Paul Shread

eSecurityPlanet Editor Paul Shread has covered nearly every aspect of enterprise technology in his 20+ years in IT journalism, including award-winning articles on endpoint security and virtual data centers. He wrote a column on small business technology for Time.com, and covered financial markets for 10 years, from the dot-com boom and bust to the 2007-2009 financial crisis. He holds a market analyst certification.
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Startup Sees File System as Key to Security

While many cybersecurity vendors approach zero trust from the perspective of microsegmentation, shrinking the network as much as possible, one startup thinks security needs...

FireEye, Mandiant to Split in $1.2 Billion Deal

FireEye is selling its core cybersecurity products to a group led by private equity firm Symphony Technology Group (STG) in order to focus on...

PowerShell Is Source of More Than a Third of Critical Security Threats

PowerShell was the source of more than a third of critical threats detected on endpoints in the second half of 2020, according to a...

How Zero Trust Security Can Protect Against Ransomware

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack has been by many measures the worst to date in the history of cybersecurity, nearly crippling the Southeastern U.S....

MITRE Protection Tests Shed New Light on Endpoint Security

MITRE added a new wrinkle to its latest endpoint detection and response (EDR) evaluations, a test of endpoint security products' ability to stop an...

U.S. Issues Ransomware Guidance, Cybersecurity Executive Order

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) and the FBI have issued guidance for protecting critical infrastructure from ransomware, shedding some light on the...

Latest MITRE EDR Evaluations Contain Some Surprises

MITRE Engenuity last month released the latest MITRE ATT&CK evaluations of endpoint security products, and the results contain some pretty big surprises. MITRE doesn't analyze...

Best Kaspersky Alternatives

Kaspersky makes very good endpoint security software, one of just four companies to make both our top endpoint detection and response (EDR) and best...

Top Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Vendors for 2021

Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) play a critical role in cybersecurity architectures the world over. As defending data and applications become more complicated, the security products...

Cybersecurity Outlook 2021: Trends and Predictions

Just when it seemed that 2020 couldn't get any weirder, news broke that Russian state-sponsored hackers had spent much of the year exploiting vulnerabilities...

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