December 08, 2023, 03:38 PM EST
‘For the past five years, we’ve only invested in five, maybe six, companies a year. And because of our value proposition, we have our pick of the litter in terms of which companies we want to invest in because we typically get access based on the value that we bring,’ says Chad Cardenas, founder and CEO of The Syndicate Group, an investment firm pools small-scale funds from multiple solution providers to invest in companies they hope will become future vendor partners and at the same time provide a return on their investment.
December 02, 2022, 02:02 PM EST
Security tech providers Apiiro and Bishop Fox, big data software developers Alation and MotherDuck, and machine learning startup Galileo are among the companies that raised new financing in November, a list led by data and memory connectivity technology startup Astera Labs.
The provider of e-signature and identity authentication technologies is ‘sending the right message’ through the moves to boost its partner engagement, an executive at a top OneSpan partner tells CRN.
In the latter part of 2023, cybersecurity saw notable shifts. The Cl0p cybercriminal group, known for ransomware, gained attention with the "MOVEit hack," diverting from their usual tactics by leaking information if the ransom wasn't paid. The Mozi IoT botnet faced disruption through a discovered kill switch, prompting speculation on its origin. AI-enabled attacks targeted users of tools like ChatGPT, while Android spyware cases surged with SpinOk. Cryptocurrency threats, despite bitcoin's value rise, remained stable, but cryptostealers, notably Lumma Stealer, saw an increase. These trends underscore the dynamic and diverse nature of contemporary cybersecurity challenges.
Explore the potential impact of AI-based attacks on critical infrastructure in the cybersecurity world. While AI can be used to enhance cyber defense, it can also be leveraged for destructive purposes, posing a threat to essential systems like power grids, healthcare, and the global supply chain. Although the development of AI-generated malware is not yet advanced, AI can assist in creating convincing phishing emails, automating ransom negotiations, and improving phone scams. Governments and businesses must adapt to the evolving landscape by using AI for protection while also implementing legislation to regulate AI use and mitigate risks to critical infrastructure.
After you’ve taken basic steps to reduce your risk of zero days—for example, reviewing your access policies and implementing regular system updates—here are five more ways to strengthen your protection.
Find out more about XDR, its key benefits, what to look for when considering purchasing such a solution, and how ESET can guide you through the whole process. Explore this XDR buyer’s guide today!
This paper explores the importance of the Zero Trust concept that can help organizations become more resilient in the face of increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. The saying that organizations are only as strong as their weakest link is part of the attitude where the formula “never trust, always verify” determines your cybersecurity.
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