C5 Capital extended struggling threat detection firm IronNet a financial lifeline contingent on retired four-star Gen. Keith Alexander stepping down as CEO of the company he founded. The venture capital firm will inject $51 million if IronNet hires ex-Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Linda Zecher.
Cisco Security Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeetu Patel said the industry struggles to address multifaceted attacks that originate in email and include bad links, malware downloads to a device and more. Cyber defenders need correlated data from multiple sources of telemetry, he said.
Security researchers discovered an Iran-linked APT group carrying out a new chain of ransomware attacks against Israeli organizations. Check Point said attackers surprisingly carried out most of the activity manually over RDP but warned they are growing better at coding malware and using tools.
Organizations lack visibility into their network and assets to fully understand their threat and risk exposure, said Liberty Strategic Capital's Michael D'Ambrosio. The trend of accessing corporate networks from remote locations has made it tough for businesses to know what's on their network.
Netography has added more detection features and data science capabilities to help large enterprises better understand what's on their networks, according to CEO Martin Roesch. The Annapolis, Maryland-based company over the past 12 months has quintupled the amount of data ingested into its system.
Corelight has cemented partnerships with incident response firms and extended its capabilities from large enterprises to midsized enterprises to further the reach of its technology. Corelight allows its product to be used by CrowdStrike's incident response team during network-based investigations.
Orca Security has promoted Chief Product Officer Gil Geron to CEO to help the agentless cloud security vendor maintain its market leadership and rapid growth. The leadership swap at Portland, Oregon-based Orca will result in Avi Shua moving to the newly created position of chief innovation officer.
The Italian cybersecurity agency says at least a dozen hacks against unpatched VMware ESXi servers in the country are likely tied to the BlackBasta ransomware group. Investigators say the ransomware campaign may have hit thousands of organizations worldwide since Thursday.
Cisco plans to debut a common design language across its network and security offerings so that products such as Cisco Meraki and Umbrella will no longer look or feel different from one another, says Jeetu Patel, executive vice president and general manager for security and collaboration at Cisco.
Proofpoint has focused on preventing cyberattacks, but customers have increasingly asked for help with blocking lateral movement from compromised identities, says CEO Ashan Willy. Acquiring Illusive in December will help Proofpoint block identity attack paths when a user is compromised.
Incumbent XDR platforms target large enterprises with access to a full security operations center, threat hunters and incident response teams, says Bitdefender CEO Florin Talpes. But firms looking to successfully serve the SMB market need to modify their XDR tools to address the skills shortage.
Tufin has promoted chief revenue officer Raymond Brancato to CEO and tasked him with simplifying visibility, compliance and automation for AWS and Azure. Brancato plans to focus on helping clients better understand their security posture in cloud, SD-WAN and SASE environments.
Acquiring Area 1 Security has allowed Cloudflare to extend its network protection capabilities from DDoS attacks to phishing emails, says co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince. Area 1's technology means customers will enjoy a better rate of detection with fewer false positives than legacy offerings.
IronNet is just days away from insolvency and its board of directors says it will investigate allegations that company executives misled investors over growth projections. The firm was founded and is helmed by retired Army Gen. Keith Alexander, the former NSA director and U.S. Cyber Command chief.
Experiencing an attack is only a matter of time. Most organizations are unaware when a breach is made, and threats go undetected for months at a time due to a global lack of visibility, especially when it concerns endpoints. But there are X5 firewall practices to prevent a data breach.