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Ransomware - increase in sophistication and volume

The Q3 2021 report revealed a 4.5% increase in CVEs associated with ransomware and a 3.4% increase in ransomware families compared to Q2 2021.

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IT Professionals see 81% increase in cyber threats since global pandemic

“Everything shortage” this holiday season – creating perfect catalyst for cyber threats to supply chain and ecommerce.

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Cybercriminals increase retail attacks

Monthly bot attacks on retail websites rose 13% in 2021.

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Netscout launches Omnis Cyber Intelligence

Enters the security market with groundbreaking cyber intelligence technology.

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Outpost24 acquires Specops for enhanced user security

Outpost24, an innovator in identifying and managing cybersecurity exposure, has acquired Specops Software, a leading provider of password management and user authentication solution, as well as securing another SEK 50 million funding from Swedbank Robur and Alcur Fonder.

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ExtraHop introduces decryption and threat detection capabilities for Microsoft environments

ExtraHop has expanded decryption support for Microsoft authentication and application protocols, providing high-fidelity detection of malicious activity associated with nearly two-thirds of the most exploited network protocols.

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Snyk to acquire CloudSkiff

Snyk has agreed to acquire CloudSkiff, creators of the leading open source tool for drift detection, driftctl.

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Quantum introduces Scalar Ransom Block

New feature can be initiated remotely and instantly, ensures data stored on tape is completely offline and secure, provides ultimate level of data security for cyber-resilient archives.

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Lack of controls and visibility - a major security risk

80 percent of organisations report employee misuse or abuse of access to business applications.

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CrowdStrike to acquire SecureCircle

CrowdStrike announces acquisition of SecureCircle to enable customers to gain visibility and control of how data is downloaded, used and shared via the endpoint.

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Metallic launches Security IQ

Metallic Data Management-as-a-Service (DMaaS) adds advanced security insights and capabilities across its entire award-winning data portfolio.

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One vendor approach to cloud is 'dead'

According to the results of IBM's new global study on cloud transformation there has been a drastic shift in business needs as only 3% of respondents (1% in the UK) reported using a single private or public cloud in 2021, down from 29% (UK 41%) in 2019 – establishing hybrid cloud as the dominant IT architecture.

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Clavister completes Omen Technologies acquisition

Clavister, a leader in European carrier-grade cybersecurity solutions for mission-critical applications, has completed the strategic acquisition of Omen Technologies AB – a provider of a highly innovative AI-driven cybersecurity technology – to enhance the company’s portfolio and to tap into the fast-growing AI market. A purchase price of 15 MSEK will be paid with MSEK 3.15 in cash and with MSEK 11,85 in newly issued shares in Clavister. Clavister has today in a separate press release announced preliminary financial information for the third quarter to enable the execution of the acquisition.

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Beyond Encryption’s email security system selected by HSBC Security Services

Mailock, Beyond Encryption’s (BE) email security system, has been selected by HSBC Security Services as part of a digital solution provided by Paragon Customer Communications to assist HSBC in building enhanced digital relationships with their customers.

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The year of ransomware continues

148% surge in global ransomware attacks (470 million) year to date, making 2021 the worst year SonicWall has ever recorded.

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Videos

Addigy’s Founder and CEO, Jason Dettbarn, explains how Apple devices are attracting increasing levels of security attacks, and what measures the company takes to counter these threats, as well as outlining how Addigy can help its customers to be confident and secure when using its Apple-based solutions.
Dob Todorov, CEO and Co-founder of HeleCloud, talks though the company’s recent acquisition by SoftwareONE - optimistic that both organisations and their respective customer bases will see some major benefits as the Cloud continues to grow in importance as the post-pandemic business world seeks to address the challenges and opportunities of hybrid digital transformation.
Jorn Wittendorp, Founder and CEO of Ydentic, explains how the company’s platform helps MSPs and their customers to optimise the management of workplaces, accounts, access rights and passwords from one, central location. The company is expanding from its Netherlands base, looking to develop partners in Germany, the UK and the Nordics.
Richard May, Managing Director of VirtualDCS, offers some great insights as to the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as it seeks to help its customers address their business continuity/disaster recovery needs. In a market where many continue to hold on to the ‘comfort’ of legacy applications, Richard believes that the VirtualDCS CloudCover solutions portfolio, built around the company’s longstanding partnership with Veeam, offers a great opportunity for Channel companies to make a real difference when it comes to providing optimised BC/DR.

Expert Opinions

Catherine Gull, Head of Private Network Sales at Cellnex UK, explains why enterprises should look to private networks to unlock digital transformation in the workplace, facilitating the fourth industrial revolution and opening up a world of new possibilities in a fast-moving digital era.
By Stuart Green, Cloud Security Architect at Check Point Software Technologies.
By Lyndon Hedderly, director, customer solutions, Confluent.
By Gareth Beanland, Infinidat.