The latest best practices and technologies for securing endpoints.

  • Cybersecurity ‘Vaccines’ Emerge as Ransomware, Vulnerability Defense

    Cybersecurity vaccines are emerging as a new tool to defend against threats like ransomware and zero-day vulnerabilities. Cybersecurity firms have released “vaccines” in recent days to protect against the widely used STOP ransomware strain and the new Apache Log4Shell vulnerability. Germany-based G Data CyberDefense released software designed to trick the STOP ransomware variant into believing… Read more

  • MITRE Expands Security Testing to Services, Deception Tools & More

    MITRE is moving beyond its well-regarded endpoint security evaluations and will soon be testing other security services and products. MITRE recently issued a call for participation for ATT&CK Evaluations for Managed Services, designed to reveal how managed security service providers (MSSPs) and managed detection and response (MDR) respond to adversarial attacks. Except unlike its Enterprise… Read more

  • Bitdefender vs. McAfee: Consumer & Enterprise Endpoint Security Software Compared

    Endpoint security software is designed to detect, avert, and eradicate malware on endpoint devices like desktop computers, laptops, network servers, and mobile phones. Endpoint security solutions are available in three forms—personal, small and mid-sized business (SMB), and enterprise use. Enterprises are constantly scaling to meet growing customer needs—with an explosion of endpoints and data, it… Read more

  • Top Secure Email Gateway Solutions

    Email is typically the channel through which ransomware and malware are unleashed upon the enterprise. Phishing scams use it to compromise networks. Executives are conned by fake emails into sending funds to the wrong places – or worse, giving up their privileged credentials. Employees are duped into clicking on malicious email attachments and links. A… Read more

  • Cybersecurity Mesh, Decentralized Identity Lead Emerging Security Technology: Gartner

    New cybersecurity buzzwords are always in abundance at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, and the concepts that took center stage this week, like cybersecurity mesh and decentralized identity, seem well suited for new threats that have exploded onto the scene in the last year. Gartner analyst Ruggero Contu noted that security risks are… Read more

  • HTML Smuggling Techniques on the Rise: Microsoft

    Bad actors are increasingly using a technique called HTML smuggling to deliver ransomware and other malicious code in email campaigns aimed at financial services firms and other organizations, according to Microsoft researchers. In a blog post, the company’s Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team wrote that the highly evasive technique, which is used to deploy… Read more

  • The Best Wi-Fi 6 Routers Secure and Fast Enough for Business

    Remote work and home offices were an afterthought until the COVID-19 pandemic. They were then vaulted to the forefront of security concerns so quickly that security and IT teams were caught off guard. Now, remote work is likely here to stay even after the pandemic is gone. That means that the temporary solutions put in… Read more

  • McAfee’s Consumer Business to Be Acquired by Private Equity Groups

    The McAfee consumer security business, which trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol MCFE, will be going private in a deal valued at more than $14 billion. McAfee had sold its Enterprise business just a few months ago, to a private consortium led by Symphony Technology Group (STG) – and McAfee Enterprise was subsequently merged… 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

  • CrowdStrike vs Symantec: Top EDR Solutions Compared

    Buyers looking for an endpoint security solution often compare CrowdStrike and Symantec, and while both vendors made our top endpoint detection and response (EDR) product list, they’re very different security products that will likely appeal to buyers with different goals in mind. Here’s a look at both EDR products, how they compare, and their ideal… Read more

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