Computer security

MSPs saving nearly $230K and five hours per cybersecurity incident response by integrating tools: study says

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

Data from the study underscores why MSPs urgently need the efficiency gains vendor consolidation makes possible, beginning with today's dangerous threat landscape.

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  • Data from the study underscores why MSPs urgently need the efficiency gains vendor consolidation makes possible, beginning with today's dangerous threat landscape.
  • To combat this sense of vulnerability, many MSPs have added additional tools to their technology stack.
  • MSPs use an average number of 4 vendors to provide cybersecurity, backup and/or DR services , with 30% report using more than 5 vendors.
  • MSPs report that their clients use an average of 14 SaaS tools, a finding very consistent with recent Acronis end-user research .

Identity Defined Security Alliance Kicks off #BeIdentitySmart Week October 25-29, 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

The Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), a nonprofit that provides vendor-neutral education and resources to help organizations reduce the risk of a breach by combining identity and security strategies, today kicked-off #BeIdentitySmart Week 2021, a virtual educational event which will take place during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, October 25-29, 2021.

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  • The Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), a nonprofit that provides vendor-neutral education and resources to help organizations reduce the risk of a breach by combining identity and security strategies, today kicked-off #BeIdentitySmart Week 2021, a virtual educational event which will take place during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, October 25-29, 2021.
  • #BeIdentitySmart Week is held in conjunction with the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) and is a companion event to Identity Management Day, held the second Tuesday in April.
  • As part of the kick-off, the IDSA published a new ebook titled, The Guide to Identity Defined Security.
  • It covers identity security challenges, why an identity-defined security program is essential, the foundational role of identity in Zero Trust strategies, and most importantly, actionable steps to implement the Identity Defined Security Framework.

314e Announces Board of Advisors

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 2:27pm

PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 314e Corporation , a leading Healthcare IT company, announced today the induction of a new Board of Advisors to help guide the company through its next stage of rapid growth.

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  • PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 314e Corporation , a leading Healthcare IT company, announced today the induction of a new Board of Advisors to help guide the company through its next stage of rapid growth.
  • Abhishek Begerhotta, CEO of 314e, said, "We are excited to have these incredible industry leaders on our advisory board.
  • Their experience and expertise will be invaluable as we enter the next growth phase for 314e."
  • 314e is a Healthcare IT company working with over 250 enterprise customers in the US and Canada.

Leading cybersecurity officials call for real collaboration between the public and private sectors to fend off threats of cyber threats

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:01pm

Private and public agencies must go beyond information-sharing and create a joint operational approach, experts said.

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  • Private and public agencies must go beyond information-sharing and create a joint operational approach, experts said.
  • The discussion was moderated by McCrary Institute Director Frank Cilluffo, who described the participants as "the Mount Rushmore" of cyber security experts.
  • The cyber expects representing the public and private sectors were:
    National Cyber Director Chris Inglis of the Executive Office of the Presidentis the first person to hold the role.
  • NSA Director of Cybersecurity Rob Joyceis instrumental in strengthening the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure and revamping the nation's vulnerabilities equities process.

Security Innovation Announces Free, 30-Day Web AppSec Professional Development Bootcamp for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 5:16pm

WILMINGTON, Mass., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Security Innovation , an authority in software security assessments and training, is offering free registrations to a 30-day Web AppSec Bootcamp to recognize Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week.

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  • WILMINGTON, Mass., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Security Innovation , an authority in software security assessments and training, is offering free registrations to a 30-day Web AppSec Bootcamp to recognize Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week.
  • This week, a new part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), aims to raise awareness of career opportunities in cybersecurity.
  • As part of ongoing efforts to broaden and diversify the cybersecurity workforce, Security Innovation is offering free registration to the CMD+CTRL Security Bootcamp .
  • The Bootcamp is a relevant, flexible and convenient way for cybersecurity professionals to enhance their skills and earn up to 13 CPEs.

Kaspersky finds threat intelligence is the most sought-after security service for MSPs

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 4:17pm

It presented the biggest opportunities for growth in 2021 in addition to remote workforce setup, with 65% of MSPs reporting security service revenue growth as a result.

Key Points: 
  • It presented the biggest opportunities for growth in 2021 in addition to remote workforce setup, with 65% of MSPs reporting security service revenue growth as a result.
  • According to Gartner , threat intelligence is a key aspect of security architecture that helps security and risk management technical professionals detect, triage, and investigate threats.
  • Among various threat intelligence services, the most interesting choices for MSPs is APT reporting (30%), threat campaigns and techniques of APT actors.
  • Today, when a reactive approach to cybersecurity is not enough, MSPs have to seriously address the choice of threat intelligence (TI) service providers.

Wiley's Diversity in Tech Webinar Series Presents "Supporting Neurodiverse Talent in Tech"

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:31pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --" Women of Color in Tech " author Susanne Tedrick will be moderating a discussion on neurodiversity in the tech industry titled "Supporting Neurodiverse Talent in Tech", taking place on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET.

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  • NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --" Women of Color in Tech " author Susanne Tedrick will be moderating a discussion on neurodiversity in the tech industry titled "Supporting Neurodiverse Talent in Tech", taking place on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET.
  • Registration for the webinar is free and is available on the Bizzabo platform .
  • Maria Adler has been with the Simons Foundation since 2002 and served as the foundation's Chief Financial Officer for 14 years.
  • Nina is an accomplished accessibility executive with 10 years of experience across the tech industry.

The Onyx Initiative Marks its First Anniversary with a String of Successes in Applications, Programming, Partnerships & Career Opportunities for Black Students and Recent Graduates

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:30pm

These events include Employer Discovery Sessions with Rogers Communications, Air Miles, CIBC, Manulife, Nasdaq, Dentsu, and The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, to name a few.

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  • These events include Employer Discovery Sessions with Rogers Communications, Air Miles, CIBC, Manulife, Nasdaq, Dentsu, and The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, to name a few.
  • As well as Career Hacking webinars focused on resume preparation, optimal interviews skills, mental health and well-being, resilience, and navigating diverse work environments.
  • The monthly chats, which began in September,
    will feature a broad base of experienced speakers in a casual, virtual format.
  • Onyx's purpose is to expand the Black talent pipeline via cohesive, mutually beneficial partnerships to close the current systemic gap in the recruiting and selection of Black university and college students and recent graduates for roles in corporate Canada.

FullArmor SSHepherd Awarded Patent for Removing Open, Listening Ports

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 7:00pm

BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Full Armor, a Boston based security company, today announced that the United States Patent Office awarded it a patent for the SSHepherd product.

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  • BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Full Armor, a Boston based security company, today announced that the United States Patent Office awarded it a patent for the SSHepherd product.
  • SSHepherd removes open, listening SSH, RDP, and Application Ports so they cannot be scanned.
  • "We are honored to receive this patent for SSHepherd," said Charles Davis, VP of Engineering at FullArmor.
  • SSHepherd protects the attack surface for Linux SSH, Windows SSH, Windows RDP, and applications with open, listening ports.

IRONSCALES Releases State of Cybersecurity Survey, Cites Email Phishing as Biggest Security Threat To Businesses

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

In fact, according to the research, email phishing is the top concern of 90% of IT professionals.

Key Points: 
  • In fact, according to the research, email phishing is the top concern of 90% of IT professionals.
  • IRONSCALES, the fastest growing email security provider in the world, released the results of its survey today.
  • Conducted last month, the IRONSCALES State of Cybersecurity Survey polled more than 400 U.S.
  • Here's a complete breakdown on frequency of cybersecurity awareness training in the respondents' respective organizations: