Media Coverage - 2019

Media coverage published in 2019

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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How AI and machine learning can help you defend the enterprise from cyberattacks

February 15, 2019

ZDNet

Vectra Cognito is an AI-powered security platform that uses an analysis of known malware payloads and techniques to inform the machine learning models to detect future or unknown threats.

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Vectra research reveals 90% of surveyed organizations exhibit a form of malicious remote desktop protocol (RDP) behaviors

October 14, 2019

Zawya Thomson Reuters

Data from Vectra confirms that RDP remains a very popular technique for cyberattackers, with 90% of these deployments exhibiting RDP attacker behavior detections.

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Vectra expands operations in the Middle East to address the growing demand for network detection and response in the cloud

September 23, 2019

Zawya Thomson Reuters

Vectra, the leader in network threat detection and response, today announced that it is expanding business operations in the Middle East to arm enterprise organizations and managed detection-and-response providers with a platform to stop in-progress cyberattacks in the cloud.

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Black Friday & cyber Monday security tips

November 27, 2019

KTVU Fox 2 News

KTVU's Alex Savidge spoke to Chris Morales, head of security analytics at San Jose based Vectra about online safety tips this holiday shopping season.

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Cyber risks force banks to rethink vendor relationships

October 8, 2019

Wall Street Journal

Precisely what could either augment or replace the maligned questionnaire is unclear. Full audits of vendors are labor-intensive and expensive, Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, said in an interview.

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Banks warned to expect 'tougher' breach enforcement amid poor 'cyber hygiene',

November 8, 2019

WA Today

Kevin Vanhaelen, Asia-Pacific regional director for cyber security company Vectra AI, said that 36 breaches in four months indicated that there was "still room for improvement".

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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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Vedantu data breach exposes 687,000 customer details

November 4, 2019

Verdict

“Here we have yet another poorly secured database on the internet that’s been copied. Startups, by their very nature, are extremely agile, but this can’t be at the expense of good data management and security practices,” said Matt Walmsley, director EMEA 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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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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Remote desktop protocol a cyber-risk in 90% of organizations

September 26, 2019

Verdict

Between January and June this year Vectra, which uses artificial intelligence to spot suspicious activity on a network, detected 26,800 “suspicious” RDP behaviours among its customers, spread across more than 350 deployments.

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NSO denies having spyware that can hack cloud servers

July 19, 2019

Verdict

“This all comes down to an individual’s view on what is ethical, or what the legal use of these types of tools is exactly," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at cybersecurity firm Vectra.

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Neuralink security “has to be solid” to avoid brain hacking

July 24, 2019

Verdict

Oliver Tavakoli, chief technology officer at cybersecurity firm Vectra, compares Neuralink’s potential to change our bodies to gene-editing tool CRISPR, in that both “can be good and for evil”.

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Morrisons targeted by bogus ‘Willian Wilke’ email

October 24, 2019

Verdict

“Attribution and understanding motivation of attacks or incidents is never precise so I’m not surprised there is confusion and speculation around this story,” said Matt Walmsley, head of EMEA marketing at cybersecurity firm Vectra.

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

January 21, 2019

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“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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Mass hack of German politicians 'very damaging' to government credibility

January 4, 2019

Verdict

“For a country that holds individual privacy so dearly and has some of the region’s strictest data protection laws this is a very damaging attack, not least for the German government’s credibility to secure itself,” comments Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

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Capital One breach: What was stolen in the mega hack and how?

July 30, 2019

VERDICT

However, Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at cybersecurity firm Vectra, said: “Cloud services, with all their many benefits, also come with unique security risks to be managed such as attacks directly aimed at cloud PaaS using stolen credentials, which would remain invisible to workload and cloud instance-centric security controls."

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Ransomware - The trend is towards targeting rather than mass broadcasting

August 20, 2019

Undernews

After analyzing attacks targeting the industry and health sectors, Vectra focused on one particular attack, the ransomware.

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How do cybercriminals hack into health organizations

April 25, 2019

Undernews

The Spotlight Report on Healthcare is based on observations and data from a broader Vectra report from 354 companies in 8 different industries, including health. This report highlights the behaviors and trends observed in these companies' networks.

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New European AI ethics guidelines announced

April 9, 2019

UKTN

Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra, said: “It’s pleasing to see the EU commission moving from planning and debate towards pilot activity around securing trustworthy AI for us all.”

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Datensicherheit ? Hacker attackieren Politiker, Künstler und Journalisten

January 6, 2019

Trojaner-Info

„Dies ist nur der erste von vielen schwerwiegenden Zwischenfällen, die wir in diesem Jahr erleben werden, und es erinnert uns daran, dass gut ausgerüstete, motivierte und ausdauernde Angreifer fast immer Erfolg haben werden und in Netze eindringen werden“, sagt Gerard Bauer, Vizepräsident der EMEA bei Vectra.

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KI und Cyber Security in 2019

January 6, 2019

Trojaner-Info

„Während viele Unternehmen bereits in Tools zur Cybersicherheit investiert haben, die grundlegende Techniken des maschinellen Lernens verwenden (wie Random Forest), wird Deep Learning im Jahr 2019 zur besten Methode für die Erkennung von Cyberangriffen werden“, sagt Gerard Bauer, Vizepräsident von EMEA bei Vectra.

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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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If the police are vulnerable to cyber attacks, how safe is your firm?

March 26, 2019

Today’s Conveyancer

Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra, said: “Whether they had a regulatory or legal need to inform the ICO isn’t clear – particularly if there has been no data breach.”

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