Media coverage

  • Die it-sa 2018 in Bildern

    Industry of Things, 15 October 2018

    Vectra setzt dort an, wo viele Security-Lösungen wie Virenscanner oder Firewall bereits versagt haben. Die Lösung ist in der Lage, Auffälligkeiten im Netzwerk zu erkennen und dann Alarm zu schlagen. Gartner stuft Vectra Networks damit als „visionär“ im Bereich Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems ein. Auf der ITSA stand das Unternehmen mit den Themen ML und KI im Mittelpunkt.

  • Costly cryptojacking overtakes ransomware in the enterprise threat stakes

    SC Media, 11 October 2018

    Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, warns that the enterprise must tighten up software supply chain assurance and balance the risks and rewards of internet access and browser controls. "Organizations need to balance that against constraining legitimate organizational digital activities," he says.

  • Startup firms at the age of growing cybercrimes

    Hacker Combat Community, 10 October 2018

    "Startups that are just features and aren’t acquired may not have a chair when the music stops playing," says Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth. "If you do the due diligence and pay attention, you can find some real gems that you want to return to."

  • Multi-pronged approach to tackle cyberskills gap

    TechCentral, 10 October 2018

    “Over time, enterprise has built technologies and bolted them on, and there is a way that you can remove the layers with AI, because it is a big data analysis — taking what all of these various components are doing as part of the evolution and really bringing it back into one product,” says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra.

  • IA peut créer de plus de valeur pour les RSSI et leurs organisations

    Global Security Mag, 9 October 2018

    “Les logiciels malveillants opportunistes tels que les ransomwares et les cryptominers sont désormais des menaces courantes, et les attaques avancées ciblées restent les plus dangereuses et les plus difficiles à gérer et à atténuer pour les entreprises,” dit Gregory Cardiet de Vectra.

  • Seven best practices for working with cybersecurity startups

    CSO, 9 October 2018

    An acquisition by a larger company can be both a good and a bad thing for a startup and its customers. "Startups that are just features and aren’t acquired may not have a chair when the music stops playing — and may have to shut their doors," says Hitesh Sheth, CEO at Vectra.

  • Cybersicherheit entwickelt sich zum Wettrennen

    IT Daily, 8 October 2018

    „Oberflächlich betrachtet, mag diese Malware extrem erscheinen, aber sie ist an sich lediglich eine Kombination aus bestehenden Methoden von Cyberangreifern,” sagt Gerard Bauer, Vice President EMEA bei Vectra. „Sie umfasst den gesamten Lebenszyklus eines Angriffs – von der Infektion bis zur Datenvernichtung.”

  • Tools for managing cyberthreats to manufacturing

    Advanced Manufacturing, 8 October 2018

    "The manufacturing industry exhibits higher than normal rates of cyberattack reconnaissance and lateral movement activity," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. "This is due to the rapid convergence of enterprise IT and operational technology (OT) networks, combined with the lack of security for IIoT devices."

  • Russian hackers targeted Cancer Research UK and other British businesses

    The Telegraph, 8 October 2018

    Magecart, an anonymous Russian group of cyber criminals, tried to steal the card details of people in the UK who had brought items through the cancer charity’s online gift shop. Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra, warned that charities are an “irresistible target” to hackers because they process large numbers of online payments.

  • Teach your AI well: A potential new bottleneck for cybersecurity

    Dark Reading, 8 October 2018

    "Machine learning allows us as defenders to adapt much more quickly in real-time to threats that are constantly changing," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. "What machine learning is good at doing is learning over time and adapting. As environments change, the machine can start to change."

  • L’intelligence artificielle au secours de la cybersécurité

    Silicon, 5 October 2018

    «Ce que l’IA sait bien faire, c’est lire des paquets réseaux à grande vitesse et les comparer à des modèles de comportement, complète Grégory Cardiet, ingénieur avant-vente de Vectra. Est-ce que cette machine a un comportement d’attaque ? Certains malwares sont inconnus au bataillon. Ils n’ont été créés que pour ce client, le vol d’information est silencieux.»

  • Cold boot attack method leaves laptops vulnerable

    ITProToday, 4 October 2018

    “A proper response should include the revocation of credentials and user access from that system," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. "This works if the proper response policy is in place and users know to respond quickly to IT before potential access and compromise occurs.”

  • Pumping the brakes on artificial intelligence

    Threatpost, 3 October 2018

    “AI is pretty complex, built around processing large amounts of data and learning from it,” explains Vectra CTO Oliver Tavakoli. “There are hundreds of thousands of lines of code behind AI interfaces and entities – and some are even neural networks that are not totally understandable by the people that created them."

  • Cisco Talos spotted 18 vulnerabilities in Foxit PDF Reader, eight in Atlantis World Processor

    SC Media, 2 October 2018

    "We will see more attack vectors that exploit software users," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. "We must assume vulnerabilities exist and will be exploited” He recommends focusing more on detecting threats in real time and responding rapidly to reduce the impact of vulnerabilities.

  • Facebook's data breach: Will it be the first test of GDPR?

    Security Now, 2 October 2018

    "A lot of content that users post on Facebook is shared publicly and cannot be classified as private information," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. "This data breach is different than leaking your personal credit card, health information, or even your personal browsing history."

  • Dogcall RAT links NOKKI malware with Reaper Group – indicators provided

    SC Media, 2 October 2018

    "The analysis and identification of signatures for the initial infection is always behind the threat becoming known and out in the wild," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra. "It’s not enough to build stronger defenses. Motivated and well-resourced attackers will always find a way given enough time and persistence."

  • Industry experts comment on Facebook security breach

    Intelligent CISO, 1 October 2018

    “There aren’t many details on this as of yet, but what we do know is that the attackers manipulated a flaw in the ‘view as’ feature of Facebook to acquire user access tokens that would allow a person to log into user accounts," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

  • Facebook security breach: Social media giant likely to escape $1.6 billion fine

    Verdict, 1 October 2018

    "This particular software flaw compromise “isn’t surprising,“ says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. "All code has these forms of flaw that allow unintended use of software, and the more complex the software gets the more likely these type of flaws exist."

  • 50 million Facebook accounts exposed due to software vulnerability

    Security Now, 28 September 2018

    "All code has these forms of flaws that allow the unintended use of software," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. "The more complex the software gets, the more likely these types of flaws will exist."

  • Is Hola safe to use? No.

    VPN Guru, 28 September 2018

    “While analyzing Hola, Vectra Threat Labs researchers found that in addition to behaving like a botnet, Hola contains a variety of capabilities that almost appear to be designed to enable a targeted, human-driven cyber attack on the network in which a Hola user’s machine resides.”