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How easy is it to hack an ATM? Probably easier than you think, according to cybersecurity expert Fred Mastrippolito and Peter Quach, project manager at Polito Inc., a cybersecurity company that recently tested new ATM machines for a banking client. The Polito team discussed that experience during a recent AppGuard webinar and revealed some surprising […]

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Anyone who hoped 2019 would bring a break in the pattern of rising data breach risks will be disappointed to learn that the first quarter of this year set new records in the worst way. A recent TechRepublic article notes “a record-breaking number of data breaches that exposed billions of documents to theft”  — the […]

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By Maitland Muse, Vice President of Channels & Strategic Alliances There’s a saying in politics: never let a crisis go to waste. It’s true in business too, and the current cybersecurity crisis presents an opportunity for every company that provides connected services. High-profile data breaches are affecting businesses across all industries, including automakers, hospitality brands, […]

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Cybersecurity costs keep going up as threats proliferate and companies spend more on endpoint detection and response (EDR) and security information and event management (SIEM) solutions. CISOs add new solutions in response to emerging threats, creating complex, layered defenses. But despite a huge investment of time and money, breaches keep happening. Last month, a threat […]

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Posted on Jun 18, 2019

While attending the recent AppGuard CISO Summit in Colorado, an executive from a major financial corporation mentioned that he had just completed an enterprise wide purchase of the latest and greatest “next-gen” EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) tool.

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Russian hacker collective known as Fxmsp claimed to have breached three major U.S.-based antivirus companies. MeriTalk sat down with Maitland Muse to better understand the ramifications this news on Federal agencies and everyday end-users:

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Cyber defenders for cities are stuck between a rock and a ticking time bomb. One city after another falls prey to a growing number of attackers. Those not yet struck await what seems inevitable. Let’s see what we can learn from baltimore’s recent attack:

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Posted on May 1, 2019

Microsoft’s endpoint security acquisitions and release of an agent for MacOS clearly signal Microsoft’s intent to be regarded as a full-fledged enterprise endpoint protection platform (EPP). In many ways, these capabilities are better than what other like-vendors offers. Let’s look at what enterprise anti-malware solution seekers should know about Microsoft’s capabilities. Years ago, Microsoft’s application […]

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Posted on Apr 16, 2019

But with AppGuard, you can patch at your own pace. Patch management is a growing problem for IT/Sec-Ops teams. A Ponemon survey report [PDF] describes the scale of the patch management challenge. Surveyed cybersecurity professionals reported that attack volumes were up 15 percent and attack severity had increased 24 percent. But in 57 percent of […]

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Posted on Apr 9, 2019

So, the 2019 RSA Conference, which wrapped up on March 8, was an event to remember. As we predicted in a post before the event, many new entrants to the growing cybersecurity field participated this year, and we were excited to learn more about what partners and competitors are offering. The exhibition hall had more […]

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