Perennial leaders Fortinet and VMware and a surging Cisco set themselves apart from the pack in SD-WAN, according to the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant. Fortinet and VMware again took the gold and silver in ability to execute, with Cisco leapfrogging both Versa and Palo Alto to capture the bronze.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the industrywide implications of a teenager hacking into Uber's internal systems, key trends in the new Gartner SD-WAN Magic Quadrant report, and how ethics and security culture are center stage due to recent CISO revelations at Uber and Twitter.
The chief executive of Portugal's state-owned airline said she will not negotiate with hackers even as the Ragnar Locker ransomware-as-a-service group posted online the data of 1.5 million customers. "We hope you support us in this ethical attitude," said Christine Ourmières-Widener.
Private equity firm Vector Capital invested $100 million in Malwarebytes a month after the antivirus stalwart laid off 125 employees to focus on smaller customers. The funds will help the vendor reduce clients' attack surfaces and accelerate momentum with MSPs and channel partners.
Darktrace's Cybersprint acquisition allowed the cybersecurity AI vendor to move from focusing solely on internal threats to also defending the external attack surface, Nicole Eagan says. The company says AI will give an outside-in view of the victim and simulate how the attacker will behave.
Iranian hackers rambled across the Albanian government's network for 14 months before launching a ransomware and disk wiper attack in July, says the U.S. government. Iran exploited a Microsoft SharePoint vulnerability to gain access and then harvested credentials and exfiltrated data.
Recent hacking incidents involving an emergency medical transport company and a firm that provides billing services to ambulance companies underscore how protected health information is subject to risk and oversight alike before a patient even steps into a hospital.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses financial giant Morgan Stanley's failure to invest in proper hard drive destruction oversight, the future of ransomware and the gangs that have attacked organizations in recent years, and the methods required to secure new payments systems.
Cyberattacks against universities have forced academia to implement new rules and processes to safeguard sensitive research from adversaries such as China, Russia and Iran. Texas A&M set up an office in 2016 to oversee security around scholarship, and the office works to prevent foreign influence.
Public water systems in the United States will continue connecting control systems to the internet despite the risks, members of the House Homeland Security Committee heard today. Water systems need network connectivity for remote repairs, said an official with the National Rural Water Association.
SentinelOne is taking on top rival CrowdStrike in the venture arena, unveiling a $100 million fund to support security and data startups of all sizes. S Ventures will give the company broader reach in adjacent markets and enable high-value integrations that can grow over time.
Federal authorities have issued urgent advisories - and Medtronic a voluntary product recall - about a cybersecurity flaw in some of the company's insulin pumps. If exploited, the flaw could result in patients receiving too little or too much insulin, which in extreme cases could result in death.
From SolarWinds to Kaseya, Accellion, Log4j and Okta, third-party security breaches are among the most devastating for organizations affected. Tony Morbin of ISMG dives into the story behind the results of a global survey with Demi Ben-Ari, the co-founder, CTO and head of security at Panorays.
Financial services giant Morgan Stanley will pay a $35 million fine to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it failed to comply with rules requiring it to safeguard customer data as well as ensure it is disposed of properly.
Deep Instinct has tasked the former CEO of Palo Alto Networks and COO of Zscaler with reworking the company's go-to-market strategy to better serve large enterprises. The company has moved longtime executive Lane Bess from the executive chair to the CEO's seat to recruit experienced sales leaders.