Entries by Sharon Besser

Musing on Ransomware and Other Sophisticated Attacks

Everyone has something to write about ransomware. One can not open a mobile device or a news site without getting notification about some new ransomware-related content.  There’s a good reason: The recent events, media attention and to a certain degree, the public’s panic around the WannaCry ransomware attack are driving a lot of interest and even increase the […]

What’s New With Centra 2.5 Release 19

We are very proud to announce the immediate availability of Release 19 of the GuardiCore Centra Security Platform. This version contains many enhancements and new capabilities. Existing and new Centra security administrators will like the dashboard enhancements, workflow improvements and additional features.  Our system integration partners and service providers will enjoy the new deployment tools […]

VMworld 2016

VMworld 2016 is about to begin this week. Unlike previous years, the US event will take place in hot Las Vegas, Nevada. One of the key objectives of 20,000 and some attendees is to learn about new virtualization and Data Center technologies as the Data Center is being transformed, changed and converged. Modernization is the […]

Centra Celebration

The first week of July provides a great opportunity to celebrate. At GuardiCore we like to celebrate, especially with new releases and product achievements. Several weeks ago we started deploying the latest version of our flagship product Centra, with first controlled upgrades taking place for our SaaS customers. The new Centra 2.0 release 16 is […]

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 […]

Yup, We Can See It Coming

On December 17th, 2015 Juniper issued an advisory indicating that they had discovered unauthorized code in the ScreenOS software that powers their Netscreen firewalls. This advisory covered two distinct issues; a backdoor in the VPN implementation that allows a passive eavesdropper to decrypt traffic and a second backdoor that allows an attacker to bypass authentication in the […]

CloudStack, For Real

Last week our team, myself included, participated in the CloudStack Collaboration Conference ( CSCC) that took place in Dublin, Ireland. About 200 attendees enjoyed a well-organized event during a non-typical Irish weather (sunny, no rain). As a bonus, the local team won the UEFA EURO soccer match against the strong German team.

The Government Is Here To Help

Some of the most infamous cyber security breaches to US Federal systems in recent years were caused via a previous breach to a contractor’s system.  Some of the most notable cases were the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach where officials said that the thieves broke in by using stolen contractor logins and passwords and the Lockheed hack.

Gartner: Threat Deception Promises to Deliver Game-Changing Impact

Earlier this month, Gartner released a new research* focusing on threat deception technologies. Gartner finds deception an attractive new capability for larger organizations desiring advanced threat detection and defense solutions. According to Gartner, new deception techniques and capabilities “promise to deliver game-changing impact on how threats are faced.” For us at GuardiCore, this is not surprising. […]