The need for AWS security has increased as S3 buckets have evolved from a dumping ground for data to the home for critical cloud-native applications, says Clumio co-founder and CEO Poojan Kumar. Information in S3 buckets is susceptible to both accidental deletions and cyberattacks.
Security, observability and search vendor Elastic will shrink its workforce by 13% due to small and medium businesses reducing their purchases amid the economic downturn. Elastic will lay off nearly 400 of its 3,056 employees as it adopts an automated, low-touch motion for SMB customers.
Ransomware-wielding attackers have myriad tactics for extorting victims, including demanding a stand-alone ransom for a promise to delete stolen data. But Coveware's Bill Siegel urges victims to never pay for such promises, in part because they rarely - if ever - get honored.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses why too few organizations admit to being victims of ransomware attacks, how delayed enterprise subscription start dates forced CrowdStrike to cut sales forecasts, and leveraging threat intelligence to protect critical infrastructure.
Open Systems has purchased an early-stage Microsoft-centric MSSP to help automate investigating, triaging and responding to basic security alerts. The Silicon Valley-based MDR provider says its acquisition of U.K.-based Tiberium will free up security analysts to focus on preventative defenses.
A British judge ordered cryptocurrency trading platforms to divulge the identities of account holders accused of holding funds stolen from an English digital assets exchange. A change in civil procedure makes it easier for English judges to subpoena foreign entities in cases of financial fraud.
The push to migrate applications to cloud-native architectures has driven increased use of containers and created the need for more security, says Veracode CEO Sam King. Veracode's expertise in application security helps the company identify open-source code and known vulnerabilities in containers.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how the profits of ransomware group Zeppelin have been smashed by security researchers, FTX again highlighting the risks of trading cryptocurrencies, and vendor Extrahop's newly appointed, high-profile president.
ReliaQuest customers have tailored Digital Shadows' threat intelligence to their organizations to ensure conversations about their brands or products are being captured, says CEO Brian Murphy. The security operations firm says the Digital Shadows deal has fortified its detection and response muscle.
Palo Alto Networks will make its first major acquisition in nearly two years, scooping up application security startup Cider Security for $250 million. The Silicon Valley-based platform security behemoth will fork over $194.6 million of cash as well as $55.4 million of replacement equity for Cider.
ExtraHop has snagged high-profile Check Point, Cylance and Optiv executive Chris Scanlan to help the network security provider reach $500 million in annual recurring revenue. The Seattle-based network detection and response vendor has tasked Scanlan with strengthening ExtraHop's go-to-market motion.
The traditional application development model that puts security checks at the end of the process creates needless friction that slows down organizations, says Snyk solutions engineer Matt Mintzer. Application security specialists need to build tracks rather than guardrails for development, he says.
Cyberattackers love to strike on weekends and holidays - that's not news. What is news: These attacks cost more than weekday incidents, and they take a heavy toll on defenders. Cybereason's Sam Curry shares insight from the new study "Organizations at Risk: Ransomware Attackers Don’t Take Holidays."
Complexity is the enemy of security, and information technology grows ever more complex. Have we created a problem space in computing so complicated that we will be unable to safely operate in it for its intended purposes? Fred Cohen says that's unlikely. He discusses managing risk in the future.
Bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange platform FTX says unsanctioned actors made off with customers' digital assets, causing a scramble to secure digital wallets. Estimates of the amount of stolen money are in the hundreds of millions. FTX filed for bankruptcy Friday after entering a liquidity crunch.