Category: Security

Security is more important than ever. Cybersecurity has been a problem from the start of IT and it will be till the end. It all started with endpoint and network security, but today, we are also facing with cloudsecurity and managing employees to incorporate good security practices.

All these new technologies that help us innovate also helps cybercriminals and state sponsored hackers to get new tools they can use to get access to our systems, and in a worst case scenario, access to our most valuable data and business secrets. Also, with new legislation in place like GDPR, you need to make sure everything is secure, otherwise you just don’t lose your reputation, but you can also be fined by the government. Protecting IT-environments is more important than ever.

Endpoint Security

Your first line of defense is usually endpoint protection. The devices your employees work with need to be protected against ransomware and other malware which can bring lots and lots of trouble. This nowadays the most basic form of protection and many of the bigger vendors and suites can help you achieve this.

Network security

Network security is a bit more advanced, where you can manage which traffic goes across your network. You can also connect different networks together with e.g. SD-WAN. So, you can run protection software and share data between multiple locations. The trend we see in network protection on the datacenter side is to lock down the traffic by only allowing known, benevolent traffic sources. Regarding office networking, we see new initiatives like ZScaler coming up, where you tunnel all your staff over the network of ZScaler so they can analyse the traffic and block patterns that they marked as malicious. Especially for companies with employees that travel a lot, this is a smart solution.

Cloud security

Many thought that bringing workloads to the cloud would reduce their responsibility of doing security. It is now clear that this is not the case. Most cloud vendors practice the “shared responsibility” approach. This means that big hyperscalers can offer a first line of defense against well known threats and port scanners. For the more sophisticated attacks that are directly pointed at your servers, you need to have your protection in place.

Barracuda expands SASE platform to support hybrid cloud deployments

Barracuda expands SASE platform to support hybrid cloud deployments

Improvements aimed at companies that have moved to SaaS and IaaS environments Barracuda Networks this week announced the expansion of its cloud-native SASE platform. Barracuda's SASE platform streamlines Secure SD-WAN, firewall-as-a-service, Zero Trust Network Access, and Secure Web Gateway func... Read more

date7 days ago
Rubrik launches Rubrik Security Cloud

Rubrik launches Rubrik Security Cloud

Rubrik introduced Rubrik Security Cloud, a solution for data security and ransomware protection across on-premises, cloud and SaaS workloads. Ransomware is as damaging as it is prevalent. It remains the largest form of malware. The average cost of an attack is on the rise, as is the number of v... Read more

date8 days ago
Datadog supports OpenTelemetry Protocol and Kubernetes

Datadog supports OpenTelemetry Protocol and Kubernetes

Datadog's portfolio now supports the OpenTelemetry Protocol and Kubernetes. Datadog develops a platform for monitoring and securing cloud apps. The SaaS solution maps application performance and threats. The platform was recently updated to support the OpenTelemetry Protocol and Kubernetes. Dat... Read more

date9 days ago
EU governments and lawmakers agree to toughen cybersecurity rules

EU governments and lawmakers agree to toughen cybersecurity rules

The new laws will target "key sectors" according to the European Commission. EU countries and lawmakers agreed last week to tougher cybersecurity rules for large energy, transport and financial firms, digital providers and medical device makers, according to a report in Reuters. The announcement... Read more

date9 days ago
‘Over 5.000 websites illegally collect data in unsent forms’

‘Over 5.000 websites illegally collect data in unsent forms’

Thousands of websites collect data that users input into forms prior to submitting the form. Email addresses and passwords are popular for unsolicited collection, as discovered by researchers from the KU Leuven, Radboud University and University of Lausanne have discovered. The research shows th... Read more

date9 days ago
Rapid7 discovers critical vulnerability in Zyxel firewalls

Rapid7 discovers critical vulnerability in Zyxel firewalls

Rapid7 researchers discovered a critical vulnerability in various Zyxel firewalls. The vulnerability allows hackers to breach firewalls by remotely executing a command injection via the firewalls' management interface. According to the security specialist, the vulnerability (CVE-2022-30525) is r... Read more

date12 days ago
Material Security receives $100m on a unicorn valuation worth $1.1b

Material Security receives $100m on a unicorn valuation worth $1.1b

Material Security has fundraised around $100 million to extend and advance its products into new zones to expand internationally. Elad Gill, Andreessen Horowitz, and other prestigious tech investors have collaborated with Founders Funds to lead the Series C round. The fundraising was carried out... Read more

date12 days ago
Ransomware attack permanently shuts down American college

Ransomware attack permanently shuts down American college

Lincoln College in Illinois is forced to permanently close its doors after a ransomware attack at the end of last year. The attack caused such damage that fundraising was no longer possible. According to the college, the ransomware attack caused such damage to data and systems that recovery took... Read more

date15 days ago
Microsoft launches Security Experts, new managed security offering

Microsoft launches Security Experts, new managed security offering

Microsoft launched a new offering of managed security services. Microsoft Security Experts allows organizations fully or partially outsource threat hunting, XDR and SIEM. Microsoft's current portfolio is twofold. Firstly, the organization develops technology for preventing, finding and tackling ... Read more

date16 days ago
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