Fortscale Insider Blog

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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27 Feb Presidio™ – The Industry’s First Embedded UEBA Engine

I’m thrilled to write to you today about Fortscale’s new product offering called Presidio. This new product is the industry’s first embeddable User & Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) engine. It enables security vendors to easily incorporate Fortscale’s advanced behavioral analytics engine into their security platforms. EDR, EPP, DLP, SIEM, NAC and other security vendors can embed Presidio within their security tools. This...

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27 Feb Welcome Evolution Equity and Valor Capital to Fortscale

Dear Customers, Colleagues, and Friends, Today, I’m excited to share the great news that Fortscale has raised an additional $7 Million dollars in funding.  This new investment round, led by Evolution Equity Partners and Valor Capital Group, brings Fortscale’s total funding to $23 million dollars. Previous investors, including: Intel Capital; Blumberg Capital; Swarth; CME ventures; and UST Global also participated in...

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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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30 Nov FBI Tips to Guard Against Ransomware

It’s interesting to read how many businesses are getting infected with ransomware. It’s also interesting so see that a lot of them are quick to transfer bitcoins to recover their encrypted files. I suppose most of us have mused about how we would respond if we were bitten by ransomware.  Would you pay? The FBI published a “Public Service Announcement” regarding ransomware. The...

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02 Nov User Experience Design – The User’s Perspective

"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works."   Steve Jobs When I started practicing, UX designers frequently had to explain what it is they actually do. The common understanding was that engineers wrote the code, and then we, as designers, had to "prettify" their...

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11 Oct Detecting Anomalies in a SMART Way – Part 3

In the first post of this series I described how we at Fortscale use a personalized adaptive threshold for triggering alerts. Each user’s activity is assigned a risk score (known as the SMART value) that triggers a SMART alert when it crosses the user’s threshold. We explained how the more anomalous activities a user performs through time, the higher his...

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