Operational technology

Schneider Electric and BitSight announce partnership to improve detection of Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity exposure

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Schneider Electric and BitSight each see their partnership as an important step in furthering their commitment to improve the security and resilience of their communities - by detecting OT protocols exposed over the internet and contextualizing them with improved attribution.

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  • Schneider Electric and BitSight each see their partnership as an important step in furthering their commitment to improve the security and resilience of their communities - by detecting OT protocols exposed over the internet and contextualizing them with improved attribution.
  • Both BitSight and Schneider Electric share the mission of creating trust in the digital economy by improving cybersecurity protection across all interconnected business types and industries,” said Stephen Boyer, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at BitSight.
  • The new capability focused on risk identification and reduction across the entirety of the OT domain is not an exclusive arrangement between BitSight and Schneider Electric.
  • Participation is open to all OT vendors willing to share information about their products to improve risk detection and attribution capabilities.

DXC Technology Identifies Five Cybersecurity Trends that will Impact Life and Business in 2023 and Beyond

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

LONDON, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ - DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), a leading Fortune 500 global technology services company, has forecast five ways the digital security landscape will impact life and business in 2023 and beyond.

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  • LONDON, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ - DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), a leading Fortune 500 global technology services company, has forecast five ways the digital security landscape will impact life and business in 2023 and beyond.
  • Cybercriminals and cybersecurity professionals will both use artificial intelligence (AI) in an increasingly sophisticated battle of wits.
  • In the case of cybersecurity defense, AI has been mainly used to identify patterns of suspicious behavior.
  • Due to the volume of suspect activity and the number of false positives, cybersecurity staff are often overwhelmed.

DXC Technology Identifies Five Cybersecurity Trends that will Impact Life and Business in 2023 and Beyond

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

LONDON, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), a leading Fortune 500 global technology services company, has forecast five ways the digital security landscape will impact life and business in 2023 and beyond.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), a leading Fortune 500 global technology services company, has forecast five ways the digital security landscape will impact life and business in 2023 and beyond.
  • Cybercriminals and cybersecurity professionals will both use artificial intelligence (AI) in an increasingly sophisticated battle of wits.
  • In the case of cybersecurity defense, AI has been mainly used to identify patterns of suspicious behavior.
  • Due to the volume of suspect activity and the number of false positives, cybersecurity staff are often overwhelmed.

Aims to enhance OT exposure detection capability by identifying misconfigured connected devices Seeks to improve overall security of customers and partners in the OT environment

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Sunday, January 8, 2023

In recent years, both opportunistic and advanced cyber threat actors have shown increased willingness to target industrial and operational sites.

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  • In recent years, both opportunistic and advanced cyber threat actors have shown increased willingness to target industrial and operational sites.
  • “We are delighted to be partnering with Schneider Electric on this critically important initiative to better manage the cyber risk of Internet-connected OT systems.
  • “Operational Technology systems are often exposed and vulnerable to attackers who can exploit them through connected devices and converging networks.
  • Participation is open to all OT vendors willing to share information about their products to improve risk detection and attribution capabilities.

OPSWAT Closes 2022 with Tremendous Global Growth

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Continuing momentum from a successful H1 2022 , OPSWAT , a global leader in Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) cybersecurity solutions, today announced significant global growth as customer demand increases.

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  • TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Continuing momentum from a successful H1 2022 , OPSWAT , a global leader in Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) cybersecurity solutions, today announced significant global growth as customer demand increases.
  • “I am continuously astounded by what we’ve been able to accomplish at OPSWAT,” stated Benny Czarny, Founder and CEO of OPSWAT.
  • “In the last two years, we’ve achieved significant growth protecting mission-critical organizations from today’s catastrophic malware and zero-day attacks.
  • Appointed Tomer Zuker to Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to drive the company’s global marketing and go-to-market strategy by helping OPSWAT scale its dynamic portfolio of products and presence in the global CIP market.

Chris Lafond, Chief Executive Officer at Insurity, Accepted into Forbes Technology Council

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Insurity , a leading provider of cloud-based software for property and casualty (P&C) carriers, brokers, and MGAs, today announced that Chris Lafond, Chief Executive Officer at Insurity, has been accepted into the Forbes Technology Council.

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  • Insurity , a leading provider of cloud-based software for property and casualty (P&C) carriers, brokers, and MGAs, today announced that Chris Lafond, Chief Executive Officer at Insurity, has been accepted into the Forbes Technology Council.
  • The Forbes Technology Council is an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives.
  • “We are thrilled to welcome Chris into the Forbes community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council.
  • “I am excited to be joining the Forbes Technology Council alongside other industry leaders,” said Lafond, Chief Executive Officer at Insurity.

MACH Alliance Announces New Member Adyen

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Friday, January 6, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK and LONDON and AMSTERDAM and BERLIN, Jan. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- MACH Alliance , the group of independent tech companies dedicated to advocating for open, best-of-breed technology ecosystems, announced today that Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), the global financial technology platform of choice for leading businesses, has become its latest new member.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK and LONDON and AMSTERDAM and BERLIN, Jan. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- MACH Alliance , the group of independent tech companies dedicated to advocating for open, best-of-breed technology ecosystems, announced today that Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), the global financial technology platform of choice for leading businesses, has become its latest new member.
  • "As MACH Alliance continues to expand in numbers, we are holding true to our high certification standards and finding that not only do more companies meet them, but the size, scope and reputations of those companies is adding incredible weight to our movement," said Casper Rasmussen, MACH Alliance president.
  • "Joining the MACH Alliance is a natural move for us, as our success hinges on the strength and flexibility of our digital backbone, of which MACH solutions are foundational," said Brian McDonnell, Senior Vice President, Partnerships at Adyen.
  • To become an Alliance member and carry the MACH Certified seal, a company must be in full compliance.

Slone Partners Cybersecurity Launches to Help High-Performing Organizations Secure Talented Cybersecurity Leaders and Specialists

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Friday, January 6, 2023

SOUTH RIDING, Va., Jan. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Slone Partners, one of the nation's leading life sciences and healthcare executive search firms, is pleased to announce the launch of Slone Partners Cybersecurity, a national talent recruitment firm that delivers diverse commercial, operational, and technical cybersecurity specialists and leaders for companies in all business verticals and health systems. The firm is a successor to Wolf Hill Group, which was founded as a joint venture with Slone Partners in 2019.

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  • The firm is a successor to Wolf Hill Group, which was founded as a joint venture with Slone Partners in 2019.
  • Adam Slone , founder of Slone Partners, will continue to advise both companies and be actively involved in guiding Slone Partners Cybersecurity as a value-driven organization committed to its clients.
  • "Slone Partners Cybersecurity will draw upon the expertise, experience, and networks that have positioned Slone Partners as one of the nation's top executive recruiting firms in the life sciences and healthcare industries," said Slone.
  • "The scarcity of cybersecurity talent is a serious challenge for companies in all sectors and health systems, and Slone Partners Cybersecurity is uniquely designed to address those needs."

Ordr Partners With NGS to Help U.K. Organisations Improve Visibility, Security and Management of Connected Devices

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LONDON, Jan. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Ordr, the leader in connected device security, today announced a new partnership with U.K.-based NGS (Next Generation Security), a specialist cybersecurity reseller providing consultancy, support and managed services.

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  • "It can be overwhelming for organisations to try and keep track of all of their connected devices, especially in periods of high growth and technological advancement," said Jonathan Lassman at NGS.
  • With the Ordr platform, organisations can establish proactive security policies that enable communications required for device operations, while limiting exposure.
  • For more information on how Ordr and NGS can deliver device visibility and security to your organization, please visit www.ordr.net or https://ngsuk.com/ .
  • Ordr makes it easy to secure every connected device, from traditional IT devices to newer and more vulnerable IoT, IoMT, and OT.

AV-Comparatives Releases 2022H2 Long-Term Test of 18 Leading Endpoint Enterprise & Business Antivirus Security Solutions

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

INNSBRUCK, Austria, Dec. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As cyber-attacks continue to increase worldwide, IT managers, CISOs and CTOs need an effective, easy-to-manage security solution. To help them make informed decisions, independent, ISO-certified security testing lab AV-Comparatives has released the December 2022 Enterprise Security Test Report of 18 IT Security solutions.

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  • To help them make informed decisions, independent, ISO-certified security testing lab AV-Comparatives has released the December 2022 Enterprise Security Test Report of 18 IT Security solutions.
  • Our 22H2 Business Security Test helps IT managers, CISOs and CTOs to find an effective, easy-to-manage solution."
  • Endpoint security solutions for enterprises and SMBs from 18 leading vendors were put through the test series, including Acronis, Avast, Bitdefender, Cisco, CrowdStrike, Cybereason, Elastic, ESET, G Data, K7, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, Microsoft, Sophos, Trellix, VIPRE, VMware and WatchGuard.
  • AV-Comparatives is an independent organisation offering systematic testing to examine the efficacy of security software products and mobile security solutions.