In the News2019-04-09T22:18:06+00:00

Data Breach Fines: Are They Working to Boost Consumer Safety?

By |November 12th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Threat Post, November 7, 2019, with comments by Willy Leichter Organizations have paid trillions in breach fines, yet the count of compromised companies, data and people keeps rising As data breaches continue to be a daily event, security experts and executives are looking for ways to stop the trend. In the past five years, breaches have shot up to the [...]

Hacker Accessed a TransUnion Canada Web Portal & Pulls Consumer Credit Files

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Journal of CyberPolicy and Information Security Buzz, October 8. 2019, with comments by Satya Gupta A hacker illegally stole and used a customer’s login credentials to access the TransUnion web portal. They then used this access to pull consumer credit files of up to 37,000 Canadians. The breach took place between June 28 and July 29 this year. The stolen [...]

Virsec Receives Cyber Catalyst Designation

By |September 26th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Marsh announced that Virsec Security Platform® was one of the seventeen designated Cyber Catalyst solutions for 2019. Many cyber insurers convened to identify 150 product contenders, of which 17 were designated. Download datasheet (no registration required) Virsec Security Platform (VSP) stops fileless attacks and in-memory exploits that escape detection of other security options. Filess malware, memory corruption and other advanced [...]

From ITSP Magazine, “A Their Story At Hacker Summer Camp”: Willy Leichter tells Virsec’s story on Solving Complexity in CyberSecurity

By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

ITSP Magazine’s guest on 8/28 in Las Vegas was Willy Leichter, Vice President, Marketing, Virsec Systems Listen to Willy tell Virsec's story now Solving complex technological problems these days is far from simple, but it’s important to offer solutions that are manageable for organizations to deploy. This is especially true in the cybersecurity space. With the national vulnerability database (NVD) [...]

Massive Biometric Data Breach Creates Chaos for MSSPs

By |August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Channel Futures, IS Buzz News, August 14, 2019, with comments by Willy Leichter Israeli researchers working for vpnmentor, a VPN review service, discovered a massive leak in a biometrics system broadly used in 1.5 million locations globally. Two researchers at the firm found a flaw in a database belonging to Biostar 2, a biometrics lock system, making its data publicly [...]

Campus Life Security story: Why School Systems Have Become Major Targets for Cyberattackers

By |August 16th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Campus Life Security, August 13, with comments by Saurabh Sharma. School systems have recently become major targets for cyberattacks because of the multitude of personal information they have paired with improper security protection. School campuses are an increasingly in the sites of cyber attackers, including those making ransom demands. Two districts were among those recently struck. One in Dothan, Alabama, [...]

ROUNDTABLE: Huge Capital One breach shows too little is being done to preserve data privacy

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

The Last Watchdog & TechNewsWorld, July 29 – Aug 1, with comments from SatyaGupta Capital One Financial Corp, the world’s fifth largest credit card issuer, now has the dubious distinction of being the third largest financial hack victim in the US. Spots one and two are held by Equifax’s 2017 breach of 143 million consumers and Heartland Payment Systems’ breach [...]

Silicon Valley Issues Election Security Report

By |August 9th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Info Security News, July 26, 2019, with comments by Satya Gupta Vulnerable communications platforms could allow hackers to hijack messages, mislead public At the end of July, a grand jury in San Mateo, California published an Elections Security Report that highlights areas of online communication that are vulnerable to cyber hacking. The report describes ways San Mateo County’s email and [...]

DoJ to Examine Big Tech Competitive Landscape

By |July 31st, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

TechNewsWorld, July 25, 2019, with comments from Willy Leichter The DOJ along with Congress planning to dig into the technical world of search, online retail and social media A week ago the US Department of Justice stated its intention to begin an antitrust investigation into big tech companies. The DOJ had previously alluded that it was considering taking this action [...]