A hacking incident at a cloud-based electronic health records software vendor affects dozens of the company's pediatric practice clients and more than 2.2 million of their patients and other individuals. The breach spotlights several common but serious risks.
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.
Zscaler has notched large, multiyear, multipillar deals as the economic downturn prompts clients to seek replacements for expensive legacy point products, says CEO Jay Chaudhry. Clients are increasingly buying Zscaler's secure web gateway, private access and digital experience tools as one bundle.
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.
Broadcom's acquisition of VMware faces challenges from European regulatory authorities over potential competitive advantages. The $61 billion deal announced in May still needs clearance from the EU and also faces scrutiny by U.K. authorities before it can be finalized.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how Australian health insurer Medibank is facing stark consequences for not paying a ransom to a group of cyber extortionists, how to limit unnecessary cybersecurity exposure during M&A, and how to manage challenges in hybrid environments.
A startup that was reportedly almost acquired by Palo Alto Networks for $600 million has instead raised $100 million to forge ahead on its own. App security vendor Apiiro plans to use the proceeds to strengthen its ability to analyze code and developer activities across the software supply chain.
Software as a service - it's the new shadow IT, says Phyllis Woodruff of Global Payments. And it highlights the new challenges arising for security leaders overseeing their organizations' cloud migrations. She discusses how to make cloud "bulletproof" for business teams.
Versa Networks has completed a pre-IPO funding round to build out a cloud security portfolio and bring zero trust functionality to campus and branch settings. The SASE vendor says the $120 million Series E round will allow the company to build or buy technology around SSPM, CSPM and CWPP.
Snyk has made another round of layoffs, axing 14% of its workforce including cloud security leader Aner Mazur and top legal officer Karyn Smith. The company will reduce its more than 1,400-person staff by 198 employees less than four months after laying off 30 people.
Palo Alto Networks has scaled back its M&A ambitions, walking away from a $600 million deal for Apiiro in favor of buying Cider Security for $200 million. Palo Alto says it abandoned the negotiations over irreconcilable differences in the valuation of Apiiro's code risk platform business.
Cybersecurity firm Eset says its spotted multiple hacks in Israel coming from a Lebanese threat group dubbed Polonium that's affiliated with Iran. The group employs custom-coded backdoors that use a slew of cloud storage accounts to handle command and control.
CEO Yotam Segev says Cyera eschews the focus of data loss prevention tools on blocking users from pulling down data and instead embraces an approach that reduces friction. Cyera has sought to safeguard data by making preventative changes in areas like configuration, permissions and security posture.
Immersive Labs completed a funding round just weeks after laying off 10% of its workforce to cover more developer languages and safeguard Azure and Google Cloud. The Ten Eleven Ventures-led funding will help Immersive Labs expand its coverage from frontline cybersecurity staff to development teams.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," as the use of Kubernetes and cloud containers over traditional forms of storage continues to increase, Nikki Robinson of IBM discusses the benefits of breaking down "complicated environments into something that's tangible and easy to manage."