Media coverage

  • Autonomous detection of cyber threats

    IT-Daily, 16 August 2017

    Vectra, a provider of automated detection of ongoing cyber attacks, has received five new patents in the United States for advanced analysis of IT security automated by artificial intelligence (AI).

  • Vectra issued with five U.S. patents for artificial intelligence enhanced visibility into cyber attacker behaviour

    Security News Desk, 16 August 2017

    Oliver Tavakoli, chief technology officer of Vectra, said, “Finding the sometimes-tenuous connections across multiple machines which are part of a single attack campaign is the next AI frontier for reducing analysts’ alert fatigue and turning the tables on the attackers.”

  • The Daily Briefing

    The Cyberwire, 15 August 2017

    Vectra announced it has been awarded five United States patents for its advanced cyber security analytics capabilities automated by artificial intelligence. The issued patents help security teams identify, score and correlate individual attacker behaviors.

  • AI is key to speeding up threat detection and response

    HelpNetSecurity, 14 August 2017

    Time is the most important factor in detecting network breaches and, consequently, in containing cyber incidents and mitigating the cost of a breach.

  • How to address the cybersecurity analytics and operations skills shortage

    CSO, 10 August 2017

    Slowly but surely, large organizations are figuring out the right use cases for machine learning technologies that can help them prioritize and investigate true security incidents. Promising vendors include Vectra, are driving a lot of innovation quickly.

  • Staying ahead of the race: AI & cyber skills to track online criminals (PDF)

    SecurityBuyer, 8 August 2017

    “Leveraging the latest technologies, such as machine learning and advanced behavioural analytics, can take the weight off existing staff and automate the tracking of an attacker’s activities inside a network before an attack can wreak havoc.”

  • Gesundheitswesen als Patient in Sachen IT-Sicherheit

    ComputerWelt, 7 August 2017

    The latest Vectra Networks Attacker Behavior Industry Report highlights Health Care as a particularly vulnerable industry. It exhibits above average Command & Control operations and a high number of attempted data outflows.

  • Hackers' Revenge: Group Targets Cyber Security Analyst in Op #LeakTheAnalyst

    eSecurity Planet, 1 August 2017

    Vectra Networks head of security analytics Chris Morales said the breach is a reminder that anyone can be a victim of a cyber attack.

  • Spionage in Netzwerken der Energieanbieter

    Security Insider, 1 August 2017

    Hackers seem to have an increasing interest in the networks of energy suppliers. This is demonstrated by Ernst & Young (EY) "Electricity Survey Study Switzerland 2017" and the findings of security experts from Vectra Networks. Particularly in the structures of the IT infrastructures, the attackers seem currently interested, less in the theft of data.

  • Vectra IA met le Machine Learning au service de la détection des menaces sur le réseau, 28 July 2017

    As a starting point, the journalist emphasizes on Christophe Jolly career path’ continuity that led him back to the detection of threats on the networks, at Vectra. Christophe Jolly then highlights that IA is the trend and the future of cybersecurity, and “is able to realize things that we were not able to realize before, and with a very low complexity for users”. The journalist then introduces the company, the launch of the activity in France which corresponds with a “huge interest for our solution” points out Christophe, and the technology proposed. In the next paragraph, the journalist points out the closeness between Darktrace and Vectra, which Christophe answers by highlighting the key differences between approaches, especially the fact that Vectra machine algorithms are pre-trained and supervised which brings even more value to the solution and require very less actions for the customers”.

  • Künstliche Intelligenz und automatisierte Angriffserkennung

    InfoPoint Security, 28 July 2017

    Vectra Networks, a leading provider of automated detection of ongoing cyber attacks, and Demisto, Inc. specializing in security automation and orchestration work together.

  • Piratage de 400 000 clients UniCredit

    27 July 2017

    The Italian banking group UniCredit has revealed several successive piracy - nearly 10 months - that impacted the personal data of nearly 400,000 of its customers. A one-year delay to reveal a flaw involving customer data is very (too) long.

  • UniCredit Bank's third party leads to hack on 400,000 clients

    SC Magazine, 26 July 2017

    As the second breach that UniCredit have experienced in a year, Matt Walmseley, EMEA director for Vectra told SC, “UniCredit needs to a take hard look at its security posture as well as that of its supply chain. It must make efforts to learn and adapt to new and changing threats. Automating the way that cyber-security personnel monitor and discover hidden threats is essential to protect customer information and identities.”

  • Unicredit Reveals Double Breaches Affecting 400,000 Users

    26 July 2017

    In response to news that around 400,000 Italian bank accounts have been accessed in one of Europe’s largest data breaches, Matt Walmsley, EMEA director of Vectra, comments: “As the second breach in ten months, UniCredit needs to take hard look at its security posture as well as that of its supply chain. It must make efforts to learn and adapt to new and changing threats. Automating the way that cybersecurity personnel monitor and discover hidden threats is essential to protect customer information and identities.”

  • Security-issues caused by SSL/TLS encryption

    IT-Finanzmagazin, 24 July 2017

    UniCredit was obviously the victim of a hacker attack. Criminals were thus given access to data relating to loans through a service provider. It could affect 400,000 customers, says Vectra Networks.

  • Experts on hype, past, present, future and ethics of AI

    IDG Connect, 24 July 2017

    Sohrob Kazerounian, data scientist at Vectra talks about AI – why it is getting so much airplay today, its biggest myths, why it is being bandied about in a careless manner, what is holding back AI today and what the opportunities for AI is. He comments: “In cyber security detection, AI can be used to automatically monitor network traffic, flag suspicious behaviour or network anomalies, and alert the security team to investigate. Data traffic has grown exponentially over the last decade, making it a near-impossible task for humans to monitor the vast volume of data in real-time, 24/7. Future models of intelligent behaviour will evolve beyond the current singular activity and action model we see, to become more multi-skilled, using the notion of reward to help educate systems when they successfully evolve to understand a new function.”

  • Sicherheitslücken durch SSL/TLS-Entschlüsselung

    ComputerPartner, 24 July 2017

    Vectra Networks highlights the risks of SSL / TLS decryption and deep packet inspection by conventional IT security solutions. Thus, US-Cert issued a warning that the current method of intercepting HTTPS weakens the security of the transportation layer.

  • ‘NotPetya’ and ‘WannaCry’ cyberattacks on international government infrastructure and organisations a wake-up call

    Security News Desk, 21 July 2017

    Matt Walmsley, EMEA director of Vectra Networks, said, ‘Command and control ransomware has emerged as one of the most popular and insidious forms of ransomware… This is primarily due to the disruption it can cause and its straightforward and profitable monetisation.”

  • In an Evolving Threat Landscape, Healthcare IT Security Leaders Face the Growing Challenge of IoT Devices

    Healthcare Informatics, 21 July 2017

    As cyber attacks against the healthcare industry continue to evolve, IoMT devices are becoming a bigger target. Data security leaders at patient care organizations now see the vulnerability of IoMT as a top concern in large part because connected medical devices are proliferating in health care. “The trend is not slowing down,” Shrestha said, noting that in the first quarter of this year, healthcare faced more cyber attacks than any other industry vertical, citing data from Vectra Networks. “As you can see, we’re in the midst of an unprecedented barrage of cybersecurity attacks. The time to take action is now. The industry has recognized the challenge and is responding.”

  • The robot will see you now: AI in healthcare cybersecurity

    19 July 2017

    The growing danger posed by cyber criminals to UK healthcare is nothing to be sneezed at. In recent years network security in hospitals and other medical facilities has taken a hit due to an industry-wide cyber skills shortage, a persistent reliance on vulnerable legacy systems, and the proliferation of poorly secured internet-connected devices. For opportunistic hackers, hungry for patient data and opportunities to hold crucial devices and services hostage with ransomware, healthcare offers a lucrative and all-too-often easy venture.