Financial services firms in Africa are becoming bigger cyber targets as they expand into new mobile payment and financial inclusion products. Rob Dartnall of Security Alliance explains why these firms need to invest in information sharing, training and new cybersecurity practices to avoid breaches.
Private equity firm Vector Capital invested $100 million in Malwarebytes a month after the antivirus stalwart laid off 125 employees to focus on smaller customers. The funds will help the vendor reduce clients' attack surfaces and accelerate momentum with MSPs and channel partners.
Darktrace's Cybersprint acquisition allowed the cybersecurity AI vendor to move from focusing solely on internal threats to also defending the external attack surface, Nicole Eagan says. The company says AI will give an outside-in view of the victim and simulate how the attacker will behave.
CrowdStrike has purchased external attack surface management startup Reposify to help organizations detect and eliminate risk from vulnerable and unknown assets. This deal will allow CrowdStrike to combine its insights on endpoints and IT environments with Reposify's internet-scanning capabilities.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Mark Cristiano of Rockwell Automation discusses Rockwell's cybersecurity journey, the particular challenges of deploying cybersecurity in an OT environment, and the minimum and proper industrial protections that organizations need to have in place.
Thoma Bravo halted efforts to buy publicly traded cybersecurity AI vendor Darktrace this week after the two sides failed to agree on the terms of the buyout. The private equity giant walked away from what would have been its third take-private cybersecurity acquisition of 2022.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," VP and CISO Nicole Darden Ford shares findings from Rockwell Automation's new survey report on cybersecurity preparedness in critical infrastructure, OT security gaps, the state of critical infrastructure, and insights into preparedness and best practices.
A recent survey sponsored by Rockwell Automation finds that critical infrastructure organizations miss basic protections for operational technology, with 80% failing to conduct frequent asset inventory audits, 63% lacking real-time threat monitoring and 42% needing effective patch management.
Cymulate has raised $70 million to strengthen its presence in new areas such as attack surface management and continuous automated red teaming. The company plans to deepen its wallet share among midmarket customers by working more closely with managed security service providers.
Tenable wants to help the cybersecurity industry move away from traditional vulnerability management focused on giving customers a list of vulnerabilities. Instead, CEO Amit Yoran wants to help customers understand their exposure and how they can effectively manage and reduce risk.
CISOs have enough tools to identify security weaknesses, says Yoran Sirkis, but they need a way to make the information those tools gather more accessible and to streamline the remediation process. The CEO of Seemplicity discusses how its platform can help security leaders manage remediations.
As ransomware continues to pummel organizations left, right and center, two states have responded by banning certain types of ransom payments, and more look set to soon follow suit. But experts warn such bans could have "terrible consequences," leading to costlier and more complicated recovery.
Ransomware karma: The notorious LockBit 3.0 ransomware gang's site has been disrupted via a days-long distributed-denial-of-service attack, with administrator LockBitSupp reporting that it appears to be retribution for the gang leaking files stolen from a recent victim: security firm Entrust.
Obsidian Security has in recent months invested in giving enterprises more visibility into how their SaaS applications are talking to other SaaS applications so that supply chain compromise can be more easily detected and thwarted, according to CEO Hasan Imam.