Author: Rodolfo Melgoza

11 May Why IoT Security Matters

The growth of the IoT (Internet of Things) is staggering and sobering.  Gartner predicts that the number of world-wide Internet connected devices will grow to 11.4 billion by 2018. That’s a huge number of new devices connecting to the internet. Unfortunately, many of these new gadgets have very little, if any security. A case in point. A few months ago, the...

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03 May Fortscale Expanding Solution Partner Network

As you know, I’ve been very excited about Fortscale’s new Presidio offering. Today, my enthusiasm remains on high as we announce a significant expansion of our partner programs. Fortscale is looking to rapidly broaden our solution partner network over the next 12 months by aggressively equipping vendors with the industry’s first embedded User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) engine. We are...

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20 Apr Fortscale Enhances DLP Deployment – Helps Prevent Malicious Data Extrusion

I recently had the opportunity to review how one of our large banking customers is using Fortscale. This was very informative to me as I was able to experience first-hand how Fortscale helps with Data Loss Prevention (DLP). The bank has over 15,000 users and upwards of 20,000 endpoints across numerous locations, and like all large financial institutions, they are constantly...

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12 Apr Cyber Criminals Successfully Stealing Our Tax Refunds – Again!

Tax season is a very active time for cybercriminals. According to the IRS, the 2016 tax season experienced a 400% increase in tax related phishing and malware attacks. Both individuals and businesses have been victims. In one instance, hackers accessed the data of up to 100,000 people through a federal tool that helps students get financial aid. The result? The IRS...

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30 Mar Insiders Allegedly Steal Self Driving Car Technology

Recently, Waymo An Alphabet (Google) company an autonomous car development company, announced a lawsuit against Otto and Uber, also in the autonomous vehicle business.  According to Waymo, a number of their own employees stole Waymo’s highly confidential and proprietary LiDAR design plans related to self-driving cars. The technology is critical to the development of autonomous cars—measuring the shape, speed and movement of...

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15 Mar Fortscale Releases Version 3.0 Bringing Proactive Threat Hunting and Data Loss Protection Support to User and Entity Behavior Analytics

Fortscale 3.0 Enhances the Company’s Award-Winning Behavior Analytics with new use cases, intelligent attack monitoring and detection, and a quicker time to value. In today’s blog post, I’m thrilled to announce the release of Fortscale 3.0.  This new release builds on Fortscales’s award-winning big data analytics and machine-learning UEBA platform, further enhancing the product’s ability to detect and mitigate insider threats....

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08 Mar Improved Cybersecurity through Collaboration

Many believe that it is only through better global collaboration that we will be able to win the war against cybercrime. Technology evolves at a break-neck speed. Perhaps nothing else in the world changes so often or so rapidly. Cybersecurity is no exception, but despite rapid development of countless security technologies each year, security seems to always be behind the...

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06 Feb Machines Gives Cybersecurity a Big Boost

Machines Gives Cybersecurity a Big Boost Machine learning will no doubt continue its rapid evolution, but it’s already given us a number of very important improvements in cybersecurity. Machine Learning has made tremendous advancements during the last few years. It has become an integral part of our lives. Online shopping has evolved to the point where nearly every site we visit will...

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20 Jan Fortscale 2016 Achievements

As we begin 2017, I can’t help but look back at the many Fortscale achievements during the preceding twelve months. 2016 was a terrific year for the company, with a lot of innovation and important milestones being met.   Although we saw the evolution of spine-chilling ransomware and mammoth data breaches like the one disclosed by Yahoo, Fortscale continues to respond with...

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20 Jan Cyber Security in 2017 – Predicting What Will Not Happen

In January of each year, the cyber security industry is inundated with predictions about what the new year will bring. New forms of malware, anticipated major data breaches, security legislation, emerging technologies, and numerous other trends will all be discussed, debated, and pontificated. So just to be different, I’ve decided to generate a list of what will not happen in 2017....

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