How's he doing so far?
SC Magazine, 24 February 2017
"In response to an executive order that leaked in February, this should still be a step in the right direction," says Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth. "We're long overdue for a revamp of the government's existing policies, such as the archaic Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, and it appears that the executive order should help to do this."
Cloudflare patches bug that dumped data, but...
SC Magazine, 24 February 2017
Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann commended Cloudflare for its rapid reaction to the vulnerability once they had been alerted to its existence – quickly removing the vulnerable process and effectively fixing it over the course of a few days. "Their detailed step-through of the vulnerability clearly underlines the severity of the issue."
Verizon to buy Yahoo for $4.48 billion
SC Magazine, 21 February 2017
"There's an assumption that if breached organizations are sufficiently instrumented, they can detect breaches, track attackers' activities and enumerate precisely what data they had access to," says Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann. Unfortunately, most organizations aren't sophisticated enough to identify this level of threat activity.
Cyber attacks could seriously affect M&A discussions
Computer Weekly, 21 February 2017
“The revised Verizon-Yahoo deal highlights that security is a strategic issue and needs to be included as part of any M&A due diligence," says Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann. "Likewise, cyber attacks offer the opportunity for motivated external parties to damage M&A target organization’s reputation and thus market value.”
The cyberhacking to come
The Washington Times, 19 February 2017
Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth says cybersecurity vandalism is no longer the monopoly of a few kooks in basements or major power intelligence agencies from Russia, China or Israel. And America is no longer the main target. Europe is the next arena in sight this year, targeting political as well as government and corporate databases.
UK officially opens National Cyber Security Centre
Continuity Central, 15 February 2017
“Part of the UK’s renewed and refinanced cybersecurity effort involves taking the fight to the attackers," says Matt Walmsley, Vectra EMEA director. "Amid growing perceived threats to the nation’s critical IT infrastructure, a good offensive needs to be paired with a rapid defensive position.
Nine security startups worth watching in 2017
SDxCentral, 14 February 2017
Vectra applies machine learning to extract data from the network, distilling that information, and doing something useful with it. It is among the new wave of security companies that detects attacks in progress. To do this Vectra keeps a watch and gathers data based on everything in the network, keeping a real-time record of the activity.
UK ushers in a new era with National Cyber Security Centre
SC Media, 14 February 2017
Matt Walmsley, Vectra EMEA director, says that while the NCSC's role is welcome, the private sector needs to up its game: “As critical national infrastructure finally gets the attention it needs, the private sector must play its part or the overall effort will amount to little if a full scale cyber attack befalls key services – public or otherwise.
National Cyber Security Centre opened by the Queen
Infosecurity, 14 February 2017
“A good offensive needs to be paired with a rapid defensive position," says Matt Walmsley, Vectra EMEA director. "The onus is now on the industry to respond to central government strategy and ensure they have the training, processes and technologies in place to enable them to reduce the risks and impact of cyber attacks.”
Versteckte Cyberattacken innerhalb von AWS aufdecken
NetzPalaver, 13 February 2017
Vectra Networks,verkündet einen Durchbruch in Sachen Datacenter-Security. Die Experten für IT-Sicherheit haben einen Ansatz entwickelt, mit dem sich versteckte Cyberattacken innerhalb von Amazon-Web-Services (AWS) aufdecken lassen, die bislang nicht aufgespürt werden konnten.