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Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has made an offer to acquire UK-based cybersecurity firm Sophos for $3.9 billion. [Read More]
The BitPaymer ransomware operators were observed abusing a zero-day vulnerability in Apple’s iTunes for Windows to run code and evade detection. [Read More]
VMWare has completed its acquisition of endpoint security firm Carbon Black in an all-cash transaction for $26 per share, representing an enterprise value of $2.1 billion. [Read More]
HP acquires California-based endpoint security firm Bromium, from which it has licensed technology for its Sure Click tool. [Read More]
Microsoft has rushed to fix a bug that prevented users from running a quick scan or a full system scan with Windows Defender. [Read More]
Sophos has made its Sandboxie sandbox software free and plans on making it open source. [Read More]
FireEye releases SharPersist, a free and open source C#-based Windows persistence toolkit that can be useful to Red Teams. [Read More]
VMWare has agreed to acquire endpoint security firm Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK) in a deal representing an enterprise value of $2.1 billion. [Read More]
Cybereason, a Boston-based security firm heavily invested in machine learning and AI-based solutions, has raised a further $200 million in a Series E funding round led by SoftBank Group Corp. and its affiliates. [Read More]
Several major industrial and automation solutions providers have responded to the Wind River VxWorks vulnerabilities dubbed Urgent/11. [Read More]

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David Holmes's picture
Architects and IT security teams are looking for technology evolutions to help them manage real problems in endpoint storage and messaging.
Devon Kerr's picture
Devon Kerr explains what happened when a municipality inadvertently deployed a brand-new endpoint protection technology across a small part of their production network.
Torsten George's picture
By implementing these measures organizations can limit their exposure to remote access-based cyber threats, while supporting agile business models such as remote work and outsourced IT.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
Ninety percent of breaches may begin with an email, but today most of the action happens well after an inbound email has been scanned and delivered.
John Maddison's picture
It is essential to understand exactly what is meant by machine learning so you can quickly differentiate between those solutions that actually provide the technology you need to stay ahead in the cyber war arms race, and those capitalizing on market hype.
Jack Danahy's picture
With all of our collective focus on machine learning, we simply can’t overlook human learning’s critical role in guarding against attack and protecting the organization.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
If a particular product blocks 99% of all threats, that probably means that product fails to detect the most dangerous threat: targeted attacks.
Jack Danahy's picture
Jack Danahy, co-founder and CTO of Barkly, attempts to clarify what is and what is not machine learning in endpoint security
Markus Jakobsson's picture
Endpoint protection will never be able to catch up with “known wolves,” but machine learning and artificial perception can change the rules of engagement with models of “known good.”
Jack Danahy's picture
It seems as though competing vendors spend more of their marketing dollars describing the insufficiency of existing solutions than they do explaining the added value that their new advancements bring.