Author: Rodolfo Melgoza

15 Jun AI – The Next Frontier of Cybersecurity

Global losses due to cybercrime are staggering. Currently, there are well over a million new cyberthreats released into the wild every day, and nearly all organizations have been victims of some sort of cybercrime. At least one study[1] predicts that annual damages due to cybercrime will reach $6 trillion by 2021. Countering these threats is a very significant and ongoing concern...

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08 Jun Active Response Against Cybercrime – Is It Time?

With the continuing onslaught of cybercrime and malware, more and more organizations are seriously contemplating an active response program—striking back at their attackers instead of merely taking a defensive posture. Done correctly, active response could significantly slow cybercrime, or at least give cybercriminals pause. However, active response is a vigilante endeavor, and if it goes wrong, the consequences could be...

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25 May Verizon Data Breach Report Confirms No one is Immune from Cybercrime

Verizon recently released their annual Data Breach Investigation Report [i]. According to the study, 81% of hacking related breaches leveraged either stolen or weak passwords. This recurring theme once again highlights the need for organizations to monitor user accounts for abnormal use. For several years now, it’s been well understood that the vast majority of serious computer security incidents involve the use...

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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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