Media coverage

  • Rise of the machines: cognitive computers in cybersecurity

    InfoSecurity, 19 July 2017

    Oliver Tavakoli, CTO of Vectra Networks, said “Human experts have an increasingly important role to play in this process of protecting customers, in tandem with machine learning… We humans have creativity, empathy, emotion, physicality and insight that can be mixed with powerful AI combination – affording the ability to contextualize large amounts of data”

  • Sicherheitslücken durch SSL/TLS-Entschlüsselung

    IT-Daily, 19 July 2017

    Vectra Networks highlights the risks of SSL / TLS decryption and deep packet inspection by conventional IT security solutions. Thus, US-Cert (U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team) has issued a warning that the current method of intercepting HTTPS (HTTPS Interception) weakens the security of the transport layer (TLS).

  • Automatisierung unverzichtbar für sicheren IT-Betrieb

    IT-Daily, 17 July 2017

    Automation in IT is skeptically assessed in many IT departments, according to a recent study by Techconsult. Numerous employees are concerned about the reduction of jobs when standard processes are automated. Vectra Networks is strongly opposed to this thesis. The IT security company, which specializes in machine learning and artificial intelligence, sees automation as much more than an indispensable element in an economical and secure IT operation.

  • Cisco Through The Looking-Glass Of Meta-Vision

    Seeking Alpha, 7 July 2017

    Moreover, ETA is not new. Another company, Vectra Networks, has released a similar product in 2015.

  • Cisco expands its security offer

    Le Mag IT, Valéry Marchive, 5 July 2017

    Tone of the article is neutral to positive about the Cisco ETA new offer. The journalist mentioned that « in a blog post, Vectra Networks has reacted with being particularly critical. This young start-up specialist in the detection of weak signals on the network estimates that to maintain up to date this model of malicious encrypted traffic, Cisco will need to collect an extensive volume of samples”.

  • Report on the Protection of the Constitution analysis cyber attacks

    IT-Daily, 5 July 2017

    The new “Report on the Protection of the Constitution” highlights the diversity and increase of politically motivated cyber attacks on German organizations. The most devastating attacks are targeted and in which the criminals have to find only one loophole to get into the network, where they are undisturbed and can do a lot of harm.

  • GDPR-compliance by artificial intelligence

    Funkschau, 29 June 2017

    As an indispensable technical means to meet the requirements of the EU-GDPR, security experts use platforms for automated threat detection based on machine learning and artificial intelligence.

  • Cyber criminals learn from each other

    Manage IT, 29 June 2017

    Gérard Bauer, VP of EMEA at Vectra Networks, explains how cyber criminals learn from each other and how businesses should react to make sure they become more safe.

  • The spread of the Petya global ransomware attack

    Information Security Buzz, 29 June 2017

    "The attacker just needs to succeed once and the attack surface is too large," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. "By adding worm-like spreading to PetWrap, the attacker has created a pyramid scheme that encrypts the boot record of the computer, not just the files."

  • Le point sur la nouvelle attaque de ransomware

    ITR News, 28 June 2017

    La surface d'attaque des réseaux d'entreprises est si large qu'il est impossible de sécuriser 100% le périmètre, explique Christophe Jolly, directeur chez Vectra. En ajoutant une extension PetWrap à l'attaque, la cybercriminalité a créé un schéma pyramidal qui crypte l'ordinateur dès qu'une session utilisateur commence.

  • Cyberkriminelle lernen voneinander: Unternehmen noch nicht!

    IT Daily, 28 June 2017

    Der gegenwärtige Angriff scheint eine Variante von Petya zu sein - auch bekannt als Goldeneye - kombiniert die Eigenschaften von Petya und WannaCry: Missbrauch einer Windows-Anfälligkeit im Zusammenhang mit einer wurmähnlichen Ausbreitung, sagt Gerard Bauer, VP von EMEA bei Vectra.

  • Ransomware-Attacke „Petya“ alarmiert Unternehmen

    IT Daily, 28 June 2017

    Ähnliche Malware - wie WannaCry und Conficker -, die in früheren Angriffen verwendet wurden, hat sich wie ein Wurm verbreitet und wurde in den ersten Stadien der Angriffe von künstlichen Intelligenzsystemen erkannt und gestoppt, sagt Gerard Bauer, VP von EMEA bei Vectra.

  • Silicon Valley companies assess ongoing cyber threats

    ABC News, 27 June 2017

    AI company Vectra has seen more demand for its software in recent years. "Have a strategy to stop as much as you can, but you better complement that strategy very, very thoroughly, with technologies that are going to help you and address the breach when they inevitably occur," explained Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth.

  • Chernobyl nuclear power plant hit by 'Petya' ransomware attack causing havoc across the globe

    Mirror, 27 June 2017

    U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck, law firm DLA Piper, Netherlands-based shipping company TNT and Spanish food giant Mondelez - whose brands include Oreo and Toblerone - have also been compromised as part of the global hack.

  • Major new cyberattack unfolding in Europe

    San Diego Union Tribune, 27 June 2017

    “By the time you find one infected machine, you can assume dozens more have been infected, turning this into a light-speed game of whack-a-mole from a security perspective,” said Chris Morales, head of cybersecurity at Vectra. “The NSA designed these tools to specifically bypass existing security solutions.”

  • Tools that increase IT efficiency pave the way for digital transformation

    Network World, 27 June 2017

    “Few tools let you distill cybersecurity event information to a level where a Tier-1 analyst can make a meaningful decision in five minutes,” says Daniel Basile, executive director of the security operations center at the Texas A&M University System. “With Vectra, we are able to obtain this.”

  • Government vs. tech: The question of encryption is a battle to infinity

    Teiss, 27 June 2017

    "There is device encryption and app encryption," Vectra CTO Oliver Tavakoli points out. "There are privacy issues with backdoors. The fact is that can you cannot keep control of it so only governments can have access to it. And there is also the question of which governments?"

  • Vectra identifies healthcare as the industry most highly targeted by cyber attacks

    Care and Nursing Magazine, 26 June 2017

    Healthcare is the most frequently targeted industry, with 164 threats detected per 1,000 host devices, followed by education and media, which had 145 and 123 detections per 1,000 host devices, respectively. The food and beverage industry was the least targeted industry with 17 detections per 1,000 hosts.

  • Will AI solve our cybersecurity crisis?

    HPE, 23 June 2017

    “AI does provide some opportunities for defenders to get out ahead of attackers by being in customer environments before the attacker arrives and being able to observe the normal ebb and flow of everyday traffic,” says CTO Oliver Tavakoli from Vectra, a maker of AI-based threat detection and response systems.

  • AI and machine learning are the future of cybersecurity but don’t expect the Terminator yet

    Teiss, 23 June 2017

    But what of cyber security? Would it be possible to automate tasks and sweeps to machines? spoke to Oliver Tavakoli, CTO of Vectra Networks to find out how they have been putting machine learning towards the task of gate-keeping. How and why did Vectra get into the machine learning and AI space?