30 October 2018: Cyber security PR specialist Origin Communications announces new client win – Europe’s largest information security event, Infosecurity Europe 2019
Thames Ditton – Origin Communications (Comms), information security and technology PR specialist, today announces that it has been chosen to represent Europe’s largest and most comprehensive information security event, Infosecurity Europe 2019.
23 October 2018 : KnowBe4 Releases Q3 2018 Top-Clicked Phishing Report
Messages that are security minded and play into human curiosity continue to bypass security defenses
Tampa Bay, FL – KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today shared it’s Top 10 Global Phishing Email Subject Lines for Q3 2018. The messages in the report, which were compiled from analyzing KnowBe4 user data, are based on simulated phishing tests users received or real-world emails sent to users who then reported them to their IT departments. The top three messages for Q3 2018 show that hackers are playing into users’ commitment to security, with password checks, as well as their curiosity, with a new voicemail or order on its way.
16 October 2018 : New Global Research Shows that Digital Transformation Heightens Risk of Costly Cyber Attacks
ESI ThoughtLab releases cybersecurity analysis and benchmarks covering 1,300 companies
Philadelphia, PA – A comprehensive study about cybersecurity from leading research firm ESI ThoughtLab, together with a cross-industry coalition of organisations including Baker McKenzie, CyberCube, HP Inc., KnowBe4, Opus, Protiviti, Security Industry Association, Willis Towers Watson, and WSJ Pro Cybersecurity shows that digital transformation is exposing companies to higher and more costly cyber risks. According to a global benchmarking study of 1,300 companies, those whose cybersecurity practices do not keep pace with their digital transformation initiatives are more likely to see US$1 million or more in losses from a cyber-attack.
9 October 2018 : Centrify Announces Focus on Privileged Access Management, Spins Out IDaaS Business as Idaptive
Centrify doubles down on Zero Trust Privilege, names CFO Tim Steinkopf as CEO. Danny Kibel named as CEO of Idaptive to accelerate leadership in Next-Gen Access
Bracknell, UK – Centrify, a leader in both the Privileged Access Management (PAM) and Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) markets, today announced it is spinning out its IDaaS business as a standalone company named Idaptive. Centrify is sharpening its strategic focus on redefining the legacy approach to Privileged Access Management with cloud-architected Zero Trust Privilege to stop the leading cause of breaches — privileged access abuse. Idaptive will deliver Next-Gen Access to protect employees, partners and customers with their market-leading IDaaS solution.
1 October 2018: Wi-SUN Launches FAN Certification Program For Large-Scale, Outdoor IoT Networks
Paves the Way to Accelerate IoT End Device Interoperability
San Ramon, CA – The Wi-SUN Alliance, a global ecosystem of member companies seeking to accelerate the implementation of open standards-based Field Area Networks (FAN) and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its FAN Certification Program. FAN is a communications infrastructure for very large-scale networks. In the same way you use the Internet on a smartphone or computer, a Field Area Network lets devices interconnect onto one common network.
25 Sep 2018: KnowBe4 Names Seasoned Finance and Tech Executive Krish Venkataraman as CFO to Support the Company’s Rapid Growth Strategy
Veteran Wall Street and Software Executive Has Held Senior Leadership Roles at Some of the World’s Most Respected Firms
Tampa Bay, Fla– KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing, today announced that it has named Krish Venkataraman, a seasoned finance and technology executive, as chief financial officer to support the company’s rapid growth.
20 Sep 2018: Esteemed global cyber defence expert joins NTT Security to head up UK business
Specialized security company strengthens UK Senior management team with key appointment
NTT Security, the specialized security company of NTT Group, has strengthened its UK management team with the appointment of Azeem Aleem to the position of Vice President Consulting and Head of its UK&I business. Azeem is a highly respected cybersecurity specialist and joins following a six year tenure at RSA Security, where most recently he held the role of Global Director and Head of its Worldwide Advanced Cyber Defence (ACD) Practice.
20 Sep 2018: Rapid7 Brings Security Orchestration and Automation Capabilities to its Insight Platform
Company introduces new automation offering, InsightConnect; and provides enhanced automation functionality to customers of InsightIDR and InsightVM
Boston, MA – Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD), powering the practice of SecOps through its visibility, analytics and automation cloud, today announced the upcoming availability of InsightConnect, a security orchestration and automation solution that helps security teams reduce manual workloads, create efficiency without sacrificing control, and work more effectively with IT and development teams.
3 Sep 2018: Two-thirds of UK businesses not insured against information security breaches and data loss according to NTT Security report
Nearly half of senior executives not aware of what their company insurance covers them for
London, UK – Only one third of senior executives in UK organisations admit their company insurance currently covers them for a security breach and for the financial impact of data loss, despite the fact that 81 per cent agree that it is ‘vital’ their organisation is insured against information security breaches. This is according to the latest Risk:Value report from NTT Security, the specialised security company of NTT Group, which also reveals that less than a third (29 per cent) of firms have dedicated cyber security insurance in place.
16 Aug 2018: Apricorn releases its fourth generation secure key.
Aegis Secure Key 3NX brings down the cost of compliance – delivering next level features, widest range of capacities and cooler running temperatures at a lower price point
Manchester, UK – Apricorn, the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB storage devices, today announced the release of the Aegis Secure Key 3NX family. Designed for high volume corporate deployments, the new devices have the same comprehensive feature set as the Secure Key 3z, plus a broader range of capacities from 2GB to 128GB. The device also operates at running temperatures that are around 25% cooler. Prices start at £46 per unit.
17 June 2018: Rapid7 Integrates with Microsoft Azure to Provide Visibility, Analytics, and Automation for Cloud Security
Rapid7 Insight platform integration with Azure increases visibility of threats in cloud and hybrid environments, helping to power the practice of SecOps between Security, IT, and DevOps
Boston, MA – Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD), powering SecOps through its visibility, analytics and automation cloud, today announced integration between Rapid7’s Insight platform and Microsoft Azure. This integration provides modern vulnerability management, analytics-driven incident detection for hybrid environments, and simplified agent deployment within the Azure infrastructure. Rapid7 customers utilizing Azure now have, through InsightVM and InsightIDR, increased visibility into security vulnerability and attacks within their cloud and hybrid environments.
13 June 2018: European credential theft industry booming as US market sees decline.
Barcelona, Spain – Blueliv, a leading European enterprise-class cyberthreat intelligence company, today announced its new report on The Credential Theft Ecosystem. According to Blueliv’s credential detection data, since the start of 2018 there has been a 39% increase in the number of compromised credentials detected from Europe and Russia, compared to the same period in 2017 (January-May). In fact, Blueliv observations conclude that Europe and Russia are now home to half of the world’s credential theft victims (49%).
12 June 2018: Blueliv announces UK expansion and calls for collaborative approach in the fight against cybercrime
Barcelona, Spain – Blueliv, a leading enterprise-class cyberthreat intelligence company, today announced its expansion in the UK with a call for radical socialisation in the industry to profit all cybersecurity practitioners. Marking a 2018 Series-A investment of €4million and recent 50% year-over-year growth, Blueliv’s approach is founded on new collaborative models to tackle the industry-wide pain points of siloed security practices, information overload and a lack of resource.
4 June, 2018: One third of business decision makers would pay hacker’s ransom demands rather than invest in more security, NTT Security Risk:Value report reveals
14% of UK respondents regard Brexit as single greatest business risk, but only 4% say the same about poor information security
London, UK – One third of global business decision makers report that their organisation would try to cut costs by considering paying a ransom demand from a hacker rather than invest in information security. In the UK, this figure drops to a fifth (21 per cent) of respondents. The findings from the 2018 Risk:Value Report, commissioned by NTT Security, the specialised security company of NTT Group, show that another 30 per cent in the UK are not sure if they would pay or not, suggesting that only around half are prepared to invest in security to proactively protect the business.
17 May 2018: Blueliv boosts its cyberthreat intelligence platform with deep defense tools for richer investigations
Threat Compass pay-as-you-need modular solution now offers threat enrichment capability and Dark Web search
Barcelona, Spain – Blueliv, a leading enterprise-class cyberthreat intelligence company, today announces two significant updates to its modular Threat Compass solution. Threat Context, a brand new enrichment module, enables security teams to improve their productivity with contextualized threat indicator information, enhancing incident triage, post-incident forensics and red-teaming activities. Additionally, users of the Dark Web module can now search the darknet as if it were the open Internet, but without the risks associated with navigating the environment.
17 April 2018: Rapid7 Attacker Behavior Analytics Brings Together Machine Learning and Human Security Expertise.
InsightIDR is now the only SIEM providing User Behavior Analytics, Endpoint Detection and Response, and Attacker Behavior Analytics
Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD), powering SecOps through its visibility, analytics and automation cloud, today announced a new capability, Attacker Behavior Analytics (ABA), in its InsightIDR solution. Attacker Behavior Analytics are detections that reveal unknown variants of successful attacker techniques, and are continually crafted by Rapid7’s global security analysts and threat intelligence teams. With ABA, InsightIDR customers directly benefit from this stream of intelligence from Rapid7 SOCs, resulting in earlier attack chain detection and faster possible response to evolving attacks.
4 April 2018: Wi-SUN Alliance announces 60% growth in global membership in 12 months
Landis + Gyr Technology and Itron join as Promoter Members and staff nominated as Directors of Wi-SUN Board
San Ramon, CA – Wi-SUN Alliance, a global member-based association driving the proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities, smart utilities and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications, has seen a significant increase in membership by more than 60 percent in the last year. According to the latest figures, 70 new members*, including product vendors and utility companies, have joined the consortium in the last 12 months, taking total membership figures to 180.
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