The latest security technology and best practices to secure cloud-based data, networks, applications, and systems.

  • Microsoft 365 Research Highlights Cloud Vulnerabilities

    In a sequence that suggests cloud services may be more vulnerable than many think, Proofpoint researchers have demonstrated how hackers could take over Microsoft 365 accounts to ransom files stored on SharePoint and OneDrive. Microsoft services are widely used in enterprises for cloud-based collaboration, and the Proofpoint research report revealed that cloud infrastructures are not… Read more

  • How to Improve SD-WAN Security: 3 SD-WAN Best Practices

    As the modern workforce becomes increasingly mobile and enterprises branch out and grow, software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) have become a popular choice in the evolution of networking. By applying the benefits of software-defined networking (SDN) to traditional hardware-centric networks, SD-WAN offers enterprises improved flexibility, scalability, performance, and agility for today’s virtual, edge, branch and… Read more

  • Top SD-WAN Solutions for Enterprise Security

    The development of software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) has given enterprise administrators flexibility akin to virtualization to manage distributed networks and users globally. Wide area networks have come a long way over the decades, and the introduction of cloud, edge, and virtual workloads only adds to the complexity of managing modern networks. As organizations embrace… Read more

  • McAfee Cloud Launches as Skyhigh Security

    The final piece of the complicated Mandiant-FireEye split and subsequent FireEye-McAfee merger fell into place today, as McAfee’s cloud security business was officially spun off under the new name of Skyhigh Security. McAfee Enterprise and FireEye were acquired by Symphony Technology Group last year as Mandiant became a standalone company. STG also owns RSA Security,… Read more

  • Google to Acquire Mandiant; EDR Acquisition Next?

    Google today announced that it has agreed to acquire Mandiant for roughly $5.4 billion to bolster its cloud security. Google noted that Google Cloud already offers a number of security services, including BeyondCorp Enterprise for Zero Trust, VirusTotal for malicious content and software vulnerabilities, Chronicle security analytics and automation and the Security Command Center risk… Read more

  • Russia, China May Be Coordinating Cyber Attacks: SaaS Security Firm

    A SaaS security company says a spike in cyber attacks from Russia and China in recent weeks suggests the two countries may be coordinating their cyber efforts. SaaS Alerts, which helps managed service providers (MSPs) manage and protect customers’ SaaS apps, mentioned the finding in conjunction with the release of its annual SaaS Application Security… Read more

  • IBM Moves Into EDR Market With ReaQta Acquisition

    IBM is moving into the endpoint detection and response (EDR) market with the acquisition of ReaQta. IBM is positioning the announcement as part of its launch of an XDR product. Extended detection and response (XDR) has emerged in recent years as a unified enterprise security platform, a way for vendors to package their offerings together… Read more

  • Twitch Breach Shows the Difficulty of Cloud Security

    Cloud security is a delicate balancing act of keeping the freedoms that make migration worthwhile while also keeping a company’s data secure. A recent breach of Twitch, an Amazon-owned company, showed businesses just how difficult cloud security really is. And it’s critically important, with the average cost of a data breach in hybrid cloud environments… Read more

  • EU to Force IoT, Wireless Device Makers to Improve Security

    The European Union is poised to place more demands on manufacturers to design greater security into their wireless and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. In an amendment to the EU’s 2014 Radio Equipment Directive (RED), the European Commission noted that as wireless devices, from mobile phones to fitness trackers to smart watches, become increasingly embedded… Read more

  • Illumio Unveils CloudSecure for Zero Trust Segmentation in the Cloud

    Illumio today announced the launch of Illumio CloudSecure, an agentless solution designed to support zero trust security in public, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments. The new offering can be deployed on its own, or in combination with the company’s agent-based Illumio Core product. In an interview with eSecurity Planet, Illumio CTO and co-founder PJ Kirner said… Read more

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