Researchers believe that a malware variant that specifically targets poorly protected or misconfigured Windows containers has been uncovered for the first time, according to a report published by Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42. A successful attack establishes a backdoor and persistence.
Symphony Technology Group's acquisition of FireEye Products Business in a $1.2 billion deal will set up the private equity group to better compete with security giants such as Microsoft and Cisco, while unlocking profit potential for FireEye and the now stand-alone Mandiant Solutions, analysts say.
The mass migration to cloud has only added to the global cybersecurity gap, and John Yeoh, global vice president of research at the Cloud Security Alliance is among those calling for greater "diversity by design" as enterprises look to fill these roles.
Rapid7 has acquired Velociraptor, an open-source endpoint-monitoring organization and community that will continue to operate as a stand-alone entity while the security firm adopts some of its technology. Meanwhile, Zscaler had announced a deal to buy Trustdome.
Love it or hate it, email remains an essential business and productivity tool. Many organizations have now migrated to cloud-based Office 365 email for their employees. But while cloud-based approaches offer easier procurement, manageability and better cost savings, certain email facts of life won't change.
View this webinar as McAfee Chief Technology Officer Steve Grobman, and McAfee Enterprise Architect and Principal Engineer, Mo Cashman share all they currently understand and advise on the evolving SolarWinds Supply Chain and SUNBURST Backdoor threat.
The new year has kicked off with a flurry of data security company acquisition activity; five deals have already been announced. Companies making acquisitions are striving to improve their secure access service edge - or SASE - posture, enter new markets or bolster their technology portfolios.
For some, 'observability' is just a hollow rebranding of 'monitoring', for others it's monitoring on steroids. But what if we told you observability is the new way to find out why - not just if - your distributed system or application isn't working as expected? Today we see that traditional monitoring approaches can...
Philip Reitinger has held senior cybersecurity leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. He's seen big breaches. And he says what he sees so far in the SolarWinds attack may be just the "tip of the iceberg" in terms of government and business entities that have been compromised.
Glen Hymers, CISO and head of data protection at the U.K.-based charity Save the Children International, says adapting to a cloud-first environment requires extensive security measures, including automated monitoring.
A recently uncovered vulnerability in a class of Amazon Web Service APIs can be exploited to leak AWS identity and access management user and arbitrary accounts, according to Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42.
McAfee is set to become a public company once again, with the cybersecurity firm filing for an IPO with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to trade under "MCFE" on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Separately, Ivanti announced that it would buy security firms MobileIron and Pulse Secure.
Microsoft removed 18 apps from its Azure cloud platform that were being used by hackers as part of their command-and-control infrastructure. The threat group, called Gadolinium, was abusing the infrastructure to launch phishing email attacks, Microsoft researchers say.