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What’s Behind the Continuous Increase in Breaches?

This is part 3 of a 4-part series examining data breaches, what they cost, why they are increasing in frequency, and what you can do about them.

In our September 6, 2016 post, we broke down the issue of dwell time, and its impact on the financial impact of a breach. In this blog we look at what’s behind the continuous increase in breaches.

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Developing Advanced Data Centre Security for Under Fire Healthcare Organisations

British healthcare organisations, like their counterparts in the US and Europe, are currently facing a deluge of ransomware that threatens to overwhelm systems. Widely reported figures gleaned from an FoI request reveal nearly half (47%) of NHS Trusts in England have been infected over the past year. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Ransomware is one of many online threats facing healthcare IT bosses coming to terms with the fact patient data is increasingly highly sought after on the dark web.

The mission criticality of IT systems, rigorous compliance requirements and often stretched resources make securing these environments even more challenging. That’s why IT buyers need to consider a new approach designed to focus on east-west traffic inside the data centre.

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Using Deception to Speed up Security Incident Response

When a security incident is detected in the data center, time is of the essence. The longer it takes to respond to an incident, the greater the potential damage. Yet even with the best planning, incident response is often slowed by uncertainty, due largely to the high volume of security alerts analysts have to deal with.

Distributed deception technology for the data center has the potential to tilt the playing field in favor of the security team, not only by accelerating incident response times but also by improving the effectiveness of security measures to combat breaches.

GuardiCore Named 2016 Cybersecurity Leader for Breach Detection and Response by Cyber Defense Magazine

Award Recognizes Innovation and Best-in-Class Leadership

San Francisco, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel – GuardiCore, a leader in internal data center security and breach detection, today announced that it has been named a 2016 CyberSecurity Leader by Cyber Defense Magazine, the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine. Being named a CyberSecurity Leader affirms GuardiCore’s vision that security must keep up with the rate of constant change, closing the gap between traditional security technology and a sophisticated threat actor’s ingenuity. Award winners will be recognized in a special October edition of Cyber Warnings e-Magazine, during National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

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How Next Gen Security Can Help Finance Firms Stay on the Right Side of New Euro Laws

Financial services firms have never faced a more agile and determined online foe. Barclays Global CISO Troels Oerting said recently that elite cybercrime gangs armed with advanced malware and a sophisticated skillset pose a major threat to the industry. They can get deeper inside networks, stay hidden for longer and steal more data than ever before. Additionally, as if that weren’t enough to worry about, coming European data protection laws will introduce a stringent new set of requirements and penalties on businesses, forcing improvements to cybersecurity.

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Deception Technology Grows and Evolves

Deception technologies such as honeypots are becoming increasingly popular with enterprises as the products get more flexible and the tools allow security analysts swamped with incident reports to zero in on cases of actual ongoing infiltration. According to a report released in August by research firm Technavio, the deception technology market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 9 percent, and is predicted to reach $1.33 billion by 2020.

GuardiCore Unveils Infection Monkey Open Source Cyber Security Testing Tool, Presents at Black Hat 2016

Modern, Disruptive Testing Tool Now Available to Public Security Community

San Francisco, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel – GuardiCore, a leader in internal data center security and threat detection, today made its Infection Monkey testing tool freely available to the public security community at large. Designed to test the resiliency of modern data centers against cyber attacks, the Infection Monkey was developed as an open source tool by GuardiCore’s research group, led by seasoned cyber security researcher Ofri Ziv.

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Deception-Based Security Gains Steam as GuardiCore Raises $20m

Organizations have historically dealt with breach attempts by trying to block the hacker as fast as possible and only stopping to investigate after the fact. But now, the security community is starting to adopt a new approach: Letting attacks play out in controlled conditions to gain a deeper understanding of the threat. The method is being popularized mainly by emerging startups like Israel’s GuardiCore Ltd., which raised $20 million in funding this morning to fuel its efforts.

GuardiCore Raises $20 Million in Series B Funding to Deliver Protection for the Enterprise Data Center

Cisco Investments Joins Existing Investors Battery Ventures and 83North to Back Next-Generation Security Platform

San Francisco, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel – GuardiCore, a leader in internal data center security and threat detection, today announced that the company has raised $20 million in Series B funding. The latest round is led by existing investors Battery Ventures and 83North (formerly Greylock IL) and joined by Cisco Investments, bringing the company’s total funding raised to date to $33 million.

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A New Cloud Security Unicorn Will Rise From The Cybersecurity Ashes

CISOs developing a roadmap to secure their cloud environments should be prepared for significantly more orchestration work than for securing SaaS. With the extra work will come significant rewards. Bold CIOs and CISOs will take a leap of faith and partner with security innovators to orchestrate their own cloud security systems. GuardiCore and deception technology is listed as one of them.