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  1. Here’s a look at the most interesting products from the past week, featuring releases from Borderless Security, Deepfence, LiveAction, MetricStream, Panorays, Pentera, and Samsung. Panorays’ complimentary offering helps companies defend against supply chain attacks Panorays’ new complimentary offering includes a Security Passport, which enables users to build and share a security overview with potential customers. In addition, the new offering includes a Panorays Security Profile, which provides full visibility into a company’s cyber posture and … More

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  2. According to theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, “The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10,000 other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe.” Yet as fast as we can we want Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve our problems. Across many fields this has the potential to offer considerable benefits, including the world of cybersecurity. However, caution is needed. While it was able to master playing … More

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  3. Ivanti, Cyber Security Works and Cyware announced a report which identified 32 new ransomware families in 2021, bringing the total to 157 and representing a 26% increase over the previous year. The report also found that these ransomware groups are continuing to target unpatched vulnerabilities and weaponize zero-day vulnerabilities in record time to instigate crippling attacks. At the same time, they are broadening their attack spheres and finding newer ways to compromise organizational networks and … More

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  4. Black Kite released its annual Third-Party Breach Report, which examines the impact of third-party cyber breaches in 2021. Ransomware was the most common attack method behind third-party breaches in 2021, initiating more than one out of four incidents analyzed. Despite immense cybersecurity improvements following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry was the most common victim of attacks caused by third parties, accounting for 33% of incidents last year. With its rich and … More

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  5. Insurers’ use of predictive analytics to fight fraud has reached an all-time high, according to an insurance fraud technology study by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud and SAS. The study reveals that 80% of insurers use predictive modeling to detect fraud, up from 55% in 2018. In a category new to the 2021 survey, the study also underscores the importance of identity verification software, cited by 40% of survey respondents. Identity analytics is quickly becoming … More

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  6. Aryaka published a report, revealing insights into global SD-WAN and SASE planning. 1,600 information technology (IT) enterprise decision makers across global enterprises answered the survey. Key trends A quarter of the respondents state they have closed 25-50% of their office sites, dovetailing into overall hybrid work initiatives where 75% state that at least a quarter of their employees will remain remote permanently post-pandemic. Accelerating digital transformation initiatives also impact legacy data centers, with 51% planning … More

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