New York-based Flashpoint was founded in 2010, and has evolved its mission to comb the dark web to provide business risk intelligence to help organizations mitigate risk across the enterprise. The company is headed up by CEO Josh Lefkowitz, with Evan Kohlmann and Josh Devon serving as chief innovation officer, and chief operating officer respectively. … Continue reading Flashpoint, shining a light on threat intelligence from the dark web
Network security is a major concern for both enterprises and individuals. With threats seemingly around every corner, we focus much of our energy on awareness and mitigation, such as firewalls. Well, sometimes. It’s not always this simple. Setting up a suitable firewall becomes far more of a challenge the more systems there are in a … Continue reading Firemon reaches for the FortyCloud
Despite some of the world’s most innovative minds working tirelessly to develop solutions to security woes, the average user still lags far behind in prioritizing his or her own security online. In fact, the mobile identity company TeleSign conducted a survey of 2000 people in 2015 and found that consumers have an average of 23 … Continue reading LiebSoft seeks privileged management from Okta
Michael Dell founded Dell in Austin, Texas 1984. As a student he initially ran the company from his dorm. In just four years, Dell was able to file for IPO in 1988. Dell continued on a growth trajectory, hitting $1bn in revenue by 1994 and launching its online shop Dell.com in 1996. Within six months online sales reportedly generated $1m in … Continue reading One Dell of a Ride
It is no secret that data breaches are a growing epidemic, with the average cost of a data breach being nearly $3.8 million, according to the IBM-sponsored Ponemon 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study. As a result, businesses of all sizes have found themselves searching for tools to better manage the security of their data, … Continue reading Keeper Security Password Manager And Secure Vault Continues To Advance
Even for the largest organizations, threat awareness is a serious challenge. How can you tell whether sensitive corporate documents have been leaked online, or if someone is impersonating and undermining your brand online, without committing significant numbers of people to finding out? Digital Shadows aims to make this process much easier. Its flagship product, SearchLight, … Continue reading Open Source Threat Awareness Comes Out Of The Shadows
There’s a prevailing school of thought that the best way to deal with security issues is with the endless and senseless acquisition of appliances and services. Rather than having a silver bullet, we in the security world have silver shotgun shells. But like most mantras, this one is fundamentally flawed. Technology, no matter how good, … Continue reading Answering The Million Dollar Question: Are We Secure?
In a merging of titans, Avast intends to acquire free-antivirus vendor AVG for approximately $1.3bn at $25 per share. The combined entity will give significant scale and market penetration for the Czech pair. Avast states that beyond market penetration, it is will also leverage the pairing to delve further into providing security for IoT devices. … Continue reading Czech mate, AVG sold for Avast figure of $1.3bn
Cisco has announced its intent to acquire Waltham, MA-based CloudLock for $293m in cash. CloudLock is a cloud application security broker, which helps enterprises extend security controls to cloud applications which may otherwise not have such controls. Acquisitions are part of Cisco’s strategy to add to its portfolio and accelerate penetration into markets. It is … Continue reading Cisco to acquire CloudLock
According to market predictions, in 2015, the total market for cyber-security products reached an astronomical $75 billion. That figure represents the total spent on packages, appliances, subscriptions, training, and consultancy, all bought with the intent of protecting critical IT infrastructure from external and internal threats. At the same time, it’s been an ongoing challenge to … Continue reading AttackIQ asks how effective are your security investments?