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24 Jul Fortscale Named an Emerging Vendor by CRN

Startups are often credited with being the most important drivers of innovation. CRN recognized this long ago, and each year generates a list of the most exciting young companies.  I’m ecstatic that this year CRN named Fortscale to their prestigious list of emerging vendors. The list includes several categories, and CRN appropriately placed Fortscale in the security category. It’s very fulling...

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20 Jul Millions of Verizon Customer Records Exposed in Security Lapse

It appears that Verizon Wireless suffered a major security incident when as many as 14 million records were found on an unsecured Amazon S3 storage server belonging to a business partner. The customer records were contained in log files that were generated when Verizon customers called customer service over the course of the last six months. Each record included a...

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06 Jul Weak Passwords – Risks Continue

One of the sobering facts about this incident is that organizations, even those like the UK Parliament that should have high security, are still vulnerable to password cracking and account takeovers. In most cases, passwords are the key to virtually every type of data in the network. If the passwords are weak the entire enterprise is at risk. The strongest...

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29 Jun Password-Stealing Malware Has Huge Impact

Stolen passwords have been at the heart of most security breaches since the very beginning of cybercrime. Despite all of our efforts to secure and prevent password theft, it’s still a major issue. Recently, Verizon released their 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report, and it once again confirms that not much has changed in this area.  In 81% of the hacking...

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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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