Agari: Business Email Compromise the Most Lucrative Form of Email Attack
May23

Agari: Business Email Compromise the Most Lucrative Form of Email Attack

A report from the email security vendor Agari provides new insights into the tactics used by cybercriminal groups to conduct email attacks and the extent of global email fraud. While many email-based attack methods are used, business email compromise (BEC) is the most lucrative for criminals and BEC attacks are the costliest for companies. The Agari report was released days after the FBI published figures on the cost of Internet crime...

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KnowBe4 Secures Second Spot in Cybersecurity Ventures’ Cybersecurity 500 List
May21

KnowBe4 Secures Second Spot in Cybersecurity Ventures’ Cybersecurity 500 List

The Clearwater, FL-based security awareness training firm KnowBe4 has achieved second place in the Cybersecurity Ventures’ 2018 Cybersecurity 500 list Each year, Cybersecurity Ventures compiles a list of the hottest startups in the field of cybersecurity. The list contains some of the most innovative companies that have developed cybersecurity solutions for businesses to secure networks and prevent unauthorized individuals from...

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InfoSec Institute Named in 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Security Awareness CBT
May17

InfoSec Institute Named in 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Security Awareness CBT

The InfoSec Institute has developed an extensive library of training material on cybersecurity and helps security professionals attain qualifications to improve their career prospects. The company has also developed a platform for businesses to use to improve their defenses against phishing attacks and other threats that target employees. The firm’s SecurityIQ training platform combines an extensive library of training material and a...

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ADT Now Offering Cofense Phishing Detection and Response Capabilities to Customers
May17

ADT Now Offering Cofense Phishing Detection and Response Capabilities to Customers

Cofense has announced a new partnership with the security monitoring and interactive home and business automation solution provider ADT. Boca Raton, FL-based ADT is a leading provider of automation and security solutions to enterprises and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States and Canada. The firm helps businesses to detect and respond to cyberthreats in real-time, speeding up the mitigation of attacks to minimize...

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Cloud Tool Reduces AWS Costs by 60%
May10

Cloud Tool Reduces AWS Costs by 60%

Healthcare groups are, increasingly, implementing cloud-based systems to meet their IT requirements, but while there are multiple reasons for moving applications, infrastructure and data center operations to the cloud, the high cloud costs make it an unattractive possibility. Many healthcare groups purchase AWS EC2 instances for to implement this on their servers. While this particular platform meets their requirements, the...

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Cofense Announces Major Expansion of its Technology Alliance Program
May10

Cofense Announces Major Expansion of its Technology Alliance Program

Cofense (Formerly PhishMe) has announced it has made major enhancements to its phishing incident response platform – Cofense Triage – to help its customers reduce dwell time and respond more quickly to phishing attacks. The updates are in addition to more than 10 new technical integrations into its phishing defense platform, which have helped cement its position as the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions. The...

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Does Two-Factor Authentication Protect Businesses from Phishing Attacks?
May08

Does Two-Factor Authentication Protect Businesses from Phishing Attacks?

Two-factor – or multi-factor – authentication is a simple control that makes it harder for unauthorized individuals to gain access to accounts and sensitive data. Rather than just use a single factor for authentication such as a password, an additional factor is required, usually something an individual has. This could be a card reader, which is often used by banks for verifying the identify of an individual who wants to make a...

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Agari Chooses Gradian as its First UK Partner
May07

Agari Chooses Gradian as its First UK Partner

Agari has announced a new partnership with the value-added reseller (VAR) Gradian. This is the first partnership between Agari and a UK-based VAR. The aim of the partnership is to expant Agari’s footprint in the UK and Europe. Gradian will be offering the Agari Email Trust platform to its customers to help them prevent email impersonation attacks and block a wide range of email-based threats. Phishing and BEC attacks are major threats...

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2018 Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report
May06

2018 Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report

Security awareness and anti-phishing vendor PhishLabs has released its 2018 Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report. The report shows there has been a marked change in attacks, with enterprises now being targeted rather than individuals. This comes as no surprise as the potential rewards for a successful attack on an enterprise are considerably higher than attacks on individuals. Enterprises are more likely to pay ransom demands...

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Ironscales Announces Introduction of Non-Blocking Cloud-Native API Deployment
May05

Ironscales Announces Introduction of Non-Blocking Cloud-Native API Deployment

Ironscales has announced its automated phishing defense platform can now be used to protect organizations without the need for any physical plugins, thanks to its new non-blocking cloud-native API deployment, which has been made available for all of its anti-phishing modules. The new option is ideally suited to businesses that have moved their email services to the cloud and are looking for an easy-to-implement solution that offers...

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TitanHQ Integrates WebTitan Web Filter into Kaseya IT Complete Suite
May04

TitanHQ Integrates WebTitan Web Filter into Kaseya IT Complete Suite

TitanHQ has announced its powerful web filtering solution – WebTitan – is now fully integrated into the Kaseya IT Complete Suite, making it easier for MSPs to start offering content filtering to their clients. WebTitan is a 100% cloud-based web filtering solution that allows businesses to carefully control the web content their employees can access. In addition to restricting access to productivity-draining and NSFW...

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Wombat Security Releases 2018 Beyond the Phish Report
May03

Wombat Security Releases 2018 Beyond the Phish Report

The Beyond the Phish Report from Wombat Security provides valuable insights into the state of security awareness across different industry sectors. For the report, Wombat Security analyzed the responses to almost 85 million questions and answers collected from employees of its customers across 16 industry sectors. The questions covered 12 different categories including protecting confidential information, safe use of passwords,...

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What are the Most Clicked Phishing Emails?
May02

What are the Most Clicked Phishing Emails?

KnowBe4 has released a quarterly report that reveals the most clicked phishing emails in Q1, 2018 – The emails that are proving to be the most effective at fooling employees into clicking hyperlinks and opening potentially malicious email attachments. The data from the report came from responses to phishing simulation emails delivered through its training platform. The simulated phishing emails mirror messages observed in real world...

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Microsoft Launches Free Windows Defender Chrome Plugin
Apr25

Microsoft Launches Free Windows Defender Chrome Plugin

One of the key selling points of the Microsoft Edge browser its protection against phishing attacks. Microsoft Edge is already the best browser to use to block phishing attacks, with tests conducted by NSS Labs showing Edge to be capable of blocking 99% of phishing and social engineering-based malware attacks. Its closest competitor, Google Chrome, only blocked 87% of attacks, while Firefox blocked just 70%. Both of those browsers...

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Cofense Re-Launches Reseller Channel Program as it Adopts a 100% Indirect Sales Model
Apr25

Cofense Re-Launches Reseller Channel Program as it Adopts a 100% Indirect Sales Model

Cofense, formerly PhishMe, is moving away from direct sales and plans to become a 100% channel focused company. The Leesburg, VA based firm has now taken a step closer to that goal with the relaunch of its its reseller channel program, as the firm aims to expand its 300+ network of global sales partners. The Cofense partner program has proven extremely popular with managed service providers (MSPs) whose clients are realizing the...

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CloudHealth Expands London Office in Response to Unprecedented EMEA Growth
Apr24

CloudHealth Expands London Office in Response to Unprecedented EMEA Growth

The Boston-based cloud management and cloud cost optimization firm CloudHealth Technologies is currently enjoying unprecedented growth in the EMEA region. Overall, revenue growth is up 83% with 50% growth recorded in the EMEA region since the end of 2016. In response to tremendous demand for its cloud management platform in the EMEA region, the firm has expanded its London office to meet demand. Its London employee base has now...

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Wombat Security Honored at SC Media Awards
Apr24

Wombat Security Honored at SC Media Awards

Wombat Security, now a division of Proofpoint, helps businesses train employees to become more security aware and recognize potential phishing emails and other email-based cyber threats. The company has developed an extensive training library and CBT platform that businesses can use as the basis of their security awareness programs, along with a phishing simulation program to put the training to the test. The firm was recently honored...

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Agari Named Best Email Security Solution at 2018 SC Media Awards
Apr23

Agari Named Best Email Security Solution at 2018 SC Media Awards

Agari has been honored at this year’s SC Media Awards and has collected a prestigious Professional Award for its email security solution – the Agari Email Trust Platform. The SC Media Awards are the premier cybersecurity awards for the cybersecurity industry. Each year, hundreds of products are assessed by a panel of independent judges drawn from the cybersecurity industry. The nominated solutions are whittled down to five...

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KnowBe4 Issues Alert About Fake Active Shooter Phishing Emails
Apr20

KnowBe4 Issues Alert About Fake Active Shooter Phishing Emails

The recent shootings at schools in the United States have shocked the nation, with educational institutions now on high alert for any recurrences. The news of an active shooter on campus requires an immediate response and is likely to result in panic. It is therefore no surprise that scammers have taken advantage and have been sending fake active shooter alerts via email to schools and colleges. KnowBe4 has recently identified one...

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Microsoft Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances Now Supported by CloudHealth
Apr19

Microsoft Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances Now Supported by CloudHealth

CloudHealth Technologies has announced its cloud management platform now supports Microsoft Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances. Azure customers can now benefit from the same features that have been made available to users of AWS EC2 Reserved Instances, helping them to improve budgeting and forecasting, save time on management, and reduce costs. The benefits of using RIs cannot be understated. According to Microsoft’s Director of...

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Security IQ BEC Defense Suite Prepares Businesses for Email Account Compromise Attacks
Apr19

Security IQ BEC Defense Suite Prepares Businesses for Email Account Compromise Attacks

Business email compromise attacks are on the rise, with one recent report suggesting 44% of businesses have suffered an attack. Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are now commonplace. Email accounts are compromised, and threat actors use the accounts to send targeted messages to individuals in an organization. Requests are made to have sensitive data sent by email or for wire transfers to be made. Sophisticated social engineering...

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Cofense Triage Update Improves Visibility into Phishing Threats to Improve Response Times
Apr19

Cofense Triage Update Improves Visibility into Phishing Threats to Improve Response Times

The human-driven phishing defense solution provider Cofense has announced its incident response platform – Cofense Triage – has been updated. There have been several major enhancements to the platform that reduce noise and improve visibility into real-time threats, allowing IR teams to accelerate their response to current phishing threats that have made it past the perimeter. The update makes it easier for security teams to respond to...

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Human Factor Cybersecurity Report Released by Proofpoint
Apr18

Human Factor Cybersecurity Report Released by Proofpoint

The human factor continues to be extensively exploited by cybercriminals according to the annual human factor cybersecurity report from Proofpoint. While hacks are still commonplace, cybercriminals are mostly relying on some interaction from employees to steal funds from bank accounts, obtain login credentials and sensitive data, and infect end points and networks with malware and ransomware. The data for the latest report come from...

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Barracuda PhishLine Levelized Programs Offers New Method of Measuring Susceptibility to Phishing Attacks
Apr18

Barracuda PhishLine Levelized Programs Offers New Method of Measuring Susceptibility to Phishing Attacks

Yesterday saw the launch of Barracuda PhishLine Levelized Programs – A new approach developed by Barracuda and PhishLine to determine and improve user resistance to phishing attacks. Most anti-phishing training solutions use click rate metrics to determine resistance and susceptibility to phishing attacks. While this method of testing employees has proven effective, Barracuda Networks points out that there are limits to this approach....

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44% of Businesses Victims of Account Takeover Attacks
Apr17

44% of Businesses Victims of Account Takeover Attacks

Agari has released figures from recent research that show account takeover attacks are soaring. These phishing attacks involve the use of a compromised email account to fool employees into revealing sensitive information or installing malware. Agari says account takeover attacks have doubled in 2018. Since messages are believed to have been sent from a known individual, many email recipients let their guard down. The effectiveness of...

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Free Mailserver Security Assessment Tool Offered by KnowBe4
Apr12

Free Mailserver Security Assessment Tool Offered by KnowBe4

Security awareness training company KnowBe4 has released a free mailserver security assessment tool that can be used by IT admins to check their email servers for insecure configurations that could be exploited by threat actors in social engineering attacks. While manual checks of mailserver configurations can be conducted by IT admins, these are prone to error and it can be difficult to accurately assess mailserver security from...

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Proofpoint Study Shows Impact of Email Fraud on Businesses
Apr10

Proofpoint Study Shows Impact of Email Fraud on Businesses

Proofpoint has published the findings of a recent study investigating the impact of email fraud on businesses. The study reveals the extent to which businesses are affected by email fraud, the typical impact of email fraud on businesses, which individuals are targeted, and the steps that are being taken to reduce risk. There has been an increase in email fraud in recent years, with last year seeing a further surge in attacks. The...

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Cofense Enhances its Industry Leading Security Awareness and Employee Conditioning Solutions
Apr09

Cofense Enhances its Industry Leading Security Awareness and Employee Conditioning Solutions

Cofense, the leading provider of security awareness and employee conditioning solutions for businesses to help them manage phishing risk, has announced it has made several key enhancements to its human phishing defense program including the introduction of more industry firsts. The updates include enhanced analytics and reporting functions that allow administrators to generate boardroom-level quality reports demonstrating the results...

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Ed Filippine Becomes CloudHealth Technologies’ Chief Revenue Officer
Apr05

Ed Filippine Becomes CloudHealth Technologies’ Chief Revenue Officer

Ed Filippine has joined CloudHealth Technologies as its new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Ed joined the firm from Carbon Black, where he spent five years serving as its Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Operations. Prior to joining Carbon Black, Ed held leadership positions at EMC Corporation, Acronis, and Vertica Systems, an HP Company. During his time at Carbon Black, Ed took the firm from double digit to triple digit...

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Phishing Simulation Certification Program Offered by Cofense
Mar31

Phishing Simulation Certification Program Offered by Cofense

Cofense, the company formerly known as PhishMe, has launched the industry’s first ever phishing simulation certification program. The course covers all of the skills necessary to construct, execute, and sustain phishing simulation and employee security awareness programs. After completing the training, security experts will be awarded with Cofense PhishMe certification which demonstrates their ability to run phishing simulation...

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New Insider Threat Training Modules Released by Wombat Security
Mar28

New Insider Threat Training Modules Released by Wombat Security

Anti-phishing solution provider Wombat Security – now a division of Proofpoint – has released new insider threat training modules to help businesses deal with the threat from within. Insider breaches are a leading cause of data breaches, especially in the US healthcare industry where they share top spot with hacks. Insider threats include simple mistakes made by employees, negligence, and malicious actions taken to cause harm to...

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European Phishing Response Trends Report Shows EU Firms Unprepared for Phishing Attacks
Mar27

European Phishing Response Trends Report Shows EU Firms Unprepared for Phishing Attacks

A new report from Cofense (formerly PhishMe) has revealed the majority of EU firms do not feel they are well prepared to deal with phishing attacks. Phishing is a major threat to businesses of all sizes. Enterprises and SMBs must deal with spray and pray campaigns as well as targeted phishing attacks on their organization and highly targeted spear phishing attacks on specific groups of employees. The data for the European Phishing...

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AppRiver Announces Acquisition of Roaring Penguin Software
Mar26

AppRiver Announces Acquisition of Roaring Penguin Software

The Ottowa-based anti-virus and anti-spam solution provider Roaring Penguin has been acquired by cloud-based cybersecurity firm AppRiver. AppRiver was founded in 2002 primarily to provide email security solutions to help businesses block the barrage of spam and malicious messages and help to keep inboxes and networks malware free. Over the past 16 years, AppRiver has expanded its range of cybersecurity solutions to include a host of...

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Cofense Report Reveals Latest Malware Delivery and Attack Trends
Mar23

Cofense Report Reveals Latest Malware Delivery and Attack Trends

The 2018 Malware Review from security awareness and anti-phishing solution provider Cofense (Formerly PhishMe) looks at malware trends over the past 12 months and makes predictions about malware delivery and attack trends in 2018. The 2018 Cofense Malware Review, titled A Look Back and a Look Forward, was compiled after analyzing millions of phishing and spam emails gathered from multiple sources over the past year. The report has a...

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77% of Businesses Expect to Be Victims of Email Fraud in 2018
Mar20

77% of Businesses Expect to Be Victims of Email Fraud in 2018

A new report from Proofpoint has revealed 82% of boards are concerned about email fraud with six out of 10 businesses considering email fraud to be a major security risk and with good reason. Email fraud is now commonplace and poses a major threat to businesses of all sizes, from mom and pop stores to the largest enterprises. The data for the report came from Proofpoint’s 2018 global ‘Understanding Email Fraud’ survey, which was...

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Infosec Institute Training Library Now Includes More Than 1,200 Training Resources
Mar16

Infosec Institute Training Library Now Includes More Than 1,200 Training Resources

The Infosec Institute, developer of the SecurityIQ phishing awareness training platform, has been steadily increasing its training modules to help businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions improve the security awareness of employees and train staff on cybersecurity and compliance. The latest update to the training library sees five new modules added covering the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS). The five new...

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Two Thirds of Indian Companies Have been Targeted with Ransomware
Mar15

Two Thirds of Indian Companies Have been Targeted with Ransomware

Sophos has published a new State of Enterprise Security Report that provides insight into the main threats faced by organizations around the world. The report was based on a survey conducted on 2,700 IT managers based in 10 countries (USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, India, South Africa, Japan, Mexico, and Australia). One of the key points from the report is the extent to which Indian businesses are being attacked and just how...

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Cloudability State of the Cloud 2018 Report Reveals Cloud Technology Adoption Trends
Mar14

Cloudability State of the Cloud 2018 Report Reveals Cloud Technology Adoption Trends

Cloudability has published its State of the Cloud 2018 Report. The cloud management platform provider has revealed real world trends in adoption of cloud technology, the amount organizations are investing in the cloud, where the money is being spent, and how it is being used. For the report, Cloudability analyzed the data from more than 1,500 companies who spent a combined $2.5 billion on cloud services. Cloudability reports that its...

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CloudCheckr Update Improves Support for Microsoft Azure
Mar14

CloudCheckr Update Improves Support for Microsoft Azure

The first CloudCheckr update in March includes new AWS functions and tweaks, although most of the updates to the platform are concerned with Microsoft Azure, which continues to have new features added as support is enhanced. Due to some issues with the loading of the accounts page, CloudCheckr has made some changes to improve responsiveness – A notable change sine it is the first screen that users see when they login to the platform....

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Cloud Pricing Tips to Help Clear Up Confusion About Cloud Costs
Mar14

Cloud Pricing Tips to Help Clear Up Confusion About Cloud Costs

If you are using multiple cloud services from multiple providers and have looked at ways to reduce cloud costs, you will no doubt have been confused by the different terminology used by each provider and differences in cloud pricing models, so here are some cloud pricing tips to help you get a better return on your investment in the cloud and shave money off your bills. Cloud Pricing Tips to Help You Save Money Various surveys on...

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Groupware Technology Partners with CloudHealth Technologies to Provide Managed Cloud Optimization Services
Mar10

Groupware Technology Partners with CloudHealth Technologies to Provide Managed Cloud Optimization Services

One of the most common problems faced by organizations as they transition to the cloud is managing cloud costs. All too often, at the end of the month after the first cloud deployment, a massive and confusing bill is received. While budgets are carefully calculated, sticking to those budgets is difficult. Most organizations have little insight into how costs are mounting throughout the month. In order to determine where things have...

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Popcorn Training Acquired by KnowBe4
Mar09

Popcorn Training Acquired by KnowBe4

Security awareness training and phishing simulation platform provider KnowBe4 has announced it has acquired the South African training company Popcorn Training. The acquisition will see the South African company’s 52 training modules incorporated into the KnowBe4 training library. Popcorn Training is an award-winning training firm with a global customer base. The firm is known for developing engaging training content and has developed...

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Future of Cybersecurity Scholarship Program Launched by PhishLabs
Mar07

Future of Cybersecurity Scholarship Program Launched by PhishLabs

PhishLabs, a leading provider of security awareness training and anti-phishing solutions for enterprises, has announced the launch of a new ‘Future of Cybersecurity’ Scholarship Program. The aim of the scholarship program is to help talented individuals further their studies in the field of cybersecurity, one of the most in demand areas of the IT industry. There is currently a major shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals and...

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InfoSec Institute Launches Security Awareness Training Program for Healthcare
Mar06

InfoSec Institute Launches Security Awareness Training Program for Healthcare

The cybersecurity awareness training solution provider the InfoSec Institute has announced it has launched a new security awareness training program for healthcare teams – the first such program to be developed specifically for the healthcare industry in the United States. The training material is available through the company’s SecurityIQ AwareEd training platform, which now contains the largest interactive security awareness...

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AppRiver and Datto Help MSPs Protect Clients from Ransomware Attacks
Mar06

AppRiver and Datto Help MSPs Protect Clients from Ransomware Attacks

There has been a massive increase in the use of ransomware by cybercriminal gangs over the past two years. The ease of conducting campaigns and the high percentage of businesses that pay the ransom demands to regain access to their data has made attacks highly profitable. Further, ransomware-as-a-service has allowed campaigns to be conducted quickly and cheaply by would-be cybercriminals with little to no programming skills. The...

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TitanHQ Adds BitDefender AV Engine in SpamTitan v7.00
Mar05

TitanHQ Adds BitDefender AV Engine in SpamTitan v7.00

TitanHQ, the leading the leading anti-spam solution provider, has released a new version of its award-winning spam filtering solution SpamTitan. One major change to its anti-spam software in SpamTitan v7.00 is the addition Bitdefender AV engine, which is now the primary AV engine providing malware and virus protection for users. The solution still offers dual AV protection with ClamAV serving as the secondary AV engine. The update to...

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Cofense Wins Multiple 2018 Info Security PG Global Excellence Awards
Mar05

Cofense Wins Multiple 2018 Info Security PG Global Excellence Awards

Cofense (formerly PhishMe) has been recognized once again for its anti-phishing solutions and will collect multiple Info Security PG Global Excellence Awards next month. Info Security PG is the leading information security research and advisory guide for the IT industry. The Info Security PG Global Excellence Awards recognize the best products and services in the field of IT security. Now in their 14th year, the awards not only...

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CloudHealth Technologies Publishes Results of Its Secrets of the Cloud Leaders Study
Mar04

CloudHealth Technologies Publishes Results of Its Secrets of the Cloud Leaders Study

CloudHealth Technologies, the leading cloud management platform provider, and Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), a HP Enterprise Company, have announced the results of their annual ‘Secrets of the Cloud Leaders’ study which highlights the benefits to be gained from adopting an optimal cloud strategy and the problems faced by organizations that fail to get the formula right. The first part of the study was conducted on 550 senior...

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KnowBe4 Announces Partnership with Abacode Cybersecurity
Mar04

KnowBe4 Announces Partnership with Abacode Cybersecurity

Abacode Cybersecurity is a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) solely focused on providing cybersecurity solutions for its clients. Abacode Cybersecurity already offers its clients a full suite of cybersecurity solutions to help them protect against the full range of threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and the security of systems and networks. The increase in ransomware attacks on businesses calls...

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Proofpoint’s Acquisition of Wombat Security Technologies has now been Completed
Mar01

Proofpoint’s Acquisition of Wombat Security Technologies has now been Completed

In early February, Proofpoint announced it was to acquire the security awareness and phishing simulation platform provider Wombat Security Technologies for $225 million in cash. Today, Proofpoint has confirmed that the acquisition has now been completed. The acquisition will see Wombat Security’s phishing simulation platform, its security awareness computer-based training content, and its phishing reporting tool incorporated into the...

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AppRiver Named Winner of 2018 Silver Stevie Award for Customer Service
Feb25

AppRiver Named Winner of 2018 Silver Stevie Award for Customer Service

Each year, more than 10,000 organizations compete for Stevie Awards across seven programs, with companies and individuals from more than 60 nations vying for a prestigious award. The Steve Awards recognize excellence and outstanding performance not just by companies, but also the individuals within those organizations that play a major role in the success of the company. The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in the...

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PhishLabs Research Reveals Extent of Cybercriminals’ Abuse of HTTPS
Feb23

PhishLabs Research Reveals Extent of Cybercriminals’ Abuse of HTTPS

The Q3 2017 phishing Activity Trends Report from the Anti Phishing Working Group has revealed the extent to which cybercriminals are abusing the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) protocol in phishing campaigns. Websites using HTTPS encrypt the connection between the website and browser to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks. There has been a major transition from HTTP to HTTPS by online retailers and other businesses to provide...

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Sophos Launches Phish Threat 2.0
Feb22

Sophos Launches Phish Threat 2.0

Sophos has launched a new version of its Phish Threat simulator. Phish Threat 2.0 is an enterprise-class phishing simulation platform that allows businesses to run their own internal phishing campaigns to test the effectiveness of their security awareness programs and discover how susceptible their employees are to phishing threats. Training employees to be more security aware is now an essential element of any cybersecurity strategy....

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Ironscales Phishing Threat Technology Recognized for Spear Phishing Protection Capabilities
Feb22

Ironscales Phishing Threat Technology Recognized for Spear Phishing Protection Capabilities

Ironscales, a provider of an automated phishing protection, detection and response platform has had its advanced spear phishing threat technology recognized as a key innovation in the spear phishing market by the global market research and consulting firm Markets&Market in its recent spear phishing market report. The company’s technology was developed specifically to identify and block advanced spear phishing threats that often...

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Cloudability Launches Rightsizing Recommendations for Microsoft Azure
Feb22

Cloudability Launches Rightsizing Recommendations for Microsoft Azure

Last year, Cloudability launched its rightsizing recommendations for AWS – a feature that has now been adopted by many of its customers. The Portland-based firm has now announced the release of Rightsizing Recommendations for Microsoft Azure. The Rightsizing Recommendations feature can be used to help with cost optimization. Organizations are provided with recommendations on how they can build and scale their cloud infrastructure to...

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2018 State of the Cloud Report Released by RightScale
Feb14

2018 State of the Cloud Report Released by RightScale

RightScale has released its 2018 State of the Cloud Report. This is the seventh year that the cloud management firm has produced the report, which is based on the results of the largest survey of businesses on use of the cloud. This year the survey was conducted on 997 tech professionals from large enterprises and small enterprises, operating in a broad range of industries. The report reveals average cloud spending by enterprises, how...

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Agari Reveals 90% of Brands Extremely Vulnerable to Phishing and Fraud
Feb12

Agari Reveals 90% of Brands Extremely Vulnerable to Phishing and Fraud

A joint research study conducted by Agari and Farsight Security has been published this month that shows almost every domain is vulnerable to phishing and domain name spoofing due to the failure to adopt the Domain Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) email authentication standard. Globally, fewer than 1% of domains are protected by DMARC, which helps domain owners prevent abuse of their brands. An analysis of...

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FittedCloud Launches Amazon Relational Database Services Cost Optimization Solution
Feb08

FittedCloud Launches Amazon Relational Database Services Cost Optimization Solution

Acton, MA-based FittedCloud has announced it has launched an Amazon Relational Database Services cost optimization solution that allows customers to carefully control their RDS costs. FittedCloud already offers its cost optimization solution for a range of AWS services, with the latest addition allowing customers to shave off even more from their cloud bills.  FittedCloud’s machine learning optimization solution allows customers to...

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TitanHQ Joins HTG Peer Groups as Gold Vendor
Feb08

TitanHQ Joins HTG Peer Groups as Gold Vendor

Irish anti-spam, web filtering, and email archiving solution provider TitanHQ has announced that 2018 will see the company become a Gold Vendor member of HTG Peer Groups.  The new partnership was announced at the HTG Peer Groups Q1, 2018 meeting at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Phoenix, Arizona. HTG is an international consultancy, coaching, and peer group organization that helps businesses develop strong leadership and undergo...

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Proofpoint Acquires Wombat Security Technologies for $225 Million
Feb07

Proofpoint Acquires Wombat Security Technologies for $225 Million

Sunnyvale, CA-based cybersecurity firm Proofpoint has announced it has acquired the phishing simulation and security awareness company Wombat Security Technologies. The deal is for $225 million in cash and is expected to close in Q1, 2018. Proofpoint is already a major player in the cybersecurity market providing advanced threat protection, encryption, data loss prevention, email security and many other digital security services to...

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KnowBe4 Enhances Anti-Phishing and Security Awareness Training Library
Feb07

KnowBe4 Enhances Anti-Phishing and Security Awareness Training Library

Anti-phishing and security awareness training company KnowBe4 has updated its library of training content, available through the KnowBe4 ModStore. The update sees its 26-language 15-minute Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training (KMSAT) course refreshed, and a new 25-minute KMSAT training course released. The 15-minute KMSAT course has been developed to give maximum benefit in the shortest possible time frame. Not only is the short...

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CloudRanger Adds Automated Disaster Recovery Testing for AWS Cloud
Feb05

CloudRanger Adds Automated Disaster Recovery Testing for AWS Cloud

CloudRanger has announced that automated disaster recovery testing for AWS cloud is now available through its platform. Backups are essential, but businesses need to make sure that those backups are viable.  When disaster strikes and data needs to be recovered, businesses must be able to rely on their backups. By testing backups, businesses can be confident that file recovery is possible in practice. The new feature is accessible via...

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ParkMyCloud Reports $12.9 Billion A Year Lost on Wasted Cloud Spend
Jan31

ParkMyCloud Reports $12.9 Billion A Year Lost on Wasted Cloud Spend

Use of the cloud has increased considerably in recent years and that trend is likely to continue as more enterprises realize the benefits that can be gained from shifting from in house resources to the cloud. The cloud means greater flexibility, improved scalability, and less expenditure on hardware and hardware maintenance. Even the physical space devoted to housing that hardware can be devoted to profit-making activities. While...

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Spotinst Announces Partnership with Samsung SDS to Increase Footprint in South Korea
Jan29

Spotinst Announces Partnership with Samsung SDS to Increase Footprint in South Korea

Samsung SDS, the enterprise IT solution provider, has partnered with Spotinst to provide its customers with a platform that allows them to make significant saving on their cloud computing costs. The partnership will allow Samsung and other companies in South Korea to utilize excess cloud capacity and enjoy savings on their compute bills of up to 80% using the Spotinst’s Elastigroup, Spectrum, and Multai services, as well as the firm’s...

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PhishMe (now Cofense) Report Shows How Phishing Susceptibility Rates Can be Deceiving
Jan26

PhishMe (now Cofense) Report Shows How Phishing Susceptibility Rates Can be Deceiving

A new enterprise phishing resiliency and defense report from PhishMe confirms phishing campaigns increased by 65% in 2017. As PhishMe  (now Cofense) explains in the report, the rise in phishing attacks is easy to explain. Phishing attacks are an easy and low-cost way for hackers to make money. For businesses, the danger of phishing is clear. A typical phishing attack on a mid-sized company costs $1.6 million to resolve, according to...

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Knowbe4 Identifies Industry Most Susceptible to Phishing Attacks
Jan25

Knowbe4 Identifies Industry Most Susceptible to Phishing Attacks

Security awareness and phishing training firm Knowbe4 has published a new report that identifies the industry most susceptible to phishing attacks. For the report, Knowbe4 analyzed data from more than 6 million users and 11,000 organizations using its phishing email simulation service. Figures include a baseline taken prior to the provision of security awareness training, 90 days following training and phishing email simulations, and...

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Sophos Warns Users About Fake Antivirus Apps
Jan20

Sophos Warns Users About Fake Antivirus Apps

Sophos has alerted users to the risk of downloading fake antivirus apps. The firm has also released a new white paper on a specific antivirus app called Super Antivirus 2018. According to the report, the app has been downloaded 50,000 times, presumably by users who are concerned about security. While the app does appear to be scanning the mobile device on which it is installed, all the app really offers is the illusion of security....

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Cofense PhishMe Simulator Named 2018 SC Media Award Finalist for Third Consecutive Year
Jan19

Cofense PhishMe Simulator Named 2018 SC Media Award Finalist for Third Consecutive Year

The finalists for the 2018 SC Media Awards have been announced, and for the third successive year, PhishMe has been recognized. Cofense PhishMe Simulator, a phishing email simulation platform that can be used to test resilience to phishing attacks, has been named a finalist in the Best IT Security-Related Training Program category. SC Media one of the most well-respected cybersecurity news outlets in the world. For the past 25 years,...

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API Access for AWS and Azure Launched by Botmetric to Simplify Cloud Management
Jan18

API Access for AWS and Azure Launched by Botmetric to Simplify Cloud Management

Botmetric has announced it has released APIs for public cloud consumption for AWS and Microsoft Azure. The Botmetric platform is already API-centric with microservices architecture; however, the new release now gives enterprises and customers easier access to their data allowing them to gain specific insights into cloud use in less time. Customers are able to use the APIs to build custom dashboards and generate custom reports, placing...

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ParkMyCloud Launches Innovative SmartParking Automated Cloud Cost Optimization Service
Jan16

ParkMyCloud Launches Innovative SmartParking Automated Cloud Cost Optimization Service

ParkMyCloud has announced the launch of a new service to help businesses cut back on their cloud costs and avoid paying for cloud instances that are not in use. The latest release of the ParkMyCloud platform, termed SmartParking, is an automated cloud cost optimization tool that helps businesses turn off cloud instances – and avoid paying for them – when they are not being used. SmartParking looks at cloud utilization data drawn from...

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KnowBe4 Records Impressive 255% Q4 2017 Growth
Jan15

KnowBe4 Records Impressive 255% Q4 2017 Growth

Knowbe4 is a leading provider of anti-phishing services, offering its customers a wide range of solutions to help them tackle the ever-present threat from phishing. The company, led by CEO Stu Sjouwerman, has been going from strength to strength, with the past quarter’s figures showing impressive company growth. Knowbe4 has enjoyed 19 consecutive months of growth, and Q4, 2017 was particularly impressive. The company secured a record...

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CloudHealth Partners with ParkMyCloud to Simplify Cloud Management and Cost Control
Jan11

CloudHealth Partners with ParkMyCloud to Simplify Cloud Management and Cost Control

The leading cloud service management firm CloudHealth has partnered with ParkMyCloud to combine cloud management with cost control. CloudHealth simplifies the management of hybrid cloud governance, while ParkMyCloud cuts out wastage by automatically switching off cloud resources when they are not in use. One of the problems that organizations face when they migrate to the cloud is their level of consumption increases overtime, and...

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KnowBe4 Announces New Partnership With Security Training Firm AwareGo
Jan09

KnowBe4 Announces New Partnership With Security Training Firm AwareGo

KnowBe4, a leading provider of security awareness training for enterprises, has announced a new partnership that has seen it expand its portfolio of training videos to help organizations improve the security awareness of their employees. KnowBe4 already has an extensive library of security awareness training material, which can be used by customers to develop training programs to help reduce the risk from phishing attacks. The company...

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ParkMyCloud Named 2018 Channel Influencer by Channel Partners
Jan08

ParkMyCloud Named 2018 Channel Influencer by Channel Partners

ParkMyCloud has received a Channel Influencer Award and was named one of the top 25 companies to watch in 2018. The awards program was launched this year by Channel Partners and Channel Futures. Channel Partners is the leading provider of news, education and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the business technology and communications industry. Channel Futures helps the architects of the digital revolution manage their...

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Ironscales Hires New VP of Sales for the Americas
Jan04

Ironscales Hires New VP of Sales for the Americas

The automated phishing prevention firm Ironscales is on a mission to expand sales in the Americas. The Tel Aviv-based firm has already expanded significantly and grown its customer base in Europe, and a new office in Atlanta and skilled sales team will help drive forward sales on the other side of the Atlantic. Ironscales has developed a suite of anti-phishing solutions based around its AI-assisted IronSights phishing detection...

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PhishLine Bought by Barracuda Networks
Jan03

PhishLine Bought by Barracuda Networks

The phishing simulation and security awareness training company PhishLine has been bought by Barracuda Networks. Barracuda Networks is expanding its phishing defense solutions and is planning on creating a comprehensive anti-phishing platform that includes data protection, gateway security, AI-based threat intelligence, security awareness training and phishing simulation exercises. Barracuda already offers its customers a broad range...

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CloudCheckr Makes Cloud Computing Predictions for 2018
Dec28

CloudCheckr Makes Cloud Computing Predictions for 2018

CloudCheckr has assessed the cloud computing trends over the past 12 months and has made several cloud computing predictions for 2018. It has now been 10 years since Amazon released its AWS public cloud, and while in the early years adoption of the cloud was relatively slow, now the benefits of the public cloud have been made apparent and many businesses are now migrating to the cloud. By 2020, the cloud is expected to generate more...

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PhishMe’s Phishing Incident Response Platform Update Improves Usability for SOCs and IRs
Dec27

PhishMe’s Phishing Incident Response Platform Update Improves Usability for SOCs and IRs

PhishMe has made several updates to its phishing incident response platform, PhishMe Triage. PhishMe Triage is a phishing incident response management solution for security operations and incident responders that automates the identification, remediation, and sharing of new phishing threats. The solution provides visibility into email-based phishing attacks in near real-time, and analyzes and prioritizes threats reported by employees...

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SpamTitan Anti-Spam Solution Receives Glowing Review on Business Software Review Site
Dec23

SpamTitan Anti-Spam Solution Receives Glowing Review on Business Software Review Site

Cyberattacks are coming from all angles, although the main vector for attack is email. Research conducted by the security awareness and phishing simulation platform provider PhishMe suggests 91% of all cyberattacks starts with a phishing email. Phishing is also the primary method of distributing malware and ransomware. The problem for businesses is they can implement advanced, layered cybersecurity defenses to protect the perimeter...

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Skeddly Releases New EBS Snapshot Cost Calculator
Dec21

Skeddly Releases New EBS Snapshot Cost Calculator

Skeddly has announced it has launched a new EBS Snapshot Cost Calculator that allows users to estimate the amount they will be spending on EBS backups. Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) backups are now essential, as they allow users to restore their EBS volumes in the event of disaster to prevent data loss. Many organizations have incorporated Amazon EBS backups into their disaster recovery strategies, and as with email and file...

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PhishMe Reaches 10 Million User Milestone
Dec17

PhishMe Reaches 10 Million User Milestone

Anti-phishing solution provider PhishMe has announced it has reached another impressive milestone. Its PhishMe Reporter solution has now been installed on more than 10 million workstations. Organizations can deploy a host of phishing defenses to prevent malicious emails from reaching inboxes; however, even advanced spam filters will not block 100% of phishing emails. There will always be some malicious emails that slip through the...

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Skeddly Announces DynamoDB Backups Are Supported
Dec07

Skeddly Announces DynamoDB Backups Are Supported

Amazon is now supporting DynamoDB Backups and restore, although currently only in limited regions. Over the next few weeks the areas covered will be expanded in the United States and beyond. Skeddly has also announced that its platform now supports DynamoDB backups. The announcement about the new feature was made by Amazon at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. While Amazon has made it possible to create full backups of DynamoDB tables, the...

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CloudHealth Technologies Wins 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award
Dec04

CloudHealth Technologies Wins 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award

Red Herring has recognized the achievements of CloudHealth Technologies and has named the company winner of a prestigious 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award. The awards program celebrates the achievements of the top private companies in the North America, Europa and Asia. The Red Herring Top 100 Global list includes the most promising and innovative companies and entrepreneurs that have proven their ability to execute in a highly...

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PhishMe and Wombat Security Technologies Settle Patent Dispute
Dec01

PhishMe and Wombat Security Technologies Settle Patent Dispute

The long running legal dispute between PhishMe and Wombat Security Technologies over alleged patent infringements has now been resolved. PhishMe had filed multiple complaints against Wombat Security Technologies over alleged patent infringements due to the similarities between the latter’s technology and those developed and protected by patents held by PhishMe. Litigation was taking place in the United States District Court for the...

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Botmetric Releases 2017 Public Cloud Usage Report
Nov30

Botmetric Releases 2017 Public Cloud Usage Report

Botmetric has released its annual 2017 public cloud usage report. The report includes detailed statistics on cloud adoption and usage by businesses of all sizes, including SMBs, midmarket organizations, and large enterprises. Botmetric based its report on businesses that have already signed up to use its cloud management and optimization platform. Today, the Botmetric platform is being used to manage more than $1 billion of cloud...

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Botmetric Releases Beta Version of Cloud Savings Tool with Amazon Alexa Integration
Nov28

Botmetric Releases Beta Version of Cloud Savings Tool with Amazon Alexa Integration

Cloud management has just got easier with Botmetric, following the release of a new beta version that integrates the firm’s cloud cost saving tool with Amazon Alexa. Botmetric is the first cloud management and optimization platform that is capable of processing voice commands to access cloud usage data and generate reports. Botmetric announced the release of the new closed beta version of its platform at the recent AWS Re:invent...

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MediaPro Launches New Travel Security Awareness Training Course
Nov28

MediaPro Launches New Travel Security Awareness Training Course

Organizations can train their employees to be more security aware in the office, but when it comes to business trips, employees face additional security risks. Training employees to be more security aware when travelling can help them to avoid risky behaviors that could potentially lead to malware infections or the accidental disclosure of sensitive information. To help businesses deal with the added risks that come from business...

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CloudCheckr Update Adds Support for More Instance Types
Nov22

CloudCheckr Update Adds Support for More Instance Types

CloudCheckr has announced an update to its cloud management platform has been made which enhances usability and makes improvements to make the management of Azure and AWS resources more straightforward. Managed Service Providers who use CloudCheckr to monitor their clients’ cloud usage will no doubt be aware that when they on-board a new client, that client’s data will not appear on the Detailed Billing Report until the client incurs...

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CloudHealth Technologies Launches Next-Generation Policy Engine That Simplifies Cloud Governance
Nov17

CloudHealth Technologies Launches Next-Generation Policy Engine That Simplifies Cloud Governance

CloudHealth Technologies has launched its next-generation policy engine which the Boston-based firm claims strengthens cloud governance as well as simplifying the management, allowing businesses to spend less time on managing their cloud resources and put that time to much better use. The new policy engine governs cloud infrastructure in a totally new way. While a policy-driven method is an efficient way to manage hybrid cloud...

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RightScale Predicts $10 Billion Will be Wasted on Cloud Resources in 2018
Nov15

RightScale Predicts $10 Billion Will be Wasted on Cloud Resources in 2018

Enterprises are investing more money in the cloud, but a large percentage of cloud spending is wasted on unused and underutilized cloud resources. RightScale predicts that more than $10 billion will be wasted on unused/underutilized cloud resources in the next 12 months. Part of the problem has been a lack of support from cloud providers who have failed to help their customers reduce unnecessary cloud spending. The situation is...

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Skeddly Supports Multiple DynamoDB Table Exports to AWS S3
Nov15

Skeddly Supports Multiple DynamoDB Table Exports to AWS S3

Amazon DynamoDB is a NoSQL fully cloud-managed database solution for non-relational data with single-digit millisecond latency. The database solution is flexible and has reliable performance; however, it does not include an in-built option for exporting data stored in tables to S3. Amazon does allow DynamoDB items to be exported to S3 using AWS Data Pipeline, although not without the use of additional AWS services. Further, even with...

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CloudHealth Technologies Rated One of the Hottest Companies in Boston
Nov14

CloudHealth Technologies Rated One of the Hottest Companies in Boston

CloudHealth Technologies has been included in the BostInno 50 on Fire list – A list of the 50 hottest companies in Boston – and was named the winner in the Technology category. The BostInno 50 on Fire list recognizes the top companies, organizations, and people based in Boston or doing business within or around Boston’s innovation economy. To be included in the list, companies and individuals must have achieved significant growth...

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Cloud Vendors to Watch in 2018
Nov13

Cloud Vendors to Watch in 2018

Businesses in all industry verticals are now taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the cloud, whether for IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS. The cloud allows businesses to develop software and applications much more quickly and gain a technical edge over competitors. Over the past 12 months, Infrastructure-as-a-Service has seen tremendous growth, with the InformationWeek 2017 State of the Cloud survey indicating IaaS use has risen from...

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MediaPro Included in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness
Nov09

MediaPro Included in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness

Bothell, WA-based learning services company MediaPro has been named one of the leaders in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training. The company has been recognized for completeness of vision and ability to execute. This is the fourth consecutive year that the firm has earned the accolade and has made the Leaders Quadrant. Gartner explained that the company offers “one of the most flexible...

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Software Update Will Help to Prevent MongoDB Cyberattacks
Nov09

Software Update Will Help to Prevent MongoDB Cyberattacks

This year has seen tens of thousands of MongoDB cyberattacks, resulting in the theft of millions of records. While MongoDB is secure and incorporates appropriate security controls to prevent unauthorized access, many users had failed to apply security controls and inadvertently left their databases exposed and accessible over the Internet. The exposed databases could be freely accessed by anyone over the Internet without any need for...

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PhishLine Partners with Pipeline Security and Moves into the Japanese Market
Nov06

PhishLine Partners with Pipeline Security and Moves into the Japanese Market

Milwaukee-based security awareness training and anti-phishing vendor PhishLine has announced a new partnership with the Tokyo-based firm Pipeline Security. It is hoped that this new partnership will help PhishLine improve its footprint in east Asia and fortify its presence in the Japanese security market. Pipeline Security is a well-respected security firm that serves many top-tier businesses in Japan, offering a range of security...

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CloudHealth Technologies Named Finalist in TechTarget Modern Infrastructure 2018 Impact Awards
Nov01

CloudHealth Technologies Named Finalist in TechTarget Modern Infrastructure 2018 Impact Awards

CloudHealth Technologies has been named a finalist in TechTarget Modern Infrastructure 2018 Impact Awards in the Public Cloud Migration and Optimization category. The awards recognize the achievements of companies and their innovative technologies, products and services. Many products and services are nominated for the awards, with a panel of expert judges whittling down all the nominees into a handful of innovative tools that help...

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Inky Awarded Cyber Start-Up Company of the Year Award
Nov01

Inky Awarded Cyber Start-Up Company of the Year Award

A new player in the anti-phishing arena, Inky, has received a Cyber Start-up Company of the Year Award at the inaugural Infosecurity North America conference in Boston. Inky was one of four start-ups pitching a panel of four venture capitalist judges for the award. The company and its innovative anti-phishing solution won over the judges. Inky has developed a new phishing defense solution called Phish Fence. Phish Fence is a platform...

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CloudRanger Launches Managed Service Provider Partner Program
Oct31

CloudRanger Launches Managed Service Provider Partner Program

CloudRanger has announced it has launched a new managed service provider (MSP) partner program to make it easier for MSPs to offer server management and backup services to their clients. Through the partner program, MSPs can use the CloudRanger platform to automate backups, schedule cloud resources, and save their clients time and money. CloudRanger has developed its platform to be quick and easy to use, giving users a complete view...

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PhishMe Recognized as Leader by Gartner: Added to Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness CBT
Oct31

PhishMe Recognized as Leader by Gartner: Added to Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness CBT

For the second consecutive year, PhishMe has been included in the Leader’s Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness CBT by Gartner, recognizing the commitment and capabilities of the company and the excellence of its anti-phishing solution and security awareness training program. 12 vendors were assessed for the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness CBT for the ability to execute and for completeness of vision. PhishMe was ranked...

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