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posted in March 2019

BEC Scammer Pleads Guilty

3/20/2019
Business email compromise (BEC) operation resulted in $100 million in losses to a multinational technology company and a social media firm, according to the US Attorney's Office.

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Deep Instinct Touts Predictive Aspects of Deep Learning

3/7/2019
Deep learning, as a subset of machine learning (which is itself a subset of artificial intelligence), can help transform a companys security posture, says Deep Instincts Guy Caspi. Deep learnings predictive capabilities also change the security management equation reactive to proactive, an important breakthrough in forecasting and risk management.

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Regular User Awareness Training Still the Best Security Tactic

3/7/2019
Email continues to be the largest area of exposure for most organizations, and phishing emails lead the charge, according to Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of KnowBe4. And while AI and machine learning can make a difference, these same tools are used by the bad guys, Sjouwerman adds. Regular, monthly trainings help reduce phishing click rates.

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Raytheon IIS Seizes the Moment with Cybersecurity as a Service

3/7/2019
Tapping the flexibility and reach of the cloud makes good sense for customers, according to Jon Check, senior director, cyber protection solutions for Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. Cybersecurity as a Service (CYaaS) ensures both data resilience and cyber resilience by integrating analytics and automation features into the mix.

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AT&T Cybersecurity Ensures Companies SOAR with Security Strategy

3/7/2019
SOAR, or Security Orchestration, Automation and Response, helps customers ensure the sanctity of their infrastructure, data and end-users, according to Sanjay Ramnath, vice president, product marketing, of AT&T Cybersecurity. Integrating analytics, automation and threat intelligence helps customers eliminate the seams where the bad guys get in.

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Code42: Data Loss Protection is the New DLP

3/7/2019
Data loss protection helps companies get more proactive than data loss prevention and will help customers in an era of Big Data, says Vijay Ramanathan of Code 42. Data loss protection helps with both time to awareness and time to response; its reliance on automation also means greater volumes of data can be managed.

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Contrast Security Boosts App Security with Self-Protecting Software

3/6/2019
Vulnerability rates in application software remain as high as they were 15 years ago, according to Jeff Williams, CTO and Co-Founder of Contrast Security. But by injecting intelligent agents into code, app software gets instruments with thousands of smart, agile sensors that detect and correct vulnerabilities before deployment, and protect apps in operation.

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Endgame Encourages Users to Balance Detection and Response Vs. Prevention

3/6/2019
Not all security data thats publicly shared gets analyzed or vetted, but Forresters recent independent analysis of MITRE ATT&CK evaluation offers up useful insights to infosec pros and can guide their procurement and security strategy, according to Mike Nichols of Endgame. These reports can help with intelligent evaluation of detection and response versus prevention approaches.

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Anomali: Integration of Disparate Security Systems is Essential

3/6/2019
With a record number of cyber-attacks recorded in 2018 and even more expected this year, integrating multiple security sub-systems is essential for enterprises, says Anomalis Hugh Njemanze. He also encourages companies to operationalize their threat intelligence and to get better at sharing threat intel data.

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Gemalto Helps Navigate Security in the Cloud Era

3/6/2019
With digital transformation in full swing and Big Data accumulating, end-user organizations have their hands full to manage, store and protect all their data, according to Todd Moore of Gemalto. While end-users have access to cloud-based encryption and other security services, Moore warns that the bad guys have access to them too.

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Lockpath Advocates Benefits of Continuous Security Management

3/6/2019
Risk management and compliance technologies emerge from the intersection of technology, security, and regulation; continuous security management helps professionals from multiple departments and disciplines access the info they need, when they need it, according to Sam Abadir of Lockpath.

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Tim Mackey, Principal Security Strategist, CyRC, at Synopsys,  6/18/2019
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