In the News2018-08-28T22:23:08+00:00

The Biggest Cybercrime Threats of 2019

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Security News, Virsec in the News|

E-Commerce Times, January 11, 2019, with comments from Satya Gupta Cybercrime is becoming so costly it’s well on its way to becoming more profitable than the global trade of all major illegal drugs combined. And it’s costly to organizations. By 2021, it’s estimated that cybercrime will cost the US $6 trillion, double its cost 4 years ago in 2015*. This [...]

Virsec Honored with Two 2018 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards

By |January 8th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

American Security, January 7, 2019, with comments by Ray DeMeo Virsec has been recognized by American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program, the 2018 ‘ASTORS.’ The Virsec Security Platform, was selected as the 2018 Gold ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best ICS/SCADA Cyber Security and the Silver ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best IT Intrusion Detection & Prevention Solution The ‘ASTORS’ program is specifically [...]

Cyber Extortion Email Threatens Bombs Across US, Causing Widespread Panic

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Virsec in the News|

As targeted victims faced cyber extortion demands for bitcoin, police departments forced to respond to bomb threats On Thursday, from New York to San Francisco, businesses, universities and news agencies across the country received emails trying to extort bitcoin from them to prevent the release of videos of a compromising sexual nature. Often in such cases, people want to keep [...]

Equifax breach report highlights multiple security failures

By |December 14th, 2018|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Search Security, December 12, 2018, with comments by Satya Gupta; An Equifax breach report, based on a government investigation, blamed the incident on multiple security failures and concluded the breach was preventable. Equifax's own accountability in their data breach After a 14-month congressional investigation into the Equifax breach, the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has released its [...]

MY TAKE: Massive Marriott breach continues seemingly endless run of successful hacks

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Virsec in the News|

The Last Watchdog, 12/3/18, with comments from Satya Gupta; Target, Home Depot, Yahoo, Blue Cross, Marriott and more – familiar names to us that now all share being subjects of massive data breaches. The latest of Marriott’s, through Starwood hotels that Marriott merged with in 2016, is second in size only to Yahoo. Yahoo holds the record for the largest [...]

Their Story Chats At Black Hat Conference 2018 | Willy Leichter From Virsec

By |November 9th, 2018|Categories: Virsec in the News|

A Their Story interview with John Dasher, November 4, 2018, Interview with Willy Leichter; Listen to chat below ITSPmagazine’s John Dasher sat down at Black Hat 2018 with Willy Leichter, Vice President of Marketing at Virsec to talk about how Virsec protects enterprises from advanced memory-based attacks at near 100% accuracy with a novel approach. Virsec takes a unique approach [...]

Ponemon 2018 Endpoint Security Risk Report: 64% Of Enterprises Compromised, Attack Costs Up 42%, 4x More Likely To Be Hit With Zero Day/Fileless Attack Vs Prior Year

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Information Security Buzz, October 18, 2018, by Satya Gupta Among findings in the new Ponemon 2018 State of Endpoint Security Risk report: --64% of enterprises have been compromised in the past 12 months by attacks --The cost of a successful cyber-attack increased 42% year/year --Organizations are now 4x more likely to be hit with a zero-day attack, such as a [...]

Why the best antivirus software isn’t enough (and why you still need it)

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: Virsec in the News|

CSO & CIO, October 29, 2018 with comments by Satya Gupta; Antivirus software doesn't stop malware, nor can it keep up with new malware or variants of known malware, but it still plays a role in an overall endpoint protection strategy. New threats get past traditional antivirus with predictable reliability, which includes zero-day exploits and ransomware. But antivirus (A/V) solutions [...]