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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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27 Apr Employees Falling for New Microsoft Word Malware

There’s been a lot of news recently about cybercriminals exploiting a security weakness found in every version of Microsoft Word. This attack is particularly menacing because it does not require macros to be enabled—and it’s very easy for employees to become infected. In this new attack against Microsoft Word, a malicious object is embedded within an OLE2Link. When unsuspecting users open...

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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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06 Apr Fortscale 3.0 Design Matters

Good design is often a game of balance. There are forces pulling in different directions, and it's the designer's job is to balance them out. There is an inherent tension between the need to keep things familiar (users don't want to spend time figuring out new paradigms) and the need to innovate (after all, without any changes, no improvements can...

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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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28 Mar AI Powered UEBA Threat Hunting

In our latest release of Fortscale UEBA Version 3.0, we are truly unleashing our user-centric threat detection console. Newly announced threat hunting capabilities enable security analysts to uncover hidden rogue, risky, and malicious user behaviors and leads to unprecedented levels of discovery of what goes on in their network. As you may well remember, Fortscale’s engine combines automated enrichment, sophisticated machine...

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22 Mar Rediscovering DLP

“Employees are constantly bypassing my DLP policies; how can we stop them?” “Offline data transfers are my biggest concern. How can we find users that are taking sensitive data off-premise?” “Currently, sensitive assets, data classifications, and user properties are not correlated properly. How can I use all this information to best leverage my existing DLP policies?” “My SOC team can cover 40 DLP...

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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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