Bomgar acquiring Avecto to create privileged access management solution

Bomgar announced it will acquire Avecto. Avecto’s Defendpoint technology combines privilege management and application control to protect endpoints by making admin rights removal simple and scalable. Pairing Avecto with Bomgar’s privileged account and session management technology will enable businesses to implement the principle of least privilege and defend themselves against today’s threats. Forrester estimates that 80% of security breaches involve privileged credentials. Privileged accounts are coveted targets for attackers and must be protected from both … More

WhiteHat Security and RiskIQ partner to fortify digital asset management

As businesses migrate to digital channels to improve their product offerings, promote business and enhance customer and employee engagement, their online presence and attack surface simultaneously expand—opening doors to brand misuse and even data theft. In order to address this business issue, WhiteHat Security announced it has partnered with RiskIQ to offer threat defenders complete, point-in-time snapshots of their brands’ online presence beyond the firewall. The relationship leverages RiskIQ Digital footprint snapshot technology to expand … More

Vijay Malik joins GreatHorn as vice president of engineering

GreatHorn announced that it has appointed Vijay Malik as its vice president of engineering. In this role, Malik will be responsible for the company’s engineering organization and the development of its email security platform, particularly as the team strengthens its anomaly-based threat detection capabilities for phishing and social engineering attacks. The FBI’s 2017 Internet crime report found business email compromise incidents were not only on the rise, but, in fact, had a disproportionately large financial … More

GlobalSign’s cloud-based PKI solution enables Cayan to deliver SSL certificates

GMO GlobalSign announced that Cayan is integrating GlobalSign’s scalable, cloud-based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) service to improve ease-of-use and reduce the support costs of its Genius payment processing platform. The Genius platform is a cloud-based payment processing platform that works on Internet connected mobile devices. The integration with GlobalSign’s PKI service, capable of issuing more than 3,000 digital certificates per second, allows Cayan to issue SSL certificates on all devices to establish encryption, mutual authentication … More

Sven Hammar joins Versasec board of directors

Versasec named Sven Hammar to its board of directors at the company’s annual general meeting. Mr. Hammar brings to Versasec experience in working with start-ups and established companies as well as negotiating experience with both enterprise customers and financial institutions. His career includes presenting and receiving venture capital funding, team building, establishing distribution and partnership with industry players, leading mergers and acquisitions, and working with restructuring and cost-saving programs. He’s held leadership positions in international … More

EclecticIQ integrates with MITRE’s ATT&CK framework

EclecticIQ announced the integration with MITRE’s ATT&CK (adversarial tactics, techniques, and common knowledge) Framework. The integration allows insights into tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) of adversaries. As adversaries get more skilled, the demand for threat intelligence increases. The analysts at EclecticIQ Fusion Center produce threat intelligence based on various open, community and commercial sources, both as pre-defined products as well as customer-specific offerings. Having ingested the ATT&CK matrix into EclecticIQ Platform, the analyst-centric Threat Intelligence … More

Mimecast acquires Ataata

The acquisition will allow customers to measure cyber risk training effectiveness by converting behavior observations into actionable risk metrics for security professionals. The addition of security awareness training and risk scoring and analysis strengthens Mimecast’s cyber resilience for email capabilities. According to research Mimecast conducted with Vanson Bourne, 90 percent of organizations have seen phishing attacks increase over the last year, yet only 11 percent responded that they train employees on how to spot cyberattacks. … More

Checkpoint Systems and Impinj team to create ARC-qualified RFID inlay

Checkpoint and Impinj announced that Checkpoint has created the Auburn University ARC-qualified inlay incorporating the Impinj Monza R6-A chip using its own Vortex RFID label. The ARC Program tests and benchmarks RFID tag performance and shares that data with the retail supply chain. This ensures that retail suppliers can deliver RFID-tagged products to retailers that meet the levels of performance necessary to provide benefit to both the retailer and the retail supplier. The Vortex R6-A … More

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud partner to foster IoT in China

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner to foster the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in China. The two companies will leverage each other’s technology and industry resources to build the IoT solution to support Industrie 4.0, China’s manufacturing upgrade and transformation and other industrial Internet initiatives. Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG and Simon Hu, Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud signed … More

Cognitec’s FaceVACS engine integrates face matching algorithm

Cognitec Systems has concluded research and development efforts to advance the accuracy and speed of its face matching algorithm. The algorithm has been integrated into Cognitec’s FaceVACS engine and is available in releases of all market-focused Cognitec products. In-house tests show performance levels on a variety of datasets across face recognition applications. These datasets range from passport-style images as found in national ID databases, to mugshot-style images used by law enforcement agencies, and facial images … More