prnewswire | August 26, 2020
Gartner, Inc. has recognized Terranova Security as a Security Awareness Program Platforms Representative Vendor in its 2020 Market Guide for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training (SACBT). Terranova Security, a 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice vendor for SACBT, received the Peer Insights distinction as a vendor in a market that includes ready-to-use, interactive software modules. The effectiveness of the Terranova Security Awareness Platform is based on its content delivery capabilities, sophisticated and scalable reporting metrics, integrations with broader corporate learning systems, and the ability to test and evaluate the awareness training efficacy across a given end-user population. These capabilities help global organizations tackle some of the biggest challenges for security awareness programs: measuring security awareness activities, tailoring messaging for different audiences, and building a security-centric culture.
Optiv | August 09, 2021
Optiv Security, the leading end-to-end cybersecurity solutions partner, launched its Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) offering at Black Hat USA 2021. The technology-independent offering enables clients to take rapid and decisive action against today's most critical cyberattacks and strengthen their security posture.
"Optiv MXDR brings simplicity, transparency and automation to clients' environments, enhancing existing defenses to counter known and emerging threats with confidence and speed," said David Martin, chief services officer for Optiv. "What's more, we can seamlessly leverage the power of Optiv to extend and layer the offering with a full suite of complementary services like remediation, incident response, threat hunting, and beyond."
Optiv MXDR is the only managed cloud-based, next-gen advanced threat detection and response service that ingests data across various layers of technologies to correlate, normalize, enrich, and enable automated responses to malicious activity in real-time. By automating incident investigation with actionable insights, organizations can detect threats faster and prioritize which threats to mitigate first, significantly reducing the attack surface.
"We know the threat landscape; both what's at stake and how to circumvent threat actors while significantly reducing time to detect and respond," said John Ayers, XDR vice president for Optiv. "We meet clients where they are and customize our continuously managed approach to ease the burden of the unknown and allow teams to detect, respond and remediate threats faster while also automating deeper investigation for future improvements."
Devo has been named a foundational partner in Optiv MXDR, delivering scalable, cloud-native logging and security analytics via the Devo Platform, enabling full visibility across cloud and on-premise environments for Optiv customers.
"Security teams are eager to learn more about XDR as they look to consolidate their security stack for greater efficiency and accuracy in threat detection and response," said Ted Julian, SVP of Product at Devo. "Two constraints have always stood in their way: lack of real-time access to historical data, and the inability to collect and analyze the massive data volumes associated with modern operational environments. Devo eliminates these concerns and is uniquely qualified to power solutions like Optiv's MXDR."
Optiv delivers threat management solutions to more than 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies. View the complete MXDR service brief and find out how organizations can enhance their security posture with Optiv.
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GetApp | September 29, 2021
GetApp, a recommendation engine that helps SMBs make informed software purchasing decisions, released findings from its 2021 Data Security Report. The results reveal that, regardless of industry, information security incidents have become more of a targeted threat for businesses, increasing in amount and efficacy.
Of all the security incidents identified by over 900 surveyed employees at U.S. businesses, the three most threatening incidents were: increasingly severe ransomware attacks, more effective phishing schemes, and rampant reusing of passwords.
Respondents reported phishing emails have nearly tripled in effectiveness over the past two years. Phishing emails are rapidly becoming more difficult to spot and thus far more destructive.
Over the past year, ransomware attacks have increased by 25%. Ransom demands were significantly higher than average for businesses in specific industries, such as banking and financial services and construction, with higher payouts.
The report found that password reuse is strongly associated with higher incidences of security breaches. Reported account takeovers were three times as common among people who reuse passwords as those who don’t.
Data security threats are becoming more targeted to individual victims, whether that’s a phishing scheme aimed at a specific person or ransomware attacks on a particular company.Companies must redouble security training efforts and fortify their networks to protect against today’s increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals.
Zach Capers, senior analyst at GetApp.
Alarmingly, 23% of the IT security managers surveyed say their company doesn’t have protocols in place to report a suspected cyberattack and 33% don’t have a formal cybersecurity incident response plan. Read the in-depth report for further insight regarding sensitive data, cyberattacks, and how your industry is keeping up with data security needs.
GetApp is the recommendation engine SMBs need to make the right software choice. GetApp enables SMBs to achieve their mission by delivering the tailored, data-driven recommendations and insights needed to make informed software purchasing decisions. GetApp is a Gartner company. For more information, visit www.getapp.com.
GetApp’s 2021 Data Security Survey was conducted from August 20 to August 24 among 973 respondents to learn more about data security at U.S. businesses. Respondents were screened for full-time employment and 90 identified as their organization’s IT security manager.