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WhiteHat Security launches Essentials product line for security testing with code coverage

WhiteHat Security released its new ‘Essentials’ product line, with the launch of two solutions: Sentinel Source Essentials Edition and Sentinel SCA Essentials Edition. The streamlined ‘Essentials’ products have been created to help organizations meet the needs of the DevOps build/test phase by offering security testing with code coverage. The ‘Essentials’ solutions cut down scan times, helping developers get the vulnerability assessment results they need faster. The ‘Essentials’ product line currently includes: 1) Sentinel SCA Essentials … More

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Varonis Data Security Platform 7.0 released

Varonis Systems releases new features in version 7.0 of the Varonis Data Security Platform to help organizations protect their enterprise data from insider threats and cyberattacks. Version 7.0 of the Varonis Data Security Platform features new cloud and threat detection and response capabilities: new event sources and enrichment; threat intelligence to Varonis security insights; and playbooks that arm customers with incident response plans right in the web UI – making it easier for customers to … More

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BioCatch launches new behavioural biometrics offering to combat vishing

BioCatch has introduced a new offering to help protect consumers from phone scams known as vishing, a type of Authorised Push Payment (APP) fraud, in response to the growing vishing epidemic. Vishing, which involves fraudsters impersonating bank or other officials such as the police to trick victims into transferring funds, has become the fastest growing social engineering scam in the United Kingdom. UK Finance reported that in the first half of 2018, nearly 4,000 UK … More

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HITRUST expands to deliver ‘One framework, one assessment approach’ globally

HITRUST unveiled that it is expanding its engagement in Europe and Asia to aid organizations in addressing their global information risk management and compliance priorities, including General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) requirements by providing a ‘one framework, one assessment’ approach globally. Standards and regulations around the world are constantly being created and updated to protect data, particularly personal data with multiple domestic and cross-border requirements and reporting … More

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Mitsubishi Electric develops cyber defense technology for connected cars

Mitsubishi Electric has developed a multi-layered defense technology that protects connected vehicles from cyber attacks by strengthening their head unit’s defense capabilities. The technology will help realize more secure vehicle systems in line with the increasing popularity of vehicles that are equipped for connection to external networks. Vehicles with communication functions provide connections to the internet and/or mobile devices such as smartphones. The importance of cyber security is increasing because these vehicles are vulnerable to … More

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Cequence Security awarded patent for detecting bot attacks

Cequence Security has been awarded a patent for its ability to passively detect malicious bot attacks targeting web, mobile, and API applications, US Patent 10,135,904 for Network Attack Detection on a Mobile API of a Web Service. Malicious bots now account for nearly 1/3 of all traffic on the Internet, which makes it the new #1 cyber threat facing today’s hyper-connected organizations that rely on these applications to connect customers, partners, and suppliers. The technology … More

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VDOO releases runtime protection agent for connected devices

VDOO released its ERA – Embedded Runtime Agent for ongoing connected device security. The VDOO agent is tailored for each device based on an analysis of its firmware binary by Vision – VDOO’s analysis platform, focusing on the device’s threat landscape and resources, while avoiding any performance or functionality impact to the device. “While the VDOO analysis solution, Vision, provides the ultimate tools to properly implement security building blocks and mitigate threats on connected devices, … More

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HID Global launches cloud platform to help create connected workplace experiences

HID Global launched its HID Origo cloud platform that opens opportunities for partners to create workplace experiences that are built on HID’s access control infrastructure. The platform combines HID’s technologies for mobile IDs (and location services in the future) with its access control architecture to bring together physical security and a range of building applications, services and IoT use cases via a unified cloud experience. “HID Origo lays the foundation for a broad ecosystem of … More

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Amazon Web Services announces AWS Backup

Amazon Web Services released AWS Backup, a backup service that makes it faster and simpler for customers to back up their data across AWS services and on-premises, helping customers meet their business and regulatory backup compliance requirements. AWS Backup makes protecting storage volumes, databases, and file systems easier by giving customers a single service to configure and audit the AWS resources they backup, automate backup scheduling, set retention policies, and monitor recent backups and restores … More

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Immuta expands GRC expertise to help enterprises build data science programs

Immuta revealed that financial services industry veteran Richard Geering has joined as the company’s Vice President of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), reporting to CEO Matthew Carroll. Richard joins Immuta from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), where he served as Chief Operational Risk Officer for Investor and Treasury Services. He brings 25 years of experience in financial services and risk management, with broad domain knowledge in data analytics. Working alongside Immuta’s product and sales … More

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Advanced Fraud Solutions partners with Q6 Cyber to fight card fraud

Advanced Fraud Solutions and Q6 Cyber unveiled that they have partnered to integrate Q6 data feeds directly into the TrueCards fraud prevention software platform. TrueCards is a tool allowing financial institutions’ fraud teams to monitor card holder transactions for test sites, breaches, and common points of compromise (CPC). Q6 Cyber employs an approach to monitoring the “Digital Underground,” including the DarkWeb and DeepWeb. Leveraging years of law enforcement and intelligence experience in the dark corners … More

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Onapsis signs agreement to acquire ERP cybersecurity company Virtual Forge

Onapsis has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Virtual Forge, headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany. Onapsis’s platform is the cybersecurity solution that protects the ERP systems and business-critical applications of the world’s largest organizations. Founded in 2006, Virtual Forge is the provider of solutions to prevent, detect and remediate cybersecurity and compliance risks in customizations and extensions of SAP applications. The combination of Onapsis and Virtual Forge will empower customers to have visibility, incident … More

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