In the News 2018-05-08T22:59:09+00:00


2018: Scariest Year of Evil Things on the Internet

By | May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Security News, Virsec in the News|

Infosecurity Magazine, May 18, 2018, with comments by Satya Gupta; “Ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night…”* If only what’s happening on the Internet these days were the stuff of imaginative poetry. Instead, what experts are seeing is categorized as pure evil – the scariest of what’s been seen so far in cyberspace. [...]

Spectre Returns with 8 New Variants

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

Dark Reading, SC Magazine, Security Week, ISBuzz, May 4, 2018, with comments by Satya Gupta; Researchers have discovered 8 new versions of the processor vulnerability Spectre has rebounded with eight new varieties, forcing CPU chip manufacturers to tackle a new barrage of speculative execution vulnerabilities first made known to the public in early January this year. The discovery was reported [...]

Computer America and Virsec Interview with Willy Leichter

By | May 4th, 2018|Categories: Video Blog, Virsec in the News|

First Segment: Virsec. Willy Leichter, VP of Marketing. Virsec is made up of leading experts and professionals from various disciplines including network security, semi-conductors, embedded systems and real-time memory systems. The team has broad experience across all sizes of global technology organizations, with decades of experience delivering innovative technology and leadership at companies including AMD, Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Juniper, [...]

Raytheon, Virsec Team To Combat Advanced Cyberattacks

By | May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Washington Exec, April 26, 2018, with comments from Atiq Raza and Ray DeMeo Raytheon and Virsec Systems have joined forces to protect global government and critical infrastructure customers from advanced cyberattacks, using commercial cybersecurity tools that can detect and defend against processor-based exploits. Raytheon will combine its cybersecurity defense expertise with Virsec’s Trusted Execution technology to detect deviations in software [...]

‘Holy Grail’ Exploit Puts Nintendo Switch Consoles at Risk

By | May 1st, 2018|Categories: Virsec in the News|

EctNews Network, April 25, 2018, with comments by Willy Leichter Researchers announced last week a security flaw in Nintendo consoles, specifically the Nvidia Tegra X-1 mobile processor. Named “Fusée Gelée,” the vulnerability was discovered by Katherine Temkin and team at ReSwitched. All devices with the chip are affected, including Nintendo Switch and some Chromebooks. The processors can be attacked by [...]

Sitting down with Willy Leichter of Virsec at RSA 2018

By | April 27th, 2018|Categories: Video Blog, Virsec in the News|

Sitting down with Willy Leichter of Virsec at RSA 2018 There is a lot of speculation around the recent Specture and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Meet Willy Leichter of Virsec Systems, who have not only a working model but has figured out how to mitigate their impact. Interviewer: Charles Tendell With nearly 20 years of experience as an accomplished cybersecurity expert and [...]

Critical Infrastructure is Under Assault – Raytheon and Virsec May Have a Solution

By | April 26th, 2018|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Critical Infrastructure Is Under Assault – Raytheon and Virsec May Have a Solution Brilliance Security Magazine, April 23, 2018 Raytheon, Virsec Form Alliance to Market Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Federal Times, April 23, 2018 Running on older operating systems and software, critical infrastructures are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks. And the attackers themselves are sophisticated and especially skilled at evasive tactics. [...]

20 Hot New Security Products Announced At RSA 2018

By | April 19th, 2018|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Virsec #1 in 20 Hot New Security Products Announced At RSA 2018. Of the 20, here are the Top 10: 1-Virsec Trusted Execution 2-Trend Micro Writing Style DNA 3-Forcepoint Dynamic Data Protection 4-Unisys Stealth 5-Tripwire Container Analyzer Server 6-SonicWall NSv Virtual Firewall 7-Centrify Next-Gen Access 8-CylanceOptics 9-Kenna Application Risk Module 10-CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection Complete   Read full Hot New [...]

Q&A: How to prepare for Spectre, Meltdown exploits — and next-gen ‘microcode’ attacks

By | April 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized, Virsec in the News|

By Byron V. Acohido, The Last Watchdog, April 12, 2018, with comments from Virsec’s Satya Gupta If you think the cyber threat landscape today is nasty, just wait until the battle front drops to the processor chip level. Related article: A primer on microcode vulnerabilities It’s coming, just around the corner. The disclosure in early January of Spectre and Meltdown, [...]