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July 6, 2017

Lessons Learned from Petya and WannaCry Ransomware

On May 12th, 2017, the first case of WannaCry ransomware was discovered and within a day, over 230,000 machines were estimated to have been infected in more than 150 countries.  The scale and speed of this attack left the industry stunned, but ransomware is not a new phenomenon.  Ransomware has existed in one form or another for fifteen years, and to date more than 350,000 different ransomware variants have been identified.  There are some fundamental differences in the way that WannaCry and Petya operate that make the spread of this variant more rapid and therefor dangerous than other variants before it.


May 2, 2017

Bricata Adds Two More Veteran Cyber Security Executives to Roster

Bricata, LLC, a developer of network intrusion detection and prevention solutions, announced today it has added two more veteran cyber security executives to its leadership team. Druce MacFarlane joins as vice president of Products and Marketing, while Randy Fallis joins as vice president of Sales and Customer Strategy. The two new executives add more depth to an existing management team with an impressive track record for solving complex problems in the cyber security space.


June 8, 2016

The MySpace hack, how it was predicted by LinkedIn, and how it impacted Mark Zuckerberg

On June 1st, Time announced that its MySpace social network had been compromised, and that account information for hundreds of millions of MySpace users with accounts created prior to June 2013 had been leaked.  With the rise of networks like Facebook in recent years, MySpace has experienced decreasing relevance as time has gone by. This has resulted in this news being viewed as a point of amusement more than significant issue.  However, there is a more significant issue created by this breach, and is one of the more fundamental and common security problems users of Internet services face.  Luckily, it is one that is easy to remedy at the sacrifice of a little convenience.  To explain this, I will begin with a cautionary tale. One that begins on Super Bowl Sunday, February 6th, 2011.


May 14, 2016

Cyphort named Enterprise Security Solution of the Year by SC Magazine

Santa Clara, CA: March 7, 2016 – Cyphort, the next generation Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) defense company, announced today that Cyphort’s Advanced Threat Defense Platform won the Excellence Award for ‘Best Enterprise Security Solution’ at the SC Awards 2016. The award was presented during the 19th annual SC Awards Gala on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 and comes on the heels of Cyphort receiving the “Rookie Security Company of the Year” honor at the SC Awards gala in 2015.


April 28, 2015

SC Magazine Names Cyphort Rookie Security Company of the Year 2015

“Winning an Excellence Award is no small accomplishment,” said Illena Armstrong, vice president, editorial, SC Magazine. “This award is presented to the best the IT security industry has to offer. Cyphort has demonstrated its commitment to improving the industry as a whole and is very deserving of this recognition.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
June 24, 2014

Cyphort Announces v3.0 of its Advanced Threat Defense Platform

Cyphort, a pioneer of Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) solutions, today announced the General Availability of Version 3.0 of the Cyphort Advanced Threat Defense Platform. Delivering the first Advanced Threat Defense solution able to automatically prioritize threats based on business risk, Version 3.0’s Advanced Threat classification and prioritization capability automatically analyzes and ranks threats based on progression, severity and relevance, and presents that data via an intuitive, visual interface.


February 18, 2014

Cyphort Launches, Leaves Stealth Mode

Cyphort formally leaves stealth mode today, and officially launches next generation APT Solution. More info at:

August 2, 2013

FireEye files plans for IPO of up to $175 Million

From Marketwatch.com: “FireEye Inc. filed plans for an initial public offering of up to $175 million in common stock as the IT security company looks to raise funds for general corporate purposes.

FireEye intends to use proceeds for purposes such as headcount expansion, working capital, sales and marketing activities and product development

For the six months ended June 30, FireEye reported its loss widened to $67.2 million from the year-earlier period amid a sharp jump in operating expenses. However, revenue for the period more than doubled to $61.6 million.

The company didn’t specify which exchange it plans to list its shares on but said it plans to trade under the symbol FEYE.”

Read the original Press Release Here

June 21, 2011

NetScout Adds Service Delivery Management Capabilities for Telepresence, Video and Voice Environments

nGenius Voice | Video Manager Provides a Unique Level of Visibility into Unified Communications Service Performance to Assure the User’s Quality of Experience with Collaboration Applications

Las Vegas, Nev. – Interop 2011. – May 10, 2011 – NetScout® Systems, Inc. today announced nGenius® Voice | Video Manager – the first integration of technology from its recent acquisition of Psytechnics. nGenius Voice | Video Manager significantly extends NetScout’s Unified Service Delivery Management strategy by providing comprehensive real-time service management for IP Telepresence, video and voice services. Built from deployment-proven technology, nGenius Voice | Video Manager delivers application-specific details of video and voice session transmission and conversation quality to reveal real-time service performance and the true user experience. As a result, IT organizations can now achieve unmatched actionable visibility into the behavior of Unified Communications (UC) applications and the resulting end-to-end service quality. When deployed in conjunction with other nGenius Service Assurance Solution modules, IT staff can assure UC services alongside business application and data services, resulting in one of the industry’s most comprehensive service delivery management platforms.