Avoiding the Train Wreck Waiting to Happen

In July 2015, following weeks of research, we identified a trend in ransomware attacks. The question we then posed was “Is it a possible scenario that ransomware campaigns become a significant threat to enterprises, and take control over large Data Centers?” You can read more about it in Misha’s blog regarding Data Center Ransomware. Unfortunately, less than a year later, our prophecy is becoming a reality. No, Israel’s power grid wasn’t hacked, but ransomware hit Israel’s Electric Authority.  NoLos Angeles County health department wasn’t closed but it was targeted in ransomware attackYes, other ransomware attacks are able to shut down the network and Data Centers, “forcing the hospital to return to pen and paper for its record-keeping”. Read more

GuardiCore Extends Its Data Center Security Platform to Provide Greater Visibility and Policy Definition for Data Center Workloads

 New GuardiCore Reveal™ Adds Process-Level Visibility into Applications and Workloads Inside the Data Center

RSA Conference 2016, San Francisco, CA – GuardiCore, a leader in internal data center security, today announced it has extended its data center security platform, now rebranded as the GuardiCore Centra™ Security Platform, to provide granular visibility and policy definition across data center and cloud applications, adding to its real-time breach detection and response capabilities.   GuardiCore is demonstrating the Centra Security Platform at its RSA booth, 4422 in the North Hall.

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GuardiCore Integrates Threat Detection Technology with Check Point vSEC Virtual Gateways to Protect Critical Assets in the Modern Data Center

Real time Indicators of Compromise (IOC) Fed into Check Point Security Gateways Enable Blocking of Ongoing and Future Attacks at the Perimeter

Tel Aviv, Israel – GuardiCore, a leader in virtual data center security, today announced that its threat detection technology, a core component of its Data Center Security Suite, is integrated with Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd.to help organizations better protect their data centers from targeted attacks. GuardiCore now works seamlessly with Check Point vSEC Virtual Gateways to provide real-time data center threat detection tools, allowing administrators to block ongoing and future attacks inside the data center and at the perimeter. Read more

Learning from NSA’s Master Hacker

“The big question you need to think about is if you have an intrusion somewhere in your network, can you then defend against this lateral movement?” – Rob Joyce, Chief of the TAO

Rob Joyce, head of the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO) elite division, recently spoke to a large audience at the Usenix Enigma security conference in San Francisco.  Joyce talked about TAO’s process for exploiting victim networks. This was the first public talk made by any member of the NSA’s  team which is considered among the best cyber-warfare intelligence gathering organization in the world.

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