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20 Jun New Patent Sheds Light on Some of the Advancements Fortscale has Made in the UEBA Industry

Ever question, “How DOES Fortscale do it?” Ever wonder, “How is Fortscale able to provide such insightful analysis on the activity of users and entities our environment?” Ever think, “why don’t they have to establish rules or thresholds like everyone else?” Well, today we can put some of these questions to rest and share a little of the secret sauce, with...

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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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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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