breach of GDPR rules

January 21, 2019

SC Media

Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra says: " I’d expect Google to challenge the ruling, and we may see the conclusion produce an important test in law that will bring clarity around GDPR implementation for others."

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Industry reactions to Google’s €50 million GDPR violation fine

January 21, 2019

Help Net Security

"User experience and clarity in terms and conditions have been used to remind us that data management and use are just as important as data security within GDPR," says Matt Walmsley, director of EMEA at Vectra.

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Impact of U.S. government shutdown on cybersecurity

January 18, 2019

SecurityWeek

“The biggest concern about the shutdown is that it would hamper the government’s ability to attract and retain good cybersecurity talent," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. "Private sector cybersecurity jobs pay much more lucrative salaries and benefits, which makes it much harder for government agencies to compete."

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Vectra verzeichnet deutliches Wachstum

January 17, 2019

Infopoint Security

Vectra, der führende Security Anbieter von KI-gestützter Cyberangriffserkennung und Bedrohungssuche, hat heute bekannt gegeben, dass das Unternehmen seine jährlichen wiederkehrenden Umsätze im Jahr 2018 gegenüber 2017 um 104 Prozent steigern konnte.

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